Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 434 477
Rank change year-on-year -8 +43 -127
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 187 319 463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 2.18% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 203 307
Median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -6.03%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £293
90th Percentile £725 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.18% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Median hourly rate £44.25 £50.25 £31.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.94% +57.28% -14.80%
10th Percentile £28.45 £33.75 £13.72
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.63 £40.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -47.62% +40.00% -1.32%

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 10,505 14,614 19,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 21.48% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,816 9,498 11,916
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 574 860
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% +14.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.35 £51.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £26.67 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.24% -3.02% +10.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PMI Certification in the UK

PMI Certification
Top 13 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 26 February 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 +7 161 £525 +16.67% 68
London +56 88 £575 +21.05% 23
UK excluding London +21 73 £447 +5.18% 46
Work from Home -195 37 £525 +44.83% 7
South East +51 33 £575 +55.41% 14
East of England +29 12 £461 -8.66% 6
Scotland +36 10 £380 -5.00% 1
South West +77 9 £375 -16.67% 5
Midlands +45 6 £403 -10.56% 11
West Midlands +35 5 £340 -53.10% 10
North of England +52 4 £441 +20.00% 8
North West +40 4 £441 +20.82% 5
East Midlands +21 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 126 (67.38%) PMP
2 123 (65.78%) PRINCE2
3 116 (62.03%) Project Management
4 85 (45.45%) PMI
5 82 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (34.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (26.20%) Finance
8 45 (24.06%) Degree
8 45 (24.06%) Project Delivery
9 42 (22.46%) Programme Management
10 31 (16.58%) ITIL
11 30 (16.04%) Change Management
12 29 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (14.44%) Telecoms
14 24 (12.83%) Microsoft
14 24 (12.83%) SDLC
15 22 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 22 (11.76%) Scrum
16 21 (11.23%) Risk Management
16 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Project
16 21 (11.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (10.70%) C
18 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
18 19 (10.16%) PMBOK
18 19 (10.16%) PMO
18 19 (10.16%) Business Case
19 18 (9.63%) CRM
19 18 (9.63%) ERP
20 17 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel

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 7 (3.74%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (7.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) NetSuite
1 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.60%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.60%) Workfront
3 2 (1.07%) Changepoint
3 2 (1.07%) iTrent
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.53%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.42%) Azure
2 10 (5.35%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (4.28%) SaaS
4 7 (3.74%) PaaS
5 5 (2.67%) AWS
5 5 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.14%) Asana
6 4 (2.14%) Force.com
6 4 (2.14%) Google Docs
6 4 (2.14%) IaaS
6 4 (2.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (2.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (1.07%) ServiceMax
7 2 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.53%) G Suite
8 1 (0.53%) GCP
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) 2G
1 16 (8.56%) 5G
2 14 (7.49%) GSM
2 14 (7.49%) MVNO
2 14 (7.49%) Packet Switching
3 4 (2.14%) 3G
3 4 (2.14%) 4G
3 4 (2.14%) Skype
4 3 (1.60%) Internet
5 2 (1.07%) LTE
5 2 (1.07%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.07%) WAN
6 1 (0.53%) FTP
6 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.53%) PBX
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SMTP
6 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.60%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.07%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Power BI
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (26.20%) Finance
2 27 (14.44%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.95%) Legal
3 13 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.88%) Banking
4 11 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (3.21%) Billing
5 6 (3.21%) German Language
6 5 (2.67%) Italian Language
6 5 (2.67%) Retail
6 5 (2.67%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.14%) French Language
7 4 (2.14%) Marketing
8 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.07%) Law
8 2 (1.07%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 99 (52.94%) Project Manager
2 16 (8.56%) Technical Manager
3 15 (8.02%) Programme Manager
3 15 (8.02%) Technical Project Manager
4 14 (7.49%) IT Manager
5 13 (6.95%) IT Project Manager
6 12 (6.42%) Analyst
6 12 (6.42%) Consultant
7 11 (5.88%) Senior Manager
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (4.28%) Transformation Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Salesforce Project Manager
11 5 (2.67%) SAP Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Transformation Programme Manager
12 4 (2.14%) Agile Project Manager
12 4 (2.14%) Project Control Officer
12 4 (2.14%) Salesforce Consultant
12 4 (2.14%) Salesforce Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.67%) REST
1 5 (2.67%) SOAP
2 4 (2.14%) Visualforce
3 3 (1.60%) EDI
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (45.45%) PMI
2 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.81%) Virtual Team
4 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.60%) FMCG
6 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.60%) Life Science
6 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.07%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.07%) Industry 4.0
7 2 (1.07%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.07%) NHS
7 2 (1.07%) Social Media
8 1 (0.53%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.07%) Linux
1 2 (1.07%) Windows
2 1 (0.53%) CentOS
2 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (65.78%) PRINCE2
2 116 (62.03%) Project Management
3 82 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (34.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (24.06%) Project Delivery
6 42 (22.46%) Programme Management
7 31 (16.58%) ITIL
8 30 (16.04%) Change Management
9 29 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (12.83%) SDLC
11 22 (11.76%) Scrum
12 21 (11.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (11.23%) Risk Management
13 19 (10.16%) Business Case
14 18 (9.63%) CRM
14 18 (9.63%) ERP
15 17 (9.09%) Process Improvement
16 16 (8.56%) Migration
17 15 (8.02%) Decision-Making
18 14 (7.49%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.70%) C
2 4 (2.14%) Apex Code
3 3 (1.60%) Java
3 3 (1.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.07%) Python
4 2 (1.07%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) Perl
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 126 (67.38%) PMP
2 45 (24.06%) Degree
3 22 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (8.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (5.35%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.81%) CAPM
7 8 (4.28%) APMP
8 7 (3.74%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.60%) MBA
10 3 (1.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (1.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (1.07%) CBAP
11 2 (1.07%) IIBA
11 2 (1.07%) ISEB
11 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.07%) MCP
12 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.16%) PMBOK
1 19 (10.16%) PMO
2 6 (3.21%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) GDPR
3 3 (1.60%) WCAG
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.07%) SLA
5 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.53%) GMP
5 1 (0.53%) GxP
5 1 (0.53%) IFRS
5 1 (0.53%) MiFID
5 1 (0.53%) NIST
5 1 (0.53%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.53%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.56%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (8.02%) SAP
4 7 (3.74%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.21%) Google
6 5 (2.67%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.60%) Pegasus
7 3 (1.60%) Workday
8 2 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.07%) Cisco
8 2 (1.07%) Dell
8 2 (1.07%) GoldenSource
8 2 (1.07%) Juniper
8 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.07%) Oracle
8 2 (1.07%) Planview
8 2 (1.07%) Progress
8 2 (1.07%) Siemens
8 2 (1.07%) Snow
9 1 (0.53%) VMware