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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 264 285 266
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing PMP 382 325 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 3.30% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 195 163
Average daily rate
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£425 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £393 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £35.13 £41.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.53 £39.15 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £44.35 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.13 £41.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.86% +19.28%

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
11306 9847 8223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.59% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6538 5305 4364
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 465 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -32.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 February 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 February 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 -3 333 £450 +3.44% 78
London +4 168 £450 -2.33% 41
South East -16 78 £438 +6.06% 15
Scotland +21 35 £350 -22.22% 2
Berkshire +18 30 £375 -25.00% 4
City of London +11 28 £436 -8.15% 17
North West -3 27 £450 +12.50% 4
East Midlands +5 18 £400 +25.00% 4
East of England +19 17 £463 +50.40% 7
Reading +14 16 £381 -17.56% 4
Cheshire +7 14 £375 - 1
Surrey -3 12 £365 +4.28% 1
West Midlands -8 11 £438 -15.04% 4
Derbyshire +11 10 £388 +21.09% 1
Yorkshire -8 10 £425 +16.43% 1
Middlesex +10 9 £572 +14.40% 1
West Sussex -17 9 £320 +3.22% 2
Manchester -3 8 £450 -18.18% 3
Oxfordshire -11 8 £500 +13.63%
Bedfordshire - 8 £475 -
Essex +15 6 £325 +35.41% 1
Glasgow +6 6 £400 -11.11%
Warrington - 6 £500 -
Warwickshire +1 5 £450 -
South West -26 5 £450 -1.36% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £378 -
West Yorkshire -10 4 £513 +28.12%
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf +11 3 £525 -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £398 +6.00% 3

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 693 (97.74%) PMI Certification
2 547 (77.15%) PRINCE2
3 468 (66.01%) Project Management
4 246 (34.70%) Finance
5 153 (21.58%) Degree
6 139 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 138 (19.46%) ITIL
8 124 (17.49%) MS Project
9 123 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
10 113 (15.94%) Change Management
11 101 (14.25%) Banking
12 100 (14.10%) Programme Management
13 92 (12.98%) PMI
14 87 (12.27%) Microsoft
15 84 (11.85%) MS Excel
16 72 (10.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 72 (10.16%) Telecoms
16 72 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
17 71 (10.01%) PRINCE
18 67 (9.45%) MS Office
18 67 (9.45%) Project Planning
19 64 (9.03%) Security Cleared
20 60 (8.46%) SharePoint
21 59 (8.32%) SAP
22 57 (8.04%) Risk Management
22 57 (8.04%) APMP
23 52 (7.33%) MS Visio
24 50 (7.05%) Migration
24 50 (7.05%) Scrum
24 50 (7.05%) SC Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.71%) MS Project Server
2 5 (0.71%) Drupal
3 3 (0.42%) Confluence
3 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.42%) SAS
4 2 (0.28%) Documentum
4 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.14%) Lync
5 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 124 (17.49%) MS Project
2 84 (11.85%) MS Excel
3 67 (9.45%) MS Office
4 52 (7.33%) MS Visio
5 41 (5.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.71%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.42%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.28%) Agresso
5 2 (0.28%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.14%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.14%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) IaaS
2 4 (0.56%) SaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.14%) Yammer
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.10%) Firewall
2 20 (2.82%) WAN
3 19 (2.68%) LAN
4 8 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.13%) Network Security
5 6 (0.85%) DNS
6 5 (0.71%) BGP
6 5 (0.71%) 3G
6 5 (0.71%) MPLS
6 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.71%) LTE
6 5 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.56%) Multicast
7 4 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.56%) OSPF
7 4 (0.56%) 2G
8 3 (0.42%) Wireless
8 3 (0.42%) VPN
8 3 (0.42%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.71%) Big Data
4 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.56%) QlikView
4 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.56%) SAP BI
4 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.42%) BODI
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (1.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.14%) Yeoman
2 1 (0.14%) JUnit
2 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.14%) Maven
2 1 (0.14%) Checkstyle
General
1 246 (34.70%) Finance
2 101 (14.25%) Banking
3 72 (10.16%) Telecoms
4 41 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.81%) Legal
5 27 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 26 (3.67%) Retail
7 25 (3.53%) Law
8 17 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (2.26%) Front Office
10 15 (2.12%) Marketing
11 9 (1.27%) Publishing
12 8 (1.13%) Automotive
12 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.99%) Advertising
13 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.85%) Electronics
15 5 (0.71%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 439 (61.92%) Project Manager
2 46 (6.49%) Analyst
3 41 (5.78%) Programme Manager
4 40 (5.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 37 (5.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 36 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
7 35 (4.94%) Senior Manager
8 28 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 28 (3.95%) Senior Project Manager
9 24 (3.39%) Technical Manager
9 24 (3.39%) Coordinator
10 22 (3.10%) Project Coordinator
10 22 (3.10%) SAP Manager
11 21 (2.96%) Consultant
12 20 (2.82%) Technical Project Manager
13 16 (2.26%) Project Planner
13 16 (2.26%) SAP Project Manager
13 16 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 15 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (1.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.13%) XML
2 6 (0.85%) Middleware
3 4 (0.56%) .NET
4 3 (0.42%) J2EE
4 3 (0.42%) EDI
4 3 (0.42%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.42%) Web Services
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.14%) SOAP
5 1 (0.14%) Struts
5 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.14%) cXML
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.98%) PMI
2 72 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.10%) Economics
5 14 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 7 (0.99%) FMCG
7 6 (0.85%) Human Factors
7 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.71%) CESG
8 5 (0.71%) CMDB
8 5 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.56%) Kindle
9 4 (0.56%) User Experience
10 3 (0.42%) Open Source
10 3 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.42%) Derivative
10 3 (0.42%) IPTV
10 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.42%) LIMS
11 2 (0.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.65%) Windows
2 22 (3.10%) UNIX
3 14 (1.97%) Linux
4 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.56%) Solaris
8 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (77.15%) PRINCE2
2 468 (66.01%) Project Management
3 139 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 138 (19.46%) ITIL
5 123 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (15.94%) Change Management
7 100 (14.10%) Programme Management
8 71 (10.01%) PRINCE
9 67 (9.45%) Project Planning
10 57 (8.04%) Risk Management
11 50 (7.05%) Scrum
11 50 (7.05%) Migration
12 48 (6.77%) Waterfall
13 45 (6.35%) Information Security
14 39 (5.50%) ERP
15 37 (5.22%) Six Sigma
16 32 (4.51%) Service Management
17 31 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (4.37%) Business Transformation
18 29 (4.09%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.67%) C
2 13 (1.83%) SQL
3 8 (1.13%) Java
4 5 (0.71%) Perl
4 5 (0.71%) PHP
4 5 (0.71%) Python
5 4 (0.56%) ABAP
6 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.14%) VBScript
6 1 (0.14%) VB
6 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 693 (97.74%) PMI Certification
2 153 (21.58%) Degree
3 72 (10.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 64 (9.03%) Security Cleared
5 57 (8.04%) APMP
6 50 (7.05%) SC Cleared
7 33 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 24 (3.39%) CISSP
9 16 (2.26%) VCP4
10 15 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.69%) CISM
12 10 (1.41%) GIAC
12 10 (1.41%) PgMP
13 9 (1.27%) ISEB
13 9 (1.27%) CAPM
14 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.85%) CCNA
15 6 (0.85%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.71%) GCIA
16 5 (0.71%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.80%) QA
2 12 (1.69%) P3O
3 10 (1.41%) SLA
4 9 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.99%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.71%) FINREP
6 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.42%) COBIT
8 3 (0.42%) BS15000
8 3 (0.42%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.42%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.42%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.28%) GxP
10 1 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) Basel III
10 1 (0.14%) COREP
10 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.13%) MOM
3 5 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) OPNET
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 87 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.32%) SAP
3 27 (3.81%) Oracle
4 22 (3.10%) Cisco
5 15 (2.12%) HP
6 11 (1.55%) ArcSight
7 10 (1.41%) F5
7 10 (1.41%) VMware
7 10 (1.41%) Citrix
8 9 (1.27%) Juniper
9 8 (1.13%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.13%) Nokia
9 8 (1.13%) Cyber-Ark
10 7 (0.99%) Planview
11 6 (0.85%) TippingPoint
11 6 (0.85%) Blue Coat
11 6 (0.85%) McAfee
11 6 (0.85%) Primavera
12 5 (0.71%) CA
12 5 (0.71%) Ericsson
London
Annapurna
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Markets Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £43 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago