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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 618 650 633
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 39 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.020% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 5
Median daily rate £650 £588 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £466 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £588 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.63% +56.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 27 September 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 20 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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +58 39 £650 +22.64% 11
North West - 22 £663 - 1
Warrington - 11 £675 -
Cheshire - 11 £675 - 1
London 0 7 £638 - 5
South East +20 4 £588 +10.84% 1
Manchester - 4 £563 -
Berkshire +11 3 £600 +13.20%
South West +8 3 £700 +68.67% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £700 -
Yorkshire - 3 £625 -
Swindon - 3 £700 -
Sheffield - 2 £613 -
Newbury - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £613 -
Kent - 1 £575 -
Reading - 1 £600 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £575 -
Leeds - 1 £625 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £625 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 17 (25.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.21%) Java
5 12 (18.18%) Big Data
6 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 11 (16.67%) Oracle
7 10 (15.15%) MongoDB
7 10 (15.15%) Data Architecture
7 10 (15.15%) Retail
7 10 (15.15%) Load Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Middleware
8 9 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
9 8 (12.12%) Open Source
9 8 (12.12%) Service Management
9 8 (12.12%) XML
9 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (10.61%) Unix
10 7 (10.61%) SOA
10 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
10 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
11 6 (9.09%) Business Transformation
11 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (9.09%) Microservices
11 6 (9.09%) Presales
11 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.09%) Degree
11 6 (9.09%) Marketing

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 4 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.55%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Pig
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Network Security
1 5 (7.58%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.06%) LAN
2 4 (6.06%) WAN
2 4 (6.06%) Wireless
3 3 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) HTTP
4 1 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) Big Data
2 10 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
5 6 (9.09%) DB2
5 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.58%) Apache Hive
6 5 (7.58%) Hadoop
6 5 (7.58%) HBase
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
8 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (3.03%) DataStax
9 2 (3.03%) MySQL
10 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.52%) Informix
10 1 (1.52%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Retail
3 6 (9.09%) Marketing
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Local Government
6 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) Middleware
2 8 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (6.06%) Node.js
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.55%) J2EE
4 3 (4.55%) JMS
4 3 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (3.03%) .NET
5 2 (3.03%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.52%) Dropwizard
6 1 (1.52%) Java EE
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.52%) React
6 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Visualisation
4 4 (6.06%) CESG
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.03%) Ontologies
6 2 (3.03%) Social Media
6 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 2 (3.03%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.52%) RIA
7 1 (1.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Unix
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Enterprise Architecture
2 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.15%) Data Architecture
4 10 (15.15%) Load Testing
5 8 (12.12%) Open Source
5 8 (12.12%) Service Management
6 7 (10.61%) SOA
6 7 (10.61%) TOGAF
7 6 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 6 (9.09%) Microservices
7 6 (9.09%) Presales
7 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.58%) Network Architecture
8 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) SDLC
9 4 (6.06%) Data Management
9 4 (6.06%) Migration
9 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) CCIE
4 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.06%) CISSP
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) MBA
5 3 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (4.55%) CITP
5 3 (4.55%) IISP
5 3 (4.55%) MBCS
6 2 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.52%) CCDE
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP
7 1 (1.52%) CCSA
7 1 (1.52%) CCSE
7 1 (1.52%) CLAS
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SEPA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) vCloud
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) IBM
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) webMethods
5 2 (3.03%) F5
5 2 (3.03%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.52%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.52%) hybris
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.52%) Pega
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
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Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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