The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 South East 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank 250 232 245
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.038% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £313 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8845 7863 9825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.80% 92.28% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4875 3933 4424
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 614 707
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Principal Engineer
England

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) Military
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Handset
3 1 (16.67%) Perforce
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Xen

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (16.67%) NFC
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Perforce