Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PMI Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 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 Certification
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 479 360
Rank change year-on-year +62 -119 +22
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 317 463 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.47% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 2.43% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 277 451
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33% -12.79%
10th Percentile £34.50 £13.72 £28.07
90th Percentile £54.53 £41.00 £57.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +17.33% -1.32% -7.32%

PMI Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,412 19,088 19,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 19.43% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,890 11,416 11,795
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 901 854
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.65 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.86 £25.83
% change year-on-year +14.36% +11.72% -6.07%

PMI Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMI Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMI Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI Certification over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMI Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI Certification over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMI Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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 +69 298 £450 - 75
UK excluding London +60 201 £450 +11.80% 63
London +74 107 £475 -5.00% 20
South East +33 95 £413 - 19
East of England +55 39 £490 +8.89% 8
North of England +40 28 £371 -12.65% 11
Midlands +37 17 £450 +15.38% 10
North West +31 15 £365 +4.29% 3
Yorkshire +43 11 £359 -20.28% 6
South West +25 9 £438 - 7
West Midlands +42 8 £725 +85.90% 5
East Midlands +32 8 £450 +2.86% 5
Scotland -1 8 £400 - 5
Wales +28 5 £475 +18.75% 2
North East +18 2 £400 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PMI Certification 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 PMI Certification.

1 230 (72.56%) PRINCE2
2 220 (69.40%) Project Management
3 201 (63.41%) PMP
4 135 (42.59%) PMI
5 118 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (36.59%) Finance
7 87 (27.44%) Degree
8 86 (27.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 84 (26.50%) Project Delivery
10 64 (20.19%) Risk Management
11 53 (16.72%) Migration
12 52 (16.40%) Telecoms
13 50 (15.77%) Microsoft
13 50 (15.77%) Microsoft Project
14 49 (15.46%) Scrum
15 48 (15.14%) ITIL
16 45 (14.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 38 (11.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 38 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (11.04%) Programme Management
19 34 (10.73%) Change Management
19 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (10.73%) PMO
20 33 (10.41%) Microsoft Excel
21 30 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
21 30 (9.46%) Management Information System
21 30 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 28 (8.83%) Change Control
23 26 (8.20%) PRINCE
24 25 (7.89%) Project Planning

PMI Certification
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 18 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.26%) CMS
2 4 (1.26%) Confluence
3 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.95%) Drupal
4 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.32%) Mule
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (15.77%) Microsoft Project
2 33 (10.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Aligne
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Endur
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 2 (0.63%) Shopify
5 1 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.32%) Maximo
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.79%) Office 365
2 11 (3.47%) Azure
3 8 (2.52%) SaaS
4 7 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.58%) Trello
6 4 (1.26%) AWS
6 4 (1.26%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.95%) Smartsheet
8 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.63%) Boomi
8 2 (0.63%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) GCP
9 1 (0.32%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.15%) 2G
1 10 (3.15%) 3G
1 10 (3.15%) 4G
2 9 (2.84%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (2.84%) WAN
3 6 (1.89%) 5G
3 6 (1.89%) LAN
4 4 (1.26%) BGP
4 4 (1.26%) EIGRP
4 4 (1.26%) Junos
4 4 (1.26%) MPLS
4 4 (1.26%) Multicast
4 4 (1.26%) OSPF
4 4 (1.26%) RIP
4 4 (1.26%) VPLS
4 4 (1.26%) VPN
5 3 (0.95%) 2.5G
5 3 (0.95%) RNC
5 3 (0.95%) SAN
6 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.58%) Big Data
3 4 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.95%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.95%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.95%) Impala
4 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.63%) GIS
5 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) QlikView
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (4.73%) JIRA
2 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
General
1 116 (36.59%) Finance
2 52 (16.40%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.99%) Legal
4 16 (5.05%) Banking
5 15 (4.73%) Retail
6 14 (4.42%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.79%) Marketing
8 8 (2.52%) German Language
9 7 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.21%) Public Sector
10 6 (1.89%) French Language
10 6 (1.89%) Spanish Language
11 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.58%) Law
12 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.95%) Billing
13 3 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.63%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.63%) Military
14 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (56.15%) Project Manager
2 32 (10.09%) IT Manager
3 28 (8.83%) IT Project Manager
4 26 (8.20%) Analyst
5 21 (6.62%) Infrastructure Manager
5 21 (6.62%) Senior Manager
6 18 (5.68%) Delivery Manager
6 18 (5.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 18 (5.68%) Senior Project Manager
7 16 (5.05%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.73%) Programme Manager
9 14 (4.42%) Migration Manager
9 14 (4.42%) Migration Project Manager
10 10 (3.15%) SAP Manager
10 10 (3.15%) Transition Manager
11 9 (2.84%) SAP Project Manager
12 8 (2.52%) Network Manager
12 8 (2.52%) OSS Project Manager
13 7 (2.21%) IT Infrastructure Manager
13 7 (2.21%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.58%) EDI
1 5 (1.58%) HTML
2 2 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) ADO
3 1 (0.32%) COM
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
3 1 (0.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.32%) OAuth
3 1 (0.32%) OpenID
3 1 (0.32%) RESTful
3 1 (0.32%) SAML
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.32%) Velocity
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (42.59%) PMI
2 34 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (9.46%) Management Information System
4 20 (6.31%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (5.05%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.89%) Life Science
6 6 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.26%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.26%) LIMS
7 4 (1.26%) NHS
7 4 (1.26%) User Experience
8 3 (0.95%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.63%) CMDB
9 2 (0.63%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Robotics
9 2 (0.63%) Social Media
9 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.99%) Windows
2 18 (5.68%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.95%) Android
4 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (72.56%) PRINCE2
2 220 (69.40%) Project Management
3 118 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (27.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (26.50%) Project Delivery
6 64 (20.19%) Risk Management
7 53 (16.72%) Migration
8 49 (15.46%) Scrum
9 48 (15.14%) ITIL
10 38 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (11.04%) Programme Management
12 34 (10.73%) Change Management
13 28 (8.83%) Change Control
14 26 (8.20%) PRINCE
15 25 (7.89%) Project Planning
16 24 (7.57%) Waterfall
17 23 (7.26%) Critical Success Factor
17 23 (7.26%) Project Governance
18 20 (6.31%) ERP
18 20 (6.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.21%) C
2 6 (1.89%) SQL
3 3 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 201 (63.41%) PMP
2 87 (27.44%) Degree
3 45 (14.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 38 (11.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 24 (7.57%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.42%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.79%) CISSP
8 11 (3.47%) APMP
9 8 (2.52%) PgMP
9 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.21%) IIBA
11 6 (1.89%) CAPM
11 6 (1.89%) CBAP
11 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.89%) Master's Degree
12 5 (1.58%) CISM
13 4 (1.26%) APMG
13 4 (1.26%) CCIE
13 4 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.73%) PMO
2 17 (5.36%) QA
3 10 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.89%) NIST
5 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.95%) MiFID
7 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.32%) EMIR
8 1 (0.32%) GDPR
8 1 (0.32%) IFRS
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) vCloud
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.26%) OPNET
2 2 (0.63%) SCCM
2 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 50 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.94%) SAP
3 14 (4.42%) Oracle
4 10 (3.15%) Cisco
4 10 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.52%) Remedy
6 5 (1.58%) Cloudera
6 5 (1.58%) Informatica
6 5 (1.58%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.26%) Google
7 4 (1.26%) Juniper
7 4 (1.26%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.26%) Workday
8 3 (0.95%) Adobe
8 3 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.95%) Dell
8 3 (0.95%) Demandware
8 3 (0.95%) Huawei
8 3 (0.95%) VMware
9 2 (0.63%) Nokia Networks