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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 263 205 192
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -13
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 435 560 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.03% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 5.28% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 363 317
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -15.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.00 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £49.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £29.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+52.54% -20.27%

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
10735 10609 8700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.44% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6082 6039 4648
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 526 474
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -49 391 £413 +3.12% 95
London -25 144 £450 +5.88% 29
South East -64 69 £400 +8.10% 26
North West -1 52 £400 -5.88% 9
City of London +12 47 £461 +6.34% 8
West Midlands +16 40 £384 +10.83% 9
South West -20 36 £423 +11.92% 3
Scotland -18 27 £350 - 5
Manchester -5 20 £338 -11.41% 5
East of England +7 19 £413 -2.94% 12
Berkshire -11 19 £350 -26.31% 7
Hampshire -6 18 £409 +3.48% 2
Cheshire -1 17 £425 -26.08%
Yorkshire -33 16 £350 -9.67% 4
Edinburgh 0 14 £224 -36.14% 1
West Yorkshire -23 12 £370 -2.31% 3
Chester +18 11 £413 -
Birmingham -1 11 £370 - 3
East Midlands -7 11 £376 -11.47% 3
Dorset +7 10 £475 +52.00%
Merseyside -7 10 £400 -
Gloucestershire -6 9 £325 - 1
Wales -6 9 £343 -14.37% 1
Reading -7 9 £425 -19.04% 2
Warrington -8 9 £500 +29.03%
Glasgow -9 9 £400 +22.13% 4
Nottingham 0 8 £388 -17.55% 2
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £388 -17.55% 2
South Wales -6 8 £343 -14.37% 1
Bedfordshire +3 7 £450 +38.46%

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 837 (96.99%) PRINCE2
2 423 (49.02%) Project Management
3 280 (32.44%) Finance
4 244 (28.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 126 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (11.94%) ITIL
7 97 (11.24%) PRINCE
8 94 (10.89%) MS Project
9 85 (9.85%) Microsoft
9 85 (9.85%) Banking
10 81 (9.39%) Retail
11 78 (9.04%) Migration
12 74 (8.57%) Change Management
13 73 (8.46%) PMI Certification
14 69 (8.00%) Risk Management
15 67 (7.76%) PMP
16 57 (6.60%) Degree
17 55 (6.37%) Security Cleared
18 54 (6.26%) MS Excel
19 53 (6.14%) MS Office
20 51 (5.91%) Scrum
21 50 (5.79%) SharePoint
22 48 (5.56%) SAP
22 48 (5.56%) Project Planning
23 47 (5.45%) Programme Management
24 46 (5.33%) Supplier Management
24 46 (5.33%) Waterfall
25 42 (4.87%) NHS
25 42 (4.87%) Cisco
26 39 (4.52%) WAN

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 50 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.58%) Confluence
3 5 (0.58%) Lync
3 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.23%) CMS
5 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.12%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.12%) SAS
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 94 (10.89%) MS Project
2 54 (6.26%) MS Excel
3 53 (6.14%) MS Office
4 21 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.46%) GoldMine
4 3 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
5 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.23%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.16%) Office 365
2 8 (0.93%) SaaS
3 3 (0.35%) PaaS
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.12%) Trello
5 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.52%) WAN
2 31 (3.59%) LAN
3 23 (2.67%) Firewall
4 13 (1.51%) SAN
5 11 (1.27%) VoIP
6 10 (1.16%) Unified Communications
7 9 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (0.93%) Intranet
8 8 (0.93%) Internet
9 7 (0.81%) Wireless
10 6 (0.70%) MPLS
10 6 (0.70%) BGP
11 5 (0.58%) WLAN
11 5 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.46%) Network Security
12 4 (0.46%) HTTP
12 4 (0.46%) VPN
13 3 (0.35%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.23%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.70%) Big Data
4 3 (0.35%) SAP BI
4 3 (0.35%) EDMS
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.23%) Ingres
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.12%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.12%) QlikView
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 280 (32.44%) Finance
2 85 (9.85%) Banking
3 81 (9.39%) Retail
4 37 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.36%) Legal
6 28 (3.24%) Retail Banking
7 22 (2.55%) Local Government
8 19 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.97%) Marketing
10 14 (1.62%) Law
11 12 (1.39%) Back Office
12 10 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.16%) Advertising
12 10 (1.16%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.81%) Billing
14 5 (0.58%) Automotive
15 4 (0.46%) Publishing
15 4 (0.46%) Games
16 3 (0.35%) Front Office
17 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 629 (72.89%) Project Manager
2 75 (8.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 69 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 55 (6.37%) Analyst
5 44 (5.10%) IT Project Manager
6 43 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 39 (4.52%) Programme Manager
8 36 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 35 (4.06%) Senior Manager
10 33 (3.82%) Senior Project Manager
11 27 (3.13%) Business Manager
12 24 (2.78%) Agile Project Manager
13 21 (2.43%) Coordinator
14 17 (1.97%) Test Manager
14 17 (1.97%) Project Coordinator
15 16 (1.85%) Business Project Manager
15 16 (1.85%) SAP Manager
16 14 (1.62%) Service Manager
16 14 (1.62%) Change Manager
17 13 (1.51%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.04%) .NET
2 5 (0.58%) Web Services
3 4 (0.46%) XML
4 3 (0.35%) EDI
4 3 (0.35%) Middleware
5 2 (0.23%) J2EE
5 2 (0.23%) Java EE
5 2 (0.23%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.23%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.12%) MDX
6 1 (0.12%) Mason
6 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.87%) NHS
2 30 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.51%) PMI
6 8 (0.93%) E-Learning
7 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.58%) User Experience
8 5 (0.58%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.46%) FMCG
9 4 (0.46%) Equities
9 4 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.46%) Derivative
10 3 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.35%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.35%) GIS
11 2 (0.23%) EPoS
11 2 (0.23%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.82%) Windows
2 23 (2.67%) Linux
3 9 (1.04%) UNIX
4 6 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.46%) Android
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.23%) AIX
8 2 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (96.99%) PRINCE2
2 423 (49.02%) Project Management
3 244 (28.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 126 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (11.94%) ITIL
6 97 (11.24%) PRINCE
7 78 (9.04%) Migration
8 74 (8.57%) Change Management
9 69 (8.00%) Risk Management
10 51 (5.91%) Scrum
11 48 (5.56%) Project Planning
12 47 (5.45%) Programme Management
13 46 (5.33%) Supplier Management
13 46 (5.33%) Waterfall
14 38 (4.40%) Change Control
15 35 (4.06%) Business Analysis
16 31 (3.59%) CRM
17 29 (3.36%) Business Transformation
18 27 (3.13%) Service Delivery
19 26 (3.01%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.13%) SQL
2 12 (1.39%) Java
3 10 (1.16%) C
4 5 (0.58%) ABAP
5 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.23%) VB
6 2 (0.23%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.12%) R
7 1 (0.12%) VBScript
7 1 (0.12%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 73 (8.46%) PMI Certification
2 67 (7.76%) PMP
3 57 (6.60%) Degree
4 55 (6.37%) Security Cleared
5 34 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 29 (3.36%) ISEB
7 26 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.04%) APMP
11 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.46%) CISSP
12 4 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) MCSE
13 3 (0.35%) CISA
14 2 (0.23%) CISM
14 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.52%) QA
2 14 (1.62%) P3O
3 9 (1.04%) SLA
4 7 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.23%) EMIR
5 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.23%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) GAMP
6 1 (0.12%) COREP
6 1 (0.12%) FINREP
6 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
4 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.58%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 85 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.56%) SAP
3 42 (4.87%) Cisco
4 37 (4.29%) Oracle
5 32 (3.71%) VMware
6 19 (2.20%) HP
6 19 (2.20%) CheckPoint
7 17 (1.97%) IBM
8 14 (1.62%) F5
9 13 (1.51%) Juniper
10 11 (1.27%) McAfee
11 9 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.04%) Citrix
11 9 (1.04%) Blue Coat
12 8 (0.93%) TippingPoint
12 8 (0.93%) ArcSight
12 8 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
12 8 (0.93%) Nokia
13 7 (0.81%) EMC
14 6 (0.70%) JD Edwards
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Volt
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Fieldfisher
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Northamptonshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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West Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day
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City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
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Connectus
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Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour + competitive
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