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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 42 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 115 150 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.62% 5.23% 5.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 7.41% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 88 85
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £26.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.54 £18.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.58 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-3.10% -6.75%
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
2270 2024 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.36% 70.55% 64.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1028 1141
Average daily rate £375 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 95 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -17 53 £375 +7.14% 29
Cheshire -2 29 £413 +13.40% 6
Merseyside 0 11 £375 -21.05% 5
Lancashire -4 11 £345 +6.15% 3
Cumbria - 2 £300 -
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 149 (50.00%) Project Management
2 118 (39.60%) Finance
3 79 (26.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (21.14%) MS Project
5 54 (18.12%) ITIL
5 54 (18.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 46 (15.44%) MS Excel
7 39 (13.09%) ISEB
8 38 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 38 (12.75%) PMI Certification
9 36 (12.08%) Banking
10 35 (11.74%) Windows
10 35 (11.74%) Migration
11 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
12 30 (10.07%) Supplier Management
13 29 (9.73%) APMP
14 28 (9.40%) PMI
15 27 (9.06%) ISEB Practitioner
16 26 (8.72%) PRINCE
17 25 (8.39%) PMP
18 23 (7.72%) SAP
18 23 (7.72%) Change Management
18 23 (7.72%) Degree
19 22 (7.38%) MS Office
19 22 (7.38%) MS Visio
19 22 (7.38%) Project Planning
20 20 (6.71%) Internet
21 19 (6.38%) Scrum
21 19 (6.38%) Programme Management
22 18 (6.04%) Management Information System

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (4.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.34%) Lync
3 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.34%) Documentum
Applications
1 63 (21.14%) MS Project
2 46 (15.44%) MS Excel
3 22 (7.38%) MS Visio
3 22 (7.38%) MS Office
4 13 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Agresso
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) Maximo
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.71%) Internet
2 12 (4.03%) SAN
3 11 (3.69%) LAN
4 7 (2.35%) WAN
5 5 (1.68%) Wireless
6 4 (1.34%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.34%) Firewall
6 4 (1.34%) WLAN
7 3 (1.01%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) ATM
8 1 (0.34%) DHCP
8 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.34%) DNS
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.34%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.34%) MS Access
3 3 (1.01%) DB2
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) MSI
2 2 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 118 (39.60%) Finance
2 36 (12.08%) Banking
3 18 (6.04%) Local Government
4 17 (5.70%) Retail
5 11 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.35%) Billing
7 6 (2.01%) Advertising
7 6 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.67%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (53.36%) Project Manager
2 25 (8.39%) Programme Manager
3 23 (7.72%) Analyst
4 20 (6.71%) Senior Manager
4 20 (6.71%) Senior Project Manager
5 13 (4.36%) Business Analyst
5 13 (4.36%) Infrastructure Manager
5 13 (4.36%) Environment Manager
6 12 (4.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 11 (3.69%) Project Planner
8 10 (3.36%) IT Project Manager
9 9 (3.02%) Test Manager
10 8 (2.68%) Integration Manager
11 6 (2.01%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.01%) Project Officer
12 5 (1.68%) Project Support Officer
12 5 (1.68%) Network Manager
12 5 (1.68%) Change Consultant
12 5 (1.68%) Consultant
12 5 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.02%) .NET
2 3 (1.01%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
3 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.40%) PMI
2 18 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.03%) NHS
4 14 (4.70%) Mainframe
5 13 (4.36%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.68%) Economics
7 4 (1.34%) CMDB
7 4 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.01%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.01%) FMCG
9 2 (0.67%) New Media
9 2 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.34%) Informatics
10 1 (0.34%) PKI
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.34%) EPoS
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.74%) Windows
2 14 (4.70%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.03%) UNIX
4 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.01%) Linux
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (50.00%) Project Management
2 79 (26.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (18.12%) ITIL
4 35 (11.74%) Migration
5 30 (10.07%) Supplier Management
6 26 (8.72%) PRINCE
7 23 (7.72%) Change Management
8 22 (7.38%) Project Planning
9 19 (6.38%) Scrum
9 19 (6.38%) Programme Management
10 18 (6.04%) Information Security
11 17 (5.70%) Service Management
12 15 (5.03%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.70%) Six Sigma
14 13 (4.36%) Business Analysis
14 13 (4.36%) Change Control
15 11 (3.69%) CRM
15 11 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (3.36%) ITSM
17 9 (3.02%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.68%) SQL
2 4 (1.34%) Java
2 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.67%) VB
4 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.34%) VBA
4 1 (0.34%) SQR
4 1 (0.34%) VBScript
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (18.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 39 (13.09%) ISEB
3 38 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 38 (12.75%) PMI Certification
4 29 (9.73%) APMP
5 27 (9.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 25 (8.39%) PMP
7 23 (7.72%) Degree
8 15 (5.03%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 6 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.68%) CISSP
10 5 (1.68%) CCNA
10 5 (1.68%) CISA
10 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.34%) MCSE
11 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.67%) ISACA
13 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.35%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.01%) COBIT
3 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.01%) XenApp
3 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.72%) SAP
3 14 (4.70%) Citrix
4 10 (3.36%) Oracle
5 9 (3.02%) Cisco
5 9 (3.02%) VMware
6 4 (1.34%) AppSense
6 4 (1.34%) HP
7 3 (1.01%) Primavera
7 3 (1.01%) Planview
8 2 (0.67%) Northgate
8 2 (0.67%) IBM
8 2 (0.67%) Sybase
9 1 (0.34%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos
9 1 (0.34%) Siebel
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe
9 1 (0.34%) Sun
9 1 (0.34%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.34%) NetApp
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