The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank - 147 146
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.13% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £52.72
% change year-on-year
-17.12% -3.86%
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 South West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 3052 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 2057 2087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 155 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.68 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 South West region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Blog
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blog
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) CQRS
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef