The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 41 32
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.44% 0.46% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 5.00% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £238 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.84% -14.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -12.65% +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 Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8 20 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 5.76% 9.13% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 12
Median daily rate £270 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Chester

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Legal

PRINCE2 Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) ICT Manager
2 2 (50.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Project Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO