The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 34 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2741 2653 2511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.91% 5.01% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 6.59% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1917 1748 1522
Average daily rate
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£407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 42
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.99 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £14.25 £16.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.45 £37.83 £88.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -28.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

PRINCE2
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PRINCE2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Trend

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

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram

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

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PRINCE2
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -2 2527 £413 -0.72% 609
London +1 995 £425 - 205
South East -4 502 £420 +8.38% 125
City of London -2 237 £450 - 81
South West -5 219 £388 -4.32% 38
North West 0 205 £379 -19.73% 47
Yorkshire +22 174 £400 +5.61% 47
West Midlands +8 167 £400 +12.67% 63
East of England -3 146 £430 +1.17% 42
West Yorkshire +23 133 £386 -0.32% 36
Scotland +5 124 £340 -5.55% 16
Hampshire +13 119 £395 -1.25% 26
Berkshire -10 111 £425 +12.95% 35
Manchester +8 103 £328 -12.66% 29
Leeds +13 93 £375 -3.22% 24
Surrey +1 85 £433 -0.23% 22
Buckinghamshire -11 77 £420 +7.69% 13
Wiltshire +9 66 £375 -9.09% 7
East Midlands -2 64 £388 +5.80% 23
Milton Keynes -5 63 £413 +17.85% 10
Edinburgh +9 57 £340 -9.33% 5
Birmingham +6 54 £400 +25.00% 24
Bristol -6 53 £390 -5.45% 6
Hertfordshire +9 52 £450 +12.50% 17
Wales -5 42 £338 -15.62% 4
North East +1 37 £451 +0.16% 11
Swindon +1 36 £388 -11.63% 5
Nottinghamshire -1 36 £420 +29.23% 6
West Sussex -4 36 £433 +51.75% 5
Cheshire +3 35 £400 -23.80% 11

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 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.

1 2988 (55.19%) Project Management
2 1733 (32.01%) Finance
3 1211 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 1161 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1153 (21.30%) ITIL
6 902 (16.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 826 (15.26%) MS Project
8 807 (14.91%) PMI Certification
9 776 (14.33%) Microsoft
10 683 (12.62%) MS Excel
11 594 (10.97%) PMP
12 566 (10.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 534 (9.86%) Security Cleared
14 513 (9.48%) MS Office
15 508 (9.38%) Degree
16 499 (9.22%) Programme Management
17 490 (9.05%) Change Management
18 460 (8.50%) Migration
19 429 (7.92%) Risk Management
20 409 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
21 388 (7.17%) Scrum
22 381 (7.04%) Banking
23 374 (6.91%) SC Cleared
24 357 (6.59%) Project Planning
25 353 (6.52%) Change Control
26 343 (6.34%) Business Analysis
27 338 (6.24%) Waterfall
28 337 (6.22%) PRINCE
29 326 (6.02%) Telecoms
29 326 (6.02%) Data Centre

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PRINCE2 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 303 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.40%) CMS
3 47 (0.87%) Lync
4 37 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 29 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 25 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (0.42%) MS Project Server
7 23 (0.42%) SAS
8 20 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 19 (0.35%) IIS
10 17 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 16 (0.30%) Confluence
12 9 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.17%) Apache
12 9 (0.17%) Drupal
13 8 (0.15%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 826 (15.26%) MS Project
2 683 (12.62%) MS Excel
3 513 (9.48%) MS Office
4 267 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 231 (4.27%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.13%) SPSS
8 6 (0.11%) Shockwave
9 3 (0.055%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.037%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.037%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.018%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 52 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.39%) Agresso
7 20 (0.37%) Primavera
8 19 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 19 (0.35%) SAP ERP
9 15 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 12 (0.22%) SAP FI
12 11 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.20%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.18%) SAP CRM
14 9 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
15 8 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
16 7 (0.13%) SAP MM
16 7 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.11%) Office 365
2 54 (1.00%) SaaS
3 18 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.30%) PaaS
5 11 (0.20%) IaaS
5 11 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
6 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.074%) Trello
9 2 (0.037%) Yammer
10 1 (0.018%) GitHub
10 1 (0.018%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.018%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.018%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.018%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.018%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 171 (3.16%) WAN
2 137 (2.53%) LAN
3 111 (2.05%) Firewall
4 78 (1.44%) SAN
5 55 (1.02%) Internet
6 54 (1.00%) Intranet
7 51 (0.94%) VPN
8 47 (0.87%) TCP/IP
9 45 (0.83%) VoIP
10 42 (0.78%) DNS
11 32 (0.59%) Wireless
12 29 (0.54%) DHCP
13 28 (0.52%) Unified Communications
14 26 (0.48%) Network Security
14 26 (0.48%) NAS
15 22 (0.41%) MPLS
16 21 (0.39%) Ethernet
16 21 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (0.37%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 73 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (0.78%) Big Data
4 38 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 27 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 25 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.30%) QlikView
12 15 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.24%) DTS
14 12 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.22%) EDRMS
15 11 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (1.09%) JIRA
2 29 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.30%) Selenium
4 13 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 8 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 6 (0.11%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.074%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.074%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.074%) JUnit
11 3 (0.055%) Subversion
11 3 (0.055%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.055%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.055%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (0.037%) CaliberRM
General
1 1733 (32.01%) Finance
2 381 (7.04%) Banking
3 326 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 315 (5.82%) Retail
5 153 (2.83%) Legal
6 149 (2.75%) Marketing
7 142 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 99 (1.83%) Law
9 95 (1.75%) Local Government
10 79 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 54 (1.00%) Billing
12 47 (0.87%) Back Office
13 42 (0.78%) Publishing
14 40 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 34 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 31 (0.57%) Electronics
17 30 (0.55%) Advertising
18 26 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.48%) Front Office
19 22 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2978 (55.01%) Project Manager
2 605 (11.17%) Analyst
3 365 (6.74%) Business Analyst
4 311 (5.74%) Infrastructure Manager
5 292 (5.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 266 (4.91%) Programme Manager
7 263 (4.86%) IT Project Manager
8 211 (3.90%) Senior Manager
9 188 (3.47%) Senior Project Manager
10 179 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 170 (3.14%) Coordinator
12 161 (2.97%) Technical Manager
13 149 (2.75%) Architect
14 141 (2.60%) Technical Project Manager
15 135 (2.49%) Project Coordinator
16 119 (2.20%) Consultant
17 113 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
17 113 (2.09%) Business Manager
18 108 (1.99%) Service Manager
19 100 (1.85%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (2.27%) .NET
2 64 (1.18%) Web Services
3 63 (1.16%) HTML
4 59 (1.09%) XML
5 31 (0.57%) Middleware
6 29 (0.54%) CSS
7 27 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 19 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 18 (0.33%) J2EE
9 18 (0.33%) HTML5
10 12 (0.22%) JSP
11 10 (0.18%) SOAP
11 10 (0.18%) MSMQ
11 10 (0.18%) EDI
12 9 (0.17%) LAMP
12 9 (0.17%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.15%) Spring
13 8 (0.15%) Flash
13 8 (0.15%) Application Packaging
14 7 (0.13%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 409 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 326 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 323 (5.97%) PMI
4 235 (4.34%) NHS
5 218 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 48 (0.89%) User Experience
7 45 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 39 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (0.68%) GIS
10 33 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 31 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
12 30 (0.55%) Social Media
13 27 (0.50%) Derivative
13 27 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 25 (0.46%) Life Science
15 24 (0.44%) Data Integration
16 22 (0.41%) FMCG
16 22 (0.41%) DTV
16 22 (0.41%) Equities
16 22 (0.41%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 314 (5.80%) Windows
2 101 (1.87%) Linux
3 78 (1.44%) UNIX
4 70 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 41 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.41%) Solaris
8 18 (0.33%) AIX
9 16 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.24%) Android
11 11 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.074%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.074%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.074%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.055%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.055%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2988 (55.19%) Project Management
2 1211 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 1161 (21.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 1153 (21.30%) ITIL
5 499 (9.22%) Programme Management
6 490 (9.05%) Change Management
7 460 (8.50%) Migration
8 429 (7.92%) Risk Management
9 388 (7.17%) Scrum
10 357 (6.59%) Project Planning
11 353 (6.52%) Change Control
12 343 (6.34%) Business Analysis
13 338 (6.24%) Waterfall
14 337 (6.22%) PRINCE
15 321 (5.93%) Service Management
16 253 (4.67%) Service Delivery
17 238 (4.40%) CRM
18 231 (4.27%) Supplier Management
19 215 (3.97%) SDLC
20 210 (3.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 280 (5.17%) SQL
2 108 (1.99%) Java
3 88 (1.63%) C
4 49 (0.91%) C#
5 45 (0.83%) JavaScript
6 37 (0.68%) VB
7 32 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 31 (0.57%) PHP
9 30 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.28%) Python
11 11 (0.20%) VBA
12 10 (0.18%) Perl
12 10 (0.18%) Ruby
13 8 (0.15%) COBOL
14 7 (0.13%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.11%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.11%) R
16 5 (0.092%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.092%) ABAP
17 4 (0.074%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 902 (16.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 807 (14.91%) PMI Certification
3 594 (10.97%) PMP
4 566 (10.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 534 (9.86%) Security Cleared
6 508 (9.38%) Degree
7 374 (6.91%) SC Cleared
8 215 (3.97%) ISEB
9 176 (3.25%) APMP
10 147 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
11 108 (1.99%) DV Cleared
12 61 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
13 52 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 52 (0.96%) CCNA
14 46 (0.85%) CISSP
15 36 (0.66%) ISTQB
16 34 (0.63%) MCSE
17 32 (0.59%) CISM
18 26 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 21 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (4.40%) QA
2 87 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (1.53%) SLA
4 75 (1.39%) P3O
5 46 (0.85%) ISO 9000
6 37 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.57%) COBIT
8 26 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 24 (0.44%) PMBOK
10 22 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.26%) ISO 14001
12 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.11%) Basel III
15 4 (0.074%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.074%) Basel II
15 4 (0.074%) GAMP
15 4 (0.074%) GMP
16 3 (0.055%) GxP
16 3 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 141 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 77 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.17%) vSphere
6 8 (0.15%) XenApp
7 7 (0.13%) VMware Server
8 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.092%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.092%) Snort
9 5 (0.092%) Squid
10 4 (0.074%) XenServer
10 4 (0.074%) RACF
10 4 (0.074%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.074%) Varnish
10 4 (0.074%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.055%) vCloud
11 3 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 32 (0.59%) SCCM
2 13 (0.24%) Puppet
2 13 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.11%) SCOM
5 4 (0.074%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.074%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.074%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.055%) OVSD
6 3 (0.055%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.055%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.055%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.037%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.037%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.037%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.037%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.037%) Netcool
7 2 (0.037%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.037%) WMI
Vendors
1 776 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 282 (5.21%) SAP
3 276 (5.10%) Oracle
4 185 (3.42%) Cisco
5 153 (2.83%) VMware
6 110 (2.03%) Citrix
7 92 (1.70%) HP
8 75 (1.39%) IBM
9 63 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 29 (0.54%) Business Objects
11 28 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.48%) Juniper
13 24 (0.44%) NetApp
14 22 (0.41%) Remedy
15 20 (0.37%) Lotus
15 20 (0.37%) ServiceNow
16 19 (0.35%) Informatica
17 18 (0.33%) Google
17 18 (0.33%) F5
18 16 (0.30%) JD Edwards
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