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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE
Rank 416 352 326
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -26
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 236 318 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.72% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 210 209
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.10% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £32.85 £49.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +116.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £32.63 £13.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £49.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
-19.19% +116.13%

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -58 224 £425 - 42
London -1 105 £475 +9.19% 15
South East -27 44 £400 -12.32% 8
East of England +18 19 £413 -10.81% 1
City of London +15 15 £500 +12.35% 6
North West -33 15 £425 +3.03% 6
Berkshire +1 14 £400 -3.03% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 11 £390 -13.33% 1
Essex +13 11 £425 +13.33%
North East -21 11 £315 +5.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 11 £315 +14.54% 1
East Midlands 0 10 £413 +10.00% 2
South West -8 10 £425 -2.35% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £315 - 1
Cheshire -10 9 £425 -8.10% 3
Milton Keynes +3 6 £373 -0.66% 1
Hampshire -6 6 £526 +12.21% 3
Nottinghamshire - 6 £438 - 1
Knutsford - 6 £425 - 1
Manchester -15 5 £320 -17.41% 3
Scotland -31 5 £438 +25.00%
West Midlands -42 5 £285 -24.00% 5
Nottingham - 5 £438 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £400 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £425 - 3
West Sussex -11 4 £485 +7.18%
Surrey -16 4 £550 +7.31%
Slough +13 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Devon +6 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 3 £363 -9.37%

PRINCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 313 (64.27%) Project Management
2 278 (57.08%) PRINCE2
3 200 (41.07%) Finance
4 148 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (29.77%) ITIL
6 121 (24.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 112 (23.00%) PMI Certification
8 108 (22.18%) Microsoft
9 100 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (18.07%) PMP
11 85 (17.45%) MS Excel
12 79 (16.22%) Security Cleared
13 76 (15.61%) MS Project
14 72 (14.78%) Degree
15 61 (12.53%) Change Management
16 60 (12.32%) Data Centre
17 59 (12.11%) Management Information System
18 56 (11.50%) MS Office
18 56 (11.50%) Windows
19 52 (10.68%) Service Delivery
19 52 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (10.27%) Service Management
21 49 (10.06%) SC Cleared
22 46 (9.45%) Risk Management
23 43 (8.83%) Banking
24 40 (8.21%) Retail
25 39 (8.01%) Business Analysis
26 38 (7.80%) Programme Management
27 37 (7.60%) MS Visio
28 36 (7.39%) SDLC

PRINCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.11%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.05%) CMS
5 10 (2.05%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.85%) JBoss
6 9 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.64%) CICS
7 8 (1.64%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.62%) IIS
10 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.41%) Confluence
10 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (17.45%) MS Excel
2 76 (15.61%) MS Project
3 56 (11.50%) MS Office
4 37 (7.60%) MS Visio
5 20 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (3.70%) AutoCAD
7 5 (1.03%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Primavera
2 9 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle FAH
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.41%) Maximo
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Sonata
6 1 (0.21%) Tercero
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.72%) Office 365
2 10 (2.05%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.57%) LAN
2 19 (3.90%) VPN
3 16 (3.29%) Skype
4 15 (3.08%) DNS
4 15 (3.08%) Internet
5 14 (2.87%) Firewall
6 12 (2.46%) NetScaler
6 12 (2.46%) WAN
7 11 (2.26%) Ethernet
8 9 (1.85%) SAN
9 7 (1.44%) MPLS
9 7 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.23%) ADSL
11 5 (1.03%) Broadband
11 5 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.03%) ISDN
11 5 (1.03%) LLU
11 5 (1.03%) PSTN
11 5 (1.03%) SSL
11 5 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.64%) DB2
3 7 (1.44%) Big Data
4 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.62%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.41%) Ingres
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.21%) DataStage
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (2.67%) JIRA
2 10 (2.05%) StarTeam
3 8 (1.64%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.64%) Subversion
4 4 (0.82%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.82%) MSI
4 4 (0.82%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 200 (41.07%) Finance
2 43 (8.83%) Banking
3 40 (8.21%) Retail
4 29 (5.95%) Financial Institution
5 27 (5.54%) Legal
6 23 (4.72%) Manufacturing
7 22 (4.52%) Telecoms
8 17 (3.49%) Billing
9 14 (2.87%) Automotive
10 6 (1.23%) Advertising
10 6 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.23%) Wholesale Banking
11 5 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.03%) Law
12 4 (0.82%) French Language
12 4 (0.82%) Marketing
12 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.62%) Front Office
13 3 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 234 (48.05%) Project Manager
2 45 (9.24%) IT Manager
3 40 (8.21%) Analyst
4 36 (7.39%) Infrastructure Manager
5 35 (7.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 32 (6.57%) IT Project Manager
7 27 (5.54%) Programme Manager
8 21 (4.31%) Senior Manager
9 19 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
11 16 (3.29%) Administrator
12 15 (3.08%) Architect
13 14 (2.87%) Technical Manager
13 14 (2.87%) Technical Project Manager
14 11 (2.26%) Consultant
15 10 (2.05%) PMO Analyst
16 9 (1.85%) Coordinator
16 9 (1.85%) Project Coordinator
16 9 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
16 9 (1.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.46%) Leaflet
2 11 (2.26%) Web Services
3 9 (1.85%) XML
4 8 (1.64%) EJB
4 8 (1.64%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.64%) J2EE
4 8 (1.64%) JMS
4 8 (1.64%) JSP
4 8 (1.64%) Servlets
4 8 (1.64%) Struts
4 8 (1.64%) WSDL
4 8 (1.64%) XSD
5 7 (1.44%) Middleware
6 4 (0.82%) CGI
7 3 (0.62%) .NET
7 3 (0.62%) Flash
8 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.41%) CSS
8 2 (0.41%) HTML
8 2 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 59 (12.11%) Management Information System
3 52 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (6.78%) PMI
5 14 (2.87%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.05%) Equities
9 9 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.85%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.44%) Derivative
12 6 (1.23%) FMCG
12 6 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.82%) Economics
14 4 (0.82%) PKI
15 3 (0.62%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.50%) Windows
2 27 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (5.34%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.44%) Linux
7 6 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.03%) Solaris
8 5 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.82%) AIX
10 3 (0.62%) Unix
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (64.27%) Project Management
2 278 (57.08%) PRINCE2
3 148 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (29.77%) ITIL
5 100 (20.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 61 (12.53%) Change Management
7 52 (10.68%) Service Delivery
8 50 (10.27%) Service Management
9 46 (9.45%) Risk Management
10 39 (8.01%) Business Analysis
11 38 (7.80%) Programme Management
12 36 (7.39%) SDLC
13 35 (7.19%) Change Control
14 30 (6.16%) Waterfall
15 27 (5.54%) Coaching
15 27 (5.54%) Logistics
16 26 (5.34%) Migration
17 25 (5.13%) Project Planning
18 23 (4.72%) ITSM
18 23 (4.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.93%) PowerShell
2 16 (3.29%) SQL
3 13 (2.67%) C
4 12 (2.46%) Java
5 9 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.64%) Assembly Language
6 8 (1.64%) COBOL
7 4 (0.82%) VBScript
8 2 (0.41%) C#
9 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (24.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 112 (23.00%) PMI Certification
3 88 (18.07%) PMP
4 79 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 72 (14.78%) Degree
6 49 (10.06%) SC Cleared
7 26 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (3.90%) ISEB
9 17 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (3.29%) CISSP
11 15 (3.08%) APMP
11 15 (3.08%) BICSI Certification
11 15 (3.08%) BICSI RCDD
12 14 (2.87%) DV Cleared
13 12 (2.46%) CISM
14 7 (1.44%) CISA
15 5 (1.03%) IISP
15 5 (1.03%) QiCA
15 5 (1.03%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.82%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.29%) SLA
2 12 (2.46%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.85%) COBIT
4 8 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.44%) MiFID
6 6 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.23%) QA
7 5 (1.03%) COSO
7 5 (1.03%) GxP
7 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.82%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.62%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.41%) P3O
11 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.21%) EMIR
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.87%) XenApp
4 12 (2.46%) vSphere
4 12 (2.46%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.82%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.21%) Squid
7 1 (0.21%) UAG
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (3.49%) SCCM
2 13 (2.67%) SCOM
3 10 (2.05%) WMI
4 7 (1.44%) MOM
5 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.82%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.82%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.82%) RSA Security Analytics
7 4 (0.82%) WSUS
8 2 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 108 (22.18%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.19%) VMware
3 29 (5.95%) Oracle
4 27 (5.54%) SAP
5 21 (4.31%) Citrix
6 20 (4.11%) Cisco
7 19 (3.90%) HP
8 17 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (3.29%) IBM
10 10 (2.05%) Borland
11 9 (1.85%) Serena
11 9 (1.85%) Symantec
12 8 (1.64%) Chordiant
12 8 (1.64%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.44%) Nokia
13 7 (1.44%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.23%) JD Edwards
14 6 (1.23%) Juniper
14 6 (1.23%) Planview
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