Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 846 849 837
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 17 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.028% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 31
UK median daily rate £395 £513 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.93% +6.77% -4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £362 £450
90th Percentile £525 £650 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -10.88% -5.56% -5.26%
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 10,613 13,048 11,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 12.87% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,619 8,521 7,360
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £629 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 361 397
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% - -14.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.75 £10.78
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.67 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.45% -14.00%

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 15 February 2019.

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 11 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 15 February 2019. 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 -10 15 £379 -26.10% 5
UK excluding London -18 10 £379 -10.88% 3
London -4 7 £513 -12.77% 2
South East +6 4 £363 -17.14%
North of England -16 2 £475 +24.18% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 1
East of England +19 1 £525 +23.53%
Midlands +1 1 £395 +31.67% 2
West Midlands -16 1 £395 +31.67% 2
Scotland - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 16 (94.12%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
3 8 (47.06%) PMO
4 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) PMP
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (29.41%) Change Management
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
7 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
8 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
8 3 (17.65%) Workflow
8 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
8 3 (17.65%) Office 365
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure

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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
1 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DTS
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Workday Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Workday Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior PMO
4 1 (5.88%) Senior PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) PRINCE2
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
4 7 (41.18%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Change Management
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Deadline-Driven
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Project Governance
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
1 6 (35.29%) PMP
2 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Master's Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) APMP
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MBA
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) PMO
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
2 2 (11.76%) QA
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Canon
2 2 (11.76%) Dell
2 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Workday
3 1 (5.88%) Arqiva
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) SAP