The first table below looks at the demand for PRINCE skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE
Rank 117 85 110
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 18 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.33% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.88% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 4
Average daily rate £425 £333 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.90 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +5.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2253 1702 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.18% 70.59% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 852 965
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 82 91
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
PRINCE
England

PRINCE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PRINCE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PRINCE
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE across the North West region.

PRINCE Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

PRINCE Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PRINCE
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE across the North West region.

PRINCE Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Lancashire - 9 £493 - 1
Manchester -14 6 £425 +19.71% 4
Cheshire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
PRINCE
England

PRINCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PRINCE.

1 28 (68.29%) PRINCE2
2 21 (51.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (46.34%) Project Management
4 16 (39.02%) Finance
5 10 (24.39%) ITIL
6 8 (19.51%) Oracle
6 8 (19.51%) LAN
6 8 (19.51%) WAN
6 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
7 7 (17.07%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
7 7 (17.07%) Supplier Management
7 7 (17.07%) Reference Data
7 7 (17.07%) Data Integration
7 7 (17.07%) Data Architecture
8 6 (14.63%) PaaS
8 6 (14.63%) High Availability
8 6 (14.63%) VME
8 6 (14.63%) Data Analysis
8 6 (14.63%) Asset Management
8 6 (14.63%) PMI Certification
8 6 (14.63%) MVS
8 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (14.63%) ISEB
8 6 (14.63%) Big Data
8 6 (14.63%) IaaS
9 5 (12.20%) Internet
9 5 (12.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (12.20%) Test Management
10 4 (9.76%) Degree

PRINCE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PRINCE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.44%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (2.44%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) PaaS
1 6 (14.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) LAN
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Local Government
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Technical Architect
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Services Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Integration Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Digital Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) Reference Data
2 7 (17.07%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.32%) PMI
3 3 (7.32%) NHS
4 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.88%) Informatics
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) SCADA
5 1 (2.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) MVS
1 6 (14.63%) VME
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) PRINCE2
2 21 (51.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (46.34%) Project Management
4 10 (24.39%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) Supplier Management
5 7 (17.07%) Data Architecture
5 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
6 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (14.63%) High Availability
6 6 (14.63%) Data Analysis
6 6 (14.63%) Asset Management
7 5 (12.20%) Test Management
8 4 (9.76%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) Information Security
10 2 (4.88%) Practice Management
10 2 (4.88%) Validation
10 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C#
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
1 1 (2.44%) VB
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISEB
1 6 (14.63%) PMI Certification
2 5 (12.20%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) PMP
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) APMP
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) CISM
6 1 (2.44%) CISSP
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) CA
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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