Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 432 336 345
Rank change year-on-year -96 +9 -40
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 544 734 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.75% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.98% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 538 486
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £302
90th Percentile £652 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -13.89% +23.29%
10th Percentile £31.05 £27.90 £37.50
90th Percentile £44.88 £54.25 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11% -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 18,911 18,443 22,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.94% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,178 11,181 14,166
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
10th Percentile £245 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 891 825
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.17 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.61
% change year-on-year -21.88% +15.90% +15.04%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2018.

Contractor 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 24 September 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 -101 503 £475 +5.56% 76
UK excluding London -78 299 £425 +6.25% 51
London -75 235 £500 -0.25% 30
South East -36 156 £425 -5.56% 10
North of England -50 35 £363 +0.69% 17
Midlands -37 33 £427 +18.47% 8
Scotland -22 30 £375 +13.21% 4
East of England +7 27 £450 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +4 20 £428 +14.13% 5
North West -16 20 £360 +5.88% 12
South West -45 15 £425 -5.56% 6
West Midlands -37 13 £375 +15.38% 2
Yorkshire -26 11 £420 +20.00% 4
North East -31 4 £375 +2.74% 1
Wales -32 4 £425 +41.67% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 392 (72.06%) Project Management
2 385 (70.77%) PMP
3 353 (64.89%) PRINCE2
4 247 (45.40%) PMI
5 228 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (36.95%) Finance
7 153 (28.13%) Degree
8 145 (26.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 97 (17.83%) ITIL
10 96 (17.65%) Project Planning
11 94 (17.28%) Microsoft
11 94 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
12 92 (16.91%) Microsoft Project
13 86 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
14 81 (14.89%) Scrum
15 75 (13.79%) Migration
16 73 (13.42%) Matrix Organization
17 68 (12.50%) Waterfall
18 65 (11.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 63 (11.58%) Security Cleared
20 61 (11.21%) SDLC
21 60 (11.03%) Change Management
22 58 (10.66%) Computer Science
23 53 (9.74%) PRINCE
23 53 (9.74%) PMO
24 49 (9.01%) Project Governance
24 49 (9.01%) QA
25 47 (8.64%) Risk Management
25 47 (8.64%) Programme Management
26 46 (8.46%) 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 30 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.84%) CMS
2 10 (1.84%) Drupal
3 8 (1.47%) MS Project Server
4 7 (1.29%) Confluence
4 7 (1.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.55%) CICS
6 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 92 (16.91%) Microsoft Project
2 41 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 32 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.18%) Finacle
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (4.41%) Office 365
2 14 (2.57%) SaaS
3 8 (1.47%) OneDrive
3 8 (1.47%) PaaS
3 8 (1.47%) Yammer
4 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) Trello
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.18%) Dialogflow
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Serverless
8 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.65%) LAN
1 9 (1.65%) Skype
2 8 (1.47%) WAN
3 7 (1.29%) Intranet
3 7 (1.29%) SMS
4 6 (1.10%) Firewall
5 5 (0.92%) DNS
5 5 (0.92%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.55%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (0.37%) DHCP
7 2 (0.37%) DMZ
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.37%) Network Security
7 2 (0.37%) SMTP
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) MPLS
8 1 (0.18%) SAN
8 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.29%) Power BI
3 5 (0.92%) Big Data
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.37%) DB2
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.18%) OLAP
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (4.96%) JIRA
2 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.55%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.55%) JMeter
3 3 (0.55%) JUnit
3 3 (0.55%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.55%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.55%) Selenium
4 2 (0.37%) Maven
4 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) GitLab
5 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 201 (36.95%) Finance
2 46 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.17%) Marketing
4 36 (6.62%) Retail
5 34 (6.25%) Banking
6 33 (6.07%) Legal
7 23 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 20 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (3.13%) Military
10 13 (2.39%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.65%) Billing
12 8 (1.47%) Front Office
12 8 (1.47%) Games
13 7 (1.29%) Financial Institution
14 6 (1.10%) Law
15 4 (0.74%) Automotive
16 3 (0.55%) Back Office
16 3 (0.55%) Publishing
17 2 (0.37%) Advertising
17 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 338 (62.13%) Project Manager
2 77 (14.15%) IT Manager
3 63 (11.58%) IT Project Manager
4 44 (8.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 44 (8.09%) Senior Manager
5 43 (7.90%) Senior Project Manager
6 38 (6.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 35 (6.43%) Programme Manager
8 33 (6.07%) Analyst
9 31 (5.70%) Coordinator
10 28 (5.15%) Business Analyst
10 28 (5.15%) Project Coordinator
11 21 (3.86%) Agile Project Manager
12 19 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
13 17 (3.13%) Applications Manager
13 17 (3.13%) Applications Project Manager
14 15 (2.76%) Digital Project Manager
14 15 (2.76%) Senior IT Manager
14 15 (2.76%) Senior IT Project Manager
15 14 (2.57%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.02%) Middleware
2 7 (1.29%) REST
3 5 (0.92%) EDI
3 5 (0.92%) HTML
3 5 (0.92%) Web Services
4 4 (0.74%) .NET
4 4 (0.74%) XML
5 3 (0.55%) CSS
5 3 (0.55%) cXML
5 3 (0.55%) jQuery
5 3 (0.55%) Spring
6 2 (0.37%) JSON
6 2 (0.37%) OAuth
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.37%) SAML
6 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) CGI
7 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 247 (45.40%) PMI
2 86 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (10.66%) Computer Science
4 44 (8.09%) Data Centre
5 31 (5.70%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.86%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.21%) User Experience
9 11 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.02%) Social Media
10 10 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.10%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.92%) Equities
12 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.74%) Media Streaming
14 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.55%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.23%) Windows
2 13 (2.39%) Linux
3 7 (1.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.92%) Unix
5 4 (0.74%) VMS
5 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.37%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (72.06%) Project Management
2 353 (64.89%) PRINCE2
3 228 (41.91%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (26.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (17.83%) ITIL
6 96 (17.65%) Project Planning
7 94 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
8 81 (14.89%) Scrum
9 75 (13.79%) Migration
10 73 (13.42%) Matrix Organization
11 68 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 61 (11.21%) SDLC
13 60 (11.03%) Change Management
14 53 (9.74%) PRINCE
15 49 (9.01%) Project Governance
16 47 (8.64%) Programme Management
16 47 (8.64%) Risk Management
17 43 (7.90%) Business Analysis
18 42 (7.72%) Change Control
19 41 (7.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.49%) Java
2 14 (2.57%) SQL
3 8 (1.47%) C
4 7 (1.29%) VB
5 6 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.92%) C#
7 4 (0.74%) Python
8 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.55%) COBOL
9 2 (0.37%) C++
9 2 (0.37%) Perl
9 2 (0.37%) PL/1
9 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.37%) REXX
9 2 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.18%) Java 8
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 385 (70.77%) PMP
2 153 (28.13%) Degree
3 65 (11.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 63 (11.58%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.54%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.15%) Master's Degree
7 25 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (2.94%) CBAP
8 16 (2.94%) MBA
9 13 (2.39%) APMP
9 13 (2.39%) ISEB
9 13 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.39%) PgMP
10 9 (1.65%) CAPM
10 9 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.29%) CCNA
11 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.29%) CISSP
11 7 (1.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.74%) PMO
2 49 (9.01%) QA
3 15 (2.76%) GDPR
4 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.55%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.55%) SEPA
5 3 (0.55%) SLA
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) PSD2
7 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 12 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) ACF2
2 3 (0.55%) RACF
3 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Docker
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) KVM
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.55%) SCCM
1 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.37%) SCOM
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.18%) MOM
3 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 94 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.41%) SAP
3 19 (3.49%) Oracle
4 18 (3.31%) Xerox
5 10 (1.84%) Citrix
5 10 (1.84%) IBM
6 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.65%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.47%) Cisco
8 7 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.10%) HP
10 5 (0.92%) VMware
11 4 (0.74%) Informatica
11 4 (0.74%) Juniper
11 4 (0.74%) NetApp
12 3 (0.55%) Adobe
12 3 (0.55%) Ariba
12 3 (0.55%) CA
12 3 (0.55%) EMC
12 3 (0.55%) Lotus