Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 58 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 181 172 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.08% 3.13% 4.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 3.78% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 117 265
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £258
90th Percentile £601 £497 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 8
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +300.00% -66.46%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.70 £10.85
90th Percentile £63.00 £56.50 £46.63
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +1.79% +23.08% -17.27%

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 5,033 4,551 6,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.57% 82.70% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,167 2,775 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 213 213
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +16.69%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -33 80 £413 +10.00% 17
Lancashire +22 44 £525 +29.63% 2
Cheshire -4 22 £410 +17.14% 4
Merseyside +26 20 £486 +4.57% 2
Cumbria -1 5 £513 +57.69% 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 112 (61.88%) Project Management
2 67 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (35.91%) Finance
4 61 (33.70%) ITIL
5 57 (31.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (28.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 42 (23.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 40 (22.10%) SFIA
9 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
10 32 (17.68%) Resource Management
11 28 (15.47%) Supplier Management
12 27 (14.92%) Risk Management
13 26 (14.36%) Change Management
13 26 (14.36%) Data Management
13 26 (14.36%) SaaS
14 25 (13.81%) Management Information System
14 25 (13.81%) Cisco
15 24 (13.26%) Problem Management
16 23 (12.71%) PaaS
16 23 (12.71%) Open Source
17 22 (12.15%) CISSP
17 22 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
17 22 (12.15%) CISM
18 21 (11.60%) Network Design
19 20 (11.05%) Chartered Engineer
19 20 (11.05%) Degree
19 20 (11.05%) Service Management
19 20 (11.05%) CCDP
19 20 (11.05%) CCNP
19 20 (11.05%) PMO

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 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.87%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.31%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.76%) IIS
4 5 (2.76%) SAS
5 3 (1.66%) CMS
5 3 (1.66%) Confluence
6 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (7.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (4.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.36%) SaaS
2 23 (12.71%) PaaS
3 14 (7.73%) IaaS
4 7 (3.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.52%) Firewall
2 9 (4.97%) WAN
3 5 (2.76%) LAN
3 5 (2.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (2.21%) BGP
4 4 (2.21%) DHCP
4 4 (2.21%) DNS
4 4 (2.21%) IP Telephony
4 4 (2.21%) Network Security
4 4 (2.21%) OSPF
4 4 (2.21%) SAN
4 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.21%) Unified Communications
4 4 (2.21%) VPN
5 3 (1.66%) Skype
5 3 (1.66%) SMS
5 3 (1.66%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.10%) VoIP
7 1 (0.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) DB2
3 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.10%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) JIRA
General
1 65 (35.91%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Legal
2 9 (4.97%) Local Government
3 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.66%) Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
5 3 (1.66%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Law
6 2 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (48.07%) Project Manager
2 21 (11.60%) Analyst
2 21 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.39%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.18%) Digital Project Manager
5 12 (6.63%) Programme Manager
5 12 (6.63%) Senior Manager
6 9 (4.97%) IT Manager
6 9 (4.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.42%) ITIL Manager
8 7 (3.87%) Change Manager
8 7 (3.87%) ITIL Project Manager
8 7 (3.87%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (3.31%) Transformation Manager
10 5 (2.76%) GDPR Project Manager
10 5 (2.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.73%) PMI
3 9 (4.97%) NHS
3 9 (4.97%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.76%) PKI
5 4 (2.21%) Life Science
6 3 (1.66%) Clustering
6 3 (1.66%) CMDB
6 3 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.10%) Handset
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.55%) LIMS
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.08%) Windows
2 7 (3.87%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.55%) Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (61.88%) Project Management
2 67 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (33.70%) ITIL
4 57 (31.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (22.10%) SFIA
6 32 (17.68%) Resource Management
7 28 (15.47%) Supplier Management
8 27 (14.92%) Risk Management
9 26 (14.36%) Change Management
9 26 (14.36%) Data Management
10 24 (13.26%) Problem Management
11 23 (12.71%) Open Source
12 21 (11.60%) Network Design
13 20 (11.05%) Service Management
14 18 (9.94%) Line Management
14 18 (9.94%) Portfolio Management
15 17 (9.39%) DevOps
16 15 (8.29%) Decision-Making
16 15 (8.29%) Product Management
16 15 (8.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.52%) SQL
2 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.10%) C
3 2 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (28.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 42 (23.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 22 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (12.15%) CISM
3 22 (12.15%) CISSP
4 20 (11.05%) CCDP
4 20 (11.05%) CCNP
4 20 (11.05%) Chartered Engineer
4 20 (11.05%) Degree
5 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
6 15 (8.29%) PMI Certification
7 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.52%) CCIE
9 6 (3.31%) PMP
10 5 (2.76%) APMP
10 5 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) PMO
2 12 (6.63%) GDPR
3 8 (4.42%) P3O
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.10%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.63%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.08%) XenApp
3 9 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.76%) vSphere
7 4 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (3.31%) SCOM
3 5 (2.76%) WSUS
4 4 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.21%) SCCM
4 4 (2.21%) SmoothWall
5 3 (1.66%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.66%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.66%) vMotion
6 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.81%) Cisco
3 14 (7.73%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.63%) Citrix
5 9 (4.97%) VMware
6 7 (3.87%) Ivanti
7 6 (3.31%) Avaya
7 6 (3.31%) Oracle
8 5 (2.76%) HP
8 5 (2.76%) Informatica
9 4 (2.21%) McAfee
10 3 (1.66%) Altiris
10 3 (1.66%) Capita
10 3 (1.66%) SAP
11 2 (1.10%) Lotus
11 2 (1.10%) Symantec
11 2 (1.10%) Xerox
12 1 (0.55%) Computacenter
12 1 (0.55%) Remedy
12 1 (0.55%) Webroot