The median contractor rate for a Principal Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 601 616
Rank change year-on-year +37 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 19 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.038% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.040% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
Median daily rate £550 £650 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +36.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £468 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £685 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £650 -
% change year-on-year -23.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Principal Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Principal Engineer in England

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
London +18 12 £550 +4.76% 6
North of England +52 3 - - 7
South East +27 3 £500 -4.76% 3
North West +22 3 - - 4
South West - 1 - - 3
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (51.72%) DevOps
2 14 (48.28%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (37.93%) Spring
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (27.59%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (27.59%) MySQL
6 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
6 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 8 (27.59%) Scrum
7 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
7 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
7 7 (24.14%) Kanban
7 7 (24.14%) CentOS
7 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (24.14%) GitLab
7 7 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (24.14%) Docker
7 7 (24.14%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (24.14%) Redis
8 6 (20.69%) Web Services
8 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
9 5 (17.24%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) Scala
9 5 (17.24%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (17.24%) Ansible

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.45%) HipChat
1 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (24.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (10.34%) Datadog
4 2 (6.90%) GitHub
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 4 (13.79%) Network Security
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (10.34%) HTTP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) ATM
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) ICMP
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) MySQL
2 7 (24.14%) Redis
3 3 (10.34%) Big Data
3 3 (10.34%) Hazelcast
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.90%) Riak
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.45%) Impala
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
2 7 (24.14%) GitLab
3 3 (10.34%) Artifactory
3 3 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Archiva
4 2 (6.90%) MSI
4 2 (6.90%) NuGet
4 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Military
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Spring
2 8 (27.59%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
3 7 (24.14%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) CSS
5 3 (10.34%) Dropwizard
5 3 (10.34%) Guava
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (6.90%) Apache Axis
6 2 (6.90%) CSS3
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) J2EE
6 2 (6.90%) JSP
6 2 (6.90%) Kafka
6 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 2 (6.90%) SOAP
6 2 (6.90%) WSDL
6 2 (6.90%) XHTML
6 2 (6.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) CentOS
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) DevOps
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) Kanban
5 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) API Design
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 2 (6.90%) Machine Learning
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.45%) Build Automation
8 1 (3.45%) High Availability
8 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) Scala
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Go
6 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.45%) R
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) CCIE
2 3 (10.34%) CCIE Security
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Def Stans
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
3 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco
1 3 (10.34%) Juniper
1 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.90%) AppDynamics
2 2 (6.90%) Dynatrace
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) New Relic
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) F5
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) hybris
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
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