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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 410 349 307
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -42
Contract jobs citing PMI 168 238 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.52% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 152 141
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£450 £466 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +288.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £165.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- +258.69%

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
15660 15644 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.60% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9676 9532 8203
Average daily rate £425 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 622 776
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 March 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 March 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 -80 157 £450 -1.09% 39
London -45 72 £475 -5.00% 15
South East -13 42 £435 -8.42% 5
City of London -13 19 £500 -4.76% 7
Berkshire +11 17 £445 -2.46% 1
North West -6 17 £400 +6.66% 3
Surrey +8 12 £330 -21.19% 1
East of England +9 11 £413 -5.71% 4
Guildford +6 10 £330 - 1
Cheshire +6 8 £375 +13.20% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £413 -2.94% 1
Scotland -5 7 £350 -28.20%
Cambridge +5 6 £413 -5.71% 1
Oxfordshire -9 6 £500 -
Yorkshire -3 5 £475 +21.79% 2
Manchester -12 5 £410 -11.35%
South West -18 5 £475 +29.25% 5
Oxford - 5 £488 -
West Midlands -3 4 £425 - 5
West Yorkshire -7 4 £475 +21.79% 2
Wiltshire +3 3 - -
Slough -4 3 £625 +31.57%
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £555 +88.13% 1
Merseyside -12 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £475 +8.57% 1
Bedfordshire -5 2 - -
Milton Keynes -10 2 £555 +101.81%
Bradford - 2 £388 - 1

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 334 (99.70%) PMI Certification
2 253 (75.52%) PRINCE2
3 224 (66.87%) Project Management
4 146 (43.58%) Finance
5 95 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (27.46%) PMP
7 71 (21.19%) MS Project
8 68 (20.30%) Banking
9 59 (17.61%) Degree
10 58 (17.31%) Programme Management
11 52 (15.52%) Change Management
12 48 (14.33%) ITIL
12 48 (14.33%) MS Excel
13 47 (14.03%) Microsoft
14 44 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (12.54%) Telecoms
16 35 (10.45%) SAP
16 35 (10.45%) Waterfall
17 34 (10.15%) PRINCE
17 34 (10.15%) Scrum
18 33 (9.85%) MS Office
18 33 (9.85%) SharePoint
18 33 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (8.66%) Risk Management
20 28 (8.36%) Investment Banking
21 27 (8.06%) Release Management
21 27 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 25 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
23 23 (6.87%) Retail
24 22 (6.57%) Project Planning

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.39%) MS Project Server
3 7 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.90%) Lync
5 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.60%) Documentum
7 1 (0.30%) SAS
7 1 (0.30%) CMS
7 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 71 (21.19%) MS Project
2 48 (14.33%) MS Excel
3 33 (9.85%) MS Office
4 25 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (5.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.90%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) CA PPM
1 6 (1.79%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.88%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.09%) LAN
2 7 (2.09%) WAN
3 4 (1.19%) 3G
4 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.90%) Wireless
5 2 (0.60%) 2G
5 2 (0.60%) LTE
5 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.60%) 4G
5 2 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) DWDM
6 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.30%) SSL
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.60%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.60%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.30%) Big Data
4 1 (0.30%) DB2
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.30%) QlikView
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.30%) UltraEdit
3 1 (0.30%) Introscope
General
1 146 (43.58%) Finance
2 68 (20.30%) Banking
3 42 (12.54%) Telecoms
4 28 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 23 (6.87%) Retail
6 14 (4.18%) Legal
7 12 (3.58%) Front Office
8 10 (2.99%) Law
8 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.39%) Billing
9 8 (2.39%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (2.09%) Automotive
11 5 (1.49%) Publishing
12 4 (1.19%) General Ledger
12 4 (1.19%) Advertising
13 3 (0.90%) International Banking
13 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.60%) Back Office
14 2 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 167 (49.85%) Project Manager
2 28 (8.36%) Analyst
3 23 (6.87%) Technical Manager
4 22 (6.57%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (5.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 18 (5.37%) Programme Manager
7 16 (4.78%) Senior Manager
7 16 (4.78%) IT Project Manager
7 16 (4.78%) SAP Manager
8 14 (4.18%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (4.18%) Senior Project Manager
9 12 (3.58%) PMO Manager
10 11 (3.28%) Business Manager
11 10 (2.99%) Agile Project Manager
11 10 (2.99%) SAP Project Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Programme Planner
12 9 (2.69%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.69%) Architect
13 8 (2.39%) Project Planner
13 8 (2.39%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.49%) .NET
2 4 (1.19%) JRules
3 2 (0.60%) DOM
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.30%) J2EE
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.30%) Worklight
4 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.49%) Informatics
5 4 (1.19%) Economics
5 4 (1.19%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.19%) Kindle
6 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) LIMS
8 1 (0.30%) GIS
8 1 (0.30%) Equities
8 1 (0.30%) PKI
8 1 (0.30%) Derivative
8 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.39%) UNIX
1 8 (2.39%) Windows
2 5 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.30%) SUSE
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (75.52%) PRINCE2
2 224 (66.87%) Project Management
3 95 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (17.31%) Programme Management
5 52 (15.52%) Change Management
6 48 (14.33%) ITIL
7 44 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 34 (10.15%) Scrum
9 34 (10.15%) PRINCE
10 29 (8.66%) Risk Management
11 27 (8.06%) Release Management
12 22 (6.57%) Project Planning
13 21 (6.27%) Business Analysis
13 21 (6.27%) Portfolio Management
14 20 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 20 (5.97%) Migration
14 20 (5.97%) ERP
15 18 (5.37%) Service Management
16 17 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.88%) C
1 13 (3.88%) Java
2 4 (1.19%) SQL
3 2 (0.60%) VB
3 2 (0.60%) VBA
3 2 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.30%) C++
4 1 (0.30%) Jython
4 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 334 (99.70%) PMI Certification
2 92 (27.46%) PMP
3 59 (17.61%) Degree
4 27 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (5.67%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.78%) APMP
7 13 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (3.28%) VCP4
9 8 (2.39%) ISEB
10 5 (1.49%) CISSP
10 5 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.49%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.49%) PgMP
11 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.90%) CAPM
11 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.90%) CISA
12 2 (0.60%) MBA
12 2 (0.60%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.97%) QA
2 13 (3.88%) P3O
3 7 (2.09%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.09%) COBIT
4 6 (1.79%) GxP
4 6 (1.79%) PMBOK
5 5 (1.49%) GMP
6 4 (1.19%) ISO 9000
6 4 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.90%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.60%) SLA
9 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.45%) SAP
3 21 (6.27%) Oracle
4 9 (2.69%) CA
5 7 (2.09%) HP
6 5 (1.49%) Primavera
7 4 (1.19%) Planview
7 4 (1.19%) Progress
7 4 (1.19%) Cisco
7 4 (1.19%) IBM
8 3 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.90%) Cognos
8 3 (0.90%) EMC
8 3 (0.90%) Tableau
9 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.60%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (0.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
9 2 (0.60%) Cadence
9 2 (0.60%) Ericsson
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