Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 426 420 390
Rank change year-on-year -6 -30 +85
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 457 109 510
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 1.40% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 70 340
10th Percentile £396 £300 £312
25th Percentile £426 £372 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £463
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +12.43% +2.78%
75th Percentile £613 £650 £575
90th Percentile £675 £678 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £380 £446
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.85% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
10th Percentile £60.10 £25.75 £26.25
25th Percentile £60.25 £25.88 £33.75
Median hourly rate £68.75 £27.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +150.00% -35.29% +14.09%
75th Percentile £72.50 £28.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £73.25 £43.38 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 £27.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +163.64% -42.11% +27.52%

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 15,822 7,808 16,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 24.52% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,240 5,252 10,830
10th Percentile £313 £290 £262
25th Percentile £413 £383 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £569 £563
90th Percentile £688 £638 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £453 £444
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.97% +6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 319 783
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.09
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.79 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.75 £31.61 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.44% -19.97% +71.74%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.95 £64.50 £58.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.99 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.78% -31.25% +73.91%

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 25 October 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
Top 16 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 25 October 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 -16 378 £530 +0.95% 81
London -38 211 £575 -9.80% 32
UK excluding London -32 176 £475 +25.00% 61
Work from Home -124 133 £525 -3.89% 18
South East -27 85 £525 +2.69% 15
North of England -61 25 £425 +17.24% 14
North West -38 18 £425 +13.33% 11
Scotland -67 17 £475 +35.71% 4
South West -42 16 £500 +60.64% 10
East of England -54 11 £419 +33.47% 4
Midlands - 11 £438 - 6
Wales - 8 £473 - 6
East Midlands - 7 £360 - 4
Yorkshire -44 6 £425 +17.24% 2
West Midlands - 3 £625 - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 315 (68.93%) Project Management
2 298 (65.21%) PRINCE2
3 297 (64.99%) PMP
4 278 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (45.30%) PMI
6 166 (36.32%) Social Skills
7 161 (35.23%) Finance
8 148 (32.39%) Project Delivery
9 131 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 122 (26.70%) Degree
11 93 (20.35%) Scrum
12 77 (16.85%) PMO
13 70 (15.32%) Risk Management
14 67 (14.66%) Change Management
15 61 (13.35%) Waterfall
16 59 (12.91%) Decision-Making
17 57 (12.47%) Telecoms
18 55 (12.04%) Microsoft Project
19 54 (11.82%) PRINCE
19 54 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
20 52 (11.38%) Migration
21 50 (10.94%) ITIL
21 50 (10.94%) SDLC
22 48 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
23 47 (10.28%) Presentation Skills
24 45 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
25 44 (9.63%) Microsoft
26 42 (9.19%) Information Security
27 41 (8.97%) Programme Management
27 41 (8.97%) SAP

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 20 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.28%) Confluence
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.22%) Appian
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.22%) Documentum
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.22%) SAS
3 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (12.04%) Microsoft Project
2 48 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (5.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Maximo
2 6 (1.31%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.31%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.66%) Endur
4 3 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.44%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.35%) Azure
2 21 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (3.50%) AWS
4 11 (2.41%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.19%) SaaS
6 7 (1.53%) Smartsheet
7 6 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.09%) Twilio
9 3 (0.66%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.66%) GCP
9 3 (0.66%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.44%) CloudSense
10 2 (0.44%) Collibra
10 2 (0.44%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.44%) Miro
10 2 (0.44%) PaaS
10 2 (0.44%) Slack
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.10%) 2G
2 36 (7.88%) 5G
3 28 (6.13%) GSM
3 28 (6.13%) MVNO
3 28 (6.13%) Packet Switching
4 11 (2.41%) WAN
5 9 (1.97%) LAN
6 8 (1.75%) Node B
6 8 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (1.75%) RNC
7 7 (1.53%) 3G
7 7 (1.53%) 4G
8 5 (1.09%) SMS
9 4 (0.88%) Network Security
10 3 (0.66%) Firewall
11 2 (0.44%) MPLS
11 2 (0.44%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.22%) NAS
12 1 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (2.19%) GIS
1 10 (2.19%) Power BI
2 8 (1.75%) Big Data
3 7 (1.53%) Geospatial Data
3 7 (1.53%) SAP HANA
4 4 (0.88%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.66%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.66%) Metadata
6 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.44%) Tableau
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) HBase
7 1 (0.22%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (8.10%) JIRA
2 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.44%) Selenium
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.22%) Postman
3 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 166 (36.32%) Social Skills
2 161 (35.23%) Finance
3 57 (12.47%) Telecoms
4 47 (10.28%) Presentation Skills
5 45 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (7.00%) Influencing Skills
7 29 (6.35%) Public Sector
8 27 (5.91%) Manufacturing
9 24 (5.25%) Banking
10 20 (4.38%) Retail
11 19 (4.16%) Legal
12 16 (3.50%) Marketing
13 14 (3.06%) Financial Institution
14 13 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (1.53%) Front Office
16 6 (1.31%) Back Office
16 6 (1.31%) German Language
17 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.88%) Games
18 4 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 287 (62.80%) Project Manager
2 52 (11.38%) IT Manager
3 47 (10.28%) Technical Manager
4 46 (10.07%) IT Project Manager
5 42 (9.19%) Technical Project Manager
6 37 (8.10%) Analyst
7 27 (5.91%) Infrastructure Manager
7 27 (5.91%) Senior Manager
7 27 (5.91%) Senior Project Manager
8 26 (5.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 24 (5.25%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.81%) Security Manager
11 19 (4.16%) Programme Manager
11 19 (4.16%) Security Project Manager
12 17 (3.72%) SAP Manager
13 16 (3.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 15 (3.28%) SAP Project Manager
15 14 (3.06%) PMO Lead
16 12 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
16 12 (2.63%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.09%) Velocity
2 3 (0.66%) EDI
2 3 (0.66%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.44%) J2EE
3 2 (0.44%) SAPUI5
3 2 (0.44%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) .NET
4 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.22%) Middleware
4 1 (0.22%) Node.js
4 1 (0.22%) REST
4 1 (0.22%) SOAP
4 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 207 (45.30%) PMI
2 39 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 32 (7.00%) Virtual Team
4 25 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.53%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
8 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
8 5 (1.09%) User Experience
9 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.88%) FMCG
9 4 (0.88%) Replication
9 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.66%) Life Science
11 2 (0.44%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.44%) Robotics
11 2 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.03%) Windows
2 9 (1.97%) Linux
3 5 (1.09%) Unix
4 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.66%) Android
6 2 (0.44%) AIX
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (68.93%) Project Management
2 298 (65.21%) PRINCE2
3 278 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (32.39%) Project Delivery
5 131 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (20.35%) Scrum
7 70 (15.32%) Risk Management
8 67 (14.66%) Change Management
9 61 (13.35%) Waterfall
10 59 (12.91%) Decision-Making
11 54 (11.82%) PRINCE
11 54 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (11.38%) Migration
13 50 (10.94%) ITIL
13 50 (10.94%) SDLC
14 42 (9.19%) Information Security
15 41 (8.97%) Coaching
15 41 (8.97%) Programme Management
16 38 (8.32%) Business Case
17 34 (7.44%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.53%) C
2 8 (1.75%) SQL
3 4 (0.88%) VB
4 2 (0.44%) ABAP
5 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 297 (64.99%) PMP
2 122 (26.70%) Degree
3 37 (8.10%) Security Cleared
4 30 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (4.81%) CISSP
8 20 (4.38%) Master's Degree
9 19 (4.16%) CISM
10 15 (3.28%) CISA
11 13 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.41%) GIAC
12 11 (2.41%) GSEC
13 10 (2.19%) CCNA
13 10 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (2.19%) CRISC
13 10 (2.19%) MBA
14 9 (1.97%) CBAP
14 9 (1.97%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (16.85%) PMO
2 29 (6.35%) PMBOK
3 20 (4.38%) QA
4 17 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (3.72%) NIST
5 14 (3.06%) GDPR
6 12 (2.63%) P3O
7 11 (2.41%) COBIT
8 10 (2.19%) Data Quality
9 8 (1.75%) PCI DSS
9 8 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.88%) GRC
10 4 (0.88%) NCSC
11 3 (0.66%) GxP
12 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.44%) MiFID
12 2 (0.44%) SLA
13 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 1 (0.22%) ITGC
System Software
1 17 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Docker
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.66%) Terraform
2 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.44%) QRadar
2 2 (0.44%) vMotion
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.97%) SAP
3 18 (3.94%) VMware
4 15 (3.28%) ServiceNow
5 13 (2.84%) Oracle
6 12 (2.63%) Ping Identity
7 11 (2.41%) JD Edwards
7 11 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.97%) Cisco
9 8 (1.75%) Ericsson
9 8 (1.75%) Google
9 8 (1.75%) IBM
9 8 (1.75%) Mapinfo
9 8 (1.75%) Planview
9 8 (1.75%) Remedy
10 7 (1.53%) Workday
11 6 (1.31%) Huawei
11 6 (1.31%) Nokia Networks
12 5 (1.09%) Citrix
12 5 (1.09%) TSYS