Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 641 607
Rank change year-on-year -87 -34 +112
Contract jobs citing APMP 138 213 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.08% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 155 210
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +0.61% -4.93%
10th Percentile £343 £306 £299
90th Percentile £588 £541 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
UK median hourly rate - £27.75 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +23.81% -

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 18,816 19,730 22,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 20.73% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,498 12,493 13,751
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 912 1,002
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.19 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.22 £27.50 £30.11
% change year-on-year -4.67% -8.65% +54.38%

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 25 February 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 13 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 25 February 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 -92 123 £473 +11.18% 21
UK excluding London -67 77 £425 +6.25% 21
London -19 61 £478 -4.50% 3
South East -37 27 £470 +8.99% 4
South West +5 20 £488 +38.30% 3
Scotland -6 15 £400 +4.58% 2
North of England +19 11 £525 +29.63% 4
Midlands -5 6 £500 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +13 5 £525 +31.25% 6
Yorkshire -4 5 £425 +19.05% 3
North East +56 4 £525 +10.53%
North West +11 3 £525 +16.67% 1
East Midlands -19 1 £300 -24.24%

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 125 (90.58%) PRINCE2
2 96 (69.57%) Project Management
3 67 (48.55%) Finance
4 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (42.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (34.78%) Microsoft Project
7 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
8 29 (21.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 29 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
10 24 (17.39%) ITIL
10 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
11 22 (15.94%) Programme Management
11 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
12 21 (15.22%) PMO
13 17 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (11.59%) Change Control
15 15 (10.87%) Service Management
16 14 (10.14%) Business Analysis
17 13 (9.42%) Change Management
18 12 (8.70%) MS Visio
18 12 (8.70%) RUP
18 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
18 12 (8.70%) Legal
18 12 (8.70%) Risk Management
18 12 (8.70%) Mobile App
19 11 (7.97%) Mobile Application Development
19 11 (7.97%) Project Planning
19 11 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
20 10 (7.25%) Degree

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 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (1.45%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (34.78%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (12.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.90%) Elite 3E
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.72%) Broadband
3 1 (0.72%) DAB
3 1 (0.72%) Skype
3 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Big Data
2 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) QlikView
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) JIRA
General
1 67 (48.55%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Legal
3 8 (5.80%) Law
4 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.90%) Billing
6 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.45%) Advertising
7 2 (1.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 16 (11.59%) PMO Lead
3 15 (10.87%) Analyst
3 15 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 14 (10.14%) Senior Manager
4 14 (10.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 13 (9.42%) IT Manager
6 12 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
6 12 (8.70%) Senior PMO
7 7 (5.07%) Finance Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) ITIL Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Project Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Business Change Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Business Change Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) HTML5
2 1 (0.72%) JSON
2 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.01%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team
5 6 (4.35%) PMI
6 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.45%) Android
2 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (90.58%) PRINCE2
2 96 (69.57%) Project Management
3 62 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (42.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (17.39%) ITIL
6 22 (15.94%) Programme Management
7 16 (11.59%) Change Control
8 15 (10.87%) Service Management
9 14 (10.14%) Business Analysis
10 13 (9.42%) Change Management
11 12 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 12 (8.70%) RUP
12 11 (7.97%) Mobile Application Development
12 11 (7.97%) Project Planning
12 11 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (5.80%) Analytics
13 8 (5.80%) CRM
13 8 (5.80%) ERP
13 8 (5.80%) Migration
14 7 (5.07%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.90%) C
2 3 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (21.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
3 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.25%) Degree
5 9 (6.52%) PMI Certification
5 9 (6.52%) PMP
6 8 (5.80%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.62%) HNC
7 5 (3.62%) HND
8 4 (2.90%) ISEB
9 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CCNP
10 1 (0.72%) CIPD
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.22%) PMO
2 7 (5.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.90%) MiFID
3 4 (2.90%) P3O
3 4 (2.90%) PMBOK
3 4 (2.90%) QA
4 3 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Firmware
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) Oracle
3 4 (2.90%) Reuters
4 3 (2.17%) SAP
5 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco
5 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.72%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.72%) IBM
6 1 (0.72%) Planview
6 1 (0.72%) Tableau
6 1 (0.72%) Talend
6 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.72%) Wyse