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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE 2
Rank 42 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 142 202 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.46% 4.82% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 6.08% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 148 80
Median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £239 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.88 £23.75 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.36% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £16.00 £23.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.22 £25.92 £34.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
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
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

PRINCE2
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PRINCE2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 -10 78 £425 +25.00% 18
Lancashire +11 31 £413 -8.33% 5
Cheshire -15 16 £400 -9.85% 4
Merseyside -1 6 £488 +29.13% 5
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 104 (40.15%) Project Management
2 92 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (33.98%) ITIL
4 55 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.15%) Change Management
6 40 (15.44%) Finance
7 36 (13.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 35 (13.51%) Service Management
9 31 (11.97%) Microsoft
9 31 (11.97%) DevOps
10 29 (11.20%) Problem Management
11 27 (10.42%) SaaS
11 27 (10.42%) IaaS
11 27 (10.42%) ITSM
12 26 (10.04%) Data Centre
12 26 (10.04%) Open Source
13 25 (9.65%) PaaS
13 25 (9.65%) Migration
13 25 (9.65%) Business Analysis
13 25 (9.65%) Windows
14 23 (8.88%) MS PowerPoint
14 23 (8.88%) Security Cleared
15 22 (8.49%) Programme Management
16 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (7.72%) Oracle
17 20 (7.72%) PMP
17 20 (7.72%) PRINCE
18 19 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 18 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement

PRINCE2
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 10 (3.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.32%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (8.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 18 (6.95%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.25%) MS Office
3 11 (4.25%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.09%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.79%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (4.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.16%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.42%) IaaS
1 27 (10.42%) SaaS
2 25 (9.65%) PaaS
3 3 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.18%) LAN
2 15 (5.79%) WAN
3 8 (3.09%) IP Telephony
4 7 (2.70%) Firewall
5 5 (1.93%) VoIP
6 4 (1.54%) VPN
7 3 (1.16%) DNS
7 3 (1.16%) MPLS
7 3 (1.16%) Network Security
7 3 (1.16%) SAN
7 3 (1.16%) SSL
7 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.16%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.77%) IPv4
8 2 (0.77%) Wireless
9 1 (0.39%) DHCP
9 1 (0.39%) Intranet
9 1 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.47%) Oracle Database
1 9 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (1.16%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) Essbase
6 1 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Log4j
General
1 40 (15.44%) Finance
2 13 (5.02%) Retail
3 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.32%) Banking
4 6 (2.32%) Local Government
4 6 (2.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.93%) Automotive
6 3 (1.16%) Advertising
6 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (43.63%) Project Manager
2 32 (12.36%) Analyst
3 18 (6.95%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.56%) Operations Engineer
5 16 (6.18%) IT Manager
6 14 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 12 (4.63%) Infrastructure Manager
7 12 (4.63%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.25%) Technical Manager
9 10 (3.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 9 (3.47%) Business Manager
10 9 (3.47%) Change Manager
10 9 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (3.47%) Technical Project Manager
11 8 (3.09%) Oracle Project Manager
11 8 (3.09%) Product Manager
12 7 (2.70%) Architect
12 7 (2.70%) Consultant
12 7 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
12 7 (2.70%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.93%) Velocity
2 2 (0.77%) CSS
2 2 (0.77%) XML
3 1 (0.39%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
3 1 (0.39%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (0.39%) Middleware
3 1 (0.39%) REST
3 1 (0.39%) SOAP
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) WSDL
3 1 (0.39%) XSL
3 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.63%) User Experience
5 9 (3.47%) NHS
6 7 (2.70%) Ergonomics
7 6 (2.32%) Tandem
8 5 (1.93%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.54%) Life Science
9 4 (1.54%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.16%) RIA
11 2 (0.77%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.77%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.65%) Windows
2 15 (5.79%) Linux
3 14 (5.41%) Unix
4 11 (4.25%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.86%) AIX
5 10 (3.86%) Windows 2000
6 4 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.77%) Android
8 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (40.15%) Project Management
2 92 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (33.98%) ITIL
4 55 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.15%) Change Management
6 35 (13.51%) Service Management
7 31 (11.97%) DevOps
8 29 (11.20%) Problem Management
9 27 (10.42%) ITSM
10 26 (10.04%) Open Source
11 25 (9.65%) Business Analysis
11 25 (9.65%) Migration
12 22 (8.49%) Programme Management
13 20 (7.72%) PRINCE
14 19 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 18 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (6.95%) Data Management
16 12 (4.63%) Release Management
17 11 (4.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 10 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.54%) SQL
2 2 (0.77%) C
2 2 (0.77%) Java
2 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.39%) Perl
3 1 (0.39%) PHP
3 1 (0.39%) Python
3 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (13.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 23 (8.88%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.72%) PMP
3 20 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 18 (6.95%) SC Cleared
5 16 (6.18%) PMI Certification
6 9 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.09%) Degree
7 8 (3.09%) ISEB
8 6 (2.32%) APMP
9 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.54%) CCNA
11 3 (1.16%) CISSP
11 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.77%) MCSE
13 1 (0.39%) CCIE
13 1 (0.39%) CCNP
13 1 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) GMP
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.32%) SCCM
2 2 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.39%) Nessus
3 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.39%) Nmap
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 31 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.72%) Oracle
3 11 (4.25%) ServiceNow
4 9 (3.47%) Cisco
4 9 (3.47%) SAP
5 7 (2.70%) Citrix
5 7 (2.70%) VMware
6 6 (2.32%) LANDesk
7 5 (1.93%) Wyse
8 3 (1.16%) Apple
8 3 (1.16%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.77%) CA
9 2 (0.77%) Dell
9 2 (0.77%) EMC
9 2 (0.77%) Google
9 2 (0.77%) IBM
9 2 (0.77%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.77%) Sophos
9 2 (0.77%) Tableau
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