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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
England / London
Rank 397 416 414
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.016% 0.005% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.005% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £225
% change year-on-year
+4.24% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-17.12% +59.62%

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
18124 20377 20176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.02% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12990 14443 14183
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 307 337
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
City of London - 2 £600 - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) Guava
2 3 (60.00%) Hazelcast
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
2 3 (60.00%) Docker
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) API Design
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) Dropwizard
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling

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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Dropwizard
1 3 (60.00%) Guava
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) API Design
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ansible
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore