Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Principal Architect was £800 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Principal Architect
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 601 623
Rank change year-on-year -24 +22 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 10 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.040% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.042% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
London median daily rate £800 £600 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £570 £525 £675
90th Percentile £1,000 £700 £835
England median daily rate £650 £650 £594
% change year-on-year - +9.47% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Principal Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Principal Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Architect in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Architect in London

Principal Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +2 2 £800 +23.08% 3
Principal Architect
England

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) React
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (20.00%) Big Data
3 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 2 (20.00%) SOLID
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum

Principal Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
1 2 (20.00%) React
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) SOLID
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) API Development
4 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) AppSense
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (10.00%) Pega
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Trend Micro
2 1 (10.00%) VMware