Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 384 405 331
Rank change year-on-year +21 -74 +13
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 544 609 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.18% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 387 538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £406
% change year-on-year - +4.62% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 15
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £27.81 £29.10 £28.56
90th Percentile £55.78 £45.00 £54.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% -

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 17,198 19,128 18,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 18.71% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,433 11,336 11,259
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 931 938
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £22.93 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.00% -22.92% +8.18%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +56.52% -25.81% +10.71%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +10 511 £475 +2.70% 69
UK excluding London +25 327 £425 - 56
London +8 207 £525 +5.00% 20
South East -15 136 £450 +4.65% 18
North of England +77 61 £438 +21.53% 12
East of England +21 39 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands +29 35 £411 +11.15% 11
South West +5 30 £463 +8.82% 5
North West +23 26 £419 +16.32% 2
Yorkshire +33 20 £466 +33.00% 9
East Midlands +23 19 £400 +8.11% 3
Scotland +29 16 £413 +11.49% 4
West Midlands +17 16 £525 +40.00% 8
North East +32 15 £455 +30.00% 1
Wales +10 9 £390 -8.24% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 415 (76.29%) PRINCE2
2 352 (64.71%) Project Management
3 316 (58.09%) PMP
4 255 (46.88%) PMI
5 203 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
6 202 (37.13%) Finance
7 166 (30.51%) Project Delivery
8 140 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 101 (18.57%) Microsoft Project
10 99 (18.20%) Degree
11 95 (17.46%) Migration
12 91 (16.73%) Microsoft
13 89 (16.36%) ITIL
14 88 (16.18%) PMO
15 86 (15.81%) PRINCE
16 83 (15.26%) Telecoms
17 77 (14.15%) Microsoft Excel
18 76 (13.97%) Risk Management
19 74 (13.60%) Programme Management
20 70 (12.87%) Waterfall
21 59 (10.85%) Scrum
21 59 (10.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 59 (10.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 54 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 52 (9.56%) Change Management
24 51 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
25 50 (9.19%) SDLC
26 49 (9.01%) Security Cleared
27 48 (8.82%) Change Control
28 46 (8.46%) SharePoint

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 46 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.10%) Confluence
5 4 (0.74%) CMS
5 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.74%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 101 (18.57%) Microsoft Project
2 77 (14.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (9.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (5.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.92%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.55%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.37%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.37%) Primavera
5 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.37%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.15%) Office 365
2 23 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (1.65%) Power Platform
4 7 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.29%) SaaS
5 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.55%) Slack
6 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.55%) Yammer
7 2 (0.37%) Trello
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Flowdock
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) npm
8 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.23%) 2G
2 21 (3.86%) 3G
2 21 (3.86%) 4G
3 16 (2.94%) 5G
3 16 (2.94%) Firewall
4 14 (2.57%) LAN
5 13 (2.39%) Skype
5 13 (2.39%) WAN
6 12 (2.21%) Intranet
7 11 (2.02%) 2.5G
8 9 (1.65%) Unified Communications
9 8 (1.47%) DWDM
10 7 (1.29%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.29%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.74%) ADSL
12 3 (0.55%) BGP
12 3 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (0.55%) VPN
13 2 (0.37%) IOS XR
13 2 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.86%) Big Data
3 18 (3.31%) Apache Hive
3 18 (3.31%) Impala
4 9 (1.65%) Power BI
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.92%) SAP HANA
6 4 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.74%) MS Access
6 4 (0.74%) QlikView
7 2 (0.37%) GIS
7 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 28 (5.15%) JIRA
2 11 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.92%) Balsamiq
4 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.18%) CA Flowdock
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Grunt
5 1 (0.18%) gulp
5 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.18%) VersionOne
General
1 202 (37.13%) Finance
2 83 (15.26%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.17%) Public Sector
4 38 (6.99%) Banking
5 23 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.86%) Retail
7 17 (3.13%) Financial Institution
8 15 (2.76%) Legal
9 10 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.47%) Local Government
11 7 (1.29%) Front Office
11 7 (1.29%) Marketing
11 7 (1.29%) Military
12 5 (0.92%) Back Office
12 5 (0.92%) French Language
12 5 (0.92%) Law
12 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.74%) Publishing
14 3 (0.55%) Electronics
14 3 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 305 (56.07%) Project Manager
2 50 (9.19%) IT Manager
3 46 (8.46%) Senior Manager
4 45 (8.27%) Analyst
4 45 (8.27%) Infrastructure Manager
4 45 (8.27%) IT Project Manager
5 43 (7.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 41 (7.54%) Senior Project Manager
7 36 (6.62%) Programme Manager
8 28 (5.15%) Business Analyst
9 19 (3.49%) Network Manager
9 19 (3.49%) SAP Manager
10 18 (3.31%) Big Data Engineer
10 18 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (3.31%) Data Engineer
10 18 (3.31%) Project Planner
11 17 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
11 17 (3.13%) Technical Manager
12 16 (2.94%) Network Project Manager
12 16 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.74%) Middleware
2 3 (0.55%) .NET
2 3 (0.55%) OAuth
2 3 (0.55%) OpenID
3 2 (0.37%) ADO
3 2 (0.37%) Node.js
3 2 (0.37%) OAuth2
3 2 (0.37%) React
3 2 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
4 1 (0.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.18%) HTML
4 1 (0.18%) Kafka
4 1 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.18%) SAML
4 1 (0.18%) Velocity
4 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (46.88%) PMI
2 43 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (7.72%) Management Information System
4 33 (6.07%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.23%) Virtual Team
6 18 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.21%) User Experience
8 8 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.10%) Life Science
10 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.92%) Equities
11 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.74%) NHS
12 3 (0.55%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.55%) Derivative
12 3 (0.55%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.55%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.78%) Windows
2 14 (2.57%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.47%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.74%) Android
6 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.37%) Linux
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Unix
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (76.29%) PRINCE2
2 352 (64.71%) Project Management
3 203 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (30.51%) Project Delivery
5 140 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (17.46%) Migration
7 89 (16.36%) ITIL
8 86 (15.81%) PRINCE
9 76 (13.97%) Risk Management
10 74 (13.60%) Programme Management
11 70 (12.87%) Waterfall
12 59 (10.85%) Scrum
13 52 (9.56%) Change Management
14 50 (9.19%) SDLC
15 48 (8.82%) Change Control
16 44 (8.09%) Project Governance
17 40 (7.35%) Dependency Management
18 37 (6.80%) Data Migration
18 37 (6.80%) Project Planning
19 36 (6.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.88%) SQL
2 14 (2.57%) C
3 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.37%) Java
4 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.37%) Python
4 2 (0.37%) Ruby
4 2 (0.37%) VB
5 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.18%) C++
5 1 (0.18%) Perl
5 1 (0.18%) PHP
5 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.18%) VBA
5 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 316 (58.09%) PMP
2 99 (18.20%) Degree
3 59 (10.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 59 (10.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 49 (9.01%) Security Cleared
5 34 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.57%) Master's Degree
7 13 (2.39%) ISEB
8 12 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.02%) APMG
9 11 (2.02%) CISSP
10 10 (1.84%) CBAP
11 9 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.65%) CISM
12 7 (1.29%) APMP
13 5 (0.92%) CCNA
13 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.92%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.74%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (16.18%) PMO
2 20 (3.68%) QA
3 14 (2.57%) SLA
4 11 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.47%) P3O
6 7 (1.29%) GDPR
6 7 (1.29%) NIST
7 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.55%) COBIT
9 3 (0.55%) GxP
9 3 (0.55%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.55%) SEPA
10 2 (0.37%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) MOM
3 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.37%) Nessus
3 2 (0.37%) QRadar
3 2 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) OPNET
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Salt
4 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.17%) SAP
3 37 (6.80%) Oracle
4 23 (4.23%) Informatica
5 20 (3.68%) Cisco
6 18 (3.31%) Cloudera
7 13 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.02%) Citrix
9 6 (1.10%) Ariba
9 6 (1.10%) Remedy
10 5 (0.92%) Infor
10 5 (0.92%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.92%) Juniper
10 5 (0.92%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.92%) Tableau
10 5 (0.92%) VMware
11 4 (0.74%) Google
11 4 (0.74%) IFS
11 4 (0.74%) Workday
12 3 (0.55%) CA Agile Central