The median contractor rate for a Principal Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Architect
UK / England
Rank 564 583 594
Rank change year-on-year +19 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 2 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.065% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.068% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 6
Median daily rate £588 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £525 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £750 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Principal Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in England

Principal Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Architect in England

Principal Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London +16 2 £588 -4.08% 4
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the England region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
1 8 (42.11%) Logical Data Model
2 7 (36.84%) Big Data
2 7 (36.84%) Hadoop
3 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 6 (31.58%) Business Transformation
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (26.32%) Physical Data Model
4 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (21.05%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) DB2
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (21.05%) Data Management
5 4 (21.05%) Taxonomies
5 4 (21.05%) Ontologies
5 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
5 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
5 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (21.05%) HBase
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (15.79%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.26%) FileNet
2 1 (5.26%) Mule
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Multicast
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 7 (36.84%) Big Data
2 7 (36.84%) Hadoop
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
4 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (21.05%) DB2
4 4 (21.05%) HBase
4 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) SAS EBI
6 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
6 1 (5.26%) Power BI
6 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
3 3 (15.79%) JSON
3 3 (15.79%) Middleware
4 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) Dropwizard
5 1 (5.26%) Guava
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js
5 1 (5.26%) React
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) WSDL
5 1 (5.26%) XML Messaging
5 1 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Taxonomies
3 3 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (10.53%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) CESG
5 1 (5.26%) iPad
5 1 (5.26%) iPhone
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) AIX
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
1 8 (42.11%) Logical Data Model
2 6 (31.58%) Business Transformation
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) Physical Data Model
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
4 4 (21.05%) Data Management
4 4 (21.05%) Ontologies
4 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 3 (15.79%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Microservices
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCIE
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CITP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) IISP
2 1 (5.26%) MBCS
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Teradata
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Mercator
3 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.26%) Netezza
3 1 (5.26%) Vertica
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