The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 614 591 580
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 12 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.041% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.043% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 2
Average daily rate £511 £550 £775
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £435 £675
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £875
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

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £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

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

Principal Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Consultant within the UK.

Principal Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Principal Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 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
England -12 12 £511 -7.04% 16
South East +12 6 £550 - 3
London +3 4 £450 -7.69% 7
Hampshire - 4 £550 -
City of London +31 2 £450 -7.69% 1
Southampton - 2 £550 -
South West +5 1 £473 +5.00% 2
Bristol 0 1 £473 +5.00% 1
Berkshire -2 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 3
Winchester - 1 £370 -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) JMS
3 3 (16.67%) EAI
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Siebel
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) CISSP
3 3 (16.67%) Adobe
3 3 (16.67%) GoldenSource
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) Master Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) OLAP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Power BI
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Russian Language
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) JMS
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) CRM
2 3 (16.67%) Data Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 3 (16.67%) EAI
2 3 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Presales
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CBAP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) GIAC
3 1 (5.56%) ISACA
3 1 (5.56%) MBA
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) SANS
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
1 1 (5.56%) QRadar
1 1 (5.56%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Adobe
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) GoldenSource
2 3 (16.67%) Siebel
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (5.56%) FireEye
4 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Qualys
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (5.56%) Tableau
4 1 (5.56%) Verint
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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