The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 596 604 561
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 25 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.016% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.017% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Median daily rate £513 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £408 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £468 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Principal Engineer
UK

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
46810 46709 45359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.91% 94.75% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30921 29327 28458
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1329 1862 1932
Median hourly rate £17.98 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 26 May 2016.

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
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 Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
North West -16 8 £650 - 3
London -2 7 £400 -15.78% 4
Yorkshire +13 6 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £355 -
South East -9 1 - - 7
North East - 1 - -
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Principal Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
4 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) Data Management
4 10 (22.22%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (22.22%) Windows
4 10 (22.22%) TDD
5 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.78%) Linux
6 8 (17.78%) SQL
7 7 (15.56%) Perl
7 7 (15.56%) C++
7 7 (15.56%) IIS
7 7 (15.56%) Validation
7 7 (15.56%) Samba
7 7 (15.56%) Military
7 7 (15.56%) AWK
7 7 (15.56%) Asset Management
7 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
7 7 (15.56%) sed
7 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
8 6 (13.33%) VectorCAST
8 6 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (13.33%) StorNext
8 6 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody

Principal Engineer 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 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (13.33%) FTP
1 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.89%) 3G
2 4 (8.89%) LTE
3 3 (6.67%) 2G
4 1 (2.22%) 4G
4 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 6 (13.33%) VectorCAST
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (15.56%) Military
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.89%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) CentOS
3 6 (13.33%) SUSE
3 6 (13.33%) VxWorks
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (24.44%) Unit Testing
3 10 (22.22%) BDD
3 10 (22.22%) Data Management
3 10 (22.22%) TDD
4 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Asset Management
5 7 (15.56%) Validation
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) OO
6 6 (13.33%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.89%) Coaching
8 4 (8.89%) SFIA
9 3 (6.67%) Migration
10 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
11 1 (2.22%) Information Security
11 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) AWK
2 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
2 7 (15.56%) C++
2 7 (15.56%) Perl
2 7 (15.56%) sed
3 6 (13.33%) Ada
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) CCIE
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Samba
2 6 (13.33%) StorNext
3 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.67%) Huawei
4 3 (6.67%) Nokia
4 3 (6.67%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Aruba
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Meraki
5 1 (2.22%) Mitel