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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 39 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2523 2438 2694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.37% 4.63% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 6.24% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1650 1514 1556
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 81
Average hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.58 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.09 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -1.63%

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -1 2318 £413 +3.12% 589
London -1 949 £438 +3.05% 196
South East +1 550 £400 - 144
East of England +5 186 £413 +3.12% 47
City of London -9 184 £450 - 68
South West +6 178 £400 +6.66% 47
Berkshire +9 158 £425 +7.59% 23
West Midlands +8 145 £375 +8.69% 29
Scotland -6 114 £350 -2.09% 19
Yorkshire -3 112 £375 +5.63% 34
North West -15 111 £400 +20.30% 65
Hampshire -19 86 £404 +0.93% 26
Surrey -12 78 £425 - 44
Buckinghamshire +10 76 £378 +4.13% 8
Bedfordshire +15 71 £475 +10.46% 6
West Yorkshire -10 66 £375 -3.35% 23
East Midlands +5 64 £350 - 16
Milton Keynes +12 61 £355 -2.06% 5
Manchester -20 56 £400 +20.30% 36
Reading +7 54 £425 +13.33% 6
Croydon +6 49 £475 +31.03% 7
Devon +5 46 £396 +26.29% 4
Edinburgh -10 45 £375 - 10
Glasgow -2 43 £350 +9.37% 5
Bristol -7 42 £425 +16.43% 10
Luton +2 40 £475 +5.55% 2
Hertfordshire -8 40 £406 +1.56% 10
Oxfordshire +2 38 £395 -1.25% 10
Birmingham +7 37 £400 +19.40% 11
West Sussex +5 37 £385 +10.79% 12

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2775 (52.88%) Project Management
2 1651 (31.46%) Finance
3 1124 (21.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 1109 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
5 994 (18.94%) ITIL
6 955 (18.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 853 (16.25%) MS Project
8 785 (14.96%) Microsoft
9 752 (14.33%) PMI Certification
10 651 (12.40%) MS Excel
11 582 (11.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 568 (10.82%) Security Cleared
13 497 (9.47%) Change Management
14 496 (9.45%) PMP
15 466 (8.88%) Degree
16 460 (8.77%) MS Office
17 449 (8.56%) Programme Management
18 429 (8.17%) Migration
19 417 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
20 401 (7.64%) SC Cleared
21 385 (7.34%) Risk Management
22 381 (7.26%) Banking
23 376 (7.16%) SharePoint
24 375 (7.15%) Oracle
25 371 (7.07%) PMI
26 364 (6.94%) PRINCE
27 358 (6.82%) Project Planning
28 351 (6.69%) Scrum
29 335 (6.38%) Business Analysis
30 328 (6.25%) SAP

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 376 (7.16%) SharePoint
2 49 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 43 (0.82%) CMS
4 37 (0.71%) MS Project Server
5 35 (0.67%) Lync
6 32 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 23 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.38%) SAS
11 18 (0.34%) Drupal
12 17 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.23%) Confluence
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
14 10 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.19%) IIS
15 8 (0.15%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.15%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.13%) Alfresco
Applications
1 853 (16.25%) MS Project
2 651 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 460 (8.77%) MS Office
4 283 (5.39%) MS Visio
5 277 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.038%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.038%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.019%) Casewise Modeler
10 1 (0.019%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 67 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.82%) Agresso
3 37 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 28 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 25 (0.48%) CA Clarity
6 25 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 20 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
9 18 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
10 17 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
11 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
12 13 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.21%) SAP SD
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
15 8 (0.15%) Maximo
15 8 (0.15%) Summit
15 8 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
16 7 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
16 7 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.63%) SaaS
2 27 (0.51%) Office 365
3 13 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.21%) IaaS
5 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.076%) PaaS
7 3 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.038%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.019%) Force.com
9 1 (0.019%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.019%) Taleo
9 1 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.019%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.25%) WAN
2 97 (1.85%) LAN
3 94 (1.79%) Internet
4 88 (1.68%) Firewall
5 61 (1.16%) SAN
6 53 (1.01%) Intranet
7 41 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (0.67%) VoIP
9 29 (0.55%) VPN
9 29 (0.55%) Unified Communications
10 28 (0.53%) 4G
11 27 (0.51%) TCP/IP
11 27 (0.51%) Wireless
12 25 (0.48%) 3G
13 23 (0.44%) MPLS
13 23 (0.44%) Network Security
14 19 (0.36%) IP Telephony
15 18 (0.34%) DNS
16 14 (0.27%) LTE
17 13 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 94 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 37 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 31 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (0.44%) SAP BW
9 22 (0.42%) MS Access
10 16 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 15 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.29%) Big Data
12 14 (0.27%) QlikView
12 14 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.21%) EDRMS
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Discoverer
14 10 (0.19%) DataStage
14 10 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (0.76%) JIRA
2 15 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.27%) Rational Rose
4 7 (0.13%) Toad
5 4 (0.076%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.076%) MSI
5 4 (0.076%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.076%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.076%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.057%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.038%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.038%) Ant
7 2 (0.038%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.038%) Introscope
7 2 (0.038%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.038%) Maven
7 2 (0.038%) Subversion
7 2 (0.038%) Hudson
7 2 (0.038%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1651 (31.46%) Finance
2 381 (7.26%) Banking
3 324 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 309 (5.89%) Retail
5 122 (2.32%) Marketing
6 111 (2.12%) Legal
7 81 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 75 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 75 (1.43%) Back Office
9 70 (1.33%) Local Government
10 52 (0.99%) Publishing
11 50 (0.95%) Automotive
12 49 (0.93%) Law
13 48 (0.91%) Advertising
14 47 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
14 47 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.78%) Front Office
15 41 (0.78%) Retail Banking
16 37 (0.71%) Billing
17 27 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 2945 (56.12%) Project Manager
2 643 (12.25%) Analyst
3 328 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 301 (5.74%) Programme Manager
5 272 (5.18%) Senior Manager
6 251 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
7 247 (4.71%) IT Project Manager
8 231 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
9 218 (4.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 161 (3.07%) Technical Manager
11 143 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 132 (2.52%) Technical Project Manager
13 126 (2.40%) PMO Analyst
14 120 (2.29%) Coordinator
15 102 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
16 98 (1.87%) Business Manager
16 98 (1.87%) Service Manager
17 97 (1.85%) Project Coordinator
18 92 (1.75%) Change Manager
19 88 (1.68%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (2.31%) .NET
2 48 (0.91%) Web Services
2 48 (0.91%) Middleware
3 42 (0.80%) XML
4 35 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 34 (0.65%) HTML
6 26 (0.50%) JSP
7 22 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 21 (0.40%) J2EE
9 20 (0.38%) CSS
10 19 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (0.25%) EJB
12 10 (0.19%) Application Packaging
13 9 (0.17%) WCF
14 8 (0.15%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.15%) jQuery
14 8 (0.15%) REST
14 8 (0.15%) COM
14 8 (0.15%) SOAP
15 7 (0.13%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 417 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 371 (7.07%) PMI
3 225 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 161 (3.07%) NHS
5 58 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
6 53 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 37 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 36 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 35 (0.67%) FMCG
10 34 (0.65%) User Experience
10 34 (0.65%) Economics
11 30 (0.57%) Statistics
12 26 (0.50%) GIS
13 25 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 25 (0.48%) EPoS
14 24 (0.46%) Replication
14 24 (0.46%) Mathematics
15 22 (0.42%) CMDB
15 22 (0.42%) AS400
15 22 (0.42%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 325 (6.19%) Windows
2 94 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 84 (1.60%) Linux
4 81 (1.54%) UNIX
5 61 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (0.57%) Solaris
8 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.36%) AIX
11 10 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.11%) Android
13 6 (0.11%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.076%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.057%) pSOS
15 3 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.019%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.019%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2775 (52.88%) Project Management
2 1124 (21.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 1109 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
4 994 (18.94%) ITIL
5 497 (9.47%) Change Management
6 449 (8.56%) Programme Management
7 429 (8.17%) Migration
8 385 (7.34%) Risk Management
9 364 (6.94%) PRINCE
10 358 (6.82%) Project Planning
11 351 (6.69%) Scrum
12 335 (6.38%) Business Analysis
13 300 (5.72%) Service Management
14 276 (5.26%) Waterfall
15 270 (5.14%) Change Control
16 251 (4.78%) Service Delivery
17 220 (4.19%) Supplier Management
18 194 (3.70%) CRM
19 186 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
20 182 (3.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 215 (4.10%) SQL
2 128 (2.44%) Java
3 101 (1.92%) C
4 53 (1.01%) C#
5 34 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 24 (0.46%) VBA
7 23 (0.44%) PHP
8 20 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 20 (0.38%) VB
9 15 (0.29%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.15%) Perl
11 4 (0.076%) Python
11 4 (0.076%) ABAP
12 3 (0.057%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.057%) VBScript
12 3 (0.057%) Ruby
12 3 (0.057%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.038%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.038%) R
13 2 (0.038%) C++
Qualifications
1 955 (18.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 752 (14.33%) PMI Certification
3 582 (11.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 568 (10.82%) Security Cleared
5 496 (9.45%) PMP
6 466 (8.88%) Degree
7 401 (7.64%) SC Cleared
8 203 (3.87%) ISEB
9 152 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
10 124 (2.36%) APMP
11 58 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 47 (0.90%) CISSP
13 43 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
14 38 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 37 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (0.50%) CCNA
17 26 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
18 23 (0.44%) MAPM
19 22 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (3.20%) QA
2 72 (1.37%) SLA
3 65 (1.24%) P3O
4 59 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 51 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (0.69%) COBIT
7 24 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.27%) EMIR
10 11 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 9 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.095%) MiFID
14 4 (0.076%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.057%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.057%) BS15000
15 3 (0.057%) GxP
16 2 (0.038%) BS7799
16 2 (0.038%) Basel II
System Software
1 84 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 70 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.25%) vSphere
5 11 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.17%) XenApp
7 5 (0.095%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.095%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.076%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.076%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.057%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.038%) XenServer
10 2 (0.038%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.038%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.019%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.019%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.019%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.42%) SCCM
3 7 (0.13%) Netcool
4 6 (0.11%) SCOM
4 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (0.095%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.095%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (0.095%) WMI
5 5 (0.095%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.076%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.076%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.057%) OVSD
7 3 (0.057%) OPNET
7 3 (0.057%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.038%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.038%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.038%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 785 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 375 (7.15%) Oracle
3 328 (6.25%) SAP
4 144 (2.74%) Cisco
5 120 (2.29%) VMware
6 80 (1.52%) HP
7 78 (1.49%) Citrix
7 78 (1.49%) IBM
8 49 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 41 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (0.71%) Business Objects
11 35 (0.67%) Remedy
12 26 (0.50%) EMC
13 25 (0.48%) Cognos
14 21 (0.40%) Primavera
15 18 (0.34%) Juniper
15 18 (0.34%) Google
16 17 (0.32%) Hyperion
16 17 (0.32%) BT
17 16 (0.30%) Siebel
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