The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 373 368 361
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing PMI 243 205 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 1.52% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 121 127
Average daily rate
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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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +23 217 £405 -17.34% 43
London -5 108 £431 -13.75% 23
South East -28 28 £563 +18.42% 12
City of London -1 25 £411 -13.47% 6
West Midlands +8 18 £375 -42.30%
North West +2 18 £405 +1.25% 2
East of England -17 15 £310 +7.82%
South West - 12 £423 - 1
Hampshire -10 11 £700 +55.55% 4
Yorkshire +5 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Southampton - 8 £700 - 4
West Yorkshire +7 7 £388 -22.50% 1
East Midlands +5 7 £338 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £300 -47.59%
Cheshire 0 6 £448 -9.59%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £300 -47.59%
Scotland -24 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Manchester - 6 £425 - 2
Shropshire - 6 £450 -
Leeds +8 5 £388 - 1
Surrey -3 5 £425 -10.52% 3
Birmingham - 5 £300 -
Docklands, London +12 4 £675 +23.28%
Knutsford +7 4 £470 -
Berkshire +5 3 £500 +75.43% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £550 +91.30%
Derbyshire - 3 £320 -
Bristol - 3 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £475 -
Peterborough +8 2 - -

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 526 (99.06%) PMI Certification
2 442 (83.24%) PRINCE2
3 351 (66.10%) Project Management
4 226 (42.56%) Finance
5 176 (33.15%) PMP
6 121 (22.79%) MS Project
7 104 (19.59%) Banking
8 103 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 99 (18.64%) ITIL
10 91 (17.14%) Degree
11 86 (16.20%) Change Management
12 78 (14.69%) MS Excel
12 78 (14.69%) Microsoft
13 66 (12.43%) Migration
14 56 (10.55%) Telecoms
15 53 (9.98%) Programme Management
16 49 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 48 (9.04%) MS Office
18 47 (8.85%) Oracle
19 46 (8.66%) PRINCE
20 44 (8.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 43 (8.10%) Risk Management
22 42 (7.91%) Retail
23 40 (7.53%) Portfolio Management
24 39 (7.34%) Java
25 37 (6.97%) C
26 36 (6.78%) SAP
26 36 (6.78%) SharePoint
26 36 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
27 35 (6.59%) Scrum

PMI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.90%) MS Project Server
3 12 (2.26%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.13%) Lync
4 6 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.94%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.75%) Apache
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) Documentum
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) FileNet
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 121 (22.79%) MS Project
2 78 (14.69%) MS Excel
3 48 (9.04%) MS Office
4 36 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (5.84%) MS Visio
6 13 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (2.07%) CA Clarity
2 6 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (1.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.38%) Summit
4 1 (0.19%) Exstream
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.77%) WAN
2 14 (2.64%) LAN
3 10 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.51%) Internet
4 8 (1.51%) 3G
4 8 (1.51%) 4G
5 7 (1.32%) SAN
6 6 (1.13%) Unified Communications
6 6 (1.13%) SSL
7 5 (0.94%) 2G
8 4 (0.75%) Firewall
8 4 (0.75%) LTE
8 4 (0.75%) Intranet
8 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.56%) Wireless
9 3 (0.56%) MPLS
9 3 (0.56%) DSL
9 3 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.38%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.94%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.56%) Big Data
6 2 (0.38%) QlikView
6 2 (0.38%) DB2
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) MS Access
7 1 (0.19%) OLAP
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Introscope
2 2 (0.38%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.19%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 226 (42.56%) Finance
2 104 (19.59%) Banking
3 56 (10.55%) Telecoms
4 42 (7.91%) Retail
5 22 (4.14%) Marketing
5 22 (4.14%) Legal
5 22 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 19 (3.58%) Front Office
7 14 (2.64%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.88%) Law
9 9 (1.69%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.51%) Back Office
10 8 (1.51%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.32%) Automotive
11 7 (1.32%) Advertising
11 7 (1.32%) German Language
12 6 (1.13%) Dutch Language
12 6 (1.13%) French Language
12 6 (1.13%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 349 (65.73%) Project Manager
2 42 (7.91%) Analyst
3 34 (6.40%) Senior Manager
4 33 (6.21%) IT Project Manager
5 31 (5.84%) Senior Project Manager
6 30 (5.65%) Programme Manager
7 22 (4.14%) Coordinator
8 21 (3.95%) Project Coordinator
9 18 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
9 18 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (3.20%) PMO Analyst
11 13 (2.45%) Contracts Manager
12 12 (2.26%) IT Programme Manager
12 12 (2.26%) Technical Manager
13 11 (2.07%) Technical Project Manager
13 11 (2.07%) Business Analyst
14 10 (1.88%) Change Manager
14 10 (1.88%) ScrumMaster
14 10 (1.88%) Business Manager
14 10 (1.88%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.01%) XML
2 11 (2.07%) Middleware
3 9 (1.69%) .NET
4 8 (1.51%) EJB
4 8 (1.51%) JSP
5 7 (1.32%) J2EE
5 7 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (1.13%) JRules
7 5 (0.94%) Worklight
8 2 (0.38%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.38%) JSON
8 2 (0.38%) SVG
8 2 (0.38%) OAuth
8 2 (0.38%) HTML
9 1 (0.19%) EDI
9 1 (0.19%) CSS
9 1 (0.19%) YAML
9 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.19%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.27%) Management Information System
2 17 (3.20%) Mainframe
3 13 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.88%) Economics
5 8 (1.51%) AS400
6 7 (1.32%) FMCG
7 6 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.94%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (0.94%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.75%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.56%) Equities
10 3 (0.56%) IPTV
10 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.38%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.38%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.03%) Windows
2 26 (4.90%) Linux
3 23 (4.33%) UNIX
4 14 (2.64%) AIX
5 6 (1.13%) SUSE
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) HPUX
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (83.24%) PRINCE2
2 351 (66.10%) Project Management
3 103 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (18.64%) ITIL
5 86 (16.20%) Change Management
6 66 (12.43%) Migration
7 53 (9.98%) Programme Management
8 46 (8.66%) PRINCE
9 43 (8.10%) Risk Management
10 40 (7.53%) Portfolio Management
11 35 (6.59%) Scrum
12 33 (6.21%) Change Control
13 30 (5.65%) Project Planning
14 25 (4.71%) Waterfall
14 25 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (4.71%) CMMI
15 24 (4.52%) Service Management
16 22 (4.14%) Time Management
17 21 (3.95%) Information Security
17 21 (3.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.34%) Java
2 37 (6.97%) C
3 13 (2.45%) SQL
4 6 (1.13%) Jython
4 6 (1.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.38%) VBA
5 2 (0.38%) Python
5 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.19%) C#
6 1 (0.19%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 526 (99.06%) PMI Certification
2 176 (33.15%) PMP
3 91 (17.14%) Degree
4 49 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 44 (8.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (3.20%) APMP
7 16 (3.01%) Security Cleared
7 16 (3.01%) ISEB
8 11 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.69%) CAPM
10 7 (1.32%) CISA
10 7 (1.32%) CISSP
10 7 (1.32%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.94%) MBA
12 5 (0.94%) PgMP
13 4 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.75%) GIAC
14 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.40%) QA
2 32 (6.03%) P3O
3 14 (2.64%) SLA
4 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) WSUS
4 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.85%) Oracle
3 36 (6.78%) SAP
4 12 (2.26%) IBM
5 11 (2.07%) Cisco
6 9 (1.69%) Primavera
7 8 (1.51%) VMware
7 8 (1.51%) Guidewire
8 7 (1.32%) HP
9 6 (1.13%) EMC
9 6 (1.13%) Citrix
9 6 (1.13%) Sybase
10 5 (0.94%) Lotus
11 4 (0.75%) ClickSoftware Technologies
12 3 (0.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (0.56%) Charles River
12 3 (0.56%) Wall Street Systems
12 3 (0.56%) NetApp
12 3 (0.56%) Baan
12 3 (0.56%) CheckPoint
London
Connectus
Rate: £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £55k - 60k per year + 6 Month FTC
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €700 per day
Posted: 25 days ago