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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 136 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 28 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 3.80% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
Median daily rate £320 £378 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £251 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.83 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +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
724 815 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.54% 21.59% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 433 290
Median daily rate £400 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 49
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -16 14 £313 -16.66% 2
Lancashire - 6 £655 -
Merseyside -2 3 £338 -27.80% 1
Cheshire -3 3 £155 -55.71%
PRINCE2 Certification
England

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (48.28%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.86%) Finance
5 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.52%) Scrum
7 7 (12.07%) Retail
7 7 (12.07%) SAP
8 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.34%) Change Management
8 6 (10.34%) Banking
8 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.62%) ERP
9 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
10 4 (6.90%) ITIL
10 4 (6.90%) PRINCE
11 3 (5.17%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
11 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.17%) Firewall
11 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
11 3 (5.17%) Migration
11 3 (5.17%) Windows
11 3 (5.17%) Oracle

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 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.45%) SAP Business One
3 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
1 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) MPLS
3 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) GIS
1 2 (3.45%) SAP HANA
1 2 (3.45%) Spatial Data
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Local Government
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Digital Project Manager
3 6 (10.34%) IT Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Programme Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Technical Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Technical Project Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Call Centre Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Call Centre Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Banking Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.17%) ERP Manager
6 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Application Development Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Application Development Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure 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 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) PMI
3 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 28 (48.28%) Project Management
3 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.52%) Scrum
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Change Management
6 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.62%) ERP
7 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) ITIL
8 4 (6.90%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.17%) Migration
9 3 (5.17%) Programme Governance
9 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
9 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.45%) Product Management
10 2 (3.45%) Release Management
10 2 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.45%) 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
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
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 7 (12.07%) SAP
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) 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