Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 506 362
Rank change year-on-year +38 -144 +6
Contract jobs citing PMP 286 399 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 2.07% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 261 446
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £325 £311 £310
90th Percentile £648 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 16
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +17.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +23.53%

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 14,740 19,276 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.38% 19.43% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,054 11,535 11,706
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £260 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £632 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 918 850
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.40 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.62 £26.22
% change year-on-year +13.55% +9.18% -4.67%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
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 PMP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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 +92 266 £475 - 47
UK excluding London +54 173 £475 +11.76% 39
London +72 101 £488 -7.14% 16
South East +42 57 £500 +6.67% 8
East of England +56 37 £515 +19.77% 7
North of England +66 32 £400 -5.88% 5
North West +43 17 £400 -5.88% 2
Midlands +41 17 £475 +26.67% 9
South West +31 17 £469 +7.14% 2
East Midlands +27 9 £450 +20.00% 5
Scotland -3 9 £370 -7.50% 2
West Midlands +36 8 £550 +41.03% 4
North East +30 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +46 7 £425 -5.56% 2
Wales +27 4 £475 +18.75% 5

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 218 (76.22%) PRINCE2
2 210 (73.43%) Project Management
3 202 (70.63%) PMI Certification
4 131 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (37.76%) Finance
6 85 (29.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (24.83%) Project Delivery
8 64 (22.38%) Degree
9 53 (18.53%) Microsoft
10 52 (18.18%) Migration
11 45 (15.73%) Microsoft Project
12 44 (15.38%) Scrum
13 43 (15.03%) ITIL
13 43 (15.03%) Risk Management
14 40 (13.99%) Security Cleared
15 38 (13.29%) Change Management
16 32 (11.19%) Project Planning
16 32 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (10.84%) PMO
18 30 (10.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 28 (9.79%) Waterfall
20 27 (9.44%) PMI
20 27 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
20 27 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
20 27 (9.44%) SAP
21 26 (9.09%) ERP
21 26 (9.09%) Programme Management
21 26 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 25 (8.74%) PRINCE

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 12 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.40%) CMS
2 4 (1.40%) Confluence
3 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.05%) Drupal
4 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 45 (15.73%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.05%) Aligne
2 3 (1.05%) Endur
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.70%) Shopify
4 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.59%) Office 365
2 15 (5.24%) Azure
3 9 (3.15%) SaaS
4 7 (2.45%) Smartsheet
5 6 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.40%) Basecamp
6 4 (1.40%) Trello
7 3 (1.05%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.70%) Boomi
8 2 (0.70%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.35%) AWS
9 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.35%) G Suite
9 1 (0.35%) GCP
9 1 (0.35%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.45%) LAN
1 7 (2.45%) WAN
2 6 (2.10%) MPLS
3 5 (1.75%) Firewall
4 4 (1.40%) BGP
4 4 (1.40%) EIGRP
4 4 (1.40%) Junos
4 4 (1.40%) Multicast
4 4 (1.40%) OSPF
4 4 (1.40%) RIP
4 4 (1.40%) VPLS
4 4 (1.40%) VPN
5 2 (0.70%) 4G
5 2 (0.70%) DNS
5 2 (0.70%) Node B
5 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.70%) RNC
5 2 (0.70%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (0.70%) Skype
5 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.05%) Big Data
3 3 (1.05%) Impala
3 3 (1.05%) Power BI
4 2 (0.70%) GIS
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (3.85%) JIRA
2 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 108 (37.76%) Finance
2 20 (6.99%) Public Sector
3 15 (5.24%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.24%) Retail
4 14 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.55%) Legal
6 12 (4.20%) Banking
7 9 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.80%) Marketing
8 8 (2.80%) Publishing
9 6 (2.10%) Law
10 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.40%) French Language
11 4 (1.40%) Spanish Language
12 3 (1.05%) Billing
12 3 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (1.05%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.70%) Automotive
13 2 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 173 (60.49%) Project Manager
2 53 (18.53%) IT Manager
3 49 (17.13%) IT Project Manager
4 23 (8.04%) Migration Manager
4 23 (8.04%) Migration Project Manager
5 20 (6.99%) Infrastructure Manager
6 18 (6.29%) Analyst
6 18 (6.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 18 (6.29%) Programme Manager
7 17 (5.94%) Senior Manager
8 15 (5.24%) Senior Project Manager
9 14 (4.90%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 14 (4.90%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
10 13 (4.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 12 (4.20%) Transition Manager
12 11 (3.85%) SAP Manager
13 10 (3.50%) SAP Project Manager
14 9 (3.15%) Transformation Manager
15 8 (2.80%) Finance Manager
16 7 (2.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) EDI
1 4 (1.40%) HTML
2 3 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) ADO
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) Velocity
4 1 (0.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.44%) PMI
3 19 (6.64%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.80%) User Experience
5 8 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.10%) Life Science
7 4 (1.40%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.40%) LIMS
8 3 (1.05%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.70%) CMDB
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.64%) Windows
2 10 (3.50%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.45%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.05%) Android
4 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (76.22%) PRINCE2
2 210 (73.43%) Project Management
3 131 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (29.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (24.83%) Project Delivery
6 52 (18.18%) Migration
7 44 (15.38%) Scrum
8 43 (15.03%) ITIL
8 43 (15.03%) Risk Management
9 38 (13.29%) Change Management
10 32 (11.19%) Project Planning
11 28 (9.79%) Waterfall
12 26 (9.09%) ERP
12 26 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (9.09%) Programme Management
13 25 (8.74%) PRINCE
14 21 (7.34%) SDLC
15 18 (6.29%) Matrix Organization
15 18 (6.29%) Service Management
16 16 (5.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.75%) C
2 4 (1.40%) Java
2 4 (1.40%) SQL
3 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 202 (70.63%) PMI Certification
2 64 (22.38%) Degree
3 40 (13.99%) Security Cleared
4 30 (10.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 21 (7.34%) SC Cleared
6 19 (6.64%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (4.55%) APMP
9 11 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.45%) CAPM
11 6 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.10%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.40%) ACCA
12 4 (1.40%) CCIE
12 4 (1.40%) CCIE Service Provider
13 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.70%) CCNA
14 2 (0.70%) CCNP
14 2 (0.70%) CIMA
14 2 (0.70%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.84%) PMO
2 17 (5.94%) QA
3 5 (1.75%) MiFID
4 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.70%) EMIR
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.70%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.80%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.75%) SCCM
2 4 (1.40%) OPNET
3 2 (0.70%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (18.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.44%) SAP
3 16 (5.59%) Oracle
4 9 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.80%) Cisco
6 6 (2.10%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.75%) Citrix
7 5 (1.75%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.75%) Informatica
7 5 (1.75%) Workday
8 4 (1.40%) Google
8 4 (1.40%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.40%) Juniper
9 3 (1.05%) Ariba
9 3 (1.05%) Avaya
9 3 (1.05%) Demandware
9 3 (1.05%) Ivanti
10 2 (0.70%) Hortonworks
10 2 (0.70%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (0.70%) Qualys