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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 257 194 186
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -8
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 431 561 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 5.99% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 344 352
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Average hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.69 £19.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.40 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.54 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -17.28%

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 -59 386 £400 -4.19% 97
London -30 164 £403 -9.55% 37
South East +14 114 £400 -9.34% 13
Berkshire +33 46 £425 -
City of London +15 40 £425 - 16
East of England -35 36 £446 +32.22% 8
Scotland -18 30 £330 -12.00% 6
West Midlands -22 18 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -45 18 £431 -1.98% 9
Hampshire -16 15 £425 -10.52% 2
North West -20 15 £260 -0.47% 9
Bedfordshire - 15 £428 - 2
Edinburgh -22 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Surrey -4 11 £385 -9.41% 3
Glasgow -7 11 £325 -1.51% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 10 £450 -5.26% 1
Reading +12 9 £425 +6.25%
Hertfordshire -12 9 £470 +44.61% 2
West Sussex +5 8 £290 -18.30%
East Midlands -7 8 £350 +2.56% 6
Essex -9 8 £520 +73.33% 1
Manchester -12 8 £220 - 5
Milton Keynes +7 7 £388 -13.88% 1
Cheshire -10 7 £385 +28.33% 2
Oxfordshire -3 6 £456 +7.35%
Coventry -8 6 £348 +32.38%
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £525 +61.53% 2
Bristol -25 5 £388 -13.88% 6
Nottinghamshire +6 4 £320 +42.22% 3
Slough +3 4 £450 -5.26%

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 932 (97.80%) PRINCE2
2 424 (44.49%) Project Management
3 279 (29.28%) Finance
4 232 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 148 (15.53%) ITIL
6 141 (14.80%) MS Project
7 106 (11.12%) Microsoft
7 106 (11.12%) PRINCE
8 97 (10.18%) MS Excel
9 86 (9.02%) Security Cleared
10 82 (8.60%) PMI Certification
11 81 (8.50%) Risk Management
12 74 (7.76%) Banking
13 72 (7.56%) Retail
14 71 (7.45%) Programme Management
15 70 (7.35%) SAP
16 69 (7.24%) SC Cleared
17 67 (7.03%) Telecoms
18 65 (6.82%) SharePoint
19 62 (6.51%) Degree
20 60 (6.30%) Migration
21 59 (6.19%) Change Management
22 57 (5.98%) Windows
23 55 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
23 55 (5.77%) MS Office
24 51 (5.35%) MS Visio
25 49 (5.14%) Project Planning
25 49 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
26 47 (4.93%) PMP
27 46 (4.83%) Scrum

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 65 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.57%) MS Project Server
3 10 (1.05%) CMS
4 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.84%) Lync
5 4 (0.42%) Drupal
5 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.21%) FileNet
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.10%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.10%) WordPress
8 1 (0.10%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 141 (14.80%) MS Project
2 97 (10.18%) MS Excel
3 55 (5.77%) MS Office
4 51 (5.35%) MS Visio
5 49 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.31%) Summit
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.31%) assyst
3 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.21%) Endur
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.21%) ZaiNet
4 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.21%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.73%) SaaS
3 5 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.15%) WAN
2 17 (1.78%) LAN
3 12 (1.26%) Unified Communications
4 10 (1.05%) SAN
4 10 (1.05%) MPLS
5 8 (0.84%) Firewall
6 6 (0.63%) VoIP
6 6 (0.63%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.52%) NAS
7 5 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (0.52%) Internet
8 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.42%) Wireless
9 3 (0.31%) MVNO
9 3 (0.31%) Network Security
9 3 (0.31%) DNS
9 3 (0.31%) FTP
9 3 (0.31%) Broadband
10 2 (0.21%) HTTP
10 2 (0.21%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.15%) MS Access
4 8 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.31%) QlikView
7 3 (0.31%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.21%) DTS
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.21%) Toad
3 2 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.21%) Introscope
3 2 (0.21%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (0.21%) JProfiler
3 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.10%) LSMW
4 1 (0.10%) JIRA
4 1 (0.10%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 279 (29.28%) Finance
2 74 (7.76%) Banking
3 72 (7.56%) Retail
4 67 (7.03%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.94%) Legal
6 26 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.89%) Marketing
8 16 (1.68%) Back Office
9 15 (1.57%) Law
10 10 (1.05%) Automotive
10 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.94%) Local Government
11 9 (0.94%) French Language
11 9 (0.94%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.73%) Front Office
13 7 (0.73%) Advertising
14 5 (0.52%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.42%) Billing
16 3 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 631 (66.21%) Project Manager
2 99 (10.39%) Analyst
3 89 (9.34%) Infrastructure Manager
4 85 (8.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 58 (6.09%) Senior Manager
6 56 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 50 (5.25%) Business Analyst
8 47 (4.93%) Technical Manager
9 46 (4.83%) Programme Manager
9 46 (4.83%) IT Project Manager
10 43 (4.51%) Technical Project Manager
11 34 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 27 (2.83%) Business Manager
13 24 (2.52%) Coordinator
14 22 (2.31%) PMO Analyst
15 18 (1.89%) Business Project Manager
16 16 (1.68%) Agile Project Manager
16 16 (1.68%) Project Coordinator
17 14 (1.47%) Change Manager
18 12 (1.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.47%) Web Services
2 11 (1.15%) .NET
3 9 (0.94%) Middleware
4 6 (0.63%) XML
5 5 (0.52%) SAP Basis
5 5 (0.52%) JSP
5 5 (0.52%) HTML
6 4 (0.42%) Swing
6 4 (0.42%) Struts
6 4 (0.42%) CSS
6 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.42%) WCF
6 4 (0.42%) Spring
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.21%) JDBC
8 2 (0.21%) ODBC
8 2 (0.21%) J2EE
8 2 (0.21%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.10%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 38 (3.99%) PMI
2 33 (3.46%) NHS
3 21 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.68%) GIS
5 12 (1.26%) CMDB
6 10 (1.05%) FMCG
7 9 (0.94%) Clustering
8 8 (0.84%) EPoS
9 7 (0.73%) iSeries
9 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.63%) AS400
11 5 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.52%) Derivative
12 4 (0.42%) CCTV
12 4 (0.42%) e-Health
12 4 (0.42%) Social Media
13 3 (0.31%) PACS
13 3 (0.31%) Social Network
13 3 (0.31%) Replication
14 2 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.98%) Windows
2 29 (3.04%) Windows 7
3 17 (1.78%) UNIX
4 11 (1.15%) Linux
5 6 (0.63%) Windows XP
5 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.42%) Solaris
6 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.31%) AIX
8 2 (0.21%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (97.80%) PRINCE2
2 424 (44.49%) Project Management
3 232 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 148 (15.53%) ITIL
5 106 (11.12%) PRINCE
6 81 (8.50%) Risk Management
7 71 (7.45%) Programme Management
8 60 (6.30%) Migration
9 59 (6.19%) Change Management
10 55 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (5.14%) Project Planning
12 46 (4.83%) Scrum
13 40 (4.20%) Business Analysis
14 39 (4.09%) Change Control
15 37 (3.88%) Service Management
16 36 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (3.78%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (3.57%) CRM
18 32 (3.36%) Portfolio Management
19 30 (3.15%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.31%) SQL
2 15 (1.57%) Java
3 10 (1.05%) C
4 4 (0.42%) VBA
4 4 (0.42%) PHP
5 2 (0.21%) C#
5 2 (0.21%) C++
5 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.21%) VB
5 2 (0.21%) ABAP
5 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.10%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 86 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 82 (8.60%) PMI Certification
3 69 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 62 (6.51%) Degree
5 47 (4.93%) PMP
6 26 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 21 (2.20%) ISEB
9 10 (1.05%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.31%) AAT
13 3 (0.31%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) MBA
13 3 (0.31%) MCSE
14 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CCNP
14 2 (0.21%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.04%) QA
2 17 (1.78%) P3O
3 8 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.73%) EMIR
4 7 (0.73%) SLA
5 5 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) MiFID
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.10%) Basel II
System Software
1 17 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.31%) SCCM
2 3 (0.31%) SCOM
3 2 (0.21%) nmon
4 1 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.10%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 106 (11.12%) Microsoft
2 70 (7.35%) SAP
3 35 (3.67%) Oracle
4 23 (2.41%) Cisco
5 22 (2.31%) VMware
6 17 (1.78%) Citrix
7 15 (1.57%) IBM
7 15 (1.57%) HP
8 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.94%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.63%) EMC
9 6 (0.63%) SolarWinds
10 5 (0.52%) Remedy
10 5 (0.52%) Murex
11 4 (0.42%) Avaya
11 4 (0.42%) Sun
11 4 (0.42%) Cognos
11 4 (0.42%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.31%) Lotus
13 2 (0.21%) BMC
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 270 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 400 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £300 to £350
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Salisbury
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago