Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 85 60
Rank change year-on-year -19 -25 -13
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1,985 2,690 3,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.35% 2.85% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 3.28% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,754 2,164
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 56
England median hourly rate £33.40 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +3.64% +22.63%
10th Percentile £21.39 £15.84 £13.50
90th Percentile £55.90 £59.70 £55.63
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £29.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.46% +8.00% +22.22%

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 73,703 81,942 75,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.30% 86.80% 85.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,067 54,501 49,491
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £279
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,011 2,257 1,957
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.25 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £24.84 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -14.00% +3.52%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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 -29 758 £479 -1.79% 116
South East +3 507 £450 - 82
North of England -9 250 £425 +3.03% 50
South West -27 187 £400 +3.23% 31
Midlands -10 179 £413 -2.94% 48
North West -16 124 £425 +1.80% 28
Yorkshire +10 112 £443 +10.63% 16
West Midlands -21 106 £450 - 33
East of England -35 103 £450 +9.09% 28
East Midlands +8 74 £400 - 15
North East -1 15 £425 -19.05% 6
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 1,108 (55.82%) Project Management
2 818 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
3 604 (30.43%) Finance
4 484 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 461 (23.22%) ITIL
6 385 (19.40%) PMI Certification
7 317 (15.97%) PMP
8 304 (15.31%) Microsoft
9 285 (14.36%) Security Cleared
10 276 (13.90%) Migration
11 268 (13.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 246 (12.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 234 (11.79%) Microsoft Project
14 224 (11.28%) PMO
15 209 (10.53%) Waterfall
16 208 (10.48%) Change Management
17 205 (10.33%) Degree
18 195 (9.82%) Telecoms
19 181 (9.12%) Microsoft Excel
19 181 (9.12%) PMI
20 180 (9.07%) SC Cleared
21 179 (9.02%) Programme Management
22 168 (8.46%) Windows
23 162 (8.16%) Scrum
24 157 (7.91%) Risk Management
25 147 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
26 144 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
27 133 (6.70%) Management Information System
28 132 (6.65%) Data Centre
29 131 (6.60%) PRINCE

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 88 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.76%) Confluence
3 18 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 16 (0.81%) CMS
4 16 (0.81%) MS Project Server
5 15 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 14 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.40%) IIS
9 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.050%) Apache
10 1 (0.050%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.050%) SAS
10 1 (0.050%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.050%) Umbraco
Applications
1 234 (11.79%) Microsoft Project
2 181 (9.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
4 116 (5.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 66 (3.32%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.050%) SPSS
8 1 (0.050%) Stata
8 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.21%) Primavera
3 21 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.71%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.71%) SAP FI
4 14 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (0.65%) SAP BPC
6 10 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.40%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.35%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.35%) SAP MM
9 6 (0.30%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.25%) Workday HCM
11 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.20%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (5.79%) Office 365
3 67 (3.38%) SaaS
4 64 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (1.51%) PaaS
7 19 (0.96%) IaaS
8 17 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.65%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
11 10 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 9 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.40%) Apigee
13 8 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
13 8 (0.40%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.40%) Yammer
14 7 (0.35%) G Suite
15 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.22%) WAN
2 43 (2.17%) Firewall
3 41 (2.07%) LAN
4 25 (1.26%) DNS
5 24 (1.21%) 2G
6 23 (1.16%) 4G
7 22 (1.11%) 3G
8 18 (0.91%) SAN
8 18 (0.91%) Skype
9 17 (0.86%) 5G
10 16 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 14 (0.71%) DWDM
11 14 (0.71%) Intranet
11 14 (0.71%) Network Security
12 12 (0.60%) 2.5G
12 12 (0.60%) VLAN
12 12 (0.60%) Wireless
13 11 (0.55%) MPLS
14 10 (0.50%) Internet
14 10 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.56%) Big Data
3 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.06%) SAP BW
5 18 (0.91%) Apache Hive
5 18 (0.91%) Impala
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.40%) MySQL
8 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (0.40%) Power BI
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.35%) BigQuery
9 7 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.25%) GIS
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 94 (4.74%) JIRA
2 19 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.20%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.20%) LSMW
8 4 (0.20%) MSI
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.15%) Hudson
9 3 (0.15%) Selenium
9 3 (0.15%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.10%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.10%) Rational Quality Manager
10 2 (0.10%) VersionOne
General
1 604 (30.43%) Finance
2 195 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.98%) Banking
4 78 (3.93%) Retail
5 55 (2.77%) Marketing
6 40 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 40 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.96%) Legal
8 27 (1.36%) Law
9 23 (1.16%) Back Office
10 21 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (1.01%) Military
12 18 (0.91%) Local Government
13 17 (0.86%) Front Office
14 14 (0.71%) Advertising
15 12 (0.60%) Automotive
16 11 (0.55%) Billing
16 11 (0.55%) Electronics
16 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 979 (49.32%) Project Manager
2 186 (9.37%) IT Manager
3 176 (8.87%) Analyst
4 161 (8.11%) IT Project Manager
5 145 (7.30%) Infrastructure Manager
6 137 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 110 (5.54%) Senior Manager
8 101 (5.09%) Senior Project Manager
9 91 (4.58%) Business Analyst
9 91 (4.58%) Programme Manager
10 79 (3.98%) Delivery Manager
11 78 (3.93%) Architect
12 62 (3.12%) Service Manager
13 59 (2.97%) Technical Manager
14 55 (2.77%) Technical Project Manager
15 54 (2.72%) Consultant
16 45 (2.27%) Change Manager
17 44 (2.22%) Transition Manager
18 43 (2.17%) Coordinator
19 42 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.46%) XML
2 28 (1.41%) Web Services
3 22 (1.11%) .NET
3 22 (1.11%) JSON
4 11 (0.55%) HTML
5 8 (0.40%) CSS
5 8 (0.40%) SOAP
5 8 (0.40%) Swagger
5 8 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (0.40%) XSD
5 8 (0.40%) XSL
6 7 (0.35%) Middleware
6 7 (0.35%) Velocity
7 6 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.30%) WCF
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.25%) SAP Fiori
9 4 (0.20%) RESTful
9 4 (0.20%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.12%) PMI
2 147 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (6.70%) Management Information System
4 132 (6.65%) Data Centre
5 58 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (2.47%) NHS
7 30 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 29 (1.46%) User Experience
9 28 (1.41%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (0.96%) Public Cloud
12 15 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.60%) Tandem
15 10 (0.50%) CMDB
15 10 (0.50%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.50%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.45%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 168 (8.46%) Windows
2 82 (4.13%) Windows 10
3 49 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.76%) Windows 7
5 19 (0.96%) Linux
6 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.60%) Unix
7 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.55%) Android
9 7 (0.35%) Solaris
10 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) AIX
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.050%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.050%) CentOS
13 1 (0.050%) pSOS
13 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,108 (55.82%) Project Management
2 818 (41.21%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (24.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 461 (23.22%) ITIL
5 276 (13.90%) Migration
6 209 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 208 (10.48%) Change Management
8 179 (9.02%) Programme Management
9 162 (8.16%) Scrum
10 157 (7.91%) Risk Management
11 131 (6.60%) PRINCE
12 130 (6.55%) Business Analysis
13 129 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
14 124 (6.25%) Service Management
15 112 (5.64%) Change Control
16 107 (5.39%) Project Planning
17 98 (4.94%) SDLC
18 95 (4.79%) Data Migration
19 90 (4.53%) ERP
20 89 (4.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.13%) SQL
2 43 (2.17%) C
3 26 (1.31%) PowerShell
4 25 (1.26%) Java
5 17 (0.86%) C#
6 12 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.40%) XPath
8 8 (0.40%) XQuery
9 7 (0.35%) ABAP
10 6 (0.30%) VB
11 5 (0.25%) Python
12 4 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.20%) C++
12 4 (0.20%) SAPscript
12 4 (0.20%) VBA
12 4 (0.20%) VBScript
13 1 (0.050%) R
Qualifications
1 385 (19.40%) PMI Certification
2 317 (15.97%) PMP
3 285 (14.36%) Security Cleared
4 268 (13.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 246 (12.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 205 (10.33%) Degree
7 180 (9.07%) SC Cleared
8 89 (4.48%) APMP
9 79 (3.98%) DV Cleared
10 59 (2.97%) ISEB
11 58 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
12 51 (2.57%) CCNA
13 47 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (1.91%) MCSE
16 22 (1.11%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.81%) CISSP
18 15 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
18 15 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
19 14 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (11.28%) PMO
2 83 (4.18%) QA
3 31 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.16%) SLA
5 19 (0.96%) GDPR
6 13 (0.65%) P3O
7 12 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.55%) PMBOK
9 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.35%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.30%) COBIT
11 6 (0.30%) HL7
11 6 (0.30%) NIST
12 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 87 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 48 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.25%) Postfix
7 4 (0.20%) Firmware
7 4 (0.20%) vSphere
8 3 (0.15%) Docker
8 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
8 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.050%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.050%) KVM
9 1 (0.050%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.050%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.050%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (1.71%) SCCM
2 18 (0.91%) SCOM
3 14 (0.71%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.25%) Ansible
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.20%) Terraform
5 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.20%) yum
6 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.15%) Grafana
6 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.15%) IBM Guardium
6 3 (0.15%) Kibana
6 3 (0.15%) Nessus
6 3 (0.15%) Netcool
6 3 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.15%) vRealize
7 2 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 304 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 117 (5.89%) SAP
3 92 (4.63%) Oracle
4 85 (4.28%) VMware
5 77 (3.88%) Cisco
6 73 (3.68%) Citrix
7 34 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.46%) IBM
9 26 (1.31%) HP
10 24 (1.21%) Google
11 21 (1.06%) Informatica
12 20 (1.01%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.91%) Cloudera
14 17 (0.86%) CheckPoint
15 16 (0.81%) Adobe
15 16 (0.81%) Remedy
16 13 (0.65%) Workday
17 12 (0.60%) Meraki
18 11 (0.55%) JD Edwards
19 10 (0.50%) Pega