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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 388 363 406
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +43
Contract jobs citing PMI 231 233 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 1.44% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 110
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£425 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £334 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.50%

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
England -16 209 £425 -12.95% 42
London -9 94 £450 -13.46% 19
South East -19 31 £435 -3.33% 13
East of England -12 24 £320 -50.76% 2
West Midlands -3 20 £394 -1.56% 2
City of London +23 17 £553 +10.65% 6
North West -9 13 £470 +17.50% 1
Hampshire -13 9 £700 +33.33% 3
Scotland -20 9 £358 -4.66% 1
East Midlands +11 8 £320 +42.22%
Cheshire +7 8 £448 +14.74%
Yorkshire +9 7 £365 -27.00% 2
South West -30 7 £500 +6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £400 -38.46%
Surrey -8 6 £425 - 6
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £538 +86.95% 1
Southampton -6 5 £700 +16.66% 3
Manchester -6 5 £500 -
Warwickshire - 5 £394 - 1
Docklands, London +16 4 £675 +22.72%
Knutsford +12 4 £470 +20.51%
Milton Keynes +1 4 £435 -33.07%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £365 -27.00% 1
Oxfordshire -9 4 £394 +3.61% 3
Glasgow -12 4 £425 +21.42%
Hertfordshire -22 4 £400 -
Derbyshire - 4 £320 -
Berkshire +1 3 £459 +7.94%
Essex -11 3 £350 -46.15% 1
Bristol -16 3 £375 -11.76% 1

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 468 (99.15%) PMI Certification
2 377 (79.87%) PRINCE2
3 309 (65.47%) Project Management
4 194 (41.10%) Finance
5 150 (31.78%) PMP
6 108 (22.88%) MS Project
7 95 (20.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (18.86%) Banking
10 86 (18.22%) Degree
11 82 (17.37%) Microsoft
12 80 (16.95%) ITIL
13 76 (16.10%) MS Excel
14 74 (15.68%) Change Management
15 59 (12.50%) Migration
16 57 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (10.38%) Telecoms
18 47 (9.96%) PRINCE
19 46 (9.75%) Programme Management
20 45 (9.53%) Oracle
21 42 (8.90%) MS Office
22 41 (8.69%) Scrum
23 40 (8.47%) Retail
24 38 (8.05%) Risk Management
24 38 (8.05%) SAP
24 38 (8.05%) Java
25 37 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 36 (7.63%) SharePoint
27 34 (7.20%) Windows
28 33 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 36 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.18%) MS Project Server
3 14 (2.97%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (1.06%) Apache
6 4 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.64%) Lync
7 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.42%) Documentum
8 2 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.21%) FileNet
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (22.88%) MS Project
2 76 (16.10%) MS Excel
3 42 (8.90%) MS Office
4 31 (6.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (5.72%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (3.18%) CA Clarity
2 7 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.42%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) Summit
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) SaaS
1 3 (0.64%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.03%) WAN
2 14 (2.97%) LAN
3 9 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.69%) Firewall
4 8 (1.69%) SSL
5 5 (1.06%) Internet
5 5 (1.06%) 3G
5 5 (1.06%) 2G
5 5 (1.06%) 4G
5 5 (1.06%) LTE
6 4 (0.85%) Wireless
6 4 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.85%) Intranet
7 3 (0.64%) MPLS
7 3 (0.64%) SAN
7 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.42%) UMTS
8 2 (0.42%) TETRA
9 1 (0.21%) WiMAX
9 1 (0.21%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.91%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.06%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.42%) QlikView
4 2 (0.42%) Big Data
4 2 (0.42%) DB2
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.21%) MS Access
5 1 (0.21%) OLAP
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.21%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Introscope
2 2 (0.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 194 (41.10%) Finance
2 89 (18.86%) Banking
3 49 (10.38%) Telecoms
4 40 (8.47%) Retail
5 22 (4.66%) Marketing
6 20 (4.24%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.18%) Legal
8 12 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.54%) Automotive
9 11 (2.33%) Front Office
10 9 (1.91%) General Ledger
11 8 (1.69%) Back Office
11 8 (1.69%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.69%) Dutch Language
12 7 (1.48%) French Language
12 7 (1.48%) Advertising
12 7 (1.48%) Publishing
13 6 (1.27%) Law
13 6 (1.27%) German Language
14 5 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (62.71%) Project Manager
2 40 (8.47%) Analyst
3 32 (6.78%) IT Project Manager
4 29 (6.14%) Programme Manager
5 27 (5.72%) Senior Manager
6 26 (5.51%) Senior Project Manager
7 19 (4.03%) PMO Analyst
8 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 16 (3.39%) Coordinator
9 16 (3.39%) Project Coordinator
10 14 (2.97%) Technical Manager
11 12 (2.54%) IT Programme Manager
11 12 (2.54%) Technical Project Manager
12 9 (1.91%) Business Analyst
12 9 (1.91%) Business Manager
13 8 (1.69%) ScrumMaster
14 7 (1.48%) PMO Manager
14 7 (1.48%) SAP Manager
14 7 (1.48%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.97%) XML
2 10 (2.12%) JSP
3 9 (1.91%) Middleware
4 8 (1.69%) EJB
5 7 (1.48%) J2EE
5 7 (1.48%) Worklight
6 6 (1.27%) .NET
6 6 (1.27%) JRules
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.85%) HTML
9 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.42%) JSON
9 2 (0.42%) SVG
9 2 (0.42%) OAuth
9 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.42%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (0.21%) RESTful
10 1 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.66%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.75%) AS400
5 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.33%) Economics
7 7 (1.48%) FMCG
8 6 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
9 5 (1.06%) Kindle
10 4 (0.85%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.64%) IVR
11 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.64%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.42%) User Experience
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.20%) Windows
2 28 (5.93%) Linux
3 22 (4.66%) UNIX
4 18 (3.81%) AIX
5 8 (1.69%) SUSE
6 1 (0.21%) Android
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.21%) HPUX
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (79.87%) PRINCE2
2 309 (65.47%) Project Management
3 95 (20.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (16.95%) ITIL
6 74 (15.68%) Change Management
7 59 (12.50%) Migration
8 47 (9.96%) PRINCE
9 46 (9.75%) Programme Management
10 41 (8.69%) Scrum
11 38 (8.05%) Risk Management
12 33 (6.99%) Change Control
13 29 (6.14%) Waterfall
14 28 (5.93%) Portfolio Management
15 27 (5.72%) Project Planning
15 27 (5.72%) Six Sigma
16 26 (5.51%) Information Security
17 24 (5.08%) Service Management
18 22 (4.66%) Business Analysis
19 19 (4.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.05%) Java
2 31 (6.57%) C
3 14 (2.97%) SQL
4 8 (1.69%) Jython
4 8 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.85%) VBA
6 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.42%) Python
8 1 (0.21%) C#
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 468 (99.15%) PMI Certification
2 150 (31.78%) PMP
3 86 (18.22%) Degree
4 37 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 33 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 23 (4.87%) APMP
7 17 (3.60%) ISEB
8 16 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.97%) Security Cleared
10 10 (2.12%) CISA
10 10 (2.12%) CISSP
11 9 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (1.27%) PgMP
12 6 (1.27%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.06%) GIAC
13 5 (1.06%) CAPM
13 5 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.06%) CCNA
14 4 (0.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.93%) QA
2 21 (4.45%) P3O
3 9 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.85%) SLA
6 3 (0.64%) COBIT
7 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.21%) EMIR
8 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.48%) Tivoli
1 7 (1.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 7 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (0.85%) Puppet
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.21%) WSUS
4 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.53%) Oracle
3 38 (8.05%) SAP
4 14 (2.97%) IBM
5 10 (2.12%) Cisco
5 10 (2.12%) Guidewire
6 8 (1.69%) HP
7 7 (1.48%) CA
7 7 (1.48%) Primavera
8 6 (1.27%) Sybase
9 5 (1.06%) EMC
9 5 (1.06%) VMware
10 4 (0.85%) Genesys
10 4 (0.85%) Lotus
10 4 (0.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (0.64%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.64%) Planview
11 3 (0.64%) Wall Street Systems
11 3 (0.64%) NetApp
11 3 (0.64%) Nokia
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