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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 371 345 366
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +21
Contract jobs citing PMI 241 268 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 178 108
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£450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - £43.75

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
17149 16781 15323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.51% 31.52% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10583 10416 8997
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 662 661
Average hourly rate £18.88 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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
England -39 218 £450 +5.88% 56
London -20 98 £475 +5.55% 19
South East -1 46 £418 -1.64% 15
City of London +19 33 £500 +15.20% 13
East of England +8 22 £475 +48.43% 1
North West -16 20 £425 -10.52% 8
Hertfordshire - 16 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 15 £265 -36.71% 1
Scotland 0 13 £270 -36.47% 1
Manchester +2 12 £475 - 4
Milton Keynes +2 11 £265 -37.64% 1
South West 0 9 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -9 9 £475 +14.45%
Wiltshire +7 8 £400 +1.01% 1
Oxford -6 8 £475 +14.45%
West Midlands -17 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Renfrewshire - 8 £270 -
Erskine - 8 £270 -
Berkshire +3 7 £400 -8.57% 5
Hampshire 0 7 £400 -14.89% 4
Hertford - 7 £500 -
East Midlands -7 6 £315 -1.56% 3
Cheshire -10 6 £425 -26.08% 2
Swindon +10 5 £400 +1.01%
Solihull +7 4 £300 -
Essex -1 4 £430 +28.35% 1
Hook -6 4 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £250 - 2
Nottingham - 4 £250 - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £438 -

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 403 (98.29%) PMI Certification
2 317 (77.32%) Project Management
3 296 (72.20%) PRINCE2
4 162 (39.51%) Finance
5 119 (29.02%) PMP
6 91 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (20.49%) MS Project
8 73 (17.80%) Degree
9 66 (16.10%) ITIL
10 63 (15.37%) Banking
11 60 (14.63%) MS Office
12 54 (13.17%) MS Excel
13 53 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (12.20%) Change Management
15 49 (11.95%) Telecoms
16 47 (11.46%) Programme Management
17 41 (10.00%) Risk Management
18 39 (9.51%) Microsoft
18 39 (9.51%) Waterfall
19 38 (9.27%) SharePoint
20 35 (8.54%) PRINCE
21 34 (8.29%) Project Planning
22 33 (8.05%) SDLC
23 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
23 32 (7.80%) Retail
24 31 (7.56%) SAP
24 31 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 31 (7.56%) Change Control
25 30 (7.32%) Scrum
26 29 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 38 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.22%) Lync
6 3 (0.73%) Confluence
6 3 (0.73%) Documentum
7 2 (0.49%) CMS
7 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Captiva
Applications
1 84 (20.49%) MS Project
2 60 (14.63%) MS Office
3 54 (13.17%) MS Excel
4 25 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (4.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.46%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.22%) Primavera
3 4 (0.98%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.49%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.49%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.49%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (2.68%) LAN
2 11 (2.68%) WAN
3 8 (1.95%) Internet
3 8 (1.95%) 3G
4 7 (1.71%) Unified Communications
5 5 (1.22%) PABX
5 5 (1.22%) Firewall
5 5 (1.22%) Wireless
6 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.24%) LTE
7 1 (0.24%) 4G
7 1 (0.24%) Broadband
7 1 (0.24%) 2G
7 1 (0.24%) DWDM
7 1 (0.24%) MPLS
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.71%) SQL Server
1 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (0.98%) OLAP
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.49%) DB2
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.49%) Big Data
4 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) QlikView
5 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (2.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.49%) Subversion
2 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) UltraEdit
General
1 162 (39.51%) Finance
2 63 (15.37%) Banking
3 49 (11.95%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.80%) Retail
5 26 (6.34%) Investment Banking
6 21 (5.12%) Legal
7 19 (4.63%) Manufacturing
8 17 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.93%) Billing
10 11 (2.68%) Law
10 11 (2.68%) Marketing
11 9 (2.20%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.95%) Publishing
13 7 (1.71%) Retail Banking
14 6 (1.46%) Front Office
15 5 (1.22%) Back Office
16 4 (0.98%) Electronics
17 3 (0.73%) Advertising
18 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
18 2 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 235 (57.32%) Project Manager
2 27 (6.59%) IT Project Manager
3 26 (6.34%) Analyst
4 24 (5.85%) Architect
5 23 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
6 21 (5.12%) Technical Manager
7 19 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (4.63%) PMO Manager
8 17 (4.15%) Programme Manager
9 15 (3.66%) Agile Project Manager
9 15 (3.66%) SAP Manager
10 14 (3.41%) Senior Manager
10 14 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 13 (3.17%) Technical Delivery Manager
12 12 (2.93%) Business Manager
12 12 (2.93%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.93%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (2.44%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.71%) .NET
1 7 (1.71%) J2EE
2 2 (0.49%) Middleware
2 2 (0.49%) DOM
3 1 (0.24%) JMS
3 1 (0.24%) WSDL
3 1 (0.24%) HTML
3 1 (0.24%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.24%) EJB
3 1 (0.24%) JSP
3 1 (0.24%) Servlets
3 1 (0.24%) Struts
3 1 (0.24%) Web Services
3 1 (0.24%) XML
3 1 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.12%) Informatics
3 19 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.41%) Economics
5 13 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.22%) Equities
9 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.73%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.49%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.49%) Derivative
10 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.49%) EMV
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.44%) Windows
2 4 (0.98%) UNIX
3 2 (0.49%) Linux
3 2 (0.49%) Android
3 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.24%) AIX
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (77.32%) Project Management
2 296 (72.20%) PRINCE2
3 91 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (16.10%) ITIL
5 53 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (12.20%) Change Management
7 47 (11.46%) Programme Management
8 41 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 39 (9.51%) Waterfall
10 35 (8.54%) PRINCE
11 34 (8.29%) Project Planning
12 33 (8.05%) SDLC
13 31 (7.56%) Change Control
14 30 (7.32%) Scrum
15 29 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (5.37%) Service Management
17 21 (5.12%) Service Delivery
17 21 (5.12%) Time Management
18 20 (4.88%) Process Management
19 19 (4.63%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.12%) C
2 16 (3.90%) Java
3 12 (2.93%) SQL
4 4 (0.98%) VB
5 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.49%) VBA
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 403 (98.29%) PMI Certification
2 119 (29.02%) PMP
3 73 (17.80%) Degree
4 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (6.10%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.15%) APMP
8 11 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.71%) CAPM
10 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.46%) PgMP
11 4 (0.98%) CISSP
11 4 (0.98%) CISA
12 3 (0.73%) ISEB
12 3 (0.73%) MBA
12 3 (0.73%) GIAC
13 2 (0.49%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.24%) CISM
14 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.90%) GMP
1 16 (3.90%) GxP
2 15 (3.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (2.44%) QA
4 9 (2.20%) P3O
4 9 (2.20%) PMBOK
5 6 (1.46%) ISO 9000
6 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.22%) COBIT
7 4 (0.98%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.98%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.49%) SLA
8 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (9.51%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.56%) SAP
3 23 (5.61%) Oracle
4 16 (3.90%) HP
5 13 (3.17%) IBM
6 5 (1.22%) WorldPay
6 5 (1.22%) Cisco
7 4 (0.98%) Progress
7 4 (0.98%) CA
8 3 (0.73%) Dell
8 3 (0.73%) Cognos
8 3 (0.73%) Remedy
8 3 (0.73%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.73%) Huawei
8 3 (0.73%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (0.49%) Ciena
9 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.49%) LANDesk
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