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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 325 326 327
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing PMP 331 277 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 3.12% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 178 146
Average daily rate
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£423 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £570 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £395 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £40.00 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.05
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.12%

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
11690 8879 9127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.08% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6593 4997 4784
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 382 565
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +10 300 £425 +1.19% 77
London +4 128 £450 -5.26% 30
South East +9 85 £400 - 14
City of London -1 30 £438 -2.77% 14
East of England +2 29 £338 -25.00% 13
Berkshire +18 27 £413 +1.22% 2
Scotland +2 22 £341 -24.16% 2
West Sussex +12 18 £290 -9.37% 2
Essex +8 18 £325 -18.75% 3
Surrey -10 17 £475 +12.42% 4
North West 0 16 £452 +20.53% 4
Yorkshire -8 15 £410 +4.06% 1
Hampshire -14 12 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -29 12 £340 -12.25% 11
West Yorkshire -1 11 £396 +0.50% 1
Edinburgh -6 9 £463 +2.77% 1
Reading +17 8 £390 -13.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 8 £375 +43.67% 1
Cheshire +13 7 £363 -3.33% 1
East Midlands +3 7 £373 +16.40% 1
West Midlands -18 7 £378 +26.78% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £453 - 3
Wiltshire -14 6 £258 -41.97% 3
Glasgow 0 5 £363 -
Leeds -13 5 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -13 4 £375 +43.67%
Bedfordshire -17 4 - -
Luton -18 4 - -
Basildon - 4 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £383 - 5

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 632 (97.38%) PMI Certification
2 488 (75.19%) PRINCE2
3 436 (67.18%) Project Management
4 246 (37.90%) Finance
5 126 (19.41%) PMI
6 121 (18.64%) ITIL
7 108 (16.64%) MS Project
8 107 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 104 (16.02%) Degree
10 102 (15.72%) Banking
11 95 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (13.87%) Microsoft
13 84 (12.94%) Programme Management
14 79 (12.17%) MS Excel
15 75 (11.56%) Telecoms
16 70 (10.79%) Change Management
17 68 (10.48%) PRINCE
18 62 (9.55%) Migration
19 60 (9.24%) MS Office
20 56 (8.63%) SharePoint
20 56 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
21 53 (8.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 52 (8.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 49 (7.55%) MS Visio
24 46 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
25 45 (6.93%) Security Cleared
25 45 (6.93%) Risk Management
26 43 (6.63%) Project Planning
27 42 (6.47%) Retail
28 38 (5.86%) Service Management

PMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.62%) Lync
3 3 (0.46%) Confluence
3 3 (0.46%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.31%) Documentum
4 2 (0.31%) SAS
4 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.15%) CMS
5 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.15%) Drupal
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.15%) IIS
5 1 (0.15%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.15%) TWiki
Applications
1 108 (16.64%) MS Project
2 79 (12.17%) MS Excel
3 60 (9.24%) MS Office
4 49 (7.55%) MS Visio
5 46 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) CA Clarity
2 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.31%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.77%) Office 365
2 4 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.08%) LAN
1 20 (3.08%) WAN
2 10 (1.54%) Internet
2 10 (1.54%) Firewall
3 8 (1.23%) Wireless
3 8 (1.23%) LTE
4 7 (1.08%) Intranet
4 7 (1.08%) MPLS
5 6 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.92%) DNS
5 6 (0.92%) UMTS
5 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.77%) GPRS
6 5 (0.77%) GSM
6 5 (0.77%) 3G
6 5 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (0.77%) 2G
7 4 (0.62%) Network Security
7 4 (0.62%) CDMA
8 3 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.46%) Big Data
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.31%) QlikView
5 2 (0.31%) DB2
5 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.15%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.15%) MS Access
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) Triplestore
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.23%) JIRA
2 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) TestLink
3 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.15%) JUnit
3 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) MSI
3 1 (0.15%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.15%) Maven
3 1 (0.15%) Checkstyle
General
1 246 (37.90%) Finance
2 102 (15.72%) Banking
3 75 (11.56%) Telecoms
4 42 (6.47%) Retail
5 31 (4.78%) Investment Banking
6 24 (3.70%) Legal
7 19 (2.93%) Marketing
8 15 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.16%) Front Office
10 12 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.85%) Automotive
10 12 (1.85%) Law
11 11 (1.69%) Electronics
12 10 (1.54%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.39%) Advertising
14 8 (1.23%) Back Office
15 7 (1.08%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 407 (62.71%) Project Manager
2 56 (8.63%) Analyst
3 41 (6.32%) IT Project Manager
4 40 (6.16%) Programme Manager
5 35 (5.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 35 (5.39%) Infrastructure Manager
6 34 (5.24%) Senior Manager
7 28 (4.31%) Business Analyst
8 27 (4.16%) Senior Project Manager
9 26 (4.01%) Technical Manager
10 22 (3.39%) Coordinator
10 22 (3.39%) Technical Project Manager
11 20 (3.08%) Project Coordinator
11 20 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
12 14 (2.16%) OSS Project Manager
12 14 (2.16%) Test Manager
13 13 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 12 (1.85%) Junior
14 12 (1.85%) Project Analyst
14 12 (1.85%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.92%) J2EE
1 6 (0.92%) Middleware
2 5 (0.77%) XML
3 4 (0.62%) .NET
3 4 (0.62%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) OLE
4 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.15%) cXML
4 1 (0.15%) HTML
4 1 (0.15%) EDI
4 1 (0.15%) SAML
4 1 (0.15%) JSP
4 1 (0.15%) Servlets
4 1 (0.15%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 126 (19.41%) PMI
2 56 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.39%) FMCG
5 8 (1.23%) Economics
6 6 (0.92%) Kindle
6 6 (0.92%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.62%) Market Risk
7 4 (0.62%) E-Learning
7 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.46%) User Experience
8 3 (0.46%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.46%) Open Source
8 3 (0.46%) CCTV
8 3 (0.46%) EPoS
8 3 (0.46%) NHS
8 3 (0.46%) DTV
8 3 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.62%) Windows
2 11 (1.69%) Linux
2 11 (1.69%) Windows 7
3 10 (1.54%) UNIX
4 4 (0.62%) Solaris
5 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) pSOS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (75.19%) PRINCE2
2 436 (67.18%) Project Management
3 121 (18.64%) ITIL
4 107 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (12.94%) Programme Management
7 70 (10.79%) Change Management
8 68 (10.48%) PRINCE
9 62 (9.55%) Migration
10 45 (6.93%) Risk Management
11 43 (6.63%) Project Planning
12 38 (5.86%) Service Management
13 35 (5.39%) Resource Management
14 34 (5.24%) Business Analysis
14 34 (5.24%) Information Security
15 32 (4.93%) Supplier Management
16 31 (4.78%) Scrum
16 31 (4.78%) Waterfall
17 30 (4.62%) Change Control
18 29 (4.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.08%) C
2 15 (2.31%) SQL
3 3 (0.46%) Java
4 1 (0.15%) PHP
4 1 (0.15%) VBScript
4 1 (0.15%) Python
4 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 632 (97.38%) PMI Certification
2 104 (16.02%) Degree
3 53 (8.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 52 (8.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 45 (6.93%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 26 (4.01%) APMP
8 19 (2.93%) CISSP
9 15 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.31%) CAPM
10 13 (2.00%) ISEB
11 12 (1.85%) CISA
12 8 (1.23%) PgMP
13 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.08%) CCNA
13 7 (1.08%) MAPM
14 5 (0.77%) GIAC
14 5 (0.77%) CISM
15 3 (0.46%) CCNP
15 3 (0.46%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.01%) QA
2 20 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.16%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.69%) P3O
5 10 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.77%) FINREP
7 4 (0.62%) SLA
7 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.46%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.31%) COBIT
9 2 (0.31%) BS15000
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) Basel III
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 10 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) XenServer
3 1 (0.15%) vSphere
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.15%) Squid
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 9 (1.39%) Tivoli
2 9 (1.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (0.62%) SCCM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.31%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.31%) Netcool
5 2 (0.31%) OPNET
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 90 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.55%) SAP
3 32 (4.93%) Oracle
4 16 (2.47%) HP
5 15 (2.31%) Cisco
6 9 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.23%) VMware
8 7 (1.08%) Planview
8 7 (1.08%) Citrix
9 5 (0.77%) Primavera
9 5 (0.77%) F5
10 4 (0.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (0.62%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.62%) CA
10 4 (0.62%) Nokia
11 3 (0.46%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.46%) BMC
11 3 (0.46%) NetApp
11 3 (0.46%) Juniper
11 3 (0.46%) EMC
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Romford
The People Network
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: overtime
Posted: 26 days ago