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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 252 204 183
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -21
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 428 470 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.98% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 5.17% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 295 289
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £21.09 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £41.95 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -35 388 £410 -0.60% 131
London -45 138 £430 -0.57% 41
South East -29 82 £388 -6.06% 29
Yorkshire +30 50 £400 -2.43% 11
West Yorkshire +30 41 £400 -4.19% 7
North West -17 28 £425 +13.33% 8
East of England +6 27 £475 +15.15% 13
Scotland -4 23 £425 +13.18% 2
West Midlands +10 22 £378 +25.83% 14
Leeds +5 21 £405 -1.21% 3
South West -18 21 £419 +0.90% 6
City of London -22 20 £411 +2.81% 13
Berkshire -11 17 £390 -6.02% 7
Cheshire -4 16 £488 +13.37%
East Midlands +8 15 £315 -12.01% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £400 +23.07% 5
Edinburgh -4 11 £425 -
Milton Keynes -4 10 £413 +26.92% 1
Oxfordshire -15 10 £390 -17.89% 4
Hertfordshire +8 9 £525 +20.00% 2
Manchester +4 9 £344 -12.97% 6
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £344 +8.26% 3
Nottingham -4 9 £344 +8.26% 2
Surrey -26 9 £350 -17.64% 4
Hampshire -29 9 £375 +2.73% 7
Warrington -2 8 £500 +3.09%
Wiltshire -9 8 £494 +18.97% 1
Swindon -9 8 £494 +18.97% 1
Wales -10 8 £315 - 3
South Wales -11 8 £315 - 3

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 847 (96.58%) PRINCE2
2 400 (45.61%) Project Management
3 250 (28.51%) Finance
4 232 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (13.68%) ITIL
7 109 (12.43%) MS Project
8 101 (11.52%) PRINCE
9 77 (8.78%) Microsoft
10 76 (8.67%) Retail
11 75 (8.55%) PMI Certification
11 75 (8.55%) Change Management
11 75 (8.55%) Migration
12 68 (7.75%) Banking
13 66 (7.53%) PMP
14 65 (7.41%) MS Excel
15 63 (7.18%) Telecoms
16 62 (7.07%) MS Office
17 60 (6.84%) Security Cleared
18 56 (6.39%) Risk Management
19 50 (5.70%) Programme Management
19 50 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
20 48 (5.47%) Waterfall
20 48 (5.47%) SharePoint
20 48 (5.47%) Supplier Management
21 45 (5.13%) ISEB
22 44 (5.02%) SC Cleared
23 42 (4.79%) Project Planning
23 42 (4.79%) Degree
24 41 (4.68%) Cisco

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 5 (0.57%) CMS
6 4 (0.46%) Confluence
7 3 (0.34%) Lync
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
9 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 109 (12.43%) MS Project
2 65 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 62 (7.07%) MS Office
4 36 (4.10%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.34%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.34%) GoldMine
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) assyst
5 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.11%) Agresso
5 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) Taleo
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.31%) Firewall
2 26 (2.96%) WAN
3 24 (2.74%) LAN
4 13 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (1.37%) MPLS
5 12 (1.37%) BGP
6 11 (1.25%) Wireless
7 10 (1.14%) Unified Communications
7 10 (1.14%) VoIP
8 9 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.03%) Intranet
9 8 (0.91%) SAN
10 7 (0.80%) Internet
11 5 (0.57%) Network Security
12 3 (0.34%) LTE
12 3 (0.34%) VPN
12 3 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (0.34%) NAS
13 2 (0.23%) 4G
13 2 (0.23%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (0.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.68%) Big Data
4 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.34%) QlikView
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (0.34%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.23%) SSDT
5 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.23%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.11%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.11%) MS Access
6 1 (0.11%) DB2
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (0.91%) JIRA
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.11%) ERwin
General
1 250 (28.51%) Finance
2 76 (8.67%) Retail
3 68 (7.75%) Banking
4 63 (7.18%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.19%) Legal
6 26 (2.96%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.25%) Marketing
9 11 (1.25%) Local Government
9 11 (1.25%) Billing
10 10 (1.14%) Automotive
11 9 (1.03%) Law
12 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.80%) Back Office
12 7 (0.80%) Advertising
12 7 (0.80%) Publishing
13 5 (0.57%) Games
14 3 (0.34%) Front Office
15 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 595 (67.84%) Project Manager
2 85 (9.69%) Analyst
3 63 (7.18%) Business Analyst
4 53 (6.04%) Infrastructure Manager
5 52 (5.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 43 (4.90%) IT Project Manager
6 43 (4.90%) Programme Manager
7 42 (4.79%) Senior Manager
8 36 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 36 (4.10%) Senior Project Manager
9 24 (2.74%) Agile Project Manager
10 23 (2.62%) Test Manager
11 21 (2.39%) Coordinator
12 19 (2.17%) Business Manager
13 17 (1.94%) Project Coordinator
14 15 (1.71%) Service Manager
14 15 (1.71%) Consultant
15 14 (1.60%) Junior
15 14 (1.60%) Junior Project Manager
16 13 (1.48%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.03%) Middleware
2 7 (0.80%) .NET
3 5 (0.57%) Web Services
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.23%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.23%) J2EE
5 2 (0.23%) HTML
5 2 (0.23%) Java EE
5 2 (0.23%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.11%) Mason
6 1 (0.11%) JRules
6 1 (0.11%) EDI
6 1 (0.11%) XML
6 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.33%) NHS
3 17 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.82%) PMI
4 16 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.03%) Smart Meter
6 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.80%) E-Learning
8 6 (0.68%) FMCG
9 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.34%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.34%) Derivative
11 3 (0.34%) Statistics
11 3 (0.34%) User Experience
12 2 (0.23%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Equities
12 2 (0.23%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.23%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.96%) Windows
2 20 (2.28%) Linux
3 10 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.80%) UNIX
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.34%) Android
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (96.58%) PRINCE2
2 400 (45.61%) Project Management
3 232 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (13.68%) ITIL
6 101 (11.52%) PRINCE
7 75 (8.55%) Change Management
7 75 (8.55%) Migration
8 56 (6.39%) Risk Management
9 50 (5.70%) Programme Management
10 48 (5.47%) Waterfall
10 48 (5.47%) Supplier Management
11 42 (4.79%) Project Planning
12 40 (4.56%) Scrum
12 40 (4.56%) Business Analysis
12 40 (4.56%) Change Control
13 39 (4.45%) E-Commerce
14 31 (3.53%) CRM
15 30 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (3.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.28%) SQL
2 14 (1.60%) C
3 10 (1.14%) Java
4 4 (0.46%) ABAP
5 3 (0.34%) PHP
5 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.23%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.23%) VB
7 1 (0.11%) VBScript
7 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.11%) C#
7 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (8.55%) PMI Certification
2 66 (7.53%) PMP
3 60 (6.84%) Security Cleared
4 45 (5.13%) ISEB
5 44 (5.02%) SC Cleared
6 42 (4.79%) Degree
7 24 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.71%) APMP
10 7 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.46%) CISSP
13 4 (0.46%) MCSE
14 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.34%) CCNP
14 3 (0.34%) CIMA
14 3 (0.34%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.22%) QA
2 21 (2.39%) P3O
3 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.46%) SLA
3 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.34%) FATCA
5 2 (0.23%) COREP
5 2 (0.23%) FINREP
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.03%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.46%) SCCM
4 3 (0.34%) 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 77 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.68%) Cisco
3 36 (4.10%) SAP
4 30 (3.42%) Oracle
5 22 (2.51%) CheckPoint
6 21 (2.39%) HP
7 17 (1.94%) VMware
8 16 (1.82%) F5
9 12 (1.37%) IBM
10 11 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.14%) Juniper
12 9 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.91%) Business Objects
14 7 (0.80%) McAfee
15 6 (0.68%) Cyber-Ark
15 6 (0.68%) ArcSight
15 6 (0.68%) Nokia
15 6 (0.68%) Blue Coat
15 6 (0.68%) Google
15 6 (0.68%) TippingPoint
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London
Required IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago