The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Software Engineer
UK
Rank 598 621 626
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.012% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £550 - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.68 -
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
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 £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Principal Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Principal Software Engineer in the job title.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +34 3 £550 - 8
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
North West - 1 £550 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £550 -

Principal Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) XHTML
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JSP
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Axis
3 2 (28.57%) Confluence
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite

Principal Software 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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (14.29%) HipChat
1 1 (14.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Axis
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) WSDL
2 2 (28.57%) XHTML
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) OSGi
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) PDM
4 1 (14.29%) PLM
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) AVEVA
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) hybris
1 1 (14.29%) ICL
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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