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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE
Rank 326 266 252
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -14
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 298 378 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.99% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 256 191
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £581 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £102.92 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.27% +221.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £175.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-83.71% +514.03%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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
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 19 December 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 -82 272 £425 +1.19% 71
London -60 90 £450 +5.88% 23
South East -52 69 £450 +12.50% 16
South West -3 30 £438 +6.06% 7
City of London -21 28 £445 -5.06% 8
North West +1 22 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -7 19 £413 -2.94% 2
Surrey -19 19 £475 +33.80% 3
West Yorkshire 0 17 £400 -5.88% 1
Scotland 0 17 £400 -6.97% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £375 +19.04% 5
Berkshire -10 16 £450 +5.88% 2
East of England -22 14 £419 +8.06% 2
East Midlands +8 13 £375 +17.18% 7
West Midlands -10 13 £375 -1.96% 10
Swindon +1 12 £463 -13.86% 1
Wiltshire -4 12 £463 -13.86% 3
Milton Keynes -8 12 £375 +19.04% 3
Manchester -3 10 £350 +7.69% 2
Bristol -8 10 £413 -
Leeds -3 9 £413 -2.94%
Cheshire +13 8 £325 -11.56% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £375 - 6
Warrington - 7 £325 - 1
Hampshire -41 6 £475 +13.09% 2
Edinburgh -6 5 £463 +42.30%
Salford - 5 £350 -
Northampton - 5 £450 - 4
Reading +13 4 £463 +17.08% 1
West Sussex 0 4 £525 -4.54% 1

PRINCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 337 (55.25%) Project Management
2 317 (51.97%) PRINCE2
3 241 (39.51%) Finance
4 164 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 141 (23.11%) ITIL
7 112 (18.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 101 (16.56%) PMI Certification
9 76 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
10 74 (12.13%) Change Management
11 68 (11.15%) Project Planning
12 65 (10.66%) MS Project
13 64 (10.49%) PMP
14 63 (10.33%) Security Cleared
15 62 (10.16%) Microsoft
16 60 (9.84%) Banking
17 59 (9.67%) Risk Management
18 56 (9.18%) Scrum
18 56 (9.18%) Retail
19 54 (8.85%) MS Excel
20 48 (7.87%) SC Cleared
20 48 (7.87%) Degree
21 47 (7.70%) PMI
21 47 (7.70%) Telecoms
22 44 (7.21%) Migration
22 44 (7.21%) Oracle
23 41 (6.72%) Programme Management
24 40 (6.56%) SAP
25 37 (6.07%) Waterfall
26 35 (5.74%) CRM

PRINCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.48%) CMS
3 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.33%) SAS
5 2 (0.33%) Drupal
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.16%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Lync
6 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 65 (10.66%) MS Project
2 54 (8.85%) MS Excel
3 29 (4.75%) MS Office
4 20 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.62%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.15%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.49%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.49%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 3 (0.49%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
6 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.33%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.33%) HFM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.66%) Office 365
2 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.46%) WAN
2 13 (2.13%) Internet
3 8 (1.31%) Firewall
4 7 (1.15%) BGP
4 7 (1.15%) LAN
5 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.98%) OSPF
6 5 (0.82%) Network Security
6 5 (0.82%) Wireless
6 5 (0.82%) DNS
6 5 (0.82%) SAN
7 3 (0.49%) LTE
7 3 (0.49%) Intranet
7 3 (0.49%) MPLS
7 3 (0.49%) VoIP
7 3 (0.49%) HTTP
7 3 (0.49%) SSL
7 3 (0.49%) MVNO
7 3 (0.49%) Multicast
8 2 (0.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.15%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.82%) Big Data
5 4 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.49%) QlikView
6 3 (0.49%) DTS
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.31%) JIRA
2 3 (0.49%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.16%) RequisitePro
General
1 241 (39.51%) Finance
2 60 (9.84%) Banking
3 56 (9.18%) Retail
4 47 (7.70%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.11%) Marketing
6 16 (2.62%) Legal
7 13 (2.13%) Retail Banking
7 13 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.13%) Automotive
8 10 (1.64%) Publishing
9 9 (1.48%) Billing
9 9 (1.48%) Back Office
10 8 (1.31%) Advertising
11 7 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.66%) Local Government
14 3 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 345 (56.56%) Project Manager
2 77 (12.62%) Analyst
3 42 (6.89%) Business Analyst
4 39 (6.39%) Programme Manager
5 34 (5.57%) Senior Manager
6 26 (4.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 25 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
8 24 (3.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 22 (3.61%) Technical Manager
10 21 (3.44%) IT Project Manager
11 19 (3.11%) Business Manager
12 18 (2.95%) Architect
13 17 (2.79%) Technical Project Manager
14 12 (1.97%) Service Manager
14 12 (1.97%) PMO Manager
14 12 (1.97%) Digital Project Manager
15 11 (1.80%) Agile Project Manager
15 11 (1.80%) Project Officer
15 11 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 11 (1.80%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.13%) .NET
2 12 (1.97%) XML
3 11 (1.80%) CSS
3 11 (1.80%) HTML
4 9 (1.48%) Web Services
5 4 (0.66%) Middleware
6 3 (0.49%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.49%) J2EE
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.33%) Java EE
8 1 (0.16%) Symfony
8 1 (0.16%) JSON
8 1 (0.16%) MDX
8 1 (0.16%) FpML
8 1 (0.16%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.16%) SOAP
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) REST
8 1 (0.16%) HTML5
8 1 (0.16%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.70%) PMI
3 29 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.62%) Data Integration
4 16 (2.62%) Economics
4 16 (2.62%) NHS
5 10 (1.64%) FMCG
5 10 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.15%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.66%) Social Media
10 4 (0.66%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.66%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.49%) Derivative
11 3 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.75%) Windows
2 21 (3.44%) Linux
3 12 (1.97%) UNIX
4 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
4 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.66%) Solaris
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (55.25%) Project Management
2 317 (51.97%) PRINCE2
3 164 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (23.11%) ITIL
6 74 (12.13%) Change Management
7 68 (11.15%) Project Planning
8 59 (9.67%) Risk Management
9 56 (9.18%) Scrum
10 44 (7.21%) Migration
11 41 (6.72%) Programme Management
12 37 (6.07%) Waterfall
13 35 (5.74%) CRM
14 34 (5.57%) Service Management
15 30 (4.92%) Service Delivery
16 26 (4.26%) Supplier Management
17 23 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 21 (3.44%) Business Analysis
18 21 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (3.44%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.13%) Java
2 11 (1.80%) C
3 8 (1.31%) SQL
4 7 (1.15%) PHP
4 7 (1.15%) ABAP
5 4 (0.66%) VB
6 3 (0.49%) Scala
7 2 (0.33%) VBA
7 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.16%) VB6
8 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.16%) VBScript
8 1 (0.16%) C#
8 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 112 (18.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 101 (16.56%) PMI Certification
3 64 (10.49%) PMP
4 63 (10.33%) Security Cleared
5 48 (7.87%) SC Cleared
5 48 (7.87%) Degree
6 23 (3.77%) ISEB
7 21 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.82%) MAPM
11 5 (0.82%) CCNA
11 5 (0.82%) APMP
12 4 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.49%) CCNP
13 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.79%) QA
2 6 (0.98%) P3O
2 6 (0.98%) SLA
3 5 (0.82%) COBIT
3 5 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) COREP
6 1 (0.16%) FINREP
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) vSphere
4 2 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.49%) WMI
2 3 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (0.33%) OVSD
3 2 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) WSUS
4 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 62 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.21%) Oracle
3 40 (6.56%) SAP
4 16 (2.62%) HP
5 15 (2.46%) Cisco
6 13 (2.13%) Citrix
7 12 (1.97%) VMware
8 9 (1.48%) IBM
9 6 (0.98%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.66%) F5
10 4 (0.66%) Juniper
10 4 (0.66%) Lotus
10 4 (0.66%) EMC
10 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.49%) Omniture
11 3 (0.49%) Google
11 3 (0.49%) Civica
11 3 (0.49%) Capita
11 3 (0.49%) Orchard
11 3 (0.49%) Borland
Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £475 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £270 - £470 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 26 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago