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 3 months to 22 June 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.

Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 564 563
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs citing APMP 77 81 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 66
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £330 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £426 £400
% change year-on-year -6.15% +6.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9047 11737 10662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.77% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5405 7313 6195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 438 557
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

APMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +35 67 £411 -8.77% 11
South West +38 32 £313 -15.54% 2
Bristol +13 20 £305 -21.79%
South East +12 11 £400 -8.83% 3
London -4 11 £425 -15.08% 4
Wiltshire +11 9 £425 +7.25% 2
West Midlands +28 8 £515 +3.00%
Scotland +39 7 £390 +1.29%
Edinburgh +18 6 £390 +1.29%
Hampshire +10 5 £315 -47.50% 1
Corsham - 5 £533 -
Fareham - 4 £315 -
Berkshire +18 3 £463 +54.16%
East Midlands -8 3 £456 +52.71% 1
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Slough +7 2 £463 -
Nottingham +6 2 £456 +112.20% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £456 +52.71% 1
Oxfordshire -6 2 £373 -
East of England -6 2 £375 +7.14%
Exeter - 2 £442 -
Devon - 2 £442 -
Shropshire +19 1 - -
Suffolk +13 1 £300 -14.28%
Birmingham +12 1 £715 +43.00%
Telford +9 1 - -
Ipswich +7 1 £300 -14.28%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £450 -
City of London -5 1 £550 +3.28% 1
Somerset - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for APMP.

1 164 (89.13%) PRINCE2
2 119 (64.67%) Project Management
3 75 (40.76%) Finance
4 52 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (27.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (22.28%) Security Cleared
7 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
8 36 (19.57%) PMP
9 34 (18.48%) SC Cleared
10 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Project
10 31 (16.85%) PMO
11 28 (15.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 25 (13.59%) Telecoms
13 24 (13.04%) Change Management
13 24 (13.04%) PMI Certification
14 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (10.33%) Programme Management
14 19 (10.33%) Degree
15 18 (9.78%) ITIL
16 17 (9.24%) Risk Management
17 15 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (8.15%) Business Analysis
18 14 (7.61%) DV Cleared
18 14 (7.61%) Waterfall
18 14 (7.61%) P3O
18 14 (7.61%) PMI
19 13 (7.07%) Cisco
19 13 (7.07%) Migration
20 12 (6.52%) Wireless
20 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) CMS
2 2 (1.09%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (5.98%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.09%) Primavera
4 1 (0.54%) Maximo
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) Wireless
2 11 (5.98%) WAN
2 11 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (5.43%) LAN
4 6 (3.26%) Internet
5 5 (2.72%) MPLS
6 3 (1.63%) Broadband
6 3 (1.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.09%) VoIP
8 1 (0.54%) BGP
8 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.54%) MS Access
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.54%) QlikView
1 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (40.76%) Finance
2 25 (13.59%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.98%) Retail
4 8 (4.35%) Legal
5 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.72%) Electronics
6 5 (2.72%) Marketing
6 5 (2.72%) Military
7 4 (2.17%) Banking
8 3 (1.63%) Law
9 2 (1.09%) Avionics
10 1 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.54%) Billing
10 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (66.85%) Project Manager
2 16 (8.70%) IT Manager
3 15 (8.15%) IT Project Manager
3 15 (8.15%) Senior Manager
4 13 (7.07%) Senior Project Manager
5 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 10 (5.43%) Programme Manager
5 10 (5.43%) Project Planner
6 9 (4.89%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (4.89%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 8 (4.35%) Performance Manager
7 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 8 (4.35%) Quality Manager
8 7 (3.80%) Technical Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Analyst
9 6 (3.26%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Telecoms Manager
10 5 (2.72%) Product Manager
10 5 (2.72%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) HTML
1 3 (1.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) PMI
2 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.72%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.72%) Linux
1 5 (2.72%) Unix
2 3 (1.63%) Android
3 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (89.13%) PRINCE2
2 119 (64.67%) Project Management
3 52 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (27.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (13.04%) Change Management
6 19 (10.33%) Programme Management
7 18 (9.78%) ITIL
8 17 (9.24%) Risk Management
9 15 (8.15%) Business Analysis
9 15 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.61%) Waterfall
11 13 (7.07%) Migration
12 11 (5.98%) Resource Management
13 10 (5.43%) Coaching
13 10 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.43%) Mentoring
13 10 (5.43%) Project Planning
14 9 (4.89%) Matrix Management
15 8 (4.35%) Performance Management
15 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (22.28%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.57%) PMP
3 34 (18.48%) SC Cleared
4 28 (15.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (13.04%) PMI Certification
6 19 (10.33%) Degree
7 14 (7.61%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.17%) ISEB
10 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.63%) HND
11 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.09%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.09%) HNC
11 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.09%) PgMP
12 1 (0.54%) CAPM
12 1 (0.54%) CCNP
12 1 (0.54%) MBA
12 1 (0.54%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.85%) PMO
2 14 (7.61%) P3O
3 6 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.63%) QA
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) IAG
Vendors
1 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) Cisco
3 9 (4.89%) Oracle
4 7 (3.80%) SAP
5 4 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.09%) BT
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe
7 1 (0.54%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.54%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.54%) HP
7 1 (0.54%) IFS
7 1 (0.54%) Juniper
7 1 (0.54%) Siemens
7 1 (0.54%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.54%) Tableau
7 1 (0.54%) Talend
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.54%) Yardi
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