Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 118 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 -41 -16
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1,274 2,045 2,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 2.27% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.59% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,332 1,989
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £268 £280 £300
90th Percentile £610 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £438 £439 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +3.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 68 47
England median hourly rate £28.00 £29.95 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +8.91% -
10th Percentile £17.80 £16.25 £16.62
90th Percentile £42.60 £40.65 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £29.90 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.35% -0.33% +9.09%

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 52,494 78,941 80,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.21% 87.57% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,454 52,729 54,070
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £293 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,987 1,954
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.46 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% - -1.68%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 -12 396 £465 -4.62% 86
South East 0 298 £425 -0.87% 53
South West +2 185 £433 +8.33% 46
North of England -17 176 £401 -5.76% 57
Midlands +22 123 £438 +9.38% 41
East of England +6 93 £450 -1.10% 42
North West +2 92 £400 -0.12% 33
West Midlands +22 81 £444 +7.58% 28
Yorkshire -2 59 £438 -2.78% 22
East Midlands +22 41 £425 +13.33% 12
North East +13 25 £383 -2.86% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 768 (60.28%) Project Management
2 535 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 329 (25.82%) Finance
5 303 (23.78%) Project Delivery
6 258 (20.25%) ITIL
7 248 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 221 (17.35%) PMI Certification
9 210 (16.48%) Security Cleared
10 203 (15.93%) PMP
11 178 (13.97%) Public Sector
12 170 (13.34%) Microsoft Project
13 160 (12.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 156 (12.24%) Change Management
14 156 (12.24%) PMO
15 155 (12.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 151 (11.85%) Migration
17 149 (11.70%) Degree
18 133 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
19 129 (10.13%) SC Cleared
20 126 (9.89%) Risk Management
21 122 (9.58%) Waterfall
22 114 (8.95%) Programme Management
23 112 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
24 102 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
25 98 (7.69%) Windows
26 96 (7.54%) Telecoms
26 96 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
27 94 (7.38%) Scrum
28 93 (7.30%) Management Information System

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 63 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.88%) Confluence
3 16 (1.26%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.94%) CMS
5 9 (0.71%) IIS
6 6 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.31%) SAS
8 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.078%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.078%) JBoss
11 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 170 (13.34%) Microsoft Project
2 133 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 80 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.33%) NetSuite
3 16 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.55%) Primavera
5 7 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.39%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.99%) Azure
2 75 (5.89%) Office 365
3 46 (3.61%) AWS
4 43 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (2.04%) SaaS
6 15 (1.18%) Power Platform
7 11 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 8 (0.63%) G Suite
8 8 (0.63%) PaaS
8 8 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.63%) Trello
9 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.55%) Smartsheet
10 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.47%) IaaS
11 4 (0.31%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.31%) Boomi
11 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle CX
12 3 (0.24%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.92%) WAN
2 41 (3.22%) Firewall
3 33 (2.59%) LAN
4 25 (1.96%) DNS
5 21 (1.65%) SAN
6 18 (1.41%) MPLS
6 18 (1.41%) Skype
7 17 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (1.26%) DHCP
9 13 (1.02%) VoIP
10 12 (0.94%) 4G
10 12 (0.94%) Radio Access Network
11 11 (0.86%) 2G
11 11 (0.86%) 3G
12 9 (0.71%) BGP
12 9 (0.71%) Internet
12 9 (0.71%) VPN
12 9 (0.71%) Wireless
13 8 (0.63%) Unified Communications
14 7 (0.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.18%) Power BI
4 10 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.55%) Big Data
5 7 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
5 7 (0.55%) QlikView
6 6 (0.47%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.39%) MS Access
7 5 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.31%) MySQL
8 4 (0.31%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.24%) Impala
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.24%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 62 (4.87%) JIRA
2 6 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.16%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.16%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.16%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (0.16%) Selenium
4 2 (0.16%) SilkTest
5 1 (0.078%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.078%) Hudson
5 1 (0.078%) MSI
5 1 (0.078%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 329 (25.82%) Finance
2 178 (13.97%) Public Sector
3 96 (7.54%) Telecoms
4 44 (3.45%) Retail
5 31 (2.43%) Local Government
6 30 (2.35%) Banking
7 28 (2.20%) Legal
8 22 (1.73%) Law
9 21 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.65%) Military
10 19 (1.49%) Marketing
10 19 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.10%) Advertising
12 13 (1.02%) Back Office
13 10 (0.78%) Electronics
14 7 (0.55%) Billing
14 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.47%) German Language
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
16 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 639 (50.16%) Project Manager
2 130 (10.20%) IT Manager
3 118 (9.26%) IT Project Manager
4 99 (7.77%) Analyst
5 71 (5.57%) Programme Manager
6 69 (5.42%) Senior Manager
7 64 (5.02%) Senior Project Manager
8 58 (4.55%) Coordinator
9 57 (4.47%) Business Analyst
10 50 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
11 47 (3.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 46 (3.61%) Project Coordinator
13 45 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
14 38 (2.98%) Architect
15 34 (2.67%) Migration Manager
16 33 (2.59%) Migration Project Manager
17 31 (2.43%) Service Manager
18 26 (2.04%) Junior
18 26 (2.04%) Technical Manager
18 26 (2.04%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.65%) .NET
2 16 (1.26%) Web Services
3 14 (1.10%) Middleware
4 11 (0.86%) HTML
5 7 (0.55%) EDI
5 7 (0.55%) XML
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.31%) SOAP
9 3 (0.24%) CSS
9 3 (0.24%) REST
9 3 (0.24%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.24%) WinForms
10 2 (0.16%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.16%) SAML
10 2 (0.16%) XBRL
11 1 (0.078%) Node.js
11 1 (0.078%) OpenID
11 1 (0.078%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (7.30%) Management Information System
3 89 (6.99%) PMI
4 60 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 54 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.20%) NHS
7 18 (1.41%) User Experience
8 16 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) Driving Licence
11 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.71%) CCTV
12 9 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.71%) FMCG
13 7 (0.55%) e-Learning
13 7 (0.55%) Life Science
14 6 (0.47%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 98 (7.69%) Windows
2 43 (3.38%) Windows 10
3 29 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 15 (1.18%) Linux
6 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.47%) Unix
7 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.39%) Android
9 3 (0.24%) CentOS
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.078%) pSOS
10 1 (0.078%) Solaris
10 1 (0.078%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (60.28%) Project Management
2 535 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 303 (23.78%) Project Delivery
5 258 (20.25%) ITIL
6 156 (12.24%) Change Management
7 151 (11.85%) Migration
8 126 (9.89%) Risk Management
9 122 (9.58%) Waterfall
10 114 (8.95%) Programme Management
11 102 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (7.38%) Scrum
13 87 (6.83%) Project Planning
14 81 (6.36%) ERP
15 79 (6.20%) Change Control
16 70 (5.49%) Service Management
17 66 (5.18%) Decision-Making
18 64 (5.02%) Business Analysis
19 61 (4.79%) PRINCE
20 59 (4.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.59%) C
2 32 (2.51%) SQL
3 12 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 10 (0.78%) Java
5 6 (0.47%) C#
6 5 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.24%) C++
8 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.24%) Python
9 2 (0.16%) Perl
9 2 (0.16%) VBA
9 2 (0.16%) VBScript
10 1 (0.078%) ABAP
10 1 (0.078%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.078%) PHP
10 1 (0.078%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.078%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.078%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (17.35%) PMI Certification
2 210 (16.48%) Security Cleared
3 203 (15.93%) PMP
4 160 (12.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 155 (12.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 149 (11.70%) Degree
7 129 (10.13%) SC Cleared
8 77 (6.04%) APMP
9 60 (4.71%) DV Cleared
10 35 (2.75%) ISEB
11 26 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (1.57%) MCSE
15 19 (1.49%) CCNA
16 18 (1.41%) HND
17 15 (1.18%) CISSP
18 14 (1.10%) APMG
19 10 (0.78%) ISTQB
20 9 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (12.24%) PMO
2 52 (4.08%) QA
3 27 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.41%) SLA
5 14 (1.10%) GDPR
6 13 (1.02%) P3O
7 11 (0.86%) COBIT
8 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.71%) NIST
9 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.47%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.47%) NCSC
11 4 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.31%) MiFID
11 4 (0.31%) PSD2
12 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.24%) GxP
12 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 57 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.71%) XenApp
6 8 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.55%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.24%) vCloud
10 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.24%) vSphere
11 2 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.078%) Docker
12 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.078%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (2.43%) SCCM
2 19 (1.49%) SCOM
3 7 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.39%) vRealize
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.31%) WSUS
7 3 (0.24%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.24%) Terraform
8 2 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.078%) Ansible
9 1 (0.078%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.078%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.078%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 248 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.26%) Oracle
3 63 (4.95%) SAP
4 54 (4.24%) VMware
5 49 (3.85%) Cisco
6 28 (2.20%) Citrix
7 21 (1.65%) Google
8 19 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.33%) Remedy
10 15 (1.18%) JD Edwards
11 14 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.94%) Dell
13 11 (0.86%) Riverbed
13 11 (0.86%) Workday
14 10 (0.78%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.78%) Cognos
14 10 (0.78%) HP
15 9 (0.71%) Blue Coat
16 8 (0.63%) Adobe
16 8 (0.63%) Ericsson