The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PRINCE2 Certification
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 72 52
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 7 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.32% 0.91% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.14% 3.54% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 10
Median daily rate £550 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.91% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £251 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -13.59% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  

PRINCE2 Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 254 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.20% 25.73% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 108 91
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £17.30 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £44.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Cheshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 2 £425 -5.55%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Northwich - 1 £325 -
PRINCE2 Certification
North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 9 (81.82%) PRINCE2
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) MS Project
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Local Government
5 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) RUP
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) PMI
6 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
6 2 (18.18%) Legal
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) PMO
7 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (9.09%) GDPR
7 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Local Government
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Programme Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (9.09%) ICT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PMI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) PRINCE2
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
5 2 (18.18%) RUP
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) AppSense
2 1 (9.09%) Intel Security