Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 757 747 695
Rank change year-on-year -10 -52 -71
Contract jobs citing APMP 127 143 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 99 146
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +4.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £319
90th Percentile £588 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% +1.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -2.17% -64.62%
10th Percentile £26.32 £21.25 £17.10
90th Percentile £54.38 £23.75 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +53.33% +2.27% -

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 19,332 19,375 22,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 18.84% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,415 11,854 13,761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £252 £221 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 919 873
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92% +6.93%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.06 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.96% +4.63% +8.00%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -11 120 £425 -5.56% 19
UK excluding London +1 91 £405 +0.06% 14
South East +6 38 £403 -8.41% 6
London -11 35 £475 +5.56% 6
South West -33 19 £400 +28.00% 3
Midlands -18 15 £405 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -22 12 £375 -16.67% 2
North of England -23 7 £325 -23.53% 2
Scotland -11 6 £500 +26.98% 1
East of England - 6 £491 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £355 -16.59% 2
East Midlands +10 3 £513 +12.33%
North West -8 2 - -
North East -6 1 £325 -29.81%
Wales -16 1 £700 +80.65%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 110 (86.61%) PRINCE2
2 100 (78.74%) Project Management
3 55 (43.31%) Finance
4 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
6 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
7 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Project
8 29 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (18.11%) SC Cleared
10 20 (15.75%) ISEB
11 19 (14.96%) ITIL
11 19 (14.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
13 16 (12.60%) PMP
13 16 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (11.02%) Waterfall
15 13 (10.24%) Change Control
15 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (10.24%) Scrum
15 13 (10.24%) Business Analysis
16 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
17 11 (8.66%) Project Planning
17 11 (8.66%) Degree
18 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
18 10 (7.87%) Migration
18 10 (7.87%) CRM
18 10 (7.87%) Change Management
18 10 (7.87%) Decision-Making
19 9 (7.09%) Military
19 9 (7.09%) Risk Management

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 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.72%) CMS
2 6 (4.72%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.15%) Drupal
4 3 (2.36%) Confluence
5 2 (1.57%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.15%) Primavera
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Office 365
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) DAB
1 1 (0.79%) Internet
1 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.79%) LAN
1 1 (0.79%) WAN
1 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) JIRA
General
1 55 (43.31%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.09%) Military
4 8 (6.30%) Marketing
5 7 (5.51%) Banking
5 7 (5.51%) Retail
6 6 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (3.15%) Legal
8 2 (1.57%) Advertising
8 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.79%) Automotive
9 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (74.80%) Project Manager
2 15 (11.81%) IT Manager
3 11 (8.66%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 10 (7.87%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 10 (7.87%) Senior Manager
4 10 (7.87%) Senior Project Manager
5 8 (6.30%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 6 (4.72%) Programme Manager
6 6 (4.72%) Technical Manager
6 6 (4.72%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (3.94%) Analyst
7 5 (3.94%) CRM Manager
7 5 (3.94%) CRM Project Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Business Project Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Change Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Change Project Manager
8 4 (3.15%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) CSS
2 6 (4.72%) HTML
3 2 (1.57%) Velocity
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.72%) PMI
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
8 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (86.61%) PRINCE2
2 100 (78.74%) Project Management
3 48 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (22.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (14.96%) ITIL
6 16 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.02%) Waterfall
8 13 (10.24%) Business Analysis
8 13 (10.24%) Change Control
8 13 (10.24%) Scrum
9 11 (8.66%) Project Planning
10 10 (7.87%) Change Management
10 10 (7.87%) CRM
10 10 (7.87%) Decision-Making
10 10 (7.87%) Migration
11 9 (7.09%) Project Governance
11 9 (7.09%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.30%) Analytics
12 8 (6.30%) Resource Management
13 7 (5.51%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.57%) C
2 1 (0.79%) Java
2 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (29.92%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.11%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.75%) ISEB
4 19 (14.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
6 16 (12.60%) PMP
7 11 (8.66%) Degree
8 8 (6.30%) PMI Certification
9 6 (4.72%) CISMP
9 6 (4.72%) CISSP
9 6 (4.72%) MCITP
9 6 (4.72%) MCP
9 6 (4.72%) MCSE
9 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.15%) HNC
11 4 (3.15%) HND
12 1 (0.79%) APMG
12 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) PMO
2 6 (4.72%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.94%) GxP
4 2 (1.57%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) GDPR
5 1 (0.79%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (3.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle
4 2 (1.57%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore