Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

PRINCE 2
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 41 29
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 158 275 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.78% 4.05% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 4.83% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 203 326
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.31%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £250
90th Percentile £606 £532 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
North West median hourly rate £12.84 £14.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.95% -37.89% -32.14%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.45 £15.60
90th Percentile £18.65 £42.73 £27.88
England median hourly rate £27.00 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.47% -2.28% +6.80%

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 4629 5692 6965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.32% 83.89% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3672 4228
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £587 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 283
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.93 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 -18 79 £450 +12.50% 12
Cheshire +13 43 £438 +16.67% 8
Merseyside -1 11 £333 -11.33% 3
Lancashire -21 11 £413 - 2
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 95 (60.13%) Project Management
2 56 (35.44%) Finance
3 53 (33.54%) ITIL
4 51 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (22.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (17.72%) ITSM
7 26 (16.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 25 (15.82%) Programme Management
9 24 (15.19%) Change Management
10 22 (13.92%) Service Management
11 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
12 17 (10.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (10.76%) ERP
13 14 (8.86%) Migration
13 14 (8.86%) Problem Management
13 14 (8.86%) ITIL V2
13 14 (8.86%) PMO
14 13 (8.23%) Service Design
14 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
14 13 (8.23%) Management Information System
14 13 (8.23%) PRINCE
15 12 (7.59%) Incident Management
15 12 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (7.59%) Supplier Management
15 12 (7.59%) Change Control
15 12 (7.59%) ServiceNow
16 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (6.96%) Data Management
16 11 (6.96%) Degree

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 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.16%) Tuxedo
2 5 (3.16%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.27%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.06%) Office 365
2 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.90%) PaaS
3 3 (1.90%) SaaS
4 2 (1.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SMS
2 4 (2.53%) WAN
3 3 (1.90%) DNS
3 3 (1.90%) ISDN
3 3 (1.90%) LAN
3 3 (1.90%) VoIP
4 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 1 (0.63%) Firewall
5 1 (0.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) GIS
3 1 (0.63%) Ingres
3 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) JIRA
2 5 (3.16%) PeopleTools
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 56 (35.44%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Back Office
3 9 (5.70%) Local Government
4 8 (5.06%) Banking
5 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.90%) Retail
6 3 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (40.51%) Project Manager
2 19 (12.03%) Analyst
3 15 (9.49%) Programme Manager
4 14 (8.86%) Delivery Manager
5 13 (8.23%) IT Manager
6 11 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Architect
8 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (5.70%) IT Project Manager
9 8 (5.06%) Support Manager
10 7 (4.43%) IT Support
10 7 (4.43%) ITIL Manager
10 7 (4.43%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Service Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Service Manager
12 5 (3.16%) Agile Project Manager
12 5 (3.16%) IT Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) Middleware
2 3 (1.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.16%) NHS
5 3 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.90%) Life Science
5 3 (1.90%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.27%) LIMS
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) Windows
2 6 (3.80%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.16%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.27%) Android
4 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (60.13%) Project Management
2 53 (33.54%) ITIL
3 51 (32.28%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (22.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (17.72%) ITSM
6 25 (15.82%) Programme Management
7 24 (15.19%) Change Management
8 22 (13.92%) Service Management
9 17 (10.76%) ERP
10 14 (8.86%) ITIL V2
10 14 (8.86%) Migration
10 14 (8.86%) Problem Management
11 13 (8.23%) PRINCE
11 13 (8.23%) Service Design
12 12 (7.59%) Change Control
12 12 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (7.59%) Incident Management
12 12 (7.59%) Supplier Management
13 11 (6.96%) Data Management
14 10 (6.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (16.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 17 (10.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 13 (8.23%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.96%) Degree
4 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) CCDP
5 5 (3.16%) CCNP
5 5 (3.16%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.16%) CISM
5 5 (3.16%) CISSP
6 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.53%) ECDL
6 4 (2.53%) ISEB
6 4 (2.53%) MCSE
6 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.90%) CCIE
7 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.86%) PMO
2 7 (4.43%) COBIT
3 4 (2.53%) SLA
4 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.27%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.63%) SCOM
2 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) ServiceNow
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle
4 8 (5.06%) Siebel
5 5 (3.16%) BEA
5 5 (3.16%) Cisco
5 5 (3.16%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.53%) SAP
7 3 (1.90%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.90%) Google
7 3 (1.90%) Splunk
7 3 (1.90%) VMware
7 3 (1.90%) Wyse
8 2 (1.27%) Apple
8 2 (1.27%) Capita
8 2 (1.27%) Sophos
9 1 (0.63%) AppSense
9 1 (0.63%) CA
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.63%) IBM