Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 61 40
Rank change year-on-year -18 -21 -4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,787 2,988 4,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.01% 3.54% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 4.18% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 2,067 3,178
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £290 £271 £269
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 68 49
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% - -3.93%
10th Percentile £17.13 £15.68 £15.70
90th Percentile £54.68 £55.00 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.00% - -2.65%

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 79,403 71,407 82,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 84.57% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,721 47,269 54,659
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,045 1,905 2,224
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +8.51% +12.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -12 1,160 £475 - 122
South East -12 647 £450 +4.65% 68
North of England -13 346 £414 +9.97% 60
Midlands -12 277 £425 +6.25% 57
South West -20 201 £400 - 38
North West -11 194 £430 +14.67% 31
West Midlands -24 168 £425 +3.66% 40
East of England -10 154 £413 +3.13% 34
Yorkshire +4 115 £388 -8.82% 25
East Midlands -13 92 £415 +10.67% 17
North East -21 45 £525 +50.00% 4
South Coast - 1 £575 -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1,676 (60.14%) Project Management
2 985 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 966 (34.66%) Finance
4 791 (28.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 570 (20.45%) ITIL
6 468 (16.79%) Microsoft
7 465 (16.68%) PMP
8 444 (15.93%) PMI Certification
9 435 (15.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 395 (14.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 394 (14.14%) Microsoft Project
12 367 (13.17%) Security Cleared
13 339 (12.16%) PMO
14 338 (12.13%) Change Management
15 268 (9.62%) SC Cleared
16 265 (9.51%) Programme Management
17 261 (9.36%) Waterfall
18 257 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
19 250 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
20 248 (8.90%) Risk Management
21 243 (8.72%) Migration
22 240 (8.61%) Degree
23 234 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
24 229 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
25 223 (8.00%) Project Planning
26 217 (7.79%) Windows
27 205 (7.36%) Scrum
28 204 (7.32%) Business Analysis
29 194 (6.96%) PMI
30 185 (6.64%) MS Visio

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
1 127 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.40%) CMS
2 39 (1.40%) Skype for Business
3 27 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 26 (0.93%) Confluence
5 16 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 15 (0.54%) IIS
7 13 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.29%) Documentum
9 8 (0.29%) SAS
10 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.25%) WordPress
11 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.11%) JBoss
14 3 (0.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 394 (14.14%) Microsoft Project
2 250 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 229 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
4 185 (6.64%) MS Visio
5 151 (5.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.072%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.036%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.50%) Primavera
3 14 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.32%) CA PPM
6 9 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
9 5 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.18%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 161 (5.78%) Office 365
2 81 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.66%) SaaS
4 44 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (1.40%) PaaS
6 38 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.00%) IaaS
8 14 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.29%) Yammer
10 6 (0.22%) G Suite
10 6 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.11%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.072%) Akamai
14 2 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.01%) WAN
2 78 (2.80%) LAN
3 54 (1.94%) Firewall
4 38 (1.36%) Skype
5 37 (1.33%) SMS
6 34 (1.22%) MPLS
7 31 (1.11%) VoIP
8 30 (1.08%) DNS
9 28 (1.00%) Unified Communications
10 27 (0.97%) IP Telephony
11 26 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (0.86%) SAN
12 24 (0.86%) VPN
13 23 (0.83%) Internet
14 22 (0.79%) DHCP
15 16 (0.57%) TCP/IP
16 15 (0.54%) Network Security
17 13 (0.47%) Intranet
17 13 (0.47%) Wireless
18 12 (0.43%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (0.65%) Big Data
4 18 (0.65%) Power BI
5 14 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
6 11 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.29%) Blockchain
7 8 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.29%) MS Access
7 8 (0.29%) SAP HANA
8 7 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (0.22%) DB2
9 6 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.18%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.18%) GIS
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (2.40%) JIRA
2 7 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.18%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.18%) Selenium
5 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.11%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.11%) JMeter
5 3 (0.11%) JUnit
5 3 (0.11%) PeopleTools
5 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.036%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.036%) Maven
6 1 (0.036%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.036%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.036%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.036%) WebDriver
General
1 966 (34.66%) Finance
2 169 (6.06%) Retail
3 166 (5.96%) Banking
4 154 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 100 (3.59%) Legal
6 77 (2.76%) Marketing
7 61 (2.19%) Law
8 54 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 39 (1.40%) Local Government
11 38 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (0.90%) Automotive
13 23 (0.83%) Advertising
14 22 (0.79%) Back Office
14 22 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.68%) Billing
15 19 (0.68%) Military
15 19 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.47%) Electronics
17 12 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,537 (55.15%) Project Manager
2 310 (11.12%) Analyst
3 280 (10.05%) IT Manager
4 226 (8.11%) IT Project Manager
5 208 (7.46%) Business Analyst
6 182 (6.53%) Senior Manager
7 166 (5.96%) Senior Project Manager
8 153 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 139 (4.99%) Programme Manager
10 136 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 83 (2.98%) Digital Project Manager
12 81 (2.91%) Security Manager
13 70 (2.51%) GDPR Project Manager
13 70 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 69 (2.48%) Architect
14 69 (2.48%) Security Project Manager
15 68 (2.44%) Project Officer
16 66 (2.37%) Coordinator
17 65 (2.33%) Technical Manager
18 63 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.11%) Web Services
2 18 (0.65%) .NET
2 18 (0.65%) Middleware
3 14 (0.50%) HTML
4 12 (0.43%) CSS
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.22%) XML
7 5 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.14%) DAO
9 3 (0.11%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.11%) EDI
9 3 (0.11%) LDAP
9 3 (0.11%) Mason
9 3 (0.11%) SOAP
10 2 (0.072%) HTML5
10 2 (0.072%) JFC
10 2 (0.072%) Leaflet
10 2 (0.072%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 1 (0.036%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 257 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (6.96%) PMI
3 151 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 139 (4.99%) Data Centre
5 59 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (1.87%) NHS
7 51 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 44 (1.58%) User Experience
9 29 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 27 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
12 23 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.72%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.57%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.50%) Life Science
15 14 (0.50%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.43%) CMDB
16 12 (0.43%) EPoS
16 12 (0.43%) Fat Client
16 12 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 217 (7.79%) Windows
2 108 (3.88%) Windows 10
3 43 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 40 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 38 (1.36%) Linux
6 18 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.47%) Android
10 12 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.39%) Unix
12 8 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.25%) Solaris
13 7 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.22%) AIX
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.11%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.072%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,676 (60.14%) Project Management
2 985 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 791 (28.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 570 (20.45%) ITIL
5 338 (12.13%) Change Management
6 265 (9.51%) Programme Management
7 261 (9.36%) Waterfall
8 248 (8.90%) Risk Management
9 243 (8.72%) Migration
10 234 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
11 223 (8.00%) Project Planning
12 205 (7.36%) Scrum
13 204 (7.32%) Business Analysis
14 177 (6.35%) Service Management
15 162 (5.81%) Project Governance
16 152 (5.45%) Change Control
17 147 (5.27%) Resource Management
18 144 (5.17%) Matrix Organization
19 134 (4.81%) Decision-Making
20 132 (4.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (3.09%) SQL
2 37 (1.33%) C
3 16 (0.57%) Java
4 14 (0.50%) PowerShell
5 12 (0.43%) C#
6 10 (0.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.29%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.25%) ABAP
9 6 (0.22%) PHP
10 4 (0.14%) Python
11 3 (0.11%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.11%) C++
11 3 (0.11%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.11%) VB
11 3 (0.11%) VBScript
12 2 (0.072%) Perl
12 2 (0.072%) XPath
13 1 (0.036%) COBOL
13 1 (0.036%) REXX
13 1 (0.036%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 465 (16.68%) PMP
2 444 (15.93%) PMI Certification
3 435 (15.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 395 (14.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 367 (13.17%) Security Cleared
6 268 (9.62%) SC Cleared
7 240 (8.61%) Degree
8 127 (4.56%) APMP
9 102 (3.66%) ISEB
10 72 (2.58%) CISSP
11 68 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 66 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
13 61 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
14 49 (1.76%) CISM
15 39 (1.40%) CCNP
16 37 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 31 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
18 30 (1.08%) MCSE
19 29 (1.04%) CCNA
20 26 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (12.16%) PMO
2 153 (5.49%) GDPR
3 135 (4.84%) QA
4 42 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.00%) SLA
6 25 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.72%) P3O
8 19 (0.68%) PMBOK
9 15 (0.54%) COBIT
10 8 (0.29%) GxP
11 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.22%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.22%) MiFID
13 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.18%) IFRS
14 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.14%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 100 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 22 (0.79%) XenApp
4 15 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.43%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.32%) vSphere
7 5 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.14%) Docker
8 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.11%) Snort
9 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.072%) ACF2
10 2 (0.072%) Firmware
10 2 (0.072%) RACF
10 2 (0.072%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (1.40%) SCCM
2 11 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.36%) SCOM
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.25%) Ansible
7 6 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.18%) Netcool
8 5 (0.18%) Puppet
8 5 (0.18%) WSUS
9 4 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.14%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.14%) QRadar
9 4 (0.14%) SmoothWall
9 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 468 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 114 (4.09%) SAP
3 109 (3.91%) Cisco
4 99 (3.55%) Citrix
5 97 (3.48%) Oracle
6 60 (2.15%) VMware
7 37 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 36 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (1.26%) HP
10 26 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 24 (0.86%) Workday
12 22 (0.79%) IBM
13 19 (0.68%) Capita
13 19 (0.68%) NetApp
14 16 (0.57%) EMC
15 13 (0.47%) Ivanti
16 12 (0.43%) F5
16 12 (0.43%) McAfee
16 12 (0.43%) Remedy
17 11 (0.39%) iManage