The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Engineer
Rank - - 134
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Principal Engineer
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Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Validation
1 6 (100.00%) Military
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Military
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Validation
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared