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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 37 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2566 2705 2473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.74% 5.14% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 6.87% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1746 1795 1468
Average daily rate
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£403 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 54
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -17.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.00 £45.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £36.11
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -18.30%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 2362 £413 -0.60% 604
London -4 918 £438 -0.56% 206
South East -6 472 £405 +3.18% 120
City of London -10 227 £475 +5.55% 68
North West -2 202 £378 -20.52% 61
West Midlands +13 183 £368 - 35
South West -9 176 £390 -1.88% 42
East of England +5 148 £430 +1.17% 51
Yorkshire -4 125 £400 +3.22% 53
Scotland -6 118 £350 -8.79% 15
Hampshire +7 111 £400 +9.58% 14
Berkshire -17 101 £400 -5.88% 20
Manchester +7 96 £325 -22.61% 31
West Yorkshire +2 96 £385 -4.04% 40
East Midlands 0 92 £390 +11.42% 25
Buckinghamshire -16 66 £400 +8.10% 10
Birmingham +14 64 £400 +14.28% 17
Surrey -10 62 £440 +4.01% 25
Leeds -5 60 £375 -7.69% 27
Oxfordshire +2 59 £450 +28.57% 11
Milton Keynes -8 59 £400 +14.28% 6
Bristol -2 58 £398 -0.62% 7
Edinburgh +5 57 £350 -12.50% 7
Cambridgeshire +18 49 £394 -7.35% 12
Nottinghamshire +2 46 £383 +2.68% 10
Nottingham +5 45 £390 +4.69% 8
Hertfordshire +8 44 £494 +16.17% 18
Wiltshire -3 39 £345 -17.61% 10
West Sussex -8 38 £405 +22.72% 13
Cambridge +17 36 £400 -5.88% 8

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2794 (54.89%) Project Management
2 1633 (32.08%) Finance
3 1138 (22.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 1105 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
5 1044 (20.51%) ITIL
6 850 (16.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 803 (15.78%) MS Project
8 753 (14.79%) PMI Certification
9 696 (13.67%) Microsoft
10 646 (12.69%) MS Excel
11 569 (11.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 553 (10.86%) PMP
13 477 (9.37%) Security Cleared
14 475 (9.33%) Programme Management
15 471 (9.25%) Change Management
16 469 (9.21%) Degree
17 467 (9.17%) MS Office
18 418 (8.21%) Migration
19 390 (7.66%) Risk Management
20 373 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
21 368 (7.23%) Banking
22 358 (7.03%) PRINCE
23 353 (6.94%) Scrum
24 330 (6.48%) SC Cleared
24 330 (6.48%) Change Control
25 329 (6.46%) Project Planning
26 320 (6.29%) Telecoms
27 317 (6.23%) Waterfall
28 306 (6.01%) Business Analysis
29 303 (5.95%) Retail

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 279 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.14%) CMS
3 42 (0.83%) Lync
4 38 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 30 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 24 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (0.39%) SAS
8 18 (0.35%) MS Project Server
9 17 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (0.29%) IIS
11 14 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 12 (0.24%) Confluence
13 10 (0.20%) Drupal
13 10 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.18%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.16%) Apache
15 8 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.12%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 803 (15.78%) MS Project
2 646 (12.69%) MS Excel
3 467 (9.17%) MS Office
4 244 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 227 (4.46%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 6 (0.12%) Shockwave
9 3 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.039%) SPSS
10 2 (0.039%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.039%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 53 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.37%) Primavera
6 19 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.37%) Agresso
7 18 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 15 (0.29%) SAP CRM
9 13 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 12 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
13 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.18%) SAP FI
14 8 (0.16%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
14 8 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
15 7 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 49 (0.96%) SaaS
2 43 (0.84%) Office 365
3 17 (0.33%) PaaS
4 13 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.24%) IaaS
6 11 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.098%) Trello
10 3 (0.059%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.020%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.020%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.020%) GitHub
11 1 (0.020%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.020%) Yammer
11 1 (0.020%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.020%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 150 (2.95%) WAN
2 124 (2.44%) LAN
3 110 (2.16%) Firewall
4 69 (1.36%) SAN
5 42 (0.83%) VoIP
6 40 (0.79%) Intranet
7 39 (0.77%) VPN
8 38 (0.75%) Internet
9 31 (0.61%) Wireless
9 31 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 29 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 27 (0.53%) DNS
12 26 (0.51%) MPLS
13 24 (0.47%) Ethernet
13 24 (0.47%) Network Security
14 21 (0.41%) NAS
14 21 (0.41%) 4G
14 21 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (0.41%) 3G
15 20 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (0.84%) Big Data
4 30 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 24 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
6 21 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.33%) QlikView
9 16 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
10 15 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
10 15 (0.29%) SAP BW
11 13 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.22%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.18%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 59 (1.16%) JIRA
2 22 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.33%) Selenium
4 12 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.12%) StarTeam
8 6 (0.12%) Hudson
9 5 (0.098%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.098%) Rational Rose
10 4 (0.079%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.079%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.059%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.059%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.059%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.059%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.059%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.059%) Subversion
General
1 1633 (32.08%) Finance
2 368 (7.23%) Banking
3 320 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 303 (5.95%) Retail
5 146 (2.87%) Legal
6 121 (2.38%) Marketing
7 120 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 91 (1.79%) Law
9 84 (1.65%) Local Government
10 74 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 49 (0.96%) Billing
12 46 (0.90%) Back Office
13 41 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 40 (0.79%) Publishing
15 37 (0.73%) Advertising
16 32 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.53%) Electronics
18 23 (0.45%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.41%) Front Office
19 21 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2856 (56.11%) Project Manager
2 549 (10.79%) Analyst
3 348 (6.84%) Business Analyst
4 284 (5.58%) Infrastructure Manager
5 267 (5.25%) Programme Manager
6 260 (5.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 231 (4.54%) IT Project Manager
8 207 (4.07%) Senior Manager
9 182 (3.58%) Senior Project Manager
10 168 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
11 150 (2.95%) Coordinator
12 139 (2.73%) Technical Manager
13 121 (2.38%) Architect
14 120 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
15 119 (2.34%) Technical Project Manager
16 116 (2.28%) Consultant
17 109 (2.14%) Service Manager
18 106 (2.08%) SAP Manager
19 104 (2.04%) Business Manager
20 103 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (1.87%) .NET
2 61 (1.20%) Web Services
3 48 (0.94%) XML
4 47 (0.92%) HTML
5 41 (0.81%) Middleware
6 22 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 21 (0.41%) CSS
8 17 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.33%) J2EE
9 13 (0.26%) HTML5
10 10 (0.20%) jQuery
10 10 (0.20%) JSP
10 10 (0.20%) SOAP
10 10 (0.20%) MSMQ
10 10 (0.20%) EDI
10 10 (0.20%) LAMP
11 7 (0.14%) Regular Expression
11 7 (0.14%) Flash
11 7 (0.14%) Application Packaging
12 6 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 373 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 285 (5.60%) PMI
3 234 (4.60%) NHS
4 190 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 40 (0.79%) User Experience
5 40 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 38 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 34 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (0.57%) Data Integration
9 28 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 25 (0.49%) GIS
11 24 (0.47%) Derivative
12 23 (0.45%) FMCG
13 20 (0.39%) Life Science
13 20 (0.39%) Economics
14 19 (0.37%) Equities
15 18 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
15 18 (0.35%) E-Learning
15 18 (0.35%) DTV
16 17 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 272 (5.34%) Windows
2 85 (1.67%) Linux
3 70 (1.38%) UNIX
4 58 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 40 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 14 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.24%) Solaris
9 12 (0.24%) Android
10 11 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.22%) AIX
11 10 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.098%) SUSE
13 5 (0.098%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.079%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.079%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.079%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2794 (54.89%) Project Management
2 1138 (22.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 1105 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
4 1044 (20.51%) ITIL
5 475 (9.33%) Programme Management
6 471 (9.25%) Change Management
7 418 (8.21%) Migration
8 390 (7.66%) Risk Management
9 358 (7.03%) PRINCE
10 353 (6.94%) Scrum
11 330 (6.48%) Change Control
12 329 (6.46%) Project Planning
13 317 (6.23%) Waterfall
14 306 (6.01%) Business Analysis
15 272 (5.34%) Service Management
16 247 (4.85%) Service Delivery
17 240 (4.72%) CRM
18 237 (4.66%) Supplier Management
19 190 (3.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 162 (3.18%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 238 (4.68%) SQL
2 103 (2.02%) Java
3 91 (1.79%) C
4 41 (0.81%) C#
5 36 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 28 (0.55%) T-SQL
7 27 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 25 (0.49%) VB
9 21 (0.41%) PHP
10 12 (0.24%) Python
11 11 (0.22%) Ruby
12 10 (0.20%) ABAP
13 9 (0.18%) VBA
14 6 (0.12%) Perl
15 5 (0.098%) R
16 4 (0.079%) COBOL
16 4 (0.079%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.079%) Scala
17 3 (0.059%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.039%) C++
Qualifications
1 850 (16.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 753 (14.79%) PMI Certification
3 569 (11.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 553 (10.86%) PMP
5 477 (9.37%) Security Cleared
6 469 (9.21%) Degree
7 330 (6.48%) SC Cleared
8 194 (3.81%) ISEB
9 155 (3.05%) APMP
10 134 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
11 110 (2.16%) DV Cleared
12 51 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
13 46 (0.90%) CISSP
14 44 (0.86%) CCNA
15 43 (0.84%) ISTQB
16 39 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 32 (0.63%) CISM
18 26 (0.51%) MCSE
19 20 (0.39%) HND
20 19 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (4.13%) QA
2 82 (1.61%) SLA
3 74 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 65 (1.28%) P3O
5 36 (0.71%) ISO 9000
6 35 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 23 (0.45%) PMBOK
8 21 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.41%) COBIT
9 13 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.22%) ISO 14001
12 7 (0.14%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.12%) HL7
14 5 (0.098%) Basel III
14 5 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.079%) Basel II
16 3 (0.059%) EMIR
16 3 (0.059%) GxP
16 3 (0.059%) GAMP
System Software
1 116 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.12%) vSphere
5 6 (0.12%) XenApp
6 5 (0.098%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.098%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.079%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.079%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.079%) Shibboleth
7 4 (0.079%) XenServer
7 4 (0.079%) Varnish
8 3 (0.059%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.059%) UAG
8 3 (0.059%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.039%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (0.45%) SCCM
2 11 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.20%) Puppet
4 6 (0.12%) WMI
4 6 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (0.098%) SCOM
5 5 (0.098%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.098%) OVSD
6 4 (0.079%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.079%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.059%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.059%) NSN NetAct
7 3 (0.059%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.059%) Netcool
7 3 (0.059%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.039%) MOM
8 2 (0.039%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.020%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 696 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 287 (5.64%) SAP
3 243 (4.77%) Oracle
4 164 (3.22%) Cisco
5 140 (2.75%) VMware
6 100 (1.96%) Citrix
7 87 (1.71%) HP
8 57 (1.12%) IBM
9 54 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 30 (0.59%) Business Objects
11 28 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (0.49%) Juniper
13 24 (0.47%) F5
14 20 (0.39%) Informatica
14 20 (0.39%) Remedy
15 18 (0.35%) JD Edwards
16 16 (0.31%) NetApp
17 15 (0.29%) Adobe
18 14 (0.28%) Lotus
18 14 (0.28%) BT
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