Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

PRINCE2 Certification
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 570 423 584
Rank change year-on-year -147 +161 -50
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 169 71 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.04% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 53 142
10th Percentile £318 £301 £300
25th Percentile £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £433 £413
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% +4.89% -2.94%
75th Percentile £553 £500 £488
90th Percentile £625 £566 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +6.89% +4.89% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
10th Percentile £27.00 " "
25th Percentile £30.00 " £23.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £24.50
75th Percentile £39.57 " £25.75
90th Percentile £42.31 " "
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £25.59

PRINCE2 Certification 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 12,594 6,814 15,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 24.79% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,097 4,620 9,985
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £470
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £568
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 254 667
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £33.63 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.78% -15.94% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.51 £64.50 £60.53
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £31.81 £39.34
% change year-on-year +1.40% -19.15% +71.55%

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in England

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in England.

Daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in England

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in England

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in England.

Hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in England

PRINCE2 Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in England

PRINCE2 Certification
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 PRINCE2 Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 -149 85 £475 - 11
North of England -55 26 £425 +80.85% 11
South East -71 22 £486 +30.54% 8
North West -43 17 £424 +17.71% 5
South West -44 13 £400 +7.48% 7
Midlands -66 12 £356 +23.91% 3
West Midlands -67 10 £381 +32.61% 3
Yorkshire -47 9 £450 +97.80% 6
East of England -59 6 £368 +56.38% 1
East Midlands - 2 £265 -
PRINCE2 Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification.

1 165 (97.63%) PRINCE2
2 79 (46.75%) Project Management
3 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (35.50%) Project Delivery
5 49 (28.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (27.81%) Finance
7 46 (27.22%) Social Skills
8 24 (14.20%) Waterfall
9 23 (13.61%) ITIL
9 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
9 23 (13.61%) Public Sector
10 22 (13.02%) PMI Certification
11 21 (12.43%) PMP
12 18 (10.65%) Banking
12 18 (10.65%) VMware
12 18 (10.65%) Azure
13 17 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (9.47%) Business Case
14 16 (9.47%) Coaching
15 15 (8.88%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (8.88%) NHS
15 15 (8.88%) SC Cleared
15 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
15 15 (8.88%) Local Government
16 14 (8.28%) PRINCE
16 14 (8.28%) Active Directory
16 14 (8.28%) Virtual Team
17 13 (7.69%) Mentoring
17 13 (7.69%) Scrum
18 12 (7.10%) Programme Management

PRINCE2 Certification
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 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) CMS
2 2 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.65%) Azure
2 9 (5.33%) Power Platform
3 6 (3.55%) AWS
4 3 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) Intranet
2 3 (1.78%) DHCP
2 3 (1.78%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.59%) ADSL
3 1 (0.59%) Broadband
3 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.33%) Power BI
1 9 (5.33%) Tableau
2 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.59%) GIS
3 1 (0.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (4.14%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 47 (27.81%) Finance
2 46 (27.22%) Social Skills
3 23 (13.61%) Public Sector
4 18 (10.65%) Banking
5 15 (8.88%) Local Government
5 15 (8.88%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (5.33%) Automotive
7 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.55%) Marketing
9 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.78%) Legal
10 3 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.18%) Electronics
11 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.59%) Billing
12 1 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 123 (72.78%) Project Manager
2 27 (15.98%) Infrastructure Manager
2 27 (15.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 23 (13.61%) IT Manager
4 21 (12.43%) IT Project Manager
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Manager
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 9 (5.33%) Digital Project Manager
7 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 8 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 8 (4.73%) Technical Manager
8 7 (4.14%) Data Manager
8 7 (4.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.14%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (4.14%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Agile Project Manager
9 6 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) .NET
1 2 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) NHS
2 14 (8.28%) Virtual Team
3 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.37%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.78%) FMCG
5 3 (1.78%) LIMS
6 2 (1.18%) PMI
6 2 (1.18%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) CCTV
7 1 (0.59%) EPoS
7 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.10%) Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (1.18%) CentOS
4 2 (1.18%) Linux
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (97.63%) PRINCE2
2 79 (46.75%) Project Management
3 78 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (35.50%) Project Delivery
5 49 (28.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (14.20%) Waterfall
7 23 (13.61%) ITIL
8 17 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (9.47%) Business Case
9 16 (9.47%) Coaching
10 14 (8.28%) PRINCE
11 13 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 13 (7.69%) Scrum
12 12 (7.10%) Change Management
12 12 (7.10%) Migration
12 12 (7.10%) Programme Management
13 9 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (5.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 8 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.78%) C
2 2 (1.18%) C#
2 2 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) PMI Certification
2 21 (12.43%) PMP
3 15 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (4.14%) APMP
5 7 (4.14%) Degree
5 7 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) CEH
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.18%) ISEB
6 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.18%) MCSA
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) CCNA
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) PMO
2 4 (2.37%) GRC
2 4 (2.37%) ISO 22301
2 4 (2.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.78%) XenApp
4 3 (1.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.65%) VMware
3 11 (6.51%) Ping Identity
4 10 (5.92%) Citrix
5 4 (2.37%) SAP
6 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.18%) Aderant
7 2 (1.18%) Brio
7 2 (1.18%) BT
7 2 (1.18%) iManage
7 2 (1.18%) Intapp
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle
7 2 (1.18%) Remedy
8 1 (0.59%) Avaya
8 1 (0.59%) Capita
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco
8 1 (0.59%) Cognos
8 1 (0.59%) Google
8 1 (0.59%) Openreach
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com