The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Systems Engineer
Rank - 622 611
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
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £45.47 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.98%
UK excluding London median 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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Principal Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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