Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 389 377
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12 -39
Contract jobs citing PMP 701 573 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 3.02% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 389 489
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -0.17%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £305
90th Percentile £625 £626 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -7.78% +12.50% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
UK median hourly rate £46.52 £40.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.85% - -13.83%
10th Percentile £21.21 £22.50 £38.10
90th Percentile £62.13 £51.55 £62.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.02 £40.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +21.02% - -13.83%

PMP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,393 19,001 22,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 20.49% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,665 12,013 14,051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £239 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 935 899
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +5.26% +42.50%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.00 £11.79
90th Percentile £50.37 £52.00 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.96 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.56% -6.38% +60.00%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMP.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
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 PMP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +26 648 £463 -2.63% 88
UK excluding London +42 360 £415 -7.78% 59
London -3 336 £518 +0.98% 39
South East -5 174 £450 -5.26% 18
Midlands +32 57 £370 -12.94% 13
Scotland -11 41 £385 -3.75% 7
East Midlands +33 33 £350 -17.65% 3
North of England -2 32 £340 -20.00% 12
East of England +13 31 £450 +2.86% 1
West Midlands +10 24 £375 -11.76% 10
North West -13 21 £340 -22.29% 7
South West +1 17 £420 -11.58% 5
Yorkshire -13 7 £425 - 4
Wales -17 6 £325 -18.75% 2
North East +33 4 £280 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland -8 1 £260 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 507 (72.33%) PRINCE2
2 498 (71.04%) PMI Certification
3 466 (66.48%) Project Management
4 286 (40.80%) Finance
5 253 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 163 (23.25%) Degree
8 118 (16.83%) Project Planning
9 114 (16.26%) Microsoft Project
10 106 (15.12%) PMI
11 101 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (13.41%) Change Management
13 92 (13.12%) ITIL
14 90 (12.84%) PMO
15 87 (12.41%) Microsoft
16 85 (12.13%) Banking
17 81 (11.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 80 (11.41%) Matrix Organization
19 76 (10.84%) Programme Management
20 74 (10.56%) Migration
21 73 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
21 73 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
22 67 (9.56%) Retail
23 65 (9.27%) Scrum
23 65 (9.27%) Risk Management
23 65 (9.27%) Waterfall
24 59 (8.42%) Project Governance
25 57 (8.13%) PRINCE
25 57 (8.13%) SDLC
26 56 (7.99%) Data Centre

PMP
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 21 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.00%) Confluence
3 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.57%) CMS
4 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.14%) CICS
7 1 (0.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 114 (16.26%) Microsoft Project
2 73 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 42 (5.99%) MS Visio
5 41 (5.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.57%) SPSS
7 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) Maya
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.57%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.57%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Maximo
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) RMDS
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (3.14%) Office 365
2 11 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.14%) G Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.99%) LAN
2 26 (3.71%) WAN
3 14 (2.00%) Internet
4 13 (1.85%) IP Telephony
5 10 (1.43%) Firewall
6 6 (0.86%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.71%) Skype
8 4 (0.57%) ATM
8 4 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.57%) MPLS
8 4 (0.57%) SMS
9 3 (0.43%) DNS
9 3 (0.43%) NAS
10 2 (0.29%) Broadband
10 2 (0.29%) Intranet
10 2 (0.29%) SAN
10 2 (0.29%) VoIP
10 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.14%) ADSL
11 1 (0.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.00%) Power BI
3 5 (0.71%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.14%) Big Data
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.14%) QlikView
5 1 (0.14%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (3.57%) JIRA
2 7 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.57%) Selenium
3 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.43%) JMeter
4 3 (0.43%) JUnit
4 3 (0.43%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.29%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) TestRail
6 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 286 (40.80%) Finance
2 85 (12.13%) Banking
3 67 (9.56%) Retail
4 56 (7.99%) Telecoms
5 46 (6.56%) Legal
6 38 (5.42%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.57%) Billing
7 18 (2.57%) Marketing
8 15 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 14 (2.00%) Advertising
10 12 (1.71%) Front Office
10 12 (1.71%) Games
10 12 (1.71%) Law
11 11 (1.57%) Automotive
11 11 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.00%) Publishing
13 5 (0.71%) German Language
14 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.43%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 499 (71.18%) Project Manager
2 91 (12.98%) IT Manager
3 83 (11.84%) IT Project Manager
4 69 (9.84%) Senior Manager
5 67 (9.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 58 (8.27%) Infrastructure Manager
7 54 (7.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 43 (6.13%) Analyst
9 40 (5.71%) Programme Manager
10 37 (5.28%) Security Manager
11 36 (5.14%) Security Project Manager
12 31 (4.42%) GDPR Project Manager
13 28 (3.99%) Business Analyst
14 26 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 21 (3.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 20 (2.85%) Senior IT Manager
16 20 (2.85%) Senior IT Project Manager
17 19 (2.71%) Technical Manager
18 18 (2.57%) Coordinator
18 18 (2.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.43%) Velocity
2 9 (1.28%) Web Services
3 7 (1.00%) Middleware
4 4 (0.57%) .NET
4 4 (0.57%) REST
4 4 (0.57%) XML
5 3 (0.43%) HTML
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.29%) JSON
6 2 (0.29%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.14%) Ajax
7 1 (0.14%) Akka
7 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.14%) FpML
7 1 (0.14%) HTML5
7 1 (0.14%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.14%) SOAP
7 1 (0.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 106 (15.12%) PMI
2 73 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.99%) Data Centre
4 38 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 26 (3.71%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.28%) User Experience
11 7 (1.00%) Reinsurance
12 6 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.86%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.71%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.71%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.57%) FMCG
14 4 (0.57%) Robotics
14 4 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.85%) Windows
2 23 (3.28%) Windows 10
3 16 (2.28%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.43%) Linux
5 8 (1.14%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.71%) Android
7 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) Unix
10 2 (0.29%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (72.33%) PRINCE2
2 466 (66.48%) Project Management
3 253 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 118 (16.83%) Project Planning
6 101 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
7 94 (13.41%) Change Management
8 92 (13.12%) ITIL
9 80 (11.41%) Matrix Organization
10 76 (10.84%) Programme Management
11 74 (10.56%) Migration
12 65 (9.27%) Risk Management
12 65 (9.27%) Scrum
12 65 (9.27%) Waterfall
13 59 (8.42%) Project Governance
14 57 (8.13%) PRINCE
14 57 (8.13%) SDLC
15 44 (6.28%) Mentoring
16 40 (5.71%) Resource Allocation
17 36 (5.14%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.28%) C
2 6 (0.86%) Java
3 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.57%) Python
5 3 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.43%) PHP
5 3 (0.43%) SQL
6 2 (0.29%) C#
6 2 (0.29%) C++
6 2 (0.29%) Perl
6 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.14%) COBOL
7 1 (0.14%) Java 8
7 1 (0.14%) PL/1
7 1 (0.14%) R
7 1 (0.14%) REXX
7 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.14%) VB
7 1 (0.14%) VBA
7 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 498 (71.04%) PMI Certification
2 163 (23.25%) Degree
3 81 (11.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 48 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 45 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 45 (6.42%) SC Cleared
6 32 (4.56%) Master's Degree
7 14 (2.00%) CISSP
8 11 (1.57%) ISEB
9 8 (1.14%) CISM
9 8 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.00%) CISA
10 7 (1.00%) MBA
11 6 (0.86%) APMP
11 6 (0.86%) CAPM
11 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.57%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (12.84%) PMO
2 55 (7.85%) QA
3 52 (7.42%) GDPR
4 9 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.00%) SLA
6 4 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.57%) COBIT
6 4 (0.57%) GAMP
6 4 (0.57%) GMP
6 4 (0.57%) GxP
6 4 (0.57%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.57%) SEPA
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.43%) PSD2
8 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.29%) MiFID
8 2 (0.29%) P3O
8 2 (0.29%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.29%) ACF2
3 2 (0.29%) Firmware
3 2 (0.29%) RACF
3 2 (0.29%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.43%) SCCM
2 6 (0.86%) MOM
3 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.43%) Ansible
5 2 (0.29%) Mesos
5 2 (0.29%) Nagios
5 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) Puppet
5 2 (0.29%) Terraform
6 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) SCOM
6 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 87 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.00%) SAP
3 17 (2.43%) Cisco
4 13 (1.85%) Oracle
4 13 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.43%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.14%) Citrix
6 8 (1.14%) IBM
7 7 (1.00%) HP
8 6 (0.86%) Demandware
9 5 (0.71%) Juniper
9 5 (0.71%) Mercator
9 5 (0.71%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.57%) ArcSight
10 4 (0.57%) McAfee
10 4 (0.57%) NetApp
10 4 (0.57%) VMware
10 4 (0.57%) Wonderware
11 3 (0.43%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.43%) JD Edwards