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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PRINCE2 Certification
Rank 303 284 213
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -71
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 423 438 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.77% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 3.95% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 285 364
Average daily rate £425 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £29.50 £45.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £29.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £55.00 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +52.54%

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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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 -6 394 £425 +3.03% 80
London -44 119 £470 +4.44% 28
South East +25 107 £410 +2.50% 15
West Midlands -13 39 £400 +5.40% 3
East of England +29 38 £431 +4.54% 7
Scotland -15 31 £450 +28.57% 2
North West -32 30 £425 +6.25% 8
South West -2 28 £313 -26.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +28 25 £410 +17.14%
Edinburgh +2 25 £475 +112.52% 1
Milton Keynes +23 22 £420 +29.23%
Hampshire +5 22 £355 -13.14% 3
Birmingham +11 19 £450 +32.35% 1
Manchester -7 19 £425 +25.92% 8
Berkshire 0 18 £425 +21.42% 6
Oxfordshire +19 17 £400 -13.51% 1
Yorkshire +2 17 £425 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire 0 16 £425 +14.86% 2
East Midlands +9 14 £383 +1.66% 7
Bedfordshire +5 13 £525 +16.66% 3
Essex +13 11 £425 +6.25%
City of London +8 11 £550 +19.24% 3
Luton +4 11 £525 -3.44% 2
Hertfordshire +19 9 £475 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 9 £275 -29.03% 1
Leeds +4 9 £400 +14.28%
Wiltshire +2 8 £313 -34.21% 1
Reading -6 8 £425 - 4
Southampton +18 7 £475 +25.41% 2
Warwickshire 0 7 £375 - 1

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 852 (95.41%) PRINCE2
2 441 (49.38%) Project Management
3 246 (27.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 243 (27.21%) Finance
5 181 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (18.59%) ITIL
7 127 (14.22%) Microsoft
8 120 (13.44%) PRINCE
9 94 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 87 (9.74%) Security Cleared
11 79 (8.85%) Change Management
11 79 (8.85%) Degree
12 73 (8.17%) Migration
13 69 (7.73%) Banking
14 67 (7.50%) Scrum
14 67 (7.50%) MS Project
15 64 (7.17%) Retail
16 61 (6.83%) Risk Management
17 57 (6.38%) Windows
18 55 (6.16%) MS Office
19 53 (5.94%) Business Analysis
20 51 (5.71%) Project Planning
21 50 (5.60%) Programme Management
21 50 (5.60%) PMI Certification
22 49 (5.49%) Service Delivery
23 47 (5.26%) Management Information System
23 47 (5.26%) Telecoms
23 47 (5.26%) Data Centre
24 46 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
24 46 (5.15%) Oracle

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 35 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (1.23%) MS Project Server
4 7 (0.78%) JBoss
4 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.45%) CMS
8 3 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.34%) SAS
8 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.22%) Confluence
9 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 94 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 67 (7.50%) MS Project
3 55 (6.16%) MS Office
4 33 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (1.90%) AutoCAD
7 10 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.67%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.56%) Primavera
4 5 (0.56%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.80%) Office 365
2 12 (1.34%) SaaS
3 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.03%) LAN
2 23 (2.58%) WAN
3 14 (1.57%) DNS
3 14 (1.57%) SAN
4 12 (1.34%) NetScaler
5 11 (1.23%) Firewall
6 10 (1.12%) Internet
7 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.45%) Intranet
9 4 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.45%) Skype
9 4 (0.45%) VPN
9 4 (0.45%) Wireless
10 3 (0.34%) 4G
10 3 (0.34%) CTI
10 3 (0.34%) FTP
10 3 (0.34%) HTTP
10 3 (0.34%) Network Security
10 3 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.78%) GIS
4 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.56%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.45%) DataStage
6 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.45%) Power BI
6 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.34%) OLAP
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.34%) QlikView
7 3 (0.34%) QualityStage
7 3 (0.34%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 33 (3.70%) JIRA
2 4 (0.45%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.45%) MSI
2 4 (0.45%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.34%) Introscope
3 3 (0.34%) JProfiler
3 3 (0.34%) Toad
4 2 (0.22%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.11%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 243 (27.21%) Finance
2 69 (7.73%) Banking
3 64 (7.17%) Retail
4 47 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.58%) Legal
6 26 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 25 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 19 (2.13%) Publishing
9 18 (2.02%) Marketing
10 17 (1.90%) Local Government
11 13 (1.46%) Automotive
12 11 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.23%) Law
13 10 (1.12%) Billing
14 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.45%) Advertising
15 4 (0.45%) Electronics
15 4 (0.45%) German Language
16 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 583 (65.29%) Project Manager
2 78 (8.73%) IT Manager
3 76 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
4 73 (8.17%) Senior Manager
5 70 (7.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 66 (7.39%) Analyst
7 65 (7.28%) IT Project Manager
8 62 (6.94%) Senior Project Manager
9 38 (4.26%) Digital Project Manager
10 37 (4.14%) Technical Manager
11 36 (4.03%) Programme Manager
12 35 (3.92%) Technical Project Manager
13 33 (3.70%) Applications Manager
14 32 (3.58%) Applications Project Manager
15 31 (3.47%) Business Analyst
15 31 (3.47%) Implementation Manager
16 29 (3.25%) Consultant
17 27 (3.02%) Business Manager
17 27 (3.02%) Project Implementation Manager
18 26 (2.91%) Implementation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.57%) Middleware
2 12 (1.34%) Leaflet
3 7 (0.78%) J2EE
4 6 (0.67%) Spring
4 6 (0.67%) Struts
5 5 (0.56%) .NET
6 4 (0.45%) XML
7 3 (0.34%) CSS
7 3 (0.34%) HTML
7 3 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.22%) SOAP
8 2 (0.22%) Web Services
9 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.11%) JDBC
9 1 (0.11%) ODBC
9 1 (0.11%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 47 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 46 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.14%) NHS
4 15 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.57%) Hedge funds
6 12 (1.34%) Smart Meter
7 11 (1.23%) PMI
8 9 (1.01%) Informatics
8 9 (1.01%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.67%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.67%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.56%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.45%) EPoS
11 4 (0.45%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.45%) Statistics
12 3 (0.34%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.34%) LLPG
12 3 (0.34%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.38%) Windows
2 23 (2.58%) Windows Server
3 21 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.78%) Unix
7 5 (0.56%) Linux
8 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.34%) Solaris
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Android
10 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (95.41%) PRINCE2
2 441 (49.38%) Project Management
3 246 (27.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 181 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (18.59%) ITIL
6 120 (13.44%) PRINCE
7 79 (8.85%) Change Management
8 73 (8.17%) Migration
9 67 (7.50%) Scrum
10 61 (6.83%) Risk Management
11 53 (5.94%) Business Analysis
12 51 (5.71%) Project Planning
13 50 (5.60%) Programme Management
14 49 (5.49%) Service Delivery
15 42 (4.70%) Service Management
16 37 (4.14%) Change Control
17 36 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (4.03%) E-Commerce
17 36 (4.03%) Project Governance
18 30 (3.36%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.80%) SQL
2 21 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.57%) Java
4 12 (1.34%) C
5 8 (0.90%) VB
6 4 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.45%) VBScript
7 3 (0.34%) C++
7 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.34%) VB6
8 2 (0.22%) C#
9 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.85%) Degree
3 50 (5.60%) PMI Certification
4 44 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
4 44 (4.93%) PMP
5 40 (4.48%) SC Cleared
6 27 (3.02%) ISEB
7 16 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.68%) BICSI Certification
8 15 (1.68%) BICSI RCDD
9 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.56%) APMP
10 5 (0.56%) CCNA
10 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.56%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.45%) CISSP
11 4 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.58%) QA
2 19 (2.13%) SLA
3 14 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.46%) JSP 440
5 10 (1.12%) COBIT
5 10 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.45%) ISO22301
7 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.34%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.22%) EMIR
9 2 (0.22%) MiFID
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.34%) XenApp
3 12 (1.34%) XenDesktop
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.56%) vSphere
6 4 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) Squid
8 1 (0.11%) UAG
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (1.90%) SCCM
2 12 (1.34%) SCOM
3 5 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.45%) Perfmon
4 4 (0.45%) WSUS
5 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.34%) nmon
6 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.22%) DameWare
7 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 127 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 46 (5.15%) Oracle
3 34 (3.81%) SAP
4 25 (2.80%) VMware
5 20 (2.24%) IBM
6 16 (1.79%) Citrix
7 14 (1.57%) HP
7 14 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.34%) Cisco
9 10 (1.12%) Symantec
10 9 (1.01%) Pega
10 9 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.90%) Rally
12 7 (0.78%) Chordiant
12 7 (0.78%) KANA
12 7 (0.78%) Siebel
13 6 (0.67%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.67%) Cognos
13 6 (0.67%) Google
13 6 (0.67%) Informatica
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
KDR
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £500 - £505 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Flexible for right candidate
Posted: 17 days ago
North East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £450 per day + competitive
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