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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 275 266 262
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing PMP 399 400 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.71% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 271 184
Average daily rate
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£445 £431 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £305 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £616 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £41.38 £35.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.99% +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.23 £33.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £53.93 £50.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.75 £36.53
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +3.35%

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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -12 368 £445 +2.89% 87
London -15 159 £450 -1.09% 41
South East -1 85 £415 -3.48% 20
Berkshire +9 37 £388 -24.39% 5
City of London +6 34 £474 -3.80% 16
East of England +39 29 £513 +24.24% 5
East Midlands +4 24 £375 +17.18% 5
Reading +12 23 £430 -21.81% 3
North West -15 20 £450 -5.26% 8
West Midlands -4 18 £354 -1.04% 3
Scotland +4 17 £350 -6.66% 4
Yorkshire -9 16 £363 -12.12% 2
Derbyshire -3 14 £375 +17.18% 1
Derby -11 13 £375 +17.18%
Oxfordshire -13 11 £515 +17.04% 2
Essex +15 10 £525 +27.27% 4
Cheshire -4 10 £413 +21.32% 3
Bedfordshire - 10 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £413 -2.94% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £469 +10.29% 1
Hampshire -9 8 £438 +2.94% 4
Oxford - 8 £500 -
Slough +4 7 £313 -
Birmingham +3 7 £340 - 3
West Sussex -22 7 £380 +22.58% 1
Stirling - 7 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Warwickshire +2 6 £450 +28.57%
Surrey 0 6 £400 -4.19% 1
West Yorkshire -8 6 £363 -12.12% 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 713 (96.48%) PMI Certification
2 554 (74.97%) PRINCE2
3 499 (67.52%) Project Management
4 274 (37.08%) Finance
5 163 (22.06%) Degree
6 160 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 142 (19.22%) ITIL
8 134 (18.13%) MS Project
9 124 (16.78%) Change Management
10 114 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (14.61%) Banking
12 101 (13.67%) PMI
13 93 (12.58%) MS Excel
14 90 (12.18%) MS Office
14 90 (12.18%) Microsoft
14 90 (12.18%) Programme Management
15 81 (10.96%) PRINCE
16 79 (10.69%) Telecoms
16 79 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (10.42%) Project Planning
18 69 (9.34%) SharePoint
19 68 (9.20%) Security Cleared
20 67 (9.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 67 (9.07%) Risk Management
21 61 (8.25%) SAP
22 58 (7.85%) Migration
23 56 (7.58%) Waterfall
24 55 (7.44%) APMP
25 53 (7.17%) SC Cleared
25 53 (7.17%) MS Visio

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.81%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.68%) Drupal
4 3 (0.41%) SAS
4 3 (0.41%) Confluence
4 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.27%) Lync
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.14%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 134 (18.13%) MS Project
2 93 (12.58%) MS Excel
3 90 (12.18%) MS Office
4 53 (7.17%) MS Visio
5 46 (6.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.35%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.68%) Primavera
3 4 (0.54%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Agresso
4 3 (0.41%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.41%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.95%) IaaS
2 4 (0.54%) SaaS
3 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.41%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.14%) Yammer
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.60%) Firewall
2 20 (2.71%) WAN
3 15 (2.03%) LAN
4 10 (1.35%) BGP
5 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (1.22%) OSPF
5 9 (1.22%) Multicast
6 8 (1.08%) DNS
7 7 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.95%) Internet
7 7 (0.95%) Network Security
7 7 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (0.54%) MPLS
8 4 (0.54%) SDH
8 4 (0.54%) Intranet
9 3 (0.41%) VoIP
9 3 (0.41%) 3G
9 3 (0.41%) RNC
9 3 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.81%) Big Data
3 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.41%) SAP BI
5 3 (0.41%) QlikView
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.41%) BODI
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) JUnit
2 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.14%) Maven
2 1 (0.14%) Checkstyle
2 1 (0.14%) Yeoman
General
1 274 (37.08%) Finance
2 108 (14.61%) Banking
3 79 (10.69%) Telecoms
4 43 (5.82%) Retail
5 35 (4.74%) Investment Banking
6 30 (4.06%) Legal
7 26 (3.52%) Law
8 21 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (2.30%) Marketing
10 12 (1.62%) Publishing
11 11 (1.49%) Front Office
12 9 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.95%) German Language
15 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.68%) Automotive
17 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
17 4 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 461 (62.38%) Project Manager
2 55 (7.44%) Infrastructure Manager
3 52 (7.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 50 (6.77%) Analyst
5 49 (6.63%) Programme Manager
6 39 (5.28%) IT Project Manager
7 36 (4.87%) Senior Manager
8 32 (4.33%) Senior Project Manager
9 31 (4.19%) SAP Manager
10 29 (3.92%) Business Analyst
11 24 (3.25%) Technical Manager
12 23 (3.11%) SAP Project Manager
12 23 (3.11%) Technical Project Manager
13 20 (2.71%) Project Planner
13 20 (2.71%) Coordinator
14 18 (2.44%) Agile Project Manager
14 18 (2.44%) Project Coordinator
15 17 (2.30%) Consultant
15 17 (2.30%) PMO Manager
15 17 (2.30%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.08%) XML
2 5 (0.68%) EDI
3 3 (0.41%) .NET
3 3 (0.41%) Web Services
3 3 (0.41%) Middleware
3 3 (0.41%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.27%) J2EE
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) COM
5 1 (0.14%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) SOAP
5 1 (0.14%) Swing
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.14%) cXML
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.67%) PMI
2 79 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.92%) Economics
5 19 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.76%) FMCG
7 8 (1.08%) CMDB
8 7 (0.95%) Reference Data
8 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.81%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.81%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.68%) CESG
10 5 (0.68%) IPTV
11 4 (0.54%) Derivative
11 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.41%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.41%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.55%) Windows
2 28 (3.79%) UNIX
3 21 (2.84%) Linux
4 8 (1.08%) Solaris
5 7 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (74.97%) PRINCE2
2 499 (67.52%) Project Management
3 160 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 142 (19.22%) ITIL
5 124 (16.78%) Change Management
6 114 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (12.18%) Programme Management
8 81 (10.96%) PRINCE
9 77 (10.42%) Project Planning
10 67 (9.07%) Risk Management
11 58 (7.85%) Migration
12 56 (7.58%) Waterfall
13 47 (6.36%) Information Security
14 46 (6.22%) Six Sigma
15 45 (6.09%) Scrum
16 41 (5.55%) Change Control
17 38 (5.14%) ERP
18 37 (5.01%) Business Analysis
19 33 (4.47%) CRM
19 33 (4.47%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.19%) C
2 9 (1.22%) Java
3 7 (0.95%) Perl
3 7 (0.95%) SQL
3 7 (0.95%) Python
4 5 (0.68%) PHP
4 5 (0.68%) ABAP
5 1 (0.14%) VBScript
5 1 (0.14%) VB
5 1 (0.14%) C#
5 1 (0.14%) X++
5 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 713 (96.48%) PMI Certification
2 163 (22.06%) Degree
3 68 (9.20%) Security Cleared
4 67 (9.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 55 (7.44%) APMP
6 53 (7.17%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (2.98%) CISSP
9 16 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.89%) CCNA
11 11 (1.49%) GIAC
12 10 (1.35%) PgMP
12 10 (1.35%) CISM
12 10 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.08%) ISEB
14 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.95%) MCSE
14 7 (0.95%) GCIA
14 7 (0.95%) CAPM
15 6 (0.81%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.65%) QA
2 13 (1.76%) P3O
3 12 (1.62%) SLA
4 9 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.08%) PMBOK
5 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.41%) BS15000
7 3 (0.41%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.14%) GAMP
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.08%) MOM
2 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.27%) OpenView
3 2 (0.27%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 90 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.25%) SAP
3 33 (4.47%) Cisco
4 27 (3.65%) Oracle
5 18 (2.44%) HP
6 17 (2.30%) F5
7 15 (2.03%) CheckPoint
7 15 (2.03%) ArcSight
8 13 (1.76%) Nokia
9 12 (1.62%) Juniper
10 11 (1.49%) Cyber-Ark
11 10 (1.35%) Citrix
11 10 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.22%) VMware
13 8 (1.08%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.08%) TippingPoint
13 8 (1.08%) McAfee
14 7 (0.95%) Ericsson
14 7 (0.95%) WorldPay
15 6 (0.81%) Lotus
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £270 - 290 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 12 days ago