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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Consultant
Rank 640 623 613
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 18 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.015% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate £550 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £513 -
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 15 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 18 £550 -8.33% 7
South East - 7 £550 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
London -2 5 £550 -26.66% 4
East Midlands - 4 £538 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £538 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £538 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +42 1 £450 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 1

Principal Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Kanban
2 6 (20.00%) Coaching
2 6 (20.00%) Scrum
3 5 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 5 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 5 (16.67%) CISSP
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Marketing
4 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (13.33%) CCIE
4 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
5 3 (10.00%) Firewall
5 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (10.00%) JMS
5 3 (10.00%) EAI
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Adobe
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Web Services
5 3 (10.00%) Windows

Principal Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) Power BI
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) OLAP
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Marketing
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JMS
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Coaching
2 6 (20.00%) Kanban
2 6 (20.00%) Scrum
3 5 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 5 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) Data Management
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) EAI
5 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Presales
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) CISSP
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) CCIE
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CBAP
3 1 (3.33%) GIAC
3 1 (3.33%) ISACA
3 1 (3.33%) MBA
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
2 1 (3.33%) QRadar
2 1 (3.33%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe
1 3 (10.00%) F5
1 3 (10.00%) GoldenSource
1 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
1 3 (10.00%) Siebel
2 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (6.67%) Lumension
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (3.33%) FireEye
3 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.33%) Qualys
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) VMware