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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 612 626 623
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 9 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.033% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.034% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £380 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £603 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £52.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.12% -3.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £50.68 £52.72
% change year-on-year
-17.12% -3.86%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 2016.

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 11 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 8 December 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 +15 9 £380 -24.00% 20
East of England +1 4 £430 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £360 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £400 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £360 -
South East +35 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire -2 1 £460 -
London -4 1 £523 -5.00% 6
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) Secure Coding
4 6 (23.08%) CREST Certified
4 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) OWASP
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Web Development
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) CCNP
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 4 (15.38%) C#
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Data Management
6 4 (15.38%) Firewall
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.54%) .NET
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
7 3 (11.54%) MPLS
7 3 (11.54%) OSPF
7 3 (11.54%) BGP
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper

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 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) BGP
2 3 (11.54%) MPLS
2 3 (11.54%) OSPF
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
1 1 (3.85%) Military
1 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.85%) Blog
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) Secure Coding
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) OWASP
4 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Web Development
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Data Management
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
9 1 (3.85%) Kanban
9 1 (3.85%) Microservices
9 1 (3.85%) Release Management
9 1 (3.85%) SFIA
9 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CREST Certified
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.85%) VMware