The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for APMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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
Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
England / South West
Rank 116 120 130
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10  
Contract jobs citing APMP 21 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 0.69% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 2.10% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 12
Median daily rate £343 £385 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% -1.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £230 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £420 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.12

APMP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 804 953 897
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.24% 32.85% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 557 548
Median daily rate £393 £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% -3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

APMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing APMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for APMP in the South West

APMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing APMP in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for APMP in the South West

APMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing APMP in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for APMP in the South West

APMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing APMP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for APMP in the South West

APMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing APMP in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for APMP in the South West

APMP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APMP within the South 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
Bristol +10 14 £348 -11.46%
Wiltshire -5 4 £300 -10.44%
Somerset - 2 - -
Devon - 1 - -
APMP
England

APMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing APMP 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 South West region with a requirement for APMP.

1 29 (78.38%) PRINCE2
2 21 (56.76%) Project Management
3 14 (37.84%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) PMP
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.51%) Degree
9 5 (13.51%) MS Project
9 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (10.81%) Service Management
10 4 (10.81%) DSDM
10 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
11 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
11 3 (8.11%) Time Management
11 3 (8.11%) Broadband
11 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (8.11%) Internet
11 3 (8.11%) Six Sigma
11 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
11 3 (8.11%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
11 3 (8.11%) Resource Allocation
11 3 (8.11%) PMO
12 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (5.41%) Migration

APMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Project
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Broadband
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.41%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.41%) Avionics
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Procurement Officer
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Project Controller
4 2 (5.41%) Project Planner
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Project Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Project Support Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Public Sector Programme Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Public Sector Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) PRINCE2
2 21 (56.76%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) DSDM
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.11%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (8.11%) Six Sigma
7 3 (8.11%) Time Management
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.41%) Migration
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) PMP
4 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.41%) HNC
6 2 (5.41%) HND
7 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PMO
2 2 (5.41%) GxP
2 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.70%) IFS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow