Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 755 738 630
Rank change year-on-year -17 -108 +4
Contract jobs citing APMP 112 139 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 149
UK median daily rate £435 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +0.30%
10th Percentile £331 £339 £306
90th Percentile £575 £588 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
UK median hourly rate £24.56 - £26.00
10th Percentile £13.72 - £23.20
90th Percentile £54.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 - £26.00

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 19,250 19,010 19,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.40% 18.87% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,515 11,661 12,490
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 850 891
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.40 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.62 £26.22 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.18% -4.67% -8.85%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 2019. 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 -25 100 £445 -1.11% 19
UK excluding London -8 79 £425 +3.34% 13
South East -10 30 £435 +8.75% 9
London -27 28 £500 +4.17% 7
South West -32 23 £445 -7.29% 3
Midlands +3 11 £395 +1.28%
Scotland -7 7 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands -9 7 £395 -8.67%
North of England -23 7 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands +15 4 - -
Yorkshire -10 4 £425 -
North West -17 2 - -
North East -7 1 £325 -29.81%
East of England - 1 £330 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 100 (89.29%) PRINCE2
2 93 (83.04%) Project Management
3 52 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (34.82%) Finance
5 37 (33.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
8 25 (22.32%) ITIL
9 23 (20.54%) Microsoft Project
10 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
11 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
12 16 (14.29%) Degree
12 16 (14.29%) ISEB
13 15 (13.39%) CRM
13 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
13 15 (13.39%) DV Cleared
14 12 (10.71%) Change Control
14 12 (10.71%) Scrum
14 12 (10.71%) Service Management
15 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (9.82%) Project Planning
16 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (8.93%) Project Governance
16 10 (8.93%) Analytics
16 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (8.93%) Risk Management
16 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (8.04%) Information Security
17 9 (8.04%) Supplier Management
17 9 (8.04%) C

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 8 (7.14%) CMS
2 4 (3.57%) Drupal
3 3 (2.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (20.54%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.79%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Primavera
2 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.89%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.89%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.89%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.68%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) LAN
1 3 (2.68%) WAN
2 2 (1.79%) Skype
3 1 (0.89%) DHCP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (34.82%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Marketing
2 8 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.36%) Military
3 6 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Local Government
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (76.79%) Project Manager
2 12 (10.71%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 8 (7.14%) Analyst
3 8 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Applications Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Applications Project Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.36%) CRM Manager
5 6 (5.36%) CRM Project Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Project Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Senior Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Web Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Web Project Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Facilities Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) CSS
2 6 (5.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) REST
3 1 (0.89%) SOAP
3 1 (0.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.57%) PMI
6 3 (2.68%) CCTV
6 3 (2.68%) EPoS
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) Fintech
8 1 (0.89%) CMDB
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.89%) Social Media
8 1 (0.89%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.89%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (89.29%) PRINCE2
2 93 (83.04%) Project Management
3 52 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (33.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (22.32%) ITIL
6 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
6 15 (13.39%) CRM
7 12 (10.71%) Change Control
7 12 (10.71%) Scrum
7 12 (10.71%) Service Management
8 11 (9.82%) Project Planning
9 10 (8.93%) Analytics
9 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.93%) Project Governance
9 10 (8.93%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.04%) Information Security
10 9 (8.04%) Resource Management
10 9 (8.04%) Supplier Management
11 8 (7.14%) Migration
11 8 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.04%) C
2 2 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.29%) Degree
3 16 (14.29%) ISEB
4 15 (13.39%) DV Cleared
5 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (8.04%) PMP
7 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (4.46%) PMI Certification
9 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.89%) CISMP
10 1 (0.89%) CISSP
10 1 (0.89%) HNC
10 1 (0.89%) HND
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.89%) MCITP
10 1 (0.89%) MCP
10 1 (0.89%) MCSE
10 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) PMO
2 5 (4.46%) GxP
3 3 (2.68%) SLA
4 2 (1.79%) QA
5 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.89%) P3O
5 1 (0.89%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.89%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) SAP
3 4 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) Axway
5 1 (0.89%) Google
5 1 (0.89%) Openreach
5 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.89%) Workday