Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 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 Professional (PMP)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 395 450 487
Rank change year-on-year +55 +37 -124
Contract jobs citing PMP 221 168 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.59% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 106 250
10th Percentile £350 £280 £309
25th Percentile £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.26% +4.97%
75th Percentile £615 £570 £588
90th Percentile £713 £641 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
10th Percentile £21.95 £39.26 £22.93
25th Percentile £26.00 £41.98 £27.11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £29.90
Median % change year-on-year -42.71% +60.54% -27.95%
75th Percentile £33.75 £55.50 £39.06
90th Percentile £39.75 £59.10 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £29.90
% change year-on-year -42.71% +60.54% -34.53%

PMP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,482 10,596 16,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.32% 22.75% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,128 6,837 10,333
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £568
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +1.58% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 383 662
10th Percentile £14.66 £14.50 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.19 £17.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate £38.96 £27.50 £29.95
Median % change year-on-year +41.67% -8.18% +33.11%
75th Percentile £50.21 £47.97 £47.44
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £38.71 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% - +37.52%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PMP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMP in England.

Daily rate trend for PMP in England

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMP in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMP in England.

Hourly rate trend for PMP in England

PMP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMP in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PMP in England

PMP
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 PMP within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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 +16 110 £525 +10.53% 10
South East +49 44 £468 +8.72% 14
East of England +16 12 £488 -2.50% 1
Midlands +27 11 £350 -20.00% 6
South West +39 8 £388 -24.39% 3
North of England +33 6 £458 +40.92% 1
West Midlands +11 6 £350 -31.71% 3
East Midlands +25 5 £350 -0.71% 3
North West +17 5 £458 +35.70% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
PMP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 156 (70.59%) Project Management
2 135 (61.09%) PMI Certification
3 129 (58.37%) PRINCE2
4 87 (39.37%) Finance
4 87 (39.37%) Social Skills
5 79 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (28.05%) Degree
7 59 (26.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (18.55%) Migration
8 41 (18.55%) Business Case
9 40 (18.10%) Project Delivery
10 39 (17.65%) PMI
11 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Project
12 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
12 35 (15.84%) Programme Management
13 34 (15.38%) PMO
14 33 (14.93%) ITIL
15 29 (13.12%) Change Management
16 28 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (11.76%) SAP
18 24 (10.86%) Security Cleared
19 23 (10.41%) Scrum
19 23 (10.41%) JIRA
20 22 (9.95%) CRM
20 22 (9.95%) Influencing Skills
21 21 (9.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 20 (9.05%) Salesforce.com
22 20 (9.05%) PRINCE
22 20 (9.05%) Risk Management

PMP
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 14 (6.33%) Confluence
2 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Drupal
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (4.52%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.62%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.36%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.36%) Workfront
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.45%) iTrent
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.45%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.60%) Azure
2 16 (7.24%) SaaS
3 9 (4.07%) Google Docs
3 9 (4.07%) IaaS
4 5 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.26%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (2.26%) Smartsheet
4 5 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.36%) Force.com
5 3 (1.36%) PaaS
5 3 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (1.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.90%) Asana
6 2 (0.90%) AWS
6 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) FTP
2 5 (2.26%) NAS
2 5 (2.26%) SAN
3 4 (1.81%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.36%) Internet
4 3 (1.36%) Network Security
5 2 (0.90%) 3G
5 2 (0.90%) 4G
5 2 (0.90%) 5G
5 2 (0.90%) LTE
5 2 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.90%) WAN
5 2 (0.90%) Wireless
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) MPLS
6 1 (0.45%) SMTP
6 1 (0.45%) TETRA
6 1 (0.45%) VLAN
6 1 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.26%) DB2
3 4 (1.81%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.90%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.45%) EDMS
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) GIS
6 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.41%) JIRA
2 3 (1.36%) RStudio
General
1 87 (39.37%) Finance
1 87 (39.37%) Social Skills
2 22 (9.95%) Influencing Skills
3 20 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (7.24%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (6.79%) Public Sector
6 13 (5.88%) Telecoms
7 11 (4.98%) Billing
7 11 (4.98%) Legal
8 10 (4.52%) Manufacturing
8 10 (4.52%) Retail
9 9 (4.07%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (4.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (3.17%) Marketing
11 6 (2.71%) Banking
12 5 (2.26%) French Language
12 5 (2.26%) German Language
12 5 (2.26%) Local Government
12 5 (2.26%) Publishing
13 4 (1.81%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 117 (52.94%) Project Manager
2 22 (9.95%) Technical Manager
3 21 (9.50%) Analyst
4 20 (9.05%) IT Manager
5 19 (8.60%) IT Project Manager
6 18 (8.14%) Technical Project Manager
7 14 (6.33%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.88%) Programme Manager
9 11 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (4.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (4.07%) Consultant
10 9 (4.07%) SAP Manager
11 8 (3.62%) Cutover Manager
11 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
11 8 (3.62%) Senior Manager
11 8 (3.62%) Senior Project Manager
12 7 (3.17%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 7 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 7 (3.17%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.71%) Middleware
2 5 (2.26%) EDI
3 3 (1.36%) REST
3 3 (1.36%) SOAP
3 3 (1.36%) Velocity
3 3 (1.36%) Visualforce
4 2 (0.90%) RESTful
5 1 (0.45%) Flash
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.45%) SAML
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.65%) PMI
2 16 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.62%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.26%) AS400
6 5 (2.26%) iSeries
6 5 (2.26%) Life Science
6 5 (2.26%) LPAR
6 5 (2.26%) Replication
7 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.36%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.36%) Social Media
8 2 (0.90%) Biotechnology
8 2 (0.90%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.90%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.52%) Windows
2 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.36%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) VMS
4 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Unix
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (70.59%) Project Management
2 129 (58.37%) PRINCE2
3 79 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (26.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (18.55%) Business Case
5 41 (18.55%) Migration
6 40 (18.10%) Project Delivery
7 35 (15.84%) Programme Management
8 33 (14.93%) ITIL
9 29 (13.12%) Change Management
10 28 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (10.41%) Scrum
12 22 (9.95%) CRM
13 20 (9.05%) Matrix Organization
13 20 (9.05%) PRINCE
13 20 (9.05%) Risk Management
14 19 (8.60%) Waterfall
15 18 (8.14%) Analytics
15 18 (8.14%) ERP
15 18 (8.14%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.98%) SQL
2 4 (1.81%) C
2 4 (1.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.36%) Apex Code
3 3 (1.36%) Java
3 3 (1.36%) R
4 2 (0.90%) VB
5 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 135 (61.09%) PMI Certification
2 62 (28.05%) Degree
3 24 (10.86%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (4.98%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.71%) APMP
10 5 (2.26%) CAPM
10 5 (2.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (1.81%) MCP
12 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.36%) PhD
12 3 (1.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.90%) CISA
13 2 (0.90%) CISM
13 2 (0.90%) CRISC
13 2 (0.90%) GIAC
13 2 (0.90%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.38%) PMO
2 18 (8.14%) QA
3 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) P3O
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) GMP
5 1 (0.45%) GRC
5 1 (0.45%) GxP
5 1 (0.45%) IFRS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.45%) NIST
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) PowerHA
2 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.90%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.45%) QRadar
1 1 (0.45%) SCCM
1 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.76%) SAP
3 20 (9.05%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.98%) Oracle
5 10 (4.52%) Google
6 7 (3.17%) IBM
6 7 (3.17%) Workday
7 6 (2.71%) JD Edwards
7 6 (2.71%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.71%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.81%) Snow
8 4 (1.81%) VMware
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco
9 3 (1.36%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.90%) Dell
10 2 (0.90%) HP
10 2 (0.90%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.90%) Planview
10 2 (0.90%) Remedy
10 2 (0.90%) webMethods