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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 35 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2793 2696 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.89% 4.93% 4.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 6.47% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1779 1574
Average daily rate
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£400 £417 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% +4.18%
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 22 28 41
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.91 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £13.58 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £39.93 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.35%

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
44378 41654 38176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.75% 76.18% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28795 25786 23134
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1172 1177 1108
Average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 2551 £410 -3.24% 588
London 0 1020 £425 - 219
South East -5 510 £420 +5.00% 96
City of London +6 246 £425 -5.55% 66
South West -9 207 £400 -4.53% 46
North West +1 206 £400 +6.66% 69
Yorkshire +23 186 £400 +6.66% 40
West Midlands +12 167 £400 +6.66% 30
West Yorkshire +23 140 £400 +5.96% 28
Scotland +7 138 £340 -2.85% 14
East of England -14 127 £415 -2.35% 49
Berkshire -14 123 £425 +6.25% 30
Hampshire +15 121 £400 -8.57% 18
Manchester +9 105 £340 -2.85% 41
Leeds +20 100 £400 +3.22% 20
Buckinghamshire -5 85 £418 +4.37% 10
Surrey -6 80 £428 +0.58% 10
Milton Keynes -3 71 £407 +16.14% 7
East Midlands 0 68 £338 -10.00% 21
Wiltshire +12 65 £384 -6.96% 12
Edinburgh +9 65 £363 -3.33% 5
Wales -3 53 £388 -3.12% 8
North East +5 50 £440 -5.52% 8
Birmingham +11 49 £400 +21.21% 11
Bristol -11 48 £398 -5.13% 7
Swindon +6 41 £400 -5.88% 7
Warwickshire +19 40 £350 -17.64% 5
Devon -5 39 £344 -14.06% 6
Cheshire +3 38 £425 -7.60% 8
Hertfordshire -2 38 £450 +12.50% 18

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 3018 (55.44%) Project Management
2 1723 (31.65%) Finance
3 1201 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
4 1177 (21.62%) ITIL
5 1140 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 902 (16.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 820 (15.06%) PMI Certification
8 806 (14.81%) MS Project
9 769 (14.13%) Microsoft
10 671 (12.33%) MS Excel
11 606 (11.13%) PMP
12 560 (10.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 536 (9.85%) Security Cleared
14 534 (9.81%) MS Office
15 513 (9.42%) Degree
16 504 (9.26%) Change Management
17 497 (9.13%) Programme Management
18 489 (8.98%) Migration
19 411 (7.55%) Risk Management
20 408 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
21 385 (7.07%) Banking
22 369 (6.78%) Scrum
23 363 (6.67%) Project Planning
23 363 (6.67%) SC Cleared
24 353 (6.48%) Windows
25 348 (6.39%) Waterfall
26 347 (6.37%) Business Analysis
27 343 (6.30%) Service Management
28 341 (6.26%) PMI
29 337 (6.19%) Data Centre

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 314 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 77 (1.41%) CMS
3 45 (0.83%) Lync
4 39 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 34 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 27 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 26 (0.48%) MS Project Server
8 21 (0.39%) IIS
8 21 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 17 (0.31%) SAS
10 12 (0.22%) Confluence
11 10 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.18%) Apache
12 9 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.15%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 806 (14.81%) MS Project
2 671 (12.33%) MS Excel
3 534 (9.81%) MS Office
4 276 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 235 (4.32%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.055%) Maya
9 2 (0.037%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.037%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.018%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 48 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.46%) Primavera
5 22 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 20 (0.37%) Agresso
8 19 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 16 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.26%) SAP CRM
11 14 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 14 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
12 12 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 12 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.22%) SAP FI
13 8 (0.15%) SAP MM
14 7 (0.13%) SAP HR
14 7 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.36%) Office 365
2 57 (1.05%) SaaS
3 19 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.29%) PaaS
5 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.15%) IaaS
7 5 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.073%) Trello
9 2 (0.037%) Yammer
9 2 (0.037%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.018%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.018%) SmartFocus
10 1 (0.018%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.018%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.018%) GitHub
10 1 (0.018%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.018%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 180 (3.31%) WAN
2 136 (2.50%) LAN
3 116 (2.13%) Firewall
4 82 (1.51%) SAN
5 63 (1.16%) Internet
6 60 (1.10%) Intranet
7 54 (0.99%) VPN
8 53 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 48 (0.88%) VoIP
10 40 (0.73%) DNS
11 31 (0.57%) DHCP
11 31 (0.57%) NAS
12 28 (0.51%) Unified Communications
12 28 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (0.51%) Wireless
13 25 (0.46%) Network Security
13 25 (0.46%) Extranet
14 23 (0.42%) MPLS
15 18 (0.33%) BGP
15 18 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 71 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (0.72%) Big Data
4 34 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 29 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 29 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 26 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 17 (0.31%) QlikView
10 17 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
11 16 (0.29%) SAP BW
12 15 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.24%) DTS
15 12 (0.22%) EDRMS
16 9 (0.17%) SAP HANA
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 55 (1.01%) JIRA
2 30 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.29%) Selenium
4 13 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 10 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.15%) Rational Rose
8 6 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.11%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.092%) JUnit
9 5 (0.092%) Subversion
10 4 (0.073%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.055%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.055%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.055%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.055%) ClearCase
General
1 1723 (31.65%) Finance
2 385 (7.07%) Banking
3 310 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 294 (5.40%) Retail
5 151 (2.77%) Legal
6 141 (2.59%) Marketing
7 136 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 105 (1.93%) Law
9 91 (1.67%) Local Government
10 81 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 54 (0.99%) Billing
12 47 (0.86%) Back Office
13 44 (0.81%) Publishing
14 38 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 33 (0.61%) Advertising
15 33 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 30 (0.55%) Electronics
17 24 (0.44%) Automotive
18 23 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2981 (54.76%) Project Manager
2 625 (11.48%) Analyst
3 370 (6.80%) Business Analyst
4 316 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
5 294 (5.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 278 (5.11%) IT Project Manager
7 251 (4.61%) Programme Manager
8 210 (3.86%) Senior Manager
9 187 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 185 (3.40%) Senior Project Manager
11 164 (3.01%) Coordinator
12 145 (2.66%) Architect
13 143 (2.63%) Technical Manager
14 132 (2.42%) Technical Project Manager
15 131 (2.41%) Project Coordinator
16 123 (2.26%) Business Manager
17 117 (2.15%) Service Manager
18 114 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
18 114 (2.09%) Agile Project Manager
19 110 (2.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (2.20%) .NET
2 63 (1.16%) XML
3 59 (1.08%) HTML
4 56 (1.03%) Web Services
5 34 (0.62%) Middleware
6 32 (0.59%) CSS
7 18 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 16 (0.29%) J2EE
10 14 (0.26%) SOAP
11 12 (0.22%) JSP
11 12 (0.22%) HTML5
12 10 (0.18%) EDI
13 9 (0.17%) Hibernate
13 9 (0.17%) MSMQ
14 8 (0.15%) LAMP
14 8 (0.15%) Spring
14 8 (0.15%) Application Packaging
15 7 (0.13%) JRules
16 6 (0.11%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 408 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 341 (6.26%) PMI
3 337 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 235 (4.32%) NHS
5 218 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 48 (0.88%) User Experience
7 41 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 32 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 32 (0.59%) GIS
8 32 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 29 (0.53%) Social Media
11 27 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 27 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 27 (0.50%) Data Integration
12 24 (0.44%) Life Science
13 23 (0.42%) Derivative
14 22 (0.40%) DTV
15 20 (0.37%) Equities
15 20 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 353 (6.48%) Windows
2 114 (2.09%) Linux
3 76 (1.40%) Windows 7
4 75 (1.38%) UNIX
5 48 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (0.51%) Solaris
9 20 (0.37%) AIX
10 18 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.28%) Android
12 13 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.092%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.073%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.055%) Mac OS
20 2 (0.037%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3018 (55.44%) Project Management
2 1201 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1177 (21.62%) ITIL
4 1140 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 504 (9.26%) Change Management
6 497 (9.13%) Programme Management
7 489 (8.98%) Migration
8 411 (7.55%) Risk Management
9 369 (6.78%) Scrum
10 363 (6.67%) Project Planning
11 348 (6.39%) Waterfall
12 347 (6.37%) Business Analysis
13 343 (6.30%) Service Management
14 331 (6.08%) Change Control
15 321 (5.90%) PRINCE
16 250 (4.59%) Service Delivery
17 224 (4.11%) Supplier Management
17 224 (4.11%) SDLC
18 223 (4.10%) CRM
19 208 (3.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 261 (4.79%) SQL
2 93 (1.71%) C
3 89 (1.63%) Java
4 47 (0.86%) JavaScript
5 40 (0.73%) C#
6 32 (0.59%) PHP
7 27 (0.50%) VB
8 26 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.26%) Python
11 12 (0.22%) VBA
11 12 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.18%) Perl
14 9 (0.17%) COBOL
14 9 (0.17%) Ruby
15 5 (0.092%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.092%) R
15 5 (0.092%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.073%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 902 (16.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 820 (15.06%) PMI Certification
3 606 (11.13%) PMP
4 560 (10.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 536 (9.85%) Security Cleared
6 513 (9.42%) Degree
7 363 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 205 (3.77%) ISEB
9 165 (3.03%) APMP
10 156 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
11 117 (2.15%) DV Cleared
12 61 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
13 55 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
14 49 (0.90%) CCNA
14 49 (0.90%) CISSP
15 35 (0.64%) CISM
15 35 (0.64%) MCSE
16 34 (0.62%) ISTQB
17 29 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (4.28%) QA
2 86 (1.58%) SLA
3 74 (1.36%) P3O
4 71 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.59%) ISO 9000
7 28 (0.51%) COBIT
7 28 (0.51%) PMBOK
8 26 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.29%) ISO 14001
11 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.15%) Basel III
14 5 (0.092%) EMIR
14 5 (0.092%) Basel II
15 4 (0.073%) GAMP
15 4 (0.073%) GMP
15 4 (0.073%) BS7799
16 3 (0.055%) GxP
System Software
1 151 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 78 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.17%) XenApp
6 8 (0.15%) vSphere
6 8 (0.15%) VMware Server
7 6 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.11%) Snort
7 6 (0.11%) Squid
8 5 (0.092%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.092%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.073%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.073%) Varnish
9 4 (0.073%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.073%) XenServer
9 4 (0.073%) RACF
10 3 (0.055%) vCloud
10 3 (0.055%) KVM
10 3 (0.055%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 34 (0.62%) SCCM
2 13 (0.24%) Puppet
2 13 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.13%) SCOM
5 5 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.073%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.073%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.055%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.055%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.055%) OVSD
7 3 (0.055%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.037%) Nessus
8 2 (0.037%) WMI
8 2 (0.037%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.037%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.037%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.037%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.037%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 769 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 286 (5.25%) Oracle
3 279 (5.12%) SAP
4 174 (3.20%) Cisco
5 145 (2.66%) VMware
6 112 (2.06%) Citrix
7 85 (1.56%) HP
8 81 (1.49%) IBM
9 63 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 30 (0.55%) NetApp
11 29 (0.53%) Remedy
12 25 (0.46%) Cognos
13 24 (0.44%) Juniper
14 22 (0.40%) ServiceNow
15 21 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
15 21 (0.39%) Lotus
16 19 (0.35%) EMC
17 18 (0.33%) Google
18 16 (0.29%) Informatica
19 15 (0.28%) Nokia
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
The Curve Group
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
PMC retail
Rate: Excellent Day Rate on Offer - 6-18 Month Retail Project Manager
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday