Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 878 868
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 -33
Contract jobs citing PMBOK 31 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 17
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £366 £409 £313
90th Percentile £650 £530 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £473
% change year-on-year -1.71% -7.41% +18.13%
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 13226 11829 13436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.80% 11.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8676 7691 8479
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.20% +2.00% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 423 477
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £46.60 £51.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.84% +11.11% +12.50%

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 12 December 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 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 12 December 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 -3 31 £488 +8.33% 1
London -7 16 £625 +30.21% 1
UK excluding London +30 15 £430 -1.71%
South East -1 7 £444 -1.39%
North of England +55 4 £430 +14.67%
East of England - 3 £425 -
North East +66 2 £430 +14.67%
Midlands +28 1 £300 -29.41%
West Midlands +18 1 £300 -29.41%
North West - 1 £383 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 24 (77.42%) Project Management
2 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (25.81%) CA
5 8 (25.81%) Primavera
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) MS Project Server
5 8 (25.81%) CA PPM
6 7 (22.58%) PMO
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 6 (19.35%) Project Planning
7 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
7 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.13%) Dependency Management
8 5 (16.13%) Project Governance
8 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
8 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 5 (16.13%) Change Management
8 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.90%) Biometrics
9 4 (12.90%) DNA
9 4 (12.90%) DSDM

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 8 (25.81%) MS Project Server
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) CA PPM
1 8 (25.81%) Primavera
2 2 (6.45%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) NAS
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) CTI
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Project Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) GDPR Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Office Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) PMI
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) IVR
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Project Management
2 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 6 (19.35%) Project Planning
5 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Dependency Management
6 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Project Governance
6 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Biometrics
7 4 (12.90%) Change Control
7 4 (12.90%) DNA
7 4 (12.90%) DSDM
7 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) PMP
4 2 (6.45%) APMP
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) PMO
2 3 (9.68%) GDPR
3 2 (6.45%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) CA
3 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Planview