The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Software Engineer
Rank - 561 568
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £363 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
London - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
England - - - - 6
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

Principal Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Ada
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) NFC
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
4 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (25.00%) KVM
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) Perforce
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Principal Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ada
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce