Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 591 666 513
Rank change year-on-year +75 -153 +22
Contract jobs citing PMI 252 254 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.76% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 163 295
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £309 £206 £307
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -4.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 11
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.20 £35.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -22.22% -

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 28,890 33,449 31,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.50% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,578 21,461 20,621
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £651 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,066 1,003
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +5.00% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.05 £49.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year - +3.65% -7.37%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +69 235 £450 +5.88% 31
UK excluding London +70 178 £405 -4.71% 23
South East +38 83 £369 -13.24% 8
London +27 70 £525 +6.33% 11
North of England +35 24 £400 +12.68% 2
South West -17 23 £513 +20.59% 5
East of England +39 18 £425 -15.00% 1
Midlands +39 17 £413 +7.14% 4
North West +18 13 £413 +16.20% 1
Scotland +33 10 £438 +18.24% 2
East Midlands +26 10 £405 +9.46% 2
Yorkshire +34 8 £368 +11.02% 1
West Midlands +25 7 £525 +31.25% 2
North East +20 3 £430 +11.69%
Wales +12 3 £324 -7.50%

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 252 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 194 (76.98%) PRINCE2
3 177 (70.24%) Project Management
4 84 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (32.94%) Finance
6 74 (29.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (29.37%) Project Delivery
7 66 (26.19%) Telecoms
8 45 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
9 43 (17.06%) ITIL
9 43 (17.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 42 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 38 (15.08%) PMO
12 37 (14.68%) PRINCE
12 37 (14.68%) Degree
12 37 (14.68%) Change Control
13 36 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 36 (14.29%) Migration
13 36 (14.29%) Risk Management
14 35 (13.89%) Programme Management
15 31 (12.30%) Critical Success Factor
16 29 (11.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
18 27 (10.71%) PMP
19 26 (10.32%) Configuration Management
20 25 (9.92%) Management Information System
20 25 (9.92%) Coaching
20 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (9.92%) Dependency Management
21 23 (9.13%) SharePoint

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 23 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.19%) Confluence
3 3 (1.19%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (11.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (7.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.40%) Primavera
4 1 (0.40%) Relativity
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.97%) Azure
2 6 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (2.38%) Office 365
3 4 (1.59%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.19%) AWS
4 3 (1.19%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (0.79%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Trello
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.73%) 2G
2 20 (7.94%) 3G
2 20 (7.94%) 4G
3 16 (6.35%) 5G
4 11 (4.37%) 2.5G
5 7 (2.78%) DWDM
5 7 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (2.78%) Skype
6 6 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 6 (2.38%) Firewall
7 5 (1.98%) LAN
7 5 (1.98%) WAN
8 4 (1.59%) ADSL
9 3 (1.19%) Intranet
9 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.79%) Extranet
11 1 (0.40%) BGP
11 1 (0.40%) MPLS
11 1 (0.40%) SONET
11 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) MS Access
2 4 (1.59%) Power BI
2 4 (1.59%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.79%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
3 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.40%) GIS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (6.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.40%) StarTeam
General
1 83 (32.94%) Finance
2 66 (26.19%) Telecoms
3 23 (9.13%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.76%) Banking
5 10 (3.97%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.97%) Retail
6 8 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.38%) Marketing
7 6 (2.38%) Military
8 5 (1.98%) Local Government
9 4 (1.59%) Legal
9 4 (1.59%) Publishing
10 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.79%) Automotive
11 2 (0.79%) German Language
11 2 (0.79%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.40%) French Language
12 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (54.37%) Project Manager
2 24 (9.52%) Senior Manager
3 21 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 20 (7.94%) IT Manager
5 19 (7.54%) Analyst
5 19 (7.54%) Infrastructure Manager
5 19 (7.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 16 (6.35%) IT Project Manager
6 16 (6.35%) Programme Manager
7 15 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 14 (5.56%) Network Manager
9 13 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (5.16%) Project Planner
10 12 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
11 11 (4.37%) Telecoms Manager
12 10 (3.97%) Transition Manager
13 8 (3.17%) Implementation Manager
14 7 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 7 (2.78%) Security Manager
14 7 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.19%) .NET
2 2 (0.79%) ADO
2 2 (0.79%) Middleware
2 2 (0.79%) OAuth
2 2 (0.79%) OpenID
2 2 (0.79%) SAML
3 1 (0.40%) Node.js
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (9.92%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.19%) Equities
6 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.19%) Life Science
6 3 (1.19%) NHS
6 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.56%) Windows
2 7 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.59%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.19%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) openSUSE
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (76.98%) PRINCE2
2 177 (70.24%) Project Management
3 84 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (29.37%) Project Delivery
4 74 (29.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (17.06%) ITIL
6 37 (14.68%) Change Control
6 37 (14.68%) PRINCE
7 36 (14.29%) Migration
7 36 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 36 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 35 (13.89%) Programme Management
9 31 (12.30%) Critical Success Factor
10 26 (10.32%) Configuration Management
11 25 (9.92%) Coaching
11 25 (9.92%) Dependency Management
12 20 (7.94%) Change Management
13 19 (7.54%) Matrix Management
13 19 (7.54%) Project Governance
14 18 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.37%) SQL
2 3 (1.19%) C
2 3 (1.19%) Java
2 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.19%) Python
2 3 (1.19%) Ruby
3 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.79%) C++
3 2 (0.79%) Perl
3 2 (0.79%) PHP
3 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 252 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 43 (17.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 37 (14.68%) Degree
4 27 (10.71%) PMP
5 22 (8.73%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.57%) CBAP
9 6 (2.38%) APMP
10 5 (1.98%) CISSP
10 5 (1.98%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.98%) ISEB
10 5 (1.98%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.59%) CISM
12 2 (0.79%) CEH
12 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.79%) PgMP
12 2 (0.79%) RIBA
12 2 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.08%) PMO
2 11 (4.37%) SLA
3 7 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.78%) NIST
3 7 (2.78%) P3O
4 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (1.59%) QA
5 2 (0.79%) COBIT
5 2 (0.79%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.40%) Firmware
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) SCCM
2 2 (0.79%) Ansible
2 2 (0.79%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.79%) MOM
2 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) Salt
3 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.40%) Nessus
3 1 (0.40%) OPNET
Vendors
1 42 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.56%) SAP
3 8 (3.17%) Oracle
4 6 (2.38%) Cisco
4 6 (2.38%) Citrix
5 5 (1.98%) Remedy
6 3 (1.19%) Ariba
6 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe
7 2 (0.79%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.79%) Artemis
7 2 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.79%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.79%) HP
7 2 (0.79%) Planview
7 2 (0.79%) Sun
7 2 (0.79%) Tableau
8 1 (0.40%) Workday
8 1 (0.40%) Xerox