The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 602 604 575
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 24 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.016% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 10
Average daily rate £575 £522 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.07% -12.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £713 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £500 £650
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 21 £563 +7.68% 9
South East +25 10 £575 +9.52% 1
London +12 9 £525 - 2
Hampshire +11 7 £575 +15.00%
Fareham -2 5 £600 +20.00%
Winchester - 2 £550 -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
Reading -4 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (23.53%) LAN
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.59%) MPLS
3 6 (17.65%) Service Management
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) VLAN
4 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
4 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 5 (14.71%) NetApp
4 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 5 (14.71%) Microservices
4 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (14.71%) Multicast
4 5 (14.71%) NAS
5 4 (11.76%) Docker
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps
5 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.76%) SOA
5 4 (11.76%) UML
5 4 (11.76%) CRM
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Data Integration
6 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) Mule
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) LAN
2 7 (20.59%) MPLS
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
3 5 (14.71%) Multicast
3 5 (14.71%) NAS
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) RSVP
4 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) AMQP
5 1 (2.94%) FTP
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) MVNO
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) OLAP
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) DbUnit
1 1 (2.94%) jMock
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
1 1 (2.94%) Mockito
1 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.94%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Java EE
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) Kafka
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.94%) PowerMock
3 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.94%) Servlets
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) Struts
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (17.65%) Service Management
2 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (14.71%) Microservices
3 4 (11.76%) CRM
3 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) SOA
3 4 (11.76%) UML
4 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.82%) High Availability
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) ArchiMate
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.88%) Kanban
5 2 (5.88%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) CCIE
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SEPA
2 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.94%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco
2 5 (14.71%) NetApp
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) ATG
5 2 (5.88%) Demandware
5 2 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (5.88%) hybris
5 2 (5.88%) Teradata
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Software AG
6 1 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (2.94%) Talend
6 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) webMethods
6 1 (2.94%) WSO2