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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 36 36
Rank change year-on-year -22 0  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1518 2336 2303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.64% 4.70% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 5.67% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1674 1520
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 37
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £29.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -5.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.93 £51.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year - -5.57%  

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing PRINCE2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 614 £475 - 89
South East -5 361 £430 +6.17% 61
South West +4 152 £400 - 33
West Midlands -4 114 £400 - 22
North West -15 76 £375 -9.09% 24
East of England -31 71 £363 -15.94% 21
East Midlands -28 50 £363 -9.37% 9
Yorkshire -42 38 £425 +6.25% 22
North East -9 27 £375 - 5
Midlands +4 7 £390 +20.00% 1
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 1749 (57.46%) Project Management
2 1029 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1005 (33.02%) Finance
4 746 (24.51%) ITIL
5 694 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 519 (17.05%) Microsoft
7 444 (14.59%) Security Cleared
8 434 (14.26%) Change Management
9 432 (14.19%) MS Excel
10 409 (13.44%) MS Project
11 404 (13.27%) PMI Certification
12 401 (13.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 393 (12.91%) PMP
14 388 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 352 (11.56%) PMO
16 342 (11.24%) Degree
17 310 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
18 294 (9.66%) Migration
19 289 (9.49%) SC Cleared
20 286 (9.40%) Programme Management
21 281 (9.23%) Risk Management
22 245 (8.05%) MS Office
23 242 (7.95%) Scrum
24 224 (7.36%) Management Information System
25 218 (7.16%) Windows
26 214 (7.03%) PMI
27 213 (7.00%) Telecoms
28 209 (6.87%) MS PowerPoint
29 205 (6.73%) Waterfall
30 204 (6.70%) Data Centre

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
1 184 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.15%) Confluence
3 32 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 31 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 29 (0.95%) CMS
6 15 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 12 (0.39%) MS Project Server
10 11 (0.36%) IIS
11 10 (0.33%) JBoss
12 9 (0.30%) Tuxedo
13 7 (0.23%) Documentum
13 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.20%) Apache
15 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.16%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 432 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 409 (13.44%) MS Project
3 245 (8.05%) MS Office
4 209 (6.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 189 (6.21%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.066%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.033%) Maya
Business Applications
1 48 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.53%) Primavera
6 15 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.46%) CA PPM
8 11 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
9 9 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.26%) Maximo
11 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.16%) SAP HR
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
14 4 (0.13%) Sonata
15 3 (0.099%) Magento
15 3 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.84%) Office 365
2 102 (3.35%) SaaS
3 81 (2.66%) IaaS
4 77 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 67 (2.20%) PaaS
6 39 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.26%) G Suite
8 8 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.13%) Force.com
12 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.066%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.066%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.066%) Veeva
13 1 (0.033%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.033%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.06%) WAN
2 86 (2.83%) LAN
3 70 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
4 57 (1.87%) Firewall
5 40 (1.31%) Internet
5 40 (1.31%) VoIP
6 37 (1.22%) LTE
7 34 (1.12%) VoLTE
8 30 (0.99%) LDAP
8 30 (0.99%) Skype
9 25 (0.82%) SAN
10 24 (0.79%) MPLS
10 24 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 17 (0.56%) Wireless
12 14 (0.46%) DNS
13 13 (0.43%) VPN
14 12 (0.39%) Network Security
15 11 (0.36%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.36%) Intranet
15 11 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
3 32 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (0.99%) Big Data
5 25 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 25 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 23 (0.76%) DB2
7 17 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.49%) GIS
8 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.46%) Apache Hive
9 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 13 (0.43%) HBase
11 12 (0.39%) Neo4j
12 11 (0.36%) NonStop SQL
13 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.23%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (1.74%) JIRA
2 12 (0.39%) Axure RP
2 12 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (0.26%) MSI
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (0.23%) Selenium
5 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.16%) CA Gen
6 5 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.13%) Hudson
7 4 (0.13%) Log4j
8 3 (0.099%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.099%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.099%) Subversion
8 3 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.066%) ERwin
9 2 (0.066%) NUnit
9 2 (0.066%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.066%) TeamCity
General
1 1005 (33.02%) Finance
2 213 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 187 (6.14%) Banking
4 145 (4.76%) Retail
5 94 (3.09%) Legal
6 87 (2.86%) Marketing
7 70 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.97%) Law
9 49 (1.61%) Automotive
10 45 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 40 (1.31%) Advertising
12 39 (1.28%) Local Government
13 36 (1.18%) Billing
14 28 (0.92%) Front Office
15 20 (0.66%) Electronics
16 18 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.53%) Publishing
18 15 (0.49%) Back Office
19 13 (0.43%) Retail Banking
20 11 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1565 (51.41%) Project Manager
2 353 (11.60%) Analyst
3 239 (7.85%) Business Analyst
4 236 (7.75%) IT Manager
5 196 (6.44%) Infrastructure Manager
5 196 (6.44%) IT Project Manager
6 170 (5.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 158 (5.19%) Programme Manager
8 157 (5.16%) Senior Manager
9 140 (4.60%) Senior Project Manager
10 104 (3.42%) Technical Manager
11 90 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
12 88 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 85 (2.79%) Technical Project Manager
14 83 (2.73%) Project Officer
15 76 (2.50%) Coordinator
15 76 (2.50%) Support Officer
16 73 (2.40%) Business Manager
17 71 (2.33%) Architect
17 71 (2.33%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.25%) .NET
2 28 (0.92%) Web Services
3 24 (0.79%) XML
4 22 (0.72%) Middleware
5 20 (0.66%) HTML
6 14 (0.46%) CSS
7 10 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 10 (0.33%) Velocity
8 9 (0.30%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.26%) jQuery
10 7 (0.23%) REST
10 7 (0.23%) XSL
11 6 (0.20%) WSDL
12 5 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.16%) Leaflet
12 5 (0.16%) SOAP
12 5 (0.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.16%) WCF
13 4 (0.13%) Ajax
13 4 (0.13%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 310 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (7.36%) Management Information System
3 214 (7.03%) PMI
4 204 (6.70%) Data Centre
5 53 (1.74%) NHS
6 48 (1.58%) User Experience
7 38 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 28 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 26 (0.85%) Driving Licence
10 22 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 21 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 20 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
12 20 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 20 (0.66%) Equities
12 20 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.59%) Social Media
14 17 (0.56%) e-Learning
15 16 (0.53%) Reference Data
15 16 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 218 (7.16%) Windows
2 105 (3.45%) Linux
3 81 (2.66%) Unix
4 46 (1.51%) Windows 10
4 46 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.45%) AIX
6 37 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 32 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 26 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 21 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.39%) MVS
12 11 (0.36%) Android
13 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.23%) Solaris
14 7 (0.23%) zOS
15 6 (0.20%) VME
16 5 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1749 (57.46%) Project Management
2 1029 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 746 (24.51%) ITIL
4 694 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 434 (14.26%) Change Management
6 294 (9.66%) Migration
7 286 (9.40%) Programme Management
8 281 (9.23%) Risk Management
9 242 (7.95%) Scrum
10 205 (6.73%) Waterfall
11 195 (6.41%) Project Planning
12 188 (6.18%) Service Management
13 182 (5.98%) Business Analysis
14 177 (5.81%) PRINCE
15 173 (5.68%) Change Control
16 157 (5.16%) ITIL V3
17 154 (5.06%) SDLC
18 138 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 135 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
20 120 (3.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 89 (2.92%) SQL
2 75 (2.46%) C
3 46 (1.51%) Java
4 23 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 13 (0.43%) C#
6 9 (0.30%) Perl
6 9 (0.30%) Python
7 8 (0.26%) Ruby
7 8 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.23%) C++
9 5 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.13%) COBOL
10 4 (0.13%) VB
11 3 (0.099%) ABAP
11 3 (0.099%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.099%) PHP
11 3 (0.099%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.099%) R
11 3 (0.099%) VBA
12 2 (0.066%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 444 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 404 (13.27%) PMI Certification
3 401 (13.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 393 (12.91%) PMP
5 388 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 342 (11.24%) Degree
7 289 (9.49%) SC Cleared
8 163 (5.35%) ISEB
9 152 (4.99%) APMP
10 130 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 69 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (1.35%) CISSP
13 38 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 35 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (0.72%) CISA
17 21 (0.69%) APMG
18 20 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
19 19 (0.62%) CCNA
20 18 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (11.56%) PMO
2 113 (3.71%) QA
3 53 (1.74%) SLA
4 35 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 32 (1.05%) P3O
7 28 (0.92%) PMBOK
8 25 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
9 19 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.56%) MiFID
11 16 (0.53%) COBIT
12 13 (0.43%) GDPR
13 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.23%) EMIR
15 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
17 3 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
17 3 (0.099%) ISO19770
System Software
1 85 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 44 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.20%) BitLocker
3 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.16%) KVM
5 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.099%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.099%) Snort
6 3 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.099%) XenApp
7 2 (0.066%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.066%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.033%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (1.31%) SCCM
2 9 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.13%) Puppet
7 2 (0.066%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.066%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.066%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.066%) MOM
7 2 (0.066%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.066%) SCOM
7 2 (0.066%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.066%) WMI
7 2 (0.066%) WSUS
8 1 (0.033%) Nessus
8 1 (0.033%) Nmap
Vendors
1 519 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 156 (5.12%) Oracle
3 102 (3.35%) Cisco
4 96 (3.15%) SAP
5 66 (2.17%) Remedy
6 60 (1.97%) VMware
7 44 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 39 (1.28%) Citrix
9 37 (1.22%) Ericsson
10 34 (1.12%) CheckPoint
11 30 (0.99%) IBM
11 30 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (0.82%) HP
12 25 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.62%) Adobe
13 19 (0.62%) CA
14 18 (0.59%) Informatica
15 16 (0.53%) Google
15 16 (0.53%) Juniper
15 16 (0.53%) Splunk
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
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Posted: 37 minutes ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £45.00 - £46.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £414 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £35000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oliver Marks Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
LA International
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City, London
Spring Technology
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Exeter, Devon
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