Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 549 605
Rank change year-on-year -96 +56 -131
Contract jobs citing PMI 241 355 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 1.00% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 266 180
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £300 £339
90th Percentile £675 £644 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £423
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.37% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 0
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £36.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.25 -

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 35,106 35,388 36,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.04% 34.41% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,116 23,405 23,651
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.04%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,070 1,075 1,251
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +0.60% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year - -3.22% +11.58%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -89 221 £475 +1.06% 39
UK excluding London -63 130 £400 -3.03% 17
London -44 107 £525 +5.00% 22
South East -30 64 £444 -1.39% 6
North of England -25 19 £360 +2.86% 5
Scotland -8 16 £398 +28.23%
South West -30 13 £369 -31.71% 3
Midlands -32 10 £375 +15.38% 2
North West -11 9 £285 -40.00% 4
Yorkshire -11 7 £450 +57.89% 1
East of England -5 6 £500 +19.40% 1
East Midlands +6 5 £575 +76.92%
West Midlands -31 5 £375 +15.38% 2
North East -2 3 £400 -
Wales -23 2 £350 +21.74%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 241 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 167 (69.29%) Project Management
3 163 (67.63%) PRINCE2
4 104 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (34.85%) PMP
6 65 (26.97%) Finance
7 58 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
9 50 (20.75%) Degree
10 45 (18.67%) Microsoft
11 43 (17.84%) PMO
12 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Project
13 39 (16.18%) Migration
14 36 (14.94%) ITIL
15 33 (13.69%) PRINCE
15 33 (13.69%) Security Cleared
16 30 (12.45%) Programme Management
16 30 (12.45%) Change Management
17 29 (12.03%) Computer Science
18 28 (11.62%) SC Cleared
18 28 (11.62%) Project Governance
18 28 (11.62%) Change Control
19 27 (11.20%) SDLC
19 27 (11.20%) Project Planning
20 26 (10.79%) Scrum
20 26 (10.79%) Process Improvement
20 26 (10.79%) Matrix Organization
21 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
22 23 (9.54%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.15%) MS Project Server
3 7 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.49%) CMS
4 6 (2.49%) Drupal
5 5 (2.07%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.24%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.83%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (8.71%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (5.39%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.83%) SPSS
7 1 (0.41%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Finacle
3 1 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.71%) Office 365
2 20 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.32%) OneDrive
4 8 (3.32%) Yammer
5 4 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.24%) IaaS
6 3 (1.24%) PaaS
6 3 (1.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (0.83%) Slack
7 2 (0.83%) Trello
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.73%) WAN
2 7 (2.90%) Value-Added Service
3 6 (2.49%) Intranet
3 6 (2.49%) LAN
3 6 (2.49%) Skype
4 4 (1.66%) DNS
4 4 (1.66%) Firewall
4 4 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.24%) SAN
6 2 (0.83%) DHCP
6 2 (0.83%) SMTP
6 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.41%) 3G
7 1 (0.41%) DWDM
7 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) MPLS
7 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.32%) Big Data
2 6 (2.49%) Power BI
3 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.24%) MySQL
4 3 (1.24%) Spotfire
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.83%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.83%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.83%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.83%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.41%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.41%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.41%) Redis
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) JIRA
2 3 (1.24%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.83%) GitLab
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (26.97%) Finance
2 23 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.88%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.81%) Banking
5 13 (5.39%) Military
6 10 (4.15%) Marketing
7 9 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.49%) Legal
9 5 (2.07%) Games
9 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.66%) Front Office
10 4 (1.66%) Retail
11 3 (1.24%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.24%) Law
12 2 (0.83%) Advertising
12 2 (0.83%) Back Office
12 2 (0.83%) Publishing
13 1 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 130 (53.94%) Project Manager
2 35 (14.52%) IT Manager
3 32 (13.28%) IT Project Manager
4 23 (9.54%) Analyst
5 17 (7.05%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.22%) Programme Manager
7 14 (5.81%) Coordinator
7 14 (5.81%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (4.98%) Project Coordinator
8 12 (4.98%) Senior Manager
8 12 (4.98%) Senior Project Manager
9 11 (4.56%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (4.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 10 (4.15%) Business IT Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) IT Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) IT Business Analyst
11 9 (3.73%) Applications Manager
11 9 (3.73%) Applications Project Manager
12 8 (3.32%) Security Manager
12 8 (3.32%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.56%) Middleware
2 3 (1.24%) Spring
3 2 (0.83%) .NET
3 2 (0.83%) D3.js
3 2 (0.83%) OAuth
3 2 (0.83%) OpenID
3 2 (0.83%) SAML
4 1 (0.41%) EDI
4 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.41%) Jinja
4 1 (0.41%) Kafka
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.41%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.41%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.16%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (12.03%) Computer Science
3 20 (8.30%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.32%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.90%) Social Media
7 7 (2.90%) User Experience
8 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) CMDB
10 3 (1.24%) Equities
10 3 (1.24%) FMCG
10 3 (1.24%) Life Science
10 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.83%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.81%) Windows
2 5 (2.07%) Windows 10
2 5 (2.07%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.66%) Linux
4 3 (1.24%) Unix
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) VMS
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (69.29%) Project Management
2 163 (67.63%) PRINCE2
3 104 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (16.18%) Migration
6 36 (14.94%) ITIL
7 33 (13.69%) PRINCE
8 30 (12.45%) Change Management
8 30 (12.45%) Programme Management
9 28 (11.62%) Change Control
9 28 (11.62%) Project Governance
10 27 (11.20%) Project Planning
10 27 (11.20%) SDLC
11 26 (10.79%) Matrix Organization
11 26 (10.79%) Process Improvement
11 26 (10.79%) Scrum
12 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
13 23 (9.54%) Mentoring
13 23 (9.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.22%) Java
2 9 (3.73%) SQL
3 7 (2.90%) C
4 5 (2.07%) Python
4 5 (2.07%) VB
5 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.83%) C++
6 2 (0.83%) Perl
6 2 (0.83%) PHP
6 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) ABAP
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 241 (100.00%) PMI Certification
2 84 (34.85%) PMP
3 50 (20.75%) Degree
4 33 (13.69%) Security Cleared
5 28 (11.62%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (6.22%) Master's Degree
8 12 (4.98%) CBAP
9 11 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (2.49%) APMP
11 6 (2.49%) CISSP
11 6 (2.49%) MBA
12 5 (2.07%) CAPM
13 4 (1.66%) CISA
13 4 (1.66%) CISM
14 3 (1.24%) APMG
14 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.24%) PgMP
14 3 (1.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.84%) PMO
2 18 (7.47%) QA
3 5 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.24%) GDPR
4 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.83%) P3O
5 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) KVM
2 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Ansible
2 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Salt
2 2 (0.83%) SCOM
2 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.41%) Grafana
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.81%) Oracle
3 13 (5.39%) SAP
3 13 (5.39%) Xerox
4 8 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.90%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.49%) Cisco
7 5 (2.07%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.66%) Citrix
9 3 (1.24%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.24%) Casewise
9 3 (1.24%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.24%) IBM
9 3 (1.24%) Lotus
9 3 (1.24%) Tableau
10 2 (0.83%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.83%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.83%) NetApp
10 2 (0.83%) Nintex
10 2 (0.83%) Planview