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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 284 291 323
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +32
Contract jobs citing PMP 339 301 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 3.30% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 138
Average daily rate
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£425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Average hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.13 £38.80 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £44.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +15.10%

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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 -21 289 £439 +0.34% 87
London -11 146 £456 -3.94% 43
South East -15 68 £413 +3.12% 15
Scotland +29 41 £350 +16.66%
North West -6 26 £439 +17.06% 4
Berkshire +14 24 £425 -8.10% 7
City of London +10 23 £450 +0.27% 18
Cheshire +12 19 £363 -9.37% 1
East of England +12 17 £325 +35.41% 3
Essex +14 13 £324 +34.89% 2
Surrey -13 12 £365 +4.28% 1
Yorkshire -3 11 £423 +9.16% 5
Reading +16 10 £350 -9.09% 6
West Yorkshire +5 10 £396 -1.00% 5
Warrington - 10 £500 -
Middlesex +8 9 £572 +2.14%
West Sussex -6 9 £313 -3.10%
West Midlands -11 9 £403 +12.58% 3
Edinburgh -3 8 £325 +8.33%
East Midlands +10 6 £470 +30.55% 5
Birmingham -3 6 £400 +6.66% 1
South West -19 6 £420 -7.94% 7
Glasgow +4 5 £400 -
Leeds -3 5 £463 +19.35%
Manchester -3 5 £475 +26.66% 3
Brentwood - 5 £323 -
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £375 -3.53% 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 £375 -3.53% 1
Hampshire -21 3 £369 +5.35% 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £395 - 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 623 (97.65%) PMI Certification
2 495 (77.59%) PRINCE2
3 412 (64.58%) Project Management
4 228 (35.74%) Finance
5 127 (19.91%) ITIL
6 115 (18.03%) Degree
7 112 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 102 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (15.52%) Banking
9 99 (15.52%) MS Project
10 96 (15.05%) Change Management
11 91 (14.26%) PMI
12 79 (12.38%) Programme Management
13 71 (11.13%) MS Excel
14 68 (10.66%) Microsoft
14 68 (10.66%) Telecoms
15 67 (10.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 62 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
17 60 (9.40%) PRINCE
17 60 (9.40%) SharePoint
18 55 (8.62%) Migration
19 52 (8.15%) Security Cleared
20 50 (7.84%) MS Office
21 49 (7.68%) MS Visio
22 48 (7.52%) APMP
23 46 (7.21%) SAP
23 46 (7.21%) Risk Management
24 44 (6.90%) Project Planning
25 42 (6.58%) SC Cleared
25 42 (6.58%) Information Security

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 60 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.78%) Drupal
3 3 (0.47%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.31%) Documentum
4 2 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.16%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.16%) Lync
5 1 (0.16%) TWiki
Applications
1 99 (15.52%) MS Project
2 71 (11.13%) MS Excel
3 50 (7.84%) MS Office
4 49 (7.68%) MS Visio
5 33 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) CA Clarity
2 3 (0.47%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.78%) IaaS
2 4 (0.63%) SaaS
3 3 (0.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.61%) WAN
2 21 (3.29%) LAN
2 21 (3.29%) Firewall
3 8 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.10%) MPLS
4 7 (1.10%) Network Security
5 6 (0.94%) LTE
5 6 (0.94%) DNS
6 5 (0.78%) 3G
6 5 (0.78%) BGP
6 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.63%) Multicast
7 4 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.63%) OSPF
7 4 (0.63%) Wireless
7 4 (0.63%) 2G
8 3 (0.47%) VPN
8 3 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.63%) SAP BI
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.31%) Big Data
5 2 (0.31%) QlikView
5 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.16%) MySQL
6 1 (0.16%) DTS
6 1 (0.16%) MS Access
6 1 (0.16%) DataStage
6 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.16%) BODI
Development Applications
1 6 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) MSI
2 1 (0.16%) JUnit
2 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.16%) Maven
2 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.16%) Checkstyle
2 1 (0.16%) TestLink
General
1 228 (35.74%) Finance
2 99 (15.52%) Banking
3 68 (10.66%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.96%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.61%) Retail
6 22 (3.45%) Legal
7 18 (2.82%) Law
8 17 (2.66%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.19%) Marketing
9 14 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (2.04%) Front Office
11 10 (1.57%) Automotive
12 9 (1.41%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.25%) Advertising
14 7 (1.10%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.94%) Electronics
16 4 (0.63%) Back Office
16 4 (0.63%) Publishing
16 4 (0.63%) Games
17 3 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 395 (61.91%) Project Manager
2 46 (7.21%) Analyst
3 35 (5.49%) Programme Manager
4 34 (5.33%) IT Project Manager
5 33 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 31 (4.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 26 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 26 (4.08%) Technical Manager
8 23 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
10 20 (3.13%) Consultant
10 20 (3.13%) Coordinator
11 19 (2.98%) Senior Project Manager
12 18 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
12 18 (2.82%) SAP Manager
13 15 (2.35%) SAP Project Manager
13 15 (2.35%) Test Manager
13 15 (2.35%) PMO Analyst
14 14 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.04%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.25%) XML
2 6 (0.94%) Middleware
3 5 (0.78%) J2EE
4 4 (0.63%) .NET
5 3 (0.47%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.16%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.16%) cXML
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) SOAP
7 1 (0.16%) Struts
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.26%) PMI
2 62 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.35%) Economics
5 9 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (0.94%) Kindle
6 6 (0.94%) FMCG
6 6 (0.94%) Human Factors
6 6 (0.94%) E-Learning
7 5 (0.78%) Credit Risk
7 5 (0.78%) CESG
8 4 (0.63%) User Experience
8 4 (0.63%) CMDB
9 3 (0.47%) AS400
9 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.47%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.47%) Open Source
9 3 (0.47%) Derivative
9 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.33%) Windows
2 18 (2.82%) UNIX
3 15 (2.35%) Linux
4 10 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.63%) Solaris
7 3 (0.47%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (77.59%) PRINCE2
2 412 (64.58%) Project Management
3 127 (19.91%) ITIL
4 112 (17.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 102 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (15.05%) Change Management
7 79 (12.38%) Programme Management
8 60 (9.40%) PRINCE
9 55 (8.62%) Migration
10 46 (7.21%) Risk Management
11 44 (6.90%) Project Planning
12 42 (6.58%) Information Security
13 38 (5.96%) Waterfall
14 36 (5.64%) Scrum
15 29 (4.55%) Service Management
16 27 (4.23%) Six Sigma
16 27 (4.23%) Business Transformation
17 26 (4.08%) Time Management
17 26 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (3.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.08%) C
2 14 (2.19%) SQL
3 8 (1.25%) Java
4 5 (0.78%) Perl
4 5 (0.78%) PHP
4 5 (0.78%) Python
5 4 (0.63%) ABAP
6 1 (0.16%) VBScript
6 1 (0.16%) VB
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 623 (97.65%) PMI Certification
2 115 (18.03%) Degree
3 67 (10.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 52 (8.15%) Security Cleared
5 48 (7.52%) APMP
6 42 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 36 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 25 (3.92%) CISSP
9 13 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.88%) CISM
10 12 (1.88%) CAPM
11 10 (1.57%) PgMP
12 9 (1.41%) GIAC
12 9 (1.41%) CCNA
12 9 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.25%) ISEB
14 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.94%) CISA
15 5 (0.78%) MAPM
15 5 (0.78%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.70%) QA
2 11 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.72%) P3O
3 9 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.10%) SLA
5 5 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.78%) FINREP
6 3 (0.47%) BS15000
6 3 (0.47%) COBIT
6 3 (0.47%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) Basel III
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) COREP
System Software
1 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 6 (0.94%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.16%) OPNET
3 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.16%) MOM
3 1 (0.16%) Netcool
3 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 68 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.21%) SAP
3 26 (4.08%) Oracle
4 21 (3.29%) Cisco
5 12 (1.88%) HP
6 10 (1.57%) ArcSight
6 10 (1.57%) VMware
7 9 (1.41%) F5
8 8 (1.25%) Planview
8 8 (1.25%) Citrix
9 7 (1.10%) Nokia
9 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.10%) Juniper
10 6 (0.94%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (0.94%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.78%) McAfee
11 5 (0.78%) Ericsson
11 5 (0.78%) TippingPoint
11 5 (0.78%) Blue Coat
12 4 (0.63%) Huawei
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Vertical IT
Rate: £380 - £440 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London
Required IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £17 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Collingwood Associates
Posted: 15 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-570 Per Day
Posted: 19 days ago