Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 393 435 420
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 +111
Contract jobs citing PMP 416 115 325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 1.47% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 74 219
10th Percentile £369 £325 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -0.95% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £588 £609 £569
90th Percentile £675 £775 £650
UK median daily rate £504 £524 £464
% change year-on-year -3.72% +12.88% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 5 2
10th Percentile - £25.95 £48.60
25th Percentile £39.75 £26.25 £51.75
Median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £59.00
Median % change year-on-year +61.82% -53.39% +71.01%
75th Percentile £49.25 £58.00 £66.75
90th Percentile £61.95 - £70.20
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £59.00
% change year-on-year +61.82% -53.39% +71.01%

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 13,267 7,839 14,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.05% 23.39% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,583 5,127 9,168
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 392 566
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.19
25th Percentile £17.00 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%
75th Percentile £53.73 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.99 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.55 £40.00 £33.23
% change year-on-year -1.13% +20.38% +25.79%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -21 227 £550 +3.53% 12
South East -1 94 £475 -11.63% 16
South West -27 31 £500 +60.64% 4
North of England -39 24 £438 -2.78% 18
North West -31 18 £456 +1.39% 9
East of England -41 15 £375 -32.74% 1
Midlands -53 12 £575 +206.67% 4
West Midlands -53 7 £550 +193.33% 1
East Midlands - 5 £575 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £390 - 6
North East - 2 £360 - 3
PMP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 318 (76.44%) Project Management
2 285 (68.51%) PMI Certification
3 268 (64.42%) PRINCE2
4 220 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (43.75%) Finance
6 150 (36.06%) Project Delivery
7 142 (34.13%) Social Skills
8 99 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 91 (21.88%) Microsoft Project
10 88 (21.15%) Scrum
11 87 (20.91%) Degree
12 83 (19.95%) Microsoft
13 67 (16.11%) PMO
14 57 (13.70%) Presentation Skills
15 55 (13.22%) Decision-Making
16 53 (12.74%) Security Cleared
17 52 (12.50%) Waterfall
17 52 (12.50%) Migration
18 48 (11.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 46 (11.06%) Project Planning
19 46 (11.06%) JIRA
20 45 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (10.58%) Business Case
21 44 (10.58%) PRINCE
22 43 (10.34%) SC Cleared
22 43 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
23 42 (10.10%) APMP
23 42 (10.10%) Programme Management
24 41 (9.86%) Kanban
25 39 (9.38%) ITIL

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 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.16%) CMS
3 7 (1.68%) Confluence
4 3 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 91 (21.88%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (3.61%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.24%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Maximo
2 6 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.44%) NetSuite
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (0.96%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.96%) Primavera
4 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.48%) Shopify
7 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.45%) SaaS
2 29 (6.97%) Azure
3 25 (6.01%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (3.85%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.88%) AWS
6 9 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.72%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.72%) PaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Serverless
8 3 (0.72%) Smartsheet
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.48%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (0.48%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.48%) GCP
9 2 (0.48%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.48%) Miro
9 2 (0.48%) Slack
9 2 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.44%) WAN
2 5 (1.20%) MPLS
3 4 (0.96%) Internet
4 3 (0.72%) 4G
4 3 (0.72%) 5G
4 3 (0.72%) BGP
4 3 (0.72%) IPsec
4 3 (0.72%) LAN
4 3 (0.72%) SSL
4 3 (0.72%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.48%) Firewall
5 2 (0.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) ADSL
6 1 (0.24%) Extranet
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) ICMP
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) SMTP
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.85%) Power BI
2 15 (3.61%) GIS
3 12 (2.88%) Big Data
4 11 (2.64%) Geospatial Data
5 7 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.44%) Metadata
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.72%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.72%) Tableau
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.24%) HBase
9 1 (0.24%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 46 (11.06%) JIRA
2 4 (0.96%) ERwin
3 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 182 (43.75%) Finance
2 142 (34.13%) Social Skills
3 57 (13.70%) Presentation Skills
4 31 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (6.49%) Influencing Skills
5 27 (6.49%) Manufacturing
6 25 (6.01%) Local Government
6 25 (6.01%) Marketing
7 23 (5.53%) Legal
7 23 (5.53%) Retail
7 23 (5.53%) Telecoms
8 17 (4.09%) Banking
9 14 (3.37%) Public Sector
10 12 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (2.40%) German Language
12 7 (1.68%) Billing
12 7 (1.68%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.44%) Law
14 5 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 234 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 46 (11.06%) IT Manager
3 44 (10.58%) IT Project Manager
4 26 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 25 (6.01%) Project Officer
6 23 (5.53%) Senior Manager
6 23 (5.53%) Senior Project Manager
7 21 (5.05%) Analyst
8 20 (4.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 17 (4.09%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
10 15 (3.61%) Migration Manager
11 11 (2.64%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.64%) JDE Project Manager
11 11 (2.64%) Migration Project Manager
11 11 (2.64%) Scrum Master
11 11 (2.64%) Telecoms Manager
12 10 (2.40%) Agile Project Manager
12 10 (2.40%) Coordinator
12 10 (2.40%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.44%) Velocity
2 4 (0.96%) HTML
3 3 (0.72%) EDI
3 3 (0.72%) JSON
3 3 (0.72%) XML
3 3 (0.72%) XSLT
4 2 (0.48%) Kafka
4 2 (0.48%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) HTML5
5 1 (0.24%) Keras
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.24%) Pandas
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.24%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.24%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.13%) PMI
2 29 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.29%) Kinect
4 15 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.64%) Legacy Systems
6 7 (1.68%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.20%) Life Science
7 5 (1.20%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.96%) NHS
8 4 (0.96%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.72%) CMDB
9 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.72%) FMCG
9 3 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.72%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.77%) Windows
2 9 (2.16%) Linux
3 6 (1.44%) Unix
3 6 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (76.44%) Project Management
2 268 (64.42%) PRINCE2
3 220 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (36.06%) Project Delivery
5 99 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (21.15%) Scrum
7 55 (13.22%) Decision-Making
8 52 (12.50%) Migration
8 52 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 48 (11.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 46 (11.06%) Project Planning
11 45 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (10.58%) Business Case
12 44 (10.58%) PRINCE
13 43 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (10.10%) Programme Management
15 41 (9.86%) Kanban
16 39 (9.38%) ITIL
17 36 (8.65%) Change Management
18 34 (8.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.88%) SQL
2 8 (1.92%) C
3 4 (0.96%) Python
4 3 (0.72%) C#
4 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.48%) Bash
5 2 (0.48%) Java
5 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 285 (68.51%) PMI Certification
2 87 (20.91%) Degree
3 53 (12.74%) Security Cleared
4 43 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 42 (10.10%) APMP
6 33 (7.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.92%) CISSP
10 7 (1.68%) GIAC
10 7 (1.68%) GSEC
10 7 (1.68%) Master's Degree
11 6 (1.44%) CISM
12 5 (1.20%) CISA
13 4 (0.96%) CBAP
13 4 (0.96%) CEH
13 4 (0.96%) CRISC
13 4 (0.96%) ISACA
13 4 (0.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (16.11%) PMO
2 23 (5.53%) QA
3 16 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.92%) NIST
5 7 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.96%) COBIT
7 4 (0.96%) GDPR
7 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.72%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.72%) MiFID
8 3 (0.72%) P3O
9 2 (0.48%) GLBA
9 2 (0.48%) NCSC
10 1 (0.24%) GxP
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.24%) ITGC
System Software
1 25 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.20%) vSphere
4 2 (0.48%) Docker
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.48%) QRadar
2 2 (0.48%) SCCM
2 2 (0.48%) Terraform
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 83 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.25%) SAP
3 25 (6.01%) VMware
4 17 (4.09%) JD Edwards
5 15 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (3.37%) Cisco
7 13 (3.13%) Oracle
8 12 (2.88%) IBM
9 10 (2.40%) Cadence
9 10 (2.40%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.92%) Ping Identity
11 5 (1.20%) Google
12 4 (0.96%) IFS
13 3 (0.72%) Adobe
13 3 (0.72%) Avaya
13 3 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.72%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.72%) Palo Alto
14 2 (0.48%) Dell
14 2 (0.48%) Progress