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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 615 629 641
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 12 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.015% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £618 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £425
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +5 12 £550 -4.34% 13
South East +14 4 £500 +0.53%
London -2 4 £663 +10.41% 8
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Bristol - 2 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 -
South West - 2 £550 -
Hampshire +19 1 - -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £550 -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £550 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Warwickshire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 - 2

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (14.29%) Puppet
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) VPN
7 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) BGP
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 2 (7.14%) E-business
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) EAM
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 2 (7.14%) Intel Security

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 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) BGP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 2 (7.14%) FCoE
2 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (7.14%) OSPF
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Power BI
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.14%) React
1 2 (7.14%) WebCenter
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) CESG
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
1 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Cash Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) EAM
4 2 (7.14%) E-business
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Python
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) ISO22301
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.57%) MIIS
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Becrypt
4 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) Lumension
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau