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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK
Rank 580 607 608
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 14 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.042% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.045% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £406 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +80.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £406 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +80.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.12% +59.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £31.35 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £50.69 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-17.12% +59.62%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 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 17 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 February 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 +38 13 £525 +44.92% 24
London +25 3 £600 - 7
Leeds - 3 - - 4
Yorkshire - 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 4
South East +24 2 £500 +38.02% 4
West Midlands +3 2 £360 - 1
Bedfordshire +1 2 £460 -
East of England -3 2 £460 - 2
City of London - 2 £600 - 1
Surrey - 2 £500 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £360 - 1
Scotland +28 1 - -
North West +15 1 £550 - 2
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
Blackpool - 1 £550 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) HTTP
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) Firewall
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) CCNP
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (17.39%) Puppet
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (13.04%) Hazelcast
6 3 (13.04%) Dropwizard
6 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (13.04%) Ansible
6 3 (13.04%) Docker
6 3 (13.04%) API Design
6 3 (13.04%) Guava
6 3 (13.04%) Scala
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell

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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.35%) HipChat
1 1 (4.35%) Simulink
1 1 (4.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) BGP
3 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) OSPF
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Hazelcast
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.35%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (8.70%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) Dropwizard
3 3 (13.04%) Guava
3 3 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) Apache Axis
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) JSP
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) WSDL
4 2 (8.70%) XHTML
4 2 (8.70%) XSL
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) VME
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) API Design
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.70%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Information Management
7 1 (4.35%) Network Design
7 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) Scala
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
4 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
2 4 (17.39%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) AVEVA
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) ICL
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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