The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 34 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 128 156 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.27% 5.76% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 8.16% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 99 69
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.70 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.07% +64.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.54 £19.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £66.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.63 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-12.66% -11.24%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
PRINCE2
England

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -18 59 £313 -19.35% 24
Cheshire -5 28 £405 +8.72% 10
Lancashire -3 14 £345 +0.36% 2
Merseyside +1 10 £338 -5.46% 3
Cumbria 0 2 £300 +5.26%
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 154 (49.20%) Project Management
2 115 (36.74%) Finance
3 82 (26.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (19.81%) MS Project
5 53 (16.93%) ITIL
5 53 (16.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 48 (15.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 46 (14.70%) MS Excel
8 40 (12.78%) Windows
8 40 (12.78%) Supplier Management
9 37 (11.82%) ISEB
9 37 (11.82%) PMI Certification
10 35 (11.18%) Migration
11 32 (10.22%) Microsoft
12 31 (9.90%) Banking
13 29 (9.27%) APMP
14 26 (8.31%) PMI
14 26 (8.31%) PRINCE
15 25 (7.99%) ISEB Practitioner
16 24 (7.67%) Programme Management
16 24 (7.67%) Change Management
16 24 (7.67%) PMP
17 23 (7.35%) SAP
17 23 (7.35%) Project Planning
17 23 (7.35%) Degree
18 22 (7.03%) MS Visio
19 20 (6.39%) Local Government
19 20 (6.39%) Internet
20 19 (6.07%) Service Management
20 19 (6.07%) MS Office

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.28%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.96%) Lync
4 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) Documentum
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 62 (19.81%) MS Project
2 46 (14.70%) MS Excel
3 22 (7.03%) MS Visio
4 19 (6.07%) MS Office
5 14 (4.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.39%) Internet
2 12 (3.83%) SAN
2 12 (3.83%) LAN
3 8 (2.56%) Firewall
4 7 (2.24%) WAN
5 5 (1.60%) Wireless
6 4 (1.28%) WLAN
6 4 (1.28%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.96%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) ATM
8 1 (0.32%) DHCP
8 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.32%) DNS
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.32%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.28%) Ingres
2 4 (1.28%) MS Access
3 3 (0.96%) DB2
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 115 (36.74%) Finance
2 31 (9.90%) Banking
3 20 (6.39%) Local Government
4 16 (5.11%) Retail
5 12 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.24%) Billing
7 6 (1.92%) Advertising
8 5 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.96%) Back Office
9 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.64%) French Language
10 2 (0.64%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 169 (53.99%) Project Manager
2 26 (8.31%) Programme Manager
3 23 (7.35%) Analyst
4 21 (6.71%) Senior Manager
4 21 (6.71%) Senior Project Manager
5 16 (5.11%) Infrastructure Manager
6 15 (4.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 13 (4.15%) Environment Manager
7 13 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 11 (3.51%) Project Planner
9 10 (3.19%) IT Project Manager
10 9 (2.88%) Test Manager
11 8 (2.56%) Integration Manager
12 7 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 6 (1.92%) PMO Manager
13 6 (1.92%) Coordinator
14 5 (1.60%) Technical Manager
14 5 (1.60%) Change Consultant
14 5 (1.60%) Network Manager
14 5 (1.60%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.56%) .NET
2 4 (1.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.31%) PMI
2 18 (5.75%) NHS
3 15 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.15%) Mainframe
4 13 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.56%) Economics
6 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.28%) CMDB
6 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.96%) FMCG
7 3 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.32%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.32%) Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) CESG
8 1 (0.32%) PKI
8 1 (0.32%) GIS
8 1 (0.32%) EPoS
8 1 (0.32%) Informatics
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.78%) Windows
2 15 (4.79%) UNIX
2 15 (4.79%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.96%) Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (49.20%) Project Management
2 82 (26.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (16.93%) ITIL
4 40 (12.78%) Supplier Management
5 35 (11.18%) Migration
6 26 (8.31%) PRINCE
7 24 (7.67%) Programme Management
7 24 (7.67%) Change Management
8 23 (7.35%) Project Planning
9 19 (6.07%) Service Management
9 19 (6.07%) Scrum
10 14 (4.47%) Business Analysis
11 13 (4.15%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.15%) Six Sigma
12 12 (3.83%) Change Control
12 12 (3.83%) Information Security
13 11 (3.51%) CRM
13 11 (3.51%) Resource Management
14 10 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (2.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.83%) SQL
2 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (0.32%) C
3 1 (0.32%) VB
3 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (16.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 48 (15.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 37 (11.82%) ISEB
3 37 (11.82%) PMI Certification
4 29 (9.27%) APMP
5 25 (7.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 24 (7.67%) PMP
7 23 (7.35%) Degree
8 15 (4.79%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 6 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.60%) CCNA
10 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.32%) CAPM
12 1 (0.32%) CIMA
12 1 (0.32%) CISA
12 1 (0.32%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.24%) XenApp
3 5 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.28%) SCCM
1 4 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.35%) SAP
3 17 (5.43%) Citrix
4 15 (4.79%) Oracle
5 14 (4.47%) Cisco
6 13 (4.15%) VMware
7 5 (1.60%) AppSense
7 5 (1.60%) Symantec
7 5 (1.60%) McAfee
8 4 (1.28%) Nortel
8 4 (1.28%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.28%) Lotus
8 4 (1.28%) Avaya
9 3 (0.96%) Primavera
9 3 (0.96%) HP
10 2 (0.64%) Planview
10 2 (0.64%) IBM
10 2 (0.64%) Sybase
10 2 (0.64%) Northgate
11 1 (0.32%) Capita
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