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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 293 337 358
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +21
Contract jobs citing PMP 432 315 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 2.95% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 204 154
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.73% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.39 £19.75 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.63 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £30.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+80.32% +14.01%

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
11217 10664 9249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.89% 18.85% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6777 6064 5075
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 448 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +45 400 £414 +0.91% 78
London +62 198 £475 +8.57% 48
South East -4 104 £400 +1.26% 12
Berkshire -14 32 £388 -3.12% 2
Hampshire +29 31 £325 -30.48% 5
City of London +11 27 £475 +11.11% 16
West Midlands +20 21 £356 -8.06% 2
Reading -7 20 £375 -9.09%
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £463 +22.51% 2
East of England -1 18 £363 -10.79% 4
Scotland -3 17 £388 +14.81% 2
South West -5 17 £381 -10.29% 1
North West -19 16 £400 -14.89% 6
Surrey -3 15 £438 -13.58% 1
Southampton - 15 £325 - 3
Canary Wharf -2 11 £450 -
Yorkshire -22 10 £400 - 1
Birmingham +11 9 £400 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes -4 9 £375 -0.66%
East Midlands -9 9 £410 +28.12% 3
Derby +6 8 £393 +22.65% 1
Derbyshire +4 8 £393 +22.65% 1
Manchester -9 7 £400 -20.00% 5
North East -21 7 £400 +45.45%
High Wycombe - 7 £475 - 2
Warwickshire +13 6 £350 -
Bedfordshire +10 6 £325 -23.52%
Docklands, London -1 6 £515 -10.43%
Edinburgh -14 6 £400 +14.28% 2
Sheffield - 6 £425 - 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 777 (95.57%) PMI Certification
2 578 (71.09%) Project Management
3 574 (70.60%) PRINCE2
4 321 (39.48%) Finance
5 179 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 160 (19.68%) MS Project
7 149 (18.33%) PMI
8 143 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (17.47%) ITIL
10 118 (14.51%) Degree
11 117 (14.39%) MS Excel
12 112 (13.78%) Change Management
13 101 (12.42%) MS Office
13 101 (12.42%) Microsoft
13 101 (12.42%) Banking
14 100 (12.30%) PRINCE
15 89 (10.95%) Risk Management
16 88 (10.82%) Security Cleared
17 83 (10.21%) Programme Management
18 79 (9.72%) Data Centre
19 78 (9.59%) Migration
20 73 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (8.98%) Waterfall
21 72 (8.86%) Telecoms
22 70 (8.61%) SC Cleared
23 69 (8.49%) SharePoint
24 67 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
25 65 (8.00%) Change Control
26 61 (7.50%) Project Planning
27 60 (7.38%) Scrum

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 69 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 8 (0.98%) IBM Notes
3 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.62%) CMS
6 4 (0.49%) LiveLink
6 4 (0.49%) Lync
6 4 (0.49%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) Documentum
9 1 (0.12%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) TPMS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 160 (19.68%) MS Project
2 117 (14.39%) MS Excel
3 101 (12.42%) MS Office
4 67 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (5.04%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.86%) Maya
7 6 (0.74%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) SAP MM
2 6 (0.74%) SAP PP
2 6 (0.74%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.49%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.37%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.37%) Primavera
4 3 (0.37%) RMDS
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.12%) Brady Trinity
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.71%) Office 365
2 10 (1.23%) SaaS
3 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.25%) IaaS
5 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.32%) Firewall
2 23 (2.83%) WAN
3 18 (2.21%) LAN
4 14 (1.72%) Internet
5 11 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.98%) DNS
7 8 (0.98%) Multicast
8 7 (0.86%) OSPF
8 7 (0.86%) BGP
9 6 (0.74%) Network Security
10 5 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (0.62%) SAN
10 5 (0.62%) SDH
11 4 (0.49%) VoIP
11 4 (0.49%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.37%) ATM
12 3 (0.37%) Intranet
12 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.37%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.74%) Big Data
3 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.49%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) QlikView
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.12%) SQLite
7 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.12%) EDMS
7 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 321 (39.48%) Finance
2 101 (12.42%) Banking
3 72 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 44 (5.41%) Retail
5 32 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.46%) Legal
7 19 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.21%) Marketing
9 17 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (1.97%) Front Office
11 13 (1.60%) Law
12 12 (1.48%) Publishing
13 11 (1.35%) Aerospace
13 11 (1.35%) Retail Banking
14 10 (1.23%) Billing
15 9 (1.11%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.86%) Portuguese Language
16 7 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.86%) Back Office
17 6 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 545 (67.04%) Project Manager
2 73 (8.98%) Infrastructure Manager
3 69 (8.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 56 (6.89%) Analyst
5 51 (6.27%) Senior Manager
6 48 (5.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 42 (5.17%) Programme Manager
8 37 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
9 31 (3.81%) Technical Manager
10 28 (3.44%) Business Analyst
11 25 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
12 23 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 21 (2.58%) PMO Analyst
13 21 (2.58%) PMO Manager
14 20 (2.46%) Agile Project Manager
15 18 (2.21%) Business Manager
16 16 (1.97%) Coordinator
17 15 (1.85%) SAP Manager
17 15 (1.85%) Security Manager
18 14 (1.72%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.23%) Web Services
2 8 (0.98%) .NET
3 6 (0.74%) HTML
4 5 (0.62%) Middleware
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.49%) CSS
6 3 (0.37%) SOAP
6 3 (0.37%) HTML5
6 3 (0.37%) REST
6 3 (0.37%) Ajax
7 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.25%) XML
7 2 (0.25%) Swing
7 2 (0.25%) XHTML
7 2 (0.25%) EDI
8 1 (0.12%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.12%) Flash
8 1 (0.12%) COM
8 1 (0.12%) JSON
8 1 (0.12%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 149 (18.33%) PMI
2 79 (9.72%) Data Centre
3 73 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.72%) NHS
7 13 (1.60%) Economics
8 11 (1.35%) Biometrics
8 11 (1.35%) FMCG
9 8 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.98%) User Experience
10 7 (0.86%) EPoS
11 6 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.62%) Equities
13 4 (0.49%) CMDB
13 4 (0.49%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.01%) Windows
2 16 (1.97%) Linux
3 13 (1.60%) UNIX
4 8 (0.98%) Solaris
4 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.37%) Android
5 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.12%) SUSE
6 1 (0.12%) AIX
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (71.09%) Project Management
2 574 (70.60%) PRINCE2
3 179 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 143 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (17.47%) ITIL
6 112 (13.78%) Change Management
7 100 (12.30%) PRINCE
8 89 (10.95%) Risk Management
9 83 (10.21%) Programme Management
10 78 (9.59%) Migration
11 73 (8.98%) Waterfall
12 65 (8.00%) Change Control
13 61 (7.50%) Project Planning
14 60 (7.38%) Scrum
15 46 (5.66%) SDLC
16 38 (4.67%) Service Management
17 37 (4.55%) Business Analysis
18 33 (4.06%) CRM
19 30 (3.69%) ERP
20 29 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.69%) C
2 28 (3.44%) SQL
3 11 (1.35%) Java
4 6 (0.74%) Perl
5 5 (0.62%) Python
6 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.37%) C++
6 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) X++
8 1 (0.12%) R
8 1 (0.12%) C#
8 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.12%) ABAP
8 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 777 (95.57%) PMI Certification
2 118 (14.51%) Degree
3 88 (10.82%) Security Cleared
4 70 (8.61%) SC Cleared
5 59 (7.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 50 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 35 (4.31%) APMP
8 29 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (2.71%) ISEB
10 14 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.72%) CCNA
11 12 (1.48%) CAPM
12 8 (0.98%) CISSP
13 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.74%) MCSE
14 6 (0.74%) PgMP
15 3 (0.37%) MAPM
15 3 (0.37%) CCENT
15 3 (0.37%) MCP
15 3 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.34%) QA
2 12 (1.48%) P3O
3 10 (1.23%) SLA
3 10 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.37%) COBIT
6 3 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.25%) GAMP
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.25%) GxP
7 2 (0.25%) Basel III
7 2 (0.25%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.25%) COREP
7 2 (0.25%) FINREP
8 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.12%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.37%) XenApp
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.11%) MOM
2 3 (0.37%) SCCM
3 2 (0.25%) Netcool
3 2 (0.25%) OpenView
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Nagios
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
Vendors
1 101 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.41%) Oracle
3 29 (3.57%) SAP
4 26 (3.20%) Cisco
5 23 (2.83%) IBM
6 19 (2.34%) HP
7 16 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 13 (1.60%) Remedy
9 13 (1.60%) Nokia
10 12 (1.48%) Planview
11 11 (1.35%) Huawei
11 11 (1.35%) Ericsson
12 10 (1.23%) Apple
12 10 (1.23%) F5
13 9 (1.11%) Citrix
14 8 (0.98%) Lotus
15 7 (0.86%) Amdocs
16 6 (0.74%) Juniper
17 5 (0.62%) Hyperion
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