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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 353 304 287
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -17
Contract jobs citing PMP 288 333 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 3.21% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 212 195
Average daily rate £425 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £572 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £61.75 £47.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% +12.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.55 £33.75 £39.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.95 £49.54 £44.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.75 £47.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
+31.38% +12.57%

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
10721 10370 9716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 20.27% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6618 5988 5227
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 491 446
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 273 £425 -5.55% 69
London -10 136 £463 +2.49% 27
South East +7 65 £410 -2.38% 21
Berkshire +9 24 £500 +20.84% 6
City of London +40 17 £505 +8.89% 11
North West -19 17 £450 - 4
Hampshire +24 15 £350 -5.08% 4
East Midlands +1 14 £400 - 3
Manchester -7 14 £590 +31.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 13 £350 -30.00% 4
South West -1 8 £353 -18.96% 4
East of England -4 8 £413 +12.62% 1
Surrey -7 8 £556 +52.39% 4
Reading -7 8 £500 +31.14% 2
West Midlands -17 8 £513 +28.12% 5
North East - 8 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £310 -
Northamptonshire +17 7 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire +3 7 £353 -11.87% 2
West Yorkshire -11 7 £306 -22.66% 3
Yorkshire -15 7 £306 -22.66% 3
Winchester - 7 £363 -
Northampton +18 6 £400 -23.80%
Derbyshire -5 6 £380 -5.00%
Scotland -34 6 £353 +0.85% 4
Derby -7 5 £380 -5.00%
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £406 +2.20%
Milton Keynes +8 4 £456 - 1
Leeds -9 4 £371 -19.72% 2
Kent - 4 £563 -

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 653 (95.61%) PMI Certification
2 518 (75.84%) Project Management
3 510 (74.67%) PRINCE2
4 275 (40.26%) Finance
5 168 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 139 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (19.18%) MS Project
8 119 (17.42%) PMI
9 118 (17.28%) Degree
10 92 (13.47%) ITIL
11 91 (13.32%) PRINCE
12 90 (13.18%) MS Excel
13 87 (12.74%) Banking
14 81 (11.86%) Programme Management
15 78 (11.42%) Change Management
16 65 (9.52%) Risk Management
16 65 (9.52%) Security Cleared
17 64 (9.37%) Migration
18 63 (9.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 57 (8.35%) Microsoft
19 57 (8.35%) Waterfall
20 56 (8.20%) APMP
21 53 (7.76%) Project Planning
21 53 (7.76%) MS Office
22 52 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (7.32%) Data Centre
23 50 (7.32%) Telecoms
23 50 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
24 47 (6.88%) SharePoint
24 47 (6.88%) SC Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 47 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.64%) CMS
3 10 (1.46%) Drupal
3 10 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.88%) JBoss
5 5 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.73%) TPMS
6 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.44%) Alfresco
7 3 (0.44%) Confluence
7 3 (0.44%) Documentum
7 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (19.18%) MS Project
2 90 (13.18%) MS Excel
3 53 (7.76%) MS Office
4 50 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (5.71%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.44%) Maya
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (0.88%) Primavera
3 5 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.59%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.59%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.59%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.44%) assyst
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.76%) SaaS
2 11 (1.61%) Office 365
3 5 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.29%) Boomi
5 2 (0.29%) Force.com
6 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.15%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.15%) Silverpop
6 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.78%) WAN
2 17 (2.49%) LAN
3 13 (1.90%) Firewall
4 9 (1.32%) SAN
5 7 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.88%) MPLS
7 5 (0.73%) Internet
7 5 (0.73%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.73%) Network Security
8 4 (0.59%) DNS
8 4 (0.59%) VPN
9 3 (0.44%) Converged Networks
9 3 (0.44%) Intranet
9 3 (0.44%) LTE
9 3 (0.44%) MVNO
9 3 (0.44%) PBX
9 3 (0.44%) Wireless
10 2 (0.29%) Skype
10 2 (0.29%) SSH
10 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.76%) QlikView
3 6 (0.88%) Big Data
3 6 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.29%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.29%) MySQL
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (3.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.29%) git-flow
2 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 275 (40.26%) Finance
2 87 (12.74%) Banking
3 50 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 44 (6.44%) Retail
5 32 (4.69%) Marketing
6 31 (4.54%) Legal
6 31 (4.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 28 (4.10%) Investment Banking
8 27 (3.95%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.05%) Corporate Banking
10 13 (1.90%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.90%) Publishing
11 12 (1.76%) Front Office
12 10 (1.46%) Advertising
12 10 (1.46%) Billing
13 8 (1.17%) Law
13 8 (1.17%) Spanish Language
14 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.88%) Automotive
15 6 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 478 (69.99%) Project Manager
2 72 (10.54%) IT Manager
3 65 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
4 55 (8.05%) Infrastructure Manager
5 52 (7.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 49 (7.17%) Programme Manager
7 44 (6.44%) Analyst
8 40 (5.86%) Senior Manager
8 40 (5.86%) Senior Project Manager
9 35 (5.12%) Technical Manager
10 31 (4.54%) Technical Project Manager
11 23 (3.37%) Migration Manager
12 21 (3.07%) Digital Project Manager
13 20 (2.93%) SAP Manager
14 19 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 18 (2.64%) PMO Analyst
15 18 (2.64%) SAP Project Manager
15 18 (2.64%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 18 (2.64%) Supply Chain Manager
15 18 (2.64%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.76%) HTML
1 12 (1.76%) Web Services
2 9 (1.32%) Flash
3 7 (1.02%) .NET
3 7 (1.02%) J2EE
4 6 (0.88%) Spring
4 6 (0.88%) Struts
5 4 (0.59%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.44%) CGI
6 3 (0.44%) CSS
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.29%) Ajax
7 2 (0.29%) Django
7 2 (0.29%) JSON
7 2 (0.29%) Middleware
7 2 (0.29%) REST
7 2 (0.29%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) EDI
8 1 (0.15%) HTML5
8 1 (0.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 119 (17.42%) PMI
2 52 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 41 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.02%) Social Media
9 5 (0.73%) FMCG
9 5 (0.73%) NHS
9 5 (0.73%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.73%) User Experience
10 4 (0.59%) Life Science
10 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.44%) Biotechnology
11 3 (0.44%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.44%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.44%) SCADA
12 2 (0.29%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.98%) Windows
2 9 (1.32%) Linux
2 9 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.02%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.44%) Unix
5 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.29%) AIX
6 2 (0.29%) Solaris
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) pSOS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (75.84%) Project Management
2 510 (74.67%) PRINCE2
3 168 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (13.47%) ITIL
6 91 (13.32%) PRINCE
7 81 (11.86%) Programme Management
8 78 (11.42%) Change Management
9 65 (9.52%) Risk Management
10 64 (9.37%) Migration
11 57 (8.35%) Waterfall
12 53 (7.76%) Project Planning
13 45 (6.59%) Change Control
14 43 (6.30%) Scrum
15 37 (5.42%) SDLC
16 33 (4.83%) CRM
17 29 (4.25%) Business Analysis
17 29 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (4.25%) Service Management
17 29 (4.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.81%) Java
2 21 (3.07%) SQL
3 14 (2.05%) C
4 7 (1.02%) PHP
5 6 (0.88%) VB
6 5 (0.73%) C++
7 4 (0.59%) R
8 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.44%) Python
9 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 653 (95.61%) PMI Certification
2 118 (17.28%) Degree
3 65 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 63 (9.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 56 (8.20%) APMP
6 47 (6.88%) SC Cleared
7 45 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (4.25%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (4.10%) ISEB
10 17 (2.49%) PgMP
11 16 (2.34%) CAPM
12 12 (1.76%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.73%) CISSP
14 4 (0.59%) MBA
15 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.44%) CISA
15 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.29%) CISM
16 2 (0.29%) MCSE
16 2 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.76%) QA
2 11 (1.61%) P3O
2 11 (1.61%) PMBOK
3 8 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 3 (0.44%) EMIR
6 3 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.29%) FATCA
7 2 (0.29%) GAMP
7 2 (0.29%) GxP
7 2 (0.29%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (1.76%) MOM
2 2 (0.29%) Ansible
2 2 (0.29%) Nagios
2 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.15%) Control-M
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) OPNET
Vendors
1 57 (8.35%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.86%) Oracle
3 30 (4.39%) SAP
4 15 (2.20%) Teradata
5 14 (2.05%) Cisco
5 14 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.61%) IBM
6 11 (1.61%) Informatica
6 11 (1.61%) Planview
7 9 (1.32%) VMware
8 7 (1.02%) BT
8 7 (1.02%) Citrix
9 5 (0.73%) Ericsson
9 5 (0.73%) Google
9 5 (0.73%) HP
9 5 (0.73%) Huawei
9 5 (0.73%) Nokia
10 4 (0.59%) Amdocs
10 4 (0.59%) Remedy
11 3 (0.44%) Adobe
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £40.50 - 40.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago