The median contractor rate for a Principal Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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 Software Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 613 634
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Software Engineer 0 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.022% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £650 £450
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.30

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Principal Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Software Engineer in England

Principal Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Software Engineer in England

Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Software Engineer in England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Principal Software 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) WSDL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (50.00%) HipChat
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (50.00%) OSGi
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins

Principal Software 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 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) WSDL
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) OSGi
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) hybris