The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for APMG qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
APMG (APM Group)
UK
Rank 578 635 619
Rank change year-on-year +57 -16  
Contract jobs citing APMG 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.063% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £550
% change year-on-year -11.11% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

APMG 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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

APMG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for APMG in the UK

APMG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for APMG in the UK

APMG
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APMG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +48 18 £400 -11.11% 2
South West +9 12 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 11 £400 -
South East +29 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
London +28 2 £463 -
Bristol +4 1 £475 +18.75%
North West - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 - -

APMG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing APMG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for APMG.

1 21 (84.00%) PRINCE2
2 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (76.00%) Scrum
4 14 (56.00%) PRINCE
4 14 (56.00%) ISEB
4 14 (56.00%) Business Analysis
5 9 (36.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Change Management
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.00%) SonarQube
10 3 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (12.00%) Kanban
10 3 (12.00%) BPMN
10 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (12.00%) LiveCycle
10 3 (12.00%) Confluence
10 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
10 3 (12.00%) Change Control
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (12.00%) Retail
10 3 (12.00%) JIRA
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (12.00%) Incident Management

APMG
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (12.00%) Confluence
1 3 (12.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (12.00%) IIS
1 3 (12.00%) LiveCycle
1 3 (12.00%) SAS
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DB2
1 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
1 3 (12.00%) SonarQube
1 3 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Business Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Business Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Finance Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Finance Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Process Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Change Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Engagement Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) PRINCE2
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (76.00%) Scrum
4 14 (56.00%) Business Analysis
4 14 (56.00%) PRINCE
5 9 (36.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Change Management
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) BPMN
9 3 (12.00%) Change Control
9 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.00%) ITSM
9 3 (12.00%) Kanban
9 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (12.00%) Service Management
9 3 (12.00%) UML
10 2 (8.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) PMP
4 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MAPM
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Adobe
1 3 (12.00%) ILOG
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint