The table below looks at the statistics for the Principle 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 Principle Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principle Engineer
Rank 600 - 602
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Principle Engineer 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% - 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£481 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Principle Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principle Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principle Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principle Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principle Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principle Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principle Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principle Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England - 4 £481 - 4
East of England - 2 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 -
South West - 1 - - 2
London - 1 £513 -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 2

Principle Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principle 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 Principle Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (60.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) C
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 5 (50.00%) Device Driver
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Physics
5 2 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Avionics
5 2 (20.00%) Military
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Electronics
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Automotive
6 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
6 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (10.00%) Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Xcode
6 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) OOD
6 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth

Principle Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Principle 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 Principle Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) Xcode
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Military
1 2 (20.00%) Avionics
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Kindle
3 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) ATDD
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (10.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) OOD
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
1 6 (60.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 4 (40.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) EMC