Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 401 398 448
Rank change year-on-year -3 +50 -106
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 103 528 539
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 3.07% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 356 357
Median daily rate £480 £464 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.11% -
10th Percentile £268 £313 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £25.75 £27.75 £33.00
90th Percentile £43.85 £57.80 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% +18.06% -10.00%

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 7,615 17,195 18,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.63% 19.55% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,603 10,463 11,106
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £247
90th Percentile £638 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 835 968
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £24.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +50.57% -15.58%
10th Percentile £17.63 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.63 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -21.88%

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 23 September 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 23 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Top 12 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 23 September 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 -6 89 £488 +2.63% 30
London +65 46 £525 - 11
UK excluding London +40 42 £350 -17.65% 22
South East +75 13 £463 +2.78% 11
Work from Home -55 12 £488 +14.71%
South West +90 10 £288 -28.13% 1
East of England +64 7 £314 -26.18% 3
North of England +93 6 £350 -17.65%
Scotland +67 5 £288 -28.13% 1
Yorkshire +72 4 £350 -24.81%
North West +75 2 £185 -53.88%
Wales +36 1 £525 +32.91% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (62.14%) PRINCE2
2 62 (60.19%) PMP
3 56 (54.37%) Project Management
4 49 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (43.69%) Finance
6 43 (41.75%) PMI
7 34 (33.01%) Risk Management
8 30 (29.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
10 25 (24.27%) Degree
11 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Project
12 20 (19.42%) Change Management
13 19 (18.45%) Project Delivery
14 18 (17.48%) ITIL
15 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Excel
15 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (14.56%) Scrum
17 14 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
18 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (12.62%) Computer Science
18 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
18 13 (12.62%) Azure
19 12 (11.65%) High Availability
19 12 (11.65%) CISSP
20 11 (10.68%) Programme Management
20 11 (10.68%) Continuous Improvement
20 11 (10.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 11 (10.68%) Document Management
20 11 (10.68%) 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 8 (7.77%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.88%) Jupyter
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) Confluence
4 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (10.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (4.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.62%) Azure
2 7 (6.80%) AWS
3 6 (5.83%) SaaS
4 5 (4.85%) PaaS
5 4 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.88%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.94%) GCP
7 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.97%) G Suite
7 1 (0.97%) GitHub
7 1 (0.97%) IaaS
7 1 (0.97%) Office 365
7 1 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) 2G
2 5 (4.85%) 5G
2 5 (4.85%) GSM
2 5 (4.85%) MVNO
2 5 (4.85%) Packet Switching
3 4 (3.88%) Broadband
4 3 (2.91%) WAN
5 2 (1.94%) 3G
5 2 (1.94%) 4G
5 2 (1.94%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.94%) Skype
5 2 (1.94%) Wireless
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) NGN
6 1 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.97%) SAN
6 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Big Data
2 4 (3.88%) Apache Hive
2 4 (3.88%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (3.88%) Data Lake
2 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.88%) HBase
2 4 (3.88%) Impala
2 4 (3.88%) Power BI
2 4 (3.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
1 9 (8.74%) JIRA
2 8 (7.77%) Artifactory
2 8 (7.77%) GitLab
3 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 45 (43.69%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.80%) Military
5 5 (4.85%) Banking
5 5 (4.85%) French Language
5 5 (4.85%) German Language
5 5 (4.85%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.94%) Law
9 1 (0.97%) Billing
9 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Legal
9 1 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.97%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Project Manager
2 9 (8.74%) Data Engineer
3 8 (7.77%) Big Data Engineer
4 6 (5.83%) Consultant
5 5 (4.85%) Analyst
5 5 (4.85%) Programme Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Security Analyst
5 5 (4.85%) Senior Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Technical Manager
5 5 (4.85%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Architect
6 4 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (2.91%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.91%) Information Analyst
7 3 (2.91%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (2.91%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (2.91%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) ADO
2 8 (7.77%) PySpark
3 4 (3.88%) Kafka
3 4 (3.88%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (3.88%) Velocity
3 4 (3.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.97%) EDI
4 1 (0.97%) REST
4 1 (0.97%) Shiny
4 1 (0.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (41.75%) PMI
2 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.91%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.97%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.97%) e-Health
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.97%) AIX
1 1 (0.97%) CentOS
1 1 (0.97%) Linux
1 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.14%) PRINCE2
2 56 (54.37%) Project Management
3 49 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (33.01%) Risk Management
5 30 (29.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (19.42%) Change Management
7 19 (18.45%) Project Delivery
8 18 (17.48%) ITIL
9 15 (14.56%) Scrum
10 14 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (12.62%) Computer Science
12 12 (11.65%) High Availability
13 11 (10.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (10.68%) DevOps
13 11 (10.68%) Document Management
13 11 (10.68%) Programme Management
14 10 (9.71%) Analytics
14 10 (9.71%) Business Case
14 10 (9.71%) Change Control
15 9 (8.74%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) Python
2 8 (7.77%) Java
2 8 (7.77%) Scala
3 7 (6.80%) C
4 5 (4.85%) SQL
5 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (60.19%) PMP
2 25 (24.27%) Degree
3 16 (15.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.65%) CISSP
6 8 (7.77%) DV Cleared
6 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.88%) CISM
9 4 (3.88%) PgMP
9 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.91%) APMP
10 3 (2.91%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (1.94%) CBAP
11 2 (1.94%) CEH
11 2 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.97%) CAPM
12 1 (0.97%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.97%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) PMO
2 7 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.80%) NIST
3 6 (5.83%) PMBOK
4 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.91%) QA
5 2 (1.94%) GxP
5 2 (1.94%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.94%) NCSC
5 2 (1.94%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.94%) SLA
5 2 (1.94%) WCAG
6 1 (0.97%) GDPR
6 1 (0.97%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) HDFS
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (3.88%) Oozie
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.97%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 26 (25.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle
3 5 (4.85%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.88%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.88%) Databricks
4 4 (3.88%) StreamSets
5 3 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.94%) Google
6 2 (1.94%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.97%) Adaptive Insights
7 1 (0.97%) BMC
7 1 (0.97%) CA
7 1 (0.97%) Capita
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco
7 1 (0.97%) HP
7 1 (0.97%) Juniper
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.97%) Remedy
7 1 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) Siemens