Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 806 835
Rank change year-on-year -53 +29 +1
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 21 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.038% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 35
UK median daily rate £550 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% -5.94%
10th Percentile £389 £404 £297
90th Percentile £650 £706 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -10.89%
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 12,840 10,680 12,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.61% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,282 6,965 7,838
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 355 415
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.45 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -6.46% +11.37%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.20 £53.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.78 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.26% -14.00% +14.85%

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 21 April 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 7 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 21 April 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 -63 20 £550 +15.79% 2
London -52 15 £575 +10.58%
UK excluding London -45 6 £400 -11.11% 1
South East -27 3 £475 +5.56%
North West -9 2 £379 -
North of England -15 2 £379 -41.73%
Scotland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 20 (95.24%) PRINCE2
2 18 (85.71%) Project Management
3 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Project Planning
7 7 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (33.33%) Scrum
7 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (28.57%) MS Project Server
8 6 (28.57%) CA PPM
8 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
8 6 (28.57%) Primavera
8 6 (28.57%) CA
8 6 (28.57%) SAFe Agilist
8 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 5 (23.81%) Change Control
9 5 (23.81%) Dependency Management
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) Change Management
10 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
10 4 (19.05%) ITIL
10 4 (19.05%) DSDM
10 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (19.05%) PMP
10 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma
10 4 (19.05%) Biometrics
10 4 (19.05%) DNA
10 4 (19.05%) Service 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 (28.57%) MS Project Server
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) CA PPM
1 6 (28.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Law
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Compliance Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Designer
2 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Transformation Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Application Portfolio Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) IT Security Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (4.76%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) PMI
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) PRINCE2
2 18 (85.71%) Project Management
3 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Project Planning
5 7 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 5 (23.81%) Change Control
7 5 (23.81%) Dependency Management
8 4 (19.05%) Biometrics
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) DNA
8 4 (19.05%) DSDM
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 4 (19.05%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
8 4 (19.05%) Project Governance
8 4 (19.05%) Service Management
8 4 (19.05%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SAFe Agilist
2 4 (19.05%) APMP
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) PMP
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) CA
3 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) VMware