The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 250 257 240
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 6 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.12% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 1
Average daily rate £550 £550 £900
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £550 £775
% change year-on-year
- -29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
Principal Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8084 8833 7889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.18% 93.80% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4897 4752 4106
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 432 465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Principal Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Consultant in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Principal Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Consultant across the South East region.

Principal Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Principal Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Principal Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Principal Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Consultant across the South East region.

Principal Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Principal Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 4 £550 -
Berkshire -5 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Principal Consultant
England

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Principal Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Consultant in their job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) GoldenSource
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Siebel
2 3 (37.50%) JMS
2 3 (37.50%) EAI
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Tableau
3 1 (12.50%) Verint
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) MDX
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Principal Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Principal Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JMS
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) EAI
2 3 (37.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
1 3 (37.50%) GoldenSource
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Siebel
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Verint