Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 49 38
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 162 225 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.06% 3.83% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 4.55% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 177 262
North West median daily rate £461 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.31% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £266 £254 £181
90th Percentile £638 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £17.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.01% -21.11% -45.12%
10th Percentile £15.81 £14.26 £15.65
90th Percentile £63.00 £29.39 £27.71
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,427 4,949 6,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.64% 84.32% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,850 3,223 4,084
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 167 285
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +59.74%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 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 77 £425 +6.25% 27
Cheshire +3 33 £481 +20.31% 12
Merseyside +13 19 £486 +4.57% 4
Lancashire -9 19 £563 +60.71% 8
Cumbria 0 3 £463 +105.56%
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 North West region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 89 (54.94%) Project Management
2 58 (35.80%) ITIL
3 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (32.72%) Finance
5 42 (25.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 41 (25.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (17.90%) ITSM
8 27 (16.67%) Change Management
9 24 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 24 (14.81%) Programme Management
10 22 (13.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (13.58%) SFIA
11 21 (12.96%) Risk Management
11 21 (12.96%) Service Management
12 20 (12.35%) Problem Management
13 19 (11.73%) Supplier Management
14 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
15 17 (10.49%) Data Management
15 17 (10.49%) PMO
16 16 (9.88%) Degree
17 15 (9.26%) Resource Management
17 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
18 14 (8.64%) Change Control
18 14 (8.64%) Windows
19 13 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
19 13 (8.02%) Cisco
19 13 (8.02%) Local Government
19 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (7.41%) ServiceNow
20 12 (7.41%) Line Management

PRINCE2
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 8 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.09%) Tuxedo
3 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.47%) CMS
4 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (8.02%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.41%) PaaS
1 12 (7.41%) SaaS
2 7 (4.32%) IaaS
3 6 (3.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) SMS
2 4 (2.47%) LAN
2 4 (2.47%) WAN
3 3 (1.85%) Broadband
3 3 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.85%) SAN
3 3 (1.85%) VoIP
4 2 (1.23%) Skype
4 2 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.62%) DNS
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
5 1 (0.62%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.62%) ISDN
5 1 (0.62%) NAS
5 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) GIS
4 1 (0.62%) Ingres
4 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) PeopleTools
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 53 (32.72%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Local Government
3 10 (6.17%) Back Office
4 4 (2.47%) Marketing
5 3 (1.85%) Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Law
5 3 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (37.04%) Project Manager
2 18 (11.11%) Analyst
2 18 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 16 (9.88%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (8.64%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.02%) IT Manager
6 12 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.17%) ITIL Manager
8 8 (4.94%) Support Manager
8 8 (4.94%) Transformation Manager
9 7 (4.32%) Digital Project Manager
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (4.32%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Service Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Release Manager
11 5 (3.09%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.09%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.94%) PMI
4 6 (3.70%) NHS
5 4 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.85%) PKI
6 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.23%) Clustering
7 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.23%) Handset
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.62%) Life Science
8 1 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.64%) Windows
2 6 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Android
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Unix
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.94%) Project Management
2 58 (35.80%) ITIL
3 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (25.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (17.90%) ITSM
6 27 (16.67%) Change Management
7 24 (14.81%) Programme Management
8 22 (13.58%) SFIA
9 21 (12.96%) Risk Management
9 21 (12.96%) Service Management
10 20 (12.35%) Problem Management
11 19 (11.73%) Supplier Management
12 17 (10.49%) Data Management
13 15 (9.26%) Resource Management
14 14 (8.64%) Change Control
15 12 (7.41%) ERP
15 12 (7.41%) Incident Management
15 12 (7.41%) Line Management
15 12 (7.41%) Open Source
15 12 (7.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.70%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) C
3 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (25.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 22 (13.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (9.88%) Degree
4 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.79%) CISM
6 11 (6.79%) CISSP
6 11 (6.79%) PMI Certification
7 10 (6.17%) CCDP
7 10 (6.17%) CCNP
7 10 (6.17%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.32%) CCIE
8 7 (4.32%) PMP
9 5 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.85%) APMP
11 3 (1.85%) ISEB
11 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.49%) PMO
2 7 (4.32%) P3O
3 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.85%) GDPR
4 2 (1.23%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.94%) XenApp
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.09%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.85%) vSphere
5 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) SCCM
2 3 (1.85%) SCOM
2 3 (1.85%) WSUS
3 2 (1.23%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.23%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.23%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.23%) vMotion
4 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.02%) Cisco
3 12 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 10 (6.17%) Oracle
5 9 (5.56%) Citrix
6 8 (4.94%) Siebel
7 6 (3.70%) Ivanti
7 6 (3.70%) VMware
8 5 (3.09%) BEA
8 5 (3.09%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (2.47%) Capita
9 4 (2.47%) SAP
10 3 (1.85%) Avaya
10 3 (1.85%) Wyse
11 2 (1.23%) Altiris
11 2 (1.23%) Google
11 2 (1.23%) HP
11 2 (1.23%) McAfee
12 1 (0.62%) CA
12 1 (0.62%) IBM