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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 287 264 274
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing PMP 394 396 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 3.86% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 261 179
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £423
% change year-on-year
- -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £37.75 £36.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.38 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.80%

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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -31 358 £450 +2.27% 69
London -21 165 £465 +2.19% 35
South East -19 83 £400 -11.11% 12
City of London +4 39 £525 +9.37% 16
Berkshire -5 31 £400 -13.51% 4
East of England +17 21 £538 +19.44% 2
Scotland +1 21 £340 -15.00% 3
West Midlands -1 19 £345 -1.42% 2
East Midlands -13 17 £360 +12.50% 6
Reading +13 15 £475 -17.39% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £270 -36.47%
South West +6 13 £450 +13.06%
Yorkshire -10 13 £363 -18.99% 7
North West -38 13 £413 -13.15% 5
Milton Keynes -5 11 £270 -36.47%
Essex +8 9 £563 +36.36%
Cheshire -10 9 £400 +63.26% 2
Oxfordshire -14 9 £515 -10.43% 3
Birmingham -5 8 £340 +13.33% 2
Hampshire -6 8 £400 -5.88%
Derby -8 8 £360 +12.50% 3
Derbyshire -9 8 £360 +12.50% 4
West Sussex -14 8 £390 -27.10% 1
Erskine +7 7 £280 -7.43%
Renfrewshire +6 7 £280 -7.43%
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £556 +17.10% 1
Oxford - 7 £515 - 1
Slough +5 6 £300 -
Surrey +3 6 £450 -12.62%
West Yorkshire -9 6 £363 -18.30% 4

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 726 (96.29%) PMI Certification
2 553 (73.34%) PRINCE2
3 521 (69.10%) Project Management
4 263 (34.88%) Finance
5 171 (22.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 146 (19.36%) Degree
7 141 (18.70%) ITIL
8 140 (18.57%) MS Project
9 124 (16.45%) Change Management
10 112 (14.85%) PMI
10 112 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
11 99 (13.13%) MS Excel
12 92 (12.20%) MS Office
13 90 (11.94%) Banking
14 88 (11.67%) Microsoft
15 84 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
16 80 (10.61%) PRINCE
16 80 (10.61%) Risk Management
16 80 (10.61%) Security Cleared
17 79 (10.48%) Programme Management
18 75 (9.95%) Telecoms
19 74 (9.81%) Project Planning
20 67 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 64 (8.49%) SharePoint
22 62 (8.22%) SAP
23 61 (8.09%) SC Cleared
24 57 (7.56%) Migration
24 57 (7.56%) Change Control
25 56 (7.43%) Waterfall
26 50 (6.63%) APMP

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 64 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.80%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.53%) Drupal
5 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.40%) SAS
6 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.27%) IIS
6 2 (0.27%) Documentum
6 2 (0.27%) Confluence
6 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Lync
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 140 (18.57%) MS Project
2 99 (13.13%) MS Excel
3 92 (12.20%) MS Office
4 45 (5.97%) MS Visio
4 45 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.93%) Primavera
3 4 (0.53%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.53%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Agresso
3 4 (0.53%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.53%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.27%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.80%) IaaS
2 3 (0.40%) Office 365
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.38%) Firewall
2 19 (2.52%) WAN
3 13 (1.72%) LAN
4 9 (1.19%) Multicast
4 9 (1.19%) DNS
4 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.19%) BGP
5 8 (1.06%) OSPF
6 7 (0.93%) Internet
6 7 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.80%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (0.53%) Network Security
8 4 (0.53%) Intranet
8 4 (0.53%) SDH
9 3 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.40%) 4G
9 3 (0.40%) Broadband
9 3 (0.40%) 3G
9 3 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.19%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.93%) Big Data
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.40%) SAP BI
6 3 (0.40%) BODI
6 3 (0.40%) QlikView
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Yeoman
General
1 263 (34.88%) Finance
2 90 (11.94%) Banking
3 75 (9.95%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.04%) Retail
5 30 (3.98%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.32%) Law
6 25 (3.32%) Legal
7 21 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (2.39%) Marketing
9 13 (1.72%) Publishing
10 9 (1.19%) Front Office
10 9 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.80%) German Language
12 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.53%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Games
13 4 (0.53%) Back Office
13 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 483 (64.06%) Project Manager
2 57 (7.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 53 (7.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 45 (5.97%) Analyst
5 40 (5.31%) IT Project Manager
6 39 (5.17%) Programme Manager
6 39 (5.17%) Senior Manager
7 37 (4.91%) Senior Project Manager
8 32 (4.24%) SAP Manager
9 25 (3.32%) Business Analyst
10 24 (3.18%) SAP Project Manager
11 20 (2.65%) Technical Project Manager
11 20 (2.65%) Technical Manager
12 18 (2.39%) Consultant
12 18 (2.39%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.39%) Implementation Manager
12 18 (2.39%) PMO Manager
13 16 (2.12%) Agile Project Manager
13 16 (2.12%) Project Planner
14 15 (1.99%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.93%) XML
2 5 (0.66%) EDI
3 4 (0.53%) Web Services
4 3 (0.40%) .NET
4 3 (0.40%) Middleware
4 3 (0.40%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.27%) J2EE
5 2 (0.27%) HTML
5 2 (0.27%) CSS
5 2 (0.27%) Swing
5 2 (0.27%) HTML5
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) SOAP
6 1 (0.13%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.85%) PMI
2 84 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.32%) Economics
5 22 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.46%) FMCG
7 10 (1.33%) NHS
8 9 (1.19%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.06%) CMDB
9 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.80%) Human Factors
11 5 (0.66%) IPTV
12 4 (0.53%) CESG
12 4 (0.53%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.53%) User Experience
12 4 (0.53%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.40%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.40%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.70%) Windows
2 27 (3.58%) UNIX
3 18 (2.39%) Linux
4 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (0.93%) Solaris
6 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.40%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (73.34%) PRINCE2
2 521 (69.10%) Project Management
3 171 (22.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (18.70%) ITIL
5 124 (16.45%) Change Management
6 112 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (10.61%) PRINCE
7 80 (10.61%) Risk Management
8 79 (10.48%) Programme Management
9 74 (9.81%) Project Planning
10 57 (7.56%) Migration
10 57 (7.56%) Change Control
11 56 (7.43%) Waterfall
12 46 (6.10%) Information Security
13 43 (5.70%) Six Sigma
13 43 (5.70%) Scrum
14 38 (5.04%) ERP
15 37 (4.91%) CRM
16 36 (4.77%) Business Analysis
17 35 (4.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.51%) C
2 12 (1.59%) Java
3 7 (0.93%) Python
3 7 (0.93%) Perl
4 6 (0.80%) SQL
5 5 (0.66%) ABAP
5 5 (0.66%) PHP
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) C#
6 1 (0.13%) Ruby
6 1 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 726 (96.29%) PMI Certification
2 146 (19.36%) Degree
3 80 (10.61%) Security Cleared
4 67 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 61 (8.09%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.63%) APMP
7 33 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 21 (2.79%) CISSP
9 15 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.72%) CCNA
10 13 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.46%) GIAC
12 10 (1.33%) PgMP
13 9 (1.19%) ISEB
14 8 (1.06%) CISM
15 7 (0.93%) GCIA
15 7 (0.93%) CAPM
16 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.80%) MCSE
17 5 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.98%) QA
2 15 (1.99%) P3O
3 14 (1.86%) SLA
4 10 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.66%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.66%) COBIT
7 4 (0.53%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) BS15000
9 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
10 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.13%) COREP
10 1 (0.13%) FINREP
10 1 (0.13%) GAMP
10 1 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.06%) MOM
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (0.27%) Netcool
3 2 (0.27%) OpenView
3 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 88 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 62 (8.22%) SAP
3 32 (4.24%) Cisco
4 31 (4.11%) Oracle
5 16 (2.12%) HP
6 15 (1.99%) F5
7 14 (1.86%) ArcSight
8 13 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.46%) Nokia
10 10 (1.33%) Juniper
11 9 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (1.19%) VMware
12 8 (1.06%) Citrix
13 7 (0.93%) WorldPay
13 7 (0.93%) Ericsson
13 7 (0.93%) Blue Coat
13 7 (0.93%) TippingPoint
14 6 (0.80%) McAfee
14 6 (0.80%) Informatica
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