The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE 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
PRINCE
Rank 292 268 224
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -44
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 339 348 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.93% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 217 216
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £249 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £389
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Average hourly rate £49.50 £34.92 £24.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.77% +44.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +55.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

PRINCE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PRINCE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PRINCE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE within the UK.

PRINCE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

PRINCE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE within the UK.

PRINCE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

PRINCE Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE
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 PRINCE 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 -45 308 £400 -5.88% 61
London -61 87 £450 +5.88% 21
South East -44 74 £375 -11.76% 11
South West -1 38 £400 -5.88% 4
North West -6 31 £325 -41.96% 9
City of London +7 30 £465 +0.43% 8
Wiltshire +17 24 £400 -11.20% 3
East Midlands +12 23 £375 -31.81% 3
West Midlands -1 23 £425 +21.42% 6
Berkshire -2 23 £350 -17.64% 2
Swindon +17 22 £400 -11.20% 3
Surrey +1 22 £350 -28.20% 1
Scotland +9 19 £349 +5.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £375 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -3 17 £425 +6.25% 4
West Yorkshire -3 16 £425 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes 0 13 £325 +30.00%
Manchester -2 13 £350 +3.70% 4
Coventry +7 11 £475 +31.94%
East of England +4 10 £394 +5.00% 3
Derbyshire +18 9 £375 +10.29% 1
Cheshire +7 9 £325 -42.47% 2
Somerset +3 9 £225 -
Wales - 9 £375 - 3
South Wales - 9 £375 - 3
Birmingham 0 8 £370 +105.55% 4
Leeds -3 8 £425 +6.25% 1
Northamptonshire -13 8 £363 -34.09%
Newbury -3 7 £302 -29.88%
Cardiff - 7 £375 - 2

PRINCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE 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 PRINCE.

1 336 (55.17%) PRINCE2
2 333 (54.68%) Project Management
3 243 (39.90%) Finance
4 177 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (25.62%) ITIL
6 137 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (16.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 99 (16.26%) PMI Certification
9 89 (14.61%) Security Cleared
10 79 (12.97%) Change Management
11 78 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
12 77 (12.64%) Microsoft
13 71 (11.66%) PMP
14 69 (11.33%) MS Excel
15 68 (11.17%) MS Project
15 68 (11.17%) SC Cleared
16 65 (10.67%) Banking
17 53 (8.70%) Degree
18 52 (8.54%) Retail
19 51 (8.37%) Project Planning
20 49 (8.05%) Programme Management
20 49 (8.05%) SAP
21 48 (7.88%) Scrum
22 47 (7.72%) Risk Management
23 42 (6.90%) Service Delivery
24 41 (6.73%) Windows
25 37 (6.08%) CRM
25 37 (6.08%) Migration
25 37 (6.08%) Service Management
25 37 (6.08%) Waterfall

PRINCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE 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 PRINCE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.66%) Lync
4 4 (0.66%) MS Project Server
4 4 (0.66%) CMS
5 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.33%) SAS
6 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Kentico
7 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) Documentum
Applications
1 69 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 68 (11.17%) MS Project
3 27 (4.43%) MS Office
4 23 (3.78%) MS Visio
5 20 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) SAP BPC
2 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.33%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.33%) HFM
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.31%) Office 365
2 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.28%) WAN
2 12 (1.97%) LAN
3 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.64%) VPN
4 9 (1.48%) Internet
4 9 (1.48%) Firewall
5 7 (1.15%) SAN
5 7 (1.15%) DNS
6 6 (0.99%) MPLS
6 6 (0.99%) Wireless
6 6 (0.99%) BGP
6 6 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.82%) OSPF
7 5 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.82%) Network Security
7 5 (0.82%) SSL
7 5 (0.82%) ADSL
7 5 (0.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.31%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.49%) QlikView
5 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.49%) DTS
6 2 (0.33%) DB2
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.33%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.33%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
General
1 243 (39.90%) Finance
2 65 (10.67%) Banking
3 52 (8.54%) Retail
4 28 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.45%) Legal
6 19 (3.12%) Marketing
7 17 (2.79%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.13%) Automotive
9 10 (1.64%) Billing
10 9 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.31%) Advertising
11 8 (1.31%) Law
11 8 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.15%) Publishing
13 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.66%) Back Office
16 3 (0.49%) Front Office
16 3 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 340 (55.83%) Project Manager
2 70 (11.49%) Analyst
3 44 (7.22%) Business Analyst
4 35 (5.75%) Programme Manager
5 31 (5.09%) IT Project Manager
6 29 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 24 (3.94%) Senior Project Manager
7 24 (3.94%) Technical Manager
8 20 (3.28%) Business Manager
8 20 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
9 19 (3.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (2.79%) Technical Project Manager
11 14 (2.30%) Consultant
11 14 (2.30%) Junior
11 14 (2.30%) Junior Project Manager
12 13 (2.13%) Business Project Manager
13 12 (1.97%) Change Manager
14 11 (1.81%) Service Manager
14 11 (1.81%) Architect
15 10 (1.64%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.13%) .NET
2 7 (1.15%) Web Services
3 5 (0.82%) XML
3 5 (0.82%) HTML
3 5 (0.82%) CSS
4 4 (0.66%) Middleware
5 3 (0.49%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.33%) Java EE
6 2 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.16%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.16%) EDI
7 1 (0.16%) JSON
7 1 (0.16%) MDX
7 1 (0.16%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.58%) PMI
3 29 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.46%) NHS
5 14 (2.30%) Economics
6 11 (1.81%) FMCG
7 9 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.66%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.49%) Equities
12 3 (0.49%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.73%) Windows
2 20 (3.28%) Linux
3 12 (1.97%) UNIX
4 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.15%) Solaris
6 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.33%) Android
8 2 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (55.17%) PRINCE2
2 333 (54.68%) Project Management
3 177 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (25.62%) ITIL
5 137 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (12.97%) Change Management
7 51 (8.37%) Project Planning
8 49 (8.05%) Programme Management
9 48 (7.88%) Scrum
10 47 (7.72%) Risk Management
11 42 (6.90%) Service Delivery
12 37 (6.08%) Service Management
12 37 (6.08%) CRM
12 37 (6.08%) Migration
12 37 (6.08%) Waterfall
13 25 (4.11%) ERP
13 25 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (3.78%) Business Analysis
14 23 (3.78%) Supplier Management
15 21 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.30%) Java
2 12 (1.97%) SQL
3 8 (1.31%) C
4 7 (1.15%) PHP
4 7 (1.15%) ABAP
5 5 (0.82%) VBA
6 4 (0.66%) VB
7 3 (0.49%) Scala
8 2 (0.33%) Python
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.16%) C#
9 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.16%) VB6
9 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 100 (16.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 99 (16.26%) PMI Certification
3 89 (14.61%) Security Cleared
4 71 (11.66%) PMP
5 68 (11.17%) SC Cleared
6 53 (8.70%) Degree
7 25 (4.11%) ISEB
8 21 (3.45%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (2.46%) APMP
11 13 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.99%) CISSP
13 6 (0.99%) CCNA
14 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.82%) CISM
15 4 (0.66%) CCNP
15 4 (0.66%) HND
15 4 (0.66%) VCP4
16 3 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.30%) SLA
2 12 (1.97%) QA
3 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.99%) COBIT
4 6 (0.99%) P3O
5 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) FATCA
6 2 (0.33%) COREP
6 2 (0.33%) FINREP
7 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) COSO
7 1 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.16%) TickIT
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) vSphere
4 3 (0.49%) XenApp
5 2 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.16%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.16%) UAG
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (1.31%) MOM
2 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (0.33%) OVSD
3 2 (0.33%) WMI
3 2 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.05%) SAP
3 34 (5.58%) Cisco
4 28 (4.60%) VMware
5 26 (4.27%) Oracle
6 18 (2.96%) HP
7 13 (2.13%) Citrix
8 12 (1.97%) Juniper
8 12 (1.97%) IBM
9 9 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.31%) Nokia
11 7 (1.15%) EMC
12 6 (0.99%) F5
13 4 (0.66%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.49%) Lotus
14 3 (0.49%) BT
14 3 (0.49%) Sun
14 3 (0.49%) Avaloq
14 3 (0.49%) JD Edwards
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £430 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £440.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £410 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago