The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 570 541 546
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.006% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £431 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +13.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Principal Engineer
UK

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 30 July 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 - 4 £425 - 5
London - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - - 1
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (81.25%) UML
2 11 (68.75%) Degree
3 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 8 (50.00%) Validation
4 8 (50.00%) MATLAB
4 8 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
5 7 (43.75%) Requirements Management
6 6 (37.50%) Military
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) J2EE
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) Perl
8 3 (18.75%) Solaris
8 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
8 3 (18.75%) UNIX
8 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (18.75%) J2SE
8 3 (18.75%) Sun
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
8 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (37.50%) Military
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) J2SE
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WinForms
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) VHDL
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) UML
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 8 (50.00%) Validation
4 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Requirements Management
5 4 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (6.25%) MODAF
8 1 (6.25%) System Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Ada
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.25%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Sun
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Xilinx
2 1 (6.25%) Mentor Graphics
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