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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 640 620 612
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.014% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 -12 16 £550 -10.20% 11
South East - 6 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
London -5 4 £750 +22.44% 7
East Midlands - 4 £538 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £538 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £538 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford +9 1 - -
East of England +7 1 - -
Essex -2 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £550 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
2 5 (18.52%) Scrum
2 5 (18.52%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (18.52%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) Kanban
2 5 (18.52%) Network Security
2 5 (18.52%) Coaching
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) CCIE
3 4 (14.81%) CISSP
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) GoldenSource
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) JMS
4 3 (11.11%) EAI
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (11.11%) Siebel

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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.70%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Network Security
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Power BI
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Essbase
2 1 (3.70%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) JMS
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Coaching
2 5 (18.52%) Extreme Programming
2 5 (18.52%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) Kanban
2 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
2 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) EAI
4 3 (11.11%) Master Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.70%) Business Development
6 1 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CCIE
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (14.81%) CISSP
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe
2 3 (11.11%) GoldenSource
2 3 (11.11%) Siebel
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Forcepoint
3 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
3 2 (7.41%) Lumension
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.70%) Qualys
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) VMware