The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Principal Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Engineer
Rank 140 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £355 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Principal Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2695 2364 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.79% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1451 1121
Median daily rate £398 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 148 177
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Principal Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Principal Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Principal Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham - 1 £355 -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Principal 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware