Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 638 577
Rank change year-on-year +48 -61 +3
Contract jobs citing PMI 166 245 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.76% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 148 249
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £283 £300 £300
90th Percentile £633 £657 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £42.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -18.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £33.00 £13.72 £34.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.38 £50.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.25 £37.50 £42.84
% change year-on-year +34.00% -12.45% +20.66%

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 22,621 32,082 32,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.14% 32.19% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,254 20,909 21,824
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,011 1,003 969
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £20.25 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.11% -3.27% +4.68%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% - +1.91%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 +49 154 £450 - 37
UK excluding London +83 119 £425 +6.25% 28
South East +57 71 £363 -9.38% 16
London +60 44 £475 -9.52% 14
North of England +42 12 £375 -6.25% 3
Midlands +51 11 £500 +33.33% 2
East of England +44 11 £475 +11.76% 2
South West +4 7 £550 +76.00% 1
West Midlands +51 6 £725 +93.33% 2
Scotland +25 6 £400 -11.11% 1
North West +21 5 £228 -20.18% 2
Yorkshire +36 4 £368 +1.38% 1
East Midlands +31 4 £450 -14.29%
North East +16 3 £425 +6.25%
Wales - 1 £475 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 166 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 117 (70.48%) PRINCE2
3 105 (63.25%) Project Management
4 61 (36.75%) Finance
5 50 (30.12%) Telecoms
6 47 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (26.51%) Project Delivery
8 40 (24.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (19.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 29 (17.47%) Risk Management
11 28 (16.87%) Degree
12 27 (16.27%) PMP
13 25 (15.06%) Migration
14 21 (12.65%) Programme Management
14 21 (12.65%) ITIL
14 21 (12.65%) Critical Success Factor
15 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
15 19 (11.45%) SharePoint
15 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
16 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
16 18 (10.84%) Scrum
17 16 (9.64%) Configuration Management
17 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
17 16 (9.64%) Change Control
18 15 (9.04%) Project Governance
18 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Project
18 15 (9.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 14 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
20 13 (7.83%) PMO
20 13 (7.83%) Data Centre

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 19 (11.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.81%) Drupal
3 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (7.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (3.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.02%) Azure
2 9 (5.42%) Office 365
3 6 (3.61%) AWS
4 3 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.81%) Trello
5 2 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.20%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) GCP
6 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) 2G
1 12 (7.23%) 3G
1 12 (7.23%) 4G
2 8 (4.82%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (3.61%) 5G
4 5 (3.01%) 2.5G
4 5 (3.01%) DWDM
4 5 (3.01%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.41%) ADSL
5 4 (2.41%) BGP
5 4 (2.41%) EIGRP
5 4 (2.41%) Junos
5 4 (2.41%) MPLS
5 4 (2.41%) Multicast
5 4 (2.41%) OSPF
5 4 (2.41%) RIP
5 4 (2.41%) Skype
5 4 (2.41%) VPLS
5 4 (2.41%) VPN
5 4 (2.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.20%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) Neo4j
3 2 (1.20%) Power BI
3 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.60%) QlikView
4 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) JIRA
2 2 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (36.75%) Finance
2 50 (30.12%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.63%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.82%) Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.82%) Legal
4 8 (4.82%) Marketing
5 6 (3.61%) German Language
6 5 (3.01%) French Language
6 5 (3.01%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.41%) Retail
8 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.60%) Military
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (58.43%) Project Manager
2 15 (9.04%) Analyst
2 15 (9.04%) Business Analyst
3 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 13 (7.83%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (7.23%) Senior Manager
6 11 (6.63%) IT Manager
6 11 (6.63%) IT Project Manager
6 11 (6.63%) Senior Project Manager
7 8 (4.82%) Network Manager
7 8 (4.82%) OSS Project Manager
8 7 (4.22%) Architect
8 7 (4.22%) Telecoms Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Security Project Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.01%) Financial Services Project Manager
10 5 (3.01%) Network Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.41%) BSS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) OAuth
1 3 (1.81%) OpenID
1 3 (1.81%) SAML
2 2 (1.20%) .NET
2 2 (1.20%) XML
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) RESTful
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.41%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.81%) User Experience
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.20%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Robotics
8 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Windows
2 11 (6.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.60%) Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (70.48%) PRINCE2
2 105 (63.25%) Project Management
3 47 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (26.51%) Project Delivery
5 40 (24.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (17.47%) Risk Management
7 25 (15.06%) Migration
8 21 (12.65%) Critical Success Factor
8 21 (12.65%) ITIL
8 21 (12.65%) Programme Management
9 18 (10.84%) Scrum
10 16 (9.64%) Change Control
10 16 (9.64%) Configuration Management
11 15 (9.04%) Project Governance
12 14 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (7.83%) Matrix Management
14 11 (6.63%) Change Management
14 11 (6.63%) Coaching
15 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
15 10 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.61%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.20%) C++
2 2 (1.20%) Java
2 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.20%) Perl
2 2 (1.20%) PHP
2 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.20%) Python
2 2 (1.20%) Ruby
3 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 166 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 33 (19.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 28 (16.87%) Degree
4 27 (16.27%) PMP
5 15 (9.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.22%) CISSP
6 7 (4.22%) IIBA
7 6 (3.61%) APMP
7 6 (3.61%) CBAP
7 6 (3.61%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.01%) CISM
9 4 (2.41%) CCIE
9 4 (2.41%) CCIE Service Provider
9 4 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.81%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.20%) APMG
11 2 (1.20%) CAPM
11 2 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) PMO
2 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.01%) NIST
3 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) vCloud
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) OPNET
2 2 (1.20%) Ansible
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) Salt
2 2 (1.20%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.60%) MOM
3 1 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.02%) Cisco
3 8 (4.82%) SAP
4 7 (4.22%) Remedy
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle
6 5 (3.01%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (2.41%) Juniper
8 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.81%) Tableau
8 3 (1.81%) VMware
9 2 (1.20%) Adobe
9 2 (1.20%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.20%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.20%) MapR
9 2 (1.20%) McAfee
9 2 (1.20%) Sun
10 1 (0.60%) HP
10 1 (0.60%) NetApp