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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 42 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 118 143 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.64% 5.08% 5.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 6.94% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 94
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£400 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -49.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £30.00 £18.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.90 £91.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £31.56 £23.34
% change year-on-year
-18.39% +35.18%
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
2389 2060 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 73.23% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 994 1040
Average daily rate £378 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 128 89
Average hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.90 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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 -6 55 £394 +18.42% 32
Lancashire -8 19 £400 +48.14% 3
Cheshire -17 18 £413 +41.63% 14
Merseyside -5 12 £300 -36.84% 6
Cumbria - - - - 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 135 (52.12%) Project Management
2 93 (35.91%) Finance
3 56 (21.62%) ITIL
4 52 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (18.53%) MS Project
6 40 (15.44%) MS Excel
7 38 (14.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (13.90%) Banking
9 34 (13.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 33 (12.74%) Microsoft
10 33 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (11.97%) Migration
12 30 (11.58%) PMI Certification
13 25 (9.65%) PMP
14 22 (8.49%) Change Management
15 21 (8.11%) NHS
15 21 (8.11%) Programme Management
16 20 (7.72%) Supplier Management
16 20 (7.72%) Windows
17 19 (7.34%) MS Office
17 19 (7.34%) Service Management
18 18 (6.95%) PRINCE
18 18 (6.95%) SAP
18 18 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (6.56%) ISEB
19 17 (6.56%) Project Planning
19 17 (6.56%) Scrum
20 16 (6.18%) Service Delivery
21 15 (5.79%) PMI
21 15 (5.79%) Retail

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.16%) Apache
2 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.16%) CMS
2 3 (1.16%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.16%) Orchard CMS
2 3 (1.16%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 48 (18.53%) MS Project
2 40 (15.44%) MS Excel
3 19 (7.34%) MS Office
4 13 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (3.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.16%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.77%) Agresso
3 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.09%) LAN
1 8 (3.09%) WAN
2 3 (1.16%) VoIP
2 3 (1.16%) SAN
2 3 (1.16%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) CTI
3 2 (0.77%) DNS
3 2 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) DHCP
4 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.39%) Wireless
4 1 (0.39%) VLAN
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.39%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.54%) MS Access
3 4 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.16%) DB2
4 3 (1.16%) RavenDB
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.77%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 93 (35.91%) Finance
2 36 (13.90%) Banking
3 15 (5.79%) Retail
4 13 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.86%) Local Government
6 8 (3.09%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.32%) Back Office
8 4 (1.54%) Billing
9 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.77%) Marketing
10 2 (0.77%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 154 (59.46%) Project Manager
2 26 (10.04%) Analyst
3 17 (6.56%) Senior Project Manager
3 17 (6.56%) Senior Manager
4 16 (6.18%) Programme Manager
5 14 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
6 11 (4.25%) Project Planner
7 10 (3.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 10 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (2.70%) Programme Planner
8 7 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 6 (2.32%) Project Officer
10 5 (1.93%) NHS Project Manager
10 5 (1.93%) Clinical Project Manager
10 5 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (1.93%) Project Support Officer
11 4 (1.54%) MI Analyst
11 4 (1.54%) Security Manager
11 4 (1.54%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.09%) .NET
2 5 (1.93%) Web Services
3 3 (1.16%) XML
3 3 (1.16%) XHTML
3 3 (1.16%) SAML
3 3 (1.16%) Lucene
3 3 (1.16%) Ajax
3 3 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.16%) LINQ
3 3 (1.16%) jQuery
3 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.16%) CSS
3 3 (1.16%) HTML
3 3 (1.16%) RESTful
3 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.16%) Sinatra
3 3 (1.16%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) NHS
2 18 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.79%) PMI
4 11 (4.25%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.54%) CMDB
7 3 (1.16%) Life Science
7 3 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.16%) Economics
7 3 (1.16%) Open Source
8 2 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.77%) New Media
8 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.77%) FMCG
9 1 (0.39%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.39%) CCTV
9 1 (0.39%) Statistics
9 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.72%) Windows
2 10 (3.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.93%) UNIX
5 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.77%) Solaris
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (52.12%) Project Management
2 56 (21.62%) ITIL
3 52 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (11.97%) Migration
6 22 (8.49%) Change Management
7 21 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 20 (7.72%) Supplier Management
9 19 (7.34%) Service Management
10 18 (6.95%) PRINCE
11 17 (6.56%) Scrum
11 17 (6.56%) Project Planning
12 16 (6.18%) Service Delivery
13 14 (5.41%) Risk Management
14 12 (4.63%) ERP
14 12 (4.63%) Business Analysis
15 11 (4.25%) Six Sigma
15 11 (4.25%) Information Security
15 11 (4.25%) People Management
16 10 (3.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.47%) SQL
2 6 (2.32%) C#
3 4 (1.54%) Java
3 4 (1.54%) VB
4 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.16%) VBScript
4 3 (1.16%) Ruby
5 1 (0.39%) C
5 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.39%) VBA
5 1 (0.39%) SQR
Qualifications
1 38 (14.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 34 (13.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 30 (11.58%) PMI Certification
4 25 (9.65%) PMP
5 17 (6.56%) ISEB
6 15 (5.79%) Degree
7 13 (5.02%) Security Cleared
8 10 (3.86%) APMP
9 7 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.93%) CISA
10 5 (1.93%) CISSP
11 4 (1.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.77%) CCNA
13 2 (0.77%) ISACA
14 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.39%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.47%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.16%) XenApp
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.95%) SAP
3 13 (5.02%) Oracle
4 8 (3.09%) Citrix
5 6 (2.32%) VMware
6 5 (1.93%) Cisco
7 3 (1.16%) Siebel
7 3 (1.16%) HP
7 3 (1.16%) Primavera
8 2 (0.77%) Northgate
8 2 (0.77%) Planview
8 2 (0.77%) IBM
8 2 (0.77%) Sybase
8 2 (0.77%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.77%) CosmoCom
8 2 (0.77%) Actuate
9 1 (0.39%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.39%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.39%) CODA
9 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
North West
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago