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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 28 29
Rank change year-on-year -27 +1  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 86 213 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.93% 5.54% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 6.75% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 149 132
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -48.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.29% -20.63%  

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 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -5 59 £350 -17.64% 25
Cheshire -10 10 £325 -23.52% 4
Merseyside -18 5 £475 +35.71% 2
Lancashire -21 4 £438 - 2
Cumbria 0 2 £325 -
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 93 (53.76%) Project Management
2 71 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (36.42%) Finance
4 45 (26.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 41 (23.70%) ITIL
6 37 (21.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (16.76%) Line Management
8 27 (15.61%) Scrum
9 26 (15.03%) Change Management
9 26 (15.03%) People Management
10 20 (11.56%) ServiceNow
11 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Project
12 18 (10.40%) PMO
13 17 (9.83%) CRM
13 17 (9.83%) ISEB
13 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (9.25%) Migration
15 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
15 15 (8.67%) Change Control
16 14 (8.09%) Waterfall
16 14 (8.09%) Programme Management
17 13 (7.51%) Business Analysis
17 13 (7.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 13 (7.51%) DevOps
18 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (6.94%) ITSM
18 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
18 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
18 12 (6.94%) Release 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 15 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.73%) IBM Domino
2 3 (1.73%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) Drupal
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (7.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (5.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.73%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.58%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.58%) Magento
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) Office 365
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.05%) LDAP
2 4 (2.31%) RFID
2 4 (2.31%) SAN
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) LAN
3 2 (1.16%) NAS
3 2 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) 4G
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) DMZ
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) LTE
4 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.58%) Skype
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (0.58%) DB2
3 1 (0.58%) EDMS
3 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.58%) Power BI
3 1 (0.58%) QlikView
3 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Selenium
2 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) Gradle
2 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 63 (36.42%) Finance
2 9 (5.20%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.47%) Legal
3 6 (3.47%) Local Government
4 4 (2.31%) Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Marketing
4 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.73%) Billing
5 3 (1.73%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Automotive
6 2 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (51.45%) Project Manager
2 28 (16.18%) Analyst
3 25 (14.45%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.51%) Developer
5 10 (5.78%) IT Manager
5 10 (5.78%) IT Project Manager
6 9 (5.20%) Programme Manager
7 8 (4.62%) ServiceNow Developer
8 7 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.47%) Business Change Manager
9 6 (3.47%) Business Change Project Manager
9 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 6 (3.47%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (2.89%) CRM Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) CRM Business Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) PMO Manager
10 5 (2.89%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.31%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.47%) Web Services
2 5 (2.89%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.73%) Velocity
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) Ajax
5 1 (0.58%) EJB
5 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.58%) J2EE
5 1 (0.58%) JMS
5 1 (0.58%) jQuery
5 1 (0.58%) JSP
5 1 (0.58%) Servlets
5 1 (0.58%) Struts
5 1 (0.58%) Struts2
5 1 (0.58%) WSDL
5 1 (0.58%) XML
5 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.20%) Life Science
3 8 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.62%) PMI
4 7 (4.05%) NHS
5 5 (2.89%) Web 2.0
6 4 (2.31%) CMDB
6 4 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.31%) FMCG
6 4 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.73%) Clustering
7 3 (1.73%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.78%) Windows
2 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.73%) Unix
4 2 (1.16%) Linux
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.58%) AIX
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (53.76%) Project Management
2 71 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (23.70%) ITIL
4 37 (21.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (16.76%) Line Management
6 27 (15.61%) Scrum
7 26 (15.03%) Change Management
7 26 (15.03%) People Management
8 17 (9.83%) CRM
9 16 (9.25%) Migration
10 15 (8.67%) Change Control
11 14 (8.09%) Programme Management
11 14 (8.09%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.51%) Business Analysis
12 13 (7.51%) DevOps
13 12 (6.94%) ITSM
13 12 (6.94%) Release Management
14 11 (6.36%) PRINCE
15 10 (5.78%) Project Planning
15 10 (5.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.73%) SQL
3 2 (1.16%) Java
3 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 45 (26.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 17 (9.83%) ISEB
2 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (6.36%) PMI Certification
3 11 (6.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.36%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) Degree
5 5 (2.89%) PMP
6 3 (1.73%) APMP
6 3 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) APMG
7 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) HNC
7 1 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.40%) PMO
2 10 (5.78%) QA
3 5 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (2.31%) GDPR
5 2 (1.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.58%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 7 (4.05%) XenApp
2 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.31%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (1.73%) MOM
2 3 (1.73%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) DameWare
3 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.58%) SCOM
3 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (11.56%) ServiceNow
2 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.78%) Citrix
3 10 (5.78%) SAP
4 6 (3.47%) Google
4 6 (3.47%) Oracle
5 4 (2.31%) Wyse
6 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) ATG
7 1 (0.58%) Capita
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco
7 1 (0.58%) Dell
7 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.58%) HP
7 1 (0.58%) Huawei
7 1 (0.58%) IBM
7 1 (0.58%) Juniper
7 1 (0.58%) NetApp
7 1 (0.58%) Nokia
7 1 (0.58%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £41000 - £43000 per annum + Public Sector Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £560 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: From £47,092 to £58,217 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago