Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 72 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 -16 -27
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 146 160 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.45% 2.81% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 3.41% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 128 175
North West median daily rate £401 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £246 £293 £259
90th Percentile £578 £606 £556
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £12.84 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.19% -38.99% -6.47%
10th Percentile £16.13 £11.72 £14.20
90th Percentile £36.80 £18.65 £44.03
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% -

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 4,946 4,697 5,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.89% 82.64% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 3,030 3,591
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 207 167
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.93% +18.19% -23.11%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.67 £11.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.20
England median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.22% +8.25% +4.98%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -15 79 £400 -11.11% 25
Lancashire -2 28 £400 -1.23% 1
Cheshire -23 21 £438 -2.78% 4
Merseyside -8 10 £450 +35.34% 2
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 75 (51.37%) Project Management
2 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.03%) Finance
4 36 (24.66%) ITIL
5 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
6 26 (17.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (17.12%) Migration
7 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
7 25 (17.12%) Data Centre
8 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
9 19 (13.01%) Windows
10 17 (11.64%) Programme Management
11 16 (10.96%) Firewall
11 16 (10.96%) Cisco
12 15 (10.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 13 (8.90%) PRINCE
13 13 (8.90%) Windows 10
14 11 (7.53%) Driving Licence
14 11 (7.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (7.53%) Change Management
15 10 (6.85%) NHS
15 10 (6.85%) Active Directory
16 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
16 9 (6.16%) SCCM
16 9 (6.16%) Network Design
16 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Project
16 9 (6.16%) SharePoint
16 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
16 9 (6.16%) Scrum

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 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.37%) Primavera
2 1 (0.68%) Finacle
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Office 365
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.96%) Firewall
2 6 (4.11%) Wireless
3 4 (2.74%) LAN
3 4 (2.74%) VPN
4 2 (1.37%) 802.11
4 2 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.37%) DHCP
4 2 (1.37%) DNS
4 2 (1.37%) Skype
4 2 (1.37%) WLAN
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.68%) MPLS
5 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) SMS
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) GIS
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) JIRA
2 2 (1.37%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (26.03%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Legal
3 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.74%) Local Government
4 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Law
6 2 (1.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (54.79%) Project Manager
2 17 (11.64%) IT Manager
3 15 (10.27%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (6.85%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (6.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 9 (6.16%) Technical Manager
6 8 (5.48%) Analyst
6 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 8 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 8 (5.48%) Technical Project Manager
7 7 (4.79%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.11%) NHS Project Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Software Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Digital Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) ICT Manager
9 5 (3.42%) ICT Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Portfolio Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) Velocity
2 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.53%) Driving Licence
3 10 (6.85%) NHS
4 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.74%) PMI
6 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.05%) User Experience
6 3 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.37%) LLPG
7 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) EPoS
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.01%) Windows
2 13 (8.90%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.37%) Project Management
2 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (24.66%) ITIL
4 26 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (17.12%) Migration
6 17 (11.64%) Programme Management
7 13 (8.90%) PRINCE
8 11 (7.53%) Change Management
9 9 (6.16%) Network Design
9 9 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.16%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.16%) Scrum
9 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.48%) DevOps
11 7 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.79%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (4.79%) Project Governance
11 7 (4.79%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.11%) SQL
2 6 (4.11%) VB
3 3 (2.05%) VBScript
4 2 (1.37%) C
4 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 25 (17.12%) SC Cleared
4 15 (10.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (5.48%) Degree
5 8 (5.48%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.74%) MCP
6 4 (2.74%) MCSA
6 4 (2.74%) MCSE
6 4 (2.74%) MCTS
6 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.74%) PMP
7 3 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.68%) APMP
8 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (4.79%) PMO
3 5 (3.42%) SLA
4 4 (2.74%) P3O
5 3 (2.05%) GDPR
6 2 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.37%) QA
7 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.96%) Cisco
3 8 (5.48%) Avaya
4 6 (4.11%) Citrix
4 6 (4.11%) VMware
5 5 (3.42%) Altiris
6 3 (2.05%) BT
7 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle
7 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) ESRI
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Informatica
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee
8 1 (0.68%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.68%) Progress
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) SAP