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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 344 340 276
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -64
Contract jobs citing PMP 307 258 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 2.87% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 156 212
Average daily rate
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£400 £436 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.30% -8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 17
Average hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.25 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £42.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 - £37.00

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
11357 8993 10130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.57% 17.30% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6303 5070 5262
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 399 603
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 +3 277 £400 -5.88% 82
London -2 120 £425 -10.52% 38
South East +25 84 £380 -9.52% 18
Berkshire +25 33 £320 -15.23% 2
East of England -5 25 £343 -1.93% 7
City of London +6 21 £430 -9.47% 12
Scotland -2 18 £350 -24.32% 8
South West -24 14 £375 -3.22% 10
Surrey -1 12 £480 -12.81% 5
North West -3 12 £445 +16.33% 5
West Sussex +14 11 £290 -1.69% 2
Essex -4 10 £329 +14.94% 1
Reading +20 9 £395 +5.33% 1
East Midlands +10 9 £320 -
Hampshire -8 9 £450 -10.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £380 -7.87% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £375 +50.00% 1
Manchester -5 7 £483 +48.46% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 - 4
Glasgow -10 6 £450 -
Edinburgh +1 5 £365 -14.11% 3
Yorkshire +1 5 £410 +64.00% 1
East Sussex -5 5 £220 -31.25%
West Midlands -20 5 - - 3
Luton - 5 - - 2
Peterborough - 5 £525 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 - - 2
Derbyshire +2 4 £320 -
Milton Keynes 0 4 - -
Wiltshire -8 4 £190 -49.33% 2

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 637 (96.66%) PMI Certification
2 490 (74.36%) PRINCE2
3 434 (65.86%) Project Management
4 235 (35.66%) Finance
5 143 (21.70%) PMI
6 138 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 121 (18.36%) MS Project
8 111 (16.84%) ITIL
9 109 (16.54%) Microsoft
10 94 (14.26%) Banking
11 91 (13.81%) MS Excel
12 80 (12.14%) Telecoms
13 78 (11.84%) Degree
14 74 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (10.47%) Migration
16 68 (10.32%) PRINCE
17 67 (10.17%) Change Management
17 67 (10.17%) Programme Management
18 66 (10.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 58 (8.80%) Risk Management
20 55 (8.35%) MS Office
21 52 (7.89%) SharePoint
21 52 (7.89%) Project Planning
22 51 (7.74%) Oracle
23 48 (7.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 48 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
24 47 (7.13%) Business Analysis
24 47 (7.13%) Management Information System
25 45 (6.83%) Service Management
25 45 (6.83%) Analytical Skills

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 52 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.91%) Lync
3 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.61%) Confluence
4 3 (0.46%) Drupal
4 3 (0.46%) CMS
4 3 (0.46%) Documentum
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.30%) SAS
5 2 (0.30%) IIS
5 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 121 (18.36%) MS Project
2 91 (13.81%) MS Excel
3 55 (8.35%) MS Office
4 48 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (6.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) CA Clarity
2 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.46%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) Office 365
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
2 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.30%) IaaS
4 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.58%) LAN
1 17 (2.58%) WAN
2 11 (1.67%) Internet
2 11 (1.67%) Firewall
3 9 (1.37%) LTE
3 9 (1.37%) SAN
4 8 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.21%) DNS
4 8 (1.21%) UMTS
4 8 (1.21%) Wireless
5 7 (1.06%) Intranet
5 7 (1.06%) GPRS
5 7 (1.06%) GSM
6 6 (0.91%) CDMA
6 6 (0.91%) 2G
6 6 (0.91%) 3G
7 5 (0.76%) MPLS
7 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.46%) Big Data
5 2 (0.30%) DB2
5 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.15%) QlikView
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.15%) MS Access
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (1.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) MSI
3 1 (0.15%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.15%) TestLink
General
1 235 (35.66%) Finance
2 94 (14.26%) Banking
3 80 (12.14%) Telecoms
4 37 (5.61%) Retail
5 23 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.19%) Marketing
6 21 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (3.19%) Legal
7 15 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.97%) Law
9 12 (1.82%) Front Office
10 11 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.52%) Back Office
11 10 (1.52%) Electronics
12 9 (1.37%) Automotive
13 7 (1.06%) Advertising
14 5 (0.76%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.76%) Publishing
15 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 403 (61.15%) Project Manager
2 65 (9.86%) Analyst
3 43 (6.53%) Programme Manager
3 43 (6.53%) IT Project Manager
4 36 (5.46%) Senior Manager
5 32 (4.86%) Senior Project Manager
6 30 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 29 (4.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 29 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
8 25 (3.79%) PMO Analyst
9 23 (3.49%) Technical Project Manager
9 23 (3.49%) Technical Manager
10 18 (2.73%) Coordinator
10 18 (2.73%) Project Coordinator
11 17 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 16 (2.43%) OSS Project Manager
13 14 (2.12%) Project Analyst
13 14 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
14 13 (1.97%) Service Manager
15 11 (1.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.67%) Middleware
2 6 (0.91%) .NET
2 6 (0.91%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (0.76%) J2EE
4 4 (0.61%) XML
4 4 (0.61%) HTML
5 3 (0.46%) Web Services
5 3 (0.46%) Flash
6 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.15%) OLE
6 1 (0.15%) SAML
6 1 (0.15%) JSP
6 1 (0.15%) Servlets
6 1 (0.15%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 143 (21.70%) PMI
2 47 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.21%) Economics
7 6 (0.91%) Kindle
7 6 (0.91%) FMCG
8 4 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.61%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.61%) DTV
8 4 (0.61%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.46%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.46%) Social Media
9 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.30%) EPoS
10 2 (0.30%) NHS
10 2 (0.30%) Clustering
10 2 (0.30%) APACS
10 2 (0.30%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.61%) Windows
2 14 (2.12%) UNIX
3 13 (1.97%) Linux
4 8 (1.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.76%) Solaris
7 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.30%) pSOS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (74.36%) PRINCE2
2 434 (65.86%) Project Management
3 138 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (16.84%) ITIL
5 74 (11.23%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (10.47%) Migration
7 68 (10.32%) PRINCE
8 67 (10.17%) Change Management
8 67 (10.17%) Programme Management
9 58 (8.80%) Risk Management
10 52 (7.89%) Project Planning
11 47 (7.13%) Business Analysis
12 45 (6.83%) Service Management
13 39 (5.92%) Change Control
14 32 (4.86%) Information Security
15 31 (4.70%) Resource Management
16 30 (4.55%) Supplier Management
17 27 (4.10%) Time Management
17 27 (4.10%) Scrum
18 24 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.22%) C
2 16 (2.43%) SQL
3 14 (2.12%) Java
4 3 (0.46%) PHP
5 2 (0.30%) VB
5 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 637 (96.66%) PMI Certification
2 78 (11.84%) Degree
3 66 (10.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 48 (7.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 41 (6.22%) Security Cleared
6 25 (3.79%) ISEB
6 25 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 24 (3.64%) APMP
8 20 (3.03%) CISSP
9 15 (2.28%) CAPM
10 12 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.82%) CISA
11 11 (1.67%) MAPM
12 7 (1.06%) PgMP
13 6 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.91%) CCNA
14 5 (0.76%) MBA
14 5 (0.76%) GIAC
15 4 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (3.19%) QA
2 16 (2.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (2.28%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.97%) P3O
5 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) FINREP
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.15%) BS15000
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) Basel III
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 14 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) XenServer
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (2.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (1.37%) Tivoli
2 9 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 8 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (1.21%) SCCM
4 7 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.46%) Netcool
5 3 (0.46%) OPNET
6 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.30%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.30%) OpenView
6 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 109 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.74%) Oracle
3 33 (5.01%) SAP
4 15 (2.28%) HP
5 13 (1.97%) Cisco
6 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.37%) VMware
8 6 (0.91%) Citrix
9 5 (0.76%) Primavera
9 5 (0.76%) EMC
9 5 (0.76%) CA
9 5 (0.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (0.61%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.46%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.46%) Planview
11 3 (0.46%) NetCracker
11 3 (0.46%) Remedy
11 3 (0.46%) Cadence
11 3 (0.46%) Cramer
11 3 (0.46%) BMC
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