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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 631 636 595
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 19 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.017% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Median daily rate £625 £338 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £438 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £300 £438
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £45.47 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.47 £42.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.62%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 18 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 26 July 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 -5 18 £625 +85.18% 19
North West +7 8 £650 - 2
Warrington - 7 £650 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £650 - 2
London +3 6 £625 +31.57% 5
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Ealing - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +13 1 £525 +75.00%
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £525 +75.00%
South East +12 1 £525 +75.00% 5
West Midlands - 1 £388 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £388 - 1
Belfast - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £650 - 1

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
2 16 (34.78%) TDD
3 15 (32.61%) Unit Testing
4 14 (30.43%) Data Management
4 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (19.57%) Windows
8 8 (17.39%) Linux
8 8 (17.39%) Java
8 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Coaching
9 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
9 7 (15.22%) sed
9 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
9 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
9 7 (15.22%) IIS
9 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.22%) Perl
9 7 (15.22%) Samba
9 7 (15.22%) AWK
10 6 (13.04%) SUSE
10 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
10 6 (13.04%) FTP
10 6 (13.04%) SAN
10 6 (13.04%) Red Hat

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 7 (15.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (13.04%) FTP
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) 3G
2 4 (8.70%) LTE
3 3 (6.52%) 2G
4 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.17%) 4G
5 1 (2.17%) H.323
5 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.17%) MGCP
5 1 (2.17%) SCCP
5 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.52%) Military
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) CSS
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
2 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) CentOS
3 6 (13.04%) SUSE
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Unix
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 16 (34.78%) BDD
2 16 (34.78%) TDD
3 15 (32.61%) Unit Testing
4 14 (30.43%) Data Management
5 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (26.09%) Regression Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.39%) Coaching
8 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
9 5 (10.87%) SFIA
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.70%) Secure Coding
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 3 (6.52%) Migration
11 3 (6.52%) OWASP
11 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) Java
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) AWK
2 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
2 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) Perl
2 7 (15.22%) sed
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Samba
2 6 (13.04%) StorNext
3 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.52%) Huawei
4 3 (6.52%) Nokia
4 3 (6.52%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Aruba
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Meraki
6 1 (2.17%) Mitel
6 1 (2.17%) Tandberg