Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 603 473
Rank change year-on-year +57 -130 +32
Contract jobs citing PMI 355 303 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.87% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 182 347
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £341 £300
90th Percentile £650 £700 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
UK median hourly rate £36.25 - £40.50
10th Percentile £33.25 - £31.95
90th Percentile £39.63 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 - £45.00

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 34720 34907 36700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.65% 33.11% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23045 22892 23337
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1197 1454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +6.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +27 317 £470 -6.00% 44
UK excluding London +63 191 £413 -2.94% 19
London -11 159 £500 -9.09% 26
South East +33 82 £455 +6.95% 8
Midlands +6 26 £325 -21.69%
Scotland +11 22 £304 -16.43% 1
North of England +70 20 £388 - 7
South West +14 17 £540 +28.57% 2
West Midlands +5 13 £325 -29.16%
East Midlands -1 12 £323 -22.29%
East of England -19 12 £419 -11.84% 1
North West +16 11 £475 +46.15% 6
Wales - 9 £288 -
Yorkshire +28 8 £320 -36.00% 1
Channel Islands +5 3 £500 -
North East +59 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 354 (99.72%) PMI Certification
2 253 (71.27%) PRINCE2
3 216 (60.85%) Project Management
4 149 (41.97%) PMP
5 136 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (29.01%) Degree
7 98 (27.61%) Finance
8 83 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (19.15%) Programme Management
10 64 (18.03%) Microsoft Project
11 56 (15.77%) Project Planning
11 56 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (12.39%) Banking
13 42 (11.83%) PMO
14 41 (11.55%) Security Cleared
15 40 (11.27%) Risk Management
16 39 (10.99%) ITIL
16 39 (10.99%) Mentoring
17 38 (10.70%) Microsoft
18 37 (10.42%) Migration
19 36 (10.14%) Manufacturing
19 36 (10.14%) Change Management
20 35 (9.86%) Scrum
21 34 (9.58%) SDLC
21 34 (9.58%) Resource Allocation
22 33 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 33 (9.30%) PRINCE
23 31 (8.73%) Waterfall
24 30 (8.45%) Computer Science
24 30 (8.45%) Coaching

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 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.69%) CMS
2 6 (1.69%) Confluence
3 3 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.56%) Documentum
4 2 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.28%) Smallworld
Applications
1 64 (18.03%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 3 (0.85%) Primavera
3 3 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.56%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.56%) Summit
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Kondor
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.66%) Office 365
2 12 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.25%) LAN
2 7 (1.97%) Unified Communications
3 6 (1.69%) VoIP
3 6 (1.69%) WAN
3 6 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.85%) Broadband
4 3 (0.85%) Internet
4 3 (0.85%) MPLS
4 3 (0.85%) Skype
5 2 (0.56%) 2G
5 2 (0.56%) ADSL
5 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.56%) ISDN
5 2 (0.56%) LTE
5 2 (0.56%) SMS
5 2 (0.56%) TETRA
5 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.28%) DWDM
6 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.13%) Big Data
1 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.13%) MS Access
2 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.56%) QlikView
2 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.28%) Adabas
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.28%) GIS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (4.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.13%) VersionOne
2 4 (1.13%) Zephyr
3 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (0.85%) MSI
3 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 98 (27.61%) Finance
2 44 (12.39%) Banking
3 36 (10.14%) Manufacturing
4 30 (8.45%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.79%) Front Office
6 13 (3.66%) Legal
7 11 (3.10%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.82%) Advertising
8 10 (2.82%) Retail
9 9 (2.54%) Marketing
9 9 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (2.25%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (1.97%) German Language
12 5 (1.41%) Automotive
12 5 (1.41%) Billing
13 4 (1.13%) Law
13 4 (1.13%) Publishing
14 3 (0.85%) French Language
15 2 (0.56%) Back Office
15 2 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 218 (61.41%) Project Manager
2 40 (11.27%) Analyst
3 35 (9.86%) IT Manager
4 33 (9.30%) IT Project Manager
5 30 (8.45%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.63%) Programme Manager
7 17 (4.79%) Infrastructure Manager
8 16 (4.51%) Project Planner
9 15 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 14 (3.94%) Senior Manager
10 14 (3.94%) Senior Project Manager
11 12 (3.38%) Technical Manager
12 11 (3.10%) Agile Project Manager
12 11 (3.10%) Junior
12 11 (3.10%) Junior Project Manager
13 10 (2.82%) Security Manager
13 10 (2.82%) Technical Project Manager
13 10 (2.82%) Transformation Manager
14 9 (2.54%) Data Centre Manager
14 9 (2.54%) DV Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) XML
2 3 (0.85%) FpML
3 2 (0.56%) EDI
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) Drools
4 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.28%) J2EE
4 1 (0.28%) Java EE
4 1 (0.28%) jBPM
4 1 (0.28%) Spring
4 1 (0.28%) Velocity
4 1 (0.28%) WPF
4 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 22 (6.20%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.07%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.82%) Derivative
6 10 (2.82%) Equities
6 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.41%) Exotic Derivative
9 3 (0.85%) Life Science
9 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.56%) FMCG
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
10 2 (0.56%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.56%) User Experience
11 1 (0.28%) Fintech
11 1 (0.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.28%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.28%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.35%) Windows
2 11 (3.10%) Solaris
3 8 (2.25%) Unix
4 6 (1.69%) Linux
4 6 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.41%) AIX
5 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (71.27%) PRINCE2
2 216 (60.85%) Project Management
3 136 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (19.15%) Programme Management
6 56 (15.77%) Project Planning
7 40 (11.27%) Risk Management
8 39 (10.99%) ITIL
8 39 (10.99%) Mentoring
9 37 (10.42%) Migration
10 36 (10.14%) Change Management
11 35 (9.86%) Scrum
12 34 (9.58%) Resource Allocation
12 34 (9.58%) SDLC
13 33 (9.30%) PRINCE
14 31 (8.73%) Waterfall
15 30 (8.45%) Coaching
16 29 (8.17%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
17 28 (7.89%) Change Control
18 21 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.38%) Java
2 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.69%) Perl
2 6 (1.69%) VBScript
3 3 (0.85%) SQL
4 2 (0.56%) ABAP
4 2 (0.56%) C
4 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) NATURAL
5 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 354 (99.72%) PMI Certification
2 149 (41.97%) PMP
3 103 (29.01%) Degree
4 41 (11.55%) Security Cleared
5 33 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 30 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 29 (8.17%) Master's Degree
7 29 (8.17%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.79%) ISEB
9 10 (2.82%) APMP
9 10 (2.82%) CISSP
9 10 (2.82%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.69%) PgMP
11 4 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.13%) IIBA
12 3 (0.85%) CBAP
12 3 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.83%) PMO
2 26 (7.32%) QA
3 13 (3.66%) MiFID
4 11 (3.10%) GDPR
5 5 (1.41%) P3O
5 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.85%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.56%) GCP
7 2 (0.56%) GxP
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.56%) SEPA
8 1 (0.28%) Basel III
8 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.28%) EMIR
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) Firmware
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.69%) BladeLogic
2 4 (1.13%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.79%) SAP
3 16 (4.51%) Oracle
4 6 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.69%) BMC
4 6 (1.69%) Tripwire
5 5 (1.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.41%) Concur
5 5 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.13%) HP
7 3 (0.85%) Reuters
7 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.56%) CA
8 2 (0.56%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.56%) Google
8 2 (0.56%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.56%) Misys
8 2 (0.56%) Motorola
8 2 (0.56%) Tableau