The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Software Engineer
Rank - 578 -
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.008% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principal Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Software Engineer
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Software Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) IPTV
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Over-the-Top Content

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principal Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IPTV
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering