Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 362 385
Rank change year-on-year -162 +23 -16
Contract jobs citing PMP 394 677 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.67% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 3.53% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 447 396
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £311 £310 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.74% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 7
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -16.05%
10th Percentile £22.92 £25.10 £20.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £54.71 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £42.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +23.53% -16.05%

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 19,252 19,162 19,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.41% 18.87% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,512 11,745 12,602
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £250
90th Percentile £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 919 858 903
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.62 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.09% -5.45% -8.79%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 17 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 February 2019. 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 -154 346 £475 +1.88% 63
UK excluding London -112 216 £425 +6.25% 41
London -118 163 £525 - 23
South East -86 90 £450 -1.91% 12
Midlands -23 33 £375 +4.17% 6
Scotland -12 31 £400 +2.56%
North of England -36 30 £425 +21.43% 13
East of England +6 19 £430 -14.00% 7
West Midlands -29 17 £390 +3.31% 3
East Midlands -2 16 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -5 14 £450 +20.00% 7
North West -20 14 £425 +25.00% 5
South West -38 6 £500 +70.94% 2
Wales -6 4 £400 +23.08%
Northern Ireland +13 2 £400 +53.85% 1
North East -22 2 £461 +21.38% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 299 (75.89%) PRINCE2
2 286 (72.59%) Project Management
3 268 (68.02%) PMI Certification
4 176 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (40.10%) Finance
6 114 (28.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 76 (19.29%) Degree
8 70 (17.77%) PMO
9 67 (17.01%) Programme Management
10 61 (15.48%) Microsoft Project
11 57 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (13.96%) Waterfall
13 54 (13.71%) Microsoft
13 54 (13.71%) Scrum
14 53 (13.45%) PMI
15 51 (12.94%) Change Management
16 48 (12.18%) Risk Management
16 48 (12.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 48 (12.18%) PRINCE
17 47 (11.93%) Migration
18 46 (11.68%) ITIL
19 45 (11.42%) Project Planning
19 45 (11.42%) Data Centre
20 43 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (10.91%) Matrix Organization
21 39 (9.90%) SharePoint
21 39 (9.90%) Project Governance
22 38 (9.64%) QA
23 36 (9.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 36 (9.14%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 39 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.57%) Confluence
3 7 (1.78%) CMS
3 7 (1.78%) Drupal
4 4 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.76%) IIS
5 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (15.48%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (9.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (4.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 5 (1.27%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.76%) TrackWise
7 2 (0.51%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.51%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.25%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.30%) Office 365
3 5 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.02%) Yammer
5 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.76%) PaaS
5 3 (0.76%) Slack
5 3 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.76%) Trello
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.25%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.57%) LAN
1 18 (4.57%) WAN
2 6 (1.52%) Firewall
2 6 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.27%) Internet
3 5 (1.27%) VPN
4 4 (1.02%) 2G
4 4 (1.02%) 3G
4 4 (1.02%) 4G
4 4 (1.02%) 5G
4 4 (1.02%) MPLS
4 4 (1.02%) Node B
4 4 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.02%) RNC
4 4 (1.02%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.76%) FTP
5 3 (0.76%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (0.76%) Skype
5 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.76%) Power BI
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.25%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.25%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) OLTP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (6.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.51%) GitLab
2 2 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.25%) VersionOne
General
1 158 (40.10%) Finance
2 28 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.09%) Retail
4 22 (5.58%) Banking
4 22 (5.58%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.31%) Legal
6 15 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (3.55%) Marketing
8 9 (2.28%) Billing
9 6 (1.52%) Games
10 5 (1.27%) Automotive
10 5 (1.27%) Front Office
10 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.02%) German Language
12 3 (0.76%) Law
12 3 (0.76%) Publishing
12 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 269 (68.27%) Project Manager
2 64 (16.24%) IT Manager
3 63 (15.99%) IT Project Manager
4 46 (11.68%) Infrastructure Manager
5 42 (10.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 38 (9.64%) Programme Manager
7 24 (6.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 23 (5.84%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
8 23 (5.84%) Senior Manager
9 19 (4.82%) Analyst
9 19 (4.82%) Senior Project Manager
10 18 (4.57%) Agile Project Manager
11 14 (3.55%) Applications Manager
11 14 (3.55%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.30%) Security Manager
13 11 (2.79%) Applications Project Manager
13 11 (2.79%) ERP Manager
13 11 (2.79%) Security Project Manager
13 11 (2.79%) Transformation Manager
14 10 (2.54%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.54%) HTML
2 9 (2.28%) Web Services
3 6 (1.52%) Flash
4 5 (1.27%) .NET
5 3 (0.76%) OAuth
5 3 (0.76%) React
5 3 (0.76%) SAML
5 3 (0.76%) Spring
5 3 (0.76%) Velocity
6 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) COM
7 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.25%) Jinja
7 1 (0.25%) Kafka
7 1 (0.25%) Middleware
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.45%) PMI
2 45 (11.42%) Data Centre
3 43 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.09%) Management Information System
5 20 (5.08%) Virtual Team
6 19 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.03%) Social Media
8 5 (1.27%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.02%) Life Science
9 4 (1.02%) User Experience
10 3 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.76%) Equities
10 3 (0.76%) FMCG
10 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.51%) CMDB
11 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.58%) Windows
2 10 (2.54%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.27%) Android
5 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.02%) Linux
5 4 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Unix
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (75.89%) PRINCE2
2 286 (72.59%) Project Management
3 176 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (28.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (17.01%) Programme Management
6 57 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (13.96%) Waterfall
8 54 (13.71%) Scrum
9 51 (12.94%) Change Management
10 48 (12.18%) PRINCE
10 48 (12.18%) Risk Management
11 47 (11.93%) Migration
12 46 (11.68%) ITIL
13 45 (11.42%) Project Planning
14 43 (10.91%) Matrix Organization
15 39 (9.90%) Project Governance
16 36 (9.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 27 (6.85%) Change Control
18 25 (6.35%) ERP
19 24 (6.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.05%) C
1 12 (3.05%) Java
2 6 (1.52%) PHP
3 5 (1.27%) SQL
4 3 (0.76%) C#
4 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.76%) Python
4 3 (0.76%) VB
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 268 (68.02%) PMI Certification
2 76 (19.29%) Degree
3 48 (12.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 30 (7.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 28 (7.11%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.33%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.55%) Master's Degree
8 11 (2.79%) ACCA
8 11 (2.79%) CIMA
9 10 (2.54%) APMP
10 8 (2.03%) CCNA
10 8 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.78%) APMG
12 6 (1.52%) CAPM
12 6 (1.52%) MBA
13 5 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.02%) ISEB
14 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (17.77%) PMO
2 38 (9.64%) QA
3 6 (1.52%) GDPR
3 6 (1.52%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.76%) GxP
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) P3O
5 2 (0.51%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) Docker
2 2 (0.51%) KVM
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) SCCM
2 3 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) Grafana
4 1 (0.25%) MOM
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.09%) Oracle
2 24 (6.09%) SAP
3 15 (3.81%) Citrix
4 14 (3.55%) Cisco
5 12 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.78%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.27%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.02%) Demandware
8 4 (1.02%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.02%) Huawei
8 4 (1.02%) Mapinfo
8 4 (1.02%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.02%) Remedy
8 4 (1.02%) Tableau
9 3 (0.76%) CA
9 3 (0.76%) Google
9 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.76%) VMware