The table below looks at the statistics for PMP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PMP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 279 298 348
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +50
Contract jobs citing PMP 430 352 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.64% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 3.38% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 224 152
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.92% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.39 £20.00 £30.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.90 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £32.38
% change year-on-year
+103.70% -16.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

PMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PMP within the UK.

PMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PMP within the UK.

PMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PMP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PMP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PMP
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 PMP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +30 396 £420 -1.17% 71
London +53 200 £450 +2.85% 32
South East -5 93 £378 -5.62% 15
City of London +4 37 £475 +13.43% 8
Hampshire +13 29 £325 -29.15% 3
Berkshire -13 25 £394 -1.56% 7
South West -4 21 £350 -11.61%
West Midlands +14 18 £350 +16.66% 4
Scotland -10 18 £375 +7.14% 6
East of England -5 17 £425 +1.79% 6
North West -33 17 £400 -5.88% 8
Southampton - 15 £325 -
Surrey +5 13 £438 -2.77% 1
Canary Wharf -5 13 £438 -2.77%
Reading -7 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire -14 13 £388 -20.51% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £435 +15.23% 1
East Midlands 0 10 £431 +34.67% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £350 -5.40%
Birmingham +6 8 £400 +33.33% 3
South Wales +6 7 £325 +47.72%
Wales +1 7 £325 +0.77%
South Yorkshire -1 7 £475 - 2
Derby -2 7 £410 +28.26%
Sheffield -4 7 £475 - 2
Derbyshire -6 7 £410 +28.26%
Manchester -6 7 £400 -5.88% 7
North East -21 7 £400 - 2
Docklands, London -1 6 £550 -4.34%
Milton Keynes -11 6 £378 - 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 814 (95.99%) PMI Certification
2 609 (71.82%) PRINCE2
3 597 (70.40%) Project Management
4 323 (38.09%) Finance
5 180 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 176 (20.75%) MS Project
7 157 (18.51%) Degree
8 156 (18.40%) PMI
9 147 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (16.16%) ITIL
11 126 (14.86%) Microsoft
12 125 (14.74%) Change Management
13 118 (13.92%) MS Office
13 118 (13.92%) MS Excel
14 97 (11.44%) Programme Management
15 96 (11.32%) Banking
16 95 (11.20%) PRINCE
17 89 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
18 85 (10.02%) Risk Management
18 85 (10.02%) Security Cleared
19 81 (9.55%) Telecoms
20 77 (9.08%) Waterfall
21 73 (8.61%) SharePoint
21 73 (8.61%) Project Planning
22 72 (8.49%) Migration
23 70 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
24 67 (7.90%) Change Control
25 65 (7.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 64 (7.55%) Data Centre
27 62 (7.31%) SC Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PMP 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 PMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.06%) IBM Notes
2 9 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.71%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.47%) CMS
5 4 (0.47%) LiveLink
6 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.35%) Lync
6 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.24%) Confluence
7 2 (0.24%) Documentum
7 2 (0.24%) SAS
7 2 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.24%) Apache
7 2 (0.24%) IIS
8 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 176 (20.75%) MS Project
2 118 (13.92%) MS Office
2 118 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 70 (8.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (5.66%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.83%) SPSS
6 3 (0.35%) Maya
7 2 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.18%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.83%) Primavera
3 6 (0.71%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.59%) SAP PP
4 5 (0.59%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.59%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.47%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.47%) Agresso
5 4 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.35%) RMDS
7 2 (0.24%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.65%) Office 365
2 6 (0.71%) SaaS
3 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.07%) Firewall
2 23 (2.71%) WAN
3 18 (2.12%) LAN
4 13 (1.53%) Internet
5 10 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.94%) DNS
6 8 (0.94%) Multicast
7 7 (0.83%) OSPF
7 7 (0.83%) BGP
7 7 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.59%) Network Security
8 5 (0.59%) SDH
8 5 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.47%) VoIP
9 4 (0.47%) ATM
9 4 (0.47%) Intranet
9 4 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.35%) RNC
10 3 (0.35%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.18%) Big Data
3 7 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.35%) QlikView
7 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.24%) OLAP
8 2 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.24%) BODI
8 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (0.83%) JIRA
2 6 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.12%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 323 (38.09%) Finance
2 96 (11.32%) Banking
3 81 (9.55%) Telecoms
4 45 (5.31%) Retail
5 29 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.95%) Legal
8 19 (2.24%) Law
8 19 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (2.12%) Marketing
10 17 (2.00%) Publishing
11 15 (1.77%) Front Office
12 14 (1.65%) Aerospace
13 9 (1.06%) Billing
13 9 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.94%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.83%) German Language
15 7 (0.83%) Local Government
15 7 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 554 (65.33%) Project Manager
2 71 (8.37%) Infrastructure Manager
3 67 (7.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 60 (7.08%) Analyst
5 44 (5.19%) Programme Manager
5 44 (5.19%) Senior Manager
6 43 (5.07%) Senior Project Manager
7 42 (4.95%) IT Project Manager
8 30 (3.54%) Business Analyst
9 27 (3.18%) Technical Manager
9 27 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 23 (2.71%) Agile Project Manager
11 22 (2.59%) Technical Project Manager
12 21 (2.48%) SAP Manager
12 21 (2.48%) PMO Analyst
12 21 (2.48%) PMO Manager
13 19 (2.24%) Business Manager
13 19 (2.24%) Coordinator
14 18 (2.12%) Security Manager
15 17 (2.00%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.06%) Web Services
2 5 (0.59%) XML
2 5 (0.59%) HTML
2 5 (0.59%) .NET
2 5 (0.59%) EDI
2 5 (0.59%) Middleware
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.35%) HTML5
4 3 (0.35%) CSS
5 2 (0.24%) SOAP
5 2 (0.24%) Ajax
5 2 (0.24%) Swing
5 2 (0.24%) XHTML
6 1 (0.12%) J2EE
6 1 (0.12%) COM
6 1 (0.12%) GWT
6 1 (0.12%) CSS3
6 1 (0.12%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 156 (18.40%) PMI
2 89 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 33 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.36%) Economics
7 14 (1.65%) NHS
8 10 (1.18%) Reference Data
8 10 (1.18%) FMCG
9 8 (0.94%) User Experience
10 7 (0.83%) EPoS
11 6 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.71%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.59%) Equities
13 4 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.47%) CMDB
13 4 (0.47%) IPTV
14 3 (0.35%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.35%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.08%) Windows
2 16 (1.89%) UNIX
3 15 (1.77%) Linux
4 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.94%) Solaris
5 8 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.35%) Android
7 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (71.82%) PRINCE2
2 597 (70.40%) Project Management
3 180 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 147 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (16.16%) ITIL
6 125 (14.74%) Change Management
7 97 (11.44%) Programme Management
8 95 (11.20%) PRINCE
9 85 (10.02%) Risk Management
10 77 (9.08%) Waterfall
11 73 (8.61%) Project Planning
12 72 (8.49%) Migration
13 67 (7.90%) Change Control
14 60 (7.08%) Scrum
15 55 (6.49%) SDLC
16 51 (6.01%) ERP
17 47 (5.54%) Business Analysis
18 42 (4.95%) Service Management
19 39 (4.60%) CRM
20 31 (3.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (3.89%) C
2 24 (2.83%) SQL
3 11 (1.30%) Java
4 4 (0.47%) Python
4 4 (0.47%) Perl
5 3 (0.35%) PHP
6 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.24%) C++
7 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.12%) ABAP
7 1 (0.12%) VBA
7 1 (0.12%) Ruby
7 1 (0.12%) X++
Qualifications
1 814 (95.99%) PMI Certification
2 157 (18.51%) Degree
3 85 (10.02%) Security Cleared
4 65 (7.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 62 (7.31%) SC Cleared
6 39 (4.60%) APMP
7 37 (4.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.89%) ISEB
10 14 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.42%) CCNA
11 12 (1.42%) CAPM
12 10 (1.18%) CISSP
12 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.06%) MCSE
14 8 (0.94%) PgMP
15 5 (0.59%) CISA
16 4 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 3 (0.35%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
17 3 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.07%) QA
2 14 (1.65%) P3O
3 13 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.42%) SLA
5 10 (1.18%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.59%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.35%) COBIT
8 3 (0.35%) GxP
9 2 (0.24%) GAMP
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.24%) Basel III
9 2 (0.24%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.24%) COREP
9 2 (0.24%) FINREP
10 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 22 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) XenApp
2 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.00%) MOM
2 3 (0.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.24%) Netcool
3 2 (0.24%) OpenView
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 126 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.90%) SAP
3 47 (5.54%) Oracle
4 26 (3.07%) Cisco
5 22 (2.59%) HP
6 20 (2.36%) IBM
7 16 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.30%) Citrix
8 11 (1.30%) F5
9 10 (1.18%) Apple
9 10 (1.18%) Nokia
10 9 (1.06%) Lotus
10 9 (1.06%) Remedy
11 8 (0.94%) VMware
11 8 (0.94%) Juniper
12 7 (0.83%) Ericsson
12 7 (0.83%) Huawei
13 6 (0.71%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.71%) ServiceNow
East London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
CPS Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ICP Search
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £41,553 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Fareham
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £0.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £41,553 per year plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago