The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank 571 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Principal Software Engineer
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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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1792 1874 2060
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 £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
London - 1 £575 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Principal Software Engineer
UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (75.00%) OOD
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) IPTV
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (75.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) OOD
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared