The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 584 548 580
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £600 - £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 4 £600 - 6
London -33 2 £663 - 2
South East - 2 £450 - 3
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
West Wales - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Architect in their job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) HTML5
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
4 4 (21.05%) Product Management
4 4 (21.05%) International Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
4 4 (21.05%) Apache
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (10.53%) Spring

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) International Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) HTML5
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) Struts
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) EJB
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
1 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
1 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
2 4 (21.05%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (21.05%) Product Management
2 4 (21.05%) SOA
3 3 (15.79%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Business Development
5 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCSP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) Vertica
3 1 (5.26%) Talend
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco