Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 441 440 451
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -71
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 238 214 477
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 1.83% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 122 290
10th Percentile £350 £288 £298
25th Percentile £400 £355 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £575
90th Percentile £725 £635 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
10th Percentile £28.05 £31.89 £13.72
25th Percentile £29.25 £44.34 £20.62
Median hourly rate £32.50 £55.75 £29.90
Median % change year-on-year -41.70% +86.45% -40.99%
75th Percentile £38.75 £62.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £63.60 £59.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £59.00 £29.90
% change year-on-year -40.68% +97.32% -40.99%

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 11,629 11,691 17,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 22.88% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,601 7,488 11,131
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £573 £563
90th Percentile £653 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 471 750
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £12.56
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.55 £17.09
Median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.83% - +36.67%
75th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £46.99
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.11 £25.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +41.59% -10.53% +26.67%

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021. 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 +14 196 £510 +11.17% 59
London -8 105 £550 +4.51% 21
UK excluding London +28 88 £425 - 39
Work from Home -212 61 £499 +37.59% 5
South East +24 32 £575 +43.75% 15
East of England +17 15 £425 -14.57% 4
Midlands +17 14 £360 -12.73% 7
Scotland -8 11 £388 +1.97% 1
South West +38 9 £444 -13.37% 3
East Midlands +24 8 £380 -7.88% 1
North of England +25 6 £461 +31.57% 9
West Midlands - 6 £355 - 6
North West +10 5 £446 +32.15% 8
Wales +13 2 £450 -14.29%
Yorkshire +22 1 £575 +64.29% 1

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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.

1 166 (69.75%) PMP
2 161 (67.65%) Project Management
3 139 (58.40%) PRINCE2
4 119 (50.00%) PMI
5 106 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (37.39%) Social Skills
7 86 (36.13%) Finance
8 78 (32.77%) Degree
9 60 (25.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (18.91%) ITIL
11 44 (18.49%) Project Delivery
12 38 (15.97%) Scrum
13 37 (15.55%) Business Case
14 36 (15.13%) Programme Management
15 35 (14.71%) Migration
16 34 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 33 (13.87%) SAP
18 32 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (13.45%) PMO
19 31 (13.03%) Change Management
20 30 (12.61%) Microsoft Project
21 26 (10.92%) Risk Management
21 26 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
22 25 (10.50%) SDLC
22 25 (10.50%) Waterfall
23 24 (10.08%) JIRA
23 24 (10.08%) CRM
23 24 (10.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 24 (10.08%) Decision-Making
24 23 (9.66%) 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 13 (5.46%) Confluence
2 6 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.84%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Drupal
4 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (12.61%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (3.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.26%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.26%) Workfront
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.84%) iTrent
3 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.42%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.40%) Azure
2 9 (3.78%) Google Docs
3 8 (3.36%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (3.36%) SaaS
4 6 (2.52%) AWS
4 6 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.10%) PaaS
6 4 (1.68%) Force.com
6 4 (1.68%) IaaS
6 4 (1.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.26%) Smartsheet
8 2 (0.84%) Asana
8 2 (0.84%) GCP
8 2 (0.84%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.42%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.94%) 5G
2 6 (2.52%) WAN
3 5 (2.10%) 2G
3 5 (2.10%) GSM
3 5 (2.10%) MVNO
3 5 (2.10%) Packet Switching
4 4 (1.68%) Firewall
4 4 (1.68%) Internet
4 4 (1.68%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.84%) 3G
5 2 (0.84%) 4G
5 2 (0.84%) LTE
5 2 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.42%) ICMP
6 1 (0.42%) MPLS
6 1 (0.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.42%) SMTP
6 1 (0.42%) TETRA
6 1 (0.42%) VLAN
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.68%) Data Lake
2 4 (1.68%) SAP HANA
2 4 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.42%) GIS
4 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.42%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.42%) Power BI
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 24 (10.08%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (37.39%) Social Skills
2 86 (36.13%) Finance
3 26 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (9.66%) Telecoms
5 19 (7.98%) Influencing Skills
6 18 (7.56%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (7.56%) Public Sector
7 16 (6.72%) Banking
7 16 (6.72%) Legal
8 14 (5.88%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (4.20%) Manufacturing
9 10 (4.20%) Marketing
9 10 (4.20%) Retail
10 8 (3.36%) Billing
11 7 (2.94%) French Language
11 7 (2.94%) German Language
11 7 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (2.52%) Italian Language
13 5 (2.10%) Spanish Language
14 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 137 (57.56%) Project Manager
2 29 (12.18%) IT Manager
3 27 (11.34%) IT Project Manager
4 26 (10.92%) Technical Manager
5 24 (10.08%) Technical Project Manager
6 18 (7.56%) Analyst
7 17 (7.14%) Programme Manager
8 15 (6.30%) Senior Manager
9 13 (5.46%) Consultant
9 13 (5.46%) Senior Project Manager
10 10 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (2.94%) SAP Manager
13 6 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
13 6 (2.52%) Applications Manager
13 6 (2.52%) Architect
13 6 (2.52%) SAP Project Manager
13 6 (2.52%) Senior IT Manager
13 6 (2.52%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.68%) REST
1 4 (1.68%) SOAP
1 4 (1.68%) Velocity
1 4 (1.68%) Visualforce
2 3 (1.26%) EDI
3 2 (0.84%) SAML
3 2 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) J2EE
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) OAuth
4 1 (0.42%) OpenID
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.42%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 119 (50.00%) PMI
2 14 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.20%) Virtual Team
4 9 (3.78%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.68%) FMCG
7 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) Social Media
8 2 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.84%) Life Science
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) Replication
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.46%) Windows
2 4 (1.68%) Linux
3 2 (0.84%) Unix
3 2 (0.84%) VMS
3 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (67.65%) Project Management
2 139 (58.40%) PRINCE2
3 106 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (25.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (18.91%) ITIL
6 44 (18.49%) Project Delivery
7 38 (15.97%) Scrum
8 37 (15.55%) Business Case
9 36 (15.13%) Programme Management
10 35 (14.71%) Migration
11 32 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (13.03%) Change Management
13 26 (10.92%) Risk Management
14 25 (10.50%) SDLC
14 25 (10.50%) Waterfall
15 24 (10.08%) CRM
15 24 (10.08%) Decision-Making
16 22 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (8.82%) PRINCE
18 19 (7.98%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.20%) SQL
2 8 (3.36%) C
3 4 (1.68%) Apex Code
3 4 (1.68%) Java
3 4 (1.68%) VB
4 2 (0.84%) ABAP
4 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.84%) Python
5 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.42%) C++
5 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.42%) Perl
5 1 (0.42%) PHP
5 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (69.75%) PMP
2 78 (32.77%) Degree
3 24 (10.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.20%) CAPM
6 10 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.36%) APMP
8 4 (1.68%) CBAP
8 4 (1.68%) ISEB
8 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.68%) MCP
9 3 (1.26%) IIBA
9 3 (1.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (1.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.84%) CEH
10 2 (0.84%) CISA
10 2 (0.84%) CISM
10 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.45%) PMO
2 17 (7.14%) QA
3 7 (2.94%) PMBOK
4 5 (2.10%) GRC
4 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.26%) GDPR
6 2 (0.84%) IFRS
6 2 (0.84%) NIST
6 2 (0.84%) P3O
6 2 (0.84%) SLA
7 1 (0.42%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.42%) GMP
7 1 (0.42%) GxP
7 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.42%) MiFID
7 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Terraform
2 1 (0.42%) QRadar
2 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.87%) SAP
3 20 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.62%) Google
5 10 (4.20%) Oracle
6 8 (3.36%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.94%) JD Edwards
8 6 (2.52%) VMware
9 5 (2.10%) Workday
10 4 (1.68%) Cisco
10 4 (1.68%) Dell
10 4 (1.68%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.68%) Snow
11 3 (1.26%) Ariba
11 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.26%) Pegasus
12 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.84%) GoldenSource
12 2 (0.84%) HP
12 2 (0.84%) Planview