Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 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.

PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide and Standards)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 815 838
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 +10
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 28 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 25
UK median daily rate £513 £478 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -4.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £362 £408 £317
90th Percentile £650 £703 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +36.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13,130 11,172 12,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 11.64% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,586 7,321 8,063
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 390 455
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.99 £11.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.42 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.33% -11.96% +15.99%

PMBOK
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMBOK as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Top 10 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 6 months to 23 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 -27 28 £513 +7.89% 6
London -46 16 £550 +5.77% 3
UK excluding London -4 12 £425 -5.56% 4
North of England +35 4 £383 -41.15%
South East -8 4 £438 -2.78% 2
East of England - 3 £425 -
North East +49 2 £430 +14.67%
North West +10 2 £379 -
West Midlands +7 1 £300 -53.85%
Midlands +3 1 £300 -53.85% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMBOK 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 PMBOK.

1 23 (82.14%) Project Management
2 22 (78.57%) PRINCE2
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 6 (21.43%) MS Project Server
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) CA PPM
7 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 6 (21.43%) Primavera
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) CA
7 6 (21.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (17.86%) PMO
8 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
8 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
8 5 (17.86%) Change Management
8 5 (17.86%) Finance
8 5 (17.86%) Project Governance
8 5 (17.86%) Change Control
8 5 (17.86%) Dependency Management
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.29%) APMP
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Banking
9 4 (14.29%) Degree
9 4 (14.29%) Risk Management

PMBOK
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 6 (21.43%) MS Project Server
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) CA PPM
1 6 (21.43%) Primavera
2 2 (7.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) NAS
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Law
3 3 (10.71%) Legal
4 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Finance
5 1 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Compliance Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Transformation Manager
5 1 (3.57%) GDPR Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Office Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) PMI
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Project Management
2 22 (78.57%) PRINCE2
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.86%) Change Control
6 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 5 (17.86%) Dependency Management
6 5 (17.86%) Project Governance
7 4 (14.29%) Biometrics
7 4 (14.29%) DNA
7 4 (14.29%) DSDM
7 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.71%) Content Management
8 3 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) C
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
2 4 (14.29%) APMP
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) PMP
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PMO
2 2 (7.14%) GxP
3 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) CA
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Planview