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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE 2
Rank 58 25 49
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 108 248 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 5.61% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 6.84% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 180 61
Median daily rate £400 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% +4.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.05 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.82% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.67 £23.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £27.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.79%
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
2941 3626 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.01% 82.00% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2271 1379
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 140 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -28 58 £395 +5.33% 19
Lancashire -2 18 £456 +7.35% 3
Cheshire -23 12 £318 -30.41% 7
Merseyside -4 3 £338 -12.90% 7
Cumbria +9 2 - - 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 164 (52.06%) Project Management
2 91 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (26.35%) ITIL
4 71 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (21.27%) Finance
6 44 (13.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 40 (12.70%) Data Centre
8 38 (12.06%) Microsoft
9 36 (11.43%) Change Management
10 35 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 33 (10.48%) Programme Management
11 33 (10.48%) PMI Certification
12 32 (10.16%) Service Management
13 30 (9.52%) Active Directory
14 29 (9.21%) TOGAF
15 27 (8.57%) Migration
15 27 (8.57%) MS Excel
16 26 (8.25%) Security Cleared
17 25 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 25 (7.94%) DevOps
18 23 (7.30%) LAN
19 21 (6.67%) Retail
20 20 (6.35%) Windows
20 20 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 19 (6.03%) SC Cleared
21 19 (6.03%) ERP
21 19 (6.03%) PMI
21 19 (6.03%) PMP
21 19 (6.03%) Data Management
22 18 (5.71%) Information Security

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 12 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.17%) IIS
3 9 (2.86%) Apache
4 6 (1.90%) JBoss
4 6 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.71%) MS Office
3 16 (5.08%) MS Project
4 10 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.95%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Primavera
5 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.81%) IaaS
2 9 (2.86%) SaaS
3 8 (2.54%) PaaS
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.30%) LAN
2 14 (4.44%) WAN
3 10 (3.17%) Firewall
4 9 (2.86%) DNS
4 9 (2.86%) Internet
5 7 (2.22%) IP Telephony
5 7 (2.22%) SSL
6 3 (0.95%) 2G
6 3 (0.95%) 3G
6 3 (0.95%) 4G
6 3 (0.95%) GSM
6 3 (0.95%) LTE
6 3 (0.95%) MPLS
6 3 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.95%) SAN
6 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.95%) UMTS
6 3 (0.95%) VoIP
6 3 (0.95%) VPN
6 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.81%) Data Mining
2 9 (2.86%) MySQL
3 5 (1.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.95%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.63%) GIS
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.32%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 21 (6.67%) Retail
3 13 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.86%) Banking
6 6 (1.90%) Marketing
7 5 (1.59%) Local Government
8 4 (1.27%) Electronics
9 3 (0.95%) Billing
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 36 (11.43%) Analyst
3 26 (8.25%) Business Analyst
4 25 (7.94%) IT Manager
5 19 (6.03%) Infrastructure Manager
6 18 (5.71%) Architect
7 17 (5.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 17 (5.40%) IT Project Manager
8 16 (5.08%) Programme Manager
8 16 (5.08%) Security Manager
9 13 (4.13%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (3.81%) Technical Manager
11 11 (3.49%) Integration Manager
11 11 (3.49%) Service Manager
12 10 (3.17%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) Security Project Manager
12 10 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
13 9 (2.86%) Service Integration Manager
14 8 (2.54%) Change Project Manager
14 8 (2.54%) IT Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.49%) Middleware
2 9 (2.86%) LAMP
3 6 (1.90%) .NET
3 6 (1.90%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.90%) JSP
4 3 (0.95%) WAMP
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.03%) PMI
3 15 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.86%) PKI
5 7 (2.22%) NHS
6 6 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.90%) Life Science
6 6 (1.90%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.59%) User Experience
8 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
8 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) RIA
9 1 (0.32%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.35%) Windows
2 12 (3.81%) Linux
3 10 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (52.06%) Project Management
2 91 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (26.35%) ITIL
4 71 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (11.43%) Change Management
6 35 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 33 (10.48%) Programme Management
8 32 (10.16%) Service Management
9 29 (9.21%) TOGAF
10 27 (8.57%) Migration
11 25 (7.94%) DevOps
12 20 (6.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 19 (6.03%) Data Management
13 19 (6.03%) ERP
14 18 (5.71%) Information Security
15 16 (5.08%) ITSM
15 16 (5.08%) Line Management
16 15 (4.76%) PRINCE
16 15 (4.76%) Supplier Management
17 14 (4.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.17%) PHP
2 8 (2.54%) Java
3 6 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.59%) C
4 5 (1.59%) C++
4 5 (1.59%) Python
4 5 (1.59%) SQL
5 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (13.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 33 (10.48%) PMI Certification
3 26 (8.25%) Security Cleared
4 25 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (6.03%) PMP
5 19 (6.03%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.08%) Degree
7 15 (4.76%) CISMP
8 11 (3.49%) APMP
8 11 (3.49%) CISSP
8 11 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.86%) ISEB
10 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.90%) MCITP
11 6 (1.90%) MCTS
11 6 (1.90%) RHCE
12 5 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.27%) CCNA
14 3 (0.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) GMP
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) P3O
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.90%) UAG
4 3 (0.95%) vSphere
5 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.17%) Puppet
2 9 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (1.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.81%) Red Hat
2 12 (3.81%) SAP
3 10 (3.17%) Citrix
4 9 (2.86%) Brocade
4 9 (2.86%) VMware
5 8 (2.54%) Cisco
6 7 (2.22%) Wyse
7 6 (1.90%) LANDesk
8 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.95%) BT
9 3 (0.95%) Ericsson
9 3 (0.95%) F5
9 3 (0.95%) HP
9 3 (0.95%) Huawei
9 3 (0.95%) Nokia
9 3 (0.95%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (0.63%) CA
10 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.63%) NetApp
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