The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE
Rank 115 113 114
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 25 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.62% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.86% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £393 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £530 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.90 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-15.34% -45.61%
PRINCE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 15 £475 +20.63% 2
Cheshire +6 5 £620 +12.72%
Lancashire -20 3 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
PRINCE
England

PRINCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 27 (52.94%) PRINCE2
2 26 (50.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (45.10%) Project Management
4 18 (35.29%) Finance
5 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 12 (23.53%) Oracle
7 11 (21.57%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (21.57%) Data Architecture
8 10 (19.61%) Reference Data
8 10 (19.61%) Data Integration
8 10 (19.61%) Data Modelling
9 9 (17.65%) ISEB
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.69%) ITIL
10 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (15.69%) Supplier Management
11 7 (13.73%) Requirements Management
11 7 (13.73%) Use Case
11 7 (13.73%) User Stories
11 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
11 7 (13.73%) Scrum
11 7 (13.73%) RUP
11 7 (13.73%) WAN
11 7 (13.73%) HTML
11 7 (13.73%) Windows
11 7 (13.73%) CSS
11 7 (13.73%) XML
11 7 (13.73%) Internet

PRINCE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Project
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) WAN
1 7 (13.73%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
General
1 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Local Government
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Architect
1 11 (21.57%) Project Manager
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Technical Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Environment Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Change Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Business Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Integration Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Programme Planner
5 2 (3.92%) Planning Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Business Change Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) HTML
1 7 (13.73%) CSS
1 7 (13.73%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 10 (19.61%) Reference Data
3 10 (19.61%) Data Integration
4 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) PMI
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Informatics
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) PRINCE2
2 26 (50.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (45.10%) Project Management
4 11 (21.57%) Data Architecture
5 10 (19.61%) Data Modelling
6 8 (15.69%) ITIL
6 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) Supplier Management
7 7 (13.73%) Requirements Management
7 7 (13.73%) Use Case
7 7 (13.73%) User Stories
7 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) RUP
8 6 (11.76%) Change Management
9 4 (7.84%) Service Management
9 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.84%) Information Security
10 3 (5.88%) Change Control
10 3 (5.88%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) VB
1 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
2 8 (15.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (7.84%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.88%) PMP
5 2 (3.92%) APMP
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
1 2 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Symantec
3 2 (3.92%) CA
4 1 (1.96%) Sun
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy