Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PMBOK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMBOK over the 6 months to 20 July 2019 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.

PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide and Standards)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 799 839 810
Rank change year-on-year +40 -29 +48
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 15 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 19
England median daily rate £400 £575 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +25.68% -3.68%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £363
90th Percentile £488 £620 £706
UK median daily rate £400 £563 £475
% change year-on-year -28.89% +18.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £53.00 - -

PMBOK is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,778 11,014 10,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.59% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,501 7,058 6,732
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 356 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -14.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%

PMBOK
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PMBOK as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PMBOK in England

PMBOK
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMBOK in England

PMBOK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMBOK in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMBOK in England

PMBOK
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMBOK in England

PMBOK
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMBOK within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +45 7 £425 -27.66% 1
North of England - 4 £425 -
South East +22 3 £338 +8.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 £413 -
Midlands - 1 £395 -
West Midlands - 1 £395 -
PMBOK
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PMBOK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for PMBOK.

1 13 (86.67%) PRINCE2
1 13 (86.67%) Project Management
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (26.67%) PMO
7 3 (20.00%) Change Control
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (20.00%) PMI
7 3 (20.00%) PMP
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Primavera
8 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) JIRA
8 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
8 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (13.33%) Programme Management

PMBOK
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (6.67%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Primavera
2 1 (6.67%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DTS
1 1 (6.67%) Pentaho
1 1 (6.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) JMeter
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Quality Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Junior PMO
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) PMI
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) PRINCE2
1 13 (86.67%) Project Management
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) DSDM
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) PMP
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) RIBA
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) APMP
4 1 (6.67%) BICSI Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) PMO
2 2 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP ALM
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) IBM