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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 380 386 375
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing PMI 266 240 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.31% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 146 146
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£438 £421 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -11.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- -21.49%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +10 249 £438 +3.85% 62
London +19 123 £475 +5.55% 28
South East +12 68 £375 -25.00% 9
Hampshire +19 27 £325 -53.57% 2
Berkshire +19 23 £440 -4.08% 4
Southampton +12 19 £325 -53.57% 1
City of London +10 19 £475 -13.63% 11
Scotland -1 13 £385 +5.47%
North West -29 13 £400 -10.61% 7
East of England -8 12 £413 +28.90% 8
Surrey -3 10 £450 +5.88%
Reading - 8 £575 -
Hertfordshire +10 7 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -7 7 £538 +43.33% 2
Yorkshire -29 7 £300 -17.80% 2
East Midlands -7 6 £415 +29.68% 1
Bracknell - 6 £350 - 2
Stirling +13 5 - -
Milton Keynes -8 5 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £375 -
Cheshire -17 5 £350 -21.78%
Manchester -21 5 £400 -13.51% 3
Egham - 5 £450 -
Solihull -2 4 - -
Newbury -8 4 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £258 -
Erskine +12 3 £268 -23.13%
Renfrewshire +7 3 £268 -23.13%
Guildford +2 3 - -
Derbyshire +2 3 £250 -21.87%

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 496 (98.61%) PMI Certification
2 384 (76.34%) Project Management
3 366 (72.76%) PRINCE2
4 195 (38.77%) Finance
5 150 (29.82%) PMP
6 103 (20.48%) MS Project
7 92 (18.29%) Degree
8 86 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (15.90%) ITIL
9 80 (15.90%) MS Excel
10 79 (15.71%) MS Office
11 76 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 70 (13.92%) Microsoft
13 59 (11.73%) Risk Management
14 58 (11.53%) Change Management
15 57 (11.33%) Banking
16 54 (10.74%) Oracle
17 51 (10.14%) Telecoms
18 45 (8.95%) Data Centre
19 44 (8.75%) SharePoint
19 44 (8.75%) PRINCE
19 44 (8.75%) Security Cleared
20 42 (8.35%) Project Planning
21 41 (8.15%) Migration
22 40 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (7.75%) Programme Management
24 37 (7.36%) SDLC
25 36 (7.16%) SAP
25 36 (7.16%) MS PowerPoint
26 35 (6.96%) Change Control

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.79%) Lync
3 7 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (1.39%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.99%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.60%) Confluence
6 2 (0.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.40%) Documentum
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Captiva
7 1 (0.20%) TPMS
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 103 (20.48%) MS Project
2 80 (15.90%) MS Excel
3 79 (15.71%) MS Office
4 36 (7.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) SAP BPC
2 6 (1.19%) SAP SD
2 6 (1.19%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.19%) SAP PP
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.80%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.60%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.40%) Agresso
5 2 (0.40%) Primavera
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.79%) Office 365
2 8 (1.59%) SaaS
3 4 (0.80%) IaaS
4 3 (0.60%) PaaS
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.77%) WAN
2 22 (4.37%) LAN
3 18 (3.58%) Internet
4 8 (1.59%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (1.19%) Firewall
6 5 (0.99%) NAS
6 5 (0.99%) Wireless
6 5 (0.99%) PABX
6 5 (0.99%) 3G
6 5 (0.99%) SAN
7 4 (0.80%) MPLS
8 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.60%) VoIP
9 2 (0.40%) GSM
9 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.40%) Intranet
9 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.39%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.79%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.80%) Big Data
5 4 (0.80%) OLAP
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
8 1 (0.20%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.99%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
2 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.20%) ERwin
3 1 (0.20%) Selenium
3 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 195 (38.77%) Finance
2 57 (11.33%) Banking
3 51 (10.14%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.57%) Retail
5 27 (5.37%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.98%) Legal
7 13 (2.58%) Marketing
8 12 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.39%) Front Office
9 11 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.19%) Billing
10 10 (1.99%) Advertising
11 7 (1.39%) Publishing
11 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.19%) Back Office
12 6 (1.19%) German Language
12 6 (1.19%) Law
13 5 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.80%) Electronics
14 4 (0.80%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 320 (63.62%) Project Manager
2 35 (6.96%) Analyst
3 34 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 31 (6.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 28 (5.57%) IT Project Manager
6 20 (3.98%) Senior Manager
7 19 (3.78%) Programme Manager
8 18 (3.58%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.38%) Technical Manager
9 17 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 17 (3.38%) SAP Manager
9 17 (3.38%) PMO Manager
10 16 (3.18%) PMO Analyst
10 16 (3.18%) Architect
11 15 (2.98%) Technical Project Manager
11 15 (2.98%) SAP Project Manager
11 15 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 12 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.19%) Delivery Project Manager
14 10 (1.99%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.39%) J2EE
2 5 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (0.80%) .NET
4 3 (0.60%) Itk
5 2 (0.40%) Middleware
5 2 (0.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.40%) XML
6 1 (0.20%) XSD
6 1 (0.20%) JMS
6 1 (0.20%) WSDL
6 1 (0.20%) EJB
6 1 (0.20%) JSP
6 1 (0.20%) Servlets
6 1 (0.20%) Struts
6 1 (0.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.38%) Economics
5 15 (2.98%) Informatics
6 13 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.39%) Market Risk
8 10 (1.99%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.99%) Data Integration
8 10 (1.99%) Equities
9 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.99%) NHS
10 5 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.80%) Clustering
11 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.60%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.60%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.60%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.60%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.96%) Windows
2 17 (3.38%) Linux
3 6 (1.19%) Solaris
4 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.60%) UNIX
6 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (76.34%) Project Management
2 366 (72.76%) PRINCE2
3 86 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (15.90%) ITIL
5 76 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (11.73%) Risk Management
7 58 (11.53%) Change Management
8 44 (8.75%) PRINCE
9 42 (8.35%) Project Planning
10 41 (8.15%) Migration
11 39 (7.75%) Programme Management
12 37 (7.36%) SDLC
13 35 (6.96%) Change Control
14 30 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (5.96%) Waterfall
15 25 (4.97%) Service Management
16 21 (4.17%) Service Delivery
16 21 (4.17%) Time Management
17 20 (3.98%) Scrum
18 18 (3.58%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.36%) SQL
2 18 (3.58%) C
3 12 (2.39%) Java
4 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
4 5 (0.99%) Korn
4 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.40%) COBOL
6 2 (0.40%) VB
6 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 496 (98.61%) PMI Certification
2 150 (29.82%) PMP
3 92 (18.29%) Degree
4 44 (8.75%) Security Cleared
5 33 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 31 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 22 (4.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (2.78%) APMP
9 11 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.59%) CAPM
11 7 (1.39%) ISEB
12 6 (1.19%) MBA
13 5 (0.99%) MCP
13 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.99%) PgMP
14 3 (0.60%) VCDX
14 3 (0.60%) VCAP
14 3 (0.60%) CISA
14 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.18%) QA
2 10 (1.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 10 (1.99%) GMP
2 10 (1.99%) GxP
2 10 (1.99%) PMBOK
3 6 (1.19%) SLA
3 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.99%) P3O
4 5 (0.99%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.80%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.60%) HL7
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) MiFID
8 1 (0.20%) EMIR
8 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.20%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (0.60%) BladeLogic
1 3 (0.60%) SCCM
1 3 (0.60%) OpenView
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 70 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.74%) Oracle
3 36 (7.16%) SAP
4 24 (4.77%) HP
5 17 (3.38%) IBM
6 12 (2.39%) VMware
7 8 (1.59%) Cisco
8 6 (1.19%) Citrix
8 6 (1.19%) Reuters
8 6 (1.19%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.80%) Cognos
10 4 (0.80%) Huawei
11 3 (0.60%) InterSystems
11 3 (0.60%) EMC
11 3 (0.60%) Remedy
11 3 (0.60%) BMC
11 3 (0.60%) NetApp
12 2 (0.40%) Lotus
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