The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 425 419 415
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.010% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Principal Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20552 20961 21857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.85% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14945 14461 15395
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 381 390
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ealing - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 £375 - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Principal Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) IIS
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Samba
1 6 (85.71%) AWK
1 6 (85.71%) Asset Management
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 6 (85.71%) sed
1 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) SUSE
2 5 (71.43%) StorNext
2 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) CentOS
2 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (71.43%) FTP
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) CentOS
2 5 (71.43%) SUSE
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) AWK
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) sed
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Samba
2 5 (71.43%) StorNext
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
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