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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 450 376 377
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +1
Contract jobs citing PMI 147 216 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.35% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 138 113
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £600 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.00

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -79 142 £450 - 35
London -26 58 £488 -2.50% 20
South East -3 54 £425 -1.44% 5
Berkshire +10 22 £425 -9.57% 3
Hampshire -8 12 £431 - 1
Surrey -7 9 £403 +15.00% 1
City of London -10 9 £575 +9.52% 7
East of England -18 9 £525 +16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £450 +8.43%
North West -14 6 £369 +16.14% 2
West Midlands -17 6 £380 +28.81% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 5 £460 +5.14% 1
Guildford -8 4 £323 +24.03%
East Midlands -9 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Reading +16 3 £425 -17.07%
Cambridge +3 3 £395 -9.71% 1
Coventry -4 3 £391 -21.75%
Northampton -7 3 - -
Scotland -7 3 £303 -
Northamptonshire -12 3 - -
South West -24 3 £438 +13.63% 3
Hertfordshire 0 2 £575 - 1
Newbury -1 2 £438 -5.91% 1
Birmingham -6 2 - - 1
Manchester -10 2 £369 -1.66%
Wiltshire -12 2 £438 +16.66%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - -
Nottingham +2 1 - -
Glasgow -5 1 £275 -

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 369 (98.93%) PMI Certification
2 293 (78.55%) PRINCE2
3 250 (67.02%) Project Management
4 162 (43.43%) Finance
5 115 (30.83%) PMP
6 90 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (19.84%) MS Project
9 70 (18.77%) Banking
10 68 (18.23%) Change Management
11 66 (17.69%) ITIL
12 64 (17.16%) Degree
13 61 (16.35%) Microsoft
14 53 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (13.94%) MS Excel
16 51 (13.67%) Programme Management
17 47 (12.60%) PRINCE
18 42 (11.26%) Telecoms
19 38 (10.19%) SAP
20 37 (9.92%) Migration
21 36 (9.65%) Risk Management
22 35 (9.38%) Scrum
22 35 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 33 (8.85%) Oracle
23 33 (8.85%) SharePoint
24 32 (8.58%) Retail
24 32 (8.58%) Waterfall
25 28 (7.51%) MS Office
26 27 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
27 26 (6.97%) QA

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.95%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.80%) Lync
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) Documentum
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) FileNet
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 74 (19.84%) MS Project
2 52 (13.94%) MS Excel
3 28 (7.51%) MS Office
4 27 (7.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (5.63%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.80%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) SAP ERP
1 6 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (1.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 5 (1.34%) CA Clarity
3 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.27%) Endur
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.02%) WAN
2 11 (2.95%) LAN
3 7 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.34%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.34%) Firewall
4 5 (1.34%) SSL
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
5 4 (1.07%) LTE
6 3 (0.80%) 4G
6 3 (0.80%) 2G
6 3 (0.80%) MPLS
6 3 (0.80%) 3G
6 3 (0.80%) Intranet
7 2 (0.54%) SAN
7 2 (0.54%) Wireless
8 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.27%) HSPA
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) WiMAX
8 1 (0.27%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.80%) DB2
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.27%) QlikView
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.27%) MS Access
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) JIRA
1 5 (1.34%) Introscope
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 162 (43.43%) Finance
2 70 (18.77%) Banking
3 42 (11.26%) Telecoms
4 32 (8.58%) Retail
5 20 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.95%) Legal
7 10 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.68%) Automotive
7 10 (2.68%) Front Office
7 10 (2.68%) Marketing
8 7 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.88%) Back Office
9 6 (1.61%) Publishing
9 6 (1.61%) General Ledger
10 5 (1.34%) German Language
10 5 (1.34%) Law
10 5 (1.34%) Billing
11 4 (1.07%) Advertising
11 4 (1.07%) Dutch Language
11 4 (1.07%) French Language
Job Titles
1 217 (58.18%) Project Manager
2 29 (7.77%) Analyst
3 28 (7.51%) Senior Manager
4 26 (6.97%) IT Project Manager
4 26 (6.97%) Programme Manager
5 25 (6.70%) Senior Project Manager
6 19 (5.09%) PMO Analyst
7 13 (3.49%) Technical Manager
8 12 (3.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 12 (3.22%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (2.68%) Business Manager
9 10 (2.68%) SAP Manager
10 9 (2.41%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.14%) PMO Manager
12 7 (1.88%) Development Manager
12 7 (1.88%) Project Planner
12 7 (1.88%) Test Manager
13 6 (1.61%) Technical Project Manager
13 6 (1.61%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.34%) JRules
1 5 (1.34%) J2EE
2 4 (1.07%) .NET
2 4 (1.07%) XML
2 4 (1.07%) Worklight
3 2 (0.54%) HTML
3 2 (0.54%) JSP
4 1 (0.27%) RESTful
4 1 (0.27%) HTML5
4 1 (0.27%) Sinatra
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (0.27%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.27%) EDI
4 1 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.49%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.68%) AS400
5 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.61%) Economics
6 6 (1.61%) Kindle
7 4 (1.07%) FMCG
7 4 (1.07%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.80%) User Experience
9 2 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.54%) NHS
9 2 (0.54%) IVR
9 2 (0.54%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.27%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.90%) Windows
2 13 (3.49%) Linux
3 12 (3.22%) AIX
4 10 (2.68%) UNIX
5 5 (1.34%) SUSE
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.27%) Android
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) HPUX
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (78.55%) PRINCE2
2 250 (67.02%) Project Management
3 90 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (18.23%) Change Management
6 66 (17.69%) ITIL
7 51 (13.67%) Programme Management
8 47 (12.60%) PRINCE
9 37 (9.92%) Migration
10 36 (9.65%) Risk Management
11 35 (9.38%) Scrum
12 32 (8.58%) Waterfall
13 23 (6.17%) Business Analysis
14 22 (5.90%) Project Planning
14 22 (5.90%) ERP
15 21 (5.63%) Service Management
15 21 (5.63%) Change Control
16 20 (5.36%) Six Sigma
17 19 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (4.83%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.70%) C
2 15 (4.02%) Java
3 10 (2.68%) SQL
4 5 (1.34%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.34%) Jython
5 3 (0.80%) VBA
6 2 (0.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 369 (98.93%) PMI Certification
2 115 (30.83%) PMP
3 64 (17.16%) Degree
4 35 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (5.09%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.56%) APMP
7 16 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (3.49%) SC Cleared
10 12 (3.22%) ISEB
11 11 (2.95%) CISSP
12 9 (2.41%) CISA
13 6 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (1.34%) PgMP
14 5 (1.34%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.34%) CCNA
14 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (1.07%) CAPM
16 3 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.80%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.97%) QA
2 12 (3.22%) P3O
3 9 (2.41%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.88%) COBIT
5 6 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.07%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.27%) GxP
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 5 (1.34%) Tivoli
1 5 (1.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.27%) WSUS
3 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 61 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.19%) SAP
3 33 (8.85%) Oracle
4 9 (2.41%) IBM
4 9 (2.41%) HP
5 8 (2.14%) CA
6 7 (1.88%) Planview
6 7 (1.88%) Cisco
7 4 (1.07%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (0.80%) Tableau
8 3 (0.80%) VMware
8 3 (0.80%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.80%) Cognos
8 3 (0.80%) Primavera
8 3 (0.80%) Genesys
8 3 (0.80%) EMC
8 3 (0.80%) Intel
9 2 (0.54%) Sun
9 2 (0.54%) Nokia
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