Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 74 59
Rank change year-on-year -33 -15 -23
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,351 3,005 3,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.44% 3.16% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.67% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,571 2,130 2,425
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £282
90th Percentile £600 £600 £589
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.76% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 78
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.98 £14.80
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.64 £47.74
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% - -

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 83,667 81,804 81,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.07% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,090 55,089 54,268
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,904 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £49.93 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -54 879 £488 +2.63% 113
South East -12 552 £430 -3.37% 93
North of England -30 306 £413 -2.94% 63
South West -21 242 £380 +1.33% 28
Midlands -38 210 £408 +1.88% 66
East of England -10 159 £450 +12.50% 20
North West -26 148 £400 -1.17% 36
West Midlands -37 141 £421 +2.00% 49
Yorkshire -27 122 £415 +2.34% 22
East Midlands -34 68 £375 -2.60% 17
North East -12 37 £375 -18.92% 5
PRINCE2
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,365 (58.06%) Project Management
2 911 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 763 (32.45%) Finance
4 598 (25.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 468 (19.91%) ITIL
6 437 (18.59%) Microsoft
7 391 (16.63%) Security Cleared
8 346 (14.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 340 (14.46%) PMO
10 336 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 308 (13.10%) PMI Certification
12 293 (12.46%) Microsoft Project
13 271 (11.53%) PMP
14 263 (11.19%) SC Cleared
15 238 (10.12%) Migration
16 231 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
17 230 (9.78%) Change Management
18 228 (9.70%) Scrum
19 226 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
20 215 (9.15%) Programme Management
20 215 (9.15%) Waterfall
21 208 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
22 206 (8.76%) Windows
23 196 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
24 194 (8.25%) Risk Management
24 194 (8.25%) Degree
25 172 (7.32%) Project Governance
26 166 (7.06%) Office 365
27 162 (6.89%) PMI
28 161 (6.85%) Project Planning

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
1 129 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.74%) Confluence
3 26 (1.11%) Skype for Business
4 22 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 21 (0.89%) IIS
6 16 (0.68%) CMS
7 11 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.47%) MS Project Server
8 9 (0.38%) Drupal
8 9 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.34%) Apache
10 7 (0.30%) Documentum
10 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.30%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.13%) CICS
12 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.13%) SAS
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 293 (12.46%) Microsoft Project
2 231 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
3 196 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 120 (5.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 106 (4.51%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.085%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.085%) Maya
7 2 (0.085%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.043%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 30 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.68%) Primavera
4 15 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.30%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.30%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.21%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.085%) Sonata
10 2 (0.085%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 166 (7.06%) Office 365
2 127 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.57%) SaaS
5 16 (0.68%) OneDrive
6 13 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (0.55%) Trello
7 12 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.43%) IaaS
9 9 (0.38%) PaaS
9 9 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.34%) Yammer
11 7 (0.30%) BlueKai
12 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.13%) G Suite
13 2 (0.085%) Taleo
14 1 (0.043%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.043%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.043%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.68%) WAN
2 52 (2.21%) Firewall
3 45 (1.91%) LAN
4 27 (1.15%) Skype
5 26 (1.11%) SAN
5 26 (1.11%) VPN
5 26 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
5 26 (1.11%) Wireless
6 19 (0.81%) DNS
6 19 (0.81%) IP Telephony
7 17 (0.72%) Intranet
7 17 (0.72%) MPLS
7 17 (0.72%) SMS
8 15 (0.64%) Value-Added Service
8 15 (0.64%) VoIP
9 14 (0.60%) DHCP
10 11 (0.47%) Unified Communications
11 10 (0.43%) Internet
11 10 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (0.38%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (0.72%) Big Data
4 12 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.47%) Power BI
6 9 (0.38%) GIS
7 7 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.17%) DB2
9 4 (0.17%) MySQL
9 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.085%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 110 (4.68%) JIRA
2 17 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.43%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.26%) Subversion
5 5 (0.21%) PVCS
5 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.13%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.13%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.085%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.085%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.085%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.085%) MSI
7 2 (0.085%) Selenium
7 2 (0.085%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.043%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.043%) Hudson
General
1 763 (32.45%) Finance
2 126 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 108 (4.59%) Retail
4 106 (4.51%) Banking
5 81 (3.45%) Marketing
6 62 (2.64%) Legal
7 53 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 50 (2.13%) Law
9 38 (1.62%) Military
10 29 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.02%) Automotive
14 23 (0.98%) Billing
15 21 (0.89%) Back Office
16 15 (0.64%) Advertising
17 12 (0.51%) Front Office
18 11 (0.47%) Electronics
18 11 (0.47%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,246 (53.00%) Project Manager
2 235 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 202 (8.59%) IT Project Manager
4 195 (8.29%) Analyst
5 138 (5.87%) Infrastructure Manager
6 127 (5.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 122 (5.19%) Programme Manager
8 113 (4.81%) Senior Manager
9 98 (4.17%) Technical Manager
10 95 (4.04%) Business Analyst
11 94 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
12 76 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
13 73 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
14 71 (3.02%) Coordinator
15 67 (2.85%) Project Officer
16 61 (2.59%) Architect
17 59 (2.51%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 57 (2.42%) PMO Analyst
19 53 (2.25%) Junior
20 48 (2.04%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.66%) .NET
2 26 (1.11%) Web Services
3 24 (1.02%) Middleware
4 18 (0.77%) HTML
5 16 (0.68%) Velocity
6 13 (0.55%) CSS
7 12 (0.51%) XML
8 11 (0.47%) J2EE
9 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.26%) EDI
10 6 (0.26%) jQuery
10 6 (0.26%) REST
11 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.21%) SOAP
11 5 (0.21%) Spring
12 4 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.13%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.13%) DHTML
13 3 (0.13%) LDAP
13 3 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 208 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (6.89%) PMI
3 148 (6.30%) Data Centre
4 126 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.64%) NHS
5 62 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 41 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.06%) User Experience
9 19 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (0.68%) CMDB
10 16 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.51%) FMCG
13 12 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.51%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.47%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 206 (8.76%) Windows
2 97 (4.13%) Windows 10
3 68 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 45 (1.91%) Windows 7
5 43 (1.83%) Linux
6 22 (0.94%) Solaris
7 19 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.72%) Unix
9 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.34%) Android
12 6 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.21%) AIX
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.085%) SUSE
16 2 (0.085%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.085%) VMS
16 2 (0.085%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,365 (58.06%) Project Management
2 911 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
3 598 (25.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 468 (19.91%) ITIL
5 238 (10.12%) Migration
6 230 (9.78%) Change Management
7 228 (9.70%) Scrum
8 226 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
9 215 (9.15%) Programme Management
9 215 (9.15%) Waterfall
10 194 (8.25%) Risk Management
11 172 (7.32%) Project Governance
12 161 (6.85%) Project Planning
13 148 (6.30%) PRINCE
14 144 (6.13%) Change Control
15 128 (5.44%) Service Management
16 115 (4.89%) Matrix Organization
17 113 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 109 (4.64%) Service Delivery
19 106 (4.51%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 53 (2.25%) C
2 44 (1.87%) SQL
3 30 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 23 (0.98%) C#
5 22 (0.94%) Java
6 17 (0.72%) VB
7 12 (0.51%) VBScript
8 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.21%) PHP
9 5 (0.21%) Python
10 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.13%) ABAP
11 3 (0.13%) C++
11 3 (0.13%) COBOL
11 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.085%) Perl
12 2 (0.085%) PL/1
12 2 (0.085%) REXX
12 2 (0.085%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 391 (16.63%) Security Cleared
2 346 (14.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 336 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 308 (13.10%) PMI Certification
5 271 (11.53%) PMP
6 263 (11.19%) SC Cleared
7 194 (8.25%) Degree
8 109 (4.64%) DV Cleared
9 107 (4.55%) APMP
10 67 (2.85%) ISEB
11 46 (1.96%) CISSP
12 43 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 39 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (1.32%) CISM
15 27 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (1.06%) MCSE
17 24 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
18 20 (0.85%) MCP
19 18 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 17 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (14.46%) PMO
2 95 (4.04%) QA
3 55 (2.34%) GDPR
4 36 (1.53%) SLA
5 32 (1.36%) P3O
6 28 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (1.06%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 16 (0.68%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.60%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.43%) COBIT
11 10 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
11 10 (0.43%) ISO 22301
11 10 (0.43%) ISO 31000
11 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (0.38%) PMBOK
13 8 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
14 7 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 98 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.34%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.30%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.30%) XenApp
7 6 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.13%) KVM
10 3 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.085%) ACF2
11 2 (0.085%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.085%) NFS
11 2 (0.085%) Postfix
11 2 (0.085%) RACF
11 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (2.38%) SCCM
2 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (0.43%) Nessus
4 10 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 9 (0.38%) SCOM
6 7 (0.30%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.13%) Ansible
8 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.13%) vRealize
8 3 (0.13%) WSUS
9 2 (0.085%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.085%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.085%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.085%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 437 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.02%) Oracle
3 105 (4.47%) SAP
4 91 (3.87%) Cisco
5 74 (3.15%) VMware
6 58 (2.47%) Citrix
7 32 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.28%) IBM
9 25 (1.06%) Workday
10 24 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 20 (0.85%) HP
12 16 (0.68%) Imperva
13 15 (0.64%) McAfee
14 14 (0.60%) Google
15 13 (0.55%) CheckPoint
15 13 (0.55%) JD Edwards
15 13 (0.55%) NetApp
16 12 (0.51%) Splunk
16 12 (0.51%) Xerox
17 11 (0.47%) Qualys