Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 183 186
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 44 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.34% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 1.88% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 31
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £224
90th Percentile £556 £591 £513
England median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.55% -0.50% -28.57%

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 1,127 1,009 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.30% 17.81% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 532 865
North West median daily rate £413 £411 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% -0.30% +6.45%
10th Percentile £208 £232 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £554
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 105 80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -6.98% +22.86%
10th Percentile £12.48 £14.10 £12.47
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 July 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
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 July 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 0 20 £425 +9.68% 1
Cheshire -13 8 £360 -4.00%
Lancashire - 7 £550 - 1
Merseyside +17 2 £213 -39.29%
Cumbria -3 2 £463 +42.31%
PRINCE2 Certification
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 39 (88.64%) PRINCE2
2 29 (65.91%) ITIL
3 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) Project Management
5 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
6 19 (43.18%) Cisco
6 19 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (40.91%) Data Management
8 17 (38.64%) Network Design
8 17 (38.64%) Management Information System
8 17 (38.64%) Resource Management
8 17 (38.64%) Problem Management
8 17 (38.64%) Chartered Engineer
8 17 (38.64%) CISSP
8 17 (38.64%) CISM
8 17 (38.64%) CCNP
8 17 (38.64%) CCDP
8 17 (38.64%) Open Source
8 17 (38.64%) SaaS
8 17 (38.64%) PaaS
8 17 (38.64%) SFIA
9 16 (36.36%) Change Management
10 15 (34.09%) Finance
11 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (25.00%) Oracle
12 11 (25.00%) Product Management
13 10 (22.73%) DevOps
13 10 (22.73%) Server Virtualisation
13 10 (22.73%) Windows
13 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 6 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.36%) SAS
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) PaaS
1 17 (38.64%) SaaS
2 8 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) BGP
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 3 (6.82%) OSPF
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) SMS
5 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) DB2
2 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (36.36%) Project Manager
3 9 (20.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) ICT Manager
8 2 (4.55%) ICT Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.18%) PMI
3 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.55%) Taxonomies
7 1 (2.27%) CMDB
7 1 (2.27%) LIMS
7 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) PRINCE2
2 29 (65.91%) ITIL
3 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) Project Management
5 18 (40.91%) Data Management
6 17 (38.64%) Network Design
6 17 (38.64%) Open Source
6 17 (38.64%) Problem Management
6 17 (38.64%) Resource Management
6 17 (38.64%) SFIA
7 16 (36.36%) Change Management
8 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (25.00%) Product Management
10 10 (22.73%) DevOps
10 10 (22.73%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (20.45%) Contract Management
11 9 (20.45%) Decision-Making
11 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (20.45%) IT Strategy
11 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (38.64%) CCDP
2 17 (38.64%) CCNP
2 17 (38.64%) Chartered Engineer
2 17 (38.64%) CISM
2 17 (38.64%) CISSP
3 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (20.45%) CCIE
4 9 (20.45%) Degree
5 8 (18.18%) PMI Certification
6 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (9.09%) MCSE
8 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.82%) MCSA
10 2 (4.55%) CCNA
10 2 (4.55%) MCP
10 2 (4.55%) MCTS
11 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
2 6 (13.64%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (13.64%) XenApp
2 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
3 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) Cisco
3 11 (25.00%) Oracle
4 9 (20.45%) Citrix
5 5 (11.36%) Informatica
5 5 (11.36%) Ivanti
5 5 (11.36%) VMware
6 2 (4.55%) Altiris
6 2 (4.55%) Capita
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) Webroot