Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 56 34
Rank change year-on-year -15 -22 +3
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 3048 3665 4958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.22% 3.72% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 4.42% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2188 2568 3525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £288 £282 £269
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 85 62
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.45% +8.37%
10th Percentile £12.84 £13.89 £15.80
90th Percentile £39.67 £46.50 £69.45
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% +10.00%

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 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -11 1248 £465 -2.11% 87
South East -12 627 £450 +12.50% 41
Midlands -4 345 £413 +3.13% 34
North of England -13 345 £420 +2.75% 44
South West 0 288 £375 -6.25% 12
West Midlands -7 193 £413 +3.13% 22
East of England -23 184 £400 -5.88% 14
North West -23 159 £405 +1.25% 20
East Midlands +10 146 £400 -3.61% 12
Yorkshire +15 143 £400 - 22
North East -1 48 £475 +0.74% 2
South Coast - 2 £575 -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1654 (54.27%) Project Management
2 1029 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1012 (33.20%) Finance
4 760 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 645 (21.16%) ITIL
6 479 (15.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 462 (15.16%) PMP
8 452 (14.83%) PMI Certification
9 433 (14.21%) Microsoft
10 391 (12.83%) Change Management
11 382 (12.53%) PMO
12 378 (12.40%) Security Cleared
13 362 (11.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 346 (11.35%) Programme Management
15 335 (10.99%) Microsoft Project
16 318 (10.43%) Degree
17 315 (10.33%) Migration
18 268 (8.79%) SC Cleared
19 262 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
20 247 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
21 235 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
22 228 (7.48%) PMI
22 228 (7.48%) Risk Management
23 226 (7.41%) Waterfall
24 219 (7.19%) Windows
25 199 (6.53%) Scrum
26 185 (6.07%) Banking
27 180 (5.91%) Project Planning
27 180 (5.91%) Telecoms
28 179 (5.87%) 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
1 135 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 29 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 23 (0.75%) Confluence
5 20 (0.66%) CMS
6 16 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.43%) IIS
8 8 (0.26%) Documentum
8 8 (0.26%) MS Project Server
8 8 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.23%) Apache
9 7 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.16%) Tuxedo
10 5 (0.16%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.098%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 335 (10.99%) Microsoft Project
2 247 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 235 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
4 151 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 117 (3.84%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Maya
8 2 (0.066%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.066%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (0.33%) SAP BPC
5 10 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.30%) iTrent
6 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.26%) Maximo
7 8 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.26%) Primavera
8 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 166 (5.45%) Office 365
2 102 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.69%) SaaS
4 76 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (1.38%) IaaS
6 25 (0.82%) PaaS
7 22 (0.72%) iPaaS
8 21 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.26%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.20%) Taleo
11 5 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.16%) Yammer
12 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.13%) BPaaS
13 3 (0.098%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.098%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.098%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.066%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (4.04%) WAN
2 118 (3.87%) LAN
3 57 (1.87%) Firewall
4 54 (1.77%) SMS
5 52 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
6 42 (1.38%) VoIP
7 37 (1.21%) Unified Communications
8 31 (1.02%) SAN
9 30 (0.98%) Skype
10 22 (0.72%) DNS
11 21 (0.69%) Internet
12 18 (0.59%) Broadband
13 17 (0.56%) DHCP
13 17 (0.56%) VPN
14 16 (0.52%) Wireless
15 15 (0.49%) TCP/IP
16 13 (0.43%) MPLS
16 13 (0.43%) WLAN
17 12 (0.39%) Intranet
17 12 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (0.92%) Big Data
4 17 (0.56%) Power BI
5 14 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.30%) MS Access
10 8 (0.26%) GIS
10 8 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.23%) Clusterpoint
12 6 (0.20%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (2.13%) JIRA
2 5 (0.16%) PeopleTools
2 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.13%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.098%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.098%) MSI
5 2 (0.066%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.066%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.066%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.066%) Selenium
6 1 (0.033%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.033%) JBehave
6 1 (0.033%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.033%) Maven
6 1 (0.033%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.033%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.033%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.033%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.033%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1012 (33.20%) Finance
2 185 (6.07%) Banking
3 180 (5.91%) Telecoms
4 164 (5.38%) Retail
5 92 (3.02%) Legal
6 74 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 72 (2.36%) Marketing
8 58 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 48 (1.57%) Back Office
10 41 (1.35%) Law
11 37 (1.21%) Local Government
12 33 (1.08%) Advertising
13 32 (1.05%) Electronics
14 30 (0.98%) Automotive
14 30 (0.98%) Front Office
15 28 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.66%) Billing
18 19 (0.62%) Publishing
19 14 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1635 (53.64%) Project Manager
2 329 (10.79%) Analyst
3 267 (8.76%) IT Manager
4 220 (7.22%) IT Project Manager
5 174 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 173 (5.68%) Programme Manager
7 169 (5.54%) Infrastructure Manager
7 169 (5.54%) Senior Manager
8 160 (5.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 156 (5.12%) Senior Project Manager
10 122 (4.00%) Architect
11 93 (3.05%) Technical Manager
12 86 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 83 (2.72%) Technical Project Manager
14 81 (2.66%) Coordinator
15 74 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
16 73 (2.40%) Project Coordinator
17 60 (1.97%) Digital Project Manager
17 60 (1.97%) PMO Analyst
17 60 (1.97%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.35%) Web Services
2 24 (0.79%) .NET
3 19 (0.62%) HTML
3 19 (0.62%) Middleware
4 14 (0.46%) XML
5 8 (0.26%) CSS
6 7 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.20%) REST
7 6 (0.20%) SOAP
8 4 (0.13%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.13%) Ajax
9 3 (0.098%) FpML
9 3 (0.098%) HTML5
9 3 (0.098%) Mason
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.098%) XHTML
10 2 (0.066%) MXNet
10 2 (0.066%) Node.js
10 2 (0.066%) RESTful
10 2 (0.066%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 262 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (7.48%) PMI
3 179 (5.87%) Data Centre
4 173 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.17%) NHS
6 59 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 35 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 30 (0.98%) User Experience
9 28 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
10 26 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 25 (0.82%) Clustering
12 24 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (0.72%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
14 21 (0.69%) FMCG
15 20 (0.66%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.52%) Equities
18 15 (0.49%) Derivative
18 15 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 219 (7.19%) Windows
2 78 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 41 (1.35%) Linux
4 38 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 34 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 30 (0.98%) Unix
7 21 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (0.66%) Solaris
9 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.39%) Android
12 9 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.20%) AIX
15 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.098%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.098%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.066%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1654 (54.27%) Project Management
2 1029 (33.76%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 645 (21.16%) ITIL
5 391 (12.83%) Change Management
6 346 (11.35%) Programme Management
7 315 (10.33%) Migration
8 228 (7.48%) Risk Management
9 226 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 199 (6.53%) Scrum
11 180 (5.91%) Project Planning
12 176 (5.77%) SDLC
13 171 (5.61%) Change Control
14 167 (5.48%) PRINCE
15 159 (5.22%) Business Analysis
16 148 (4.86%) Service Management
17 139 (4.56%) Supplier Management
18 138 (4.53%) ERP
19 137 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
20 133 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 78 (2.56%) SQL
2 35 (1.15%) C
3 28 (0.92%) Java
4 20 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.46%) VBA
6 11 (0.36%) PowerShell
7 10 (0.33%) Perl
7 10 (0.33%) PHP
8 8 (0.26%) Python
9 7 (0.23%) C#
10 6 (0.20%) ABAP
10 6 (0.20%) VBScript
11 5 (0.16%) C++
11 5 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.13%) RPG
12 4 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.13%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.033%) R
13 1 (0.033%) Ruby
13 1 (0.033%) VB
Qualifications
1 479 (15.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 462 (15.16%) PMP
3 452 (14.83%) PMI Certification
4 378 (12.40%) Security Cleared
5 362 (11.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 318 (10.43%) Degree
7 268 (8.79%) SC Cleared
8 110 (3.61%) APMP
9 97 (3.18%) DV Cleared
10 92 (3.02%) ISEB
11 78 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 71 (2.33%) CISSP
13 66 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
13 66 (2.17%) MCSE
14 56 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 33 (1.08%) CCNA
16 33 (1.08%) CISM
17 22 (0.72%) CCNP
17 22 (0.72%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (12.53%) PMO
2 129 (4.23%) QA
3 114 (3.74%) GDPR
4 46 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 40 (1.31%) SLA
6 35 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 34 (1.12%) MiFID
8 26 (0.85%) Data Quality
9 22 (0.72%) P3O
10 20 (0.66%) JSP 440
11 17 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 14 (0.46%) COBIT
12 14 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
12 14 (0.46%) PMBOK
13 12 (0.39%) ISO 9001
14 9 (0.30%) EMIR
15 8 (0.26%) GxP
16 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
17 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 79 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.30%) XenApp
7 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.16%) vSphere
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.098%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.098%) Firmware
12 2 (0.066%) Docker
12 2 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.066%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.033%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.033%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (1.54%) SCCM
2 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (0.33%) SCOM
4 9 (0.30%) Netcool
5 6 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 3 (0.098%) Ansible
7 3 (0.098%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.098%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.098%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.098%) Nagios
8 2 (0.066%) DameWare
8 2 (0.066%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.066%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.066%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.066%) Puppet
8 2 (0.066%) Terraform
8 2 (0.066%) WSUS
Vendors
1 433 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 157 (5.15%) SAP
3 154 (5.05%) Oracle
4 104 (3.41%) Cisco
5 60 (1.97%) Citrix
6 58 (1.90%) VMware
7 36 (1.18%) Workday
8 34 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 30 (0.98%) HP
11 27 (0.89%) Remedy
12 20 (0.66%) BMC
12 20 (0.66%) CheckPoint
13 18 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
13 18 (0.59%) Splunk
14 16 (0.52%) NetApp
15 13 (0.43%) IBM
16 12 (0.39%) Planview
16 12 (0.39%) Siebel
17 11 (0.36%) JD Edwards