Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PMI in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMI over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 542 493
Rank change year-on-year -23 -49 +70
Contract jobs citing PMI 319 315 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.00% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 208 295
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £350 £314
90th Percentile £638 £679 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
UK median hourly rate £50.67 £41.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.59% +11.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.67 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +42.73% -21.11% -

PMI is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,913 31,424 34,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,693 20,518 22,449
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,115 1,303
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.69%

PMI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMI.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMI.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -21 296 £450 -1.10% 66
UK excluding London -9 177 £425 -5.56% 39
London -8 141 £483 -3.50% 30
South East -19 75 £465 +3.28% 11
North of England +38 26 £363 -27.50% 14
Midlands +6 24 £340 -18.07% 4
South West +3 15 £550 +30.95% 3
East of England -17 15 £444 +18.33% 4
Yorkshire +11 14 £190 -62.00% 6
West Midlands +5 14 £340 -18.07% 3
North West +15 11 £388 -8.82% 7
East Midlands +14 10 £300 -27.71% 1
Scotland -15 10 £300 -2.04% 2
Wales +3 7 £405 +1.25% 1
Channel Islands +5 5 £500 -
North East +37 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMI 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.

1 318 (99.69%) PMI Certification
2 222 (69.59%) PRINCE2
3 195 (61.13%) Project Management
4 130 (40.75%) PMP
5 107 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (30.72%) Finance
7 88 (27.59%) Degree
8 75 (23.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (21.32%) Project Planning
10 63 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (15.99%) Programme Management
12 41 (12.85%) Microsoft
13 40 (12.54%) ITIL
13 40 (12.54%) Microsoft Project
13 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
14 37 (11.60%) Change Management
15 36 (11.29%) Telecoms
15 36 (11.29%) Banking
16 35 (10.97%) Risk Management
17 34 (10.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 34 (10.66%) PMO
18 33 (10.34%) Manufacturing
18 33 (10.34%) SDLC
19 32 (10.03%) Mentoring
19 32 (10.03%) Computer Science
19 32 (10.03%) Master's Degree
19 32 (10.03%) Resource Allocation
20 31 (9.72%) PRINCE
21 30 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
21 30 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel

PMI
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 10 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.19%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.94%) CMS
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Documentum
5 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (12.54%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (9.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (6.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.31%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.63%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) Primavera
4 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.13%) Office 365
2 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Dialogflow
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) WAN
2 6 (1.88%) LAN
3 5 (1.57%) IP Telephony
4 4 (1.25%) Internet
4 4 (1.25%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.25%) VoIP
5 3 (0.94%) 2G
5 3 (0.94%) LTE
5 3 (0.94%) TETRA
5 3 (0.94%) VPN
6 2 (0.63%) ADSL
6 2 (0.63%) Broadband
6 2 (0.63%) ISDN
6 2 (0.63%) MPLS
6 2 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.31%) DMZ
7 1 (0.31%) Firewall
7 1 (0.31%) FTP
7 1 (0.31%) IPv6
7 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.57%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.63%) Big Data
4 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.63%) QlikView
4 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.31%) GIS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) JIRA
2 3 (0.94%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.94%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (0.94%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.31%) MSI
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (30.72%) Finance
2 36 (11.29%) Banking
2 36 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 33 (10.34%) Manufacturing
4 18 (5.64%) Retail
5 13 (4.08%) Legal
6 10 (3.13%) Advertising
6 10 (3.13%) German Language
6 10 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.51%) Front Office
9 7 (2.19%) Military
10 6 (1.88%) Billing
10 6 (1.88%) Law
11 5 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (1.57%) Marketing
12 3 (0.94%) Automotive
12 3 (0.94%) Publishing
13 1 (0.31%) Back Office
13 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 207 (64.89%) Project Manager
2 39 (12.23%) IT Manager
3 36 (11.29%) IT Project Manager
4 30 (9.40%) Analyst
5 22 (6.90%) Programme Manager
6 21 (6.58%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 14 (4.39%) Security Manager
9 13 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 13 (4.08%) Junior
9 13 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
9 13 (4.08%) Senior Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Coordinator
10 12 (3.76%) Delivery Project Manager
10 12 (3.76%) GDPR Project Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Project Coordinator
10 12 (3.76%) Security Project Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Senior Project Manager
11 11 (3.45%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 10 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.25%) FpML
2 3 (0.94%) Middleware
2 3 (0.94%) Web Services
2 3 (0.94%) XML
3 2 (0.63%) EDI
3 2 (0.63%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.31%) J2EE
4 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.03%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.39%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.51%) Equities
5 8 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.88%) Derivative
7 6 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.88%) FMCG
7 6 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.57%) Exotic Derivative
8 5 (1.57%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.57%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.25%) Fintech
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.31%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.82%) Windows
2 6 (1.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.94%) Linux
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (69.59%) PRINCE2
2 195 (61.13%) Project Management
3 107 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (23.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (21.32%) Project Planning
6 51 (15.99%) Programme Management
7 40 (12.54%) ITIL
8 37 (11.60%) Change Management
9 35 (10.97%) Risk Management
10 33 (10.34%) SDLC
11 32 (10.03%) Mentoring
11 32 (10.03%) Resource Allocation
12 31 (9.72%) PRINCE
13 29 (9.09%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
13 29 (9.09%) Business Analysis
14 28 (8.78%) Project Governance
15 26 (8.15%) Change Control
16 25 (7.84%) Scrum
17 22 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (6.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.76%) SQL
2 5 (1.57%) C
3 4 (1.25%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) ABAP
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 318 (99.69%) PMI Certification
2 130 (40.75%) PMP
3 88 (27.59%) Degree
4 40 (12.54%) Security Cleared
5 34 (10.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 32 (10.03%) Master's Degree
7 25 (7.84%) SC Cleared
8 24 (7.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (7.21%) ISEB
10 12 (3.76%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.51%) CISSP
13 6 (1.88%) APMP
13 6 (1.88%) CBAP
14 5 (1.57%) CAPM
14 5 (1.57%) CISM
14 5 (1.57%) PgMP
15 4 (1.25%) CFA
15 4 (1.25%) CISA
15 4 (1.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.66%) PMO
2 22 (6.90%) QA
3 16 (5.02%) GDPR
4 10 (3.13%) MiFID
5 6 (1.88%) P3O
6 5 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (1.25%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.63%) GxP
8 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.63%) SLA
9 1 (0.31%) COBIT
9 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.31%) FATCA
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.25%) Firmware
3 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.45%) SAP
3 8 (2.51%) CheckPoint
4 7 (2.19%) Oracle
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco
5 5 (1.57%) Xerox
6 4 (1.25%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.25%) HP
6 4 (1.25%) Reuters
7 3 (0.94%) Ingenico
7 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.94%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (0.63%) CA
8 2 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.63%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.63%) Huawei
8 2 (0.63%) Motorola
8 2 (0.63%) Tableau
9 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software