The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK
Rank 569 596 611
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 12 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.043% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.046% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £453 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +39.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £453 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.39% +39.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.12% +66.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-17.12% +66.16%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +27 11 £500 +10.49% 16
South East +13 3 £500 +10.49% 5
West Midlands +2 3 £360 -
London - 3 £600 - 3
Surrey - 3 £500 -
Birmingham - 2 £360 -
City of London - 2 £600 -
North West +24 1 £550 - 3
Scotland +22 1 - -
Glasgow +6 1 - -
Bedfordshire 0 1 £460 -
East of England -8 1 £460 -
Blackpool - 1 £550 -
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
Smethwick - 1 £360 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) BDD
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) HTTP
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.24%) Data Management
5 5 (17.24%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) OWASP
6 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Web Development
6 4 (13.79%) Scala
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) C#
6 4 (13.79%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) Juniper
6 4 (13.79%) CCNP
6 4 (13.79%) DevOps
6 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (13.79%) Secure Coding
6 4 (13.79%) CREST Certified
7 3 (10.34%) Dropwizard

Principal Engineer 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 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) BGP
2 3 (10.34%) MPLS
2 3 (10.34%) OSPF
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VSAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Hazelcast
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.45%) StarTeam
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) Dropwizard
1 3 (10.34%) Guava
1 3 (10.34%) Spring
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.45%) Ember.js
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Blog
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) VME
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) BDD
4 5 (17.24%) Data Management
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) DevOps
5 4 (13.79%) OWASP
5 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Secure Coding
5 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Web Development
6 3 (10.34%) API Design
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) High Availability
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C#
1 4 (13.79%) Java
1 4 (13.79%) Scala
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) COBOL
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 4 (13.79%) CREST Certified
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
2 3 (10.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.79%) Juniper
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) AVEVA
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) ICL
5 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds