Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 61 40
Rank change year-on-year -35 -21 -10
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 139 168 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.33% 2.90% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.53% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 117 220
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £202 £219 £263
90th Percentile £603 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £55.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.33% +272.88% -41.00%
10th Percentile £22.59 £14.65 £11.30
90th Percentile £35.44 £56.50 £42.73
England median hourly rate £28.83 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +10.00% -9.09%

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 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -55 51 £415 +10.67% 22
Lancashire +20 42 £363 -12.12% 1
Cheshire -27 21 £425 +6.25% 1
Merseyside +25 15 £325 -35.00% 4
Cumbria -8 1 £600 +84.62%
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 85 (61.15%) Project Management
2 49 (35.25%) Finance
3 44 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (29.50%) ITIL
5 34 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
6 29 (20.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (19.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (13.67%) Migration
9 17 (12.23%) Security Cleared
10 16 (11.51%) PRINCE
11 14 (10.07%) Windows
11 14 (10.07%) Risk Management
11 14 (10.07%) Data Centre
11 14 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (9.35%) SFIA
12 13 (9.35%) Change Management
12 13 (9.35%) Resource Management
13 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
13 12 (8.63%) Supplier Management
13 12 (8.63%) Scrum
13 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Project
13 12 (8.63%) Cisco
14 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (7.91%) Degree
14 11 (7.91%) PMO
15 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (7.19%) PMI Certification
15 10 (7.19%) Programme Management
16 9 (6.47%) VMware

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 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.16%) Confluence
2 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
3 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (6.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Finacle
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) SaaS
2 6 (4.32%) Office 365
3 5 (3.60%) PaaS
4 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.88%) IaaS
5 3 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) Firewall
2 6 (4.32%) VPN
3 5 (3.60%) WAN
4 4 (2.88%) Wireless
5 3 (2.16%) DHCP
5 3 (2.16%) DNS
5 3 (2.16%) LAN
5 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.44%) BGP
6 2 (1.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.44%) Network Security
6 2 (1.44%) OSPF
6 2 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.44%) SAN
6 2 (1.44%) Skype
6 2 (1.44%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.72%) Internet
7 1 (0.72%) SMS
7 1 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) DB2
2 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.72%) GIS
3 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) JIRA
General
1 49 (35.25%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.32%) Local Government
4 4 (2.88%) Legal
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (52.52%) Project Manager
2 17 (12.23%) Analyst
3 13 (9.35%) Business Analyst
4 10 (7.19%) Senior Manager
5 9 (6.47%) IT Manager
6 8 (5.76%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (5.76%) Programme Manager
6 8 (5.76%) Technical Manager
7 7 (5.04%) Digital Project Manager
7 7 (5.04%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.60%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Digital Agile Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) IT Support
10 4 (2.88%) Migration Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Migration Project Manager
10 4 (2.88%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.76%) PMI
4 6 (4.32%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.32%) NHS
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) LLPG
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.44%) PKI
6 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.07%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
2 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.88%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (61.15%) Project Management
2 44 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (29.50%) ITIL
4 34 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.67%) Migration
6 16 (11.51%) PRINCE
7 14 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (10.07%) Risk Management
8 13 (9.35%) Change Management
8 13 (9.35%) Resource Management
8 13 (9.35%) SFIA
9 12 (8.63%) Scrum
9 12 (8.63%) Supplier Management
10 10 (7.19%) Programme Management
11 8 (5.76%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (5.76%) Service Management
12 7 (5.04%) Data Mapping
12 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
13 6 (4.32%) Performance Management
13 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.32%) SQL
2 4 (2.88%) VB
3 2 (1.44%) C
4 1 (0.72%) VBScript
4 1 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 27 (19.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 17 (12.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.91%) Degree
6 10 (7.19%) PMI Certification
7 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (5.04%) CISM
8 7 (5.04%) CISSP
8 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.32%) CCDP
9 6 (4.32%) CCNP
9 6 (4.32%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.32%) MCSE
10 5 (3.60%) MCSA
11 4 (2.88%) MCP
11 4 (2.88%) MCTS
12 2 (1.44%) CCIE
12 2 (1.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) PMO
2 7 (5.04%) GDPR
2 7 (5.04%) SLA
3 3 (2.16%) P3O
4 2 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) XenApp
4 2 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) SCOM
3 2 (1.44%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.44%) SmoothWall
3 2 (1.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (20.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.63%) Cisco
3 9 (6.47%) VMware
4 7 (5.04%) Citrix
5 6 (4.32%) Avaya
5 6 (4.32%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.60%) Altiris
7 3 (2.16%) BT
7 3 (2.16%) HP
7 3 (2.16%) Informatica
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle
8 2 (1.44%) McAfee
8 2 (1.44%) Xerox
9 1 (0.72%) EMC
9 1 (0.72%) ESRI
9 1 (0.72%) NetApp
9 1 (0.72%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.72%) Progress
9 1 (0.72%) Remedy
9 1 (0.72%) SAP