The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 32 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2781 2644 2920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.09% 5.54% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 7.65% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1809 1573 1719
Average daily rate £410 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 73 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.61 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £19.39 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £135.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 2567 £413 +3.12% 274
London -3 1039 £433 -3.88% 111
South East -7 557 £400 +6.66% 60
City of London +11 287 £450 -2.70% 27
South West +14 234 £400 - 15
North West -5 176 £425 +20.65% 18
East of England -11 154 £425 +13.33% 19
Berkshire -4 144 £425 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -2 143 £355 -1.38% 11
Yorkshire -14 120 £388 +10.71% 23
Scotland -8 111 £366 +0.34% 5
Surrey -12 98 £411 -0.90% 9
Hampshire +3 96 £365 -2.66% 18
East Midlands -1 94 £350 - 12
West Yorkshire -12 93 £400 +14.28% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 85 £375 +10.29% 9
Manchester -6 72 £410 +13.41% 7
Milton Keynes +6 69 £374 +38.42% 9
Bristol +9 55 £400 +23.07% 3
Leeds -11 55 £400 +6.66% 10
Reading -2 51 £475 +26.66% 4
Wales -3 49 £375 -2.72% 5
Wiltshire -14 49 £431 +1.47% 2
Edinburgh -7 47 £365 -3.31% 2
Somerset +12 45 £386 -15.66% 3
Lancashire +9 44 £535 +137.77% 2
Essex -14 42 £415 +33.87%
South Wales +5 41 £375 - 5
West Sussex -1 41 £375 -3.22% 1
Hertfordshire -9 40 £425 -5.55% 5

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2819 (53.95%) Project Management
2 1668 (31.92%) Finance
3 1193 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 1003 (19.20%) ITIL
5 993 (19.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 822 (15.73%) PMI Certification
7 764 (14.62%) MS Project
8 619 (11.85%) Microsoft
9 610 (11.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 588 (11.25%) MS Excel
11 535 (10.24%) PMP
12 498 (9.53%) Security Cleared
13 481 (9.21%) Change Management
14 464 (8.88%) Migration
15 461 (8.82%) Banking
15 461 (8.82%) Degree
16 429 (8.21%) PRINCE
17 416 (7.96%) PMI
18 410 (7.85%) Programme Management
19 381 (7.29%) MS Office
20 370 (7.08%) Project Planning
21 363 (6.95%) Windows
22 361 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
23 352 (6.74%) Risk Management
24 345 (6.60%) SC Cleared
25 335 (6.41%) Oracle
26 329 (6.30%) Scrum
26 329 (6.30%) SharePoint
27 323 (6.18%) SAP
28 314 (6.01%) Retail

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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
1 329 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 48 (0.92%) MS Project Server
4 33 (0.63%) CMS
4 33 (0.63%) Lync
5 32 (0.61%) Apache
6 30 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 30 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 25 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 23 (0.44%) IIS
10 16 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.31%) Confluence
11 14 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.21%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.19%) SAS
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 764 (14.62%) MS Project
2 588 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 381 (7.29%) MS Office
4 226 (4.33%) MS Visio
5 220 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.19%) Casewise Modeler
8 7 (0.13%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.038%) SPSS
9 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.038%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.019%) Windchill
10 1 (0.019%) DOC1
10 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.019%) FastStats
10 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.019%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 44 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.44%) Agresso
4 22 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.27%) CA Clarity
9 13 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (0.23%) Aligne
10 12 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 12 (0.23%) Summit
10 12 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
11 11 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
12 10 (0.19%) SAP HCM
12 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 37 (0.71%) SaaS
2 15 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.27%) Office 365
4 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.17%) IaaS
6 3 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.057%) PaaS
7 2 (0.038%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.24%) WAN
2 115 (2.20%) LAN
3 89 (1.70%) SAN
4 88 (1.68%) Firewall
5 79 (1.51%) Internet
6 52 (1.00%) VoIP
7 49 (0.94%) Intranet
8 42 (0.80%) Wireless
9 36 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
10 33 (0.63%) MPLS
11 30 (0.57%) TCP/IP
12 29 (0.56%) Unified Communications
13 27 (0.52%) VPN
14 26 (0.50%) Network Security
15 18 (0.34%) Ethernet
16 16 (0.31%) WLAN
16 16 (0.31%) SDH
16 16 (0.31%) 3G
16 16 (0.31%) IP Telephony
17 15 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 108 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 28 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 27 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (0.46%) SAP BW
8 21 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 21 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 20 (0.38%) EDRMS
10 19 (0.36%) MySQL
11 18 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (0.31%) DB2
14 15 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 40 (0.77%) JIRA
2 13 (0.25%) Rational Rose
3 10 (0.19%) MSI
4 9 (0.17%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.13%) Subversion
6 6 (0.11%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.096%) RequisitePro
7 5 (0.096%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.077%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.077%) JUnit
8 4 (0.077%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.077%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.057%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.057%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.057%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.057%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.057%) Toad
9 3 (0.057%) JDeveloper
General
1 1668 (31.92%) Finance
2 461 (8.82%) Banking
3 314 (6.01%) Retail
4 295 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 125 (2.39%) Legal
6 113 (2.16%) Marketing
7 105 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.82%) Back Office
9 80 (1.53%) Publishing
10 76 (1.45%) Local Government
11 74 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 64 (1.22%) Law
13 59 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 56 (1.07%) Retail Banking
15 49 (0.94%) Front Office
16 41 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 33 (0.63%) Billing
18 32 (0.61%) Advertising
19 29 (0.56%) French Language
19 29 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2939 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 602 (11.52%) Analyst
3 333 (6.37%) Business Analyst
4 276 (5.28%) Senior Manager
5 268 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 257 (4.92%) IT Project Manager
7 249 (4.77%) Senior Project Manager
8 229 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
9 205 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 174 (3.33%) Technical Manager
10 174 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 144 (2.76%) Technical Project Manager
12 129 (2.47%) Coordinator
13 126 (2.41%) Architect
14 121 (2.32%) Delivery Manager
15 109 (2.09%) Business Manager
16 97 (1.86%) Project Coordinator
17 94 (1.80%) Agile Project Manager
18 93 (1.78%) PMO Analyst
19 90 (1.72%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (3.14%) .NET
2 57 (1.09%) Web Services
3 49 (0.94%) Middleware
4 48 (0.92%) XML
5 35 (0.67%) HTML
5 35 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 26 (0.50%) CSS
7 25 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.44%) J2EE
9 18 (0.34%) JSP
9 18 (0.34%) Ajax
10 15 (0.29%) XSLT
11 12 (0.23%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (0.21%) EDI
13 10 (0.19%) Application Packaging
14 9 (0.17%) Apache Flex
15 8 (0.15%) WebCenter
15 8 (0.15%) REST
15 8 (0.15%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 416 (7.96%) PMI
2 202 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 164 (3.14%) NHS
4 42 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (0.78%) FMCG
6 39 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 37 (0.71%) GIS
8 32 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 32 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 32 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 31 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 30 (0.57%) Smart Meter
10 30 (0.57%) EPoS
11 29 (0.56%) Hedge funds
12 28 (0.54%) Social Media
12 28 (0.54%) Derivative
13 23 (0.44%) Replication
14 22 (0.42%) CMDB
15 21 (0.40%) Statistics
15 21 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 363 (6.95%) Windows
2 165 (3.16%) UNIX
3 120 (2.30%) Linux
4 108 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 59 (1.13%) Solaris
6 41 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.36%) AIX
11 11 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.19%) HPUX
12 10 (0.19%) Android
13 7 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.11%) VMS
15 4 (0.077%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.077%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.057%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.057%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2819 (53.95%) Project Management
2 1193 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 1003 (19.20%) ITIL
4 481 (9.21%) Change Management
5 464 (8.88%) Migration
6 429 (8.21%) PRINCE
7 410 (7.85%) Programme Management
8 370 (7.08%) Project Planning
9 361 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
10 352 (6.74%) Risk Management
11 329 (6.30%) Scrum
12 291 (5.57%) Business Analysis
13 282 (5.40%) Service Management
14 270 (5.17%) Change Control
15 247 (4.73%) Supplier Management
16 243 (4.65%) Waterfall
17 218 (4.17%) Service Delivery
18 212 (4.06%) CRM
19 209 (4.00%) ERP
20 171 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 171 (3.27%) SQL
2 130 (2.49%) Java
3 105 (2.01%) C
4 51 (0.98%) C#
5 38 (0.73%) PHP
6 26 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 26 (0.50%) VB
7 25 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 15 (0.29%) ABAP
9 12 (0.23%) PowerShell
10 11 (0.21%) VBA
11 7 (0.13%) C++
12 5 (0.096%) XQuery
12 5 (0.096%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.077%) Perl
13 4 (0.077%) R
13 4 (0.077%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.057%) Ruby
14 3 (0.057%) SQR
14 3 (0.057%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 993 (19.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 822 (15.73%) PMI Certification
3 610 (11.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 535 (10.24%) PMP
5 498 (9.53%) Security Cleared
6 461 (8.82%) Degree
7 345 (6.60%) SC Cleared
8 227 (4.34%) ISEB
9 139 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
10 130 (2.49%) APMP
11 92 (1.76%) DV Cleared
12 50 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
13 31 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (0.46%) CISSP
16 20 (0.38%) MCSE
16 20 (0.38%) ISTQB
17 18 (0.34%) CIMA
18 17 (0.33%) CCNA
18 17 (0.33%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.73%) QA
2 115 (2.20%) SLA
3 56 (1.07%) P3O
4 35 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 32 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.54%) COBIT
7 23 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.27%) EMIR
9 12 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 12 (0.23%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.11%) GxP
12 6 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.096%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.096%) WCAG
13 5 (0.096%) WAI
13 5 (0.096%) MiFID
14 4 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 118 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.36%) XenApp
5 17 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.25%) vSphere
8 12 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.077%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.057%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.038%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.038%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.038%) Xen
14 2 (0.038%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.019%) Snort
Systems Management
1 51 (0.98%) SCCM
2 30 (0.57%) SCOM
3 24 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.19%) Legato
6 9 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
7 8 (0.15%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.13%) ARCserve
8 7 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.11%) WMI
10 5 (0.096%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.077%) OVSD
12 3 (0.057%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.057%) Puppet
13 2 (0.038%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.038%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.038%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.038%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 619 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 335 (6.41%) Oracle
3 323 (6.18%) SAP
4 175 (3.35%) VMware
5 122 (2.33%) Cisco
6 114 (2.18%) Citrix
7 67 (1.28%) IBM
8 64 (1.22%) HP
9 45 (0.86%) Remedy
10 42 (0.80%) EMC
11 37 (0.71%) CheckPoint
12 31 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 30 (0.57%) Red Hat
14 28 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
15 27 (0.52%) Cognos
16 26 (0.50%) Siebel
16 26 (0.50%) NetApp
17 25 (0.48%) Business Objects
18 22 (0.42%) BT
19 21 (0.40%) JD Edwards
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