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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 440 351 342
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -9
Contract jobs citing PMI 144 208 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.41% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 119 124
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£458 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.68% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -66 136 £460 -3.15% 58
London -50 55 £500 -1.23% 25
South East +15 49 £400 -15.78% 7
Berkshire +19 26 £413 -15.38% 1
City of London 0 14 £495 -3.41% 10
North West -11 14 £405 +8.00% 3
Surrey +2 11 £320 -22.42% 1
East of England -5 9 £475 +7.04% 7
Guildford - 8 £320 -
Manchester -4 6 £410 +9.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 6 £475 +11.76% 3
Cambridge -1 5 £475 +8.57%
Scotland -16 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Hampshire -22 5 £649 +29.88% 2
Merseyside - 5 - -
West Midlands 0 4 £403 +42.47% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £500 +58.73% 2
Cheshire +2 3 £350 -6.66% 1
Birmingham -2 3 £425 +50.44% 1
Slough -3 3 £400 -15.78%
Hertfordshire -1 2 £525 +20.00% 1
Milton Keynes -10 2 £500 +81.81% 1
Oxfordshire -16 2 £350 -29.95%
South West -16 2 £475 +26.66% 2
Oxford - 2 £350 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £465 - 1
Docklands, London +10 1 £400 -
Reading +5 1 £425 -28.42%

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 328 (99.70%) PMI Certification
2 257 (78.12%) PRINCE2
3 219 (66.57%) Project Management
4 144 (43.77%) Finance
5 93 (28.27%) PMP
6 89 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (19.76%) MS Project
8 63 (19.15%) Banking
9 58 (17.63%) Change Management
10 56 (17.02%) Degree
11 53 (16.11%) ITIL
12 52 (15.81%) Microsoft
13 49 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (14.59%) Programme Management
14 48 (14.59%) MS Excel
15 39 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (11.25%) SAP
16 37 (11.25%) Telecoms
17 35 (10.64%) PRINCE
18 34 (10.33%) Scrum
19 33 (10.03%) SharePoint
20 32 (9.73%) Risk Management
21 30 (9.12%) Waterfall
22 28 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
23 27 (8.21%) Migration
23 27 (8.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 26 (7.90%) MS Office
25 24 (7.29%) Release Management
26 23 (6.99%) Investment Banking
27 22 (6.69%) Oracle

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (10.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.04%) MS Project Server
3 6 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.91%) Lync
5 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.61%) Documentum
5 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 65 (19.76%) MS Project
2 48 (14.59%) MS Excel
3 28 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (7.90%) MS Office
5 21 (6.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.91%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.52%) CA Clarity
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Endur
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.34%) WAN
2 9 (2.74%) LAN
3 8 (2.43%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.52%) Firewall
5 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.91%) Wireless
6 2 (0.61%) Intranet
6 2 (0.61%) 3G
6 2 (0.61%) MPLS
6 2 (0.61%) SSL
6 2 (0.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.30%) 4G
7 1 (0.30%) LTE
7 1 (0.30%) 2G
7 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.30%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) Introscope
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.30%) UltraEdit
3 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
General
1 144 (43.77%) Finance
2 63 (19.15%) Banking
3 37 (11.25%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.99%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.78%) Retail
6 11 (3.34%) Front Office
7 10 (3.04%) Automotive
8 9 (2.74%) Legal
9 8 (2.43%) Retail Banking
10 7 (2.13%) Law
10 7 (2.13%) Billing
11 4 (1.22%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.22%) Advertising
11 4 (1.22%) Marketing
11 4 (1.22%) German Language
12 3 (0.91%) International Banking
12 3 (0.91%) Publishing
12 3 (0.91%) Back Office
12 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 171 (51.98%) Project Manager
2 29 (8.81%) Analyst
3 24 (7.29%) Technical Manager
4 19 (5.78%) IT Project Manager
5 18 (5.47%) Programme Manager
5 18 (5.47%) PMO Analyst
6 17 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 16 (4.86%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 14 (4.26%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.95%) SAP Manager
10 12 (3.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 12 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (3.65%) Senior Project Manager
11 11 (3.34%) PMO Manager
12 9 (2.74%) SAP Project Manager
12 9 (2.74%) Business Manager
13 8 (2.43%) Coordinator
13 8 (2.43%) Technical Project Manager
13 8 (2.43%) Development Manager
13 8 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.22%) .NET
1 4 (1.22%) JRules
2 3 (0.91%) HTML
2 3 (0.91%) XML
3 2 (0.61%) JSP
3 2 (0.61%) Worklight
4 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.30%) Sinatra
4 1 (0.30%) HTML5
4 1 (0.30%) RESTful
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.82%) Kindle
5 5 (1.52%) AS400
5 5 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.22%) Economics
7 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.61%) NHS
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.61%) User Experience
8 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) IVR
9 1 (0.30%) SecurID
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.65%) Windows
2 7 (2.13%) Linux
2 7 (2.13%) UNIX
3 4 (1.22%) AIX
4 2 (0.61%) SUSE
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (78.12%) PRINCE2
2 219 (66.57%) Project Management
3 89 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (17.63%) Change Management
5 53 (16.11%) ITIL
6 49 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (14.59%) Programme Management
8 35 (10.64%) PRINCE
9 34 (10.33%) Scrum
10 32 (9.73%) Risk Management
11 30 (9.12%) Waterfall
12 27 (8.21%) Migration
13 24 (7.29%) Release Management
14 21 (6.38%) ERP
14 21 (6.38%) Business Analysis
14 21 (6.38%) Project Planning
14 21 (6.38%) Change Control
15 19 (5.78%) Portfolio Management
15 19 (5.78%) Service Management
16 17 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.56%) C
2 10 (3.04%) Java
3 8 (2.43%) SQL
4 3 (0.91%) VBA
5 2 (0.61%) PHP
5 2 (0.61%) VB
5 2 (0.61%) Jython
5 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) Ruby
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 328 (99.70%) PMI Certification
2 93 (28.27%) PMP
3 56 (17.02%) Degree
4 27 (8.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 20 (6.08%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.17%) APMP
7 16 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (4.26%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.74%) ISEB
10 7 (2.13%) CISSP
11 5 (1.52%) PgMP
11 5 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.52%) CISA
12 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.22%) CCNA
12 4 (1.22%) CAPM
13 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.91%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.38%) QA
2 13 (3.95%) P3O
3 9 (2.74%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.43%) COBIT
5 4 (1.22%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.61%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.25%) SAP
3 22 (6.69%) Oracle
4 9 (2.74%) HP
5 8 (2.43%) CA
6 6 (1.82%) Cisco
6 6 (1.82%) Planview
7 4 (1.22%) Progress
8 3 (0.91%) Tableau
8 3 (0.91%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.91%) Cognos
8 3 (0.91%) IBM
8 3 (0.91%) Primavera
9 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) Genesys
9 2 (0.61%) Sun
9 2 (0.61%) Dell
9 2 (0.61%) EMC
9 2 (0.61%) BT
9 2 (0.61%) Cadence
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