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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Consultant
UK
Rank 557 608 598
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 39 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.020% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.021% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 19
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £459 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £580 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year
-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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 18 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +64 30 £525 -4.54% 9
South East +23 14 £525 -4.54% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 9 £525 -
London +11 8 £775 +72.22% 5
Berkshire +24 5 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £525 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - - 1
South West +12 3 £550 +16.29% 1
Bristol +2 3 £550 +16.29% 1
Newport Pagnell - 3 £525 -
North West - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
Reading +9 1 £525 -
West Midlands +4 1 £550 - 1
City of London -1 1 £550 +22.22% 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £550 -
Warwickshire - 1 £550 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 25 (47.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) MS Office
4 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
5 10 (18.87%) Fintech
5 10 (18.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (18.87%) Computer Science
5 10 (18.87%) Wealth Management
5 10 (18.87%) Windows
5 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) Change Management
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (16.98%) Windows 10
7 8 (15.09%) Office 365
8 7 (13.21%) Oracle
8 7 (13.21%) Finance
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.43%) ATG
10 5 (9.43%) Firewall
10 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) WAN
10 5 (9.43%) Retail
11 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus

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:

Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Office
2 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Firewall
1 5 (9.43%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (7.55%) VPN
3 3 (5.66%) BGP
3 3 (5.66%) DHCP
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) VLAN
4 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
4 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.77%) FCoE
4 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.77%) OSPF
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Network Security
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) Power BI
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP
2 1 (1.89%) QlikView
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
1 4 (7.55%) React
2 2 (3.77%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.87%) Fintech
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Change Management
1 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
1 10 (18.87%) Wealth Management
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.43%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) DevOps
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Server Building
5 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.66%) Use Case
5 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Validation
6 2 (3.77%) E-business
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
1 4 (7.55%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (47.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.55%) CCIE
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) CISM
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) ISO22301
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Ansible
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco
3 7 (13.21%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) ATG
5 2 (3.77%) Becrypt
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) F5
6 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.89%) Juniper
6 1 (1.89%) Lancope
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
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