The median contractor rate for a Principal Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Principal Engineer
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 143
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - - 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £650 £450
% change year-on-year -23.07% +44.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2175 2457 2938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.75% 96.24% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1406 1744
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 191 256
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Principal Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Principal Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Engineer in the East of England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 East of England region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Teamcenter
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Teamcenter
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared