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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 427 434
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7  
Contract jobs citing PMI 201 217 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.30% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 155 125
Median daily rate £468 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 March 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 +9 189 £475 - 37
London -22 85 £513 -0.48% 14
South East +43 53 £475 - 7
Oxfordshire +14 22 £475 - 1
East of England +5 15 £300 -26.15% 3
Oxford +5 14 £500 +5.26%
City of London -12 13 £463 -21.27% 8
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £300 -26.15% 1
Huntingdon - 12 £300 -
Berkshire +29 11 £450 -21.73% 4
West Midlands +14 9 £450 +9.75%
South West +4 9 £500 - 4
Reading +22 7 £450 -21.73% 1
Scotland +27 6 £406 -9.72% 1
North West +11 5 £425 -8.10% 4
East Midlands -8 5 £375 +7.14%
Wiltshire - 5 £625 - 2
East Grinstead - 5 £493 -
West Sussex - 5 £493 -
Edinburgh +24 4 £419 -6.94% 1
Hampshire +10 4 £445 +32.83% 1
Newport - 4 £383 -
South Wales - 4 £383 -
Wales - 4 £383 -
Swindon - 4 £547 -
Cheshire +15 3 £425 - 1
Kidlington -2 3 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £210 -
Northampton - 3 £210 -
Essex - 3 £300 -

PMI
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 320 (98.77%) PMI Certification
2 230 (70.99%) Project Management
3 222 (68.52%) PRINCE2
4 134 (41.36%) Finance
5 109 (33.64%) PMP
6 95 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (27.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (24.07%) Programme Management
9 62 (19.14%) Risk Management
10 51 (15.74%) PMO
11 50 (15.43%) Microsoft
12 49 (15.12%) Degree
13 46 (14.20%) Change Management
14 43 (13.27%) Banking
15 42 (12.96%) MS Project
16 37 (11.42%) CRM
16 37 (11.42%) Migration
17 35 (10.80%) ITIL
18 33 (10.19%) PRINCE
19 32 (9.88%) Scrum
20 30 (9.26%) Telecoms
20 30 (9.26%) MS Excel
21 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
22 27 (8.33%) Data Centre
23 26 (8.02%) Security Cleared
24 25 (7.72%) Project Planning
25 23 (7.10%) Waterfall
26 22 (6.79%) Business Analysis
26 22 (6.79%) Windows
26 22 (6.79%) MS Office

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 15 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.62%) CMS
3 2 (0.62%) JBoss
3 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.31%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) Documentum
4 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (12.96%) MS Project
2 30 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 22 (6.79%) MS Office
4 13 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (4.01%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Endur
2 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.31%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.31%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.32%) Office 365
4 3 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.62%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.31%) Trello
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.32%) LAN
1 14 (4.32%) WAN
2 11 (3.40%) Internet
3 6 (1.85%) Firewall
4 5 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.54%) Wireless
5 4 (1.23%) VoIP
6 3 (0.93%) MPLS
6 3 (0.93%) Skype
6 3 (0.93%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.93%) VPN
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.62%) DSL
7 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.62%) Frame Relay
7 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.62%) WLAN
8 1 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.31%) HTTP
8 1 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.93%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.62%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) DB2
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.31%) HBase
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.54%) JIRA
2 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.62%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) Gradle
3 2 (0.62%) Subversion
3 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.31%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.31%) VersionOne
General
1 134 (41.36%) Finance
2 43 (13.27%) Banking
3 30 (9.26%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.94%) Automotive
5 15 (4.63%) Legal
5 15 (4.63%) Retail
6 13 (4.01%) Marketing
7 11 (3.40%) Corporate Banking
7 11 (3.40%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.47%) Billing
8 8 (2.47%) Front Office
8 8 (2.47%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.54%) Publishing
10 3 (0.93%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.93%) Law
10 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Electronics
11 2 (0.62%) French Language
11 2 (0.62%) German Language
11 2 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 197 (60.80%) Project Manager
2 37 (11.42%) Programme Manager
3 21 (6.48%) Analyst
4 19 (5.86%) IT Manager
4 19 (5.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 18 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 17 (5.25%) CRM Manager
7 16 (4.94%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.94%) Infrastructure Manager
7 16 (4.94%) Senior Project Manager
8 13 (4.01%) Agile Project Manager
8 13 (4.01%) CRM Project Manager
8 13 (4.01%) IT Project Manager
8 13 (4.01%) Migration Manager
9 12 (3.70%) Migration Project Manager
9 12 (3.70%) Technical Manager
10 11 (3.40%) Consultant
10 11 (3.40%) Data Centre Manager
10 11 (3.40%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 10 (3.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.54%) Web Services
2 3 (0.93%) Velocity
2 3 (0.93%) XML
3 2 (0.62%) Ajax
3 2 (0.62%) EJB
3 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.62%) J2EE
3 2 (0.62%) JMS
3 2 (0.62%) jQuery
3 2 (0.62%) JSP
3 2 (0.62%) Servlets
3 2 (0.62%) Struts
3 2 (0.62%) Struts2
3 2 (0.62%) WSDL
3 2 (0.62%) XSD
4 1 (0.31%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.23%) User Experience
6 4 (1.23%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.93%) Equities
7 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.93%) RIA
7 3 (0.93%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.62%) CCTV
8 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.62%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.31%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.79%) Windows
2 10 (3.09%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.16%) Linux
4 5 (1.54%) Unix
5 2 (0.62%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (70.99%) Project Management
2 222 (68.52%) PRINCE2
3 95 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (27.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (24.07%) Programme Management
6 62 (19.14%) Risk Management
7 46 (14.20%) Change Management
8 37 (11.42%) CRM
8 37 (11.42%) Migration
9 35 (10.80%) ITIL
10 33 (10.19%) PRINCE
11 32 (9.88%) Scrum
12 25 (7.72%) Project Planning
13 23 (7.10%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.79%) Business Analysis
14 22 (6.79%) SDLC
15 21 (6.48%) Resource Management
16 18 (5.56%) Change Control
17 16 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (4.94%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.85%) SQL
2 4 (1.23%) Java
3 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.62%) ABAP
4 2 (0.62%) C
4 2 (0.62%) Groovy
4 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 320 (98.77%) PMI Certification
2 109 (33.64%) PMP
3 49 (15.12%) Degree
4 26 (8.02%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.48%) SC Cleared
6 19 (5.86%) APMP
7 18 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (4.32%) ISEB
9 6 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.23%) CISSP
10 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.23%) PgMP
11 3 (0.93%) CISA
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.62%) APMG
12 2 (0.62%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (15.74%) PMO
2 20 (6.17%) QA
3 10 (3.09%) PMBOK
4 9 (2.78%) ISO 9000
5 7 (2.16%) P3O
6 6 (1.85%) MiFID
7 4 (1.23%) GDPR
8 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.93%) SLA
9 2 (0.62%) COBIT
9 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.62%) EMIR
10 1 (0.31%) Basel II
10 1 (0.31%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.31%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.47%) MOM
2 7 (2.16%) SCCM
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.31%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.56%) SAP
3 15 (4.63%) Cisco
4 11 (3.40%) Oracle
5 8 (2.47%) CheckPoint
6 7 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.23%) IBM
7 4 (1.23%) Nokia
7 4 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.23%) Tableau
8 3 (0.93%) Citrix
8 3 (0.93%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (0.93%) Remedy
8 3 (0.93%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.62%) Apple
9 2 (0.62%) BMC
9 2 (0.62%) Chordiant
9 2 (0.62%) LANDesk
9 2 (0.62%) OpenLink
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