The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Software 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 Software 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 Software Engineer
Rank - 542 558
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the England region.

Principal Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Principal Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Software Engineer across the England region.

Principal Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Principal Software 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 Software 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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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
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software 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 Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Ada
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) NFC
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
4 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (25.00%) KVM
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) Perforce
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Principal Software 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 Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ada
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce