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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 596 589 577
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 25 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.020% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.021% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate £400 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £308 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £420 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.27% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 7 £400 -23.80% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 - - 2
North West - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £355 - 1
South West +1 2 - - 3
East of England +6 1 £445 +14.10% 2
South East -15 1 - - 6
North East - 1 - -
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
4 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
5 11 (23.40%) C++
5 11 (23.40%) Validation
6 10 (21.28%) VxWorks
6 10 (21.28%) Windows
6 10 (21.28%) UML
6 10 (21.28%) OO
6 10 (21.28%) Ada
6 10 (21.28%) Rational Rhapsody
6 10 (21.28%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (21.28%) VectorCAST
7 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 8 (17.02%) Military
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (12.77%) AWK
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
10 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
10 6 (12.77%) Data Management
10 6 (12.77%) sed
10 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
10 6 (12.77%) BDD
10 6 (12.77%) Perl
10 6 (12.77%) IIS
10 6 (12.77%) Samba
10 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (12.77%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (10.64%) FTP
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) 3G
2 4 (8.51%) LTE
3 3 (6.38%) 2G
3 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) 4G
5 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Rational DOORS
1 10 (21.28%) Rational Rhapsody
1 10 (21.28%) VectorCAST
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (17.02%) Military
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.13%) CSS
1 1 (2.13%) HTML
1 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) VxWorks
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) CentOS
3 5 (10.64%) SUSE
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
2 11 (23.40%) Validation
3 10 (21.28%) OO
3 10 (21.28%) UML
4 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
5 6 (12.77%) BDD
5 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.77%) Data Management
5 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.77%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) Coaching
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.26%) OOD
9 1 (2.13%) Information Security
9 1 (2.13%) Network Design
9 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) C++
2 10 (21.28%) Ada
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 6 (12.77%) AWK
4 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.77%) Perl
4 6 (12.77%) sed
5 5 (10.64%) Java
6 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) CCIE
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Samba
2 5 (10.64%) StorNext
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.38%) Huawei
4 3 (6.38%) Nokia
4 3 (6.38%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (2.13%) Aruba
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Meraki
5 1 (2.13%) Mitel
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp