The median contractor rate for a Principal Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Engineer
UK / England
Rank 567 592 582
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 10 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.041% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.043% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Median daily rate £575 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.38% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £314 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £449 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £406 £390
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £51.25 £50.68 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +53.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £50.68 £33.00
% change year-on-year -6.27% +53.57%  

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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 March 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 4 £588 +51.61% 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
North West +16 1 - - 3
South East +16 1 £500 +38.02% 7
East of England -6 1 - - 1
Principal Engineer
UK

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 6 (30.00%) Java
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (30.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) HTTP
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (20.00%) Spring
3 4 (20.00%) Puppet
4 3 (15.00%) Scala
4 3 (15.00%) Guava
4 3 (15.00%) Hazelcast
4 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (15.00%) Ansible
4 3 (15.00%) Docker
4 3 (15.00%) API Design
4 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) BGP
4 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.00%) HipChat
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) BGP
2 3 (15.00%) MPLS
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) ATM
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VSAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) Dropwizard
3 3 (15.00%) Guava
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Axis
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE
4 2 (10.00%) JSP
4 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) WSDL
4 2 (10.00%) XHTML
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) XSL
5 1 (5.00%) CSS3
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) OSGi
5 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) VME
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) DevOps
1 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (15.00%) API Design
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Scala
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.00%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) COBOL
4 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) hybris
4 1 (5.00%) ICL
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
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