The table below looks at the statistics for PRINCE2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PRINCE 2
Rank 24 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 145 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.71% 4.62% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 6.87% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 60 58
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£363 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £227 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £493 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.69 £22.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.12% -26.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.58 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-3.10% -6.75%
PRINCE2
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1802 1442 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.92% 67.26% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 764 780
Average daily rate £375 £357 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 59 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

PRINCE2
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

PRINCE2 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PRINCE2 across the West Midlands region.

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PRINCE2 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

PRINCE2 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 across the West Midlands region.

PRINCE2 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +11 39 £350 +2.94% 8
Warwickshire +7 27 £413 +13.79% 3
Coventry -3 23 £440 +44.26% 5
Shropshire +8 12 £450 +21.62%
Solihull -1 7 £338 -20.58% 2
Staffordshire -5 7 £290 +7.40% 5
Worcestershire -9 4 £140 -57.25% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 £363 -
Walsall 0 1 £213 -57.07%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £140 - 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

1 156 (59.09%) Project Management
2 68 (25.76%) ITIL
2 68 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (20.08%) Finance
4 39 (14.77%) Programme Management
5 37 (14.02%) MS Project
5 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
6 33 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 33 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 30 (11.36%) MS Excel
7 30 (11.36%) Degree
8 29 (10.98%) PMI
8 29 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 28 (10.61%) Migration
10 26 (9.85%) SC Cleared
10 26 (9.85%) Security Cleared
11 25 (9.47%) MS Office
12 23 (8.71%) CRM
12 23 (8.71%) Project Planning
13 21 (7.95%) SharePoint
14 20 (7.58%) Waterfall
14 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 19 (7.20%) Service Delivery
15 19 (7.20%) UML
16 18 (6.82%) SAP
16 18 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
16 18 (6.82%) Change Control
17 17 (6.44%) Business Analysis
17 17 (6.44%) Risk Management

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 21 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.65%) Drupal
2 7 (2.65%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.76%) CMS
3 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.76%) SAS
3 2 (0.76%) Documentum
3 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.76%) IIS
3 2 (0.76%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.76%) Lync
3 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.76%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (14.02%) MS Project
2 30 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 25 (9.47%) MS Office
4 18 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (4.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.14%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Agresso
1 8 (3.03%) CA Clarity
2 7 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Eikon
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.44%) LAN
1 17 (6.44%) WAN
2 9 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.89%) Internet
4 4 (1.52%) Firewall
4 4 (1.52%) SAN
5 3 (1.14%) DNS
6 2 (0.76%) VLAN
6 2 (0.76%) DHCP
6 2 (0.76%) Wireless
6 2 (0.76%) NAS
6 2 (0.76%) Network Security
7 1 (0.38%) LTE
7 1 (0.38%) 4G
7 1 (0.38%) Multicast
7 1 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.38%) Extranet
7 1 (0.38%) 3G
7 1 (0.38%) OSPF
7 1 (0.38%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.76%) DataStage
4 1 (0.38%) QlikView
4 1 (0.38%) MS Access
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 11 (4.17%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 53 (20.08%) Finance
2 14 (5.30%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.30%) Automotive
2 14 (5.30%) Retail
3 13 (4.92%) Banking
4 8 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.89%) Back Office
6 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.52%) Marketing
7 3 (1.14%) Advertising
8 2 (0.76%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (56.06%) Project Manager
2 43 (16.29%) Analyst
3 20 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 19 (7.20%) Programme Manager
5 12 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 11 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
7 10 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (3.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (3.41%) Support Analyst
8 9 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (3.03%) PMO Analyst
10 7 (2.65%) Agile Project Manager
11 6 (2.27%) Architect
12 5 (1.89%) PMO Lead
12 5 (1.89%) Technical Project Manager
12 5 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 5 (1.89%) Change Analyst
12 5 (1.89%) Technical Manager
12 5 (1.89%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.89%) Middleware
2 4 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.38%) HTML5
4 1 (0.38%) CSS3
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) JSP
4 1 (0.38%) Web Services
4 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.98%) PMI
2 17 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.30%) NHS
4 8 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.14%) GIS
6 2 (0.76%) Economics
6 2 (0.76%) PDA
6 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.38%) FMCG
7 1 (0.38%) Social Media
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.92%) Windows
2 6 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.89%) Linux
4 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.76%) UNIX
5 2 (0.76%) AIX
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) HPUX
6 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (59.09%) Project Management
2 68 (25.76%) ITIL
2 68 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (14.77%) Programme Management
4 28 (10.61%) Migration
5 23 (8.71%) CRM
5 23 (8.71%) Project Planning
6 20 (7.58%) Waterfall
6 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 19 (7.20%) Service Delivery
7 19 (7.20%) UML
8 18 (6.82%) Change Control
9 17 (6.44%) Business Analysis
9 17 (6.44%) Risk Management
9 17 (6.44%) Change Management
10 13 (4.92%) Supplier Management
10 13 (4.92%) Six Sigma
10 13 (4.92%) Service Management
10 13 (4.92%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.76%) SQL
1 2 (0.76%) Java
2 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.38%) C
2 1 (0.38%) C#
2 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 33 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 30 (11.36%) Degree
3 29 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 26 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 26 (9.85%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (5.68%) PMP
7 5 (1.89%) APMP
8 4 (1.52%) ISEB
9 3 (1.14%) PgMP
10 2 (0.76%) CAPM
10 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.76%) MCSE
10 2 (0.76%) CCNA
10 2 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.38%) MAPM
11 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.06%) QA
2 10 (3.79%) P3O
3 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.76%) XenApp
2 2 (0.76%) XenServer
2 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.82%) SAP
3 13 (4.92%) Oracle
4 9 (3.41%) VMware
5 6 (2.27%) IBM
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco
6 4 (1.52%) HP
6 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.14%) Citrix
7 3 (1.14%) Casewise
8 2 (0.76%) Dell
8 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.76%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.38%) F5
9 1 (0.38%) Facebook
9 1 (0.38%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) Primavera
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