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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 137 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 30 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 1.34% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 6.28% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 19
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +74.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +52.54%
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
862 828 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.44% 21.33% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 365 302
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 89 82
Average hourly rate £43.00 £38.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +113.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.00 £59.00 £37.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 19 £425 +25.92% 8
Cheshire -16 7 £365 -14.23%
Lancashire -2 3 £655 +118.33%
Merseyside -6 1 £338 -15.62%
PRINCE2 Certification
England

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 67 (98.53%) PRINCE2
2 32 (47.06%) Project Management
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (17.65%) Change Management
6 11 (16.18%) Finance
7 10 (14.71%) Scrum
8 9 (13.24%) PRINCE
9 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.29%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (10.29%) Retail
10 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
10 7 (10.29%) ERP
10 7 (10.29%) ITIL
10 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
10 7 (10.29%) Oracle
10 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.82%) SAP
11 6 (8.82%) PMP
11 6 (8.82%) PMI Certification
11 6 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (8.82%) Agile Project Management
12 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
12 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.88%) Migration
13 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (5.88%) Banking
13 4 (5.88%) Local Government
14 3 (4.41%) Project Governance
14 3 (4.41%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Firewall
1 2 (2.94%) Skype
1 2 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.47%) DHCP
2 1 (1.47%) DNS
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.47%) LAN
2 1 (1.47%) MPLS
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
2 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) GIS
3 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Local Government
4 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (70.59%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.76%) Digital Project Manager
3 6 (8.82%) ERP Manager
3 6 (8.82%) IT Manager
3 6 (8.82%) Programme Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Applications Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Change Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Technical Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Applications Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Call Centre Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Call Centre Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Banking Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Product Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Programme Change Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) CSS
1 3 (4.41%) HTML
1 3 (4.41%) JSON
1 3 (4.41%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.47%) Informatics
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) NHS
2 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (98.53%) PRINCE2
2 32 (47.06%) Project Management
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (17.65%) Change Management
6 10 (14.71%) Scrum
7 9 (13.24%) PRINCE
8 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.29%) ERP
8 7 (10.29%) ITIL
8 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.82%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
11 4 (5.88%) Migration
12 3 (4.41%) Product Management
12 3 (4.41%) Project Governance
12 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 3 (4.41%) Workflow
13 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.47%) C
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) PMI Certification
1 6 (8.82%) PMP
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) AAT
4 1 (1.47%) CISMP
4 1 (1.47%) CISSP
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (1.47%) Capita
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) GFI Software
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
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