The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 577 553 531
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 13 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.022% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £500 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £280 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £52.72 £51.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.72 £51.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.36% +20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -12 6 £425 +54.54% 5
London -8 3 £650 +23.80% 4
South East - 2 £463 - 4
North West -9 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Principal Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (64.71%) UML
2 10 (58.82%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) Java
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) Sun
5 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) TDD
5 7 (41.18%) UNIX
5 7 (41.18%) Solaris
5 7 (41.18%) J2EE
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) WebLogic
5 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
5 7 (41.18%) J2SE
5 7 (41.18%) Atlassian
5 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 6 (35.29%) OO
6 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
7 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 4 (23.53%) Open Source

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Principal Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) WebLogic
1 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.76%) Redis
1 2 (11.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.88%) PVCS
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) J2EE
1 7 (41.18%) J2SE
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) Physics
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) VHDL
5 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) UML
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
2 7 (41.18%) Multithreading
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) OOD
7 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 2 (11.76%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Perl
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
4 2 (11.76%) Clojure
4 2 (11.76%) Golang
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) Sun
1 7 (41.18%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.88%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft