Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for APMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 April 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.

Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 638 624
Rank change year-on-year -91 -14 +50
Contract jobs citing APMP 154 198 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 1.05% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 140 179
UK median daily rate £488 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £341 £286 £313
90th Percentile £588 £533 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
UK median hourly rate - £37.25 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.69% +158.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +114.29% -16.40%

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,388 18,841 22,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 20.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,663 11,928 14,049
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £239 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.76% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 928 902
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +4.98% +42.50%
10th Percentile £12.37 £12.00 £11.53
90th Percentile £50.35 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% -7.94% +62.50%

APMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing APMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for APMP in the UK

APMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for APMP in the UK

APMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing APMP over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for APMP in the UK

APMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for APMP in the UK

APMP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APMP within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 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
England -73 139 £500 +20.48% 16
UK excluding London -78 92 £475 +18.75% 14
London -39 61 £500 +8.11% 3
South East -49 31 £525 +16.67% 4
South West +2 29 £488 +44.44% 1
Scotland -34 15 £400 -
North of England -13 13 £525 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire -5 7 £425 +14.17% 3
Midlands -13 7 £525 +29.23% 2
North West -11 5 £525 +16.67%
West Midlands -6 4 £525 +27.27% 2
North East +30 3 £525 +10.53%
East Midlands -1 3 £513 +28.13%
East of England -15 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing APMP 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 with a requirement for APMP.

1 138 (89.61%) PRINCE2
2 102 (66.23%) Project Management
3 72 (46.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (45.45%) Finance
5 68 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (37.01%) Microsoft Project
7 40 (25.97%) Microsoft
8 39 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (24.68%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
12 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Excel
13 23 (14.94%) ITIL
13 23 (14.94%) Change Control
14 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
15 19 (12.34%) PMO
16 18 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 18 (11.69%) Programme Management
17 16 (10.39%) Service Management
17 16 (10.39%) Project Planning
18 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
18 15 (9.74%) Oracle
19 14 (9.09%) Management Information System
19 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
20 13 (8.44%) RUP
21 12 (7.79%) Legal
22 11 (7.14%) MS Visio
22 11 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
23 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
24 9 (5.84%) DV Cleared

APMP
Co-occurring 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 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.95%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.65%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (37.01%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.65%) Broadband
2 1 (0.65%) DAB
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.65%) Skype
2 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (0.65%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.19%) JIRA
2 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 70 (45.45%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Legal
3 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Law
4 5 (3.25%) Military
5 2 (1.30%) Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (70.78%) Project Manager
2 18 (11.69%) Senior Manager
3 17 (11.04%) Senior Project Manager
4 15 (9.74%) Analyst
4 15 (9.74%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.74%) PMO Lead
5 14 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 13 (8.44%) IT Project Manager
6 13 (8.44%) Senior PMO
7 8 (5.19%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Business Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
8 7 (4.55%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Business Change Project Manager
9 6 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.90%) Project Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) JFC
2 1 (0.65%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.60%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.95%) User Experience
6 2 (1.30%) CCTV
6 2 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.30%) Windows
1 2 (1.30%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.65%) Android
2 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (89.61%) PRINCE2
2 102 (66.23%) Project Management
3 72 (46.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (24.68%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (14.94%) Change Control
6 23 (14.94%) ITIL
7 18 (11.69%) Programme Management
8 16 (10.39%) Project Planning
8 16 (10.39%) Service Management
9 15 (9.74%) Business Analysis
10 14 (9.09%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.44%) RUP
12 11 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (5.84%) Matrix Organization
14 8 (5.19%) Change Management
14 8 (5.19%) Waterfall
15 7 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.95%) C
1 3 (1.95%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.99%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.19%) HNC
5 8 (5.19%) HND
5 8 (5.19%) ISEB
6 7 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (3.90%) Degree
7 6 (3.90%) PMP
8 5 (3.25%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.30%) CIPD
9 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.65%) CCNP
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.34%) PMO
2 5 (3.25%) GDPR
3 4 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.60%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.30%) QA
5 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.65%) P3O
5 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
1 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.74%) Oracle
3 3 (1.95%) Capita
3 3 (1.95%) SAP
4 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.30%) Cisco
4 2 (1.30%) IBM
4 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) ATG
5 1 (0.65%) Citrix
5 1 (0.65%) Demandware
5 1 (0.65%) HP
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) Kronos
5 1 (0.65%) Planview
5 1 (0.65%) Reuters
5 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.65%) Verint
5 1 (0.65%) Wyse