Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 60 37
Rank change year-on-year -15 -23 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,856 3,216 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.12% 3.58% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 4.25% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 2,241 3,179
England median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £265
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 81 61
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £16.25 £19.90 £15.75
90th Percentile £39.80 £47.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 77,453 75,596 81,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.04% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,346 50,436 53,969
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,783 2,059 2,503
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -4 1,188 £475 +2.70% 162
South East -13 640 £440 +10.00% 98
North of England -7 335 £425 +6.25% 95
Midlands -10 297 £400 - 77
South West -10 220 £388 -3.13% 38
East of England -15 167 £413 -2.94% 43
West Midlands -11 163 £400 - 41
North West -15 159 £450 +12.50% 51
Yorkshire +26 132 £403 -0.86% 33
East Midlands +12 121 £384 -4.06% 35
North East -20 48 £500 +25.00% 11
South Coast - 1 £575 -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 1,585 (55.50%) Project Management
2 980 (34.31%) Finance
3 969 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 745 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 563 (19.71%) ITIL
6 456 (15.97%) Microsoft
7 455 (15.93%) PMP
8 448 (15.69%) PMI Certification
9 430 (15.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 398 (13.94%) Security Cleared
11 397 (13.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 374 (13.10%) Change Management
13 368 (12.89%) Microsoft Project
14 364 (12.75%) PMO
15 320 (11.20%) Programme Management
16 288 (10.08%) SC Cleared
17 282 (9.87%) Migration
18 268 (9.38%) Degree
19 251 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
20 243 (8.51%) Risk Management
21 232 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
22 221 (7.74%) Waterfall
23 216 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
24 207 (7.25%) PMI
25 203 (7.11%) Windows
26 185 (6.48%) Scrum
26 185 (6.48%) Project Planning
27 176 (6.16%) Banking
28 171 (5.99%) Change Control
29 160 (5.60%) Telecoms

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
1 115 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 27 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 26 (0.91%) Confluence
5 20 (0.70%) CMS
6 17 (0.60%) MS Project Server
7 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.49%) IIS
8 7 (0.25%) Apache
8 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.18%) Tuxedo
11 4 (0.14%) Documentum
11 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.070%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.070%) OpenStack
Applications
1 368 (12.89%) Microsoft Project
2 232 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
4 144 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 128 (4.48%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Maya
8 2 (0.070%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.035%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 36 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
1 36 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.56%) Primavera
3 14 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
4 13 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.32%) Maximo
7 8 (0.28%) CA PPM
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 7 (0.25%) SAP HCM
8 7 (0.25%) Summit
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 152 (5.32%) Office 365
2 90 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.56%) SaaS
4 64 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (1.44%) IaaS
6 26 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
7 23 (0.81%) PaaS
8 22 (0.77%) iPaaS
9 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.25%) Taleo
11 4 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.070%) Akamai
12 2 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.070%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.070%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.035%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.035%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.19%) LAN
2 90 (3.15%) WAN
3 62 (2.17%) Firewall
4 45 (1.58%) SMS
5 38 (1.33%) SAN
6 31 (1.09%) Unified Communications
7 28 (0.98%) MPLS
8 27 (0.95%) VoIP
9 25 (0.88%) Skype
10 24 (0.84%) Internet
11 21 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.70%) DNS
13 18 (0.63%) DHCP
13 18 (0.63%) IP Telephony
14 16 (0.56%) TCP/IP
15 14 (0.49%) VPN
16 12 (0.42%) Wireless
17 11 (0.39%) LTE
17 11 (0.39%) NAS
17 11 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (0.88%) Big Data
4 19 (0.67%) Power BI
5 12 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.32%) Blockchain
7 9 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.28%) MS Access
9 7 (0.25%) Clusterpoint
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
10 6 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
10 6 (0.21%) SAP HANA
10 6 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (2.07%) JIRA
2 5 (0.18%) PeopleTools
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (0.11%) MSI
5 2 (0.070%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.070%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.035%) JBehave
6 1 (0.035%) Maven
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.035%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.035%) Selenium
6 1 (0.035%) TestPartner
General
1 980 (34.31%) Finance
2 176 (6.16%) Banking
3 160 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 148 (5.18%) Retail
5 95 (3.33%) Legal
6 70 (2.45%) Marketing
7 68 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 59 (2.07%) Law
9 55 (1.93%) Investment Banking
10 39 (1.37%) Local Government
11 35 (1.23%) Advertising
12 32 (1.12%) Back Office
13 30 (1.05%) Automotive
14 26 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.84%) Front Office
16 22 (0.77%) Billing
17 21 (0.74%) Electronics
18 17 (0.60%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
20 9 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,534 (53.71%) Project Manager
2 298 (10.43%) Analyst
3 273 (9.56%) IT Manager
4 219 (7.67%) IT Project Manager
5 181 (6.34%) Senior Manager
6 168 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 163 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 158 (5.53%) Programme Manager
9 157 (5.50%) Business Analyst
10 149 (5.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 94 (3.29%) Architect
12 79 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 78 (2.73%) Coordinator
14 76 (2.66%) Technical Manager
15 71 (2.49%) Digital Project Manager
16 69 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
17 67 (2.35%) Security Manager
18 66 (2.31%) Project Coordinator
18 66 (2.31%) Technical Project Manager
19 62 (2.17%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.44%) Web Services
2 18 (0.63%) HTML
3 15 (0.53%) .NET
3 15 (0.53%) Middleware
4 13 (0.46%) CSS
5 9 (0.32%) XML
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.21%) Mason
8 5 (0.18%) SOAP
9 4 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.14%) Ajax
10 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.11%) FpML
10 3 (0.11%) HTML5
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (0.11%) XHTML
11 2 (0.070%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.070%) EDI
11 2 (0.070%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.070%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 251 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (7.25%) PMI
3 159 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 149 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 54 (1.89%) NHS
6 52 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 34 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
8 27 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 25 (0.88%) User Experience
10 24 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (0.81%) FMCG
12 22 (0.77%) Clustering
13 20 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 20 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 19 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
15 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (0.60%) Smart Meter
17 13 (0.46%) Fat Client
17 13 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 203 (7.11%) Windows
2 80 (2.80%) Windows 10
3 42 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 39 (1.37%) Linux
5 38 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 18 (0.63%) Unix
7 15 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.46%) Android
9 10 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.28%) Solaris
11 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.14%) AIX
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.070%) pSOS
18 1 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,585 (55.50%) Project Management
2 969 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
3 745 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 563 (19.71%) ITIL
5 374 (13.10%) Change Management
6 320 (11.20%) Programme Management
7 282 (9.87%) Migration
8 243 (8.51%) Risk Management
9 221 (7.74%) Waterfall
10 185 (6.48%) Project Planning
10 185 (6.48%) Scrum
11 171 (5.99%) Change Control
12 156 (5.46%) Project Governance
13 155 (5.43%) PRINCE
14 147 (5.15%) SDLC
15 146 (5.11%) Business Analysis
16 145 (5.08%) Supplier Management
17 140 (4.90%) Service Delivery
18 136 (4.76%) ERP
19 131 (4.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (2.59%) SQL
2 45 (1.58%) C
3 20 (0.70%) Java
4 11 (0.39%) C#
4 11 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (0.39%) PHP
4 11 (0.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (0.32%) ABAP
6 7 (0.25%) Python
7 6 (0.21%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.21%) VBA
8 5 (0.18%) C++
9 4 (0.14%) Perl
9 4 (0.14%) RPG
9 4 (0.14%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.070%) R
11 1 (0.035%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.035%) VB
11 1 (0.035%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 455 (15.93%) PMP
2 448 (15.69%) PMI Certification
3 430 (15.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 398 (13.94%) Security Cleared
5 397 (13.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 288 (10.08%) SC Cleared
7 268 (9.38%) Degree
8 108 (3.78%) APMP
9 90 (3.15%) DV Cleared
10 85 (2.98%) ISEB
11 77 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 76 (2.66%) CISSP
13 64 (2.24%) MCSE
14 61 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
16 39 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
17 37 (1.30%) CCNA
18 36 (1.26%) CISM
19 23 (0.81%) CRISC
20 22 (0.77%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 364 (12.75%) PMO
2 132 (4.62%) GDPR
3 118 (4.13%) QA
4 54 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.95%) SLA
7 26 (0.91%) MiFID
8 25 (0.88%) P3O
9 23 (0.81%) COBIT
10 22 (0.77%) PMBOK
11 18 (0.63%) Data Quality
12 14 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
13 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.35%) JSP 440
14 7 (0.25%) GxP
14 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 85 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.32%) XenApp
5 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.28%) vSphere
7 4 (0.14%) Docker
7 4 (0.14%) Firmware
7 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.070%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.070%) Snort
9 2 (0.070%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.070%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (1.75%) SCCM
2 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (0.28%) SCOM
5 6 (0.21%) Ansible
5 6 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.11%) MOM
8 3 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.070%) Nagios
9 2 (0.070%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.070%) Puppet
9 2 (0.070%) QRadar
9 2 (0.070%) WSUS
10 1 (0.035%) Terraform
Vendors
1 456 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 151 (5.29%) SAP
3 128 (4.48%) Oracle
4 93 (3.26%) Cisco
5 81 (2.84%) Citrix
6 58 (2.03%) VMware
7 41 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (1.33%) Workday
9 33 (1.16%) HP
10 24 (0.84%) NetApp
11 23 (0.81%) CheckPoint
12 19 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.60%) Remedy
14 16 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
15 15 (0.53%) Capita
15 15 (0.53%) IBM
16 12 (0.42%) JD Edwards
17 11 (0.39%) 3PAR
17 11 (0.39%) Northgate
17 11 (0.39%) Siebel