The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 June 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 132 118 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 27 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.88% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 4.26% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 14
Median daily rate £350 £378 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.16 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.40% +10.00%
PRINCE2 Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
780 752 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 20.67% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 362 309
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £53.54 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

PRINCE2 Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -12 18 £388 -9.35% 2
Merseyside -5 3 £338 -17.93%
Cheshire -4 2 £260 -25.78% 1
Lancashire - 2 £655 - 1
PRINCE2 Certification
England

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 56 (96.55%) PRINCE2
2 26 (44.83%) Project Management
3 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Finance
4 13 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.97%) Scrum
6 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.79%) Change Management
7 8 (13.79%) SAP
8 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.07%) Retail
8 7 (12.07%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) Banking
9 6 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (10.34%) ERP
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle
9 6 (10.34%) Programme Governance
10 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
11 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
12 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
12 3 (5.17%) Spatial Data
12 3 (5.17%) Firewall
12 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
12 3 (5.17%) ITIL
12 3 (5.17%) Windows

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Project
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) MPLS
3 1 (1.72%) Skype
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Spatial Data
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) GIS
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Local Government
6 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (70.69%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.52%) Digital Project Manager
3 7 (12.07%) Programme Manager
4 6 (10.34%) ERP Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Project Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Change Manager
5 5 (8.62%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Call Centre Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Call Centre Project Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Banking Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Change Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.45%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
1 2 (3.45%) HTML
1 2 (3.45%) JSON
1 2 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (96.55%) PRINCE2
2 26 (44.83%) Project Management
3 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.97%) Scrum
6 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.79%) Change Management
8 7 (12.07%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) ERP
9 6 (10.34%) Programme Governance
10 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 3 (5.17%) ITIL
12 3 (5.17%) Migration
12 3 (5.17%) PRINCE
12 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
13 2 (3.45%) Information Architecture
13 2 (3.45%) Product Management
13 2 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) AAT
2 1 (1.72%) CISMP
2 1 (1.72%) CISSP
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) SAP
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.72%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) GFI Software
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Juniper
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Wyse
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