Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 593 644
Rank change year-on-year +105 +51 -132
Contract jobs citing PMI 58 262 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.91% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 163 174
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £264 £309 £205
90th Percentile £588 £649 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +25.83% -22.16%
10th Percentile £27.01 £35.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £55.65 £53.75 £45.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -33.33% +39.07% -22.16%

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 11,518 28,767 33,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.54% 31.70% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,177 18,322 21,404
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £273
90th Percentile £722 £673 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 1,055 1,046
Median hourly rate £31.95 £21.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.14% -1.52% +6.63%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.63 £12.23
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -2.50% +5.26%

PMI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMI.

Daily rate trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMI.

Hourly rate trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Top 11 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 13 August 2020. 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 +110 48 £425 -5.56% 11
UK excluding London +91 35 £450 +9.09% 10
London +150 18 £363 -27.50% 2
South East +109 10 £450 +20.00% 4
North of England +102 7 £345 -13.75% 1
South West +79 7 £563 +9.76%
Yorkshire +75 6 £348 -5.51%
East of England +73 6 £498 +17.06%
Scotland +67 5 £325 -25.71% 1
Work from Home -25 5 £363 -
North West +70 1 £185 -55.27%

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 57 (98.28%) PMI Certification
2 37 (63.79%) Project Management
3 33 (56.90%) PRINCE2
4 22 (37.93%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
6 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 16 (27.59%) Finance
6 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (22.41%) PMO
7 13 (22.41%) Project Delivery
8 12 (20.69%) High Availability
9 11 (18.97%) Data Management
9 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
10 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (17.24%) Analytics
11 9 (15.52%) Scrum
11 9 (15.52%) Change Management
11 9 (15.52%) Python
11 9 (15.52%) ITIL
11 9 (15.52%) Degree
12 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
12 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.79%) Scala
12 8 (13.79%) ADO
12 8 (13.79%) Java
12 8 (13.79%) DNA
12 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (13.79%) Data Security
12 8 (13.79%) GitLab
12 8 (13.79%) Auto-Scaling

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 8 (13.79%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.90%) Jupyter
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.72%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Azure
1 4 (6.90%) Azure Data Factory
1 4 (6.90%) PaaS
1 4 (6.90%) Power Platform
1 4 (6.90%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.17%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) 2G
3 1 (1.72%) 3G
3 1 (1.72%) 4G
3 1 (1.72%) ATM
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Big Data
2 4 (6.90%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (6.90%) Data Lake
2 4 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.90%) HBase
2 4 (6.90%) Impala
2 4 (6.90%) Power BI
2 4 (6.90%) Sqoop
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Artifactory
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.79%) GitLab
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Public Sector
4 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.72%) Automotive
6 1 (1.72%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.52%) Data Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Big Data Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Programme Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Assistant Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Project Officer
7 2 (3.45%) Project Support Officer
7 2 (3.45%) Risk Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) ADO
1 8 (13.79%) PySpark
2 4 (6.90%) Kafka
2 4 (6.90%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (1.72%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Project Management
2 33 (56.90%) PRINCE2
3 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
4 13 (22.41%) Project Delivery
5 12 (20.69%) High Availability
6 11 (18.97%) Data Management
7 10 (17.24%) Analytics
7 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.52%) Change Management
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
8 9 (15.52%) Scrum
9 8 (13.79%) Auto-Scaling
9 8 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
9 8 (13.79%) Data Security
9 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (13.79%) DNA
9 8 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (13.79%) Programme Management
10 6 (10.34%) Product Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) Python
2 8 (13.79%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) Scala
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (98.28%) PMI Certification
2 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) Degree
4 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.90%) PMP
6 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.45%) APMP
7 2 (3.45%) CBAP
7 2 (3.45%) CISM
7 2 (3.45%) CISSP
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.72%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) PMO
2 2 (3.45%) GAMP
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) NIST
3 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.72%) P3O
3 1 (1.72%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (6.90%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Cloudera
2 4 (6.90%) Databricks
2 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
2 4 (6.90%) StreamSets
3 3 (5.17%) Pegasus
4 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Capita
5 1 (1.72%) Empirix
5 1 (1.72%) NetScout
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle