The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Principal Consultant
UK / England
Rank 556 598 575
Rank change year-on-year +42 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 18 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.032% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 15
Median daily rate £550 £473 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -14.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £790 £625
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Consultant in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Principal Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Consultant in England

Principal Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
South East +26 6 £525 -4.54%
London +30 5 £663 -5.35% 12
South West +6 4 £550 +16.29%
North West +31 3 - - 1
Principal Consultant
UK

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.43%) Windows
5 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 8 (19.05%) Office 365
7 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (16.67%) MS Office
7 7 (16.67%) WAN
8 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.29%) Change Management
8 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (14.29%) Degree
8 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 6 (14.29%) Wealth Management
8 6 (14.29%) Fintech
9 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.90%) Finance
9 5 (11.90%) Firewall
9 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 5 (11.90%) BGP
9 5 (11.90%) Java
9 5 (11.90%) CCNP
9 5 (11.90%) CCNA

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (11.90%) BGP
3 5 (11.90%) Firewall
4 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
4 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (9.52%) FCoE
4 4 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (9.52%) OSPF
5 3 (7.14%) DHCP
5 3 (7.14%) LAN
5 3 (7.14%) VLAN
5 3 (7.14%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) Power BI
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) OLAP
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) QlikView
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Legal
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
1 4 (9.52%) React
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.29%) Fintech
3 3 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
1 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (14.29%) Change Management
1 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
1 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 6 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 5 (11.90%) Project Management
2 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
3 4 (9.52%) DevOps
3 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Server Building
4 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.14%) Use Case
4 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.38%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (11.90%) CCNA
5 5 (11.90%) CCNP
6 4 (9.52%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Ansible
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (4.76%) Aruba
4 2 (4.76%) Becrypt
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.38%) Lancope
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau