The median contractor rate for a Principal Consultant was £544 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 633 644
Rank change year-on-year +53 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Consultant 21 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.020% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.022% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 2
Median daily rate £544 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% +3.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £710 £565
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Principal Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 19 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 3 months to 24 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
England +59 20 £538 -1.37% 19
Bristol - 6 £531 - 1
South West - 6 £531 - 2
London +18 5 £550 -26.73% 8
South East +31 4 £550 +2.71% 3
Milton Keynes -12 3 £550 +2.71%
Buckinghamshire -16 3 £550 +2.71%
West Midlands - 3 £538 - 1
East of England -4 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £538 -
Hampshire - 1 £675 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £538 -
Southampton - 1 £675 - 1
Hatfield - 1 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 £538 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £538 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 3

Principal Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Principal Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) Oracle
4 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (22.22%) Retail
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (20.37%) Degree
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (20.37%) ATG
5 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (18.52%) Fintech
6 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
6 10 (18.52%) Change Management
6 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Wealth Management
6 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Cisco
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (11.11%) WAN
10 5 (9.26%) Firewall
11 4 (7.41%) Wireless
11 4 (7.41%) CCNP
11 4 (7.41%) CCNA
11 4 (7.41%) Windows
11 4 (7.41%) Linux
11 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
11 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
11 4 (7.41%) Aruba

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 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.85%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.85%) Datadog
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) WAN
2 5 (9.26%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) BGP
4 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
4 3 (5.56%) FCoE
4 3 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (5.56%) OSPF
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.85%) DHCP
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) LDAP
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) SSL
6 1 (1.85%) TETRA
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.85%) Redis
1 1 (1.85%) Riak
1 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Apache Archiva
1 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.85%) GitLab
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.85%) MSI
1 1 (1.85%) NuGet
1 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Flash
1 2 (3.70%) Kafka
2 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.85%) React
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.52%) Fintech
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.85%) CentOS
3 1 (1.85%) Debian
3 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Change Management
1 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
1 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
1 10 (18.52%) Wealth Management
2 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.56%) Project Management
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (3.70%) DevOps
4 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 2 (3.70%) Release Management
4 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.85%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.85%) Kanban
5 1 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.37%) Degree
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.41%) CCNA
5 4 (7.41%) CCNP
5 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 11 (20.37%) ATG
4 8 (14.81%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Aruba
5 4 (7.41%) F5
6 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.56%) McAfee
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.85%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.85%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.85%) Meraki
8 1 (1.85%) New Relic
8 1 (1.85%) Sun
8 1 (1.85%) Temenos
8 1 (1.85%) Veritas
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