Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 386 492 358
Rank change year-on-year +106 -134 +46
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 469 462 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.44% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 2.31% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 292 512
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% -0.56%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £300
90th Percentile £649 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +9.03% +7.00% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 15
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% +3.47% -20.00%

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 16,471 20,033 19,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 19.09% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,178 11,909 11,981
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 805 970 888
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +3.54% -1.08%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.03 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.69 £26.87
% change year-on-year +31.12% -0.64% -0.50%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 December 2019. 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 +119 437 £475 +4.11% 64
UK excluding London +97 286 £438 +9.03% 45
London +77 172 £488 -2.26% 26
South East +45 124 £421 -6.39% 11
North of England +63 47 £400 +6.67% 4
East of England +60 47 £450 +5.88% 10
Midlands +56 23 £538 +43.33% 6
South West +16 21 £525 +23.53% 6
North West +30 20 £378 +4.14% 2
Yorkshire +49 17 £388 +3.33% 2
Scotland +16 13 £400 +6.67% 7
West Midlands +39 11 £600 +60.00% 5
East Midlands +26 11 £450 - 1
Wales +41 10 £459 +14.69% 1
North East +28 10 £450 +12.50%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 338 (72.07%) PRINCE2
2 298 (63.54%) Project Management
3 283 (60.34%) PMP
4 207 (44.14%) PMI
5 180 (38.38%) Finance
6 159 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (27.72%) Project Delivery
8 121 (25.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 103 (21.96%) Degree
10 85 (18.12%) Risk Management
11 79 (16.84%) Microsoft Project
12 78 (16.63%) Microsoft
13 75 (15.99%) Telecoms
14 72 (15.35%) Migration
14 72 (15.35%) ITIL
15 71 (15.14%) Programme Management
16 66 (14.07%) PMO
17 57 (12.15%) PRINCE
18 56 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
19 55 (11.73%) Scrum
20 54 (11.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 52 (11.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 49 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
22 49 (10.45%) Management Information System
23 45 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
24 44 (9.38%) Change Management
25 43 (9.17%) Security Cleared
26 41 (8.74%) Change Control
26 41 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 39 (8.32%) Analytical Skills

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 34 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.07%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.85%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.64%) Drupal
4 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.43%) Confluence
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 79 (16.84%) Microsoft Project
2 56 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (4.90%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) NetSuite
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Aligne
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.64%) Endur
2 3 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Shopify
3 2 (0.43%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.90%) Office 365
2 19 (4.05%) Azure
3 9 (1.92%) AWS
4 8 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.71%) Power Platform
4 8 (1.71%) SaaS
5 7 (1.49%) Trello
6 5 (1.07%) GCP
7 4 (0.85%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.43%) Boomi
8 2 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.43%) G Suite
8 2 (0.43%) Google Docs
8 2 (0.43%) IaaS
8 2 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Flowdock
9 1 (0.21%) npm
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.90%) 2G
2 22 (4.69%) 3G
2 22 (4.69%) 4G
3 13 (2.77%) 5G
3 13 (2.77%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (2.13%) Firewall
5 9 (1.92%) 2.5G
5 9 (1.92%) LAN
6 8 (1.71%) DWDM
6 8 (1.71%) Ethernet
6 8 (1.71%) Intranet
6 8 (1.71%) WAN
7 6 (1.28%) BGP
8 5 (1.07%) Junos
8 5 (1.07%) MPLS
8 5 (1.07%) Multicast
8 5 (1.07%) OSPF
8 5 (1.07%) VPLS
8 5 (1.07%) VPN
9 4 (0.85%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.71%) Power BI
4 5 (1.07%) QlikView
4 5 (1.07%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.85%) Big Data
5 4 (0.85%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.64%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.64%) GIS
6 3 (0.64%) Impala
6 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.43%) MS Access
7 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (4.69%) JIRA
2 13 (2.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.07%) Balsamiq
4 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) CA Flowdock
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Grunt
5 1 (0.21%) gulp
5 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
General
1 180 (38.38%) Finance
2 75 (15.99%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.40%) Banking
4 29 (6.18%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.69%) Legal
6 16 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.20%) Marketing
7 15 (3.20%) Retail
8 12 (2.56%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.71%) German Language
10 7 (1.49%) French Language
10 7 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.49%) Spanish Language
11 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.07%) Law
12 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.64%) Local Government
13 3 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.43%) Military
14 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (55.22%) Project Manager
2 51 (10.87%) IT Manager
3 50 (10.66%) Analyst
4 45 (9.59%) IT Project Manager
5 37 (7.89%) Senior Manager
6 33 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
7 32 (6.82%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.82%) Senior Project Manager
8 30 (6.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 27 (5.76%) Programme Manager
10 18 (3.84%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.41%) Network Manager
11 16 (3.41%) SAP Manager
11 16 (3.41%) Transition Manager
12 14 (2.99%) Migration Manager
12 14 (2.99%) SAP Project Manager
13 12 (2.56%) Migration Project Manager
13 12 (2.56%) Network Project Manager
13 12 (2.56%) Software Project Manager
13 12 (2.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.28%) HTML
2 5 (1.07%) OAuth
2 5 (1.07%) OpenID
3 4 (0.85%) .NET
4 3 (0.64%) EDI
4 3 (0.64%) Middleware
4 3 (0.64%) SAML
5 2 (0.43%) Node.js
5 2 (0.43%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.43%) REST
5 2 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.21%) COM
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) React
6 1 (0.21%) RESTful
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.21%) Web Services
6 1 (0.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 207 (44.14%) PMI
2 49 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 39 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.40%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.99%) User Experience
7 11 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.49%) Life Science
9 6 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.85%) LIMS
12 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.64%) NHS
12 3 (0.64%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.64%) Robotics
13 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.43%) Social Media
13 2 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.26%) Windows
2 16 (3.41%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.07%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.64%) Android
4 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.64%) Linux
4 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.43%) Solaris
5 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.21%) Debian
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.21%) openSUSE
6 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.21%) Unix
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (72.07%) PRINCE2
2 298 (63.54%) Project Management
3 159 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (27.72%) Project Delivery
5 121 (25.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (18.12%) Risk Management
7 72 (15.35%) ITIL
7 72 (15.35%) Migration
8 71 (15.14%) Programme Management
9 57 (12.15%) PRINCE
10 55 (11.73%) Scrum
11 45 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (9.38%) Change Management
13 41 (8.74%) Change Control
14 35 (7.46%) Critical Success Factor
14 35 (7.46%) Waterfall
15 34 (7.25%) Project Planning
16 31 (6.61%) Project Governance
17 29 (6.18%) Dependency Management
18 28 (5.97%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.41%) SQL
2 15 (3.20%) C
3 6 (1.28%) Java
4 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.64%) PHP
5 3 (0.64%) Python
5 3 (0.64%) Ruby
6 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.43%) C++
6 2 (0.43%) Perl
6 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 283 (60.34%) PMP
2 103 (21.96%) Degree
3 54 (11.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 52 (11.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 43 (9.17%) Security Cleared
6 26 (5.54%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.62%) CISSP
8 16 (3.41%) APMP
9 13 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.77%) Master's Degree
10 12 (2.56%) APMG
11 10 (2.13%) CISM
11 10 (2.13%) ISEB
12 9 (1.92%) CAPM
12 9 (1.92%) CBAP
12 9 (1.92%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.49%) IIBA
14 7 (1.49%) PgMP
15 6 (1.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (14.07%) PMO
2 22 (4.69%) QA
3 18 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.35%) NIST
5 7 (1.49%) SLA
6 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.07%) GDPR
8 4 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.85%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.64%) COBIT
9 3 (0.64%) MiFID
9 3 (0.64%) P3O
10 2 (0.43%) GxP
10 2 (0.43%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.43%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.21%) EMIR
11 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.43%) vCloud
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.07%) OPNET
2 4 (0.85%) SCCM
3 2 (0.43%) Ansible
3 2 (0.43%) MOM
3 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.43%) Puppet
3 2 (0.43%) Salt
3 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) Nessus
4 1 (0.21%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 78 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.61%) SAP
3 20 (4.26%) Cisco
4 19 (4.05%) Oracle
5 16 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.99%) Remedy
7 9 (1.92%) Informatica
8 7 (1.49%) Tableau
9 6 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (1.28%) Dell
9 6 (1.28%) Juniper
9 6 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.28%) VMware
10 5 (1.07%) Adobe
10 5 (1.07%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.07%) Google
10 5 (1.07%) Workday
11 4 (0.85%) Citrix
11 4 (0.85%) EMC
11 4 (0.85%) NetApp