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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 328 338 253
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -85
Contract jobs citing PMP 312 259 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 2.77% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 157 241
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £38.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +3.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £29.40 £31.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £42.00 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.01% -29.60%

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
10667 9354 10124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.87% 17.52% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6081 5124 5218
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 486 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +27 283 £408 -9.29% 66
London -22 121 £438 -12.06% 30
South East +25 86 £398 +6.00% 16
Berkshire +30 41 £400 +10.34% 2
East of England -3 25 £406 +16.35% 4
City of London +10 20 £428 -14.50% 12
Reading +17 18 £413 +10.00%
North West +12 16 £470 +25.33% 5
South West -29 16 £425 +30.76% 6
Scotland -25 14 £338 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £378 +51.00% 2
Slough +8 10 £245 +22.50%
Surrey - 10 £506 - 3
East Midlands +10 8 £320 -
Manchester 0 7 £483 +48.46% 2
West Midlands -7 7 £300 -42.85% 2
Cheshire +7 6 £470 +20.51% 2
West Sussex 0 6 £290 -17.14%
Milton Keynes -4 6 £378 -0.26%
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £450 +9.09% 2
Canary Wharf +21 5 £466 +19.55%
Essex -3 5 £334 +16.69% 2
Wiltshire -10 5 £365 -2.66% 1
Hampshire -13 5 £459 -3.42% 5
Knutsford +9 4 £470 +8.67%
Wales -9 4 £275 -17.91%
Oxfordshire - 4 £394 -
Peterborough - 4 - -
Aberdeen +4 3 £225 -40.00%
Cardiff -6 3 £248 -26.11%

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 677 (96.99%) PMI Certification
2 519 (74.36%) PRINCE2
3 456 (65.33%) Project Management
4 264 (37.82%) Finance
5 163 (23.35%) PMI
6 155 (22.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 130 (18.62%) MS Project
8 115 (16.48%) Microsoft
9 113 (16.19%) ITIL
10 104 (14.90%) Banking
11 103 (14.76%) MS Excel
12 87 (12.46%) Degree
13 83 (11.89%) Migration
14 81 (11.60%) PRINCE
14 81 (11.60%) Programme Management
15 79 (11.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 74 (10.60%) Telecoms
17 69 (9.89%) Change Management
18 67 (9.60%) Risk Management
19 61 (8.74%) SharePoint
20 59 (8.45%) Oracle
21 58 (8.31%) MS Office
21 58 (8.31%) Project Planning
22 55 (7.88%) Business Analysis
23 52 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
24 51 (7.31%) C
25 49 (7.02%) Management Information System
26 47 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 47 (6.73%) Change Control
27 46 (6.59%) Service Management

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 61 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.00%) Confluence
3 6 (0.86%) Lync
3 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.43%) Documentum
4 3 (0.43%) CMS
4 3 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.43%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.43%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) SAS
5 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.14%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.14%) TWiki
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 130 (18.62%) MS Project
2 103 (14.76%) MS Excel
3 58 (8.31%) MS Office
4 52 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (6.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Windchill
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.00%) CA Clarity
3 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.43%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) HFM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.00%) SaaS
1 7 (1.00%) Office 365
2 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.44%) WAN
2 16 (2.29%) LAN
3 11 (1.58%) Internet
3 11 (1.58%) Firewall
4 10 (1.43%) LTE
5 8 (1.15%) SAN
5 8 (1.15%) UMTS
6 7 (1.00%) Intranet
6 7 (1.00%) DNS
6 7 (1.00%) 3G
6 7 (1.00%) Wireless
7 6 (0.86%) 4G
7 6 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.86%) GPRS
7 6 (0.86%) GSM
8 5 (0.72%) CDMA
8 5 (0.72%) 2G
9 4 (0.57%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (0.57%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.14%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 14 (2.01%) JIRA
2 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.14%) MSI
3 1 (0.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 264 (37.82%) Finance
2 104 (14.90%) Banking
3 74 (10.60%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.73%) Retail
5 27 (3.87%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.15%) Marketing
7 20 (2.87%) Legal
8 19 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 15 (2.15%) Back Office
9 15 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.86%) Automotive
11 12 (1.72%) Law
12 10 (1.43%) Front Office
13 9 (1.29%) Billing
13 9 (1.29%) Spanish Language
14 8 (1.15%) Electronics
15 7 (1.00%) Advertising
16 6 (0.86%) Publishing
17 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 418 (59.89%) Project Manager
2 67 (9.60%) Analyst
3 51 (7.31%) Programme Manager
4 50 (7.16%) IT Project Manager
5 40 (5.73%) Infrastructure Manager
6 39 (5.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 36 (5.16%) Senior Manager
8 33 (4.73%) Senior Project Manager
9 31 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 25 (3.58%) PMO Analyst
11 21 (3.01%) Technical Manager
12 20 (2.87%) Technical Project Manager
13 17 (2.44%) Coordinator
13 17 (2.44%) Project Coordinator
14 16 (2.29%) Project Analyst
14 16 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 15 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
16 13 (1.86%) Architect
17 12 (1.72%) Project Planner
17 12 (1.72%) OSS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.86%) .NET
1 13 (1.86%) Middleware
2 12 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (0.86%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.72%) J2EE
4 5 (0.72%) XML
5 4 (0.57%) HTML
6 3 (0.43%) Web Services
6 3 (0.43%) Flash
7 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.14%) OLE
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) SAML
8 1 (0.14%) JSP
8 1 (0.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 163 (23.35%) PMI
2 49 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.43%) Economics
6 6 (0.86%) FMCG
7 5 (0.72%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.57%) DTV
8 4 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.57%) Market Risk
8 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.43%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.43%) Social Media
9 3 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.43%) EPoS
10 2 (0.29%) NHS
10 2 (0.29%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.29%) VHDL
10 2 (0.29%) APACS
10 2 (0.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.30%) Windows
2 19 (2.72%) UNIX
3 16 (2.29%) Linux
4 9 (1.29%) Solaris
5 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.43%) pSOS
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.14%) Android
8 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (74.36%) PRINCE2
2 456 (65.33%) Project Management
3 155 (22.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (16.19%) ITIL
5 83 (11.89%) Migration
6 81 (11.60%) Programme Management
6 81 (11.60%) PRINCE
7 69 (9.89%) Change Management
8 67 (9.60%) Risk Management
9 58 (8.31%) Project Planning
10 55 (7.88%) Business Analysis
11 47 (6.73%) Change Control
12 46 (6.59%) Service Management
13 34 (4.87%) Supplier Management
13 34 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (4.58%) Resource Management
15 30 (4.30%) Service Delivery
16 29 (4.15%) CRM
16 29 (4.15%) Scrum
16 29 (4.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.31%) C
2 20 (2.87%) Java
3 13 (1.86%) SQL
4 3 (0.43%) PHP
5 2 (0.29%) VB
5 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.14%) ABAP
6 1 (0.14%) Python
6 1 (0.14%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 677 (96.99%) PMI Certification
2 87 (12.46%) Degree
3 79 (11.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 47 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 42 (6.02%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.01%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.72%) ISEB
8 24 (3.44%) APMP
9 17 (2.44%) CISSP
10 16 (2.29%) CAPM
11 13 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.86%) MAPM
12 12 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.58%) CISA
14 6 (0.86%) MBA
14 6 (0.86%) PgMP
15 5 (0.72%) GIAC
15 5 (0.72%) CCNA
15 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.87%) QA
2 18 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.15%) P3O
4 14 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.58%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.29%) SLA
7 4 (0.57%) EMIR
8 3 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.29%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) COREP
10 1 (0.14%) Basel III
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) MiFID
10 1 (0.14%) BS15000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) vSphere
3 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.14%) Squid
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (1.15%) SCCM
3 6 (0.86%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.29%) Netcool
5 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.29%) OPNET
5 2 (0.29%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.29%) OpenView
6 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 115 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.45%) Oracle
3 36 (5.16%) SAP
4 13 (1.86%) HP
5 12 (1.72%) Cisco
6 8 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.15%) VMware
7 7 (1.00%) JD Edwards
8 6 (0.86%) EMC
8 6 (0.86%) Citrix
9 5 (0.72%) Remedy
10 4 (0.57%) Primavera
10 4 (0.57%) Siebel
10 4 (0.57%) Sybase
10 4 (0.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (0.43%) Intel
11 3 (0.43%) BT
11 3 (0.43%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.43%) CA
11 3 (0.43%) Ericsson
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: £730 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 27 days ago