Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 685 703
Rank change year-on-year -43 +18 -24
Contract jobs citing APMP 163 173 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.91% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 118 150
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.74% +1.86%
10th Percentile £352 £275 £317
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +21.51% +2.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
UK median hourly rate £33.14 £29.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.34% +43.90% -18.39%
10th Percentile £27.43 £21.75 £16.55
90th Percentile £41.63 £52.50 £24.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.14 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.31% +94.44% -28.34%

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 19,579 18,913 23,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 19.71% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,618 11,617 14,812
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 961 833
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.44% +6.86% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.46% +12.50% +24.44%

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 21 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing APMP over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for APMP in the UK

APMP
Top 15 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 21 July 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 -39 148 £488 +18.18% 15
UK excluding London -55 100 £500 +21.51% 12
London -17 60 £461 +15.31% 3
South West -15 36 £500 +60.00% 3
South East -32 29 £525 +13.82% 4
Scotland -34 15 £413 +5.77%
North of England -5 14 £525 +16.67% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 2
North West -9 6 £525 +16.67%
Midlands -22 6 £525 +7.69% 3
East of England +1 5 £513 +36.67%
East Midlands +1 3 £513 +17.14%
West Midlands -35 3 £525 +3.45% 3
North East - 3 £525 -
Wales -10 1 £401 +3.35%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 137 (84.05%) PRINCE2
2 104 (63.80%) Project Management
3 71 (43.56%) Finance
4 69 (42.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (31.29%) Microsoft Project
7 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
8 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
9 28 (17.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 28 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (16.56%) ITIL
11 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Excel
13 23 (14.11%) Change Control
14 18 (11.04%) Service Management
15 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
15 17 (10.43%) PMO
16 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.82%) Project Planning
17 15 (9.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 15 (9.20%) Waterfall
17 15 (9.20%) PMP
18 14 (8.59%) Decision-Making
19 13 (7.98%) Programme Management
19 13 (7.98%) Risk Management
19 13 (7.98%) Legal
19 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Management
20 12 (7.36%) Business Analysis
20 12 (7.36%) DV Cleared
20 12 (7.36%) PMI Certification

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 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.84%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Jadu
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (31.29%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (9.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (3.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.23%) Primavera
3 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) DAB
1 2 (1.23%) LAN
1 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
2 1 (0.61%) Firewall
2 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.61%) SMS
2 1 (0.61%) WAN
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) JIRA
2 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 71 (43.56%) Finance
2 13 (7.98%) Legal
3 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.52%) Military
5 5 (3.07%) Advertising
6 4 (2.45%) Banking
6 4 (2.45%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (65.03%) Project Manager
2 15 (9.20%) IT Manager
3 14 (8.59%) Analyst
3 14 (8.59%) IT Project Manager
4 12 (7.36%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Senior Manager
4 12 (7.36%) Service Manager
5 11 (6.75%) PMO Lead
5 11 (6.75%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (5.52%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Business Change Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Business Change Project Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Business Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Business Project Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Programme Manager
7 7 (4.29%) Senior PMO
8 6 (3.68%) Service Management Manager
8 6 (3.68%) Service Management Project Manager
9 5 (3.07%) Finance Business Analyst
9 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) JFC
2 2 (1.23%) Velocity
3 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.29%) PMI
4 6 (3.68%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.84%) CCTV
5 3 (1.84%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.84%) Windows
2 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.61%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (84.05%) PRINCE2
2 104 (63.80%) Project Management
3 69 (42.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (16.56%) ITIL
6 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (14.11%) Change Control
8 18 (11.04%) Service Management
9 16 (9.82%) Project Planning
10 15 (9.20%) Waterfall
11 14 (8.59%) Decision-Making
12 13 (7.98%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (7.98%) Programme Management
12 13 (7.98%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.36%) Business Analysis
14 9 (5.52%) Scrum
15 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (4.91%) PRINCE
15 8 (4.91%) Project Governance
16 7 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.61%) C
1 1 (0.61%) Java
1 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
2 28 (17.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
4 15 (9.20%) PMP
5 12 (7.36%) DV Cleared
5 12 (7.36%) PMI Certification
6 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (4.29%) Degree
7 7 (4.29%) ISEB
8 4 (2.45%) HNC
8 4 (2.45%) HND
9 2 (1.23%) CIPD
10 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) CBAP
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.43%) PMO
2 4 (2.45%) GDPR
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle
3 4 (2.45%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.84%) Capita
4 3 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco
5 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) ATG
6 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix
6 1 (0.61%) Demandware
6 1 (0.61%) Google
6 1 (0.61%) HP
6 1 (0.61%) hybris
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
6 1 (0.61%) Kronos
6 1 (0.61%) Planview
6 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.61%) Verint
6 1 (0.61%) Wyse