Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 437 361
Rank change year-on-year +17 -76 -47
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 204 486 667
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 2.82% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 302 424
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £288 £300 £310
90th Percentile £588 £650 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.95 £50.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.90% -42.87% +9.56%
10th Percentile £32.72 £13.72 £31.83
90th Percentile £62.10 £50.75 £72.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £29.90 £50.67
% change year-on-year +75.59% -40.99% +9.56%

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 11,002 17,234 19,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.35% 19.00% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,509 10,442 11,538
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £638 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 797 858
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.00 £12.39
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% -17.68%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Top 14 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 27 May 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 +15 185 £455 +1.11% 14
UK excluding London +12 122 £425 - 12
London +70 69 £518 +3.50% 2
South East +49 55 £363 -6.45% 6
East of England +59 25 £486 +2.37% 1
North of England +70 19 £350 -20.00% 2
North West +44 13 £338 -20.59% 2
Work from Home +11 13 £363 -
Scotland +30 11 £380 -1.94%
South West +49 9 £525 +61.54% 2
Yorkshire +53 6 £350 -24.73%
Midlands +41 2 £413 +1.85% 1
East Midlands +27 2 £413 +3.13% 1
Wales +28 1 £525 +43.84%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 145 (71.08%) Project Management
2 133 (65.20%) PRINCE2
3 116 (56.86%) PMP
4 88 (43.14%) PMI
5 76 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (35.29%) Finance
7 69 (33.82%) Degree
8 51 (25.00%) Project Delivery
9 41 (20.10%) Risk Management
9 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
10 40 (19.61%) ITIL
11 38 (18.63%) Microsoft Project
12 37 (18.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (17.65%) Scrum
14 30 (14.71%) Change Management
15 29 (14.22%) Telecoms
16 27 (13.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 26 (12.75%) Migration
17 26 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (11.76%) Security Cleared
19 23 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (10.78%) Project Planning
20 22 (10.78%) Computer Science
21 21 (10.29%) PMO
22 19 (9.31%) PRINCE
23 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
23 17 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 16 (7.84%) Programme Management
24 16 (7.84%) DevOps

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 9 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.92%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.45%) Confluence
4 4 (1.96%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.98%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (18.63%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.47%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.98%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (1.47%) NetSuite
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 2 (0.98%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.86%) Azure
2 8 (3.92%) SaaS
3 5 (2.45%) AWS
4 4 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (1.96%) PaaS
4 4 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.98%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.98%) Office 365
6 2 (0.98%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) GCP
7 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.92%) WAN
2 4 (1.96%) Broadband
2 4 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.47%) 2G
3 3 (1.47%) 3G
3 3 (1.47%) 4G
3 3 (1.47%) LAN
3 3 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.47%) SAN
4 2 (0.98%) DOCSIS
4 2 (0.98%) Firewall
5 1 (0.49%) 2.5G
5 1 (0.49%) 5G
5 1 (0.49%) ATM
5 1 (0.49%) RNC
5 1 (0.49%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.49%) Telepresence
5 1 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) Big Data
2 5 (2.45%) Blockchain
2 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.96%) Apache Hive
3 4 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (1.96%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.96%) HBase
3 4 (1.96%) Impala
3 4 (1.96%) Power BI
3 4 (1.96%) Sqoop
4 3 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (6.86%) JIRA
2 8 (3.92%) Artifactory
2 8 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.92%) GitLab
3 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
General
1 72 (35.29%) Finance
2 29 (14.22%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.39%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.41%) Marketing
5 8 (3.92%) Banking
5 8 (3.92%) German Language
5 8 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.43%) French Language
7 6 (2.94%) Law
7 6 (2.94%) Legal
8 5 (2.45%) Military
8 5 (2.45%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.96%) Billing
9 4 (1.96%) Retail
10 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.98%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (48.53%) Project Manager
2 15 (7.35%) Delivery Manager
2 15 (7.35%) Programme Manager
2 15 (7.35%) Senior Manager
3 14 (6.86%) IT Manager
3 14 (6.86%) IT Project Manager
3 14 (6.86%) Senior Project Manager
4 12 (5.88%) Analyst
5 9 (4.41%) Data Engineer
5 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (3.92%) Big Data Engineer
6 8 (3.92%) Migration Manager
6 8 (3.92%) Migration Project Manager
7 6 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (2.94%) Scrum Master
7 6 (2.94%) Security Analyst
7 6 (2.94%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (2.45%) Business Analyst
8 5 (2.45%) Network Manager
8 5 (2.45%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.90%) ADO
2 8 (3.92%) PySpark
3 6 (2.94%) Web Services
4 4 (1.96%) Kafka
4 4 (1.96%) Spark Streaming
4 4 (1.96%) Velocity
5 3 (1.47%) EDI
6 2 (0.98%) OAuth
6 2 (0.98%) SAML
6 2 (0.98%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) Middleware
7 1 (0.49%) OpenID
7 1 (0.49%) RESTful
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.49%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.49%) Shiny
7 1 (0.49%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (43.14%) PMI
2 23 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.94%) Robotics
8 4 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.47%) Life Science
10 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.98%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.49%) CMDB
11 1 (0.49%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.49%) FMCG
11 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.41%) Windows
2 8 (3.92%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.49%) AIX
4 1 (0.49%) Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (71.08%) Project Management
2 133 (65.20%) PRINCE2
3 76 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (25.00%) Project Delivery
5 41 (20.10%) Risk Management
6 40 (19.61%) ITIL
7 37 (18.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (17.65%) Scrum
9 30 (14.71%) Change Management
10 26 (12.75%) Migration
10 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (10.78%) Computer Science
11 22 (10.78%) Project Planning
12 19 (9.31%) PRINCE
13 16 (7.84%) DevOps
13 16 (7.84%) Programme Management
14 14 (6.86%) Analytics
14 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.86%) Change Control
15 13 (6.37%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.41%) Java
1 9 (4.41%) Python
1 9 (4.41%) SQL
2 8 (3.92%) Scala
3 2 (0.98%) ABAP
3 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.49%) Groovy
4 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (56.86%) PMP
2 69 (33.82%) Degree
3 27 (13.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 26 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.86%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (4.90%) CISSP
9 9 (4.41%) PgMP
10 7 (3.43%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.96%) CAPM
12 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.47%) CISM
13 3 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.98%) APMG
14 2 (0.98%) CBAP
14 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.98%) MCP
15 1 (0.49%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.29%) PMO
2 6 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.94%) QA
3 5 (2.45%) NIST
4 3 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.98%) GAMP
5 2 (0.98%) GxP
5 2 (0.98%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.49%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) IFRS
6 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.96%) HDFS
2 4 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.96%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (1.96%) Oozie
2 2 (0.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.37%) SAP
3 9 (4.41%) Oracle
4 6 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.96%) Cloudera
5 4 (1.96%) Databricks
5 4 (1.96%) StreamSets
6 3 (1.47%) Avaya
6 3 (1.47%) Google
6 3 (1.47%) Pegasus
6 3 (1.47%) Workday
7 2 (0.98%) Greenplum
7 2 (0.98%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.98%) Snow
8 1 (0.49%) Adaptive Insights
8 1 (0.49%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.49%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.49%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.49%) Okta