Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 508 518
Rank change year-on-year -114 +10 -46
Contract jobs citing PMI 264 389 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 1.19% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 285 281
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £210 £317 £300
90th Percentile £639 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -27.84% - -

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 34,866 32,667 37,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.07% 34.17% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,595 21,309 24,432
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.76%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,035 1,234
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.87% +10.96%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.43% -4.51% +12.50%

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 15 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Top 15 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 15 August 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 -111 249 £438 -10.94% 39
UK excluding London -74 145 £425 - 27
London -87 117 £498 -5.24% 14
South East -18 81 £425 -10.53% 14
North of England -21 19 £355 +1.43% 4
North West -10 14 £355 -21.11% 2
Scotland -46 13 £370 +11.70% 2
South West -36 12 £425 -12.82% 1
East of England -14 11 £525 +65.35% 4
Midlands -36 8 £385 -6.67% 2
East Midlands -2 5 £370 -1.33% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £331 +32.50% 2
West Midlands -36 3 £400 -3.03% 1
North East -9 2 £385 +10.00%
Wales -23 2 £350 +3.86%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 264 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 185 (70.08%) Project Management
3 163 (61.74%) PRINCE2
4 111 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (36.74%) PMP
6 85 (32.20%) Finance
7 77 (29.17%) Degree
8 65 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
10 56 (21.21%) ITIL
11 54 (20.45%) Project Planning
12 53 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
14 50 (18.94%) Computer Science
15 34 (12.88%) Security Cleared
15 34 (12.88%) Waterfall
16 32 (12.12%) Microsoft Project
16 32 (12.12%) Telecoms
16 32 (12.12%) Change Management
17 31 (11.74%) SDLC
18 30 (11.36%) SC Cleared
18 30 (11.36%) Risk Management
18 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
19 29 (10.98%) Scrum
19 29 (10.98%) Change Control
20 28 (10.61%) Migration
21 27 (10.23%) Process Improvement
21 27 (10.23%) Matrix Organization
22 26 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
23 24 (9.09%) Business Analysis

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 17 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.41%) Drupal
3 8 (3.03%) CMS
4 7 (2.65%) MS Project Server
5 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.76%) Confluence
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.76%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (12.12%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.89%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.52%) Summit
3 2 (0.76%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) HFM
4 1 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.30%) Office 365
3 8 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.65%) Yammer
5 5 (1.89%) Dialogflow
6 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.65%) WAN
2 6 (2.27%) Intranet
2 6 (2.27%) LAN
3 4 (1.52%) DNS
3 4 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (1.52%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.52%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.14%) Skype
5 2 (0.76%) DHCP
5 2 (0.76%) SMS
5 2 (0.76%) SMTP
5 2 (0.76%) VoIP
6 1 (0.38%) ADSL
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) MPLS
6 1 (0.38%) Softphone
6 1 (0.38%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.76%) Power BI
4 1 (0.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.38%) OLAP
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (1.14%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.38%) Selenium
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 85 (32.20%) Finance
2 32 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 18 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (6.44%) Military
5 15 (5.68%) Marketing
6 10 (3.79%) Retail
7 9 (3.41%) Banking
8 8 (3.03%) Legal
9 6 (2.27%) Front Office
10 4 (1.52%) Back Office
10 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.14%) Games
12 2 (0.76%) Law
12 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (51.89%) Project Manager
2 29 (10.98%) Analyst
3 28 (10.61%) IT Manager
4 25 (9.47%) Infrastructure Manager
5 24 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
6 23 (8.71%) Business Analyst
7 20 (7.58%) Senior Manager
7 20 (7.58%) Senior Project Manager
8 19 (7.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 18 (6.82%) Coordinator
10 16 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
11 14 (5.30%) Applications Manager
11 14 (5.30%) Applications Project Manager
12 13 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
13 9 (3.41%) Business IT Analyst
13 9 (3.41%) Data Centre Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) Information Security Manager
13 9 (3.41%) IT Business Analyst
13 9 (3.41%) Project Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.41%) Middleware
2 5 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (1.14%) CSS
3 3 (1.14%) HTML
3 3 (1.14%) jQuery
4 2 (0.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) CGI
5 1 (0.38%) FpML
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (18.94%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.41%) User Experience
5 8 (3.03%) Social Media
6 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.52%) Media Streaming
7 4 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.14%) Equities
8 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.14%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.76%) CMDB
9 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.76%) Life Science
9 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.55%) Windows
2 7 (2.65%) Linux
2 7 (2.65%) Unix
3 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (70.08%) Project Management
2 163 (61.74%) PRINCE2
3 111 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (21.21%) ITIL
6 54 (20.45%) Project Planning
7 53 (20.08%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (12.88%) Waterfall
9 32 (12.12%) Change Management
10 31 (11.74%) SDLC
11 30 (11.36%) Risk Management
12 29 (10.98%) Change Control
12 29 (10.98%) Scrum
13 28 (10.61%) Migration
14 27 (10.23%) Matrix Organization
14 27 (10.23%) Process Improvement
15 26 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (9.09%) Business Analysis
17 22 (8.33%) Analytics
18 21 (7.95%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.03%) Java
1 8 (3.03%) SQL
2 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.76%) C
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 264 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 97 (36.74%) PMP
3 77 (29.17%) Degree
4 34 (12.88%) Security Cleared
5 30 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 22 (8.33%) Master's Degree
7 20 (7.58%) CBAP
8 13 (4.92%) MBA
9 12 (4.55%) ISEB
9 12 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (3.41%) CISA
10 9 (3.41%) CISM
10 9 (3.41%) CISSP
10 9 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (2.65%) APMP
12 7 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (1.52%) PgMP
13 4 (1.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.58%) PMO
2 8 (3.03%) QA
3 5 (1.89%) GDPR
4 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.14%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.76%) P3O
6 2 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (0.76%) SCCM
1 2 (0.76%) SCOM
2 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.20%) Xerox
3 10 (3.79%) Oracle
4 8 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 7 (2.65%) SAP
6 5 (1.89%) Citrix
7 4 (1.52%) Cisco
7 4 (1.52%) IBM
7 4 (1.52%) Ivanti
7 4 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.14%) Casewise
8 3 (1.14%) Informatica
8 3 (1.14%) Juniper
8 3 (1.14%) Progress
8 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.14%) Sophos
9 2 (0.76%) HP
9 2 (0.76%) Lotus
9 2 (0.76%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.76%) NetApp