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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PRINCE2 Certification
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 21 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.00% 4.64% 5.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 25.93% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -13.17% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
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 Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15 27 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.00% 17.88% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 17
Median daily rate £275 £259 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% -35.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +93.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in Chester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in Chester

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Chester

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) PMO
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related 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%) MS Project
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ICT Manager
3 1 (25.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) 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%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PMO