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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 35 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2661 2514 2745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.87% 4.92% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 6.74% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1554 1630
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 62
Average hourly rate £20.91 £27.97 £32.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% -14.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £15.58 £19.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.93 £45.00 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.63 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-12.66% -10.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 0 2420 £423 +5.62% 535
London +5 1007 £434 +2.05% 184
South East +3 587 £400 +6.66% 120
South West +4 212 £420 +12.00% 49
City of London -7 200 £434 -0.71% 67
Berkshire +15 180 £416 +11.00% 30
East of England -2 172 £425 +21.42% 32
West Midlands +3 144 £375 +7.14% 38
Scotland -8 124 £350 -6.16% 22
North West -13 124 £341 -3.87% 41
Buckinghamshire +18 112 £400 +9.58% 18
Milton Keynes +19 94 £375 +2.73% 10
Hampshire -14 88 £438 +2.94% 22
Surrey -1 81 £425 +7.93% 24
Yorkshire -14 79 £375 - 42
Bedfordshire +13 74 £450 +24.13% 6
Bristol -7 55 £419 +15.90% 17
Manchester -19 54 £311 -19.67% 23
Wales -8 53 £400 +26.98% 7
East Midlands -13 53 £380 -6.46% 15
West Yorkshire -16 53 £375 -5.30% 27
Edinburgh -16 51 £368 -8.12% 7
Devon +10 44 £400 +6.66% 6
Birmingham +13 42 £330 -5.03% 11
Glasgow -1 41 £325 -1.51% 8
South Wales -7 39 £400 +25.39% 6
Luton +5 36 £475 +46.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 36 £419 +15.51% 7
Reading -7 36 £425 +13.33% 9
Leeds -22 32 £388 -3.12% 17

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2866 (52.68%) Project Management
2 1726 (31.73%) Finance
3 1193 (21.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 1026 (18.86%) ITIL
5 996 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 865 (15.90%) MS Project
7 841 (15.46%) PMI Certification
8 772 (14.19%) Microsoft
9 638 (11.73%) MS Excel
10 591 (10.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 548 (10.07%) Security Cleared
12 540 (9.93%) PMP
13 518 (9.52%) Change Management
14 477 (8.77%) Degree
15 463 (8.51%) Programme Management
16 434 (7.98%) Banking
16 434 (7.98%) MS Office
17 433 (7.96%) PMI
18 430 (7.90%) Migration
19 409 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
20 396 (7.28%) Risk Management
20 396 (7.28%) SC Cleared
21 393 (7.22%) PRINCE
22 389 (7.15%) Scrum
23 382 (7.02%) Oracle
24 378 (6.95%) SharePoint
25 372 (6.84%) Project Planning
26 346 (6.36%) Windows
27 342 (6.29%) Business Analysis
28 339 (6.23%) SAP

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 378 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 48 (0.88%) MS Project Server
4 45 (0.83%) CMS
5 41 (0.75%) Lync
6 32 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 21 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (0.33%) SAS
11 16 (0.29%) Drupal
12 15 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.26%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.22%) Confluence
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (0.18%) IIS
16 10 (0.18%) Apache
17 9 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 865 (15.90%) MS Project
2 638 (11.73%) MS Excel
3 434 (7.98%) MS Office
4 270 (4.96%) MS Visio
5 254 (4.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 40 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.18%) Casewise Modeler
8 8 (0.15%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.055%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.037%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.037%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.037%) CorelDRAW
10 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.018%) FastStats
11 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.018%) Windchill
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 65 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.79%) Agresso
3 36 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 26 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 22 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 19 (0.35%) CA Clarity
7 19 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 17 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
9 17 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
10 15 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 13 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
12 12 (0.22%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.18%) Summit
14 9 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
14 9 (0.17%) Maximo
14 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
15 8 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 43 (0.79%) SaaS
2 25 (0.46%) Office 365
3 13 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.17%) IaaS
6 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.074%) PaaS
8 3 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.037%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.018%) Responsys
10 1 (0.018%) Force.com
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.018%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.61%) WAN
2 126 (2.32%) LAN
3 96 (1.76%) Firewall
4 89 (1.64%) Internet
4 89 (1.64%) SAN
5 60 (1.10%) Intranet
6 39 (0.72%) MPLS
6 39 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (0.70%) VoIP
8 33 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 30 (0.55%) VPN
10 28 (0.51%) Wireless
10 28 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 24 (0.44%) IP Telephony
12 21 (0.39%) Network Security
13 20 (0.37%) 4G
14 18 (0.33%) DNS
15 17 (0.31%) 3G
15 17 (0.31%) Extranet
16 16 (0.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 100 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 37 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 29 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.40%) MS Access
8 22 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (0.35%) SAP BW
11 18 (0.33%) QlikView
12 17 (0.31%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.29%) Data Mining
14 15 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
14 15 (0.28%) EDRMS
15 12 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
15 12 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (0.66%) JIRA
2 15 (0.28%) Rational Rose
3 12 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.15%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.13%) MSI
6 5 (0.092%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.092%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (0.074%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.074%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.074%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.055%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.055%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.055%) JDeveloper
8 3 (0.055%) Toad
9 2 (0.037%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.037%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.037%) Ant
9 2 (0.037%) Introscope
9 2 (0.037%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.037%) Subversion
General
1 1726 (31.73%) Finance
2 434 (7.98%) Banking
3 325 (5.97%) Retail
4 318 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 128 (2.35%) Marketing
6 127 (2.33%) Legal
7 96 (1.76%) Back Office
8 88 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 74 (1.36%) Local Government
11 66 (1.21%) Publishing
12 58 (1.07%) Front Office
13 55 (1.01%) Law
14 53 (0.97%) Advertising
15 50 (0.92%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.86%) Retail Banking
17 43 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.70%) Billing
19 34 (0.63%) Automotive
20 28 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3094 (56.88%) Project Manager
2 638 (11.73%) Analyst
3 326 (5.99%) Business Analyst
4 297 (5.46%) Programme Manager
5 288 (5.29%) Senior Manager
6 262 (4.82%) Senior Project Manager
7 252 (4.63%) IT Project Manager
8 251 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 234 (4.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 171 (3.14%) Technical Manager
11 158 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 137 (2.52%) Technical Project Manager
13 113 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
13 113 (2.08%) Business Manager
14 110 (2.02%) Coordinator
15 109 (2.00%) PMO Analyst
16 100 (1.84%) Architect
17 95 (1.75%) Service Manager
18 93 (1.71%) Change Manager
19 87 (1.60%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (2.85%) .NET
2 54 (0.99%) Web Services
3 50 (0.92%) XML
3 50 (0.92%) Middleware
4 38 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 35 (0.64%) HTML
6 34 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 27 (0.50%) JSP
8 21 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (0.33%) J2EE
10 16 (0.29%) CSS
11 13 (0.24%) EJB
12 12 (0.22%) Application Packaging
13 11 (0.20%) REST
13 11 (0.20%) SOAP
14 9 (0.17%) JRules
15 8 (0.15%) JMS
15 8 (0.15%) XSLT
15 8 (0.15%) WCF
16 7 (0.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 433 (7.96%) PMI
2 212 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 173 (3.18%) NHS
4 51 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 46 (0.85%) FMCG
6 42 (0.77%) GIS
7 41 (0.75%) Thin Client
7 41 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 37 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 35 (0.64%) Mainframe
10 33 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
11 32 (0.59%) CMDB
11 32 (0.59%) Derivative
12 31 (0.57%) Economics
12 31 (0.57%) EPoS
12 31 (0.57%) Replication
13 26 (0.48%) N-Tier
14 25 (0.46%) Social Media
15 23 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (0.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 346 (6.36%) Windows
2 109 (2.00%) UNIX
3 105 (1.93%) Linux
4 95 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 67 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (0.74%) Solaris
8 30 (0.55%) Windows XP
8 30 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.33%) AIX
10 11 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.15%) Android
12 7 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.055%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.055%) pSOS
14 3 (0.055%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.037%) VMS
16 1 (0.018%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2866 (52.68%) Project Management
2 1193 (21.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 1026 (18.86%) ITIL
4 518 (9.52%) Change Management
5 463 (8.51%) Programme Management
6 430 (7.90%) Migration
7 409 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
8 396 (7.28%) Risk Management
9 393 (7.22%) PRINCE
10 389 (7.15%) Scrum
11 372 (6.84%) Project Planning
12 342 (6.29%) Business Analysis
13 303 (5.57%) Service Management
14 287 (5.28%) Change Control
15 260 (4.78%) Service Delivery
16 249 (4.58%) Waterfall
17 241 (4.43%) Supplier Management
18 224 (4.12%) CRM
19 180 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
20 176 (3.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 217 (3.99%) SQL
2 146 (2.68%) Java
3 115 (2.11%) C
4 64 (1.18%) C#
5 33 (0.61%) PL/SQL
6 28 (0.51%) VBA
7 26 (0.48%) PHP
8 23 (0.42%) VB
9 20 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.15%) Perl
12 7 (0.13%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.092%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.092%) Python
14 4 (0.074%) XQuery
15 3 (0.055%) Ruby
15 3 (0.055%) ABAP
16 2 (0.037%) REXX
16 2 (0.037%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.037%) C++
Qualifications
1 996 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 841 (15.46%) PMI Certification
3 591 (10.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 548 (10.07%) Security Cleared
5 540 (9.93%) PMP
6 477 (8.77%) Degree
7 396 (7.28%) SC Cleared
8 204 (3.75%) ISEB
9 149 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
10 125 (2.30%) APMP
11 70 (1.29%) DV Cleared
12 45 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
13 38 (0.70%) CISSP
14 37 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 35 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
16 34 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 26 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 25 (0.46%) MCSE
19 24 (0.44%) MAPM
20 21 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (3.22%) QA
2 82 (1.51%) SLA
3 68 (1.25%) P3O
4 57 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 42 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.61%) COBIT
7 23 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.35%) EMIR
9 15 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.22%) ISO 14001
11 11 (0.20%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.18%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.13%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.11%) MiFID
15 5 (0.092%) WCAG
15 5 (0.092%) WAI
16 4 (0.074%) JSP 440
17 2 (0.037%) GxP
17 2 (0.037%) BS7799
System Software
1 97 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.26%) vSphere
5 13 (0.24%) XenApp
6 12 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.092%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.074%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.074%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.055%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.037%) XenServer
12 2 (0.037%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.037%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.037%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.018%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (0.53%) SCCM
2 20 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.26%) SCOM
4 12 (0.22%) ARCserve
5 11 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
6 9 (0.17%) WMI
7 7 (0.13%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.13%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.11%) Netcool
9 5 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.092%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.092%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.092%) Legato
9 5 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.074%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.074%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.055%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.037%) OPNET
Vendors
1 772 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 382 (7.02%) Oracle
3 339 (6.23%) SAP
4 156 (2.87%) Cisco
5 154 (2.83%) VMware
6 99 (1.82%) Citrix
7 85 (1.56%) IBM
8 84 (1.54%) HP
9 60 (1.10%) CheckPoint
10 43 (0.79%) Remedy
11 40 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 40 (0.74%) EMC
12 32 (0.59%) Business Objects
12 32 (0.59%) Cognos
13 26 (0.48%) Siebel
14 24 (0.44%) BT
15 23 (0.42%) NetApp
16 22 (0.40%) Casewise
17 20 (0.37%) Primavera
18 18 (0.33%) JD Edwards
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