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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 425 425
Rank change year-on-year +42 0  
Contract jobs citing PMI 220 250 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 1.39% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 179 157
Median daily rate £495 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £621 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £36.50

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14754 18027 17655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.95% 33.05% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9563 11799 10920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 563 682
Median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% +24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.08% +24.32%  

PMI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PMI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 208 £500 +11.11% 26
London +33 100 £575 +11.65% 10
South East +46 45 £475 +5.55% 5
South West +42 35 £475 -9.52%
Berkshire +49 29 £463 +2.77% 4
Wiltshire - 24 £468 -
City of London +6 19 £475 -20.83% 3
Corsham - 11 £593 -
West Midlands +17 8 £425 +39.34% 1
Swindon - 8 £425 -
Coventry +18 6 £419 +2.13%
Maidenhead - 6 - -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
Oxfordshire +1 5 £488 +2.63%
East Midlands -10 5 £225 -45.78% 2
East of England -11 5 £363 -11.04% 3
Newport - 5 £350 -
Docklands, London - 5 £613 -
North East +34 4 £350 +12.90%
Reading +16 4 £425 -8.10% 1
Warrington +30 3 - -
Cheshire +26 3 - - 2
North West +9 3 - - 3
Hampshire +8 3 £450 +38.46%
Bristol +5 3 £475 -9.52%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £300 -31.50% 3
Surrey +2 3 £425 -15.00% 1
Oxford -3 3 £500 +5.26%
Slough - 3 £375 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 408 (99.76%) PMI Certification
2 298 (72.86%) PRINCE2
3 290 (70.90%) Project Management
4 163 (39.85%) Finance
5 160 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (36.67%) PMP
7 115 (28.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 93 (22.74%) Programme Management
9 80 (19.56%) Risk Management
10 76 (18.58%) Degree
11 70 (17.11%) PMO
12 67 (16.38%) Microsoft Project
13 58 (14.18%) ITIL
14 57 (13.94%) Microsoft
15 56 (13.69%) Banking
16 50 (12.22%) Change Management
17 48 (11.74%) Migration
17 48 (11.74%) Security Cleared
18 47 (11.49%) Telecoms
19 44 (10.76%) Scrum
20 42 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (9.78%) SC Cleared
22 39 (9.54%) Data Centre
23 37 (9.05%) CRM
24 34 (8.31%) SDLC
25 32 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
26 31 (7.58%) PRINCE
26 31 (7.58%) MS Visio
26 31 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 31 (7.58%) Project Planning

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 12 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.69%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.20%) Confluence
4 4 (0.98%) CMS
4 4 (0.98%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.49%) Documentum
5 2 (0.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 67 (16.38%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 28 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.24%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.24%) Endur
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.65%) Office 365
3 18 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.73%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.49%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.24%) Trello
6 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.69%) LAN
2 10 (2.44%) WAN
3 5 (1.22%) Internet
4 4 (0.98%) Firewall
4 4 (0.98%) VoIP
4 4 (0.98%) Wireless
5 3 (0.73%) Skype
5 3 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.49%) DSL
6 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.49%) Frame Relay
6 2 (0.49%) MPLS
7 1 (0.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.24%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
1 13 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.73%) Big Data
4 3 (0.73%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.49%) DB2
5 2 (0.49%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.91%) JIRA
2 7 (1.71%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.49%) Gradle
3 2 (0.49%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.24%) VersionOne
General
1 163 (39.85%) Finance
2 56 (13.69%) Banking
3 47 (11.49%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.89%) Marketing
5 19 (4.65%) Retail
6 18 (4.40%) Investment Banking
7 17 (4.16%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.91%) Legal
9 15 (3.67%) Automotive
10 14 (3.42%) Front Office
11 11 (2.69%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (2.44%) Billing
13 9 (2.20%) Electronics
14 7 (1.71%) Publishing
15 5 (1.22%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.98%) French Language
16 4 (0.98%) German Language
16 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.73%) Back Office
17 3 (0.73%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 239 (58.44%) Project Manager
2 39 (9.54%) Programme Manager
3 32 (7.82%) Analyst
4 30 (7.33%) IT Manager
5 27 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.11%) Senior Manager
7 24 (5.87%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 23 (5.62%) IT Project Manager
8 23 (5.62%) Senior Project Manager
9 20 (4.89%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (3.91%) Agile Project Manager
10 16 (3.91%) CRM Manager
10 16 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 14 (3.42%) Security Manager
11 14 (3.42%) Security Project Manager
12 12 (2.93%) Technical Manager
13 11 (2.69%) Data Centre Manager
13 11 (2.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
13 11 (2.69%) Migration Project Manager
13 11 (2.69%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.20%) Velocity
2 5 (1.22%) Web Services
2 5 (1.22%) XML
3 3 (0.73%) FpML
4 2 (0.49%) Ajax
4 2 (0.49%) EJB
4 2 (0.49%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.49%) J2EE
4 2 (0.49%) JMS
4 2 (0.49%) jQuery
4 2 (0.49%) JSP
4 2 (0.49%) Servlets
4 2 (0.49%) Struts
4 2 (0.49%) Struts2
4 2 (0.49%) WSDL
4 2 (0.49%) XSD
5 1 (0.24%) COM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.54%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.93%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.20%) Equities
7 8 (1.96%) Derivative
8 6 (1.47%) User Experience
9 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.22%) Exotic Derivative
10 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) RIA
10 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) CCTV
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.09%) Windows
2 11 (2.69%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.71%) Linux
4 6 (1.47%) Unix
5 3 (0.73%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) AIX
6 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (72.86%) PRINCE2
2 290 (70.90%) Project Management
3 160 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (28.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (22.74%) Programme Management
6 80 (19.56%) Risk Management
7 58 (14.18%) ITIL
8 50 (12.22%) Change Management
9 48 (11.74%) Migration
10 44 (10.76%) Scrum
11 37 (9.05%) CRM
12 34 (8.31%) SDLC
13 31 (7.58%) PRINCE
13 31 (7.58%) Project Planning
14 28 (6.85%) Business Analysis
15 27 (6.60%) Waterfall
16 24 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (5.13%) Change Control
18 20 (4.89%) Coaching
18 20 (4.89%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.91%) SQL
2 6 (1.47%) Java
3 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.49%) ABAP
5 2 (0.49%) C
5 2 (0.49%) Groovy
5 2 (0.49%) Perl
5 2 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 408 (99.76%) PMI Certification
2 150 (36.67%) PMP
3 76 (18.58%) Degree
4 48 (11.74%) Security Cleared
5 40 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 22 (5.38%) ISEB
8 16 (3.91%) APMP
8 16 (3.91%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (2.44%) CISSP
11 8 (1.96%) IIBA
11 8 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.71%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (1.71%) CISM
12 7 (1.71%) CITP
12 7 (1.71%) MBCS
13 6 (1.47%) CISA
13 6 (1.47%) PgMP
14 5 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (17.11%) PMO
2 23 (5.62%) QA
3 15 (3.67%) MiFID
4 14 (3.42%) ISO 9000
5 10 (2.44%) PMBOK
6 7 (1.71%) P3O
7 6 (1.47%) GDPR
8 5 (1.22%) EMIR
9 4 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.73%) SEPA
10 3 (0.73%) SLA
11 2 (0.49%) COBIT
11 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002
11 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.24%) Basel II
12 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 8 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.96%) MOM
2 7 (1.71%) Ansible
2 7 (1.71%) Puppet
3 6 (1.47%) SCCM
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.49%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 57 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.60%) SAP
3 11 (2.69%) Oracle
4 10 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.20%) Cisco
6 8 (1.96%) VMware
7 6 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.22%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.98%) Nokia
9 4 (0.98%) Tableau
10 3 (0.73%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.73%) IBM
10 3 (0.73%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (0.73%) Reuters
10 3 (0.73%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.49%) Citrix
11 2 (0.49%) Netezza
11 2 (0.49%) Rackspace
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