The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 234 260 250
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.054% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.057% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in the South East

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Consultant in the South East

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Consultant in the South East

Principal Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £525 -
Principal Consultant
England

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (40.00%) Office 365
6 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (25.00%) CCNP
8 5 (25.00%) CCNA
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (20.00%) FCoE
9 4 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (20.00%) F5
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (20.00%) OSPF
9 4 (20.00%) BGP
9 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (15.00%) CCIE
10 3 (15.00%) DHCP
10 3 (15.00%) VPN
10 3 (15.00%) LAN
10 3 (15.00%) Use Case
10 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.00%) Validation
10 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (15.00%) VLAN
10 3 (15.00%) Server Building

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (20.00%) BGP
3 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (20.00%) FCoE
3 4 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
1 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Server Building
2 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Use Case
2 3 (15.00%) Validation
3 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (90.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) Aruba
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix