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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 342 432 433
Rank change year-on-year +90 +1 +19
Contract jobs citing PMI Certification 619 267 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 2.25% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 190 122
10th Percentile £363 £350 £288
25th Percentile £413 £401 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £507 £453
Median % change year-on-year -1.32% +11.97% +0.56%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £550
90th Percentile £650 £725 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +9.88% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 3 4
10th Percentile - £28.05 £31.89
25th Percentile £39.75 £29.25 £44.34
Median hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £55.75
Median % change year-on-year +36.92% -41.70% +92.57%
75th Percentile £49.25 £38.75 £62.25
90th Percentile £54.90 £41.75 £63.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year +54.29% -40.68% +97.32%

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 17,346 11,855 11,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.81% 20.33% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,565 7,722 7,171
10th Percentile £350 £305 £264
25th Percentile £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £574
90th Percentile £701 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 752 566 444
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.06 £14.75
25th Percentile £19.98 £18.21 £18.20
Median hourly rate £44.50 £36.30 £30.53
Median % change year-on-year +22.58% +18.93% +1.75%
75th Percentile £58.75 £50.16 £49.19
90th Percentile £67.48 £62.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.66% +32.36% -14.72%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +53 504 £500 -4.76% 36
Work from Home +47 348 £500 -4.76% 11
London +29 259 £525 -4.55% 6
UK excluding London +52 230 £473 +9.88% 34
South East +26 100 £518 -13.75% 12
South West -6 37 £500 +11.11% 2
Midlands -35 26 £407 +12.92% 7
East of England -23 20 £375 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -35 20 £444 +25.00% 3
North of England -45 20 £390 -15.31% 8
Scotland 0 16 £513 +32.26% 1
Yorkshire -22 11 £390 -32.17% 4
North West -30 9 £388 -13.12% 4
Wales -6 7 £479 +6.50% 2
East Midlands -27 6 £310 -13.89% 4
Channel Islands - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 470 (75.93%) Project Management
2 412 (66.56%) PMP
3 400 (64.62%) PRINCE2
4 283 (45.72%) Agile
5 275 (44.43%) Finance
6 260 (42.00%) Social Skills
7 254 (41.03%) PMI
8 237 (38.29%) Project Delivery
9 163 (26.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 151 (24.39%) Degree
11 140 (22.62%) Scrum
12 128 (20.68%) PMO
13 126 (20.36%) Microsoft Project
14 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
15 98 (15.83%) Change Management
16 88 (14.22%) JIRA
16 88 (14.22%) Security Cleared
17 85 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (12.92%) Waterfall
19 79 (12.76%) Telecoms
20 78 (12.60%) Risk Management
21 76 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
21 76 (12.28%) SC Cleared
22 75 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
23 72 (11.63%) Business Case
23 72 (11.63%) Migration
24 71 (11.47%) Project Planning
25 70 (11.31%) Programme Management
26 66 (10.66%) Presentation Skills
27 65 (10.50%) 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 21 (3.39%) Confluence
2 16 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.65%) CMS
5 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 126 (20.36%) Microsoft Project
2 62 (10.02%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Maximo
2 7 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.65%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.32%) Primavera
5 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.16%) Shopify
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.21%) Azure
2 27 (4.36%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (3.88%) Power Platform
4 20 (3.23%) AWS
5 15 (2.42%) SaaS
6 13 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (1.78%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.78%) Azure Functions
7 11 (1.78%) Azure Monitor
7 11 (1.78%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 11 (1.78%) Serverless
8 8 (1.29%) GCP
9 7 (1.13%) Smartsheet
10 6 (0.97%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.97%) Trello
11 5 (0.81%) Google Docs
12 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.32%) Azure Logic Apps
13 2 (0.32%) IaaS
13 2 (0.32%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) 4G
1 14 (2.26%) 5G
1 14 (2.26%) Internet
1 14 (2.26%) VoLTE
1 14 (2.26%) WAN
2 13 (2.10%) 2G
2 13 (2.10%) 3G
3 10 (1.62%) Unified Communications
4 8 (1.29%) Skype
5 6 (0.97%) Firewall
6 5 (0.81%) LAN
6 5 (0.81%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.48%) IPsec
7 3 (0.48%) Network Security
7 3 (0.48%) SSL
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) MPLS
8 2 (0.32%) VPN
8 2 (0.32%) Wireless
9 1 (0.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.88%) Power BI
2 20 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.58%) Data Lake
4 10 (1.62%) GIS
5 9 (1.45%) Big Data
6 7 (1.13%) Geospatial Data
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.81%) Informix
8 5 (0.81%) MySQL
8 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.48%) Tableau
10 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.32%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.16%) Metadata
11 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (14.22%) JIRA
2 13 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) GitLab
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 275 (44.43%) Finance
2 260 (42.00%) Social Skills
3 79 (12.76%) Telecoms
4 75 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (10.66%) Presentation Skills
6 58 (9.37%) Influencing Skills
7 48 (7.75%) Legal
8 33 (5.33%) Local Government
9 32 (5.17%) Aviation
10 31 (5.01%) Public Sector
11 30 (4.85%) Banking
12 26 (4.20%) Marketing
13 18 (2.91%) Retail
14 16 (2.58%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.78%) Manufacturing
16 9 (1.45%) German Language
17 8 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (1.13%) Publishing
19 6 (0.97%) Automotive
19 6 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 336 (54.28%) Project Manager
2 83 (13.41%) IT Manager
3 75 (12.12%) IT Project Manager
4 50 (8.08%) Analyst
5 40 (6.46%) Infrastructure Manager
5 40 (6.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 39 (6.30%) Business Analyst
7 38 (6.14%) Programme Manager
8 37 (5.98%) Project Officer
9 29 (4.68%) Senior Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Security Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Security Project Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Telecoms Manager
10 20 (3.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 19 (3.07%) Migration Manager
11 19 (3.07%) Transformation Manager
12 18 (2.91%) Migration Project Manager
13 17 (2.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.78%) Kafka
1 11 (1.78%) Spark Streaming
2 10 (1.62%) ADO
3 6 (0.97%) JSON
3 6 (0.97%) XML
4 5 (0.81%) HTML
5 4 (0.65%) Node.js
6 3 (0.48%) REST
6 3 (0.48%) SOAP
6 3 (0.48%) XSLT
7 2 (0.32%) EDI
7 2 (0.32%) Middleware
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.16%) IDoc
8 1 (0.16%) Keras
8 1 (0.16%) Lightning Web Components
8 1 (0.16%) Pandas
8 1 (0.16%) React
8 1 (0.16%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.16%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 254 (41.03%) PMI
2 37 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.85%) Kinect
5 24 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.94%) Legacy Systems
8 11 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.45%) FMCG
10 7 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (0.81%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.65%) EPoS
12 4 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.65%) Replication
12 4 (0.65%) User Experience
13 3 (0.48%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.48%) IoT
13 3 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.01%) Windows
2 7 (1.13%) Unix
3 6 (0.97%) Linux
4 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (75.93%) Project Management
2 400 (64.62%) PRINCE2
3 283 (45.72%) Agile
4 237 (38.29%) Project Delivery
5 163 (26.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 140 (22.62%) Scrum
7 98 (15.83%) Change Management
8 85 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (12.92%) Waterfall
10 78 (12.60%) Risk Management
11 76 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 72 (11.63%) Business Case
12 72 (11.63%) Migration
13 71 (11.47%) Project Planning
14 70 (11.31%) Programme Management
15 64 (10.34%) Matrix Organization
16 63 (10.18%) ITIL
16 63 (10.18%) Project Governance
17 60 (9.69%) Kanban
18 59 (9.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.04%) SQL
2 18 (2.91%) C
3 12 (1.94%) C#
3 12 (1.94%) Java
3 12 (1.94%) Python
4 11 (1.78%) Bash
4 11 (1.78%) PowerShell
5 6 (0.97%) VB
6 4 (0.65%) ABAP
7 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.32%) Ada
9 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.16%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 412 (66.56%) PMP
2 151 (24.39%) Degree
3 88 (14.22%) Security Cleared
4 76 (12.28%) SC Cleared
5 65 (10.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 64 (10.34%) APMP
7 56 (9.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 21 (3.39%) CBAP
9 17 (2.75%) CAPM
10 14 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.78%) FFIEC
11 11 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.62%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.97%) CISM
13 6 (0.97%) CISSP
13 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.81%) ISEB
14 5 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.81%) MBA
15 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (20.68%) PMO
2 21 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 20 (3.23%) QA
4 16 (2.58%) NIST
5 11 (1.78%) GLBA
5 11 (1.78%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.62%) MiFID
7 8 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (1.13%) SLA
9 5 (0.81%) P3O
10 4 (0.65%) GRC
10 4 (0.65%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.32%) GDPR
12 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.16%) GxP
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.16%) NCSC
12 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.65%) SCCM
3 3 (0.48%) Terraform
4 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.91%) Remedy
2 18 (2.91%) SAP
3 17 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (2.26%) Cisco
4 14 (2.26%) Oracle
5 12 (1.94%) ServiceNow
6 11 (1.78%) Databricks
7 10 (1.62%) Google
7 10 (1.62%) VMware
8 9 (1.45%) IBM
9 7 (1.13%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.65%) Anaplan
10 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.65%) Genesys
11 3 (0.48%) Arista
11 3 (0.48%) Artemis
11 3 (0.48%) Avaya
11 3 (0.48%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.48%) Planview