Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 568 461
Rank change year-on-year +47 -107 +35
Contract jobs citing PMI 373 338 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.96% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 211 349
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £280
90th Percentile £650 £663 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.60% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.75
10th Percentile £34.50 - £37.10
90th Percentile £55.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.75

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 33350 35068 36989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.57% 33.27% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22052 23002 23407
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1186 1456
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.32 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +13.89% -0.17%

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 22 October 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 2017. 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 +27 334 £475 -3.06% 30
UK excluding London +52 207 £413 -0.60% 13
London +30 160 £513 -6.73% 20
South East +35 84 £446 +5.00% 4
South West +28 28 £533 +20.68% 1
Midlands +17 25 £325 -24.64%
North of England +69 24 £325 -1.52% 5
Scotland +20 21 £310 -4.02% 2
West Midlands +10 14 £333 -30.73%
North West +26 13 £463 +40.15% 2
East of England -29 13 £425 -2.86%
East Midlands +2 10 £325 -21.69%
Wales - 10 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +32 8 £285 -43.00% 3
North East +62 3 £325 +4.84%
Channel Islands +2 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PMI.

1 372 (99.73%) PMI Certification
2 275 (73.73%) PRINCE2
3 240 (64.34%) Project Management
4 157 (42.09%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (37.27%) PMP
6 115 (30.83%) Finance
7 99 (26.54%) Degree
8 98 (26.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (18.77%) Microsoft Project
10 67 (17.96%) Programme Management
11 53 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
12 50 (13.40%) Risk Management
13 48 (12.87%) ITIL
14 47 (12.60%) PMO
15 46 (12.33%) Project Planning
16 43 (11.53%) Security Cleared
17 42 (11.26%) Microsoft
17 42 (11.26%) Banking
18 40 (10.72%) Change Management
19 39 (10.46%) Migration
20 36 (9.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 36 (9.65%) Waterfall
21 35 (9.38%) Manufacturing
21 35 (9.38%) Telecoms
21 35 (9.38%) Scrum
22 34 (9.12%) SC Cleared
23 33 (8.85%) SDLC
24 32 (8.58%) Coaching
25 31 (8.31%) Mentoring
25 31 (8.31%) Change Control

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 14 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.88%) CMS
2 7 (1.88%) Confluence
3 6 (1.61%) MS Project Server
4 4 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.54%) Documentum
6 2 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Smallworld
Applications
1 70 (18.77%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (8.04%) MS Visio
4 26 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 3 (0.80%) Primavera
2 3 (0.80%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.54%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.54%) Summit
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Kondor
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.75%) Office 365
2 12 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.68%) LAN
2 8 (2.14%) VoIP
3 7 (1.88%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.61%) WAN
4 6 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.80%) Broadband
5 3 (0.80%) Internet
5 3 (0.80%) MPLS
5 3 (0.80%) Skype
6 2 (0.54%) 2G
6 2 (0.54%) ADSL
6 2 (0.54%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.54%) ISDN
6 2 (0.54%) LTE
6 2 (0.54%) SMS
6 2 (0.54%) TETRA
6 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) DWDM
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.34%) Big Data
2 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.07%) MS Access
4 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.54%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.54%) QlikView
4 2 (0.54%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.27%) Adabas
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (3.75%) JIRA
2 4 (1.07%) Bitbucket
2 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.07%) Zephyr
3 3 (0.80%) MSI
4 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) VersionOne
General
1 115 (30.83%) Finance
2 42 (11.26%) Banking
3 35 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 35 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.90%) Front Office
5 14 (3.75%) Legal
5 14 (3.75%) Marketing
6 13 (3.49%) Corporate Banking
6 13 (3.49%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.14%) Electronics
7 8 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.88%) Retail
9 5 (1.34%) Automotive
9 5 (1.34%) Billing
9 5 (1.34%) Law
10 4 (1.07%) German Language
10 4 (1.07%) Publishing
11 3 (0.80%) Back Office
11 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.80%) French Language
Job Titles
1 215 (57.64%) Project Manager
2 43 (11.53%) Analyst
3 35 (9.38%) IT Manager
4 33 (8.85%) IT Project Manager
5 32 (8.58%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.63%) Programme Manager
7 19 (5.09%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (4.83%) Project Planner
8 18 (4.83%) Senior Manager
8 18 (4.83%) Senior Project Manager
9 17 (4.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 15 (4.02%) Technical Manager
11 14 (3.75%) Security Manager
11 14 (3.75%) Security Project Manager
12 11 (2.95%) Technical Project Manager
13 10 (2.68%) Investment Banking Project Manager
14 9 (2.41%) Data Centre Project Manager
14 9 (2.41%) Delivery Project Manager
14 9 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 9 (2.41%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.61%) Velocity
1 6 (1.61%) XML
2 4 (1.07%) FpML
3 2 (0.54%) EDI
4 1 (0.27%) Drools
4 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.27%) Java EE
4 1 (0.27%) jBPM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.27%) Spring
4 1 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.63%) Virtual Team
4 20 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.49%) Derivative
6 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.68%) Equities
8 9 (2.41%) Exotic Derivative
9 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.80%) Life Science
10 3 (0.80%) User Experience
11 2 (0.54%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.54%) FMCG
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.36%) Windows
2 11 (2.95%) Solaris
3 8 (2.14%) Unix
4 7 (1.88%) Linux
5 6 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.34%) AIX
6 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (73.73%) PRINCE2
2 240 (64.34%) Project Management
3 157 (42.09%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (26.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (17.96%) Programme Management
6 50 (13.40%) Risk Management
7 48 (12.87%) ITIL
8 46 (12.33%) Project Planning
9 40 (10.72%) Change Management
10 39 (10.46%) Migration
11 36 (9.65%) Waterfall
12 35 (9.38%) Scrum
13 33 (8.85%) SDLC
14 32 (8.58%) Coaching
15 31 (8.31%) Change Control
15 31 (8.31%) Mentoring
16 30 (8.04%) Business Analysis
17 26 (6.97%) Resource Allocation
18 23 (6.17%) PRINCE
19 22 (5.90%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.95%) Java
2 8 (2.14%) SQL
3 6 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.61%) Perl
3 6 (1.61%) VBScript
4 2 (0.54%) ABAP
4 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.27%) NATURAL
5 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 372 (99.73%) PMI Certification
2 139 (37.27%) PMP
3 99 (26.54%) Degree
4 43 (11.53%) Security Cleared
5 36 (9.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 34 (9.12%) SC Cleared
7 18 (4.83%) Master's Degree
8 17 (4.56%) ISEB
8 17 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (3.75%) CISSP
10 11 (2.95%) APMP
11 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.88%) IIBA
11 7 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.61%) CISM
12 6 (1.61%) PgMP
13 4 (1.07%) Chartered Engineer
13 4 (1.07%) CITP
13 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.60%) PMO
2 26 (6.97%) QA
3 19 (5.09%) MiFID
4 7 (1.88%) GDPR
5 6 (1.61%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.34%) P3O
7 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.80%) EMIR
7 3 (0.80%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.80%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.80%) SEPA
8 2 (0.54%) GCP
8 2 (0.54%) GxP
8 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.54%) PSD2
8 2 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) Firmware
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.61%) BladeLogic
2 4 (1.07%) SCCM
3 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.70%) SAP
3 17 (4.56%) Oracle
4 7 (1.88%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.61%) BMC
5 6 (1.61%) Tripwire
6 5 (1.34%) Concur
6 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.34%) Reuters
7 4 (1.07%) HP
7 4 (1.07%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.80%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.54%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco
9 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.54%) Misys
9 2 (0.54%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.54%) Sophis
9 2 (0.54%) Tableau