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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 132 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 15 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.75% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 3.57% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 23
Median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -14.63% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 480 813 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.45% 20.90% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 412 341
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 49 70
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +34 7 £550 +20.54% 1
Merseyside +4 4 £465 +32.85%
Manchester -1 2 £344 -19.11% 1
Cumbria - 1 £325 -
PRINCE2 Certification
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 28 (93.33%) PRINCE2
2 17 (56.67%) Project Management
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle
5 6 (20.00%) MS Project
5 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Local Government
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (13.33%) PRINCE
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (10.00%) Office 365
8 3 (10.00%) NHS
8 3 (10.00%) Unix
8 3 (10.00%) MS Office
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (10.00%) Retail
8 3 (10.00%) Legal
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) PMO
9 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery

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 1 (3.33%) Drupal
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Project
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.33%) Magento
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Power BI
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Local Government
3 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 4 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) E-Business Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.67%) ICT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) PRINCE2
2 17 (56.67%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) PRINCE
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.67%) RUP
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
8 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.33%) Data Governance
9 1 (3.33%) Data Reconciliation
9 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) AppSense
3 1 (3.33%) ATG
3 1 (3.33%) hybris
3 1 (3.33%) Intel Security