The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Consultant
Rank 575 566 573
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
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£525 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 - £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £451
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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
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 30 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 July 2014. 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
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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 -8 5 £525 - 11
London -1 4 £500 - 6
South East - 1 £550 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Woking - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SAP SRM
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) JRockit
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) Mercator
2 2 (25.00%) SAP R/3
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP R/3
1 2 (25.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JRockit
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Mercator