The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE2 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 PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 49 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 107 155 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.45% 5.32% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 7.58% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 90 83
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£388 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.78 £26.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.54 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £44.91 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.40 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.37%
PRINCE2
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
2209 2044 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.24% 70.22% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1038 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 101 108
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

PRINCE2
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PRINCE2 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PRINCE2
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 across the North West region.

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PRINCE2
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 across the North West region.

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

PRINCE2
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 -18 56 £400 +17.21% 28
Cheshire -9 20 £413 +11.48% 8
Lancashire -2 13 £378 +16.15% 5
Merseyside +2 10 £375 -21.05% 5
Cumbria - 1 £300 -
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 151 (49.83%) Project Management
2 122 (40.26%) Finance
3 77 (25.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (20.13%) MS Project
4 61 (20.13%) ITIL
5 54 (17.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
7 43 (14.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 39 (12.87%) ISEB
9 38 (12.54%) PMI Certification
10 36 (11.88%) Banking
11 35 (11.55%) Windows
12 34 (11.22%) Migration
13 33 (10.89%) Supplier Management
14 31 (10.23%) Microsoft
15 29 (9.57%) APMP
16 27 (8.91%) PMI
16 27 (8.91%) PRINCE
16 27 (8.91%) ISEB Practitioner
17 26 (8.58%) PMP
18 23 (7.59%) Change Management
19 22 (7.26%) SAP
19 22 (7.26%) Degree
20 21 (6.93%) Service Management
21 20 (6.60%) Service Delivery
21 20 (6.60%) Internet
21 20 (6.60%) MS Office
21 20 (6.60%) MS Visio
21 20 (6.60%) Scrum
21 20 (6.60%) Project Planning

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.33%) Lync
3 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 61 (20.13%) MS Project
2 44 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 20 (6.60%) MS Visio
3 20 (6.60%) MS Office
4 13 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Agresso
4 1 (0.33%) Maximo
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.60%) Internet
2 12 (3.96%) SAN
2 12 (3.96%) LAN
3 8 (2.64%) WAN
4 5 (1.65%) Wireless
5 4 (1.32%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.32%) Firewall
5 4 (1.32%) WLAN
6 3 (0.99%) VoIP
7 1 (0.33%) ATM
7 1 (0.33%) DHCP
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) DNS
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.33%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) MS Access
3 3 (0.99%) DB2
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.33%) QlikView
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 122 (40.26%) Finance
2 36 (11.88%) Banking
3 18 (5.94%) Local Government
4 17 (5.61%) Retail
5 11 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.31%) Billing
6 7 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.65%) Advertising
8 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.99%) Back Office
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 159 (52.48%) Project Manager
2 25 (8.25%) Analyst
3 24 (7.92%) Programme Manager
4 22 (7.26%) Senior Manager
4 22 (7.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 15 (4.95%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.29%) Environment Manager
7 12 (3.96%) Project Planner
8 11 (3.63%) IT Project Manager
8 11 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (3.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (2.97%) Test Manager
11 8 (2.64%) Integration Manager
12 6 (1.98%) Coordinator
12 6 (1.98%) Programme Planner
12 6 (1.98%) Project Officer
12 6 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 5 (1.65%) Change Consultant
13 5 (1.65%) Project Support Officer
13 5 (1.65%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.33%) Web Services
2 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.91%) PMI
2 18 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.95%) NHS
4 14 (4.62%) Mainframe
5 13 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.64%) Economics
7 4 (1.32%) CMDB
7 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.99%) FMCG
9 2 (0.66%) New Media
9 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.33%) Informatics
10 1 (0.33%) PKI
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.33%) EPoS
10 1 (0.33%) Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.55%) Windows
2 13 (4.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.96%) UNIX
4 11 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.99%) Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (49.83%) Project Management
2 77 (25.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (20.13%) ITIL
4 34 (11.22%) Migration
5 33 (10.89%) Supplier Management
6 27 (8.91%) PRINCE
7 23 (7.59%) Change Management
8 21 (6.93%) Service Management
9 20 (6.60%) Service Delivery
9 20 (6.60%) Scrum
9 20 (6.60%) Project Planning
10 19 (6.27%) Programme Management
11 18 (5.94%) Information Security
12 14 (4.62%) Business Analysis
12 14 (4.62%) Six Sigma
12 14 (4.62%) Change Control
13 12 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (3.63%) Risk Management
15 10 (3.30%) ITSM
16 9 (2.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.64%) SQL
2 4 (1.32%) Java
2 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.66%) VB
4 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.33%) VBA
4 1 (0.33%) SQR
4 1 (0.33%) VBScript
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (17.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 43 (14.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 39 (12.87%) ISEB
4 38 (12.54%) PMI Certification
5 29 (9.57%) APMP
6 27 (8.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 26 (8.58%) PMP
8 22 (7.26%) Degree
9 16 (5.28%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 6 (1.98%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.65%) CISSP
11 5 (1.65%) CCNA
11 5 (1.65%) CISA
12 4 (1.32%) MCSE
12 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.66%) ISACA
14 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.31%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) COBIT
3 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) XenApp
4 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.26%) SAP
3 14 (4.62%) Citrix
4 10 (3.30%) Oracle
4 10 (3.30%) VMware
5 9 (2.97%) Cisco
6 4 (1.32%) HP
7 3 (0.99%) Primavera
7 3 (0.99%) Planview
8 2 (0.66%) AppSense
8 2 (0.66%) Northgate
8 2 (0.66%) IBM
8 2 (0.66%) Sybase
9 1 (0.33%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.33%) Cognos
9 1 (0.33%) Siebel
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Sun
9 1 (0.33%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.33%) NetApp
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