Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 432 424 416
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -10
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 341 150 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 1.65% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 86 347
10th Percentile £350 £295 £304
25th Percentile £413 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £471 £463
Median % change year-on-year +1.86% +1.89% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £548 £588
90th Percentile £675 £628 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.65% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 16
10th Percentile £33.25 £24.67 £24.33
25th Percentile £36.25 £25.88 £27.92
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £36.20
Median % change year-on-year +54.55% -24.03% -12.77%
75th Percentile £58.75 £53.31 £53.75
90th Percentile £67.75 £63.00 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +109.09% -35.29% +2.41%

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 13,695 9,091 17,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.24% 24.23% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,852 5,967 10,979
10th Percentile £310 £288 £263
25th Percentile £400 £397 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £463 £446
% change year-on-year +0.54% +3.64% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 339 767
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.75 £12.70
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.26 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.63 £31.39 £35.07
Median % change year-on-year -5.62% -10.48% +55.84%
75th Percentile £51.56 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.19 £59.80 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £27.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -24.31% +60.00%

PMI Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMI Certification.

Daily rate trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMI Certification over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMI Certification.

Hourly rate trend for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMI Certification over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -4 282 £503 +5.97% 83
London -36 143 £553 +4.99% 31
UK excluding London -27 135 £436 +2.65% 55
Work from Home -180 101 £500 +25.00% 9
South East -9 55 £525 +16.67% 21
North of England -31 20 £425 +21.43% 11
East of England -18 16 £419 -16.25% 5
Midlands -22 14 £360 -12.73% 10
North West -16 13 £425 +13.33% 7
Scotland -51 13 £400 +6.67% 3
South West -13 12 £450 -14.29% 4
East Midlands -7 11 £360 -12.73% 3
Wales -4 6 £438 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire -19 6 £433 +23.57% 3
West Midlands - 2 £360 - 7

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 242 (70.97%) Project Management
2 232 (68.04%) PMP
3 221 (64.81%) PRINCE2
4 170 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (45.16%) PMI
6 126 (36.95%) Social Skills
7 124 (36.36%) Finance
8 107 (31.38%) Degree
9 90 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (25.81%) Project Delivery
11 57 (16.72%) Scrum
12 56 (16.42%) PMO
13 53 (15.54%) Migration
13 53 (15.54%) ITIL
14 48 (14.08%) Microsoft
15 45 (13.20%) SAP
16 44 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
17 43 (12.61%) Risk Management
17 43 (12.61%) Waterfall
18 42 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (12.32%) Business Case
19 41 (12.02%) Decision-Making
20 40 (11.73%) Change Management
21 38 (11.14%) SDLC
22 37 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
22 37 (10.85%) Programme Management
23 35 (10.26%) PRINCE
24 34 (9.97%) JIRA
24 34 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
25 33 (9.68%) Telecoms

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 16 (4.69%) Confluence
2 15 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) Appian
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Documentum
4 1 (0.29%) Drupal
4 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.29%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
2 37 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (7.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (4.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.04%) Azure
2 13 (3.81%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (3.23%) AWS
4 9 (2.64%) Google Docs
5 6 (1.76%) SaaS
6 5 (1.47%) Smartsheet
6 5 (1.47%) Twilio
7 4 (1.17%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.88%) Azure Stack
8 3 (0.88%) GCP
8 3 (0.88%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.59%) CloudSense
9 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.29%) Asana
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.04%) 2G
2 23 (6.74%) 5G
3 15 (4.40%) GSM
3 15 (4.40%) MVNO
3 15 (4.40%) Packet Switching
4 11 (3.23%) WAN
5 8 (2.35%) Node B
5 8 (2.35%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (2.35%) RNC
6 7 (2.05%) 3G
6 7 (2.05%) 4G
6 7 (2.05%) LAN
7 5 (1.47%) SMS
8 4 (1.17%) Firewall
8 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.59%) Internet
9 2 (0.59%) Network Security
9 2 (0.59%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.05%) SAP HANA
3 5 (1.47%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.88%) Power BI
4 3 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.59%) Big Data
5 2 (0.59%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.59%) GIS
5 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.29%) HBase
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 34 (9.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 126 (36.95%) Social Skills
2 124 (36.36%) Finance
3 34 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 32 (9.38%) Presentation Skills
6 25 (7.33%) Influencing Skills
7 24 (7.04%) Public Sector
8 23 (6.74%) Banking
9 18 (5.28%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (4.99%) Legal
11 15 (4.40%) Manufacturing
11 15 (4.40%) Retail
12 9 (2.64%) Financial Institution
13 8 (2.35%) Marketing
14 6 (1.76%) Billing
14 6 (1.76%) French Language
15 5 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (1.17%) German Language
16 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
16 4 (1.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 215 (63.05%) Project Manager
2 41 (12.02%) IT Manager
3 40 (11.73%) Technical Manager
4 38 (11.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 37 (10.85%) IT Project Manager
6 26 (7.62%) Analyst
7 22 (6.45%) Senior Manager
8 20 (5.87%) Senior Project Manager
9 19 (5.57%) Programme Manager
10 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Manager
11 16 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 14 (4.11%) Security Manager
13 13 (3.81%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.52%) SAP Manager
14 12 (3.52%) SAP Project Manager
14 12 (3.52%) Security Project Manager
15 11 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
15 11 (3.23%) Migration Manager
16 10 (2.93%) Migration Project Manager
16 10 (2.93%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) Velocity
2 3 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.59%) EDI
3 2 (0.59%) SAML
3 2 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) OAuth
4 1 (0.29%) OpenID
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.29%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.29%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.29%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 154 (45.16%) PMI
2 21 (6.16%) Virtual Team
3 20 (5.87%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.47%) FMCG
6 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.17%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.88%) Life Science
8 3 (0.88%) Replication
8 3 (0.88%) Social Media
9 2 (0.59%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.40%) Windows
2 3 (0.88%) Linux
2 3 (0.88%) Unix
3 2 (0.59%) AIX
3 2 (0.59%) VMS
3 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (70.97%) Project Management
2 221 (64.81%) PRINCE2
3 170 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (25.81%) Project Delivery
6 57 (16.72%) Scrum
7 53 (15.54%) ITIL
7 53 (15.54%) Migration
8 43 (12.61%) Risk Management
8 43 (12.61%) Waterfall
9 42 (12.32%) Business Case
9 42 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (12.02%) Decision-Making
11 40 (11.73%) Change Management
12 38 (11.14%) SDLC
13 37 (10.85%) Programme Management
14 35 (10.26%) PRINCE
15 28 (8.21%) Coaching
15 28 (8.21%) Computer Science
16 25 (7.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.87%) C
2 15 (4.40%) SQL
3 6 (1.76%) VB
4 3 (0.88%) ABAP
4 3 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) R
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 232 (68.04%) PMP
2 107 (31.38%) Degree
3 27 (7.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 21 (6.16%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.99%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.11%) Master's Degree
8 11 (3.23%) CAPM
9 10 (2.93%) CISSP
9 10 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (2.64%) CISM
11 7 (2.05%) CCNA
11 7 (2.05%) CISA
11 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.76%) APMP
12 6 (1.76%) CCNP
12 6 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.47%) CBAP
13 5 (1.47%) CRISC
13 5 (1.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (16.42%) PMO
2 24 (7.04%) QA
3 17 (4.99%) PMBOK
4 13 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.64%) GDPR
5 9 (2.64%) GRC
5 9 (2.64%) P3O
6 8 (2.35%) NIST
7 5 (1.47%) COBIT
8 4 (1.17%) GxP
8 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.88%) SLA
10 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.29%) GMP
10 1 (0.29%) IFRS
10 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.17%) vSphere
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.59%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (0.59%) Terraform
1 2 (0.59%) vMotion
2 1 (0.29%) QRadar
2 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 48 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.20%) SAP
3 17 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.11%) Oracle
5 13 (3.81%) VMware
6 12 (3.52%) Google
7 11 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.35%) Ericsson
8 8 (2.35%) Mapinfo
8 8 (2.35%) Remedy
9 7 (2.05%) Workday
10 6 (1.76%) Huawei
10 6 (1.76%) Nokia Networks
11 5 (1.47%) Cisco
11 5 (1.47%) HP
11 5 (1.47%) Ping Identity
11 5 (1.47%) Planview
11 5 (1.47%) Snow
11 5 (1.47%) TSYS
12 4 (1.17%) MuleSoft