The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Developer 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 currently tracked.

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 Developer
Rank 589 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Developer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK.

Principal Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK 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
London - 1 - - 1
England - 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Worcester - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

Principal Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Principal Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft