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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 290 338 285
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -53
Contract jobs citing PMP 362 250 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 2.76% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 154 210
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.51% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £39.00 £38.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.13 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £41.75 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.38 £38.98
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -16.94%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10442 9068 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.10% 17.77% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5891 4873 5063
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 504 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.14 £45.00 £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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +59 328 £425 -10.52% 57
London -5 137 £445 -11.00% 31
South East +43 95 £400 -4.19% 11
Berkshire +27 44 £400 +6.66% 7
North West +27 33 £470 +23.27% 5
City of London +10 25 £419 -16.33% 13
East of England -10 21 £418 +19.54% 4
Reading +22 18 £425 +11.84% 4
South West -14 17 £396 +5.60% 2
Lancashire - 17 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £424 -5.83% 1
Scotland -24 16 £350 -6.66% 6
Milton Keynes +6 12 £424 -34.80% 1
East Midlands +5 10 £320 - 3
Hampshire -14 9 £459 +6.37% 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £425 - 1
Cheshire +10 8 £425 -10.52% 2
West Midlands -9 8 £300 -36.84% 1
Surrey - 8 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf +29 7 £450 +15.38%
West Sussex +1 7 £290 -17.14%
Slough +5 6 £250 +25.00% 1
Aberdeen +2 5 £225 -40.00%
Birmingham +1 5 £300 -29.41%
Manchester -1 5 £425 +30.76% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 5 £550 +33.33% 1
Luton - 5 £675 - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £488 +44.44%
Middlesex 0 4 £440 -4.86%
Peterborough - 4 - - 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 730 (96.43%) PMI Certification
2 562 (74.24%) PRINCE2
3 499 (65.92%) Project Management
4 283 (37.38%) Finance
5 177 (23.38%) PMI
6 171 (22.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (17.44%) MS Project
8 122 (16.12%) ITIL
9 114 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 105 (13.87%) Banking
11 97 (12.81%) Degree
12 96 (12.68%) MS Excel
13 92 (12.15%) PRINCE
14 89 (11.76%) Migration
15 83 (10.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 81 (10.70%) Programme Management
17 78 (10.30%) Telecoms
18 74 (9.78%) Risk Management
19 70 (9.25%) Change Management
20 65 (8.59%) Project Planning
21 61 (8.06%) Oracle
22 59 (7.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 56 (7.40%) C
24 54 (7.13%) Change Control
25 53 (7.00%) MS Office
25 53 (7.00%) Management Information System
26 51 (6.74%) Business Analysis
27 50 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint
28 49 (6.47%) SharePoint
29 47 (6.21%) Security Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 49 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.92%) Confluence
3 6 (0.79%) MS Project Server
3 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.79%) Lync
4 4 (0.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.40%) Drupal
5 3 (0.40%) Documentum
5 3 (0.40%) SAS
5 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 132 (17.44%) MS Project
2 96 (12.68%) MS Excel
3 53 (7.00%) MS Office
4 50 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (5.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.79%) CA Clarity
3 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Maximo
5 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.19%) SaaS
2 5 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.26%) IaaS
3 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.85%) LAN
2 13 (1.72%) WAN
3 11 (1.45%) LTE
4 10 (1.32%) Firewall
4 10 (1.32%) Wireless
5 9 (1.19%) SAN
5 9 (1.19%) Internet
5 9 (1.19%) UMTS
6 8 (1.06%) VoIP
7 7 (0.92%) DNS
8 6 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.79%) 3G
8 6 (0.79%) GPRS
8 6 (0.79%) GSM
8 6 (0.79%) 4G
9 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.66%) CDMA
9 5 (0.66%) Intranet
10 4 (0.53%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.66%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.26%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.26%) Big Data
5 2 (0.26%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) MS Access
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.13%) MySQL
6 1 (0.13%) EDMS
6 1 (0.13%) QlikView
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.26%) 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
1 283 (37.38%) Finance
2 105 (13.87%) Banking
3 78 (10.30%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.15%) Retail
5 28 (3.70%) Legal
6 27 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 24 (3.17%) Marketing
8 21 (2.77%) Manufacturing
9 19 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (2.51%) Back Office
10 16 (2.11%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.72%) Law
12 11 (1.45%) Spanish Language
12 11 (1.45%) French Language
12 11 (1.45%) Front Office
13 10 (1.32%) Automotive
14 8 (1.06%) Electronics
14 8 (1.06%) Billing
15 7 (0.92%) Advertising
15 7 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 459 (60.63%) Project Manager
2 62 (8.19%) Programme Manager
2 62 (8.19%) Analyst
3 50 (6.61%) IT Project Manager
4 48 (6.34%) Senior Manager
5 43 (5.68%) Senior Project Manager
6 39 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
7 38 (5.02%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 31 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 21 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 21 (2.77%) PMO Analyst
10 20 (2.64%) Technical Manager
11 18 (2.38%) Coordinator
11 18 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
12 17 (2.25%) Project Coordinator
13 16 (2.11%) Architect
14 14 (1.85%) Project Analyst
14 14 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
15 13 (1.72%) PMO Manager
16 12 (1.59%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.98%) .NET
2 13 (1.72%) Middleware
2 13 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (0.79%) XML
4 5 (0.66%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.53%) J2EE
6 3 (0.40%) Flash
6 3 (0.40%) HTML
6 3 (0.40%) Web Services
7 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.13%) OLE
8 1 (0.13%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.13%) Lucene
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) SAML
8 1 (0.13%) JSP
8 1 (0.13%) Servlets
8 1 (0.13%) Struts
8 1 (0.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 177 (23.38%) PMI
2 53 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.45%) Economics
6 5 (0.66%) FMCG
6 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
6 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.53%) DTV
7 4 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.53%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.40%) EPoS
8 3 (0.40%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.40%) Social Media
9 2 (0.26%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.26%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.26%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.26%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.02%) Windows
2 20 (2.64%) UNIX
3 16 (2.11%) Linux
4 9 (1.19%) Solaris
5 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.40%) pSOS
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Android
9 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (74.24%) PRINCE2
2 499 (65.92%) Project Management
3 171 (22.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 122 (16.12%) ITIL
5 92 (12.15%) PRINCE
6 89 (11.76%) Migration
7 81 (10.70%) Programme Management
8 74 (9.78%) Risk Management
9 70 (9.25%) Change Management
10 65 (8.59%) Project Planning
11 54 (7.13%) Change Control
12 51 (6.74%) Business Analysis
13 42 (5.55%) Service Management
14 37 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (4.76%) Scrum
16 35 (4.62%) Resource Management
17 32 (4.23%) Supplier Management
18 31 (4.10%) Service Delivery
18 31 (4.10%) ERP
19 30 (3.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (7.40%) C
2 25 (3.30%) Java
3 10 (1.32%) SQL
4 4 (0.53%) PHP
5 2 (0.26%) VB
5 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.13%) ABAP
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 730 (96.43%) PMI Certification
2 97 (12.81%) Degree
3 83 (10.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 59 (7.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 47 (6.21%) Security Cleared
6 33 (4.36%) ISEB
7 32 (4.23%) SC Cleared
8 25 (3.30%) APMP
9 16 (2.11%) MAPM
10 15 (1.98%) CAPM
11 14 (1.85%) CISSP
12 12 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.06%) CISA
14 8 (1.06%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.92%) MBA
16 5 (0.66%) GIAC
16 5 (0.66%) PgMP
17 4 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.70%) QA
2 15 (1.98%) SLA
3 14 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.72%) P3O
5 6 (0.79%) EMIR
5 6 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.53%) FATCA
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) BS15000
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) COREP
System Software
1 12 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.26%) vSphere
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (1.06%) SCCM
3 7 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.26%) MOM
5 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.26%) Netcool
5 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.26%) OPNET
5 2 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.26%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 114 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.06%) Oracle
3 43 (5.68%) SAP
4 15 (1.98%) HP
5 13 (1.72%) Cisco
6 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.92%) JD Edwards
7 7 (0.92%) Citrix
7 7 (0.92%) VMware
8 6 (0.79%) BT
9 5 (0.66%) EMC
9 5 (0.66%) IBM
9 5 (0.66%) Remedy
9 5 (0.66%) Primavera
10 4 (0.53%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.53%) Siebel
10 4 (0.53%) Sybase
11 3 (0.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.40%) Baan
11 3 (0.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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