The first table below looks at the demand for PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 120 92 116
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 15 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.32% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 7.10% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Average daily rate
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£220 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £413 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £26.25 £33.72 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% +31.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.54 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.02 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.72% +15.46%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 507 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.03% 18.53% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 233 309
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.10 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PRINCE2 Certification
England

PRINCE2 Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PRINCE2 Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification across the North West region.

PRINCE2 Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

PRINCE2 Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification across the North West region.

PRINCE2 Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
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 PRINCE2 Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -7 8 £216 -13.50% 4
Cheshire -5 7 £385 +9.10% 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
PRINCE2 Certification
England

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification.

1 50 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 20 (40.00%) Project Management
3 13 (26.00%) Finance
4 11 (22.00%) MS Project
5 9 (18.00%) ITIL
5 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.00%) Project Planning
7 7 (14.00%) PMI
7 7 (14.00%) PMI Certification
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
8 6 (12.00%) Banking
8 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
9 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
9 5 (10.00%) Retail
9 5 (10.00%) Advertising
9 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma
9 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
9 5 (10.00%) Windows
10 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.00%) Local Government
10 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.00%) CMDB
11 3 (6.00%) Change Control
11 3 (6.00%) Validation

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Project
2 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) MS Access
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 5 (10.00%) Advertising
4 4 (8.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.00%) Project Planner
2 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) MI Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Junior
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.00%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Junior DBA
6 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) PMI
2 3 (6.00%) CMDB
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 20 (40.00%) Project Management
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 6 (12.00%) Scrum
5 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma
7 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Validation
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.00%) Business Process Improvement
9 2 (4.00%) Web Development
9 2 (4.00%) Matrix Management
10 1 (2.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Citrix
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee