The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PRINCE2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE2 over the 3 months to 28 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.

PRINCE 2
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 32 50
Rank change year-on-year -20 +18  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 11 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.74% 4.92% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 5.84% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 39 22
Median daily rate £333 £425 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.76% +6.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.60% +3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.29% -20.63%  

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing PRINCE2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in Cheshire

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in Cheshire

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in Cheshire

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in Cheshire

PRINCE2
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Warrington -3 4 - -
Chester +13 2 £238 -34.84%
Knutsford +3 1 - -
PRINCE2
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Office 365
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) PMI
5 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Local Government
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security
6 3 (13.04%) Data Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
6 3 (13.04%) Change Control
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.04%) PMO
6 3 (13.04%) IT Strategy
7 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.70%) SDLC
7 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model

PRINCE2
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) SAP CRM
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DMZ
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Gradle
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Local Government
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) IT Manager
3 3 (13.04%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Migration Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Migration Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Business Change Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) ICT Manager
4 2 (8.70%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) EJB
1 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) JMS
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) JSP
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.35%) Servlets
1 1 (4.35%) Struts
1 1 (4.35%) Struts2
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) WSDL
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PMI
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
3 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.04%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Data Management
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) IT Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Groovy
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) HNC
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) DameWare
2 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Chordiant
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) VMware