The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Principal Consultant
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 126 125
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.040% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.043% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Median daily rate - £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £473 £550
% change year-on-year +21.69% -14.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Principal Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in Berkshire

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Principal Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Consultant in Berkshire

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix