Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 108 77
Rank change year-on-year +3 -31 -17
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1,646 2,341 2,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.21% 2.44% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.80% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,062 1,568 2,132
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £440 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 43
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £21.81 £14.79 £12.70
90th Percentile £63.80 £43.38 £39.70
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.37 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +14.07% +1.85%

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 63,919 83,559 82,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.97% 87.12% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,274 56,061 55,568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,003 2,124 1,950
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -5.66% +3.64%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.35% -3.92% +2.22%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -11 586 £475 -2.81% 76
South East +7 422 £438 +1.74% 61
South West -11 205 £425 +13.33% 24
North of England -22 196 £400 -3.03% 53
Midlands -6 138 £431 +6.81% 54
East of England -5 94 £450 - 25
North West -29 91 £375 -6.25% 32
West Midlands -2 86 £450 +8.04% 35
Yorkshire -8 75 £425 +3.03% 16
East Midlands +15 51 £413 +10.00% 19
North East +11 31 £413 +10.00% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 960 (58.32%) Project Management
2 676 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 476 (28.92%) Finance
4 424 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 380 (23.09%) Project Delivery
6 334 (20.29%) ITIL
7 326 (19.81%) PMI Certification
8 282 (17.13%) PMP
9 278 (16.89%) Microsoft
10 272 (16.52%) Security Cleared
11 208 (12.64%) Public Sector
12 207 (12.58%) Microsoft Project
13 204 (12.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 196 (11.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 191 (11.60%) PMO
16 183 (11.12%) Degree
17 178 (10.81%) Migration
17 178 (10.81%) Change Management
18 172 (10.45%) SC Cleared
19 165 (10.02%) Programme Management
20 153 (9.30%) Risk Management
20 153 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
21 144 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
21 144 (8.75%) Waterfall
22 142 (8.63%) PMI
23 136 (8.26%) Telecoms
24 120 (7.29%) Scrum
25 118 (7.17%) Management Information System
26 116 (7.05%) Windows
27 112 (6.80%) Project Planning

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 78 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.70%) Confluence
3 12 (0.73%) Skype for Business
4 10 (0.61%) IIS
5 9 (0.55%) CMS
6 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.18%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.12%) SAS
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.061%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.061%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.061%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 207 (12.58%) Microsoft Project
2 153 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 144 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
4 102 (6.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.061%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.061%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 12 (0.73%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.36%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.30%) Primavera
9 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.30%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.30%) SAP HCM
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 100 (6.08%) Azure
2 76 (4.62%) Office 365
3 57 (3.46%) AWS
4 55 (3.34%) Dynamics 365
5 47 (2.86%) SaaS
6 17 (1.03%) PaaS
7 15 (0.91%) Power Platform
8 14 (0.85%) IaaS
9 10 (0.61%) G Suite
10 9 (0.55%) Smartsheet
11 8 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.43%) GCP
13 6 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.36%) Trello
14 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.18%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.98%) WAN
2 40 (2.43%) Firewall
3 32 (1.94%) LAN
4 30 (1.82%) DNS
5 27 (1.64%) 2G
5 27 (1.64%) 4G
6 26 (1.58%) 3G
7 20 (1.22%) Ethernet
8 19 (1.15%) SAN
9 18 (1.09%) DHCP
10 15 (0.91%) 5G
10 15 (0.91%) DWDM
10 15 (0.91%) Skype
11 13 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (0.79%) VoIP
11 13 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.67%) 2.5G
13 10 (0.61%) MPLS
13 10 (0.61%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (0.91%) Power BI
4 14 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (0.79%) Big Data
6 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.61%) QlikView
7 10 (0.61%) SAP HANA
8 8 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.43%) MS Access
9 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.30%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.30%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.30%) Impala
11 5 (0.30%) MySQL
11 5 (0.30%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (3.71%) JIRA
2 10 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.36%) MSI
4 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.24%) LSMW
7 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.12%) eggPlant
8 2 (0.12%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.12%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.12%) Selenium
8 2 (0.12%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.061%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.061%) NUnit
9 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
General
1 476 (28.92%) Finance
2 208 (12.64%) Public Sector
3 136 (8.26%) Telecoms
4 56 (3.40%) Banking
5 53 (3.22%) Retail
6 42 (2.55%) Marketing
7 31 (1.88%) Legal
7 31 (1.88%) Local Government
8 30 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.76%) Advertising
10 28 (1.70%) Military
11 25 (1.52%) Law
12 20 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.03%) Electronics
14 14 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.61%) Publishing
17 9 (0.55%) Automotive
17 9 (0.55%) Back Office
18 7 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 802 (48.72%) Project Manager
2 167 (10.15%) IT Manager
3 144 (8.75%) IT Project Manager
4 119 (7.23%) Analyst
5 105 (6.38%) Programme Manager
6 96 (5.83%) Senior Manager
7 89 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
8 70 (4.25%) Infrastructure Manager
9 67 (4.07%) Business Analyst
10 65 (3.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 55 (3.34%) Architect
11 55 (3.34%) Coordinator
12 53 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
13 49 (2.98%) Project Coordinator
14 40 (2.43%) Migration Manager
15 39 (2.37%) Security Manager
16 37 (2.25%) Service Manager
16 37 (2.25%) Transition Manager
17 36 (2.19%) Consultant
18 34 (2.07%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.00%) Web Services
2 25 (1.52%) .NET
3 17 (1.03%) Middleware
4 15 (0.91%) HTML
5 11 (0.67%) XML
6 9 (0.55%) JSON
7 7 (0.43%) EDI
8 6 (0.36%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.24%) BAPI
9 4 (0.24%) CSS
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.24%) SAP BSP
9 4 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
9 4 (0.24%) SAP Smart Forms
9 4 (0.24%) SAPUI5
9 4 (0.24%) SOAP
9 4 (0.24%) Web Dynpro
10 3 (0.18%) XSD
10 3 (0.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 142 (8.63%) PMI
2 118 (7.17%) Management Information System
3 97 (5.89%) Data Centre
4 94 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.43%) NHS
7 19 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 16 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 15 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (0.91%) User Experience
10 12 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.73%) FMCG
11 9 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.55%) e-Learning
11 9 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.43%) Clustering
12 7 (0.43%) Life Science
13 6 (0.36%) e-Health
13 6 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 116 (7.05%) Windows
2 48 (2.92%) Windows 10
3 36 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 24 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.40%) Linux
6 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.61%) Unix
9 6 (0.36%) Android
10 5 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.24%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) pSOS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.061%) Solaris
14 1 (0.061%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.061%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (58.32%) Project Management
2 676 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (25.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 380 (23.09%) Project Delivery
5 334 (20.29%) ITIL
6 178 (10.81%) Change Management
6 178 (10.81%) Migration
7 165 (10.02%) Programme Management
8 153 (9.30%) Risk Management
9 144 (8.75%) Waterfall
10 120 (7.29%) Scrum
11 112 (6.80%) Project Planning
12 110 (6.68%) Service Management
13 106 (6.44%) ERP
14 103 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
15 100 (6.08%) Business Analysis
15 100 (6.08%) Change Control
16 90 (5.47%) PRINCE
17 77 (4.68%) Project Governance
18 75 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (3.40%) SQL
2 41 (2.49%) C
3 23 (1.40%) PowerShell
4 15 (0.91%) Java
5 10 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.55%) C#
7 8 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.49%) VB
8 7 (0.43%) VBA
8 7 (0.43%) VBScript
9 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.24%) ABAP
11 4 (0.24%) Python
11 4 (0.24%) SAPscript
11 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.18%) C++
12 3 (0.18%) XPath
12 3 (0.18%) XQuery
13 2 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 326 (19.81%) PMI Certification
2 282 (17.13%) PMP
3 272 (16.52%) Security Cleared
4 204 (12.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 196 (11.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 183 (11.12%) Degree
7 172 (10.45%) SC Cleared
8 80 (4.86%) APMP
9 62 (3.77%) DV Cleared
10 44 (2.67%) ISEB
11 34 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (1.82%) CCNA
14 29 (1.76%) APMG
15 27 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.64%) MCSE
16 15 (0.91%) HND
17 13 (0.79%) ACCA
18 12 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
19 11 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (11.60%) PMO
2 84 (5.10%) QA
3 20 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.09%) P3O
4 18 (1.09%) SLA
5 16 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 14 (0.85%) GDPR
7 9 (0.55%) COBIT
8 8 (0.49%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.43%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.43%) NIST
10 6 (0.36%) MiFID
11 5 (0.30%) GxP
12 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.24%) EMIR
12 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.18%) HL7
14 2 (0.12%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 68 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.43%) vSphere
7 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.24%) Firmware
7 4 (0.24%) XenApp
7 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.18%) Postfix
8 3 (0.18%) vCloud
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) Docker
10 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (2.67%) SCCM
2 22 (1.34%) SCOM
3 7 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.30%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.30%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.18%) Terraform
6 3 (0.18%) ThinApp
6 3 (0.18%) yum
7 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.12%) MOM
7 2 (0.12%) vRealize
7 2 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 278 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.01%) SAP
3 89 (5.41%) Oracle
4 72 (4.37%) VMware
5 63 (3.83%) Cisco
6 32 (1.94%) Citrix
7 29 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.28%) HP
10 20 (1.22%) Google
10 20 (1.22%) Remedy
11 14 (0.85%) Adobe
12 13 (0.79%) IBM
12 13 (0.79%) JD Edwards
12 13 (0.79%) Sparx
13 12 (0.73%) Dell
14 11 (0.67%) Workday
15 10 (0.61%) Tableau
16 9 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.55%) Juniper