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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Consultant
Rank 606 579 549
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.006% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£663 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 2 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 5 May 2015. 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
London +15 1 £750 - 9
England -25 1 £750 - 14

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Business Development
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.26%) HDFS
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (5.26%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) MarkLogic
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
2 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Test Management
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) TDD
2 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Development
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
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