Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 616 464 497
Rank change year-on-year -152 +33 +2
Contract jobs citing PMI 272 406 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 1.33% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 287 297
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £450 £393
% change year-on-year -6.11% +14.65% -7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
UK median hourly rate £48.17 £48.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +46.97% -9.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.17 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.49% - -

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 34,097 30,448 35,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.83% 33.75% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,347 19,754 23,182
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,062 1,075 1,191
UK median hourly rate £21.95 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.75% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.27% -11.90% +20.00%

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 23 May 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
Top 16 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 23 May 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 -133 255 £438 -7.89% 39
UK excluding London -79 156 £423 -6.11% 32
London -110 115 £500 -4.76% 13
South East -44 76 £425 -5.56% 12
North of England +3 30 £360 +2.86% 6
North West -6 19 £360 -15.29% 3
Midlands -26 14 £355 -13.94% 3
East of England -10 11 £550 +83.33% 2
Yorkshire -9 9 £175 -30.00% 1
South West -25 9 £525 +7.69% 3
West Midlands -28 9 £360 -15.29% 2
Scotland -40 9 £650 +60.00% 6
Wales -13 6 £405 +2.86%
East Midlands +4 5 £323 -14.00% 1
North East +10 2 £420 +20.00% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 271 (99.63%) PMI Certification
2 182 (66.91%) PRINCE2
2 182 (66.91%) Project Management
3 116 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (34.93%) Finance
5 92 (33.82%) PMP
6 74 (27.21%) Degree
7 70 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (23.53%) Project Planning
9 56 (20.59%) ITIL
10 53 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (18.01%) Microsoft
12 44 (16.18%) Change Management
13 41 (15.07%) Microsoft Excel
14 40 (14.71%) Computer Science
15 39 (14.34%) Risk Management
16 38 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (12.87%) Telecoms
18 34 (12.50%) Waterfall
19 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Project
20 31 (11.40%) Project Governance
21 29 (10.66%) SDLC
21 29 (10.66%) Business Analysis
22 26 (9.56%) PRINCE
22 26 (9.56%) Change Control
23 25 (9.19%) MS Visio
23 25 (9.19%) Scrum
24 24 (8.82%) Programme Management
24 24 (8.82%) Security Cleared
25 23 (8.46%) PMO

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 9 (3.31%) MS Project Server
1 9 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.47%) Drupal
3 3 (1.10%) CMS
4 2 (0.74%) Confluence
4 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (15.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (12.13%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (9.19%) MS Visio
4 18 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.84%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Summit
2 2 (0.74%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.37%) HFM
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.94%) Office 365
3 5 (1.84%) Dialogflow
4 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.68%) WAN
2 8 (2.94%) LAN
3 7 (2.57%) IP Telephony
3 7 (2.57%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.84%) VoIP
5 4 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.47%) SMS
6 2 (0.74%) Internet
6 2 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) 2G
7 1 (0.37%) ADSL
7 1 (0.37%) DMZ
7 1 (0.37%) Firewall
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) HSDPA
7 1 (0.37%) IPv6
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) Softphone
7 1 (0.37%) TETRA
7 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.84%) Blockchain
2 5 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.37%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) GIS
4 1 (0.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 95 (34.93%) Finance
2 35 (12.87%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.62%) Retail
4 17 (6.25%) Banking
4 17 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (4.04%) Military
6 10 (3.68%) Marketing
7 9 (3.31%) Legal
8 8 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.21%) Front Office
10 5 (1.84%) Law
11 4 (1.47%) Back Office
11 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
12 3 (1.10%) German Language
13 2 (0.74%) Games
13 2 (0.74%) Publishing
14 1 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 151 (55.51%) Project Manager
2 31 (11.40%) Analyst
3 26 (9.56%) IT Manager
4 25 (9.19%) Infrastructure Manager
5 23 (8.46%) IT Project Manager
6 20 (7.35%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 16 (5.88%) Senior Manager
9 15 (5.51%) Senior Project Manager
10 14 (5.15%) Coordinator
10 14 (5.15%) Project Coordinator
11 13 (4.78%) Programme Manager
11 13 (4.78%) Security Manager
12 12 (4.41%) Digital Project Manager
12 12 (4.41%) Security Project Manager
13 10 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (3.68%) Information Security Manager
13 10 (3.68%) Information Security Project Manager
14 9 (3.31%) Applications Manager
14 9 (3.31%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.84%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (1.47%) Middleware
3 3 (1.10%) CSS
3 3 (1.10%) FpML
3 3 (1.10%) HTML
3 3 (1.10%) jQuery
3 3 (1.10%) Web Services
4 2 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.35%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.31%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.94%) Equities
5 8 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.84%) Fintech
7 5 (1.84%) FMCG
7 5 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (1.84%) User Experience
7 5 (1.84%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.10%) Social Media
10 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.15%) Windows
2 9 (3.31%) Linux
3 7 (2.57%) Unix
4 6 (2.21%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (66.91%) PRINCE2
1 182 (66.91%) Project Management
2 116 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (23.53%) Project Planning
5 56 (20.59%) ITIL
6 44 (16.18%) Change Management
7 39 (14.34%) Risk Management
8 38 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 31 (11.40%) Project Governance
11 29 (10.66%) Business Analysis
11 29 (10.66%) SDLC
12 26 (9.56%) Change Control
12 26 (9.56%) PRINCE
13 25 (9.19%) Scrum
14 24 (8.82%) Programme Management
15 22 (8.09%) Migration
15 22 (8.09%) Process Improvement
15 22 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.88%) SQL
2 5 (1.84%) Python
3 4 (1.47%) C
4 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.74%) Java
6 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 271 (99.63%) PMI Certification
2 92 (33.82%) PMP
3 74 (27.21%) Degree
4 24 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 22 (8.09%) ISEB
6 17 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.15%) CBAP
7 14 (5.15%) Master's Degree
8 13 (4.78%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (4.41%) MBA
9 12 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (3.31%) CISA
10 9 (3.31%) CISM
10 9 (3.31%) CISSP
11 5 (1.84%) CFA
12 4 (1.47%) APMP
12 4 (1.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (1.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (1.10%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.46%) PMO
2 12 (4.41%) GDPR
3 10 (3.68%) QA
4 5 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.84%) PMBOK
5 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.47%) P3O
5 4 (1.47%) SLA
6 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.37%) FATCA
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.41%) Xerox
3 11 (4.04%) Oracle
4 7 (2.57%) Cisco
5 6 (2.21%) SAP
6 5 (1.84%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.10%) Informatica
8 3 (1.10%) Ingenico
8 3 (1.10%) Juniper
8 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.10%) Sophos
9 2 (0.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (0.74%) Citrix
9 2 (0.74%) hybris
9 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.74%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.74%) Progress