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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 35 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2817 2582 2537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.90% 4.58% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 6.02% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1690 1581
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
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 26 29 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £14.25 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £38.80 £44.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.75 £26.58
% change year-on-year
+6.79% -3.10%

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
44771 42887 39990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.90% 76.14% 74.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 26514 24550
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1215 1168 1110
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 2585 £413 - 566
London +6 965 £425 -2.15% 232
South East -7 570 £420 +5.00% 95
North West +22 243 £413 +9.27% 61
South West 0 218 £400 -4.76% 27
City of London +7 194 £425 -5.55% 46
West Midlands +7 176 £400 +10.34% 38
Yorkshire +14 152 £400 +11.88% 38
Berkshire -3 151 £425 +4.61% 31
Scotland +9 145 £375 +7.14% 12
East of England -15 133 £418 -0.59% 38
Hampshire +15 120 £388 -8.82% 25
Manchester +14 118 £375 -6.25% 40
Buckinghamshire +2 106 £400 - 6
West Yorkshire +13 105 £400 +9.58% 27
Milton Keynes +3 86 £400 +6.66% 3
Surrey -2 83 £425 +1.49% 11
Edinburgh +8 71 £400 +14.28% 7
East Midlands +5 68 £350 - 24
Leeds +11 67 £400 +6.66% 24
Wiltshire +20 62 £400 -4.76% 8
North East -2 54 £400 - 10
Bristol +6 50 £400 -8.57% 4
Cheshire +8 47 £450 +9.09% 6
Devon -1 47 £350 -12.50% 2
Reading -3 46 £438 +2.94% 10
Hertfordshire +10 45 £450 +12.50% 14
Warwickshire +10 44 £350 -15.15% 3
Birmingham +4 43 £403 +15.00% 18
Swindon +16 41 £400 -13.51% 4

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3091 (56.57%) Project Management
2 1748 (31.99%) Finance
3 1216 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1187 (21.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 1174 (21.49%) ITIL
6 928 (16.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 815 (14.92%) PMI Certification
8 738 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 730 (13.36%) MS Project
10 619 (11.33%) MS Excel
11 607 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 581 (10.63%) PMP
13 537 (9.83%) Security Cleared
14 494 (9.04%) MS Office
15 492 (9.00%) Change Management
16 483 (8.84%) Programme Management
17 469 (8.58%) Migration
18 466 (8.53%) Degree
19 403 (7.38%) Banking
20 402 (7.36%) Risk Management
21 398 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
22 386 (7.06%) Waterfall
23 365 (6.68%) Scrum
24 357 (6.53%) PMI
25 355 (6.50%) Business Analysis
25 355 (6.50%) SC Cleared
26 351 (6.42%) Windows
27 350 (6.41%) Project Planning
28 342 (6.26%) Service Management
29 340 (6.22%) Data Centre

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 282 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 83 (1.52%) CMS
3 42 (0.77%) Lync
4 38 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 32 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 23 (0.42%) IIS
8 21 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 19 (0.35%) MS Project Server
10 14 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.20%) Apache
12 10 (0.18%) Confluence
13 9 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.16%) SAS
13 9 (0.16%) Drupal
14 8 (0.15%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.15%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.13%) WordPress
15 7 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 730 (13.36%) MS Project
2 619 (11.33%) MS Excel
3 494 (9.04%) MS Office
4 249 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 217 (3.97%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) Maya
7 6 (0.11%) SPSS
8 5 (0.092%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.018%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 48 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.46%) Primavera
4 25 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 21 (0.38%) Agresso
6 19 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 13 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 12 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (0.16%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.15%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.15%) SAP HR
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.46%) Office 365
2 59 (1.08%) SaaS
3 19 (0.35%) PaaS
3 19 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.18%) IaaS
6 5 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.018%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.018%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.018%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.018%) Trello
8 1 (0.018%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.018%) Yammer
8 1 (0.018%) Veeva
8 1 (0.018%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 180 (3.29%) WAN
2 137 (2.51%) LAN
3 129 (2.36%) Firewall
4 77 (1.41%) SAN
5 63 (1.15%) Internet
6 60 (1.10%) Intranet
7 54 (0.99%) VoIP
8 51 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 45 (0.82%) VPN
10 36 (0.66%) MPLS
11 35 (0.64%) DNS
11 35 (0.64%) Unified Communications
12 34 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (0.55%) Wireless
14 28 (0.51%) DHCP
15 27 (0.49%) NAS
15 27 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (0.48%) Extranet
17 25 (0.46%) Network Security
18 24 (0.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 79 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (0.73%) Big Data
4 39 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 25 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
9 23 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
11 17 (0.31%) SAP BW
12 15 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.24%) DTS
14 13 (0.24%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.22%) EDRMS
16 11 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (0.82%) JIRA
2 30 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.20%) Rational Rose
6 9 (0.16%) Selenium
7 8 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.13%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.11%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.092%) JUnit
11 4 (0.073%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.073%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.073%) Subversion
11 4 (0.073%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.055%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.055%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.055%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.055%) PVCS
General
1 1748 (31.99%) Finance
2 403 (7.38%) Banking
3 309 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 279 (5.11%) Retail
5 160 (2.93%) Legal
6 143 (2.62%) Marketing
7 121 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 115 (2.10%) Law
9 106 (1.94%) Investment Banking
10 75 (1.37%) Local Government
11 61 (1.12%) Billing
12 44 (0.81%) Back Office
13 41 (0.75%) Publishing
14 35 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
15 34 (0.62%) Front Office
16 33 (0.60%) Retail Banking
17 32 (0.59%) Electronics
17 32 (0.59%) Advertising
18 31 (0.57%) Automotive
19 22 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3001 (54.92%) Project Manager
2 638 (11.68%) Analyst
3 395 (7.23%) Business Analyst
4 323 (5.91%) Infrastructure Manager
5 303 (5.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 258 (4.72%) IT Project Manager
7 256 (4.69%) Programme Manager
8 237 (4.34%) Senior Manager
9 208 (3.81%) Senior Project Manager
10 190 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 163 (2.98%) Coordinator
12 143 (2.62%) Architect
12 143 (2.62%) Technical Manager
13 133 (2.43%) Technical Project Manager
14 131 (2.40%) Project Coordinator
15 120 (2.20%) Service Manager
16 115 (2.10%) Business Manager
17 112 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
18 110 (2.01%) Consultant
19 104 (1.90%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (1.94%) .NET
2 67 (1.23%) Web Services
3 61 (1.12%) HTML
4 52 (0.95%) XML
5 37 (0.68%) Middleware
6 35 (0.64%) CSS
7 18 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 15 (0.27%) SOAP
8 15 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.24%) HTML5
9 13 (0.24%) JSP
10 12 (0.22%) J2EE
11 9 (0.16%) Hibernate
11 9 (0.16%) Spring
12 8 (0.15%) LAMP
13 7 (0.13%) JRules
13 7 (0.13%) JMS
13 7 (0.13%) Application Packaging
14 6 (0.11%) REST
14 6 (0.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 398 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (6.53%) PMI
3 340 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 221 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 216 (3.95%) NHS
6 49 (0.90%) User Experience
7 39 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 37 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 36 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
9 36 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 34 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 31 (0.57%) Data Integration
13 26 (0.48%) GIS
13 26 (0.48%) Social Media
14 25 (0.46%) DTV
15 23 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
15 23 (0.42%) Digital Media
16 22 (0.40%) Derivative
17 21 (0.38%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 351 (6.42%) Windows
2 123 (2.25%) Linux
3 73 (1.34%) UNIX
4 68 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 49 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (0.57%) Solaris
9 19 (0.35%) AIX
9 19 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 17 (0.31%) Android
11 14 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.13%) pSOS
14 5 (0.092%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.073%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.055%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3091 (56.57%) Project Management
2 1216 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1187 (21.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 1174 (21.49%) ITIL
5 492 (9.00%) Change Management
6 483 (8.84%) Programme Management
7 469 (8.58%) Migration
8 402 (7.36%) Risk Management
9 386 (7.06%) Waterfall
10 365 (6.68%) Scrum
11 355 (6.50%) Business Analysis
12 350 (6.41%) Project Planning
13 342 (6.26%) Service Management
14 335 (6.13%) Change Control
15 320 (5.86%) PRINCE
16 242 (4.43%) Service Delivery
17 232 (4.25%) CRM
18 227 (4.15%) SDLC
19 223 (4.08%) Supplier Management
20 201 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 236 (4.32%) SQL
2 86 (1.57%) Java
3 77 (1.41%) C
4 54 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 40 (0.73%) C#
6 35 (0.64%) PHP
7 27 (0.49%) VB
8 25 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 17 (0.31%) Python
10 16 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.22%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.18%) Perl
13 10 (0.18%) COBOL
13 10 (0.18%) VBA
14 9 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.11%) Ruby
15 6 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.11%) C++
16 5 (0.092%) Korn
Qualifications
1 928 (16.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 815 (14.92%) PMI Certification
3 607 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 581 (10.63%) PMP
5 537 (9.83%) Security Cleared
6 466 (8.53%) Degree
7 355 (6.50%) SC Cleared
8 231 (4.23%) ISEB
9 192 (3.51%) APMP
10 156 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 119 (2.18%) DV Cleared
12 54 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
13 47 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 45 (0.82%) CISSP
15 43 (0.79%) CCNA
16 34 (0.62%) CISM
17 30 (0.55%) ISTQB
18 27 (0.49%) MCSE
19 26 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 20 (0.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (4.04%) QA
2 86 (1.57%) P3O
3 76 (1.39%) SLA
4 67 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.57%) COBIT
7 30 (0.55%) ISO 9000
8 26 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.48%) PMBOK
9 22 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 11 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.15%) Basel III
12 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.13%) EMIR
14 4 (0.073%) MiFID
14 4 (0.073%) BS7799
15 3 (0.055%) GMP
15 3 (0.055%) Basel II
15 3 (0.055%) CRD IV
System Software
1 150 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.20%) XenApp
4 11 (0.20%) VMware Server
4 11 (0.20%) vSphere
5 9 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.11%) Snort
6 6 (0.11%) Squid
7 5 (0.092%) XenServer
8 4 (0.073%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.073%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.073%) NFS
8 4 (0.073%) RACF
8 4 (0.073%) Varnish
9 3 (0.055%) vCloud
9 3 (0.055%) KVM
9 3 (0.055%) UAG
9 3 (0.055%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (0.49%) SCCM
2 15 (0.27%) Puppet
3 14 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.11%) SCOM
7 5 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.092%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.092%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.073%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.055%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.055%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.055%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.055%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.055%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.055%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.055%) Nagios
10 2 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.037%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.037%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 738 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 292 (5.34%) Oracle
3 288 (5.27%) SAP
4 180 (3.29%) Cisco
5 146 (2.67%) VMware
6 92 (1.68%) Citrix
7 89 (1.63%) IBM
8 84 (1.54%) HP
9 76 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 40 (0.73%) NetApp
11 36 (0.66%) Remedy
12 27 (0.49%) Cognos
13 25 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (0.40%) EMC
14 22 (0.40%) F5
15 21 (0.38%) Lotus
16 20 (0.37%) Juniper
17 18 (0.33%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.33%) Sitecore
18 17 (0.31%) Ericsson
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