The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE2 Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE2 Certification over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 243 201 169
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -32
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 444 519 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.02% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 5.23% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 315 315
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 14
Average hourly rate £41.25 £31.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.59 £25.04 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.53 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.61%

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
11771 9919 8306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 19.59% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5340 4439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 463 489
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £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 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

PRINCE2 Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PRINCE2 Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the UK.

PRINCE2 Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

PRINCE2 Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the UK.

PRINCE2 Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

PRINCE2 Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
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 PRINCE2 Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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 -35 395 £410 -1.20% 132
London -29 138 £450 +4.04% 44
South East -57 82 £390 -6.02% 22
Yorkshire +6 43 £400 -2.43% 5
North West -21 36 £425 +1.19% 15
West Yorkshire -2 33 £400 -2.43% 4
South West -22 31 £438 +5.42% 13
City of London -13 29 £424 -0.29% 15
Scotland -11 28 £375 +19.04% 7
East of England +6 24 £413 - 10
Berkshire -3 22 £375 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -7 21 £375 +9.64% 10
Leeds -2 19 £410 +2.50% 1
Cheshire -4 17 £425 +9.67% 4
East Midlands +1 16 £330 -9.40% 10
Edinburgh -9 15 £279 -20.21%
Wales +1 13 £335 -16.25% 2
Manchester -13 13 £400 -5.88% 7
South Wales +6 12 £335 -16.25% 2
Nottingham -2 11 £375 +18.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £431 +34.76% 5
Nottinghamshire -9 11 £375 +18.11% 2
Chester +11 10 £425 -
Reading +7 10 £425 -4.49%
Oxfordshire -19 10 £390 +0.64% 1
Halifax +4 9 £380 -8.43% 3
Hampshire -26 9 £404 -10.27% 7
Dorset - 9 £406 - 2
North Yorkshire - 9 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire -3 8 £431 +4.54% 3

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification.

1 885 (96.83%) PRINCE2
2 424 (46.39%) Project Management
3 272 (29.76%) Finance
4 248 (27.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 153 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (13.02%) ITIL
7 113 (12.36%) MS Project
8 101 (11.05%) PRINCE
9 89 (9.74%) Microsoft
10 85 (9.30%) Migration
11 83 (9.08%) Banking
12 80 (8.75%) PMI Certification
13 79 (8.64%) Retail
14 75 (8.21%) Change Management
15 72 (7.88%) PMP
16 66 (7.22%) MS Office
17 64 (7.00%) MS Excel
18 63 (6.89%) Risk Management
19 60 (6.56%) Security Cleared
20 58 (6.35%) Telecoms
21 56 (6.13%) Programme Management
21 56 (6.13%) SharePoint
22 55 (6.02%) Degree
23 53 (5.80%) Waterfall
24 50 (5.47%) Project Planning
25 48 (5.25%) ISEB
26 46 (5.03%) Scrum
26 46 (5.03%) SAP
26 46 (5.03%) Supplier Management
27 45 (4.92%) QA

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 56 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (0.66%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.55%) Confluence
5 4 (0.44%) CMS
6 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.22%) Lync
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.11%) IIS
8 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 113 (12.36%) MS Project
2 66 (7.22%) MS Office
3 64 (7.00%) MS Excel
4 23 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.44%) GoldMine
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.44%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.22%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Endur
6 1 (0.11%) Findur
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.77%) SaaS
2 4 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Taleo
3 1 (0.11%) Yammer
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.39%) WAN
2 28 (3.06%) Firewall
3 27 (2.95%) LAN
4 13 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (1.31%) BGP
6 11 (1.20%) MPLS
7 10 (1.09%) Unified Communications
7 10 (1.09%) SAN
7 10 (1.09%) VoIP
8 9 (0.98%) Wireless
8 9 (0.98%) Intranet
8 9 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.77%) Internet
10 5 (0.55%) Network Security
11 4 (0.44%) VPN
12 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.33%) WLAN
12 3 (0.33%) MVNO
12 3 (0.33%) NAS
13 2 (0.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.66%) Big Data
4 4 (0.44%) QlikView
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (0.33%) SAP BI
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.22%) SSDT
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.22%) Ingres
6 2 (0.22%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.22%) EDMS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.11%) DB2
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (0.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) ERwin
4 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 272 (29.76%) Finance
2 83 (9.08%) Banking
3 79 (8.64%) Retail
4 58 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 39 (4.27%) Legal
6 30 (3.28%) Retail Banking
7 20 (2.19%) Local Government
8 18 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.86%) Marketing
10 12 (1.31%) Law
10 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.09%) Billing
11 10 (1.09%) Back Office
12 9 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.88%) Advertising
13 8 (0.88%) Publishing
14 4 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.44%) Automotive
14 4 (0.44%) Front Office
15 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 640 (70.02%) Project Manager
2 73 (7.99%) Analyst
3 57 (6.24%) Infrastructure Manager
4 54 (5.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 52 (5.69%) Business Analyst
6 50 (5.47%) IT Project Manager
7 47 (5.14%) Programme Manager
8 44 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 42 (4.60%) Senior Manager
10 37 (4.05%) Senior Project Manager
11 27 (2.95%) Agile Project Manager
12 26 (2.84%) Business Manager
13 25 (2.74%) Test Manager
14 23 (2.52%) Coordinator
15 21 (2.30%) Project Coordinator
16 17 (1.86%) Service Manager
17 16 (1.75%) Junior Project Manager
17 16 (1.75%) Junior
18 15 (1.64%) SAP Manager
18 15 (1.64%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.98%) .NET
2 5 (0.55%) Middleware
2 5 (0.55%) Web Services
3 3 (0.33%) EDI
4 2 (0.22%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.22%) Visualforce
4 2 (0.22%) Java EE
4 2 (0.22%) HTML
4 2 (0.22%) J2EE
4 2 (0.22%) XML
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.11%) MDX
5 1 (0.11%) JRules
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.11%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.16%) NHS
3 18 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.53%) PMI
6 9 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (0.88%) E-Learning
8 6 (0.66%) User Experience
8 6 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.44%) FMCG
9 4 (0.44%) Derivative
9 4 (0.44%) GIS
10 3 (0.33%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.33%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.33%) Statistics
10 3 (0.33%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.33%) Equities
10 3 (0.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.74%) Windows
2 24 (2.63%) Linux
3 9 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (0.88%) UNIX
5 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.33%) Android
6 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) AIX
7 2 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (96.83%) PRINCE2
2 424 (46.39%) Project Management
3 248 (27.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 153 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (13.02%) ITIL
6 101 (11.05%) PRINCE
7 85 (9.30%) Migration
8 75 (8.21%) Change Management
9 63 (6.89%) Risk Management
10 56 (6.13%) Programme Management
11 53 (5.80%) Waterfall
12 50 (5.47%) Project Planning
13 46 (5.03%) Scrum
13 46 (5.03%) Supplier Management
14 42 (4.60%) Change Control
15 40 (4.38%) Business Analysis
16 34 (3.72%) E-Commerce
17 31 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (3.28%) CRM
19 29 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.63%) SQL
2 17 (1.86%) C
3 12 (1.31%) Java
4 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.44%) ABAP
6 3 (0.33%) PHP
7 2 (0.22%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.22%) VB
8 1 (0.11%) VBScript
8 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.11%) C#
8 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (8.75%) PMI Certification
2 72 (7.88%) PMP
3 60 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 55 (6.02%) Degree
5 48 (5.25%) ISEB
6 39 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.75%) VCP4
10 14 (1.53%) APMP
11 9 (0.98%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.44%) CISSP
16 3 (0.33%) CIMA
16 3 (0.33%) MCSE
16 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.92%) QA
2 21 (2.30%) P3O
3 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.44%) SLA
5 3 (0.33%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) COREP
6 2 (0.22%) FINREP
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.98%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.44%) SCCM
4 3 (0.33%) SCOM
5 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.11%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 89 (9.74%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.03%) SAP
3 40 (4.38%) Cisco
4 29 (3.17%) Oracle
5 23 (2.52%) CheckPoint
6 22 (2.41%) VMware
6 22 (2.41%) HP
7 16 (1.75%) F5
8 14 (1.53%) IBM
9 11 (1.20%) Juniper
10 10 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.98%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.77%) McAfee
12 7 (0.77%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.77%) Blue Coat
13 6 (0.66%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.66%) TippingPoint
13 6 (0.66%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (0.66%) Google
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £240 - £260 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £370 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago