The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PMBOK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMBOK over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide and Standards)
UK
Rank 581 610 610
Rank change year-on-year +29 0  
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 15 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.060% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.54% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 7
Median daily rate £650 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% +9.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £575 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 -
% change year-on-year +27.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PMBOK is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

PMBOK
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PMBOK as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMBOK.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMBOK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PMBOK.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMBOK within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +16 13 £650 +36.84% 6
London +17 8 £669 +31.12% 1
Croydon - 4 £688 -
South East +22 1 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +12 1 £650 +52.94%
Crawley +10 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands +6 1 £650 +18.18% 2
City of London +5 1 £375 -12.28%
West Sussex 0 1 £475 - 1
East of England -3 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £300 -
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -
Jersey - 1 £500 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £650 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £650 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £650 -
Ipswich - 1 - -

PMBOK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMBOK 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 PMBOK.

1 29 (87.88%) PRINCE2
2 27 (81.82%) Project Management
3 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Migration
5 11 (33.33%) PMI Certification
6 10 (30.30%) Scrum
6 10 (30.30%) Finance
6 10 (30.30%) PMI
7 9 (27.27%) MS Project
8 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (21.21%) Change Management
9 7 (21.21%) ITIL
9 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
9 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
9 7 (21.21%) Project Governance
9 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) Firewall
10 6 (18.18%) PMP
11 5 (15.15%) Service Management
11 5 (15.15%) MS Office
11 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
11 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
11 5 (15.15%) Kanban
11 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
11 5 (15.15%) Project Planning

PMBOK
Top Related 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 4 (12.12%) MS Project Server
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Project
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) CA PPM
1 4 (12.12%) Primavera
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Business One
2 1 (3.03%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Law
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) International Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Rollout Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Rollout Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Senior Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Programme Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Storage Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Migration Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Service Manager
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) PMI
2 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) CCTV
5 1 (3.03%) BYOD
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Reinsurance
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) PRINCE2
2 27 (81.82%) Project Management
3 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (36.36%) Migration
5 10 (30.30%) Scrum
6 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (21.21%) Change Management
7 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) Project Governance
7 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
8 5 (15.15%) Kanban
8 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
8 5 (15.15%) Service Management
8 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
8 5 (15.15%) Supplier Management
9 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 6 (18.18%) PMP
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) APMP
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.03%) APMG
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
1 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) CA
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
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