The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 28 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.

PRINCE 2
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 30 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 152 162 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.91% 5.56% 5.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 6.97% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 126
Median daily rate £400 £399 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -10.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2325 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.64% 79.84% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1533 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 138 87
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.20 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in the South West

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the South West

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in the South West

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the South West

PRINCE2
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 PRINCE2 within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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 46 £375 -2.59% 9
Wiltshire -1 43 £475 +12.42% 9
Devon +4 21 £400 +10.34% 5
Gloucestershire -6 17 £400 +45.45% 2
Somerset +2 5 £463 +2.77% 4
Dorset +1 5 £376 -20.78% 3
Cornwall -5 1 £300 - 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 161 (52.61%) Project Management
2 114 (37.25%) Finance
3 102 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 92 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (25.49%) ITIL
6 65 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (17.32%) SC Cleared
8 46 (15.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 42 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 41 (13.40%) ISEB
11 40 (13.07%) DV Cleared
12 38 (12.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 35 (11.44%) Scrum
14 34 (11.11%) Risk Management
15 31 (10.13%) Telecoms
15 31 (10.13%) Change Control
16 30 (9.80%) Migration
17 29 (9.48%) MS Project
17 29 (9.48%) C
17 29 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (9.48%) APMP
18 28 (9.15%) PRINCE
18 28 (9.15%) Programme Management
19 27 (8.82%) PMO
20 26 (8.50%) Business Analysis
21 22 (7.19%) Management Information System
21 22 (7.19%) Degree
21 22 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
22 20 (6.54%) Requirements Management
23 19 (6.21%) Marketing

PRINCE2
Co-occurring 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 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.96%) Confluence
3 4 (1.31%) IIS
4 3 (0.98%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (9.48%) MS Project
2 19 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.25%) MS Office
4 6 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.63%) Primavera
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.94%) Office 365
2 6 (1.96%) SaaS
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.94%) Firewall
2 7 (2.29%) Internet
2 7 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.96%) LDAP
3 6 (1.96%) VoIP
4 5 (1.63%) Broadband
4 5 (1.63%) LAN
4 5 (1.63%) MPLS
4 5 (1.63%) Network Security
4 5 (1.63%) SAN
4 5 (1.63%) WAN
4 5 (1.63%) Wireless
5 4 (1.31%) VLAN
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.98%) DNS
6 3 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.98%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.98%) VPLS
7 2 (0.65%) NAS
7 2 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.29%) Big Data
2 6 (1.96%) NonStop SQL
2 6 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
3 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.98%) HBase
3 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.98%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.33%) GIS
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.29%) JIRA
2 4 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (37.25%) Finance
2 31 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.21%) Marketing
4 15 (4.90%) Banking
5 12 (3.92%) Electronics
5 12 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.96%) Legal
6 6 (1.96%) Retail
7 3 (0.98%) Local Government
7 3 (0.98%) Military
7 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) Avionics
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 61 (19.93%) Analyst
3 46 (15.03%) Business Analyst
4 22 (7.19%) Project Officer
5 16 (5.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 16 (5.23%) Project Support Officer
5 16 (5.23%) Senior Manager
5 16 (5.23%) Senior Project Manager
5 16 (5.23%) Support Officer
6 15 (4.90%) Delivery Manager
6 15 (4.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 14 (4.58%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 14 (4.58%) IT Manager
7 14 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
8 10 (3.27%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 10 (3.27%) Security Analyst
9 9 (2.94%) Architect
9 9 (2.94%) Programme Manager
10 8 (2.61%) Delivery Project Manager
10 8 (2.61%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.63%) .NET
2 4 (1.31%) AppFabric
2 4 (1.31%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.31%) WCF
3 3 (0.98%) JFC
3 3 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) LAMP
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) SAML
4 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.29%) PMI
5 6 (1.96%) CESG
5 6 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.31%) Replication
8 3 (0.98%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
10 1 (0.33%) NHS
10 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.59%) Windows
2 7 (2.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.98%) Linux
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) Android
5 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.65%) Solaris
5 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (52.61%) Project Management
2 92 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (25.49%) ITIL
4 65 (21.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (11.44%) Scrum
6 34 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 31 (10.13%) Change Control
8 30 (9.80%) Migration
9 28 (9.15%) PRINCE
9 28 (9.15%) Programme Management
10 26 (8.50%) Business Analysis
11 22 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (6.54%) Requirements Management
13 18 (5.88%) Service Management
14 17 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (5.56%) Document Management
14 17 (5.56%) Information Assurance
14 17 (5.56%) ITIL V3
15 15 (4.90%) Change Management
16 14 (4.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.48%) C
2 4 (1.31%) SQL
3 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.65%) VBScript
4 1 (0.33%) C#
4 1 (0.33%) C++
4 1 (0.33%) Java
4 1 (0.33%) Perl
4 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 102 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 46 (15.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 41 (13.40%) ISEB
5 40 (13.07%) DV Cleared
6 38 (12.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 29 (9.48%) APMP
8 22 (7.19%) Degree
9 16 (5.23%) CISSP
10 15 (4.90%) APMG
11 14 (4.58%) PMP
12 13 (4.25%) PMI Certification
13 10 (3.27%) CISA
13 10 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (2.94%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.96%) CLAS
16 5 (1.63%) CCNA
17 4 (1.31%) MCSE
17 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.82%) PMO
2 15 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.92%) JSP 440
4 10 (3.27%) QA
5 5 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.98%) ISO19770
6 3 (0.98%) P3O
7 2 (0.65%) GxP
8 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.96%) BitLocker
3 5 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Snort
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.90%) Cisco
2 15 (4.90%) SAP
3 6 (1.96%) Oracle
4 5 (1.63%) IBM
4 5 (1.63%) Pegasus
4 5 (1.63%) VMware
5 4 (1.31%) Juniper
6 3 (0.98%) CheckPoint
6 3 (0.98%) Cloudera
6 3 (0.98%) Dell
6 3 (0.98%) MapR
6 3 (0.98%) Nuix
6 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.98%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.98%) Splunk
7 2 (0.65%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (0.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.65%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (0.65%) WatchGuard
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