Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 871 884
Rank change year-on-year +29 +13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 42 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.027% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.028% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 11
UK median daily rate £500 £545 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +21.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £450 £448 £400
90th Percentile £623 £560 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Principal Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Consultant over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Principal Consultant in the UK

Principal Consultant
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 40 £500 -8.26% 20
UK excluding London +33 23 £500 -4.76% 5
London -19 19 £550 - 15
South East +12 12 £450 -14.29% 3
North of England +73 4 £613 +28.95%
West Midlands +28 3 £538 - 2
Midlands +22 3 £538 +2.38% 2
East of England -13 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 - -
North East - 2 £625 -
Yorkshire - 2 £600 -

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) Java
3 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 8 (19.05%) Unix
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.67%) Degree
5 7 (16.67%) Office 365
6 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 6 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (14.29%) Business Development
6 6 (14.29%) Retail
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 5 (11.90%) SQL
7 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (11.90%) Skype
7 5 (11.90%) Presales
7 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
8 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 4 (9.52%) SCCM
8 4 (9.52%) BitLocker

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) JBoss
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.38%) EViews
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (4.76%) Temenos T24
2 2 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Skype
2 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.38%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) DataStage
3 2 (4.76%) DB2
3 2 (4.76%) Endeca
3 2 (4.76%) Essbase
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Ajax
1 2 (4.76%) CSS
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) J2EE
1 2 (4.76%) J2SE
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (4.76%) RESTful
1 2 (4.76%) SOAP
1 2 (4.76%) Spring
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) CESG
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 8 (19.05%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Business Development
1 6 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (14.29%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Presales
3 4 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (9.52%) Threat Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (7.14%) SOA
4 3 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Data Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) ERP
5 2 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) OO
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) VBScript
5 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CISM
4 2 (4.76%) CISSP
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (2.38%) GDPR
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) BitLocker
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) MOM
4 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Retek
4 3 (7.14%) Altiris
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) LANDesk
4 3 (7.14%) Pega
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) ATG
5 2 (4.76%) BT
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) hybris
5 2 (4.76%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.76%) Splunk
5 2 (4.76%) Sybase
5 2 (4.76%) Temenos
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat