Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 356 361
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 -51
Contract jobs citing PMP 573 616 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 3.57% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 477 452
England median daily rate £450 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £315
90th Percentile £638 £643 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £452 £462
% change year-on-year -0.33% -2.27% +8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -20.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £33.00 £22.10 £42.55
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.95 £52.88
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +2.27%

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 17,384 17,237 21,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.51% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,274 10,445 13,336
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 849 697
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.10 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.69% +8.18% +22.22%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMP in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMP in England

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMP in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor 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 August 2018. 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 -33 265 £503 +0.50% 22
South East -13 181 £430 -4.44% 13
East of England +19 39 £400 -8.57% 3
Midlands -26 39 £373 -6.88% 3
South West -14 30 £420 -5.35% 1
East Midlands -4 23 £370 -2.63% 2
North of England -51 19 £370 -1.33% 14
West Midlands -42 16 £375 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -25 11 £401 +0.31% 2
North West -24 5 £375 +4.90% 11
North East -15 3 £350 -4.11% 1
PMP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 422 (73.65%) Project Management
2 398 (69.46%) PMI Certification
3 386 (67.36%) PRINCE2
4 243 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
5 217 (37.87%) Finance
6 151 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 125 (21.82%) Degree
8 95 (16.58%) ITIL
9 92 (16.06%) Project Planning
10 91 (15.88%) Microsoft Project
11 90 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
12 88 (15.36%) Microsoft
13 87 (15.18%) PMI
14 74 (12.91%) Scrum
15 73 (12.74%) Change Management
16 72 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
17 68 (11.87%) Migration
18 67 (11.69%) Matrix Organization
19 66 (11.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 60 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
20 60 (10.47%) SDLC
21 54 (9.42%) Waterfall
22 53 (9.25%) Security Cleared
23 47 (8.20%) Risk Management
23 47 (8.20%) QA
23 47 (8.20%) PMO
24 45 (7.85%) Banking
24 45 (7.85%) Retail
25 41 (7.16%) Computer Science
25 41 (7.16%) Legal

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 36 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.09%) Confluence
3 11 (1.92%) CMS
4 10 (1.75%) Drupal
5 8 (1.40%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.52%) CICS
6 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.52%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.35%) SAS
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (15.88%) Microsoft Project
2 60 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (6.63%) MS Visio
4 36 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (5.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.70%) SPSS
7 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.09%) Office 365
3 9 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.57%) SaaS
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.92%) Skype
2 9 (1.57%) WAN
3 8 (1.40%) LAN
4 6 (1.05%) SMS
5 4 (0.70%) DNS
5 4 (0.70%) Firewall
5 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.52%) Intranet
6 3 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.52%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) Broadband
7 2 (0.35%) Internet
7 2 (0.35%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.35%) MPLS
7 2 (0.35%) SMTP
8 1 (0.17%) ADSL
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (2.27%) Power BI
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.35%) Big Data
4 2 (0.35%) DB2
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (5.24%) JIRA
2 6 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.87%) Selenium
4 4 (0.70%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.70%) JMeter
4 4 (0.70%) JUnit
4 4 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 217 (37.87%) Finance
2 45 (7.85%) Banking
2 45 (7.85%) Retail
3 41 (7.16%) Legal
4 36 (6.28%) Marketing
5 35 (6.11%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.14%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.97%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.62%) Billing
8 15 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.09%) Front Office
10 7 (1.22%) Automotive
11 6 (1.05%) Law
12 4 (0.70%) Games
12 4 (0.70%) Publishing
12 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.52%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.52%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 403 (70.33%) Project Manager
2 67 (11.69%) IT Manager
3 61 (10.65%) IT Project Manager
4 52 (9.08%) Senior Manager
5 49 (8.55%) Senior Project Manager
6 48 (8.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 46 (8.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 27 (4.71%) Programme Manager
9 23 (4.01%) Agile Project Manager
10 20 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.32%) Analyst
11 19 (3.32%) Applications Manager
12 17 (2.97%) Applications Project Manager
13 16 (2.79%) GDPR Project Manager
13 16 (2.79%) Senior IT Manager
13 16 (2.79%) Senior IT Project Manager
14 15 (2.62%) Coordinator
14 15 (2.62%) Migration Manager
15 14 (2.44%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.44%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.75%) Middleware
2 6 (1.05%) REST
3 5 (0.87%) EDI
3 5 (0.87%) Web Services
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.70%) XML
5 3 (0.52%) .NET
5 3 (0.52%) cXML
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.35%) JSON
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.17%) Akka
7 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.18%) PMI
2 72 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.16%) Computer Science
3 41 (7.16%) Data Centre
4 33 (5.76%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.92%) Social Media
7 11 (1.92%) User Experience
8 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.22%) Tandem
11 5 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.87%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.70%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.70%) Media Streaming
12 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.79%) Windows
2 11 (1.92%) Linux
3 8 (1.40%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.52%) AIX
4 3 (0.52%) VMS
4 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.35%) CentOS
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (73.65%) Project Management
2 386 (67.36%) PRINCE2
3 243 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (16.58%) ITIL
6 92 (16.06%) Project Planning
7 90 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (12.91%) Scrum
9 73 (12.74%) Change Management
10 68 (11.87%) Migration
11 67 (11.69%) Matrix Organization
12 60 (10.47%) SDLC
13 54 (9.42%) Waterfall
14 47 (8.20%) Risk Management
15 40 (6.98%) PRINCE
15 40 (6.98%) Programme Management
16 38 (6.63%) CRM
17 37 (6.46%) Project Governance
18 36 (6.28%) ERP
18 36 (6.28%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.44%) Java
2 13 (2.27%) C
3 5 (0.87%) SQL
4 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.70%) C#
4 4 (0.70%) COBOL
5 3 (0.52%) C++
5 3 (0.52%) Perl
5 3 (0.52%) PL/1
5 3 (0.52%) Python
5 3 (0.52%) REXX
5 3 (0.52%) VB
5 3 (0.52%) VBScript
6 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 398 (69.46%) PMI Certification
2 125 (21.82%) Degree
3 66 (11.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 53 (9.25%) Security Cleared
5 36 (6.28%) SC Cleared
6 30 (5.24%) Master's Degree
7 26 (4.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (2.97%) APMP
9 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.75%) ISEB
9 10 (1.75%) MBA
10 9 (1.57%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.40%) CAPM
11 8 (1.40%) CISSP
12 6 (1.05%) CISM
12 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.87%) CCNA
13 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.70%) CISA
14 4 (0.70%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.20%) PMO
1 47 (8.20%) QA
2 30 (5.24%) GDPR
3 6 (1.05%) COBIT
4 4 (0.70%) SEPA
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) P3O
6 2 (0.35%) PSD2
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.35%) SLA
6 2 (0.35%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.70%) ACF2
2 4 (0.70%) RACF
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.35%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.17%) SCOM
3 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.71%) SAP
3 19 (3.32%) Oracle
4 17 (2.97%) ServiceNow
5 12 (2.09%) IBM
6 10 (1.75%) Cisco
7 8 (1.40%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.22%) HP
9 6 (1.05%) Juniper
9 6 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.87%) Splunk
11 4 (0.70%) Adobe
11 4 (0.70%) Citrix
11 4 (0.70%) VMware
12 3 (0.52%) Ariba
12 3 (0.52%) EMC
12 3 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.52%) Sophos
12 3 (0.52%) Zoho
13 2 (0.35%) Google