Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 332 277
Rank change year-on-year +15 -55 +4
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 743 801 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.74% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 3.49% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 530 637
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.41%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.34% +23.15%
10th Percentile £28.56 £36.25 £22.74
90th Percentile £54.60 £52.88 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +60.19%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18446 22921 21920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.29% 21.13% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11168 14310 12878
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 813 1081
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.21 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.09% +20.60%

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 +15 689 £460 +2.22% 70
UK excluding London +39 403 £406 +1.56% 43
London +7 328 £513 -2.38% 28
South East +54 180 £450 +7.46% 16
North of England +11 56 £363 +3.57% 13
Midlands -3 54 £380 -5.00% 2
South West +33 49 £453 +11.17% 6
Scotland +14 32 £344 +5.77% 1
West Midlands +14 28 £413 +1.85% 2
East Midlands -15 25 £375 -3.23%
North West +6 22 £388 -8.82% 7
North East +32 21 £360 +15.20% 1
East of England -34 19 £355 -16.47% 4
Wales +21 14 £324 -
Yorkshire +32 13 £388 -16.22% 5

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMI Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PMI Certification.

1 519 (69.85%) PRINCE2
2 502 (67.56%) Project Management
3 473 (63.66%) PMP
4 391 (52.62%) PMI
5 287 (38.63%) Finance
6 275 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (27.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 182 (24.50%) Degree
9 147 (19.78%) Microsoft Project
10 134 (18.03%) ITIL
11 130 (17.50%) Programme Management
12 104 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 103 (13.86%) PMO
14 97 (13.06%) Scrum
15 95 (12.79%) Risk Management
16 84 (11.31%) Banking
17 83 (11.17%) Migration
18 80 (10.77%) Change Management
18 80 (10.77%) PRINCE
19 77 (10.36%) Matrix Organization
20 76 (10.23%) Security Cleared
21 69 (9.29%) Project Planning
22 67 (9.02%) Waterfall
22 67 (9.02%) Data Centre
23 66 (8.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 65 (8.75%) SDLC
25 64 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
25 64 (8.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 63 (8.48%) Telecoms
26 63 (8.48%) QA

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 28 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.36%) Confluence
3 17 (2.29%) MS Project Server
4 11 (1.48%) JBoss
5 10 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.94%) CMS
6 7 (0.94%) IIS
7 5 (0.67%) Documentum
7 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.54%) Apache
8 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Smallworld
Applications
1 147 (19.78%) Microsoft Project
2 59 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
4 51 (6.86%) MS Visio
5 26 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.27%) Actimize
4 2 (0.27%) Maximo
4 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.13%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.77%) Office 365
2 17 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.81%) SaaS
5 5 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.54%) Yammer
7 3 (0.40%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.40%) Trello
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) Force.com
8 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) Asana
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.83%) LAN
2 16 (2.15%) VoIP
3 14 (1.88%) WAN
4 11 (1.48%) Firewall
5 9 (1.21%) Unified Communications
6 8 (1.08%) Skype
7 7 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.81%) SAN
9 4 (0.54%) IPv4
9 4 (0.54%) IPv6
10 3 (0.40%) HTTP
10 3 (0.40%) WLAN
11 2 (0.27%) CTI
11 2 (0.27%) Internet
11 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.27%) SMS
12 1 (0.13%) 4G
12 1 (0.13%) Broadband
12 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (0.13%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (1.21%) Big Data
2 9 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.54%) MS Access
4 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.40%) QlikView
5 2 (0.27%) DB2
5 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.27%) Mixpanel
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.27%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.13%) Adabas
6 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.13%) GIS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (5.25%) JIRA
2 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.54%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.27%) Gradle
5 2 (0.27%) MSI
5 2 (0.27%) Subversion
5 2 (0.27%) VersionOne
5 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 287 (38.63%) Finance
2 84 (11.31%) Banking
3 63 (8.48%) Telecoms
4 44 (5.92%) Retail
5 36 (4.85%) Marketing
6 32 (4.31%) Legal
7 31 (4.17%) Front Office
8 29 (3.90%) Manufacturing
9 28 (3.77%) Investment Banking
10 20 (2.69%) Back Office
11 17 (2.29%) Law
12 12 (1.62%) Electronics
13 11 (1.48%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (1.35%) Publishing
15 9 (1.21%) Advertising
15 9 (1.21%) French Language
16 8 (1.08%) Automotive
17 7 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 443 (59.62%) Project Manager
2 72 (9.69%) Analyst
3 66 (8.88%) IT Manager
4 60 (8.08%) IT Project Manager
5 56 (7.54%) Business Analyst
6 54 (7.27%) Senior Manager
7 50 (6.73%) Senior Project Manager
8 43 (5.79%) Programme Manager
9 41 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
10 35 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 33 (4.44%) Technical Manager
12 28 (3.77%) Technical Project Manager
13 25 (3.36%) Project Planner
14 20 (2.69%) Security Manager
15 19 (2.56%) Security Project Manager
16 17 (2.29%) Agile Project Manager
16 17 (2.29%) Digital Project Manager
16 17 (2.29%) SAP Manager
17 16 (2.15%) PMO Analyst
17 16 (2.15%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.56%) XML
2 12 (1.62%) Velocity
3 8 (1.08%) HTML
4 7 (0.94%) AngularJS
5 6 (0.81%) .NET
5 6 (0.81%) jQuery
6 5 (0.67%) J2EE
6 5 (0.67%) Web Services
7 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
7 4 (0.54%) FpML
7 4 (0.54%) XSL
7 4 (0.54%) XSLT
8 3 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.40%) GWT
8 3 (0.40%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.40%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.40%) SOAP
8 3 (0.40%) Visualforce
8 3 (0.40%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 391 (52.62%) PMI
2 67 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 64 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 35 (4.71%) Virtual Team
6 34 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 30 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.29%) Derivative
8 17 (2.29%) Equities
9 16 (2.15%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.75%) IVR
11 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.08%) FMCG
12 8 (1.08%) User Experience
13 7 (0.94%) CCTV
13 7 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.81%) NHS
15 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.67%) EPoS
15 5 (0.67%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.04%) Windows
2 14 (1.88%) Unix
3 13 (1.75%) Linux
3 13 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.48%) Solaris
5 5 (0.67%) AIX
5 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.40%) Android
6 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (69.85%) PRINCE2
2 502 (67.56%) Project Management
3 275 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (27.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 134 (18.03%) ITIL
6 130 (17.50%) Programme Management
7 97 (13.06%) Scrum
8 95 (12.79%) Risk Management
9 83 (11.17%) Migration
10 80 (10.77%) Change Management
10 80 (10.77%) PRINCE
11 77 (10.36%) Matrix Organization
12 69 (9.29%) Project Planning
13 67 (9.02%) Waterfall
14 65 (8.75%) SDLC
15 50 (6.73%) Change Control
16 48 (6.46%) CRM
17 46 (6.19%) Coaching
18 43 (5.79%) Critical Path Analysis
19 40 (5.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.77%) SQL
2 17 (2.29%) Java
3 16 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.08%) VBA
5 6 (0.81%) Perl
5 6 (0.81%) VBScript
6 4 (0.54%) C#
6 4 (0.54%) VB
7 3 (0.40%) Apex Code
7 3 (0.40%) C++
8 2 (0.27%) Groovy
8 2 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.13%) ABAP
9 1 (0.13%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 473 (63.66%) PMP
2 182 (24.50%) Degree
3 76 (10.23%) Security Cleared
4 66 (8.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 64 (8.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 57 (7.67%) SC Cleared
7 31 (4.17%) ISEB
8 18 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 18 (2.42%) PgMP
9 16 (2.15%) APMP
10 15 (2.02%) CISSP
11 13 (1.75%) IIBA
12 12 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.48%) CAPM
13 11 (1.48%) Chartered Engineer
13 11 (1.48%) CITP
13 11 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (1.48%) MBCS
14 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (13.86%) PMO
2 63 (8.48%) QA
3 20 (2.69%) MiFID
4 14 (1.88%) GDPR
5 11 (1.48%) EMIR
6 9 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.21%) SLA
7 7 (0.94%) COBIT
8 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.81%) P3O
9 5 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.67%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.54%) SEPA
11 3 (0.40%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.27%) GCP
12 2 (0.27%) GxP
12 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Docker
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (1.35%) MOM
2 7 (0.94%) Ansible
2 7 (0.94%) Puppet
3 6 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.27%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 104 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.13%) SAP
3 35 (4.71%) Oracle
4 17 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.62%) Cisco
6 12 (1.62%) IBM
7 11 (1.48%) VMware
8 8 (1.08%) HP
9 6 (0.81%) Avaya
9 6 (0.81%) BMC
9 6 (0.81%) OpenText
9 6 (0.81%) Tableau
9 6 (0.81%) Tripwire
9 6 (0.81%) Xerox
10 5 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.67%) Concur
10 5 (0.67%) Guidewire
10 5 (0.67%) Informatica
10 5 (0.67%) Reuters