Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 76 62
Rank change year-on-year -37 -14 -25
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,042 2,892 3,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.29% 3.08% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.57% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 1,958 2,153
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £271
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 71
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.62 £18.00
90th Percentile £45.70 £48.64 £56.25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.00% -8.33%

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 77,631 80,954 73,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.21% 86.34% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,977 54,045 48,470
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,904 2,036 2,008
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% -4.00% +4.17%

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -67 734 £475 - 42
South East -24 504 £425 -5.56% 24
North of England -25 291 £425 - 24
South West -8 204 £400 -5.88% 9
Midlands -43 176 £400 -3.03% 14
North West -23 140 £400 -11.11% 19
Yorkshire +13 126 £438 +9.38% 5
East of England -18 124 £475 +15.15% 8
West Midlands -41 118 £423 -0.59% 10
East Midlands -13 57 £373 -6.88% 4
North East -20 26 £400 -20.99%
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1,163 (56.95%) Project Management
2 798 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
3 620 (30.36%) Finance
4 515 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 459 (22.48%) ITIL
6 335 (16.41%) Microsoft
7 332 (16.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 328 (16.06%) PMI Certification
9 304 (14.89%) PMO
10 301 (14.74%) Security Cleared
11 299 (14.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 296 (14.50%) PMP
13 217 (10.63%) Microsoft Project
14 212 (10.38%) Change Management
15 206 (10.09%) Migration
16 197 (9.65%) Programme Management
17 188 (9.21%) Degree
18 185 (9.06%) Waterfall
19 183 (8.96%) SC Cleared
20 180 (8.81%) Risk Management
21 172 (8.42%) Scrum
21 172 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
22 166 (8.13%) PMI
23 163 (7.98%) Windows
24 158 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
25 156 (7.64%) Data Centre
26 154 (7.54%) Project Governance
27 153 (7.49%) Telecoms
28 152 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
29 144 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 113 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.06%) Confluence
3 20 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 19 (0.93%) IIS
5 17 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 12 (0.59%) MS Project Server
7 9 (0.44%) Apache
7 9 (0.44%) CMS
8 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.098%) Drupal
12 2 (0.098%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.098%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.049%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.049%) Umbraco
Applications
1 217 (10.63%) Microsoft Project
2 152 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 100 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 79 (3.87%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.098%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.098%) Maya
7 2 (0.098%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 32 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.54%) Primavera
5 10 (0.49%) SAP MM
6 9 (0.44%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.39%) SAP BPC
8 7 (0.34%) Workday HCM
9 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.24%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.20%) SAP SCM
12 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.15%) Elite 3E
12 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
12 3 (0.15%) TrackWise
12 3 (0.15%) Workfront
13 2 (0.098%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.00%) Office 365
2 132 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.15%) SaaS
5 22 (1.08%) PaaS
6 19 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.54%) IaaS
8 11 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.44%) Trello
10 8 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.29%) Yammer
12 4 (0.20%) BlueKai
13 3 (0.15%) Akamai
13 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.15%) Slack
14 2 (0.098%) G Suite
14 2 (0.098%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.098%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.09%) WAN
2 56 (2.74%) Firewall
3 41 (2.01%) LAN
4 25 (1.22%) Skype
5 24 (1.18%) DNS
5 24 (1.18%) SAN
6 19 (0.93%) MPLS
7 17 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (0.78%) Wireless
9 15 (0.73%) Network Security
9 15 (0.73%) Value-Added Service
10 14 (0.69%) 4G
10 14 (0.69%) VPN
11 13 (0.64%) 2G
11 13 (0.64%) 3G
11 13 (0.64%) IP Telephony
11 13 (0.64%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.64%) VLAN
12 12 (0.59%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (0.73%) Big Data
4 14 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.54%) MySQL
6 11 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 11 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.44%) GIS
8 8 (0.39%) Power BI
9 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.24%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 104 (5.09%) JIRA
2 18 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 14 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.39%) SonarQube
5 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.24%) PVCS
6 5 (0.24%) Subversion
7 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.098%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.098%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.098%) Hudson
9 2 (0.098%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.098%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.098%) MSI
10 1 (0.049%) Eclipse
General
1 620 (30.36%) Finance
2 153 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 97 (4.75%) Banking
4 79 (3.87%) Retail
5 50 (2.45%) Legal
6 44 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 36 (1.76%) Law
8 35 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.67%) Marketing
10 33 (1.62%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.18%) Back Office
12 19 (0.93%) Billing
12 19 (0.93%) Front Office
12 19 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (0.88%) Military
14 12 (0.59%) Local Government
15 10 (0.49%) Automotive
16 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.39%) Electronics
18 7 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,057 (51.76%) Project Manager
2 209 (10.24%) IT Manager
3 188 (9.21%) Analyst
4 184 (9.01%) IT Project Manager
5 138 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 131 (6.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 98 (4.80%) Business Analyst
7 98 (4.80%) Programme Manager
8 88 (4.31%) Senior Manager
9 84 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
10 76 (3.72%) Senior Project Manager
11 64 (3.13%) Architect
12 62 (3.04%) Security Manager
12 62 (3.04%) Technical Manager
13 59 (2.89%) Project Officer
14 57 (2.79%) Technical Project Manager
15 50 (2.45%) PMO Analyst
16 49 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
17 48 (2.35%) Coordinator
17 48 (2.35%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.96%) .NET
2 30 (1.47%) Web Services
3 16 (0.78%) XML
4 14 (0.69%) HTML
4 14 (0.69%) Middleware
5 11 (0.54%) J2EE
6 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.49%) CSS
6 10 (0.49%) Velocity
7 9 (0.44%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.34%) jQuery
8 7 (0.34%) JSON
9 6 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.29%) LDAP
9 6 (0.29%) SOAP
10 5 (0.24%) Node.js
11 4 (0.20%) DHTML
11 4 (0.20%) WCF
11 4 (0.20%) XSLT
12 3 (0.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 166 (8.13%) PMI
2 158 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (7.64%) Data Centre
4 141 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (2.45%) NHS
7 30 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 26 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 19 (0.93%) CMDB
11 18 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.78%) User Experience
13 15 (0.73%) Tandem
14 14 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.54%) Clustering
15 11 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.54%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 163 (7.98%) Windows
2 87 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 46 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 36 (1.76%) Linux
4 36 (1.76%) Windows 7
5 18 (0.88%) Solaris
6 14 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.54%) Unix
8 10 (0.49%) Android
9 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.098%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.049%) CentOS
15 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,163 (56.95%) Project Management
2 798 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
3 515 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 459 (22.48%) ITIL
5 212 (10.38%) Change Management
6 206 (10.09%) Migration
7 197 (9.65%) Programme Management
8 185 (9.06%) Waterfall
9 180 (8.81%) Risk Management
10 172 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
10 172 (8.42%) Scrum
11 154 (7.54%) Project Governance
12 142 (6.95%) PRINCE
12 142 (6.95%) Project Planning
13 127 (6.22%) Service Management
14 119 (5.83%) Change Control
15 110 (5.39%) Business Analysis
16 105 (5.14%) Matrix Organization
17 100 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 99 (4.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 56 (2.74%) C
2 53 (2.60%) SQL
3 26 (1.27%) C#
4 23 (1.13%) Java
5 17 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.44%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.39%) VBScript
9 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.34%) Python
10 6 (0.29%) ABAP
10 6 (0.29%) PHP
11 5 (0.24%) VB
12 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.15%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.098%) C++
13 2 (0.098%) VBA
14 1 (0.049%) Lingo
14 1 (0.049%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.049%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 332 (16.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 328 (16.06%) PMI Certification
3 301 (14.74%) Security Cleared
4 299 (14.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 296 (14.50%) PMP
6 188 (9.21%) Degree
7 183 (8.96%) SC Cleared
8 90 (4.41%) DV Cleared
9 83 (4.06%) APMP
10 58 (2.84%) ISEB
11 49 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 43 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (1.91%) CCNA
15 34 (1.67%) MCSE
16 30 (1.47%) CISSP
17 28 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (1.27%) CISM
18 26 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (14.89%) PMO
2 100 (4.90%) QA
3 43 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.81%) GDPR
5 24 (1.18%) P3O
6 23 (1.13%) SLA
7 17 (0.83%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.59%) PMBOK
10 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.44%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.39%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.39%) ISO 31000
12 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.34%) COBIT
14 5 (0.24%) GxP
14 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 79 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.34%) XenApp
7 6 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.24%) BIND 9
8 5 (0.24%) KVM
8 5 (0.24%) NFS
8 5 (0.24%) Postfix
8 5 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.20%) vSphere
10 3 (0.15%) Firmware
10 3 (0.15%) Squid
10 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.15%) Varnish
10 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (1.81%) SCCM
2 19 (0.93%) SCOM
3 8 (0.39%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.39%) Nessus
3 8 (0.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.24%) Ansible
5 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.20%) Puppet
6 4 (0.20%) vRealize
7 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.15%) Netcool
7 3 (0.15%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.098%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.098%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.098%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 335 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 103 (5.04%) Cisco
3 102 (5.00%) SAP
4 84 (4.11%) Citrix
5 78 (3.82%) Oracle
6 74 (3.62%) VMware
7 26 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (0.98%) HP
8 20 (0.98%) Remedy
9 19 (0.93%) CheckPoint
10 18 (0.88%) Google
11 16 (0.78%) IBM
11 16 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 15 (0.73%) Workday
13 13 (0.64%) F5
13 13 (0.64%) Splunk
14 11 (0.54%) Dell
14 11 (0.54%) EMC
15 9 (0.44%) Adobe
15 9 (0.44%) Red Hat