Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 688 604
Rank change year-on-year -60 -84 +165
Contract jobs citing APMP 139 203 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.93% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 144 233
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.98%
10th Percentile £315 £320 £298
90th Percentile £578 £571 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% -62.31% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.95 £57.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £25.85 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.46% - -

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 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 -47 124 £450 +5.88% 23
UK excluding London -11 84 £410 +2.56% 20
London -30 54 £450 -2.70% 3
South East -10 24 £440 +3.23% 4
South West -5 23 £325 -21.69% 3
Midlands +2 15 £450 +14.80% 6
Scotland +6 14 £394 +3.62%
West Midlands +31 11 £450 +12.50% 5
North of England +53 7 £425 - 4
East Midlands -28 4 £456 +16.39% 1
North East +64 3 £463 -5.51% 3
Yorkshire +16 3 £425 +2.16%
North West +17 1 - - 1
Wales +9 1 £388 +3.33%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 123 (88.49%) PRINCE2
2 101 (72.66%) Project Management
3 67 (48.20%) Finance
4 52 (37.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (23.74%) Microsoft Project
7 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
8 31 (22.30%) Security Cleared
9 28 (20.14%) SC Cleared
10 27 (19.42%) ITIL
11 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (16.55%) PMO
12 21 (15.11%) Risk Management
13 20 (14.39%) Programme Management
14 19 (13.67%) Service Management
15 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Excel
15 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (12.23%) Change Control
17 16 (11.51%) PMP
18 14 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 13 (9.35%) PMI Certification
19 13 (9.35%) Change Management
19 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
20 11 (7.91%) Project Planning
21 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
21 10 (7.19%) PMI
21 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 9 (6.47%) CRM
22 9 (6.47%) RUP
22 9 (6.47%) Logistics

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 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) LAN
1 5 (3.60%) WAN
1 5 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.16%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) DAB
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.72%) MS Access
3 1 (0.72%) QlikView
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 67 (48.20%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Legal
2 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.32%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Marketing
4 4 (2.88%) Law
5 3 (2.16%) Billing
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
6 2 (1.44%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (67.63%) Project Manager
2 16 (11.51%) IT Manager
3 14 (10.07%) IT Project Manager
4 13 (9.35%) PMO Lead
5 11 (7.91%) Senior Manager
5 11 (7.91%) Senior Project Manager
6 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Digital Project Manager
7 8 (5.76%) Senior PMO
8 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (5.04%) Project Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Applications Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Applications Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.88%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 3 (2.16%) Web Manager
12 3 (2.16%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) HTML
2 2 (1.44%) CSS
2 2 (1.44%) HTML5
2 2 (1.44%) JSON
2 2 (1.44%) RESTful
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.19%) PMI
3 8 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.88%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.88%) Windows
2 2 (1.44%) Android
2 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.72%) Unix
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (88.49%) PRINCE2
2 101 (72.66%) Project Management
3 52 (37.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (19.42%) ITIL
6 21 (15.11%) Risk Management
7 20 (14.39%) Programme Management
8 19 (13.67%) Service Management
9 17 (12.23%) Change Control
10 13 (9.35%) Change Management
11 11 (7.91%) Project Planning
12 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.47%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.47%) CRM
13 9 (6.47%) Logistics
13 9 (6.47%) RUP
14 8 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.76%) ERP
14 8 (5.76%) Migration
14 8 (5.76%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.16%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (22.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.14%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 16 (11.51%) PMP
5 13 (9.35%) PMI Certification
6 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (6.47%) Degree
8 8 (5.76%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.88%) HNC
9 4 (2.88%) HND
9 4 (2.88%) ISEB
10 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.55%) PMO
2 6 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.60%) P3O
4 4 (2.88%) MiFID
5 2 (1.44%) GDPR
5 2 (1.44%) QA
6 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Firmware
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) IAG
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.60%) Cisco
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle
3 3 (2.16%) Reuters
3 3 (2.16%) SAP
4 1 (0.72%) Alteryx
4 1 (0.72%) IBM
4 1 (0.72%) Tableau
4 1 (0.72%) Talend
4 1 (0.72%) VMware