Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 333 305
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28 +25
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 744 773 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.72% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 3.40% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 504 633
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £308 £304 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +23.29% +12.74%
10th Percentile £27.90 £37.50 £24.24
90th Percentile £54.25 £51.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +54.44%

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 18564 22754 21811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 21.15% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11250 14145 12930
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 824 1074
UK median hourly rate £28.65 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.33 £48.53 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £27.55 £24.06
% change year-on-year +12.52% +14.51% +17.37%

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 21 September 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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 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 +9 690 £450 - 57
UK excluding London +28 418 £400 - 32
London +31 313 £513 -2.29% 30
South East +59 191 £450 +7.46% 6
North of England +15 60 £360 +4.35% 10
Midlands -11 55 £363 -12.65% 7
South West +40 51 £450 +7.14% 1
Scotland +15 33 £331 +1.92% 3
West Midlands +12 30 £340 -20.00% 5
East Midlands -8 24 £375 -6.25% 2
North East +53 23 £365 +14.06%
North West +6 20 £340 -12.26% 5
Yorkshire +43 17 £350 -24.32% 5
East of England -28 17 £400 -5.88% 3
Wales +16 10 £300 -
Channel Islands - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 512 (68.82%) PRINCE2
2 489 (65.73%) Project Management
3 486 (65.32%) PMP
4 389 (52.28%) PMI
5 273 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
6 258 (34.68%) Finance
7 200 (26.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 199 (26.75%) Degree
9 153 (20.56%) Microsoft Project
10 136 (18.28%) ITIL
11 119 (15.99%) Programme Management
12 110 (14.78%) Microsoft
13 100 (13.44%) PMO
14 99 (13.31%) Scrum
15 91 (12.23%) Risk Management
16 88 (11.83%) Security Cleared
17 87 (11.69%) Project Planning
18 86 (11.56%) Migration
19 80 (10.75%) Matrix Organization
20 78 (10.48%) Change Management
21 76 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
22 74 (9.95%) PRINCE
23 71 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
24 67 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 67 (9.01%) Banking
24 67 (9.01%) SC Cleared
25 66 (8.87%) Waterfall
25 66 (8.87%) Data Centre
25 66 (8.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 58 (7.80%) Telecoms

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 33 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.49%) Confluence
3 23 (3.09%) MS Project Server
4 12 (1.61%) CMS
5 9 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.40%) Documentum
6 3 (0.40%) IIS
6 3 (0.40%) JBoss
6 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) Smallworld
Applications
1 153 (20.56%) Microsoft Project
2 71 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 32 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (2.82%) 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%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.27%) Primavera
4 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Actimize
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.76%) Office 365
2 18 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.08%) SaaS
5 5 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.54%) Yammer
7 3 (0.40%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Trello
9 1 (0.13%) Asana
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.23%) LAN
2 16 (2.15%) Firewall
2 16 (2.15%) VoIP
3 13 (1.75%) WAN
4 9 (1.21%) Unified Communications
5 8 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.94%) Skype
7 6 (0.81%) SAN
8 4 (0.54%) IPv4
8 4 (0.54%) IPv6
8 4 (0.54%) WLAN
9 3 (0.40%) Internet
10 2 (0.27%) Broadband
10 2 (0.27%) CTI
10 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.27%) MPLS
10 2 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.27%) SMS
11 1 (0.13%) 2G
11 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.81%) Big Data
5 4 (0.54%) MS Access
6 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.27%) Mixpanel
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.27%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.13%) Adabas
7 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.13%) GIS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 46 (6.18%) JIRA
2 13 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.54%) Zephyr
4 3 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (0.40%) MSI
4 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) VersionOne
General
1 258 (34.68%) Finance
2 67 (9.01%) Banking
3 58 (7.80%) Telecoms
4 48 (6.45%) Retail
5 44 (5.91%) Manufacturing
6 41 (5.51%) Marketing
7 33 (4.44%) Legal
8 32 (4.30%) Front Office
9 25 (3.36%) Investment Banking
10 17 (2.28%) Back Office
11 15 (2.02%) Law
11 15 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
13 11 (1.48%) Electronics
14 10 (1.34%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.34%) Publishing
15 8 (1.08%) Advertising
15 8 (1.08%) French Language
16 7 (0.94%) Billing
17 6 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 462 (62.10%) Project Manager
2 75 (10.08%) Analyst
3 67 (9.01%) IT Manager
4 64 (8.60%) IT Project Manager
5 59 (7.93%) Business Analyst
6 53 (7.12%) Senior Manager
7 51 (6.85%) Senior Project Manager
8 43 (5.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 39 (5.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 35 (4.70%) Programme Manager
10 35 (4.70%) Technical Manager
11 30 (4.03%) Technical Project Manager
12 26 (3.49%) Security Manager
13 24 (3.23%) Project Planner
13 24 (3.23%) Security Project Manager
14 18 (2.42%) Digital Project Manager
14 18 (2.42%) Project Analyst
14 18 (2.42%) Transformation Manager
15 17 (2.28%) Agile Project Manager
15 17 (2.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.48%) XML
2 10 (1.34%) Velocity
3 5 (0.67%) .NET
3 5 (0.67%) FpML
4 3 (0.40%) REST
4 3 (0.40%) SOAP
5 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.27%) HTML
5 2 (0.27%) Laravel
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) CSS
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.13%) Java EE
6 1 (0.13%) JSON
6 1 (0.13%) Middleware
6 1 (0.13%) Web Services
6 1 (0.13%) XSL
6 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 389 (52.28%) PMI
2 76 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (8.87%) Data Centre
4 53 (7.12%) Management Information System
5 42 (5.65%) Computer Science
6 33 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (4.44%) Virtual Team
7 20 (2.69%) Derivative
8 17 (2.28%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.88%) Equities
10 13 (1.75%) IVR
11 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.21%) FMCG
12 8 (1.08%) Exotic Derivative
13 7 (0.94%) CCTV
13 7 (0.94%) Social Media
13 7 (0.94%) User Experience
14 6 (0.81%) EPoS
14 6 (0.81%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.81%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.03%) Windows
2 13 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.61%) Unix
4 11 (1.48%) Solaris
5 8 (1.08%) Linux
6 5 (0.67%) AIX
6 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.40%) Android
7 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (68.82%) PRINCE2
2 489 (65.73%) Project Management
3 273 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (26.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 136 (18.28%) ITIL
6 119 (15.99%) Programme Management
7 99 (13.31%) Scrum
8 91 (12.23%) Risk Management
9 87 (11.69%) Project Planning
10 86 (11.56%) Migration
11 80 (10.75%) Matrix Organization
12 78 (10.48%) Change Management
13 74 (9.95%) PRINCE
14 66 (8.87%) Waterfall
15 57 (7.66%) SDLC
16 51 (6.85%) Change Control
17 49 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 47 (6.32%) Coaching
19 42 (5.65%) CRM
19 42 (5.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.09%) SQL
2 12 (1.61%) VBA
3 11 (1.48%) Java
4 8 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.81%) Perl
5 6 (0.81%) VBScript
6 2 (0.27%) ABAP
6 2 (0.27%) PHP
6 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.27%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) C#
7 1 (0.13%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 486 (65.32%) PMP
2 199 (26.75%) Degree
3 88 (11.83%) Security Cleared
4 67 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 67 (9.01%) SC Cleared
5 66 (8.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 28 (3.76%) ISEB
7 20 (2.69%) CISSP
8 19 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (2.42%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.15%) APMP
10 16 (2.15%) Master's Degree
11 14 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
11 14 (1.88%) CITP
11 14 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (1.61%) IIBA
13 11 (1.48%) CAPM
13 11 (1.48%) MBCS
13 11 (1.48%) PgMP
14 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (13.44%) PMO
2 58 (7.80%) QA
3 24 (3.23%) MiFID
4 12 (1.61%) GDPR
5 11 (1.48%) EMIR
6 10 (1.34%) SLA
7 9 (1.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.94%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.67%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.54%) COBIT
12 4 (0.54%) GxP
12 4 (0.54%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.54%) SEPA
13 3 (0.40%) CRD IV
13 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.40%) P3O
14 2 (0.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 10 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (1.34%) MOM
2 7 (0.94%) Ansible
2 7 (0.94%) Puppet
3 6 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.54%) SCCM
5 2 (0.27%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 110 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.59%) SAP
3 22 (2.96%) Oracle
4 16 (2.15%) Atlassian
5 13 (1.75%) Cisco
6 11 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.34%) VMware
8 8 (1.08%) HP
9 6 (0.81%) BMC
9 6 (0.81%) Reuters
9 6 (0.81%) Tripwire
9 6 (0.81%) Xerox
10 5 (0.67%) Avaya
10 5 (0.67%) Concur
10 5 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.54%) Cadence
11 4 (0.54%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.54%) IBM
11 4 (0.54%) Nokia
11 4 (0.54%) Remedy