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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PRINCE 2
England / North West
Rank 53 37 21
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 80 170 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.12% 4.43% 6.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 5.37% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 113 141
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 17
Median hourly rate £17.25 £27.05 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.22% -34.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £27.05 £26.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £27.05 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year - -5.57%  

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Manchester -7 45 £385 +2.66% 18
Cheshire -3 12 £400 -5.88% 2
Merseyside +4 11 £465 +38.80% 3
Lancashire +11 7 £250 -41.17% 1
PRINCE2
England

PRINCE2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 97 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (43.75%) Project Management
3 70 (33.65%) ITIL
4 47 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (20.19%) Change Management
6 40 (19.23%) Finance
7 31 (14.90%) Microsoft
8 30 (14.42%) DevOps
9 28 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
10 27 (12.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (12.98%) PMO
11 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
12 24 (11.54%) SC Cleared
12 24 (11.54%) ServiceNow
13 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (11.06%) Scrum
14 22 (10.58%) Windows
15 21 (10.10%) MS Excel
16 20 (9.62%) Oracle
16 20 (9.62%) ISEB
16 20 (9.62%) IaaS
16 20 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 20 (9.62%) SaaS
16 20 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (9.13%) Problem Management
17 19 (9.13%) MS Visio
17 19 (9.13%) Migration
17 19 (9.13%) Service Management
18 18 (8.65%) PaaS
18 18 (8.65%) Open Source

PRINCE2
Top Related 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 15 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.29%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.96%) IIS
5 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Drupal
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (13.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 21 (10.10%) MS Excel
3 19 (9.13%) MS Visio
4 13 (6.25%) MS Office
5 11 (5.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.48%) Magento
6 1 (0.48%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.62%) IaaS
1 20 (9.62%) SaaS
2 18 (8.65%) PaaS
3 4 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) LDAP
2 6 (2.88%) WAN
3 5 (2.40%) Firewall
4 4 (1.92%) LAN
5 3 (1.44%) SAN
5 3 (1.44%) VoIP
6 2 (0.96%) DNS
6 2 (0.96%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.96%) MPLS
6 2 (0.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.96%) SSL
6 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.96%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) 4G
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.48%) LTE
7 1 (0.48%) Network Security
7 1 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) EDMS
6 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.48%) Essbase
6 1 (0.48%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Selenium
2 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) Gradle
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.48%) Log4j
2 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 40 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (4.81%) Local Government
3 6 (2.88%) Automotive
4 5 (2.40%) Legal
4 5 (2.40%) Marketing
4 5 (2.40%) Retail
5 4 (1.92%) Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Billing
7 2 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (41.83%) Project Manager
2 32 (15.38%) Analyst
3 23 (11.06%) Business Analyst
4 13 (6.25%) Developer
4 13 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 10 (4.81%) IT Project Manager
5 10 (4.81%) Programme Manager
6 9 (4.33%) Business Manager
6 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (4.33%) Product Manager
7 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (3.85%) Oracle Project Manager
7 8 (3.85%) ServiceNow Developer
8 7 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (2.88%) DBA
9 6 (2.88%) Operational Support Analyst
9 6 (2.88%) Operations Support Analyst
9 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Senior Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.85%) Velocity
2 7 (3.37%) Web Services
3 5 (2.40%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.96%) WSDL
4 2 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) .NET
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) EJB
5 1 (0.48%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.48%) J2EE
5 1 (0.48%) JAX-RPC
5 1 (0.48%) JMS
5 1 (0.48%) JSP
5 1 (0.48%) Servlets
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) Struts
5 1 (0.48%) XSD
5 1 (0.48%) XSL
5 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.81%) User Experience
4 9 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.33%) NHS
5 6 (2.88%) Tandem
6 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.40%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.92%) PMI
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.96%) Life Science
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.48%) RIA
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.58%) Windows
2 15 (7.21%) Unix
3 12 (5.77%) Linux
4 11 (5.29%) AIX
5 10 (4.81%) Windows 2000
5 10 (4.81%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.96%) Android
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (43.75%) Project Management
3 70 (33.65%) ITIL
4 47 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (20.19%) Change Management
6 30 (14.42%) DevOps
7 23 (11.06%) Scrum
8 20 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (9.13%) Migration
9 19 (9.13%) Problem Management
9 19 (9.13%) Service Management
10 18 (8.65%) Open Source
11 17 (8.17%) ITSM
12 16 (7.69%) Data Management
12 16 (7.69%) PRINCE
13 15 (7.21%) Programme Management
13 15 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (6.25%) CRM
14 13 (6.25%) ITIL V3
15 12 (5.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.40%) SQL
3 3 (1.44%) Java
4 1 (0.48%) Groovy
4 1 (0.48%) Perl
4 1 (0.48%) Python
4 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (12.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
3 24 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 20 (9.62%) ISEB
4 20 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (6.73%) Degree
6 13 (6.25%) PMI Certification
6 13 (6.25%) PMP
7 4 (1.92%) APMP
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.96%) CISSP
9 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCIE
10 1 (0.48%) CCNA
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CLAS
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.48%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.98%) PMO
2 9 (4.33%) QA
3 6 (2.88%) SLA
4 4 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.96%) COBIT
5 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) GMP
6 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (0.96%) MOM
3 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.48%) DameWare
3 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.48%) Nessus
3 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.48%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.48%) Nmap
3 1 (0.48%) QRadar
3 1 (0.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.54%) ServiceNow
3 20 (9.62%) Oracle
4 7 (3.37%) Snow
5 5 (2.40%) Citrix
6 4 (1.92%) VMware
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco
8 2 (0.96%) Apple
8 2 (0.96%) Dell
8 2 (0.96%) Google
8 2 (0.96%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.96%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.48%) AppSense
9 1 (0.48%) ATG
9 1 (0.48%) Huawei
9 1 (0.48%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.48%) Motorola
9 1 (0.48%) NetApp
9 1 (0.48%) Nokia
9 1 (0.48%) Sophos
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