The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Solution Architect
Rank 641 639 601
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £638 £588 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% +3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £578 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £598 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £588 £580
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +1.29%
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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Principal Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principal Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Principal Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 -8 9 £638 -
Yorkshire - 5 £650 -
Leeds - 5 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £650 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 -
North East - 3 £450 -
London -2 1 £638 -

Principal Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Principal Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Solr
3 3 (18.75%) Scala
3 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (18.75%) Publishing
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Video on Demand
3 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
3 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 3 (18.75%) Node.js
3 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Media
3 3 (18.75%) HBase
3 3 (18.75%) Office 365
3 3 (18.75%) Big Data
3 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (18.75%) Ansible
3 3 (18.75%) SaltStack
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark

Principal Solutions 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 3 (18.75%) Apache Pig
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Solr
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
1 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
1 3 (18.75%) DataStax
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (18.75%) HBase
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
1 3 (18.75%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Digital Media
1 3 (18.75%) Public Cloud
1 3 (18.75%) Video on Demand
2 2 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Presales
2 3 (18.75%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) SFIA
3 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CLAS
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SaltStack
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle