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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 38 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2527 2430 2431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 4.70% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 6.38% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1544 1432
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 73
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £29.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.28 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £97.00 £86.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £31.56 £27.45
% change year-on-year
-16.81% +14.95%

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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 -3 2341 £413 +2.35% 529
London -6 898 £425 -5.55% 165
South East -3 570 £400 +2.56% 106
City of London -8 212 £438 -7.89% 64
Yorkshire +6 170 £398 -3.80% 52
South West -3 167 £436 +12.58% 62
Berkshire +10 152 £400 -3.61% 26
East of England +6 152 £425 +6.25% 25
West Yorkshire +14 146 £400 - 42
North West -2 143 £383 +2.68% 44
West Midlands +5 122 £425 +13.25% 41
Scotland +2 112 £350 -6.72% 9
Buckinghamshire +11 103 £361 -3.66% 6
Surrey -12 95 £395 +3.94% 19
Leeds +3 86 £381 -4.68% 31
Hampshire -17 84 £377 +7.64% 29
East Midlands +25 79 £335 +4.68% 26
Milton Keynes +6 74 £360 -4.00% 3
Oxfordshire -6 58 £436 +17.90% 15
Reading +24 55 £378 -12.71% 9
Edinburgh -4 55 £396 +7.75% 3
Manchester -12 52 £350 -6.66% 26
Croydon +17 49 £460 +26.89%
Wiltshire +5 49 £453 +14.92% 15
Wales -11 46 £375 +15.38% 19
Essex +11 45 £400 -5.88% 4
Bristol -13 41 £438 +9.37% 16
Cheshire -4 39 £406 +18.61% 12
Hertfordshire +12 38 £488 +23.41% 4
South Wales -7 38 £375 +15.38% 18

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2692 (53.53%) Project Management
2 1582 (31.46%) Finance
3 1118 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1027 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
5 950 (18.89%) ITIL
6 881 (17.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 760 (15.11%) MS Project
8 701 (13.94%) PMI Certification
9 700 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 586 (11.65%) MS Excel
11 578 (11.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 533 (10.60%) Security Cleared
13 503 (10.00%) Change Management
14 500 (9.94%) PMP
15 456 (9.07%) Programme Management
16 445 (8.85%) MS Office
17 443 (8.81%) Degree
18 419 (8.33%) Migration
19 414 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
20 368 (7.32%) Banking
21 363 (7.22%) Risk Management
22 361 (7.18%) SC Cleared
23 336 (6.68%) Telecoms
24 335 (6.66%) Project Planning
25 327 (6.50%) Oracle
26 318 (6.32%) PRINCE
27 306 (6.08%) Business Analysis
28 298 (5.93%) Scrum
29 297 (5.91%) PMI
30 290 (5.77%) SharePoint

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 290 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 45 (0.89%) CMS
3 39 (0.78%) MS Project Server
4 31 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 27 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 26 (0.52%) Lync
7 25 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 22 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (0.36%) IIS
10 15 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.18%) Drupal
12 9 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.18%) Confluence
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.14%) Apache
14 7 (0.14%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 760 (15.11%) MS Project
2 586 (11.65%) MS Excel
3 445 (8.85%) MS Office
4 260 (5.17%) MS Visio
5 242 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.28%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.060%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.040%) Niku Workbench
9 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 46 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.76%) Agresso
3 27 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 18 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 18 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (0.32%) CA Clarity
8 16 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 14 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
9 14 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 14 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 12 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (0.20%) SAP SD
13 9 (0.18%) SAP CRM
14 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (0.62%) SaaS
2 26 (0.52%) Office 365
3 10 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.16%) IaaS
4 8 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.099%) PaaS
6 4 (0.080%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.020%) Taleo
8 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.020%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.020%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 107 (2.13%) WAN
2 104 (2.07%) Firewall
3 89 (1.77%) LAN
4 64 (1.27%) Internet
5 44 (0.87%) 3G
6 40 (0.80%) Intranet
6 40 (0.80%) MPLS
7 38 (0.76%) VoIP
8 37 (0.74%) SAN
9 34 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 34 (0.68%) 4G
10 27 (0.54%) VPN
11 24 (0.48%) Network Security
11 24 (0.48%) Wireless
12 22 (0.44%) BGP
13 21 (0.42%) TCP/IP
14 19 (0.38%) Unified Communications
15 18 (0.36%) LTE
16 16 (0.32%) DNS
17 15 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 92 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 32 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 27 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (0.42%) SAP BW
9 19 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (0.36%) Big Data
10 18 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.26%) QlikView
14 13 (0.26%) Relational Database
15 11 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.22%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (1.03%) JIRA
2 18 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (0.26%) Hudson
5 9 (0.18%) Rational Rose
6 8 (0.16%) Toad
7 7 (0.14%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 7 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.12%) Selenium
9 5 (0.099%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.080%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.080%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.060%) MSI
11 3 (0.060%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.060%) PVCS
11 3 (0.060%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.040%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.040%) Jenkins
General
1 1582 (31.46%) Finance
2 368 (7.32%) Banking
3 336 (6.68%) Telecoms
4 280 (5.57%) Retail
5 119 (2.37%) Legal
6 99 (1.97%) Marketing
7 74 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 71 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.33%) Local Government
10 64 (1.27%) Back Office
11 60 (1.19%) Law
12 58 (1.15%) Automotive
13 52 (1.03%) Publishing
14 50 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 49 (0.97%) Advertising
16 39 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 37 (0.74%) Billing
18 30 (0.60%) Games
19 26 (0.52%) Front Office
20 24 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2846 (56.59%) Project Manager
2 614 (12.21%) Analyst
3 359 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 269 (5.35%) Programme Manager
5 251 (4.99%) Senior Manager
6 231 (4.59%) Infrastructure Manager
7 229 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
8 224 (4.45%) Senior Project Manager
9 214 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 144 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 135 (2.68%) Technical Manager
12 111 (2.21%) Coordinator
13 105 (2.09%) Change Manager
13 105 (2.09%) Business Manager
14 102 (2.03%) Technical Project Manager
15 100 (1.99%) Consultant
16 97 (1.93%) PMO Analyst
17 93 (1.85%) Service Manager
18 90 (1.79%) Delivery Manager
19 89 (1.77%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (1.45%) .NET
2 47 (0.93%) Middleware
3 34 (0.68%) Web Services
4 30 (0.60%) HTML
5 26 (0.52%) XML
5 26 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 20 (0.40%) CSS
7 16 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
8 15 (0.30%) J2EE
9 14 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (0.28%) jQuery
10 8 (0.16%) WCF
11 7 (0.14%) Ajax
11 7 (0.14%) Lucene
12 6 (0.12%) XHTML
12 6 (0.12%) LAMP
12 6 (0.12%) JRules
13 5 (0.099%) Application Packaging
13 5 (0.099%) SAP Basis
13 5 (0.099%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 414 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 297 (5.91%) PMI
3 201 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 173 (3.44%) NHS
5 48 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
6 46 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 37 (0.74%) Economics
8 35 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 34 (0.68%) User Experience
10 28 (0.56%) FMCG
11 26 (0.52%) Mainframe
12 25 (0.50%) Statistics
13 24 (0.48%) EPoS
14 22 (0.44%) Mathematics
14 22 (0.44%) Data Integration
15 19 (0.38%) Derivative
15 19 (0.38%) Smart Meter
16 18 (0.36%) Open Source
17 16 (0.32%) Kindle
17 16 (0.32%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 286 (5.69%) Windows
2 77 (1.53%) Windows 7
3 63 (1.25%) UNIX
4 61 (1.21%) Linux
5 49 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.44%) Windows XP
9 18 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.36%) Solaris
10 17 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.26%) AIX
12 12 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.14%) Android
15 5 (0.099%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.080%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.080%) SUSE
17 2 (0.040%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.040%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2692 (53.53%) Project Management
2 1118 (22.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1027 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
4 950 (18.89%) ITIL
5 503 (10.00%) Change Management
6 456 (9.07%) Programme Management
7 419 (8.33%) Migration
8 363 (7.22%) Risk Management
9 335 (6.66%) Project Planning
10 318 (6.32%) PRINCE
11 306 (6.08%) Business Analysis
12 298 (5.93%) Scrum
13 274 (5.45%) Change Control
14 269 (5.35%) Waterfall
15 260 (5.17%) Service Management
16 244 (4.85%) Service Delivery
17 210 (4.18%) Supplier Management
18 181 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
19 175 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 159 (3.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 180 (3.58%) SQL
2 84 (1.67%) C
3 71 (1.41%) Java
4 38 (0.76%) PL/SQL
5 31 (0.62%) C#
6 22 (0.44%) JavaScript
7 17 (0.34%) T-SQL
8 12 (0.24%) VB
9 10 (0.20%) PHP
10 8 (0.16%) ABAP
10 8 (0.16%) VBA
11 4 (0.080%) VBScript
11 4 (0.080%) Ruby
12 3 (0.060%) VB6
13 2 (0.040%) Python
13 2 (0.040%) C++
13 2 (0.040%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.040%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.020%) SQR
14 1 (0.020%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 881 (17.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 701 (13.94%) PMI Certification
3 578 (11.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 533 (10.60%) Security Cleared
5 500 (9.94%) PMP
6 443 (8.81%) Degree
7 361 (7.18%) SC Cleared
8 178 (3.54%) ISEB
9 139 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
10 123 (2.45%) APMP
11 85 (1.69%) CISSP
12 56 (1.11%) CISM
13 54 (1.07%) DV Cleared
14 38 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (0.74%) CRISC
16 34 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
17 32 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 28 (0.56%) CISA
18 28 (0.56%) MCSE
19 27 (0.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (3.32%) QA
2 70 (1.39%) P3O
2 70 (1.39%) SLA
2 70 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 38 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.34%) COBIT
6 16 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.16%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.12%) FINREP
11 4 (0.080%) EMIR
12 3 (0.060%) HL7
12 3 (0.060%) BS15000
12 3 (0.060%) Basel II
12 3 (0.060%) GxP
12 3 (0.060%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.060%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 73 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 63 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.16%) XenApp
5 7 (0.14%) vSphere
6 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.099%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.080%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.060%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.060%) XenServer
10 2 (0.040%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.040%) UAG
10 2 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.020%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.020%) Squid
11 1 (0.020%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.020%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.020%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.42%) SCCM
3 10 (0.20%) FortiGate
4 9 (0.18%) OVSD
5 8 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
5 8 (0.16%) WMI
6 6 (0.12%) SCOM
7 5 (0.099%) Netcool
8 3 (0.060%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.040%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.040%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.040%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.040%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.040%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.040%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.040%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.040%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.040%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.040%) OPNET
Vendors
1 700 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 327 (6.50%) Oracle
3 283 (5.63%) SAP
4 132 (2.62%) Cisco
5 103 (2.05%) VMware
6 92 (1.83%) HP
7 67 (1.33%) Citrix
8 49 (0.97%) IBM
9 43 (0.86%) CheckPoint
10 33 (0.66%) Business Objects
11 31 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.52%) F5
13 21 (0.42%) Planview
14 20 (0.40%) Google
15 19 (0.38%) Remedy
15 19 (0.38%) Cognos
16 18 (0.36%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.32%) Juniper
18 15 (0.30%) Primavera
19 14 (0.28%) Progress
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