The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 617 608
Rank change year-on-year +57 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 20 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.022% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 1
Median daily rate £538 £535 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% +12.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +2.38% -8.69%  
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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 West - 6 £531 - 2
London +9 5 £550 -0.09% 8
South East +39 4 £550 +2.71% 3
West Midlands - 3 £538 - 1
East of England -7 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £538 -
Principal Consultant
UK

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco
5 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) Fintech
7 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
7 6 (15.79%) Wealth Management
7 6 (15.79%) WAN
7 6 (15.79%) Change Management
8 5 (13.16%) Firewall
9 4 (10.53%) Wireless
9 4 (10.53%) CCNP
9 4 (10.53%) CCNA
9 4 (10.53%) Windows
9 4 (10.53%) Linux
9 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.53%) Aruba
9 4 (10.53%) F5
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) Datadog
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) WAN
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (10.53%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) BGP
4 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
4 3 (7.89%) FCoE
4 3 (7.89%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (7.89%) OSPF
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) SSL
6 1 (2.63%) TETRA
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.63%) Redis
1 1 (2.63%) Riak
1 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Archiva
1 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.63%) GitLab
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) NuGet
1 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Flash
1 2 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.63%) React
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.63%) CentOS
3 1 (2.63%) Debian
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
2 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
2 6 (15.79%) Wealth Management
3 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Open Source
5 2 (5.26%) Release Management
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Competitor Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Kanban
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (10.53%) Aruba
3 4 (10.53%) F5
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) McAfee
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.63%) Becrypt
6 1 (2.63%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.63%) Meraki
6 1 (2.63%) New Relic
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Temenos
6 1 (2.63%) Veritas
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