Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 394 466 483
Rank change year-on-year +72 +17 -109
Contract jobs citing PMP 283 175 414
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 1.53% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 113 276
10th Percentile £338 £280 £300
25th Percentile £400 £350 £396
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £551 £588
90th Percentile £700 £635 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £440
% change year-on-year -1.16% -2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
10th Percentile £21.95 £39.36 £22.93
25th Percentile £26.00 £42.21 £26.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.23 £29.90
Median % change year-on-year -42.98% +61.29% -34.53%
75th Percentile £33.75 £55.49 £40.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £59.10 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £48.23 £29.90
% change year-on-year -44.53% +61.29% -40.99%

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 11,704 11,465 17,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.60% 22.97% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,655 7,361 10,995
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 461 738
10th Percentile £14.51 £14.75 £12.70
25th Percentile £20.26 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate £38.96 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.87% - +39.53%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.19 £46.28
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.50 £28.42
% change year-on-year +39.22% -10.27% +26.31%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMP.

Daily rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMP.

Hourly rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 +67 231 £475 +5.56% 41
London +18 114 £525 +6.33% 8
UK excluding London +35 98 £425 -1.16% 38
Work from Home -166 94 £463 +32.14% 7
South East +31 44 £443 +2.91% 15
East of England +23 14 £463 -7.50% 2
Scotland -16 12 £379 -0.33% 5
Midlands +8 11 £350 -20.00% 8
South West +43 10 £500 -4.76% 5
North of England +19 6 £458 +40.92% 3
West Midlands +1 6 £350 -31.71% 5
East Midlands +20 5 £350 -0.71% 3
North West +4 5 £458 +35.70% 2
Wales +14 2 £450 -14.29%
Yorkshire +32 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 202 (71.38%) Project Management
2 172 (60.78%) PMI Certification
3 168 (59.36%) PRINCE2
4 115 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (40.28%) Social Skills
6 104 (36.75%) Finance
7 72 (25.44%) Degree
8 68 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (19.43%) Project Delivery
10 52 (18.37%) Migration
11 51 (18.02%) PMI
12 46 (16.25%) Microsoft
12 46 (16.25%) Business Case
13 45 (15.90%) Change Management
14 43 (15.19%) Microsoft Project
15 40 (14.13%) ITIL
15 40 (14.13%) Scrum
15 40 (14.13%) PMO
16 38 (13.43%) Programme Management
17 36 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
18 34 (12.01%) SAP
19 33 (11.66%) Security Cleared
20 32 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (10.25%) SC Cleared
22 28 (9.89%) CRM
23 27 (9.54%) Waterfall
24 26 (9.19%) JIRA
24 26 (9.19%) Risk Management
24 26 (9.19%) PRINCE
25 25 (8.83%) Azure

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 17 (6.01%) Confluence
2 7 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.41%) CMS
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 43 (15.19%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (3.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.18%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.41%) Maximo
2 4 (1.41%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.06%) Workfront
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) iTrent
4 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.35%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.35%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.83%) Azure
2 17 (6.01%) SaaS
3 9 (3.18%) Google Docs
3 9 (3.18%) IaaS
4 7 (2.47%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (2.12%) AWS
5 6 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.77%) Smartsheet
6 5 (1.77%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.41%) Force.com
7 4 (1.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) PaaS
9 2 (0.71%) Asana
9 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.71%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.71%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.71%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.47%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.12%) FTP
3 5 (1.77%) NAS
3 5 (1.77%) SAN
3 5 (1.77%) WAN
4 4 (1.41%) Internet
4 4 (1.41%) Network Security
5 3 (1.06%) Broadband
5 3 (1.06%) Firewall
6 2 (0.71%) 3G
6 2 (0.71%) 4G
6 2 (0.71%) 5G
6 2 (0.71%) LTE
6 2 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.71%) Wireless
7 1 (0.35%) ICMP
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) SD-WAN
7 1 (0.35%) TETRA
7 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.77%) DB2
3 4 (1.41%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.71%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.35%) Big Data
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) EDMS
6 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.35%) Power BI
6 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 26 (9.19%) JIRA
2 3 (1.06%) RStudio
General
1 114 (40.28%) Social Skills
2 104 (36.75%) Finance
3 24 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.48%) Influencing Skills
3 24 (8.48%) Public Sector
4 20 (7.07%) Presentation Skills
5 16 (5.65%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.95%) Billing
7 13 (4.59%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (4.24%) Manufacturing
9 11 (3.89%) Legal
9 11 (3.89%) Retail
10 10 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (2.83%) Banking
11 8 (2.83%) Marketing
12 5 (1.77%) French Language
12 5 (1.77%) German Language
12 5 (1.77%) Local Government
12 5 (1.77%) Publishing
13 4 (1.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 161 (56.89%) Project Manager
2 34 (12.01%) IT Manager
3 29 (10.25%) IT Project Manager
4 25 (8.83%) Technical Manager
5 22 (7.77%) Analyst
6 21 (7.42%) Technical Project Manager
7 17 (6.01%) Programme Manager
8 15 (5.30%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) Senior Manager
10 12 (4.24%) Consultant
10 12 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (4.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 12 (4.24%) Senior Project Manager
11 11 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.53%) SAP Manager
13 9 (3.18%) Cutover Manager
13 9 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 8 (2.83%) SAP Project Manager
14 8 (2.83%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
14 8 (2.83%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.12%) Middleware
2 5 (1.77%) EDI
3 4 (1.41%) REST
3 4 (1.41%) SOAP
3 4 (1.41%) Visualforce
4 3 (1.06%) Velocity
5 2 (0.71%) RESTful
6 1 (0.35%) Flash
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.02%) PMI
2 21 (7.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.95%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.77%) AS400
7 5 (1.77%) iSeries
7 5 (1.77%) Life Science
7 5 (1.77%) LPAR
7 5 (1.77%) Replication
8 4 (1.41%) FMCG
9 3 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.06%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.06%) Social Media
10 2 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.71%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.71%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.89%) Windows
2 5 (1.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.06%) Linux
3 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.71%) VMS
4 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Unix
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (71.38%) Project Management
2 168 (59.36%) PRINCE2
3 115 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (19.43%) Project Delivery
6 52 (18.37%) Migration
7 46 (16.25%) Business Case
8 45 (15.90%) Change Management
9 40 (14.13%) ITIL
9 40 (14.13%) Scrum
10 38 (13.43%) Programme Management
11 32 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (9.89%) CRM
13 27 (9.54%) Waterfall
14 26 (9.19%) PRINCE
14 26 (9.19%) Risk Management
15 24 (8.48%) Decision-Making
16 23 (8.13%) Project Planning
17 21 (7.42%) ERP
17 21 (7.42%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.89%) SQL
2 4 (1.41%) Apex Code
2 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.06%) C
3 3 (1.06%) Java
3 3 (1.06%) R
4 2 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 172 (60.78%) PMI Certification
2 72 (25.44%) Degree
3 33 (11.66%) Security Cleared
4 29 (10.25%) SC Cleared
5 24 (8.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (3.89%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.12%) APMP
9 6 (2.12%) CAPM
9 6 (2.12%) CISM
9 6 (2.12%) CISSP
10 5 (1.77%) CISA
10 5 (1.77%) CRISC
10 5 (1.77%) GIAC
10 5 (1.77%) GSEC
10 5 (1.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (1.41%) ISACA
11 4 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (14.13%) PMO
2 22 (7.77%) QA
3 9 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.77%) NIST
5 4 (1.41%) COBIT
5 4 (1.41%) GDPR
5 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.06%) GRC
6 3 (1.06%) P3O
7 1 (0.35%) GMP
7 1 (0.35%) GxP
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.77%) PowerHA
2 4 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.71%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) Terraform
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.35%) QRadar
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.01%) SAP
3 24 (8.48%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.59%) Oracle
5 11 (3.89%) IBM
6 10 (3.53%) Google
7 8 (2.83%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.47%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.47%) Workday
9 6 (2.12%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.77%) Cisco
11 4 (1.41%) Ariba
11 4 (1.41%) Snow
11 4 (1.41%) VMware
12 3 (1.06%) Dell
12 3 (1.06%) GoldenSource
12 3 (1.06%) Pegasus
13 2 (0.71%) HP
13 2 (0.71%) Remedy
13 2 (0.71%) webMethods