The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Developer
Rank 647 656 634
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Developer 5 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.029% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.031% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Median daily rate £625 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £600
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Principal Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Principal Developer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Principal Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Developer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 5 £625 +13.63% 9
South West - 2 £525 - 1
London +7 1 £800 +45.45% 5
North West - 1 £650 - 3
South East - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £650 -
Cheshire - 1 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £625 - 1

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Principal Developer 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 featuring Principal Developer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
4 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Microservices
4 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (22.22%) CQRS
4 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC

Principal Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Military
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Blog
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) CQRS
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (11.11%) Disruptive Innovation
5 1 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (11.11%) Network Management
5 1 (11.11%) Presales
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MBA
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO