The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 639 635 611
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £525 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £505
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £463 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £550
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Principal Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Principal Consultant in the job title.

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
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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -14 12 £525 +16.66% 11
Essex - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
Chelmsford - 3 - -
South East +12 2 £535 - 3
North West +5 2 £475 -
London +2 2 £550 +25.71% 7
West Midlands - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £535 -
Manchester - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £535 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Derby - 1 £525 -
Derbyshire - 1 £525 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Principal Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Scrum
2 5 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 5 (16.67%) Kanban
2 5 (16.67%) Coaching
3 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) CISSP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) CCIE
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Lumension
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Essbase
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.33%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Coaching
2 5 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (16.67%) Kanban
2 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 5 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security
3 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) EAM
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) CCIE
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) MIIS
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (10.00%) Lumension
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) F5
2 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.33%) Juniper
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) VMware