Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 60 47
Rank change year-on-year -25 -13 -13
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,690 3,088 4,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.85% 3.53% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 4.15% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,754 2,164 3,058
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £613 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 54
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +22.63% -18.45%
10th Percentile £15.84 £13.50 £13.08
90th Percentile £59.70 £55.63 £44.99
UK median hourly rate £29.70 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% +22.22% -18.18%

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 81,069 74,495 85,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 85.13% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,895 49,069 57,206
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,936 2,070
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.38 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -42 1,062 £488 +2.63% 108
South East -17 615 £450 - 80
North of England -8 339 £413 +3.13% 61
Midlands -31 259 £425 +3.03% 44
South West -11 242 £388 -0.64% 28
East of England +7 175 £413 +3.13% 32
North West -13 173 £418 +11.33% 30
West Midlands -35 161 £450 +5.88% 31
Yorkshire -7 135 £400 -4.76% 22
East Midlands -15 90 £400 - 13
North East -1 38 £525 +35.48% 9
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 1,595 (59.29%) Project Management
2 1,026 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 903 (33.57%) Finance
4 773 (28.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 595 (22.12%) ITIL
6 457 (16.99%) Microsoft
7 399 (14.83%) PMP
8 386 (14.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 385 (14.31%) PMI Certification
10 383 (14.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 330 (12.27%) Microsoft Project
12 318 (11.82%) Security Cleared
13 308 (11.45%) Change Management
14 299 (11.12%) Waterfall
15 290 (10.78%) PMO
16 259 (9.63%) Migration
17 248 (9.22%) Windows
18 243 (9.03%) Degree
19 235 (8.74%) Scrum
20 231 (8.59%) SC Cleared
20 231 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
21 229 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
22 226 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
23 224 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
24 203 (7.55%) Business Analysis
25 201 (7.47%) Risk Management
26 197 (7.32%) Project Planning
27 187 (6.95%) Programme Management
28 186 (6.91%) Service Management
29 167 (6.21%) PMI

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
1 131 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.30%) Skype for Business
3 33 (1.23%) Confluence
4 28 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 23 (0.86%) CMS
5 23 (0.86%) IIS
6 18 (0.67%) Documentum
7 16 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.52%) SAS
9 9 (0.33%) MS Project Server
9 9 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.26%) JBoss
11 7 (0.26%) WordPress
12 6 (0.22%) Apache
13 5 (0.19%) Drupal
13 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.19%) Liferay
14 4 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 330 (12.27%) Microsoft Project
2 229 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 224 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
4 157 (5.84%) MS Visio
5 133 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) SPSS
8 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.037%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 36 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.41%) Primavera
4 10 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.22%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 6 (0.22%) Servitor
8 5 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.13%) Office 365
2 128 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (2.83%) SaaS
4 67 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (1.60%) PaaS
6 42 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.08%) IaaS
8 15 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.52%) Yammer
10 12 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.26%) G Suite
11 7 (0.26%) iPaaS
11 7 (0.26%) Trello
12 5 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce
13 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.15%) Taleo
14 3 (0.11%) BlueKai
15 2 (0.074%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.05%) WAN
2 72 (2.68%) LAN
3 56 (2.08%) SMS
4 48 (1.78%) Firewall
5 39 (1.45%) Skype
6 38 (1.41%) DNS
6 38 (1.41%) VPN
6 38 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
7 32 (1.19%) Unified Communications
8 30 (1.12%) VoIP
9 24 (0.89%) DHCP
9 24 (0.89%) IP Telephony
10 23 (0.86%) MPLS
11 21 (0.78%) SAN
12 18 (0.67%) Intranet
12 18 (0.67%) Wireless
13 14 (0.52%) Internet
14 13 (0.48%) TCP/IP
14 13 (0.48%) VLAN
15 12 (0.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (0.63%) Big Data
6 15 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.45%) Power BI
8 8 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
8 8 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.26%) DB2
9 7 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.22%) GIS
11 5 (0.19%) MySQL
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.15%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.15%) QlikView
12 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.11%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 78 (2.90%) JIRA
2 12 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.22%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.22%) Selenium
5 6 (0.22%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.15%) JMeter
7 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.11%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.11%) JUnit
7 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.11%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.074%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.074%) Maven
8 2 (0.074%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.037%) Subversion
General
1 903 (33.57%) Finance
2 166 (6.17%) Retail
3 138 (5.13%) Banking
4 107 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.23%) Marketing
6 75 (2.79%) Legal
7 47 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 45 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 44 (1.64%) Law
10 40 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.30%) Military
12 25 (0.93%) Automotive
12 25 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.86%) Billing
13 23 (0.86%) Local Government
14 19 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.59%) Front Office
16 15 (0.56%) Back Office
17 11 (0.41%) Advertising
18 10 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,485 (55.20%) Project Manager
2 296 (11.00%) Analyst
3 262 (9.74%) IT Manager
4 219 (8.14%) IT Project Manager
5 193 (7.17%) Business Analyst
6 169 (6.28%) Infrastructure Manager
7 167 (6.21%) Senior Manager
8 150 (5.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 150 (5.58%) Senior Project Manager
9 101 (3.75%) Programme Manager
10 96 (3.57%) Technical Manager
11 81 (3.01%) Architect
12 79 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
13 78 (2.90%) Digital Project Manager
14 68 (2.53%) Coordinator
15 59 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
16 58 (2.16%) Agile Project Manager
17 57 (2.12%) Project Coordinator
17 57 (2.12%) Project Officer
18 56 (2.08%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.15%) Middleware
2 28 (1.04%) Web Services
3 23 (0.86%) .NET
4 18 (0.67%) HTML
5 14 (0.52%) XML
6 11 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.37%) CSS
7 10 (0.37%) Velocity
8 8 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.30%) J2EE
9 5 (0.19%) EDI
9 5 (0.19%) jQuery
9 5 (0.19%) LDAP
10 4 (0.15%) Spring
11 3 (0.11%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.11%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.11%) DAO
11 3 (0.11%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (6.21%) PMI
3 153 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 143 (5.32%) Data Centre
5 65 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (1.93%) NHS
7 47 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 43 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 39 (1.45%) User Experience
10 28 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 21 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
15 15 (0.56%) Life Science
16 13 (0.48%) CMDB
16 13 (0.48%) LIMS
16 13 (0.48%) Mainframe
17 12 (0.45%) PKI
18 11 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 248 (9.22%) Windows
2 114 (4.24%) Windows 10
3 58 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 45 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 44 (1.64%) Linux
6 26 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.71%) Unix
7 19 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.59%) Solaris
9 11 (0.41%) Android
10 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.22%) AIX
13 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.11%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.074%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,595 (59.29%) Project Management
2 1,026 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 773 (28.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 595 (22.12%) ITIL
5 308 (11.45%) Change Management
6 299 (11.12%) Waterfall
7 259 (9.63%) Migration
8 235 (8.74%) Scrum
9 226 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
10 203 (7.55%) Business Analysis
11 201 (7.47%) Risk Management
12 197 (7.32%) Project Planning
13 187 (6.95%) Programme Management
14 186 (6.91%) Service Management
15 146 (5.43%) Change Control
16 138 (5.13%) Project Governance
17 136 (5.06%) Matrix Organization
18 134 (4.98%) Resource Management
19 130 (4.83%) Service Delivery
20 127 (4.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (2.30%) SQL
2 34 (1.26%) C
3 23 (0.86%) PowerShell
4 15 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.52%) Java
6 12 (0.45%) C#
6 12 (0.45%) VB
7 11 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.15%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.11%) C++
9 3 (0.11%) Python
9 3 (0.11%) VBScript
10 2 (0.074%) COBOL
10 2 (0.074%) PHP
10 2 (0.074%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.074%) XPath
11 1 (0.037%) ABAP
11 1 (0.037%) REXX
11 1 (0.037%) Scala
Qualifications
1 399 (14.83%) PMP
2 386 (14.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 385 (14.31%) PMI Certification
4 383 (14.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 318 (11.82%) Security Cleared
6 243 (9.03%) Degree
7 231 (8.59%) SC Cleared
8 122 (4.54%) APMP
9 80 (2.97%) ISEB
10 77 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
11 69 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
12 68 (2.53%) CISSP
13 54 (2.01%) CCNP
14 52 (1.93%) CISM
15 50 (1.86%) DV Cleared
16 37 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
17 36 (1.34%) CCNA
18 28 (1.04%) MCSE
19 25 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
20 22 (0.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (10.78%) PMO
2 132 (4.91%) GDPR
3 106 (3.94%) QA
4 48 (1.78%) SLA
5 27 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.71%) P3O
7 15 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 11 (0.41%) GxP
10 10 (0.37%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.26%) COBIT
12 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.22%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.22%) PSD2
14 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 108 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.59%) XenApp
5 15 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.41%) vSphere
7 10 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.074%) ACF2
12 2 (0.074%) Firmware
12 2 (0.074%) RACF
12 2 (0.074%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.037%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (1.56%) SCCM
2 22 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (0.45%) SCOM
5 10 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.26%) WSUS
7 6 (0.22%) Nessus
7 6 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.15%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.15%) Netcool
9 4 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.15%) Puppet
9 4 (0.15%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 457 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.87%) Oracle
3 129 (4.80%) Cisco
4 114 (4.24%) SAP
5 92 (3.42%) Citrix
6 91 (3.38%) VMware
7 35 (1.30%) IBM
8 33 (1.23%) HP
9 31 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 26 (0.97%) Workday
11 25 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (0.67%) McAfee
12 18 (0.67%) NetApp
13 16 (0.59%) Pega
14 15 (0.56%) CheckPoint
14 15 (0.56%) Informatica
14 15 (0.56%) Xerox
15 14 (0.52%) Capita
15 14 (0.52%) EMC
15 14 (0.52%) Remedy