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 30 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.

PRINCE 2
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 39 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 12 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.19% 4.74% 6.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 5.64% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 34
Median daily rate £400 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Median hourly rate £17.25 £27.05 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.22% -34.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £27.05 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £27.05 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year - -5.57%  

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 460 851 707
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.94% 84.01% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 549 450
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 36
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 30 March 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 30 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 +7 3 £425 +52.05% 1
Warrington +12 2 £375 -31.81% 1
Northwich - 1 £325 -
PRINCE2
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Local Government
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) PMO
7 4 (13.79%) SCCM
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) NHS
8 3 (10.34%) PRINCE
8 3 (10.34%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.34%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Open Source
9 2 (6.90%) SaaS
9 2 (6.90%) PaaS
9 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS

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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) LDAP
1 2 (6.90%) MPLS
1 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DMZ
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Gradle
1 1 (3.45%) Log4j
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
1 6 (20.69%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Migration Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Migration Project Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Portfolio Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Programme Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Business Change Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Business Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Data Migration Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
3 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Project Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
1 2 (6.90%) WSDL
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) EJB
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (3.45%) JMS
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) Servlets
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) Struts
2 1 (3.45%) Struts2
2 1 (3.45%) XSD
2 1 (3.45%) XSL
2 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) PMI
4 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) Open Source
5 3 (10.34%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) Logistics
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Governance
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Groovy
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) PMO
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) DameWare
2 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) AppSense
3 1 (3.45%) Chordiant
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Dell
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.45%) VMware