The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Software Engineer
Rank - - 252
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate - £420 £300
% change year-on-year
- +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 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
9184 9388 8744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.32% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5566 5157 4802
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 483
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer across the South East region.

Principal Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer across the South East region.

Principal Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East