Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 307 327
Rank change year-on-year -49 +20 -18
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 670 717 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 3.91% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 489 537
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% -1.71%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £644 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
UK median hourly rate £50.67 £47.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% +4.44% +23.29%
10th Percentile £31.83 £41.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £72.25 £55.00 £62.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.67 £46.25 £53.25
% change year-on-year +9.56% -13.15% +45.89%

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 19,231 18,317 22,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.08% 20.30% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,537 11,488 14,121
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 922 857
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.37 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.68% -13.24% +55.56%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 -48 627 £454 -4.47% 90
UK excluding London -11 380 £425 - 53
London -73 285 £525 +5.00% 45
South East -6 201 £450 - 17
North of England +1 50 £350 -2.78% 12
Midlands -16 45 £370 -5.13% 6
East of England +6 32 £488 +21.88% 3
North West -4 30 £350 -17.65% 8
Scotland -36 30 £383 -4.38% 7
East Midlands +18 27 £360 -4.00% 1
West Midlands -32 18 £375 -10.71% 5
Yorkshire -8 15 £200 -50.00% 1
South West -28 13 £425 -9.19% 7
Wales -11 8 £425 +7.94% 1
North East +5 5 £350 - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 475 (70.90%) PMP
2 452 (67.46%) Project Management
3 442 (65.97%) PRINCE2
4 292 (43.58%) Finance
5 271 (40.45%) PMI
6 266 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
7 184 (27.46%) Degree
8 177 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 132 (19.70%) Project Planning
10 120 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
11 113 (16.87%) Microsoft
12 108 (16.12%) Microsoft Project
13 107 (15.97%) ITIL
14 100 (14.93%) Change Management
15 94 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
16 89 (13.28%) Waterfall
17 83 (12.39%) Retail
18 81 (12.09%) Programme Management
19 79 (11.79%) Scrum
20 76 (11.34%) PMO
21 75 (11.19%) Risk Management
22 72 (10.75%) Project Governance
23 71 (10.60%) SDLC
23 71 (10.60%) Microsoft Excel
24 70 (10.45%) Matrix Organization
25 68 (10.15%) Migration
25 68 (10.15%) Business Analysis
26 64 (9.55%) Telecoms
27 63 (9.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 63 (9.40%) Banking

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 19 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.64%) MS Project Server
3 8 (1.19%) Confluence
4 6 (0.90%) CMS
5 5 (0.75%) Drupal
6 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) CICS
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (16.12%) Microsoft Project
2 71 (10.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (9.10%) Microsoft Office
4 45 (6.72%) MS Visio
5 43 (6.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.75%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.60%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.60%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.60%) Summit
3 3 (0.45%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.45%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.15%) HFM
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) Relativity
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.43%) Office 365
2 22 (3.28%) SaaS
3 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.49%) PaaS
5 7 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.75%) Dialogflow
7 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Force.com
8 1 (0.15%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.94%) WAN
2 12 (1.79%) Internet
3 11 (1.64%) LAN
4 10 (1.49%) Unified Communications
5 7 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.04%) IP Telephony
6 6 (0.90%) Firewall
7 5 (0.75%) SMS
7 5 (0.75%) VoIP
8 4 (0.60%) Skype
9 3 (0.45%) ATM
9 3 (0.45%) DNS
10 2 (0.30%) MPLS
10 2 (0.30%) NAS
10 2 (0.30%) SAN
10 2 (0.30%) VPN
10 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.15%) LTE
11 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.19%) Blockchain
4 7 (1.04%) Power BI
5 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.30%) Big Data
7 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.15%) OLAP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.15%) QlikView
8 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.15%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 30 (4.48%) JIRA
2 7 (1.04%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.60%) Selenium
4 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.45%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.45%) JMeter
4 3 (0.45%) JUnit
4 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.30%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.30%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 292 (43.58%) Finance
2 83 (12.39%) Retail
3 64 (9.55%) Telecoms
4 63 (9.40%) Banking
5 44 (6.57%) Legal
6 29 (4.33%) Marketing
7 28 (4.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.39%) Billing
9 15 (2.24%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.24%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.94%) Law
11 11 (1.64%) Military
12 10 (1.49%) Games
13 9 (1.34%) Front Office
14 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.90%) Automotive
15 6 (0.90%) German Language
16 4 (0.60%) Back Office
17 3 (0.45%) Advertising
17 3 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 417 (62.24%) Project Manager
2 79 (11.79%) IT Manager
3 62 (9.25%) IT Project Manager
4 54 (8.06%) Senior Manager
5 53 (7.91%) Senior Project Manager
6 51 (7.61%) Infrastructure Manager
7 50 (7.46%) Analyst
8 42 (6.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 36 (5.37%) Programme Manager
10 33 (4.93%) Security Manager
11 32 (4.78%) Business Analyst
12 31 (4.63%) Security Project Manager
13 28 (4.18%) Coordinator
14 27 (4.03%) Project Coordinator
15 20 (2.99%) Digital Project Manager
16 18 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
16 18 (2.69%) Technical Manager
16 18 (2.69%) Transformation Manager
17 16 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
17 16 (2.39%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.90%) Velocity
1 6 (0.90%) Web Services
2 5 (0.75%) HTML
2 5 (0.75%) Middleware
2 5 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (0.75%) REST
3 4 (0.60%) .NET
4 3 (0.45%) CSS
4 3 (0.45%) FpML
4 3 (0.45%) jQuery
5 2 (0.30%) JSON
5 2 (0.30%) LDAP
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.30%) XML
6 1 (0.15%) Akka
6 1 (0.15%) CGI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 271 (40.45%) PMI
2 94 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (7.31%) Computer Science
4 45 (6.72%) Data Centre
5 30 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 27 (4.03%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.64%) User Experience
9 9 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.19%) Equities
10 8 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.90%) Fintech
11 6 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.75%) FMCG
12 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.22%) Windows
2 20 (2.99%) Linux
3 16 (2.39%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.09%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.34%) Unix
6 5 (0.75%) Android
7 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.45%) AIX
8 3 (0.45%) VMS
9 2 (0.30%) CentOS
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (67.46%) Project Management
2 442 (65.97%) PRINCE2
3 266 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 132 (19.70%) Project Planning
6 120 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
7 107 (15.97%) ITIL
8 100 (14.93%) Change Management
9 89 (13.28%) Waterfall
10 81 (12.09%) Programme Management
11 79 (11.79%) Scrum
12 75 (11.19%) Risk Management
13 72 (10.75%) Project Governance
14 71 (10.60%) SDLC
15 70 (10.45%) Matrix Organization
16 68 (10.15%) Business Analysis
16 68 (10.15%) Migration
17 57 (8.51%) PRINCE
18 47 (7.01%) Change Control
19 46 (6.87%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.84%) SQL
2 10 (1.49%) C
3 8 (1.19%) Python
4 6 (0.90%) Java
5 5 (0.75%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.45%) C#
6 3 (0.45%) PHP
7 2 (0.30%) COBOL
7 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Perl
8 1 (0.15%) PL/1
8 1 (0.15%) REXX
8 1 (0.15%) VB
8 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 475 (70.90%) PMP
2 184 (27.46%) Degree
3 63 (9.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 50 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 44 (6.57%) Security Cleared
6 35 (5.22%) SC Cleared
7 32 (4.78%) ISEB
8 26 (3.88%) Master's Degree
9 19 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (2.84%) MBA
9 19 (2.84%) PgMP
10 17 (2.54%) CISSP
11 14 (2.09%) CBAP
12 12 (1.79%) ISTQB
13 11 (1.64%) CISA
13 11 (1.64%) CISM
14 10 (1.49%) APMP
15 8 (1.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 7 (1.04%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
17 6 (0.90%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (11.34%) PMO
2 51 (7.61%) QA
3 34 (5.07%) GDPR
4 10 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.04%) SLA
7 6 (0.90%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.60%) P3O
8 4 (0.60%) SEPA
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.45%) PSD2
10 2 (0.30%) COBIT
10 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.30%) MiFID
10 2 (0.30%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.15%) FATCA
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.30%) ACF2
3 2 (0.30%) Docker
3 2 (0.30%) Firmware
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.30%) RACF
3 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.04%) SCCM
2 5 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) Mesos
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.30%) MOM
5 2 (0.30%) Nagios
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.88%) SAP
3 20 (2.99%) Oracle
4 14 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.94%) Cisco
6 12 (1.79%) Xerox
7 9 (1.34%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.19%) Citrix
8 8 (1.19%) HP
9 7 (1.04%) IBM
10 6 (0.90%) Demandware
10 6 (0.90%) Juniper
11 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.75%) Mercator
11 5 (0.75%) VMware
12 4 (0.60%) ArcSight
12 4 (0.60%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.60%) McAfee
12 4 (0.60%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.45%) Splunk