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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Engineer
Rank 594 580 561
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.017% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £555 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £51.30 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.30 - £51.00
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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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 +1 2 £300 -29.41%
South East -23 2 £300 -50.00% 2
South West - 2 £388 - 4
London - 1 £475 - 5
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) TACACS
3 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (10.00%) ISDN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (10.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) API Design
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) VCP5
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Sonus
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Huawei
4 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
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