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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 39 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2581 2527 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.58% 4.82% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 6.57% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1580 1603
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 66
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -17.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £15.58 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.58 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-3.10% -6.75%

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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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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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 -3 2352 £413 +3.12% 593
London +2 955 £435 +2.35% 219
South East +3 567 £400 +5.26% 114
East of England -2 201 £425 +9.67% 54
South West -1 199 £425 +12.58% 48
City of London -6 186 £450 +5.88% 81
Berkshire +14 183 £400 +6.66% 20
West Midlands +9 144 £363 +8.20% 30
Scotland -13 122 £350 -4.10% 26
North West -13 115 £375 +7.14% 47
Hampshire -15 89 £425 -0.58% 21
Buckinghamshire +22 87 £404 +7.66% 18
Bedfordshire +14 83 £475 +5.55% 15
Yorkshire -14 78 £365 -2.66% 47
Surrey -2 77 £405 -0.30% 17
Milton Keynes +20 74 £400 +6.66% 10
Devon +11 54 £400 +13.47% 3
Manchester -17 53 £375 +7.14% 31
East Midlands -10 50 £350 -12.50% 20
Bristol -12 47 £423 +15.75% 26
Edinburgh -19 47 £350 -12.50% 9
West Yorkshire -22 47 £375 -3.35% 34
Glasgow +2 46 £338 +3.84% 6
Wales -10 46 £400 +21.21% 4
Reading -4 44 £425 +13.33% 6
Luton +1 43 £475 +5.55% 7
Birmingham +11 40 £350 +4.47% 7
Hertfordshire -12 36 £400 - 21
Cambridgeshire 0 35 £419 +5.01% 8
Exeter +10 34 £375 +127.27% 2

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 2818 (53.31%) Project Management
2 1668 (31.56%) Finance
3 1145 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 997 (18.86%) ITIL
5 937 (17.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 857 (16.21%) MS Project
7 826 (15.63%) PMI Certification
8 771 (14.59%) Microsoft
9 656 (12.41%) MS Excel
10 594 (11.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 557 (10.54%) Security Cleared
12 533 (10.08%) PMP
13 498 (9.42%) Change Management
14 459 (8.68%) Degree
15 453 (8.57%) Programme Management
16 435 (8.23%) Migration
17 431 (8.15%) MS Office
18 430 (8.13%) PMI
19 405 (7.66%) SC Cleared
20 404 (7.64%) Banking
21 395 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
22 384 (7.26%) PRINCE
23 379 (7.17%) Scrum
24 377 (7.13%) SharePoint
24 377 (7.13%) Risk Management
25 372 (7.04%) Oracle
26 359 (6.79%) Project Planning
27 337 (6.38%) Business Analysis
28 332 (6.28%) SAP
28 332 (6.28%) Windows

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 377 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 44 (0.83%) CMS
4 40 (0.76%) Lync
5 38 (0.72%) MS Project Server
6 31 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (0.36%) SAS
10 17 (0.32%) Drupal
10 17 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (0.23%) Confluence
11 12 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.15%) IIS
16 7 (0.13%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 857 (16.21%) MS Project
2 656 (12.41%) MS Excel
3 431 (8.15%) MS Office
4 280 (5.30%) MS Visio
5 257 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 40 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.076%) Casewise Modeler
9 3 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.038%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.019%) Windchill
11 1 (0.019%) Niku Workbench
11 1 (0.019%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 64 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.85%) Agresso
3 38 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 28 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 26 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.40%) CA Clarity
8 20 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
8 20 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
10 18 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
11 17 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
12 12 (0.23%) SAP SD
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.19%) Summit
14 10 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
15 9 (0.17%) Maximo
16 8 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 7 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 42 (0.79%) SaaS
2 24 (0.45%) Office 365
3 13 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.19%) IaaS
5 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.076%) PaaS
6 4 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.038%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.019%) Force.com
9 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.019%) Responsys
9 1 (0.019%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 133 (2.52%) WAN
2 109 (2.06%) LAN
3 99 (1.87%) Firewall
4 90 (1.70%) Internet
5 79 (1.49%) SAN
6 61 (1.15%) Intranet
7 37 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (0.59%) VoIP
9 30 (0.57%) MPLS
10 29 (0.55%) Wireless
10 29 (0.55%) VPN
10 29 (0.55%) Unified Communications
11 26 (0.49%) TCP/IP
12 24 (0.45%) 4G
13 21 (0.40%) 3G
14 20 (0.38%) Network Security
15 19 (0.36%) IP Telephony
15 19 (0.36%) Extranet
16 18 (0.34%) DNS
17 13 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 95 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 37 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 36 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (0.44%) MS Access
9 20 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (0.36%) SAP BW
10 19 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (0.32%) QlikView
12 16 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.30%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.26%) EDRMS
14 11 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.19%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 37 (0.70%) JIRA
2 14 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (0.26%) Rational Rose
3 8 (0.15%) MSI
3 8 (0.15%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.095%) RequisitePro
6 4 (0.076%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.076%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.057%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.057%) Toad
7 3 (0.057%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.038%) Ant
8 2 (0.038%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.038%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.038%) Introscope
8 2 (0.038%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (0.038%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.019%) Cucumber
General
1 1668 (31.56%) Finance
2 404 (7.64%) Banking
3 317 (6.00%) Retail
4 312 (5.90%) Telecoms
5 128 (2.42%) Marketing
6 121 (2.29%) Legal
7 88 (1.66%) Back Office
8 81 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 81 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 74 (1.40%) Local Government
10 61 (1.15%) Publishing
11 57 (1.08%) Law
12 53 (1.00%) Front Office
13 50 (0.95%) Advertising
14 49 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 44 (0.83%) Automotive
16 43 (0.81%) Retail Banking
17 37 (0.70%) Billing
18 27 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3010 (56.94%) Project Manager
2 630 (11.92%) Analyst
3 322 (6.09%) Business Analyst
4 297 (5.62%) Programme Manager
5 282 (5.33%) Senior Manager
6 258 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 247 (4.67%) IT Project Manager
8 243 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
9 227 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 167 (3.16%) Technical Manager
11 141 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 135 (2.55%) Technical Project Manager
13 111 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
14 108 (2.04%) Coordinator
15 105 (1.99%) Delivery Manager
16 103 (1.95%) Business Manager
17 93 (1.76%) Architect
18 88 (1.66%) Service Manager
19 86 (1.63%) Agile Project Manager
20 80 (1.51%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (2.67%) .NET
2 52 (0.98%) XML
2 52 (0.98%) Middleware
3 51 (0.96%) Web Services
4 38 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 36 (0.68%) HTML
6 32 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 29 (0.55%) JSP
8 21 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (0.38%) J2EE
10 18 (0.34%) CSS
11 13 (0.25%) EJB
11 13 (0.25%) Application Packaging
12 11 (0.21%) REST
12 11 (0.21%) SOAP
13 10 (0.19%) WCF
14 8 (0.15%) JMS
15 7 (0.13%) LAMP
15 7 (0.13%) JRules
15 7 (0.13%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 430 (8.13%) PMI
2 211 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 155 (2.93%) NHS
4 50 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
5 49 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 40 (0.76%) FMCG
6 40 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 37 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 36 (0.68%) Economics
9 32 (0.61%) GIS
10 30 (0.57%) Replication
10 30 (0.57%) Thin Client
10 30 (0.57%) CMDB
10 30 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 28 (0.53%) EPoS
12 24 (0.45%) N-Tier
12 24 (0.45%) Social Media
13 22 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.42%) DTV
13 22 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 332 (6.28%) Windows
2 98 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 96 (1.82%) UNIX
3 96 (1.82%) Linux
4 66 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (0.74%) Solaris
7 32 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 19 (0.36%) AIX
10 11 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.13%) Android
12 6 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.057%) pSOS
13 3 (0.057%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.038%) VMS
14 2 (0.038%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.019%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2818 (53.31%) Project Management
2 1145 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 997 (18.86%) ITIL
4 498 (9.42%) Change Management
5 453 (8.57%) Programme Management
6 435 (8.23%) Migration
7 395 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
8 384 (7.26%) PRINCE
9 379 (7.17%) Scrum
10 377 (7.13%) Risk Management
11 359 (6.79%) Project Planning
12 337 (6.38%) Business Analysis
13 296 (5.60%) Service Management
14 276 (5.22%) Change Control
15 267 (5.05%) Waterfall
16 249 (4.71%) Service Delivery
17 222 (4.20%) Supplier Management
18 211 (3.99%) CRM
19 184 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
20 177 (3.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 213 (4.03%) SQL
2 136 (2.57%) Java
3 113 (2.14%) C
4 58 (1.10%) C#
5 31 (0.59%) PL/SQL
6 26 (0.49%) VBA
7 24 (0.45%) PHP
8 22 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 22 (0.42%) VB
9 12 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.15%) Perl
11 7 (0.13%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.076%) Python
13 3 (0.057%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.057%) ABAP
13 3 (0.057%) Ruby
14 2 (0.038%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.038%) R
14 2 (0.038%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.038%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 937 (17.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 826 (15.63%) PMI Certification
3 594 (11.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 557 (10.54%) Security Cleared
5 533 (10.08%) PMP
6 459 (8.68%) Degree
7 405 (7.66%) SC Cleared
8 203 (3.84%) ISEB
9 151 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 121 (2.29%) APMP
11 64 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 47 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
13 40 (0.76%) CISSP
14 37 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 35 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 25 (0.47%) CCNA
17 24 (0.45%) MCSE
17 24 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 21 (0.40%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (3.10%) QA
2 71 (1.34%) SLA
3 63 (1.19%) P3O
4 62 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 46 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (0.66%) COBIT
7 24 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.34%) EMIR
9 14 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.23%) ISO 14001
12 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.11%) MiFID
14 5 (0.095%) ISO 9000
15 4 (0.076%) WCAG
15 4 (0.076%) WAI
15 4 (0.076%) JSP 440
16 2 (0.038%) Basel II
16 2 (0.038%) BS15000
System Software
1 90 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 84 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.26%) vSphere
5 12 (0.23%) XenApp
6 10 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.095%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.076%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.076%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.057%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.057%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.038%) XenServer
11 2 (0.038%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.038%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.019%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (0.53%) SCCM
2 21 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.19%) SCOM
3 10 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
4 9 (0.17%) ARCserve
4 9 (0.17%) WMI
5 7 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.11%) Netcool
6 6 (0.11%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.095%) Legato
7 5 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (0.095%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.095%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.076%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.076%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.057%) OVSD
9 3 (0.057%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.038%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 771 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 372 (7.04%) Oracle
3 332 (6.28%) SAP
4 144 (2.72%) Cisco
5 132 (2.50%) VMware
6 89 (1.68%) Citrix
7 82 (1.55%) HP
8 78 (1.48%) IBM
9 53 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 42 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
11 37 (0.70%) EMC
12 34 (0.64%) Remedy
13 32 (0.61%) Business Objects
14 26 (0.49%) Cognos
15 22 (0.42%) Siebel
16 21 (0.40%) Primavera
16 21 (0.40%) BT
17 19 (0.36%) NetApp
18 17 (0.32%) Hyperion
18 17 (0.32%) Google
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