Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 October 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.

PRINCE2 Certification
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 186 186
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 34 18 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 1.83% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 20
North West median daily rate £290 £438 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +35.66% -19.63%
10th Percentile £175 £272 £207
90th Percentile £449 £635 £586
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £29.88 - -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £20.38 £22.50
% change year-on-year +38.65% -9.44% -18.18%

PRINCE2 Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,131 984 1,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.10% 17.55% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 543 812
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £248
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 79 61
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +45.45% -7.47%
10th Percentile £14.13 £15.47 £12.08
90th Percentile £64.00 £55.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
% change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PRINCE2 Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the North West

PRINCE2 Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Manchester -14 13 £288 -45.88% 4
Cheshire -4 10 £360 -10.00%
Lancashire -11 9 £250 -34.64%
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
PRINCE2 Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 North West region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 29 (85.29%) PRINCE2
2 19 (55.88%) ITIL
3 16 (47.06%) Project Management
4 12 (35.29%) Change Management
4 12 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 9 (26.47%) PMI Certification
6 9 (26.47%) PRINCE
6 9 (26.47%) Finance
7 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (23.53%) PMI
7 8 (23.53%) Oracle
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
9 6 (17.65%) VMware
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (14.71%) SLA
10 5 (14.71%) Citrix
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (14.71%) Linux
10 5 (14.71%) Unix
10 5 (14.71%) MCSA
10 5 (14.71%) RUP
10 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
10 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
10 5 (14.71%) SDLC
11 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
11 4 (11.76%) Resource Management
11 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

PRINCE2 Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.94%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) IaaS
1 3 (8.82%) PaaS
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) VPN
1 4 (11.76%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Skype
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) DB2
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) ICT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) ICT Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) PMI
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 4 (11.76%) NHS
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) PRINCE2
2 19 (55.88%) ITIL
3 16 (47.06%) Project Management
4 12 (35.29%) Change Management
4 12 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (26.47%) PRINCE
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
9 5 (14.71%) RUP
9 5 (14.71%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.76%) Resource Management
10 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
11 3 (8.82%) Data Management
11 3 (8.82%) DevOps
11 3 (8.82%) Network Design
11 3 (8.82%) Open Source
11 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
11 3 (8.82%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) PMI Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCSA
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.76%) MCP
3 4 (11.76%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) MCTS
4 3 (8.82%) CCDP
4 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 3 (8.82%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CISM
4 3 (8.82%) CISSP
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) GDPR
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) Altiris
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Informatica
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Webroot