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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 342 334 273
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -61
Contract jobs citing PMP 309 268 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.96% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 162 226
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £598 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £29.40 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+34.57% -27.69%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +22 281 £400 -11.11% 81
London +2 121 £425 -10.52% 33
South East +28 90 £385 -9.41% 18
Berkshire +32 39 £383 +2.00% 3
City of London +12 22 £425 -8.10% 9
East of England -12 19 £350 +0.21% 8
North West +9 16 £468 +22.22% 11
Scotland -13 15 £350 -24.32% 1
Reading +15 14 £413 +10.00% 1
South West -20 14 £413 +10.00% 7
Surrey +5 13 £442 -19.63% 10
East Midlands - 11 £320 - 1
West Sussex +8 9 £290 -17.14%
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £378 +51.00% 2
Hampshire -10 8 £425 -10.52% 3
Manchester -5 7 £483 +48.46% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £365 -11.51% 4
Cheshire +6 6 £470 +8.67% 3
Wiltshire -5 6 £224 -40.33% 2
Glasgow -15 6 £450 -
Luton - 6 £675 - 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £675 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 £378 -0.26%
East Sussex -7 5 £220 -31.25%
West Midlands -14 5 - - 2
Wales -23 5 £350 +4.47%
Gloucestershire - 5 £425 - 1
Derbyshire - 5 £320 -
Knutsford +10 4 £470 +8.67%
Edinburgh -9 4 £358 -7.74% 1

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 648 (96.72%) PMI Certification
2 496 (74.03%) PRINCE2
3 439 (65.52%) Project Management
4 241 (35.97%) Finance
5 149 (22.24%) PMI
6 140 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 130 (19.40%) MS Project
8 114 (17.01%) Microsoft
9 111 (16.57%) ITIL
10 101 (15.07%) MS Excel
11 95 (14.18%) Banking
12 84 (12.54%) Degree
13 78 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (11.64%) Telecoms
14 73 (10.90%) PRINCE
15 72 (10.75%) Migration
15 72 (10.75%) Programme Management
15 72 (10.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 67 (10.00%) Change Management
17 60 (8.96%) Risk Management
18 56 (8.36%) MS Office
19 55 (8.21%) Oracle
19 55 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
20 54 (8.06%) SharePoint
20 54 (8.06%) Project Planning
21 52 (7.76%) Business Analysis
22 51 (7.61%) Management Information System
23 50 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
24 47 (7.01%) Service Management
25 45 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Certification

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 54 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.04%) Confluence
3 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.90%) Lync
4 3 (0.45%) Drupal
4 3 (0.45%) Documentum
4 3 (0.45%) CMS
4 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.30%) SAS
5 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.30%) IIS
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.15%) TWiki
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.15%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 130 (19.40%) MS Project
2 101 (15.07%) MS Excel
3 56 (8.36%) MS Office
4 50 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (6.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) CA Clarity
2 8 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.45%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) Office 365
2 4 (0.60%) SaaS
3 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.84%) LAN
1 19 (2.84%) WAN
2 11 (1.64%) Internet
2 11 (1.64%) Firewall
3 10 (1.49%) LTE
4 9 (1.34%) SAN
4 9 (1.34%) UMTS
5 8 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.19%) DNS
5 8 (1.19%) Wireless
6 7 (1.04%) Intranet
6 7 (1.04%) 3G
6 7 (1.04%) GPRS
6 7 (1.04%) GSM
7 6 (0.90%) CDMA
7 6 (0.90%) 4G
8 5 (0.75%) 2G
8 5 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.60%) MPLS
9 4 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.45%) Big Data
5 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.15%) MS Access
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.15%) QlikView
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 15 (2.24%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.15%) MSI
3 1 (0.15%) LabVIEW
General
1 241 (35.97%) Finance
2 95 (14.18%) Banking
3 78 (11.64%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.37%) Retail
5 22 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (3.13%) Legal
6 21 (3.13%) Marketing
7 13 (1.94%) Law
7 13 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.94%) Back Office
8 11 (1.64%) Front Office
9 8 (1.19%) Electronics
9 8 (1.19%) Automotive
10 7 (1.04%) Advertising
10 7 (1.04%) Publishing
10 7 (1.04%) Billing
11 6 (0.90%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 405 (60.45%) Project Manager
2 66 (9.85%) Analyst
3 46 (6.87%) IT Project Manager
4 45 (6.72%) Programme Manager
5 35 (5.22%) Senior Manager
6 32 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
6 32 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 31 (4.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 30 (4.48%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.73%) PMO Analyst
10 22 (3.28%) Technical Manager
11 21 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
12 18 (2.69%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.69%) Project Coordinator
13 16 (2.39%) Project Analyst
14 15 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 13 (1.94%) OSS Project Manager
15 13 (1.94%) Architect
16 12 (1.79%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.79%) Middleware
2 10 (1.49%) .NET
3 6 (0.90%) Application Packaging
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.75%) J2EE
5 4 (0.60%) XML
5 4 (0.60%) HTML
6 3 (0.45%) Web Services
6 3 (0.45%) Flash
7 1 (0.15%) EDI
7 1 (0.15%) SAML
7 1 (0.15%) JSP
7 1 (0.15%) Servlets
7 1 (0.15%) OLE
7 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 149 (22.24%) PMI
2 55 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.49%) Economics
7 6 (0.90%) FMCG
8 5 (0.75%) Kindle
8 5 (0.75%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.45%) Social Media
10 3 (0.45%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.45%) DTV
10 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.30%) EPoS
11 2 (0.30%) NHS
11 2 (0.30%) VHDL
11 2 (0.30%) APACS
11 2 (0.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.37%) Windows
2 18 (2.69%) UNIX
3 14 (2.09%) Linux
4 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.75%) Solaris
6 4 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.45%) pSOS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (74.03%) PRINCE2
2 439 (65.52%) Project Management
3 140 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (16.57%) ITIL
5 78 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (10.90%) PRINCE
7 72 (10.75%) Migration
7 72 (10.75%) Programme Management
8 67 (10.00%) Change Management
9 60 (8.96%) Risk Management
10 54 (8.06%) Project Planning
11 52 (7.76%) Business Analysis
12 47 (7.01%) Service Management
13 45 (6.72%) Change Control
14 32 (4.78%) Resource Management
14 32 (4.78%) Information Security
15 31 (4.63%) Supplier Management
16 30 (4.48%) Scrum
17 27 (4.03%) Service Delivery
18 25 (3.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.57%) C
2 17 (2.54%) Java
3 12 (1.79%) SQL
4 3 (0.45%) PHP
5 2 (0.30%) VB
5 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) Python
6 1 (0.15%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 648 (96.72%) PMI Certification
2 84 (12.54%) Degree
3 72 (10.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 45 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 44 (6.57%) Security Cleared
6 29 (4.33%) SC Cleared
7 25 (3.73%) ISEB
8 23 (3.43%) APMP
9 18 (2.69%) CISSP
10 14 (2.09%) MAPM
11 12 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.79%) CAPM
12 11 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.64%) CISA
13 7 (1.04%) PgMP
14 6 (0.90%) CCNA
14 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.75%) GIAC
16 4 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
16 4 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.28%) QA
2 19 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.09%) ISO 9001
5 13 (1.94%) P3O
6 5 (0.75%) SLA
7 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) BS15000
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 14 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) vSphere
3 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
4 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (2.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (1.34%) Tivoli
2 9 (1.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 8 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (1.19%) SCCM
4 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.45%) Netcool
5 3 (0.45%) OPNET
6 2 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.30%) OpenView
6 2 (0.30%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 114 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.21%) Oracle
3 35 (5.22%) SAP
4 15 (2.24%) HP
5 14 (2.09%) Cisco
6 11 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.34%) VMware
8 6 (0.90%) Citrix
9 5 (0.75%) EMC
9 5 (0.75%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.75%) Remedy
9 5 (0.75%) Primavera
9 5 (0.75%) CA
10 4 (0.60%) Sybase
10 4 (0.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (0.45%) Planview
11 3 (0.45%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.45%) Cadence
11 3 (0.45%) BMC
11 3 (0.45%) Cramer
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