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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE 2
Rank 38 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 191 265 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.75% 6.77% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 8.67% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 164 97
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 £300 £275 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 7
Average hourly rate £42.73 £45.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.56% +6.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-9.48% -17.14%
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
3277 3055 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.07% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2029 1690 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 143 135
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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
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 30 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 -22 81 £378 +0.66% 31
Cheshire +5 60 £425 +6.25% 7
Lancashire +6 25 £460 +31.42% 5
Merseyside -22 7 £338 -25.00% 2
Cumbria -4 5 - - 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 194 (56.56%) Project Management
2 90 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (22.16%) Finance
4 67 (19.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (19.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 54 (15.74%) Change Management
7 51 (14.87%) ITIL
8 49 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
10 42 (12.24%) MS Excel
11 37 (10.79%) Supplier Management
12 36 (10.50%) PMI Certification
13 30 (8.75%) Line Management
14 28 (8.16%) Data Centre
14 28 (8.16%) Business Analysis
15 24 (7.00%) PRINCE
16 23 (6.71%) Migration
16 23 (6.71%) Security Cleared
17 22 (6.41%) MS Project
18 21 (6.12%) SDLC
19 20 (5.83%) PMI
19 20 (5.83%) Programme Management
20 19 (5.54%) MS Office
20 19 (5.54%) Oracle
20 19 (5.54%) Agile Project Management
20 19 (5.54%) SC Cleared
21 18 (5.25%) MS PowerPoint
21 18 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 18 (5.25%) APMP
21 18 (5.25%) Service Management

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.92%) JBoss
3 8 (2.33%) CICS
3 8 (2.33%) Confluence
3 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.87%) CMS
4 3 (0.87%) IIS
4 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.58%) Apache
5 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.41%) MS Project
3 19 (5.54%) MS Office
4 18 (5.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (4.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.17%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Primavera
5 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.50%) Firewall
1 12 (3.50%) WAN
2 11 (3.21%) LAN
3 5 (1.46%) DNS
3 5 (1.46%) Internet
4 4 (1.17%) 4G
4 4 (1.17%) SSL
5 3 (0.87%) DHCP
5 3 (0.87%) Intranet
5 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.87%) MPLS
5 3 (0.87%) VPN
5 3 (0.87%) Wireless
6 2 (0.58%) 2G
6 2 (0.58%) 3G
6 2 (0.58%) GSM
6 2 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.58%) Skype
6 2 (0.58%) UMTS
6 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.33%) DB2
2 5 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.58%) Big Data
3 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.58%) GIS
3 2 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.21%) JIRA
2 8 (2.33%) ClearCase
2 8 (2.33%) Subversion
3 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (22.16%) Finance
2 17 (4.96%) Retail
3 13 (3.79%) Local Government
4 12 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.21%) Banking
5 11 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.46%) Legal
6 5 (1.46%) Marketing
7 4 (1.17%) Billing
7 4 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 184 (53.64%) Project Manager
2 36 (10.50%) Analyst
3 30 (8.75%) IT Manager
4 28 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 24 (7.00%) Senior Manager
6 23 (6.71%) IT Project Manager
7 22 (6.41%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (5.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 19 (5.54%) Security Manager
10 18 (5.25%) Programme Manager
11 16 (4.66%) Senior Project Manager
11 16 (4.66%) Service Manager
12 13 (3.79%) Security Project Manager
13 12 (3.50%) Consultant
13 12 (3.50%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (3.21%) Change Manager
15 10 (2.92%) Technical Manager
15 10 (2.92%) Technical Project Manager
16 9 (2.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.21%) XML
2 10 (2.92%) JSP
2 10 (2.92%) Web Services
3 8 (2.33%) EJB
3 8 (2.33%) Hibernate
3 8 (2.33%) J2EE
3 8 (2.33%) JMS
3 8 (2.33%) Servlets
3 8 (2.33%) Struts
3 8 (2.33%) WSDL
3 8 (2.33%) XSD
4 3 (0.87%) .NET
4 3 (0.87%) CSS
4 3 (0.87%) HTML
4 3 (0.87%) JSON
5 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.58%) LAMP
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.29%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.83%) PMI
3 11 (3.21%) Mainframe
3 11 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.62%) NHS
6 8 (2.33%) PKI
7 7 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.87%) User Experience
10 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) Life Science
10 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.29%) Economics
11 1 (0.29%) Informatics
11 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.96%) Windows
2 8 (2.33%) Unix
3 4 (1.17%) Android
3 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Linux
4 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (56.56%) Project Management
2 90 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (19.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (15.74%) Change Management
5 51 (14.87%) ITIL
6 37 (10.79%) Supplier Management
7 30 (8.75%) Line Management
8 28 (8.16%) Business Analysis
9 24 (7.00%) PRINCE
10 23 (6.71%) Migration
11 21 (6.12%) SDLC
12 20 (5.83%) Programme Management
13 19 (5.54%) Agile Project Management
14 18 (5.25%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.25%) Service Management
15 17 (4.96%) Information Security
15 17 (4.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (4.66%) TOGAF
17 15 (4.37%) Change Control
17 15 (4.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.96%) JavaScript
2 15 (4.37%) SQL
3 10 (2.92%) Java
4 8 (2.33%) Assembly Language
4 8 (2.33%) COBOL
5 7 (2.04%) C++
6 6 (1.75%) Python
7 3 (0.87%) C
8 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 66 (19.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 49 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 36 (10.50%) PMI Certification
4 23 (6.71%) Security Cleared
5 19 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.25%) APMP
7 16 (4.66%) PMP
8 15 (4.37%) CISMP
9 9 (2.62%) CISSP
9 9 (2.62%) Degree
10 8 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.75%) ISEB
12 5 (1.46%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.87%) MCITP
13 3 (0.87%) MCTS
13 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.87%) RHCE
14 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.58%) ECDL
14 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.87%) GMP
3 3 (0.87%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.58%) UAG
2 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.58%) XenApp
3 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Puppet
1 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (0.58%) SmoothWall
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.54%) Oracle
3 12 (3.50%) SAP
4 10 (2.92%) BT
5 9 (2.62%) IBM
6 8 (2.33%) Chordiant
6 8 (2.33%) HP
7 7 (2.04%) Citrix
7 7 (2.04%) Openreach
8 5 (1.46%) ArcSight
8 5 (1.46%) Sun
9 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.17%) Cisco
9 4 (1.17%) Huawei
10 3 (0.87%) Juniper
10 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.58%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.58%) Nokia
11 2 (0.58%) VMware
11 2 (0.58%) Wyse
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