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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 560 534 504
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.012% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £488 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.36% +100.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £488 £213
% change year-on-year
-33.36% +129.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.58%
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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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London - 2 - - 5
South East -26 1 £325 -33.36% 2
South West - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) UML
2 8 (47.06%) Perl
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Atlassian
4 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Sun
4 6 (35.29%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (35.29%) J2SE
4 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) Solaris
4 6 (35.29%) J2EE
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) Subversion
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) C

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
1 6 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) NetScreen
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
3 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.76%) Redis
1 2 (11.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.88%) PVCS
4 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2SE
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Physics
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle Linux
2 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) UML
2 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
2 6 (35.29%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (17.65%) OOD
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Perl
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) C
4 2 (11.76%) Clojure
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
4 2 (11.76%) Golang
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Atlassian
1 6 (35.29%) Sun
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) F5