Period
to 19 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 363 312
Rank change year-on-year +6 -51 +30
Contract jobs citing PMP 652 726 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.67% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 3.17% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 495 592
UK median daily rate £460 £462 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +8.71% -
10th Percentile £313 £311 £300
90th Percentile £650 £660 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 9
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £22.50 £36.10 £23.23
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.75 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% +66.67%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18606 22936 21916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.14% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11279 14317 12859
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +1.43% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 813 1075
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.19 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.67% +20.00%

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 19 August 2017.

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 August 2017.

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 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 +11 616 £460 -3.16% 60
UK excluding London +37 346 £413 +3.13% 33
London -2 295 £500 -9.09% 28
South East +70 167 £460 -3.16% 9
North of England +38 54 £375 -0.99% 7
Midlands +3 50 £394 -1.63% 3
South West +19 33 £444 -0.28% 8
West Midlands +29 30 £413 +3.13% 2
Scotland -5 22 £375 +14.50% 1
Yorkshire +38 21 £400 -4.48% 2
East Midlands -25 20 £380 +1.33% 1
North East +37 18 £365 +14.06% 1
North West +11 15 £358 -15.88% 4
East of England -24 14 £438 +2.94% 4
Wales +11 6 £350 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 477 (73.16%) PMI Certification
2 470 (72.09%) PRINCE2
3 418 (64.11%) Project Management
4 239 (36.66%) Finance
5 214 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (25.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (23.47%) Degree
8 136 (20.86%) PMI
9 123 (18.87%) ITIL
10 103 (15.80%) Programme Management
11 91 (13.96%) Microsoft Project
12 88 (13.50%) Scrum
13 83 (12.73%) PMO
14 82 (12.58%) Migration
15 77 (11.81%) Microsoft
16 76 (11.66%) PRINCE
16 76 (11.66%) Matrix Organization
17 72 (11.04%) Banking
18 71 (10.89%) Change Management
19 70 (10.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 60 (9.20%) Project Planning
20 60 (9.20%) Data Centre
21 56 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
22 55 (8.44%) Security Cleared
23 53 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 53 (8.13%) Waterfall
24 52 (7.98%) QA
24 52 (7.98%) Risk Management
24 52 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
25 48 (7.36%) Telecoms

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 26 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.22%) Confluence
3 9 (1.38%) JBoss
4 7 (1.07%) IIS
4 7 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.92%) Apache
5 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.77%) Documentum
6 5 (0.77%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.61%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (13.96%) Microsoft Project
2 52 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (5.21%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Actimize
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 4 (0.61%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.46%) Primavera
3 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.31%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.31%) Summit
5 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.15%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.22%) Office 365
2 16 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.23%) SaaS
5 5 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.77%) Yammer
6 4 (0.61%) IaaS
7 3 (0.46%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.31%) Force.com
8 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.31%) Trello
9 1 (0.15%) Asana
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.60%) LAN
2 24 (3.68%) WAN
3 15 (2.30%) VoIP
4 11 (1.69%) Firewall
5 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.92%) SAN
6 6 (0.92%) Skype
7 4 (0.61%) Internet
7 4 (0.61%) IPv4
7 4 (0.61%) IPv6
7 4 (0.61%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.46%) HTTP
8 3 (0.46%) Wireless
8 3 (0.46%) WLAN
9 2 (0.31%) CTI
9 2 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.15%) 3G
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.15%) DWDM
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.38%) Big Data
3 5 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.46%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.46%) QlikView
5 2 (0.31%) Mixpanel
5 2 (0.31%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (5.37%) JIRA
2 10 (1.53%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.15%) VersionOne
General
1 239 (36.66%) Finance
2 72 (11.04%) Banking
3 48 (7.36%) Telecoms
4 47 (7.21%) Retail
5 32 (4.91%) Legal
6 28 (4.29%) Investment Banking
7 27 (4.14%) Front Office
8 25 (3.83%) Marketing
9 20 (3.07%) Manufacturing
10 17 (2.61%) Back Office
11 16 (2.45%) Law
12 15 (2.30%) Advertising
13 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.38%) Publishing
14 6 (0.92%) Electronics
15 5 (0.77%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.77%) Automotive
15 5 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.77%) French Language
Job Titles
1 411 (63.04%) Project Manager
2 80 (12.27%) Analyst
3 64 (9.82%) Business Analyst
4 59 (9.05%) Senior Manager
5 57 (8.74%) IT Manager
6 54 (8.28%) Senior Project Manager
7 52 (7.98%) IT Project Manager
8 36 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
9 32 (4.91%) Programme Manager
9 32 (4.91%) Technical Manager
10 30 (4.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 29 (4.45%) Technical Project Manager
12 21 (3.22%) Digital Project Manager
12 21 (3.22%) PMO Analyst
13 20 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
13 20 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 19 (2.91%) Agile Project Manager
14 19 (2.91%) Project Analyst
15 18 (2.76%) Network Manager
15 18 (2.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.22%) XML
2 10 (1.53%) HTML
3 7 (1.07%) AngularJS
4 6 (0.92%) .NET
4 6 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (0.92%) J2EE
5 5 (0.77%) Velocity
6 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.61%) CSS
6 4 (0.61%) FpML
6 4 (0.61%) jQuery
6 4 (0.61%) REST
6 4 (0.61%) SOAP
6 4 (0.61%) Web Services
6 4 (0.61%) XSL
7 3 (0.46%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.46%) SonicMQ
7 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.46%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 136 (20.86%) PMI
2 60 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 56 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.44%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.99%) Virtual Team
7 25 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.15%) Derivative
10 13 (1.99%) IVR
11 11 (1.69%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.53%) Equities
13 8 (1.23%) FMCG
13 8 (1.23%) User Experience
14 7 (1.07%) CCTV
15 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.77%) EPoS
16 5 (0.77%) NHS
16 5 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.53%) Windows
2 10 (1.53%) Linux
2 10 (1.53%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.38%) Unix
4 6 (0.92%) Solaris
5 5 (0.77%) Android
5 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (72.09%) PRINCE2
2 418 (64.11%) Project Management
3 214 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (25.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 123 (18.87%) ITIL
6 103 (15.80%) Programme Management
7 88 (13.50%) Scrum
8 82 (12.58%) Migration
9 76 (11.66%) Matrix Organization
9 76 (11.66%) PRINCE
10 71 (10.89%) Change Management
11 60 (9.20%) Project Planning
12 53 (8.13%) Waterfall
13 52 (7.98%) Risk Management
14 48 (7.36%) Change Control
15 41 (6.29%) CRM
16 39 (5.98%) Supplier Management
17 36 (5.52%) Resource Management
18 35 (5.37%) Business Analysis
18 35 (5.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.61%) SQL
2 14 (2.15%) Java
2 14 (2.15%) JavaScript
3 10 (1.53%) VBA
4 5 (0.77%) C#
5 4 (0.61%) C++
5 4 (0.61%) VB
6 3 (0.46%) Apex Code
6 3 (0.46%) PHP
7 2 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.15%) ABAP
8 1 (0.15%) C
8 1 (0.15%) Perl
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 477 (73.16%) PMI Certification
2 153 (23.47%) Degree
3 70 (10.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 55 (8.44%) Security Cleared
5 53 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 43 (6.60%) SC Cleared
7 30 (4.60%) APMP
8 13 (1.99%) ISEB
9 11 (1.69%) Chartered Engineer
9 11 (1.69%) CITP
9 11 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.69%) MBCS
10 8 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.07%) PgMP
12 6 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.77%) CISSP
13 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.73%) PMO
2 52 (7.98%) QA
3 17 (2.61%) GDPR
4 16 (2.45%) MiFID
5 13 (1.99%) SLA
6 10 (1.53%) EMIR
6 10 (1.53%) P3O
7 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.92%) COBIT
9 4 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.46%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.31%) GxP
11 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.31%) SEPA
12 1 (0.15%) Basel II
12 1 (0.15%) Basel III
12 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (1.38%) Active Directory
1 9 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.07%) Ansible
1 7 (1.07%) MOM
1 7 (1.07%) Puppet
2 3 (0.46%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.31%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 77 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.98%) Oracle
2 39 (5.98%) SAP
3 20 (3.07%) Cisco
4 15 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.84%) VMware
7 10 (1.53%) IBM
8 7 (1.07%) Avaya
9 6 (0.92%) OpenText
10 5 (0.77%) Citrix
10 5 (0.77%) Informatica
10 5 (0.77%) Reuters
11 4 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.61%) HP
11 4 (0.61%) Huawei
11 4 (0.61%) Tableau
11 4 (0.61%) Workday
12 3 (0.46%) iManage
12 3 (0.46%) Virgin Media