The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Architect
UK
Rank 578 607 599
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 4 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.039% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.042% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 5
Median daily rate £565 £650 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +23.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £565 £625 £525
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Principal Architect in the job title.

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK.

Principal Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 4 £565 -9.60% 4
South East +11 2 £565 -3.82% 2
London +6 2 £575 -17.85%
Hampshire +8 1 £650 +8.33%
Fareham -15 1 £650 +8.33%
West Sussex - 1 £565 -
Surrey - 1 £565 -
Kent - 1 £565 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Principal Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
3 12 (23.53%) Business Transformation
3 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (23.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (23.53%) Load Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 11 (21.57%) Open Source
4 11 (21.57%) Logical Data Model
4 11 (21.57%) Big Data
5 10 (19.61%) Hadoop
6 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (17.65%) Middleware
6 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 9 (17.65%) SOA
6 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 9 (17.65%) Oracle
7 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
7 8 (15.69%) Web Services
7 8 (15.69%) XML
7 8 (15.69%) Unix
7 8 (15.69%) Data Management
7 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
7 8 (15.69%) Physical Data Model
8 7 (13.73%) Microservices
8 7 (13.73%) Data Governance
8 7 (13.73%) HBase
8 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
8 7 (13.73%) Apache Hive
8 7 (13.73%) Relational Database

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.88%) SAS
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) FileNet
4 1 (1.96%) Mule
4 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 6 (11.76%) LAN
2 6 (11.76%) Network Security
2 6 (11.76%) WAN
2 6 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) BGP
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Multicast
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
2 11 (21.57%) Big Data
3 10 (19.61%) Hadoop
4 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
5 7 (13.73%) Apache Hive
5 7 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (13.73%) DB2
5 7 (13.73%) HBase
5 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
5 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.88%) SAS EBI
7 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (1.96%) Power BI
7 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Middleware
2 8 (15.69%) Web Services
2 8 (15.69%) XML
3 6 (11.76%) J2EE
3 6 (11.76%) JSON
4 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.92%) Spring
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.96%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.96%) Guava
6 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.96%) Java EE
6 1 (1.96%) Node.js
6 1 (1.96%) React
6 1 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) WSDL
6 1 (1.96%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (23.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (11.76%) Ontologies
2 6 (11.76%) Taxonomies
3 5 (9.80%) Visualisation
4 4 (7.84%) CESG
5 3 (5.88%) User Experience
6 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Unix
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Business Transformation
2 12 (23.53%) Data Modelling
2 12 (23.53%) Load Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Logical Data Model
3 11 (21.57%) Open Source
4 9 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 9 (17.65%) SOA
5 8 (15.69%) Data Management
5 8 (15.69%) Physical Data Model
6 7 (13.73%) Data Architecture
6 7 (13.73%) Data Governance
6 7 (13.73%) Microservices
6 7 (13.73%) Service Management
6 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
7 6 (11.76%) Data Acquisition
7 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Security Architecture
8 5 (9.80%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (7.84%) CISSP
4 4 (7.84%) CITP
4 4 (7.84%) IISP
4 4 (7.84%) MBCS
5 3 (5.88%) CCIE
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.92%) CCNP
6 2 (3.92%) CISM
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) webMethods
3 2 (3.92%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) Cognos
4 1 (1.96%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Mercator
4 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.96%) Netezza
4 1 (1.96%) Pega
4 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.96%) Vertica
Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Salary: Negotiable
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