Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 867 853
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 -36
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 16 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.024% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 21
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £380 £318 £385
90th Percentile £646 £635 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £454 £413 £470
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.23% +17.50%
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 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 11276 12219 13139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.79% 11.21% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7328 7895 8348
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 420 404
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.59 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.01% +7.63%

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 16 August 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 8 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 16 August 2017. 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 +54 15 £450 -2.17% 6
UK excluding London +55 11 £454 +10.00% 3
South East +21 7 £454 -4.47% 1
London +8 5 £413 -28.26% 4
East of England +4 2 - -
North of England +59 1 £450 +71.43% 1
Yorkshire +33 1 £450 +71.43%
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 14 (87.50%) PRINCE2
1 14 (87.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) PMO
5 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Primavera
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) NetSuite
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
6 2 (12.50%) CA PPM
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) CA PPM
1 2 (12.50%) NetSuite
1 2 (12.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) CTI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) International Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Manager
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) GDPR Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Service Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Finance Manager
5 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) PRINCE2
1 14 (87.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PMO
2 2 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Infor
3 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sun