Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 110 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 -32 -14
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1,156 2,072 2,900
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.04% 2.33% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.66% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 1,389 1,968
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £263 £275 £300
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £450
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 63 60
Median hourly rate £27.75 £31.37 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +14.07% -
10th Percentile £17.27 £16.25 £16.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.79 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £27.75 £30.69 £29.85
% change year-on-year -9.56% +2.80% +8.55%

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 48,108 77,872 81,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.09% 87.54% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,067 52,133 54,242
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,647 1,917 2,059
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.51% -6.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.35 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.75% +8.13% -10.00%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PRINCE2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 in England.

Daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 in England.

Hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in England

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PRINCE2 in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -19 343 £475 - 51
South East +2 282 £401 -5.65% 34
South West -1 179 £439 +9.86% 25
North of England -11 173 £419 -1.47% 24
Midlands -6 91 £425 +6.25% 19
North West -6 90 £400 +0.06% 13
East of England +9 83 £450 -5.26% 17
West Midlands +11 61 £435 +2.35% 13
Yorkshire -8 58 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands 0 30 £425 +13.33% 5
North East +15 25 £390 -8.24% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 702 (60.73%) Project Management
2 487 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (25.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 295 (25.52%) Finance
5 286 (24.74%) Project Delivery
6 228 (19.72%) Microsoft
7 218 (18.86%) ITIL
8 191 (16.52%) Security Cleared
9 187 (16.18%) PMI Certification
10 171 (14.79%) Microsoft Project
11 169 (14.62%) Public Sector
12 165 (14.27%) PMP
13 151 (13.06%) Change Management
14 145 (12.54%) PMO
15 142 (12.28%) Migration
15 142 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 132 (11.42%) Degree
16 132 (11.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 124 (10.73%) Risk Management
18 119 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
18 119 (10.29%) SC Cleared
19 115 (9.95%) Waterfall
20 108 (9.34%) Programme Management
21 95 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
22 93 (8.04%) Telecoms
23 90 (7.79%) Scrum
24 89 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
25 87 (7.53%) Windows
25 87 (7.53%) Azure
26 85 (7.35%) Problem-Solving

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 73 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.51%) Confluence
3 18 (1.56%) CMS
4 11 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.69%) IIS
6 7 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.43%) SAS
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.087%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.087%) Moodle
11 1 (0.087%) Mule
11 1 (0.087%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 171 (14.79%) Microsoft Project
2 119 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 61 (5.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (3.03%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.087%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
1 20 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.64%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 8 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.61%) Primavera
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.43%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.26%) Magento
8 3 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.17%) Aligne
9 2 (0.17%) Endur
9 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 87 (7.53%) Azure
2 70 (6.06%) Office 365
3 43 (3.72%) AWS
4 37 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
5 19 (1.64%) Power Platform
6 18 (1.56%) SaaS
7 17 (1.47%) OneDrive
8 10 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.61%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.61%) PaaS
11 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.43%) IaaS
11 5 (0.43%) Trello
12 4 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle CX
12 4 (0.35%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.26%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.26%) Boomi
14 2 (0.17%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.46%) WAN
2 35 (3.03%) Firewall
3 30 (2.60%) LAN
4 21 (1.82%) DNS
5 19 (1.64%) Skype
6 17 (1.47%) DHCP
6 17 (1.47%) MPLS
7 16 (1.38%) SAN
8 15 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (1.04%) Wireless
10 11 (0.95%) VoIP
11 10 (0.87%) 4G
11 10 (0.87%) Internet
11 10 (0.87%) VPN
12 9 (0.78%) 2G
12 9 (0.78%) 3G
12 9 (0.78%) BGP
13 8 (0.69%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (0.61%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.30%) Power BI
4 10 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.52%) Data Lake
6 6 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
6 6 (0.52%) QlikView
7 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.35%) Big Data
8 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.26%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.26%) SAS EBI
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (5.62%) JIRA
2 9 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.43%) Selenium
4 4 (0.35%) eggPlant
4 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (0.26%) SilkTest
5 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.087%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.087%) ERwin
6 1 (0.087%) GitLab
6 1 (0.087%) Hudson
6 1 (0.087%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.087%) NUnit
6 1 (0.087%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.087%) Zephyr
General
1 295 (25.52%) Finance
2 169 (14.62%) Public Sector
3 93 (8.04%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.20%) Retail
5 30 (2.60%) Local Government
6 27 (2.34%) Banking
7 25 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 24 (2.08%) Legal
9 19 (1.64%) Law
9 19 (1.64%) Military
10 18 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (1.47%) Marketing
12 15 (1.30%) Advertising
13 12 (1.04%) Back Office
14 9 (0.78%) Electronics
15 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.52%) Billing
16 4 (0.35%) German Language
16 4 (0.35%) Police
17 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 588 (50.87%) Project Manager
2 120 (10.38%) IT Manager
3 112 (9.69%) IT Project Manager
4 82 (7.09%) Analyst
5 66 (5.71%) Senior Manager
6 65 (5.62%) Programme Manager
7 61 (5.28%) Senior Project Manager
8 47 (4.07%) Coordinator
9 44 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 40 (3.46%) Infrastructure Manager
11 37 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
12 36 (3.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 36 (3.11%) Project Coordinator
13 34 (2.94%) Migration Manager
14 33 (2.85%) Migration Project Manager
15 26 (2.25%) Architect
16 25 (2.16%) Business Manager
16 25 (2.16%) Change Manager
16 25 (2.16%) Digital Project Manager
16 25 (2.16%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.34%) .NET
2 17 (1.47%) Web Services
3 9 (0.78%) HTML
3 9 (0.78%) XML
4 7 (0.61%) Middleware
5 6 (0.52%) EDI
5 6 (0.52%) SOAP
6 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.43%) SAML
7 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.35%) XBRL
8 3 (0.26%) CSS
8 3 (0.26%) OAuth
8 3 (0.26%) OpenID
8 3 (0.26%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.26%) WinForms
9 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.17%) JSON
10 1 (0.087%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.75%) PMI
3 67 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.51%) NHS
7 18 (1.56%) User Experience
8 16 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.69%) CCTV
11 8 (0.69%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.52%) Tandem
13 6 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.43%) FMCG
14 5 (0.43%) Life Science
14 5 (0.43%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.43%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.53%) Windows
2 44 (3.81%) Windows 10
3 27 (2.34%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.21%) Linux
6 13 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.69%) Unix
8 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Android
10 2 (0.17%) pSOS
10 2 (0.17%) Solaris
10 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.087%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.087%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (60.73%) Project Management
2 487 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (25.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 286 (24.74%) Project Delivery
5 218 (18.86%) ITIL
6 151 (13.06%) Change Management
7 142 (12.28%) Migration
8 124 (10.73%) Risk Management
9 115 (9.95%) Waterfall
10 108 (9.34%) Programme Management
11 90 (7.79%) Scrum
12 85 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
13 75 (6.49%) Project Planning
14 72 (6.23%) Change Control
15 64 (5.54%) ERP
15 64 (5.54%) PRINCE
16 61 (5.28%) Coaching
17 58 (5.02%) Service Management
18 57 (4.93%) Decision-Making
19 55 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.03%) SQL
2 30 (2.60%) C
3 13 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 10 (0.87%) Java
5 9 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 6 (0.52%) C#
7 5 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.43%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.26%) C++
9 3 (0.26%) VBScript
10 2 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.087%) ABAP
11 1 (0.087%) Perl
11 1 (0.087%) PHP
11 1 (0.087%) Python
11 1 (0.087%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.087%) VB
Qualifications
1 191 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 187 (16.18%) PMI Certification
3 165 (14.27%) PMP
4 142 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 132 (11.42%) Degree
5 132 (11.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 119 (10.29%) SC Cleared
7 68 (5.88%) APMP
8 56 (4.84%) DV Cleared
9 26 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.99%) ISEB
11 18 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (1.30%) APMG
14 14 (1.21%) CCNA
14 14 (1.21%) HND
15 12 (1.04%) CISSP
15 12 (1.04%) ISTQB
16 10 (0.87%) MCSE
16 10 (0.87%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (12.54%) PMO
2 47 (4.07%) QA
3 27 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.64%) P3O
5 12 (1.04%) SLA
6 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.69%) NIST
8 7 (0.61%) COBIT
8 7 (0.61%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.52%) GDPR
10 5 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.43%) NCSC
10 5 (0.43%) PSD2
11 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.17%) GAMP
12 2 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 53 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.69%) XenApp
6 6 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.17%) Firmware
10 2 (0.17%) vSphere
11 1 (0.087%) Docker
11 1 (0.087%) vCloud
11 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (2.16%) SCCM
2 19 (1.64%) SCOM
3 8 (0.69%) vRealize
4 6 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.35%) WSUS
6 3 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.17%) Terraform
8 1 (0.087%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.087%) CASB
8 1 (0.087%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 228 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.10%) SAP
3 54 (4.67%) Oracle
4 42 (3.63%) Cisco
5 39 (3.37%) VMware
6 26 (2.25%) Citrix
7 19 (1.64%) Google
8 18 (1.56%) JD Edwards
8 18 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.38%) Remedy
10 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.04%) Capita
12 11 (0.95%) Adobe
12 11 (0.95%) Workday
13 10 (0.87%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.78%) Cognos
14 9 (0.78%) Ericsson
14 9 (0.78%) NEC
14 9 (0.78%) Riverbed
15 7 (0.61%) NetApp