Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 483 332 394
Rank change year-on-year -151 +62 -83
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 447 735 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 3.86% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 502 392
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £408
% change year-on-year +5.26% -6.86% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 2
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.37% -2.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £19.50 £27.38 £31.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £53.09 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% -9.64%

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 19,057 19,050 19,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.16% 19.00% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,330 11,701 12,431
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 891 841 862
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.41% -1.82%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -155 406 £450 - 85
UK excluding London -122 258 £400 +5.26% 52
London -94 174 £500 -1.48% 39
South East -54 140 £413 -8.33% 13
Scotland +2 28 £400 +23.08% 5
North of England -34 27 £400 +14.29% 16
Midlands -40 27 £375 +10.29% 9
East of England -14 17 £450 +1.69% 6
South West -36 16 £425 +13.33% 2
East Midlands -2 14 £450 +25.35%
North West -13 13 £363 +6.62% 11
West Midlands -36 13 £375 +10.29% 9
Yorkshire -18 11 £450 +48.76% 4
North East -17 3 £400 +6.67% 1
Wales -20 2 £400 +23.27% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 317 (70.92%) Project Management
2 316 (70.69%) PRINCE2
3 270 (60.40%) PMP
4 249 (55.70%) PMI
5 189 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (32.21%) Finance
7 119 (26.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 109 (24.38%) PMO
9 98 (21.92%) Degree
10 89 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
11 85 (19.02%) Microsoft
11 85 (19.02%) Microsoft Project
12 73 (16.33%) Telecoms
13 72 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
14 66 (14.77%) ITIL
15 64 (14.32%) Project Governance
16 62 (13.87%) PRINCE
17 61 (13.65%) Scrum
17 61 (13.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 55 (12.30%) Programme Management
19 52 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
19 52 (11.63%) Matrix Organization
20 51 (11.41%) Migration
21 50 (11.19%) Change Management
22 45 (10.07%) Risk Management
23 43 (9.62%) Project Planning
24 40 (8.95%) Data Centre
25 39 (8.72%) Waterfall
26 38 (8.50%) Security Cleared
26 38 (8.50%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.46%) CMS
2 11 (2.46%) Drupal
3 10 (2.24%) MS Project Server
4 7 (1.57%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.12%) Confluence
5 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.45%) CICS
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (19.02%) Microsoft Project
2 52 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 26 (5.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Maya
6 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.67%) TrackWise
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.45%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.22%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.22%) Finacle
7 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.92%) Office 365
3 8 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.57%) Yammer
5 6 (1.34%) IaaS
5 6 (1.34%) PaaS
6 5 (1.12%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.12%) SaaS
7 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.89%) Trello
8 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.45%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.45%) Slack
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) BlueKai
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.36%) LAN
1 15 (3.36%) WAN
2 14 (3.13%) Value-Added Service
3 11 (2.46%) 2G
3 11 (2.46%) 3G
3 11 (2.46%) 4G
3 11 (2.46%) 5G
4 8 (1.79%) Firewall
4 8 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.34%) 2.5G
5 6 (1.34%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (1.34%) Skype
6 5 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (1.12%) SAN
7 4 (0.89%) DNS
7 4 (0.89%) Internet
7 4 (0.89%) Intranet
7 4 (0.89%) VPN
7 4 (0.89%) Wireless
8 3 (0.67%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.46%) Power BI
2 8 (1.79%) Big Data
2 8 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) MySQL
5 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.67%) Spotfire
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.45%) DB2
6 2 (0.45%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (5.82%) JIRA
2 5 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) GitLab
3 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) VersionOne
General
1 144 (32.21%) Finance
2 73 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.70%) Marketing
5 20 (4.47%) Banking
5 20 (4.47%) Retail
6 19 (4.25%) Legal
6 19 (4.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.46%) Games
8 7 (1.57%) Front Office
8 7 (1.57%) Military
9 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.34%) Law
10 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.12%) Automotive
10 5 (1.12%) Billing
10 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.12%) Publishing
11 3 (0.67%) Back Office
11 3 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 277 (61.97%) Project Manager
2 63 (14.09%) IT Manager
3 59 (13.20%) IT Project Manager
4 29 (6.49%) Analyst
4 29 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
5 28 (6.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 25 (5.59%) Programme Manager
7 19 (4.25%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.03%) Senior Manager
9 17 (3.80%) Agile Project Manager
10 16 (3.58%) Coordinator
10 16 (3.58%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (3.58%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
10 16 (3.58%) Senior Project Manager
11 15 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
11 15 (3.36%) Project Coordinator
12 13 (2.91%) Scrum Master
13 11 (2.46%) Security Manager
14 9 (2.01%) Applications Manager
14 9 (2.01%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.01%) .NET
1 9 (2.01%) HTML
1 9 (2.01%) Middleware
2 6 (1.34%) Web Services
3 5 (1.12%) Flash
3 5 (1.12%) OAuth
3 5 (1.12%) SAML
4 4 (0.89%) Spring
5 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.45%) D3.js
5 2 (0.45%) EDI
5 2 (0.45%) LDAP
5 2 (0.45%) OpenID
5 2 (0.45%) REST
5 2 (0.45%) Velocity
5 2 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.22%) Jinja
6 1 (0.22%) Kafka
6 1 (0.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 249 (55.70%) PMI
2 72 (16.11%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.95%) Data Centre
4 36 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (5.15%) Virtual Team
6 22 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.68%) Social Media
7 12 (2.68%) User Experience
8 9 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.34%) Life Science
10 5 (1.12%) Equities
10 5 (1.12%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.12%) FMCG
11 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) iPhone
13 2 (0.45%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.70%) Windows
2 10 (2.24%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.34%) Android
3 6 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.12%) Linux
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.67%) Unix
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (70.92%) Project Management
2 316 (70.69%) PRINCE2
3 189 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (26.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (14.77%) ITIL
7 64 (14.32%) Project Governance
8 62 (13.87%) PRINCE
9 61 (13.65%) Scrum
10 55 (12.30%) Programme Management
11 52 (11.63%) Matrix Organization
12 51 (11.41%) Migration
13 50 (11.19%) Change Management
14 45 (10.07%) Risk Management
15 43 (9.62%) Project Planning
16 39 (8.72%) Waterfall
17 37 (8.28%) Change Control
17 37 (8.28%) Matrix Management
18 35 (7.83%) Dependency Management
19 33 (7.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.37%) Java
2 17 (3.80%) C
3 11 (2.46%) SQL
4 9 (2.01%) VB
5 7 (1.57%) PHP
5 7 (1.57%) Python
6 5 (1.12%) C#
6 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.89%) C++
7 4 (0.89%) Perl
8 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.45%) COBOL
9 2 (0.45%) PL/1
9 2 (0.45%) R
9 2 (0.45%) REXX
9 2 (0.45%) Ruby
9 2 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) ABAP
10 1 (0.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 270 (60.40%) PMP
2 98 (21.92%) Degree
3 61 (13.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 38 (8.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.25%) Master's Degree
7 11 (2.46%) CBAP
7 11 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (2.01%) MBA
9 8 (1.79%) CAPM
9 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.57%) APMP
10 7 (1.57%) CCNA
10 7 (1.57%) ISEB
11 6 (1.34%) CISSP
11 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.34%) PgMP
12 5 (1.12%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (24.38%) PMO
2 36 (8.05%) QA
3 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.57%) SLA
4 6 (1.34%) P3O
5 5 (1.12%) GDPR
5 5 (1.12%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.67%) GxP
7 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) ACF2
2 2 (0.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.45%) KVM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.45%) RACF
2 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.22%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.67%) Ansible
2 3 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) Salt
3 2 (0.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.22%) MOM
4 1 (0.22%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.92%) Cisco
3 20 (4.47%) Oracle
4 19 (4.25%) SAP
5 16 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.91%) Remedy
7 10 (2.24%) Huawei
8 9 (2.01%) Citrix
9 7 (1.57%) Xerox
10 6 (1.34%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.34%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.12%) Tableau
12 4 (0.89%) Demandware
12 4 (0.89%) HP
12 4 (0.89%) IBM
12 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.89%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.67%) CA
13 3 (0.67%) Google
13 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards