The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 244 244 237
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.012% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£600 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +27.50%
Principal 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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8553 8234 9061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.18% 92.81% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4750 4342 4208
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 512 624
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Hampshire - 1 £600 -
Middlesex - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) NFC
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (33.33%) KVM

Principal Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NFC
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
1 1 (33.33%) KVM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce