Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 388 442
Rank change year-on-year -18 +54 +1
Contract jobs citing PMP 350 85 419
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.33% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.91% 1.29% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 51 304
10th Percentile £375 £313 £326
25th Percentile £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £588
90th Percentile £713 £650 £646
UK median daily rate £509 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.85% +5.26% +4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
10th Percentile £40.75 £25.75 £32.25
25th Percentile £45.63 £25.88 £41.25
Median hourly rate £61.50 £27.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +123.64% -42.11% +26.67%
75th Percentile £71.56 £28.75 £60.50
90th Percentile £73.00 £33.10 £67.70
UK median hourly rate £61.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +123.64% -38.89% +25.00%

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 12,008 6,614 15,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 25.78% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,763 4,493 10,026
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 218 649
10th Percentile £12.36 £15.69 £13.44
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.50 £33.88 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.10% -15.31% +77.78%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £60.53
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -65 167 £550 - 14
South East -24 80 £490 +15.29% 14
East of England -33 21 £438 +34.62% 2
North of England -67 19 £425 +3.03% 8
South West -33 15 £493 +119.11% 4
Midlands -63 15 £378 -16.11% 8
North West -45 13 £426 +0.24% 4
East Midlands -29 10 £350 +6.06% 2
Yorkshire -48 5 £425 +6.25% 2
West Midlands -64 4 £525 +10.53% 6
PMP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 281 (80.29%) Project Management
2 231 (66.00%) PRINCE2
3 226 (64.57%) PMI Certification
4 175 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (43.43%) Finance
6 150 (42.86%) Social Skills
7 106 (30.29%) Project Delivery
8 105 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 87 (24.86%) Degree
10 57 (16.29%) Microsoft Project
11 54 (15.43%) Presentation Skills
12 52 (14.86%) PMO
13 51 (14.57%) Microsoft
14 49 (14.00%) Change Management
14 49 (14.00%) Scrum
15 47 (13.43%) Decision-Making
16 46 (13.14%) Waterfall
17 45 (12.86%) PMI
17 45 (12.86%) Business Case
18 44 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
19 43 (12.29%) Migration
20 41 (11.71%) Risk Management
21 40 (11.43%) Coaching
22 37 (10.57%) Security Cleared
23 36 (10.29%) Management Information System
24 33 (9.43%) PRINCE
24 33 (9.43%) SC Cleared
25 32 (9.14%) ITIL
25 32 (9.14%) Influencing Skills

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 15 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.00%) Confluence
3 12 (3.43%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) Appian
5 1 (0.29%) Documentum
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 57 (16.29%) Microsoft Project
2 43 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (3.71%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.00%) NetSuite
2 5 (1.43%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.14%) Maximo
3 4 (1.14%) Primavera
4 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.29%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) Shopify
6 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.57%) SaaS
2 17 (4.86%) Azure
3 10 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (2.57%) AWS
5 7 (2.00%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.71%) IaaS
6 6 (1.71%) Smartsheet
7 5 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.14%) Twilio
9 3 (0.86%) Google Docs
9 3 (0.86%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.57%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.57%) Lucidchart
10 2 (0.57%) Miro
10 2 (0.57%) PaaS
10 2 (0.57%) Slack
11 1 (0.29%) Boomi
11 1 (0.29%) CloudSense
11 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.29%) 2G
1 8 (2.29%) 5G
1 8 (2.29%) LAN
1 8 (2.29%) Node B
1 8 (2.29%) RNC
1 8 (2.29%) WAN
2 7 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.71%) 3G
3 6 (1.71%) 4G
4 4 (1.14%) Network Security
4 4 (1.14%) SMS
5 3 (0.86%) Wireless
6 2 (0.57%) FTP
6 2 (0.57%) MPLS
6 2 (0.57%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.29%) NAS
7 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.29%) Skype
7 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.71%) Big Data
2 6 (1.71%) GIS
2 6 (1.71%) Power BI
3 4 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.86%) Tableau
5 2 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.57%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
6 1 (0.29%) Metadata
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (7.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 152 (43.43%) Finance
2 150 (42.86%) Social Skills
3 54 (15.43%) Presentation Skills
4 32 (9.14%) Influencing Skills
5 31 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (5.43%) Telecoms
7 18 (5.14%) Banking
7 18 (5.14%) Legal
7 18 (5.14%) Retail
8 16 (4.57%) Manufacturing
9 14 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
10 12 (3.43%) Marketing
10 12 (3.43%) Public Sector
11 11 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (2.86%) Financial Institution
13 9 (2.57%) Investment Banking
14 8 (2.29%) Billing
14 8 (2.29%) German Language
15 4 (1.14%) Back Office
15 4 (1.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 226 (64.57%) Project Manager
2 39 (11.14%) IT Manager
3 34 (9.71%) IT Project Manager
4 30 (8.57%) Analyst
5 29 (8.29%) Infrastructure Manager
6 28 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 26 (7.43%) Senior Manager
7 26 (7.43%) Senior Project Manager
8 18 (5.14%) Applications Manager
8 18 (5.14%) Applications Project Manager
8 18 (5.14%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.57%) Technical Manager
10 14 (4.00%) Programme Manager
10 14 (4.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 14 (4.00%) Security Manager
11 13 (3.71%) Security Project Manager
11 13 (3.71%) Technical Project Manager
12 12 (3.43%) SAP Manager
13 10 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
13 10 (2.86%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.86%) SailPoint
1 3 (0.86%) Web Services
2 2 (0.57%) EDI
2 2 (0.57%) Middleware
2 2 (0.57%) Velocity
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) Flash
3 1 (0.29%) HTML
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.86%) PMI
2 36 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.86%) Virtual Team
4 18 (5.14%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.57%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (2.00%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.71%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (1.43%) FMCG
11 4 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.14%) Life Science
11 4 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.57%) Social Media
14 1 (0.29%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.14%) Windows
2 8 (2.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.00%) Unix
4 5 (1.43%) Linux
5 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.57%) VMS
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) AIX
7 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (80.29%) Project Management
2 231 (66.00%) PRINCE2
3 175 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (30.29%) Project Delivery
5 105 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (14.00%) Change Management
6 49 (14.00%) Scrum
7 47 (13.43%) Decision-Making
8 46 (13.14%) Waterfall
9 45 (12.86%) Business Case
10 44 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (12.29%) Migration
12 41 (11.71%) Risk Management
13 40 (11.43%) Coaching
14 33 (9.43%) PRINCE
15 32 (9.14%) ITIL
16 31 (8.86%) Programme Management
16 31 (8.86%) Project Governance
17 25 (7.14%) SDLC
18 24 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.29%) C
2 5 (1.43%) SQL
3 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.29%) Python
3 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 226 (64.57%) PMI Certification
2 87 (24.86%) Degree
3 37 (10.57%) Security Cleared
4 33 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 26 (7.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (4.00%) Master's Degree
8 12 (3.43%) CISSP
9 10 (2.86%) CISM
10 9 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.00%) CCNA
11 7 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (2.00%) MBA
12 6 (1.71%) CCNP
12 6 (1.71%) CISA
12 6 (1.71%) GIAC
12 6 (1.71%) GSEC
13 5 (1.43%) APMP
13 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (14.86%) PMO
2 22 (6.29%) QA
3 13 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.86%) GDPR
5 9 (2.57%) NIST
6 5 (1.43%) COBIT
7 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.14%) P3O
7 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.86%) GRC
8 3 (0.86%) GxP
9 2 (0.57%) NCSC
10 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.29%) ITGC
10 1 (0.29%) MiFID
10 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.14%) vSphere
6 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (0.57%) QRadar
1 2 (0.57%) Terraform
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 51 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.29%) SAP
3 20 (5.71%) VMware
4 18 (5.14%) Oracle
5 14 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.43%) Ping Identity
7 10 (2.86%) Cadence
8 8 (2.29%) Ericsson
8 8 (2.29%) Google
8 8 (2.29%) Mapinfo
8 8 (2.29%) Remedy
8 8 (2.29%) Workday
9 6 (1.71%) Huawei
9 6 (1.71%) IBM
9 6 (1.71%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (1.43%) Cisco
10 5 (1.43%) Citrix
10 5 (1.43%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.14%) TSYS