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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 45 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 114 159 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.59% 5.34% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 7.44% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 92
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£388 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £198 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £29.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +5.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £22.54 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.23 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -1.63%
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
2309 2138 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.84% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1080 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.47 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.22 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 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 16 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 16 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 -15 57 £419 +25.93% 17
Cheshire -10 24 £400 +23.07% 5
Lancashire -13 15 £378 +25.83% 4
Merseyside +2 11 £338 -28.94% 3
Cumbria - 1 £300 - 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 155 (49.68%) Project Management
2 122 (39.10%) Finance
3 80 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (19.23%) ITIL
5 57 (18.27%) MS Project
6 52 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 45 (14.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (13.14%) MS Excel
9 39 (12.50%) ISEB
10 38 (12.18%) Banking
11 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (11.86%) PMI Certification
12 35 (11.22%) Supplier Management
13 32 (10.26%) Windows
14 30 (9.62%) Microsoft
15 29 (9.29%) PRINCE
15 29 (9.29%) Migration
15 29 (9.29%) APMP
16 27 (8.65%) ISEB Practitioner
17 26 (8.33%) PMI
17 26 (8.33%) PMP
18 25 (8.01%) Change Management
19 22 (7.05%) Service Management
19 22 (7.05%) SAP
19 22 (7.05%) Project Planning
20 21 (6.73%) Degree
20 21 (6.73%) MS Office
20 21 (6.73%) Service Delivery
20 21 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (6.41%) Internet

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 14 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Lync
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.32%) Documentum
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 57 (18.27%) MS Project
2 41 (13.14%) MS Excel
3 21 (6.73%) MS Office
4 15 (4.81%) MS Visio
5 14 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.96%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.41%) Internet
2 11 (3.53%) LAN
2 11 (3.53%) SAN
3 8 (2.56%) WAN
4 4 (1.28%) Firewall
4 4 (1.28%) Wireless
5 3 (0.96%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.96%) VoIP
5 3 (0.96%) WLAN
6 1 (0.32%) CTI
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.32%) FWSM
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.28%) MS Access
3 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.96%) DB2
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 122 (39.10%) Finance
2 38 (12.18%) Banking
3 17 (5.45%) Retail
3 17 (5.45%) Local Government
4 13 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.24%) Billing
7 5 (1.60%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 2 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (54.17%) Project Manager
2 27 (8.65%) Analyst
3 20 (6.41%) Senior Manager
3 20 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
4 19 (6.09%) Programme Manager
5 15 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.17%) Project Planner
6 13 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 13 (4.17%) Environment Manager
7 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 9 (2.88%) Test Manager
8 8 (2.56%) Integration Manager
9 7 (2.24%) Programme Planner
10 6 (1.92%) Coordinator
10 6 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 6 (1.92%) Project Officer
11 5 (1.60%) Clinical Project Manager
11 5 (1.60%) Consultant
11 5 (1.60%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.64%) Web Services
2 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.33%) PMI
2 21 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.13%) NHS
5 14 (4.49%) Mainframe
6 13 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.56%) Economics
8 4 (1.28%) CMDB
9 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.96%) FMCG
10 2 (0.64%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.64%) New Media
10 2 (0.64%) Life Science
10 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.32%) Informatics
11 1 (0.32%) PKI
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
11 1 (0.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.26%) Windows
2 12 (3.85%) UNIX
3 11 (3.53%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) Linux
7 2 (0.64%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (49.68%) Project Management
2 80 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (19.23%) ITIL
4 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (11.22%) Supplier Management
6 29 (9.29%) PRINCE
6 29 (9.29%) Migration
7 25 (8.01%) Change Management
8 22 (7.05%) Service Management
8 22 (7.05%) Project Planning
9 21 (6.73%) Service Delivery
10 20 (6.41%) Programme Management
11 18 (5.77%) Information Security
11 18 (5.77%) Scrum
12 15 (4.81%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.49%) Six Sigma
13 14 (4.49%) Change Control
14 13 (4.17%) People Management
14 13 (4.17%) Risk Management
15 12 (3.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.88%) SQL
2 4 (1.28%) Java
3 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.96%) VB
4 2 (0.64%) VBScript
4 2 (0.64%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) SQR
Qualifications
1 52 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 45 (14.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 39 (12.50%) ISEB
4 37 (11.86%) PMI Certification
5 29 (9.29%) APMP
6 27 (8.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 26 (8.33%) PMP
8 21 (6.73%) Degree
9 16 (5.13%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 6 (1.92%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.60%) CISA
11 5 (1.60%) CISSP
11 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.28%) CCNA
13 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.96%) MCSE
14 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.64%) ISACA
15 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) QA
2 6 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.64%) XenApp
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.05%) SAP
3 11 (3.53%) Citrix
4 10 (3.21%) Oracle
5 9 (2.88%) VMware
6 8 (2.56%) Cisco
7 4 (1.28%) HP
8 3 (0.96%) Planview
8 3 (0.96%) Primavera
9 2 (0.64%) Northgate
9 2 (0.64%) Siebel
9 2 (0.64%) IBM
9 2 (0.64%) Sybase
10 1 (0.32%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.32%) Cognos
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Sun
10 1 (0.32%) CosmoCom
10 1 (0.32%) Actuate
10 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
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