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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PRINCE 2
Rank 30 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 105 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.85% 4.17% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 5.98% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 48 39
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£425 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £257 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -50.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £16.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £16.00 £34.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.53 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.60% +9.33%
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
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Warwickshire +13 30 £413 +13.79% 3
Birmingham +3 28 £375 -3.84% 21
Coventry +4 7 £444 +10.93% 3
Worcestershire +3 7 £573 +47.74% 3
Solihull -2 7 £430 +32.30% 5
Staffordshire +8 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Shropshire -8 2 £383 -
Wolverhampton +2 1 £425 +41.66%
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 145 (59.43%) Project Management
2 73 (29.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (26.23%) Finance
4 54 (22.13%) ITIL
5 50 (20.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 47 (19.26%) MS Project
7 39 (15.98%) MS Excel
8 35 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
10 30 (12.30%) Programme Management
11 29 (11.89%) Project Planning
12 28 (11.48%) Migration
13 24 (9.84%) Change Control
14 23 (9.43%) Change Management
15 22 (9.02%) PMI Certification
15 22 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (7.38%) MS Office
16 18 (7.38%) Degree
17 17 (6.97%) SAP
17 17 (6.97%) ERP
17 17 (6.97%) Risk Management
18 16 (6.56%) Automotive
18 16 (6.56%) SharePoint
18 16 (6.56%) PMI
18 16 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (6.15%) Business Analysis
20 14 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
21 13 (5.33%) Waterfall
21 13 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
21 13 (5.33%) Security Cleared

PRINCE2
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.64%) Lync
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.82%) Documentum
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (19.26%) MS Project
2 39 (15.98%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.38%) MS Office
4 12 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (3.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Eikon
2 3 (1.23%) CA Clarity
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.82%) Agresso
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) BPCS
4 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.82%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) Firewall
2 7 (2.87%) Internet
2 7 (2.87%) LAN
3 5 (2.05%) WAN
4 4 (1.64%) SAN
4 4 (1.64%) Network Security
4 4 (1.64%) NAS
5 3 (1.23%) 3G
5 3 (1.23%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.82%) 2G
6 2 (0.82%) Intranet
6 2 (0.82%) LTE
6 2 (0.82%) 4G
6 2 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.41%) PBX
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
7 1 (0.41%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.82%) Essbase
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.82%) QlikView
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (0.41%) WhereScape RED
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.41%) DTS
4 1 (0.41%) MS Access
4 1 (0.41%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (26.23%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Automotive
3 13 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.92%) Banking
4 12 (4.92%) Retail
5 7 (2.87%) Local Government
6 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.64%) Billing
7 4 (1.64%) Law
8 3 (1.23%) Marketing
9 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 115 (47.13%) Project Manager
2 44 (18.03%) Analyst
3 21 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 14 (5.74%) Programme Manager
5 13 (5.33%) Senior Manager
6 11 (4.51%) Coordinator
6 11 (4.51%) Change Manager
6 11 (4.51%) Project Coordinator
7 9 (3.69%) PMO Manager
7 9 (3.69%) Business Manager
8 8 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (3.28%) Senior Programme Manager
8 8 (3.28%) Consultant
8 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (2.46%) Security Manager
9 6 (2.46%) Business Project Manager
9 6 (2.46%) Project Analyst
9 6 (2.46%) Data Analyst
9 6 (2.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.64%) Middleware
2 3 (1.23%) jQuery
2 3 (1.23%) CSS
2 3 (1.23%) HTML
3 2 (0.82%) XMPP
4 1 (0.41%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.41%) MDX
4 1 (0.41%) EDI
4 1 (0.41%) JSP
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.56%) PMI
3 11 (4.51%) NHS
4 4 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.64%) User Experience
5 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.41%) Social Media
7 1 (0.41%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.41%) iSeries
7 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.33%) Windows
2 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.05%) Linux
3 5 (2.05%) UNIX
4 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.43%) Project Management
2 73 (29.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (22.13%) ITIL
4 35 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (12.30%) Programme Management
6 29 (11.89%) Project Planning
7 28 (11.48%) Migration
8 24 (9.84%) Change Control
9 23 (9.43%) Change Management
10 17 (6.97%) ERP
10 17 (6.97%) Risk Management
11 15 (6.15%) Business Analysis
12 14 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.33%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (5.33%) Service Delivery
14 11 (4.51%) PRINCE
14 11 (4.51%) UML
14 11 (4.51%) CRM
14 11 (4.51%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.46%) SQL
2 5 (2.05%) C
3 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.41%) VB
4 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.41%) C#
4 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (20.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 22 (9.02%) PMI Certification
3 18 (7.38%) Degree
4 16 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (5.33%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.92%) PMP
6 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.87%) MCITP
7 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.87%) ISEB
8 6 (2.46%) MCSE
8 6 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.05%) APMP
9 5 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.05%) CCNP
9 5 (2.05%) CCNA
10 4 (1.64%) CCDP
10 4 (1.64%) PgMP
11 2 (0.82%) HND
11 2 (0.82%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.10%) P3O
2 6 (2.46%) QA
3 4 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 34 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.97%) SAP
3 12 (4.92%) Oracle
4 8 (3.28%) Cisco
5 6 (2.46%) Cadence
6 5 (2.05%) IBM
7 3 (1.23%) Reuters
7 3 (1.23%) Primavera
7 3 (1.23%) CA
7 3 (1.23%) Trillium
7 3 (1.23%) Cognos
7 3 (1.23%) HP
8 2 (0.82%) Google
8 2 (0.82%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.82%) Citrix
8 2 (0.82%) Lotus
8 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.82%) Huawei
8 2 (0.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (0.82%) Tableau
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