Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 883 855 878
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 14 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.030% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 14
UK median daily rate £494 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +2.63% +0.53%
10th Percentile £344 £366 £406
90th Percentile £556 £650 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £430 £408
% change year-on-year -15.70% +5.52% -13.30%
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 11,165 13,010 11,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.70% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,059 8,526 7,685
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 363 424
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.77% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.60 £49.95 £46.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.83% -17.00% +11.42%

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 9 December 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 6 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 9 December 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 13 £513 +5.13% 3
London +2 9 £525 -16.00% 1
UK excluding London -40 5 £363 -15.70% 2
South East -20 3 £363 -18.31% 2
East of England -10 1 £525 +23.53%
Wales - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 14 (100.00%) Project Management
2 10 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 6 (42.86%) PMP
5 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Project Governance
5 5 (35.71%) PMO
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) Primavera
7 3 (21.43%) Workflow
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Time Management
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Master's Degree
7 3 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder and Relationship 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Primavera
2 2 (14.29%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Planner
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Workday Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Workday Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Project Management
2 10 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 7 (50.00%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 5 (35.71%) Project Governance
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (21.43%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Deadline-Driven
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) PMP
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) Master's Degree
4 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (14.29%) SAFe Agilist
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MBA
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) PMO
2 2 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (14.29%) Canon
2 2 (14.29%) Dell
2 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
2 2 (14.29%) Workday
3 1 (7.14%) Arqiva
3 1 (7.14%) NEC
3 1 (7.14%) SAP