Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Principal Systems Engineer was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Systems Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 894 891
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Systems Engineer 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median daily rate £429 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.27% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £42.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.33% -13.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +6.33% -13.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Principal Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Systems Engineer in the UK

Principal Systems Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England +23 3 £420 +12.00% 3
UK excluding London +25 2 £465 - 3
London -26 2 £411 +9.60%
South East +7 1 £420 - 1
Wales - 1 £510 -

Principal Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Principal Systems 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 featuring Principal Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (75.00%) Signal Processing
2 3 (75.00%) SysML
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) RequisitePro
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Sequence Diagram
3 2 (50.00%) State Machine
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) Human Factors
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP

Principal Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (75.00%) RequisitePro
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) State Machine
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) Signal Processing
2 3 (75.00%) SysML
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Sequence Diagram
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Human Factors
4 1 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) IBM