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 27 April 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.

PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide and Standards)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 626 611
Rank change year-on-year +48 -15  
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 17 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.052% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 11
Median daily rate £513 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.16% -1.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £310 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £419 £478
% change year-on-year +19.40% -12.30%  
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 5318 6200 6351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.09% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 4007 3853
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 193 178
Median hourly rate £22.70 £24.75 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £47.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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 27 April 2017.

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 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 27 April 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 +21 15 £513 +17.47% 1
London +23 7 £669 +31.12% 1
South East +12 4 £466 -1.84%
Croydon - 4 £688 -
West Sussex +13 2 £466 -1.84%
Crawley +5 2 £466 -1.84%
East of England -2 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £469 -
Windsor - 2 £469 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £650 +89.09%
West Midlands +24 1 £650 -
South Yorkshire +1 1 £650 +147.61%
City of London 0 1 £375 -12.28% 1
Sheffield - 1 £650 -
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £650 -
South West - 1 £300 -
Jersey - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 31 (91.18%) PRINCE2
2 29 (85.29%) Project Management
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (38.24%) Finance
5 11 (32.35%) Migration
6 10 (29.41%) PMI
6 10 (29.41%) PMI Certification
7 9 (26.47%) Scrum
8 8 (23.53%) ITIL
8 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
9 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (17.65%) Service Management
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
10 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
11 5 (14.71%) Project Governance
11 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
11 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
11 5 (14.71%) CRM
11 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.71%) Change Management
12 4 (11.76%) Firewall
12 4 (11.76%) Primavera
12 4 (11.76%) CA
12 4 (11.76%) CA PPM
12 4 (11.76%) Kanban
12 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
12 4 (11.76%) MS Project Server

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 (11.76%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) CA PPM
1 4 (11.76%) Primavera
2 2 (5.88%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.94%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (2.94%) SAP Business One
3 1 (2.94%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) DB2
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Back Office
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.94%) International Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Senior Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Rollout Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Rollout Project Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Manager
6 3 (8.82%) CRM Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Service Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Business Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) PMI
2 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) CCTV
4 2 (5.88%) NHS
5 1 (2.94%) BYOD
5 1 (2.94%) iSeries
5 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) PRINCE2
2 29 (85.29%) Project Management
3 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Migration
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
7 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
8 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
9 5 (14.71%) Change Management
9 5 (14.71%) CRM
9 5 (14.71%) Project Governance
10 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) Kanban
10 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
10 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) PMI Certification
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) PMP
4 2 (5.88%) APMP
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.94%) APMG
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PMO
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) XenApp
1 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) CA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Infor
4 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (2.94%) VMware