The median contractor rate for a Principal Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 May 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 / North West
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 157 149
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.20% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £650 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £650 £450
% change year-on-year -28.84% +44.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £45.47
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 North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2698 3743 3488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.70% 94.69% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2266 1970
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 128 210
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.29%  

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Engineer in the North West

Principal Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Cumbria - 4 - - 1
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 North West region featuring Principal Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (80.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Military
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Def Stans
3 1 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) ICL
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) StarTeam
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) VME
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Military
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) ICL
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