The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Qualifications currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 282 337 290
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -47
Contract jobs citing PMP 352 249 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 2.74% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 152 207
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 9
Average hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £38.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.13 £34.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £41.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.38 £38.98
% change year-on-year
-16.60% -16.94%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10411 9079 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.05% 17.76% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5857 4871 5075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 502 611
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 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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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 +49 317 £425 -9.33% 56
London +9 139 £438 -12.50% 29
South East +32 90 £400 -5.88% 13
Berkshire +23 43 £400 +5.96% 7
North West +23 24 £425 +11.47% 4
City of London +11 24 £419 -16.33% 15
East of England -2 22 £418 +19.54% 3
Reading +20 18 £425 +11.84% 3
Scotland -27 18 £350 -6.66% 3
South West -6 17 £396 +5.60% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £378 -16.11% 1
Milton Keynes +10 11 £378 -41.92% 1
East Midlands +7 10 £320 - 2
Bedfordshire - 10 £425 -
Hampshire -4 9 £459 -3.42% 1
Cheshire +10 8 £425 -10.52% 2
Lancashire - 8 £525 -
Canary Wharf +29 7 £450 +15.38%
West Sussex -1 7 £290 -27.50%
West Midlands -12 7 £300 -36.84% 2
Slough +5 6 £250 +66.66% 3
Luton - 6 £675 -
Surrey - 6 £450 - 3
Aberdeen +4 5 £225 -40.00%
Birmingham -1 5 £300 -29.41%
Manchester -3 5 £425 +30.76% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £550 +33.33%
Knutsford +9 4 £470 -1.05%
Yorkshire +8 4 £488 +44.44%
Glasgow -3 4 £450 - 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 718 (96.51%) PMI Certification
2 551 (74.06%) PRINCE2
3 491 (65.99%) Project Management
4 276 (37.10%) Finance
5 172 (23.12%) PMI
6 166 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (17.88%) MS Project
8 119 (15.99%) ITIL
9 116 (15.59%) Microsoft
10 101 (13.58%) Banking
11 96 (12.90%) MS Excel
12 91 (12.23%) PRINCE
12 91 (12.23%) Degree
13 84 (11.29%) Migration
14 83 (11.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 81 (10.89%) Programme Management
16 77 (10.35%) Telecoms
17 74 (9.95%) Risk Management
18 71 (9.54%) Change Management
19 63 (8.47%) Project Planning
20 61 (8.20%) Oracle
21 57 (7.66%) C
22 56 (7.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 55 (7.39%) MS Office
24 52 (6.99%) Business Analysis
24 52 (6.99%) Change Control
25 51 (6.85%) Management Information System
26 50 (6.72%) SharePoint
26 50 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
27 49 (6.59%) Security Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 50 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.94%) Confluence
3 6 (0.81%) Lync
3 6 (0.81%) MS Project Server
3 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.54%) CMS
5 3 (0.40%) Documentum
5 3 (0.40%) SAS
5 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.40%) Drupal
6 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 133 (17.88%) MS Project
2 96 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 55 (7.39%) MS Office
4 50 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (5.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.81%) CA Clarity
3 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Maximo
5 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Agresso
6 1 (0.13%) Lawson
6 1 (0.13%) Movex
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) HFM
6 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.21%) SaaS
2 5 (0.67%) Office 365
3 2 (0.27%) IaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.88%) LAN
2 13 (1.75%) WAN
3 12 (1.61%) LTE
4 10 (1.34%) Wireless
4 10 (1.34%) Firewall
5 9 (1.21%) UMTS
6 8 (1.08%) Internet
6 8 (1.08%) SAN
7 7 (0.94%) DNS
7 7 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.81%) 4G
8 6 (0.81%) 3G
8 6 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.81%) GPRS
8 6 (0.81%) GSM
9 5 (0.67%) VoIP
9 5 (0.67%) CDMA
9 5 (0.67%) Intranet
9 5 (0.67%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.54%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.40%) Big Data
7 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.27%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.27%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.13%) EDMS
8 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.13%) QlikView
8 1 (0.13%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 15 (2.02%) JIRA
2 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.13%) Ant
3 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (0.13%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 276 (37.10%) Finance
2 101 (13.58%) Banking
3 77 (10.35%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.24%) Retail
5 29 (3.90%) Legal
6 26 (3.49%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.09%) Marketing
8 19 (2.55%) Back Office
9 18 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (2.28%) Manufacturing
11 15 (2.02%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.88%) Law
13 12 (1.61%) Automotive
14 11 (1.48%) Front Office
14 11 (1.48%) Spanish Language
14 11 (1.48%) French Language
15 8 (1.08%) Billing
15 8 (1.08%) Electronics
16 7 (0.94%) Advertising
16 7 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 453 (60.89%) Project Manager
2 63 (8.47%) Analyst
3 61 (8.20%) Programme Manager
4 50 (6.72%) IT Project Manager
5 47 (6.32%) Senior Manager
6 42 (5.65%) Senior Project Manager
7 38 (5.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 37 (4.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 31 (4.17%) Business Analyst
10 21 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
11 20 (2.69%) Technical Manager
11 20 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 18 (2.42%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.42%) Technical Project Manager
13 17 (2.28%) Project Coordinator
14 16 (2.15%) Architect
15 15 (2.02%) Project Analyst
16 14 (1.88%) Delivery Manager
17 12 (1.61%) PMO Lead
17 12 (1.61%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.02%) .NET
2 13 (1.75%) Middleware
2 13 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (0.81%) XML
4 5 (0.67%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.54%) J2EE
6 3 (0.40%) HTML
6 3 (0.40%) Web Services
6 3 (0.40%) Flash
7 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.13%) JSP
8 1 (0.13%) Servlets
8 1 (0.13%) Struts
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) SAML
8 1 (0.13%) OLE
8 1 (0.13%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.13%) Lucene
8 1 (0.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 172 (23.12%) PMI
2 51 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.48%) Economics
6 5 (0.67%) FMCG
6 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.54%) DTV
7 4 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.40%) EPoS
8 3 (0.40%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.40%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.40%) Social Media
9 2 (0.27%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.27%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.27%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.27%) VHDL
9 2 (0.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.97%) Windows
2 19 (2.55%) UNIX
3 16 (2.15%) Linux
4 9 (1.21%) Solaris
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.40%) pSOS
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
9 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.13%) Android
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (74.06%) PRINCE2
2 491 (65.99%) Project Management
3 166 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 119 (15.99%) ITIL
5 91 (12.23%) PRINCE
6 84 (11.29%) Migration
7 81 (10.89%) Programme Management
8 74 (9.95%) Risk Management
9 71 (9.54%) Change Management
10 63 (8.47%) Project Planning
11 52 (6.99%) Business Analysis
11 52 (6.99%) Change Control
12 43 (5.78%) Service Management
13 35 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (4.70%) Resource Management
14 34 (4.57%) Supplier Management
14 34 (4.57%) Scrum
15 30 (4.03%) Service Delivery
16 29 (3.90%) CRM
16 29 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (7.66%) C
2 24 (3.23%) Java
3 10 (1.34%) SQL
4 4 (0.54%) PHP
5 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.27%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) ABAP
6 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 718 (96.51%) PMI Certification
2 91 (12.23%) Degree
3 83 (11.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 56 (7.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 49 (6.59%) Security Cleared
6 34 (4.57%) SC Cleared
7 29 (3.90%) ISEB
8 25 (3.36%) APMP
9 16 (2.15%) MAPM
10 15 (2.02%) CISSP
10 15 (2.02%) CAPM
11 12 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.21%) CISA
14 7 (0.94%) MBA
15 5 (0.67%) GIAC
15 5 (0.67%) PgMP
16 4 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.23%) QA
2 15 (2.02%) SLA
3 14 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.75%) P3O
5 7 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.67%) EMIR
7 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.40%) FATCA
9 2 (0.27%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) BS15000
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
10 1 (0.13%) COREP
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) vSphere
2 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.13%) XenServer
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (1.08%) SCCM
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.27%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.27%) OPNET
5 2 (0.27%) MOM
5 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.27%) Netcool
5 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.27%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 116 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.20%) Oracle
3 39 (5.24%) SAP
4 14 (1.88%) HP
5 13 (1.75%) Cisco
6 8 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.94%) JD Edwards
8 6 (0.81%) VMware
8 6 (0.81%) BT
8 6 (0.81%) Citrix
9 5 (0.67%) IBM
9 5 (0.67%) EMC
9 5 (0.67%) Remedy
9 5 (0.67%) Primavera
10 4 (0.54%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.54%) Siebel
10 4 (0.54%) Sybase
11 3 (0.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.40%) Baan
11 3 (0.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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