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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 34 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2531 2572 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.82% 5.12% 5.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 6.84% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1602 1499
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 £280 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 72
Average hourly rate £27.88 £35.00 £34.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.35% +0.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.40 £20.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £53.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-19.28% +4.47%

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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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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 -1 2304 £420 +1.75% 599
London -13 801 £450 +4.65% 204
South East -6 562 £400 - 111
North West +15 236 £400 +3.22% 68
South West +4 190 £450 +9.09% 48
City of London -19 176 £450 -5.26% 74
Yorkshire +8 175 £410 +5.80% 39
Berkshire 0 140 £385 -7.22% 20
Scotland -1 136 £366 +5.85% 17
West Yorkshire +1 135 £423 +5.55% 27
West Midlands -4 114 £400 +14.28% 56
East of England +1 113 £413 - 43
Manchester +15 110 £411 -4.63% 37
Buckinghamshire +11 98 £400 +6.66% 15
Hampshire -11 94 £375 -7.40% 26
Surrey -11 82 £398 -3.34% 19
Leeds +6 78 £425 +4.29% 18
East Midlands +1 75 £375 - 16
Edinburgh -4 68 £398 +9.04% 4
Milton Keynes +2 67 £400 +8.10% 10
Oxfordshire 0 67 £413 +6.45% 13
Cheshire +11 63 £400 +14.28% 9
Wales +3 55 £356 -2.53% 6
Reading +5 50 £420 +10.52% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 40 £419 +11.66% 17
Wiltshire +1 40 £439 +5.78% 9
Oxford +1 39 £413 +6.45% 4
Glasgow +23 38 £375 +22.95% 7
Somerset +7 36 £650 +62.50% 2
South Wales -1 36 £350 -6.66% 3

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2638 (53.27%) Project Management
2 1584 (31.99%) Finance
3 1163 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 1034 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
5 977 (19.73%) ITIL
6 879 (17.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 768 (15.51%) MS Project
8 724 (14.62%) PMI Certification
9 700 (14.14%) Microsoft
10 621 (12.54%) MS Excel
11 573 (11.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 547 (11.05%) PMP
13 501 (10.12%) Security Cleared
14 487 (9.83%) Programme Management
15 481 (9.71%) Change Management
16 436 (8.80%) Degree
17 431 (8.70%) MS Office
18 411 (8.30%) Risk Management
19 394 (7.96%) Migration
20 387 (7.82%) Banking
21 385 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
22 343 (6.93%) SC Cleared
23 336 (6.79%) PRINCE
24 329 (6.64%) Telecoms
25 321 (6.48%) Project Planning
26 301 (6.08%) Scrum
27 295 (5.96%) SAP
28 290 (5.86%) Change Control
29 286 (5.78%) Retail
30 284 (5.74%) SharePoint

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 284 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 45 (0.91%) CMS
3 44 (0.89%) MS Project Server
4 32 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 27 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 27 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (0.48%) Lync
7 21 (0.42%) SAS
8 20 (0.40%) IIS
8 20 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.18%) Confluence
12 8 (0.16%) Drupal
12 8 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.14%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.12%) Apache
14 6 (0.12%) WorkSite
Applications
1 768 (15.51%) MS Project
2 621 (12.54%) MS Excel
3 431 (8.70%) MS Office
4 253 (5.11%) MS Visio
5 236 (4.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.22%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.12%) Shockwave
9 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.061%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.040%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.040%) SPSS
11 1 (0.020%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 23 (0.46%) SAP ERP
4 21 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.40%) Agresso
6 17 (0.34%) SAP BPC
7 16 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 15 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (0.28%) SAP CRM
10 12 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.22%) CA PPM
11 11 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
12 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
13 8 (0.16%) SAP FI
13 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
13 8 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.16%) SAP HCM
14 6 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (0.83%) SaaS
2 15 (0.30%) Office 365
3 10 (0.20%) IaaS
4 8 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.12%) PaaS
5 6 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.081%) Trello
7 3 (0.061%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.040%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.040%) Yammer
9 1 (0.020%) Taleo
9 1 (0.020%) GitHub
9 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.020%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.020%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.42%) WAN
2 111 (2.24%) Firewall
3 104 (2.10%) LAN
4 56 (1.13%) SAN
5 44 (0.89%) 3G
6 43 (0.87%) VPN
7 41 (0.83%) MPLS
8 40 (0.81%) VoIP
9 39 (0.79%) Internet
10 34 (0.69%) Intranet
11 30 (0.61%) Network Security
11 30 (0.61%) 4G
12 25 (0.50%) DNS
13 24 (0.48%) TCP/IP
13 24 (0.48%) BGP
13 24 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (0.46%) Wireless
14 23 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
15 21 (0.42%) 2G
16 20 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 77 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (0.67%) Big Data
5 27 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 27 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 27 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 19 (0.38%) QlikView
10 17 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.32%) SAP BW
11 16 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
12 15 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (1.13%) JIRA
2 15 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (0.26%) Selenium
5 11 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.22%) Hudson
6 9 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.14%) Toad
7 7 (0.14%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 5 (0.10%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.061%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.061%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.061%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.061%) PVCS
11 2 (0.040%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.040%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.040%) Rational Functional Tester
12 1 (0.020%) Metasploit
General
1 1584 (31.99%) Finance
2 387 (7.82%) Banking
3 329 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 286 (5.78%) Retail
5 138 (2.79%) Legal
6 97 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 97 (1.96%) Marketing
7 85 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 79 (1.60%) Local Government
9 73 (1.47%) Law
10 56 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 52 (1.05%) Publishing
12 51 (1.03%) Back Office
13 49 (0.99%) Advertising
14 46 (0.93%) Billing
15 44 (0.89%) Automotive
16 39 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 33 (0.67%) Front Office
18 25 (0.50%) Games
19 21 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2754 (55.61%) Project Manager
2 604 (12.20%) Analyst
3 378 (7.63%) Business Analyst
4 267 (5.39%) Programme Manager
5 235 (4.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 227 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
7 214 (4.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 209 (4.22%) Senior Manager
9 187 (3.78%) Senior Project Manager
10 151 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 139 (2.81%) Coordinator
12 125 (2.52%) Technical Manager
13 113 (2.28%) Consultant
14 112 (2.26%) Service Manager
15 111 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
16 109 (2.20%) Business Manager
16 109 (2.20%) Project Coordinator
17 97 (1.96%) Change Manager
18 89 (1.80%) Technical Project Manager
19 87 (1.76%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (1.64%) .NET
2 50 (1.01%) Web Services
3 42 (0.85%) Middleware
4 39 (0.79%) XML
5 37 (0.75%) HTML
6 20 (0.40%) CSS
7 19 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.30%) jQuery
8 15 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (0.24%) J2EE
11 9 (0.18%) EDI
11 9 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.18%) HTML5
12 8 (0.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 8 (0.16%) Ajax
12 8 (0.16%) MSMQ
13 7 (0.14%) XHTML
13 7 (0.14%) SOAP
13 7 (0.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 385 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 252 (5.09%) PMI
3 202 (4.08%) NHS
4 193 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 43 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 39 (0.79%) User Experience
7 38 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 30 (0.61%) Economics
9 28 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (0.55%) Derivative
11 25 (0.50%) GIS
11 25 (0.50%) FMCG
12 21 (0.42%) Data Integration
13 19 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.34%) Smart Meter
14 17 (0.34%) Credit Risk
15 16 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
15 16 (0.32%) E-Learning
15 16 (0.32%) DTV
16 15 (0.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 256 (5.17%) Windows
2 68 (1.37%) UNIX
3 60 (1.21%) Linux
3 60 (1.21%) Windows 7
4 51 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 17 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.28%) Solaris
10 13 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (0.12%) AIX
11 6 (0.12%) Windows NT
11 6 (0.12%) Android
12 5 (0.10%) SUSE
12 5 (0.10%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.081%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.061%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.040%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2638 (53.27%) Project Management
2 1163 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 1034 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
4 977 (19.73%) ITIL
5 487 (9.83%) Programme Management
6 481 (9.71%) Change Management
7 411 (8.30%) Risk Management
8 394 (7.96%) Migration
9 336 (6.79%) PRINCE
10 321 (6.48%) Project Planning
11 301 (6.08%) Scrum
12 290 (5.86%) Change Control
13 281 (5.67%) Business Analysis
14 274 (5.53%) Waterfall
15 253 (5.11%) Service Delivery
16 242 (4.89%) Service Management
17 216 (4.36%) Supplier Management
18 187 (3.78%) CRM
19 182 (3.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 159 (3.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 218 (4.40%) SQL
2 87 (1.76%) C
3 74 (1.49%) Java
4 42 (0.85%) PL/SQL
5 33 (0.67%) C#
6 26 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 23 (0.46%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.44%) VB
9 12 (0.24%) ABAP
10 10 (0.20%) PHP
11 9 (0.18%) Ruby
12 6 (0.12%) VBA
12 6 (0.12%) Python
13 3 (0.061%) VBScript
13 3 (0.061%) C++
13 3 (0.061%) R
14 2 (0.040%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.040%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.020%) VB6
15 1 (0.020%) Scala
Qualifications
1 879 (17.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 724 (14.62%) PMI Certification
3 573 (11.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 547 (11.05%) PMP
5 501 (10.12%) Security Cleared
6 436 (8.80%) Degree
7 343 (6.93%) SC Cleared
8 201 (4.06%) ISEB
9 148 (2.99%) APMP
10 112 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
11 81 (1.64%) DV Cleared
12 77 (1.55%) CISSP
13 59 (1.19%) CISM
14 54 (1.09%) VCP4
15 51 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (0.85%) CRISC
17 39 (0.79%) ISTQB
18 38 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
19 35 (0.71%) MCSE
20 30 (0.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (3.49%) QA
2 84 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (1.70%) SLA
3 77 (1.55%) P3O
4 47 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 19 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.36%) COBIT
8 17 (0.34%) PMBOK
9 13 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.14%) FINREP
12 5 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
12 5 (0.10%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.10%) GAMP
13 4 (0.081%) GxP
13 4 (0.081%) Basel II
13 4 (0.081%) EMIR
13 4 (0.081%) FATCA
System Software
1 82 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 74 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.16%) XenApp
4 8 (0.16%) vSphere
5 7 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.12%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.081%) XenServer
9 3 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.061%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.040%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.040%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.040%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.040%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.020%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 29 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.46%) SCCM
3 10 (0.20%) OVSD
3 10 (0.20%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.14%) SCOM
5 6 (0.12%) WMI
5 6 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.081%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.081%) Netcool
7 3 (0.061%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.061%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (0.061%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.061%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.040%) MOM
8 2 (0.040%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.020%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.020%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.020%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.020%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.020%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 700 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 295 (5.96%) SAP
3 254 (5.13%) Oracle
4 155 (3.13%) Cisco
5 134 (2.71%) VMware
6 94 (1.90%) HP
6 94 (1.90%) Citrix
7 49 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 41 (0.83%) Business Objects
9 35 (0.71%) IBM
10 29 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (0.59%) F5
11 23 (0.46%) Juniper
12 18 (0.36%) Remedy
12 18 (0.36%) JD Edwards
13 15 (0.30%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.30%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.28%) Adobe
14 14 (0.28%) Cognos
14 14 (0.28%) Planview
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Markets Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £430 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago