The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Systems 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 Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Systems Engineer
Rank - 646 615
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £45.47 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.47 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.98%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Principal Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principal Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK