The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PMI in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PMI over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 443 464 384
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -80
Contract jobs citing PMI 184 152 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 0.94% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 84 126
Average daily rate £475 £458 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £317 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £438
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

PMI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PMI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PMI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PMI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PMI within the UK.

PMI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PMI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMI within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

PMI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PMI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PMI within the UK.

PMI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PMI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMI within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
England -5 171 £500 +8.69% 41
London +42 97 £550 +10.00% 15
South East -27 22 £433 +9.84% 11
City of London +44 19 £625 +25.00% 3
North West -6 19 £680 +70.00% 5
West Midlands -2 13 £405 +7.28% 2
Manchester -9 13 £680 +65.85% 1
East Midlands -1 7 £420 - 3
Berkshire -12 7 £425 - 6
Solihull - 6 £475 -
Hampshire +4 5 £400 -38.40% 3
Cheshire -4 5 £391 +4.33% 3
East of England -6 5 £400 -15.78% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £406 -14.47%
South West -3 4 £410 -13.68% 2
Birmingham -2 3 £314 -26.23% 2
Scotland -5 3 £450 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire -12 3 £335 +11.66% 2
Derbyshire - 3 £420 -
Newbury +9 2 £420 -
High Wycombe +6 2 £280 -
Milton Keynes +6 2 £488 -
Slough +5 2 £531 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £550 +22.22%
Swindon -2 2 £410 - 1
Knutsford -3 2 £391 - 2
Reading -7 2 - - 2
Cambridge -8 2 £463 -2.63%
Wiltshire -8 2 £410 - 1

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PMI 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 PMI.

1 435 (99.77%) PMI Certification
2 311 (71.33%) PRINCE2
3 309 (70.87%) Project Management
4 167 (38.30%) Finance
5 118 (27.06%) PMP
6 102 (23.39%) MS Project
7 97 (22.25%) Degree
8 90 (20.64%) Microsoft
9 79 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (16.97%) MS Excel
11 70 (16.06%) Banking
12 66 (15.14%) MS Office
13 65 (14.91%) Programme Management
14 64 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 63 (14.45%) ITIL
16 46 (10.55%) SDLC
17 45 (10.32%) PRINCE
17 45 (10.32%) Risk Management
18 44 (10.09%) Security Cleared
19 42 (9.63%) Change Management
20 41 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (8.49%) SAP
21 37 (8.49%) Oracle
22 36 (8.26%) Data Centre
23 31 (7.11%) Telecoms
23 31 (7.11%) Migration
24 29 (6.65%) SC Cleared
24 29 (6.65%) Project Planning
25 28 (6.42%) Scrum
26 27 (6.19%) Investment Banking

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PMI 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 PMI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.29%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.61%) CMS
4 5 (1.15%) MS Project Server
4 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.15%) TPMS
5 4 (0.92%) JBoss
6 3 (0.69%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.69%) Confluence
6 3 (0.69%) Documentum
6 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.46%) CICS
7 2 (0.46%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (23.39%) MS Project
2 74 (16.97%) MS Excel
3 66 (15.14%) MS Office
4 23 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (4.82%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.69%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (0.92%) SAP MM
1 4 (0.92%) SAP PP
1 4 (0.92%) SAP SD
2 3 (0.69%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.69%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.69%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Algo Collateral
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.23%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.29%) Office 365
1 10 (2.29%) SaaS
2 6 (1.38%) IaaS
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
3 1 (0.23%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.67%) LAN
2 14 (3.21%) WAN
3 9 (2.06%) VPN
4 6 (1.38%) Firewall
4 6 (1.38%) LTE
4 6 (1.38%) SAN
5 5 (1.15%) NAS
5 5 (1.15%) VoIP
6 4 (0.92%) MPLS
7 3 (0.69%) 3G
7 3 (0.69%) Network Security
7 3 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.69%) Skype
7 3 (0.69%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.46%) Intranet
8 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.46%) Wireless
9 1 (0.23%) ADSL
9 1 (0.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database
2 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.61%) Big Data
4 6 (1.38%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.15%) SAP HANA
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.46%) DB2
7 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.46%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) QlikView
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) VersionOne
General
1 167 (38.30%) Finance
2 70 (16.06%) Banking
3 31 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 27 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.82%) Retail
6 16 (3.67%) Legal
7 15 (3.44%) Financial Institution
8 14 (3.21%) Marketing
9 13 (2.98%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (2.52%) Billing
11 11 (2.52%) Front Office
12 9 (2.06%) Publishing
13 8 (1.83%) Advertising
14 6 (1.38%) Automotive
15 4 (0.92%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.69%) Brand Awareness
16 3 (0.69%) Law
16 3 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 269 (61.70%) Project Manager
2 44 (10.09%) Analyst
3 41 (9.40%) Infrastructure Manager
4 39 (8.94%) IT Manager
5 37 (8.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 35 (8.03%) IT Project Manager
7 34 (7.80%) Programme Manager
8 30 (6.88%) Senior Manager
9 29 (6.65%) Senior Project Manager
10 26 (5.96%) Delivery Manager
11 24 (5.50%) PMO Analyst
11 24 (5.50%) Technical Manager
12 22 (5.05%) Contracts Manager
13 20 (4.59%) Technical Project Manager
14 18 (4.13%) SAP Manager
15 15 (3.44%) SAP Project Manager
16 14 (3.21%) Development Manager
16 14 (3.21%) Development Project Manager
17 13 (2.98%) Risk Manager
17 13 (2.98%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.38%) Web Services
2 4 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.69%) .NET
3 3 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (0.69%) J2EE
3 3 (0.69%) JMS
3 3 (0.69%) Middleware
3 3 (0.69%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) EJB
4 2 (0.46%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.46%) HTML
4 2 (0.46%) JSP
4 2 (0.46%) Servlets
4 2 (0.46%) Struts
4 2 (0.46%) WSDL
4 2 (0.46%) XSD
5 1 (0.23%) CGI
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.98%) Market Risk
5 10 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.06%) Credit Risk
7 8 (1.83%) Equities
8 6 (1.38%) Clustering
8 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.15%) NHS
9 5 (1.15%) User Experience
10 4 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.92%) Pharmacovigilance
10 4 (0.92%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.36%) Windows
2 12 (2.75%) Linux
3 7 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.38%) Solaris
5 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.46%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (71.33%) PRINCE2
2 309 (70.87%) Project Management
3 79 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (14.91%) Programme Management
5 64 (14.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (14.45%) ITIL
7 46 (10.55%) SDLC
8 45 (10.32%) PRINCE
8 45 (10.32%) Risk Management
9 42 (9.63%) Change Management
10 31 (7.11%) Migration
11 29 (6.65%) Project Planning
12 28 (6.42%) Scrum
13 25 (5.73%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.50%) Coaching
15 23 (5.28%) Waterfall
16 19 (4.36%) Project Governance
17 17 (3.90%) Change Control
17 17 (3.90%) IT Governance
17 17 (3.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.98%) Java
2 12 (2.75%) SQL
3 8 (1.83%) C
4 5 (1.15%) Python
5 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.92%) Korn
5 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.69%) C++
6 3 (0.69%) COBOL
7 2 (0.46%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.46%) C#
7 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.46%) VB
8 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 435 (99.77%) PMI Certification
2 118 (27.06%) PMP
3 97 (22.25%) Degree
4 44 (10.09%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.65%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (5.96%) MCP
8 25 (5.73%) ISEB
8 25 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (3.44%) APMP
10 13 (2.98%) PgMP
11 12 (2.75%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.06%) CISSP
13 5 (1.15%) CISM
14 4 (0.92%) CISA
14 4 (0.92%) VCAP
14 4 (0.92%) VCDX
14 4 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.69%) MBA
15 3 (0.69%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.05%) SLA
2 17 (3.90%) QA
3 15 (3.44%) SEPA
4 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.38%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.92%) GxP
6 3 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.69%) EMIR
6 3 (0.69%) FATCA
6 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.69%) P3O
6 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.46%) GAMP
8 1 (0.23%) MiFID
8 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) KVM
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.29%) OpenView
1 10 (2.29%) SCCM
2 5 (1.15%) MOM
3 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 90 (20.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.49%) Oracle
2 37 (8.49%) SAP
3 21 (4.82%) HP
4 12 (2.75%) VMware
5 9 (2.06%) Citrix
6 8 (1.83%) Cisco
7 7 (1.61%) IBM
8 6 (1.38%) EMC
9 5 (1.15%) LANDesk
9 5 (1.15%) NetApp
9 5 (1.15%) Teradata
10 4 (0.92%) Adobe
10 4 (0.92%) Rally
10 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.92%) Reuters
11 3 (0.69%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.69%) Nokia
11 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
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