Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PRINCE2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 15 October 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.

PRINCE 2
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 68 57
Rank change year-on-year -30 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,422 2,946 3,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.57% 3.26% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 3.79% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,569 2,091 2,568
England median daily rate £450 £438 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.64% +2.71%
10th Percentile £260 £288 £278
90th Percentile £607 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 44 81
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.77% -3.64%
10th Percentile £14.88 £15.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.45 £45.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £29.58 £27.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.58% +8.82% -7.27%

PRINCE2 is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,220 77,719 83,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.23% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,167 51,884 55,741
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,202 1,867 2,203
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.45%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 15 October 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 -45 926 £500 +5.26% 109
South East -7 564 £450 - 71
North of England -27 292 £413 +1.85% 66
South West -13 271 £378 -2.58% 40
Midlands -43 212 £425 +3.03% 59
East of England -18 157 £431 +7.81% 33
West Midlands -33 142 £450 +9.09% 48
Yorkshire -20 131 £425 +6.25% 20
North West -29 126 £400 - 43
East Midlands -43 69 £370 -7.50% 10
North East +2 36 £394 -12.50% 3
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 1,376 (56.81%) Project Management
2 950 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 793 (32.74%) Finance
4 641 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 510 (21.06%) ITIL
6 436 (18.00%) Microsoft
7 365 (15.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 354 (14.62%) Security Cleared
9 305 (12.59%) PMI Certification
10 304 (12.55%) PMP
11 302 (12.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 291 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
13 287 (11.85%) PMO
14 246 (10.16%) Migration
15 243 (10.03%) SC Cleared
16 240 (9.91%) Scrum
17 236 (9.74%) Waterfall
18 231 (9.54%) Change Management
19 226 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
19 226 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
20 214 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
21 205 (8.46%) Windows
22 200 (8.26%) Programme Management
22 200 (8.26%) Degree
23 199 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
24 192 (7.93%) Risk Management
25 152 (6.28%) Office 365
26 150 (6.19%) Service Management
26 150 (6.19%) Project Planning
27 145 (5.99%) Change Control

PRINCE2
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
1 123 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.65%) Confluence
3 28 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 27 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.03%) IIS
6 15 (0.62%) CMS
7 14 (0.58%) Documentum
7 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.54%) Apache
9 12 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.37%) SAS
11 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.33%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.29%) Drupal
13 5 (0.21%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.17%) CICS
14 4 (0.17%) JBoss
14 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.17%) WordPress
15 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 291 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
2 226 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
3 199 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 120 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 102 (4.21%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.083%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.041%) CATIA
8 1 (0.041%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 31 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.70%) Primavera
4 11 (0.45%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.12%) Servitor
9 3 (0.12%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 152 (6.28%) Office 365
2 128 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (1.86%) SaaS
5 17 (0.70%) PaaS
6 16 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.66%) Trello
7 14 (0.58%) IaaS
8 13 (0.54%) OneDrive
8 13 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.41%) Yammer
11 7 (0.29%) iPaaS
12 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.17%) FinancialForce
13 4 (0.17%) Taleo
14 3 (0.12%) BlueKai
14 3 (0.12%) G Suite
15 2 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.18%) WAN
2 58 (2.39%) LAN
3 44 (1.82%) Firewall
4 37 (1.53%) SMS
5 36 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (1.32%) Skype
7 30 (1.24%) SAN
8 28 (1.16%) VPN
9 23 (0.95%) Wireless
10 22 (0.91%) DNS
11 20 (0.83%) Intranet
12 17 (0.70%) VoIP
13 14 (0.58%) DHCP
13 14 (0.58%) IP Telephony
14 12 (0.50%) MPLS
14 12 (0.50%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.37%) Internet
17 8 (0.33%) VLAN
18 7 (0.29%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (0.70%) Big Data
4 17 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.45%) Power BI
7 8 (0.33%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (0.25%) DB2
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.21%) MySQL
11 4 (0.17%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.17%) GIS
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.12%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 96 (3.96%) JIRA
2 13 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.37%) SonarQube
4 7 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.21%) Selenium
6 4 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.17%) JMeter
6 4 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.12%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.12%) JUnit
7 3 (0.12%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.083%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.041%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.041%) Subversion
9 1 (0.041%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.041%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.041%) WebDriver
General
1 793 (32.74%) Finance
2 123 (5.08%) Retail
3 112 (4.62%) Banking
4 99 (4.09%) Marketing
4 99 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.52%) Legal
6 48 (1.98%) Law
6 48 (1.98%) Military
7 45 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 25 (1.03%) Automotive
12 19 (0.78%) Billing
13 18 (0.74%) Back Office
14 15 (0.62%) Front Office
15 12 (0.50%) Advertising
15 12 (0.50%) Local Government
15 12 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,288 (53.18%) Project Manager
2 237 (9.79%) IT Manager
3 203 (8.38%) Analyst
4 192 (7.93%) IT Project Manager
5 142 (5.86%) Infrastructure Manager
6 135 (5.57%) Senior Manager
7 124 (5.12%) Programme Manager
8 122 (5.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 122 (5.04%) Technical Manager
9 115 (4.75%) Senior Project Manager
10 113 (4.67%) Business Analyst
11 97 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
12 81 (3.34%) Architect
13 72 (2.97%) Coordinator
14 70 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
15 62 (2.56%) Digital Project Manager
16 52 (2.15%) Consultant
16 52 (2.15%) Project Coordinator
16 52 (2.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
17 51 (2.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.61%) Middleware
2 36 (1.49%) .NET
3 26 (1.07%) Web Services
4 24 (0.99%) HTML
5 16 (0.66%) CSS
5 16 (0.66%) XML
6 15 (0.62%) Velocity
7 14 (0.58%) J2EE
8 12 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.29%) jQuery
11 6 (0.25%) LDAP
11 6 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.21%) EDI
12 5 (0.21%) REST
12 5 (0.21%) Spring
13 3 (0.12%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.12%) DHTML
13 3 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 214 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 136 (5.62%) PMI
4 132 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.68%) NHS
6 61 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 43 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 42 (1.73%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.16%) User Experience
11 22 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.58%) Clustering
13 14 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (0.45%) FMCG
17 9 (0.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 205 (8.46%) Windows
2 87 (3.59%) Windows 10
3 63 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.94%) Linux
5 44 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.03%) Solaris
8 23 (0.95%) Unix
9 15 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.21%) AIX
12 3 (0.12%) Android
12 3 (0.12%) VMS
12 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.083%) SUSE
14 1 (0.041%) CentOS
14 1 (0.041%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,376 (56.81%) Project Management
2 950 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 641 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 510 (21.06%) ITIL
5 246 (10.16%) Migration
6 240 (9.91%) Scrum
7 236 (9.74%) Waterfall
8 231 (9.54%) Change Management
9 226 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
10 200 (8.26%) Programme Management
11 192 (7.93%) Risk Management
12 150 (6.19%) Project Planning
12 150 (6.19%) Service Management
13 145 (5.99%) Change Control
14 137 (5.66%) Business Analysis
15 135 (5.57%) PRINCE
16 129 (5.33%) Project Governance
17 122 (5.04%) Service Delivery
18 113 (4.67%) Resource Management
19 110 (4.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (2.11%) SQL
2 47 (1.94%) C
3 27 (1.11%) PowerShell
4 20 (0.83%) C#
5 18 (0.74%) Java
6 17 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 16 (0.66%) VB
8 9 (0.37%) VBScript
9 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.17%) COBOL
10 4 (0.17%) PHP
11 3 (0.12%) C++
11 3 (0.12%) Python
12 2 (0.083%) Perl
12 2 (0.083%) PL/1
12 2 (0.083%) REXX
12 2 (0.083%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.041%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 365 (15.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 354 (14.62%) Security Cleared
3 305 (12.59%) PMI Certification
4 304 (12.55%) PMP
5 302 (12.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 243 (10.03%) SC Cleared
7 200 (8.26%) Degree
8 105 (4.34%) APMP
9 91 (3.76%) DV Cleared
10 64 (2.64%) ISEB
11 58 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (2.11%) CISSP
13 50 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
14 48 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (1.40%) CISM
16 32 (1.32%) MCSE
17 31 (1.28%) CCNP
18 29 (1.20%) CCNA
19 24 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 20 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (11.85%) PMO
2 96 (3.96%) QA
3 74 (3.06%) GDPR
4 47 (1.94%) SLA
5 29 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.95%) P3O
7 18 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.58%) PMBOK
8 14 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.54%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.50%) COBIT
11 11 (0.45%) ISO 22301
11 11 (0.45%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.41%) GxP
13 9 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
13 9 (0.37%) ISO 31000
13 9 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 89 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.33%) XenApp
7 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.25%) vSphere
8 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.12%) ACF2
10 3 (0.12%) RACF
10 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.041%) Firmware
12 1 (0.041%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (2.11%) SCCM
2 21 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
3 17 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (0.37%) Nessus
4 9 (0.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 8 (0.33%) SCOM
6 7 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.12%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.12%) vRealize
8 3 (0.12%) WSUS
9 2 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.083%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.083%) Puppet
9 2 (0.083%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.083%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 436 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 134 (5.53%) Oracle
3 105 (4.34%) Cisco
4 104 (4.29%) SAP
5 99 (4.09%) VMware
6 61 (2.52%) Citrix
7 34 (1.40%) IBM
8 32 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.11%) ServiceNow
10 21 (0.87%) HP
11 19 (0.78%) Workday
12 16 (0.66%) NetApp
12 16 (0.66%) Xerox
13 15 (0.62%) McAfee
14 14 (0.58%) Imperva
15 13 (0.54%) Pega
16 12 (0.50%) Splunk
17 11 (0.45%) EMC
18 10 (0.41%) Dell
18 10 (0.41%) Remedy