Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 517 459
Rank change year-on-year +25 -58 -30
Contract jobs citing PMI 389 418 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 1.16% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 280 338
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +3.75% -2.74% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £35.75
90th Percentile £55.00 - £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50

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 31970 35976 36234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.17% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20886 23566 22629
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 972 1202 1411
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.24 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 21 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 +10 351 £483 +1.58% 33
UK excluding London +46 204 £415 +3.75% 26
London +18 178 £525 - 8
South East +42 79 £473 +11.18% 11
South West +39 40 £488 +5.41% 3
Midlands +6 23 £413 - 1
Scotland +30 19 £325 +4.84% 1
North of England +33 18 £350 +6.06% 8
West Midlands +14 14 £413 +1.85% 1
Wales - 14 £324 -
East of England -22 12 £335 -21.18% 2
North West +18 10 £450 +26.76% 3
East Midlands -12 8 £355 -14.46%
North East +32 5 £350 +12.90%
Yorkshire +33 3 £285 -30.91% 5

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 388 (99.74%) PMI Certification
2 289 (74.29%) PRINCE2
3 262 (67.35%) Project Management
4 176 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
5 140 (35.99%) Finance
6 137 (35.22%) PMP
7 110 (28.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (22.62%) Degree
9 82 (21.08%) Microsoft Project
10 81 (20.82%) Programme Management
11 67 (17.22%) Risk Management
12 58 (14.91%) PMO
13 53 (13.62%) Banking
14 51 (13.11%) ITIL
15 48 (12.34%) Security Cleared
16 46 (11.83%) Microsoft
17 43 (11.05%) Migration
18 42 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (10.54%) Telecoms
20 40 (10.28%) Scrum
20 40 (10.28%) SDLC
21 39 (10.03%) Data Centre
21 39 (10.03%) Change Management
21 39 (10.03%) SC Cleared
22 36 (9.25%) Coaching
22 36 (9.25%) MS Visio
23 35 (9.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 34 (8.74%) Waterfall
25 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Excel
26 30 (7.71%) Project Planning

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 12 (3.08%) Confluence
1 12 (3.08%) MS Project Server
2 11 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.03%) CMS
5 3 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) Documentum
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.26%) Smallworld
Applications
1 82 (21.08%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (9.25%) MS Visio
3 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 3 (0.77%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.51%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.26%) Endur
5 1 (0.26%) Kondor
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.26%) Primavera
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.26%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.11%) Office 365
2 10 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Trello
5 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.31%) LAN
2 7 (1.80%) Unified Communications
2 7 (1.80%) VoIP
3 5 (1.29%) WAN
3 5 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.03%) Skype
5 2 (0.51%) SMS
6 1 (0.26%) Broadband
6 1 (0.26%) DWDM
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
6 1 (0.26%) MPLS
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.03%) Big Data
3 4 (1.03%) MS Access
4 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.51%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.26%) Adabas
5 1 (0.26%) GIS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (4.37%) JIRA
2 7 (1.80%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.03%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.51%) MSI
4 2 (0.51%) VersionOne
4 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
General
1 140 (35.99%) Finance
2 53 (13.62%) Banking
3 41 (10.54%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.14%) Front Office
5 18 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.63%) Marketing
6 17 (4.37%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.34%) Retail
8 10 (2.57%) Corporate Banking
8 10 (2.57%) Electronics
8 10 (2.57%) Legal
9 7 (1.80%) Automotive
10 6 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.29%) Back Office
11 5 (1.29%) French Language
12 4 (1.03%) Billing
12 4 (1.03%) Law
12 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.03%) Publishing
13 2 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 213 (54.76%) Project Manager
2 47 (12.08%) Analyst
3 40 (10.28%) Business Analyst
4 30 (7.71%) IT Manager
5 28 (7.20%) IT Project Manager
6 27 (6.94%) Programme Manager
7 24 (6.17%) Senior Manager
8 23 (5.91%) Project Planner
9 22 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
10 20 (5.14%) Infrastructure Manager
11 17 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 14 (3.60%) Security Manager
12 14 (3.60%) Security Project Manager
12 14 (3.60%) Technical Manager
13 12 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 10 (2.57%) Banking Project Manager
14 10 (2.57%) Data Centre Manager
14 10 (2.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
14 10 (2.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.31%) Velocity
2 5 (1.29%) XML
3 4 (1.03%) FpML
4 1 (0.26%) COM
4 1 (0.26%) Drools
4 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.26%) Java EE
4 1 (0.26%) jBPM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.26%) Spring
4 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (10.03%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (5.14%) Virtual Team
5 16 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.34%) Equities
7 12 (3.08%) Derivative
7 12 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.29%) Exotic Derivative
10 3 (0.77%) Life Science
10 3 (0.77%) NHS
10 3 (0.77%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.77%) User Experience
11 2 (0.51%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.26%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.26%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmacovigilance
12 1 (0.26%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.40%) Windows
2 11 (2.83%) Solaris
3 9 (2.31%) Unix
4 8 (2.06%) Linux
5 7 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.29%) AIX
6 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (74.29%) PRINCE2
2 262 (67.35%) Project Management
3 176 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (28.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (20.82%) Programme Management
6 67 (17.22%) Risk Management
7 51 (13.11%) ITIL
8 43 (11.05%) Migration
9 40 (10.28%) Scrum
9 40 (10.28%) SDLC
10 39 (10.03%) Change Management
11 36 (9.25%) Coaching
12 34 (8.74%) Waterfall
13 30 (7.71%) Project Planning
14 29 (7.46%) Critical Path Analysis
15 28 (7.20%) Business Analysis
16 24 (6.17%) Change Control
16 24 (6.17%) PRINCE
17 21 (5.40%) Dependency Management
18 20 (5.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.08%) SQL
2 10 (2.57%) Java
3 6 (1.54%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.54%) Perl
3 6 (1.54%) VBScript
4 1 (0.26%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 388 (99.74%) PMI Certification
2 137 (35.22%) PMP
3 88 (22.62%) Degree
4 48 (12.34%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.03%) SC Cleared
6 35 (9.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (5.91%) ISEB
8 15 (3.86%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.34%) CISSP
10 11 (2.83%) IIBA
11 9 (2.31%) APMP
12 7 (1.80%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (1.80%) CITP
12 7 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.80%) MBCS
12 7 (1.80%) PgMP
12 7 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.54%) CISM
14 5 (1.29%) CISA
15 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (14.91%) PMO
2 23 (5.91%) QA
3 15 (3.86%) MiFID
4 8 (2.06%) GDPR
5 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.54%) EMIR
7 5 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (1.29%) ISO 9000
8 4 (1.03%) SEPA
9 3 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.77%) P3O
10 2 (0.51%) COBIT
10 2 (0.51%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.51%) GCP
10 2 (0.51%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.51%) SLA
11 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) Ansible
1 7 (1.80%) Puppet
2 6 (1.54%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.77%) MOM
4 2 (0.51%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
4 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.43%) SAP
3 16 (4.11%) Oracle
4 12 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.06%) VMware
6 6 (1.54%) BMC
6 6 (1.54%) Tripwire
7 5 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.29%) Concur
7 5 (1.29%) Guidewire
7 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.77%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.77%) Misys
8 3 (0.77%) Reuters
8 3 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.77%) Sophis
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow