Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Principal Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 219 233
Rank change year-on-year +17 +14 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Engineer 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.036% 0.11% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.12% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
North West median daily rate - £650 -
England median daily rate £500 £625 £450
% change year-on-year -20.00% +38.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
North West median hourly rate £53.00 - £45.47
England median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £43.99
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.31% +3.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5323 6824 7869
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3332 4323 4701
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 259 420
North West median hourly rate £19.38 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -10.53% +18.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.39 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +1.08% +3.41% +8.42%

Principal Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cumbria - 1 - -
Principal Engineer
England

Principal Engineer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements

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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Degree