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 26 June 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.

PRINCE2 Certification
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +25 -12  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.22% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 0.95% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £238 £260 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.56% -32.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -11.14% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.16 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.65% -19.40%  

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 99 210 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.52% 22.90% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 131 70
Median daily rate £318 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 19
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 +18 2 £238 -34.84%
PRINCE2 Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Legal
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) PMI
5 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) RUP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) NHS
6 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) Local Government
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

PRINCE2 Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Programme Manager
3 2 (22.22%) ICT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) RUP
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) Information Security
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle