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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 329 297 290
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -7
Contract jobs citing PMP 373 419 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.74% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.78% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 274 260
Average daily rate £450 £450 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £305 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £431 £410
% change year-on-year
-3.16% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.50 £21.50 £41.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.37% -48.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £21.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+88.37% -43.04%

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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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
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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 342 £465 +3.33% 55
London -28 157 £550 +22.22% 31
South East -34 64 £458 +12.61% 9
City of London +32 29 £550 +4.76% 8
North East -5 26 £318 - 2
Tyne and Wear -8 26 £318 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 26 £318 - 2
Scotland -14 26 £320 -7.24% 2
East of England +5 22 £425 -17.07% 2
North West -11 19 £425 -5.55% 4
Essex +12 15 £425 -19.04%
Renfrewshire -24 15 £320 +6.66%
Erskine -30 15 £320 +6.66%
East Midlands -6 13 £400 +6.66% 2
Berkshire -21 13 £500 +33.33% 4
South West +12 12 £463 -6.09%
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £400 +42.85% 1
Hampshire +5 11 £375 -11.91%
West Midlands -19 11 £318 -12.41% 3
Milton Keynes +5 10 £400 +46.78% 1
Manchester -1 10 £500 +5.26% 4
Surrey -5 10 £500 +25.00% 3
Reading -16 9 £500 +10.19% 1
Oxfordshire +5 8 £475 -7.76%
Birmingham +4 8 £305 -10.29% 2
Yorkshire -7 8 £425 +17.24% 2
Cheshire -7 8 £425 +3.03%
Edinburgh - 8 £337 - 1
Oxford +8 5 £475 -5.00%
Kent -24 5 £575 +12.19%

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 632 (95.90%) PMI Certification
2 498 (75.57%) Project Management
3 468 (71.02%) PRINCE2
4 275 (41.73%) Finance
5 149 (22.61%) PMI
6 146 (22.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 140 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
7 140 (21.24%) Degree
8 110 (16.69%) Programme Management
9 109 (16.54%) MS Project
10 105 (15.93%) Change Management
11 89 (13.51%) Security Cleared
12 86 (13.05%) PRINCE
13 85 (12.90%) Banking
14 79 (11.99%) Risk Management
15 74 (11.23%) MS Excel
16 69 (10.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 65 (9.86%) SC Cleared
17 65 (9.86%) ITIL
18 59 (8.95%) Microsoft
19 50 (7.59%) Scrum
20 49 (7.44%) MS Office
21 48 (7.28%) Oracle
21 48 (7.28%) Migration
21 48 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
22 47 (7.13%) Retail
22 47 (7.13%) Legal
22 47 (7.13%) APMP
23 46 (6.98%) ERP
24 45 (6.83%) SDLC

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 40 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.37%) CMS
3 6 (0.91%) JBoss
4 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.30%) Drupal
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Apache
5 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.15%) FileNet
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.15%) TPMS
5 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 109 (16.54%) MS Project
2 74 (11.23%) MS Excel
3 49 (7.44%) MS Office
4 48 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (3.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Primavera
2 8 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle FAH
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.61%) HFM
6 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.46%) assyst
7 3 (0.46%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.30%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.52%) SaaS
2 6 (0.91%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.30%) Boomi
4 2 (0.30%) Force.com
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.15%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.03%) WAN
2 19 (2.88%) LAN
3 17 (2.58%) Firewall
4 7 (1.06%) Network Security
5 6 (0.91%) Internet
5 6 (0.91%) MPLS
6 5 (0.76%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.76%) SAN
7 4 (0.61%) DNS
7 4 (0.61%) VoIP
8 3 (0.46%) Converged Networks
8 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.46%) Wireless
9 2 (0.30%) ATM
9 2 (0.30%) HTTP
9 2 (0.30%) Intranet
9 2 (0.30%) LDAP
9 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (1.52%) Big Data
3 4 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.46%) Essbase
4 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) KDB
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.15%) VersionOne
General
1 275 (41.73%) Finance
2 85 (12.90%) Banking
3 47 (7.13%) Legal
3 47 (7.13%) Retail
4 43 (6.53%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.10%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.79%) Marketing
7 20 (3.03%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.43%) Corporate Banking
9 15 (2.28%) Advertising
9 15 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.12%) Automotive
10 14 (2.12%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.67%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.21%) Publishing
13 7 (1.06%) Back Office
13 7 (1.06%) Law
13 7 (1.06%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.91%) Front Office
15 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 469 (71.17%) Project Manager
2 83 (12.59%) IT Manager
3 77 (11.68%) IT Project Manager
4 63 (9.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 55 (8.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 51 (7.74%) Senior Manager
7 49 (7.44%) Senior Project Manager
8 44 (6.68%) Programme Manager
9 31 (4.70%) Analyst
10 22 (3.34%) Agile Project Manager
11 19 (2.88%) PMO Manager
11 19 (2.88%) Technical Manager
11 19 (2.88%) Technical Project Manager
12 18 (2.73%) Applications Manager
12 18 (2.73%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Manager
13 17 (2.58%) Digital Project Manager
13 17 (2.58%) SAP Manager
13 17 (2.58%) SAP Project Manager
13 17 (2.58%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.21%) .NET
2 7 (1.06%) J2EE
3 6 (0.91%) Spring
3 6 (0.91%) Struts
3 6 (0.91%) Web Services
4 5 (0.76%) HTML
5 4 (0.61%) CGI
5 4 (0.61%) XML
6 3 (0.46%) Ajax
6 3 (0.46%) CSS
6 3 (0.46%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.30%) Middleware
7 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) Dojo
8 1 (0.15%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.15%) XHTML
8 1 (0.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 149 (22.61%) PMI
2 43 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 38 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.46%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.97%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.52%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.91%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.91%) User Experience
11 5 (0.76%) FMCG
11 5 (0.76%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.61%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.61%) Economics
12 4 (0.61%) Equities
12 4 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.61%) IPTV
13 3 (0.46%) iDTV
13 3 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.40%) Windows
2 11 (1.67%) Unix
3 9 (1.37%) Linux
4 8 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.61%) Solaris
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
8 2 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (75.57%) Project Management
2 468 (71.02%) PRINCE2
3 146 (22.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (16.69%) Programme Management
6 105 (15.93%) Change Management
7 86 (13.05%) PRINCE
8 79 (11.99%) Risk Management
9 65 (9.86%) ITIL
10 50 (7.59%) Scrum
11 48 (7.28%) Migration
12 46 (6.98%) ERP
13 45 (6.83%) SDLC
14 44 (6.68%) Waterfall
15 41 (6.22%) Change Control
16 39 (5.92%) Business Analysis
17 38 (5.77%) Project Planning
18 36 (5.46%) Logistics
19 31 (4.70%) CRM
20 30 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.58%) Java
2 14 (2.12%) SQL
3 8 (1.21%) C
4 7 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.61%) PHP
5 4 (0.61%) R
6 3 (0.46%) Perl
6 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.46%) VB
7 2 (0.30%) C++
7 2 (0.30%) Python
8 1 (0.15%) C#
8 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.15%) VBA
8 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 632 (95.90%) PMI Certification
2 140 (21.24%) Degree
3 89 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 69 (10.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 65 (9.86%) SC Cleared
6 47 (7.13%) APMP
7 44 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (2.43%) PgMP
9 14 (2.12%) ISEB
10 13 (1.97%) CAPM
11 11 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.52%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.91%) CISSP
15 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.76%) CITP
16 4 (0.61%) CCNA
16 4 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 3 (0.46%) ACCA
17 3 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.40%) QA
2 13 (1.97%) PMBOK
3 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.91%) P3O
5 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.46%) GxP
6 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.46%) SEPA
7 2 (0.30%) COBIT
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.30%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) GLP
8 1 (0.15%) GMP
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.46%) RACF
4 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.30%) XenApp
4 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.06%) MOM
2 2 (0.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 59 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.28%) Oracle
3 30 (4.55%) SAP
4 23 (3.49%) HP
5 22 (3.34%) Cisco
6 15 (2.28%) VMware
7 13 (1.97%) IBM
8 11 (1.67%) BT
9 10 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.37%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.91%) Citrix
13 4 (0.61%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.61%) Juniper
13 4 (0.61%) Planview
13 4 (0.61%) Teradata
14 3 (0.46%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.46%) JD Edwards
14 3 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.46%) Virgin Media
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