The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - - 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £613 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+104.16% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £52.72
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.37%
Principal Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
291 465 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.87% 94.51% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 288 258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 54
Median hourly rate £32.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge