Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 363 312
Rank change year-on-year +10 -51 +68
Contract jobs citing PMP 671 699 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 3.15% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 465 592
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £310 £312 £300
90th Percentile £625 £648 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 15
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £43.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +6.79% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26.00 £23.08 £25.28
90th Percentile £42.20 £48.38 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -23.70% +5.49% +13.89%

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 18483 22182 22241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.04% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11285 13773 13301
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 831 1094
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +23 644 £450 -5.26% 43
UK excluding London +53 371 £400 +3.90% 24
London -27 286 £515 -1.90% 25
South East +66 179 £450 +5.88% 5
North of England +92 69 £366 +4.64% 5
Midlands +23 66 £375 -6.25% 3
West Midlands +25 36 £350 -22.22% 3
East Midlands -5 29 £375 -0.66%
Yorkshire +45 27 £394 -12.50% 3
South West +23 27 £425 -2.86% 2
North East +74 24 £368 +8.09% 1
North West +24 18 £340 -12.82% 1
Scotland -12 14 £344 +2.61% 3
East of England -33 14 £375 -11.24% 3
Wales +13 2 £350 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 498 (74.22%) PMI Certification
2 459 (68.41%) PRINCE2
3 424 (63.19%) Project Management
4 230 (34.28%) Finance
5 227 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (25.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 166 (24.74%) Degree
8 139 (20.72%) PMI
9 107 (15.95%) Programme Management
10 104 (15.50%) ITIL
11 99 (14.75%) Microsoft Project
12 95 (14.16%) Project Planning
13 88 (13.11%) Scrum
14 87 (12.97%) Microsoft
15 85 (12.67%) PMO
16 83 (12.37%) Migration
17 76 (11.33%) Matrix Organization
18 75 (11.18%) PRINCE
19 74 (11.03%) Change Management
20 70 (10.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 66 (9.84%) Banking
22 64 (9.54%) Security Cleared
23 62 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
24 57 (8.49%) Waterfall
25 54 (8.05%) Management Information System
26 51 (7.60%) QA
26 51 (7.60%) Data Centre
27 50 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
27 50 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
28 49 (7.30%) Risk Management

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 32 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.38%) Confluence
3 11 (1.64%) CMS
3 11 (1.64%) MS Project Server
4 8 (1.19%) Apache
5 7 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.89%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.45%) Documentum
8 3 (0.45%) Drupal
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 99 (14.75%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (3.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.89%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.45%) Maya
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 4 (0.60%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.45%) Actimize
3 3 (0.45%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.45%) RMDS
3 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.45%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.30%) iTrent
4 2 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.30%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
4 2 (0.30%) Summit
4 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.02%) Office 365
2 18 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.49%) SaaS
5 5 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.60%) Taleo
6 4 (0.60%) Yammer
7 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.45%) IaaS
7 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.30%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.30%) Trello
9 1 (0.15%) Asana
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.22%) LAN
2 21 (3.13%) WAN
3 16 (2.38%) Firewall
4 15 (2.24%) VoIP
5 11 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.04%) Skype
7 6 (0.89%) SAN
8 5 (0.75%) Internet
8 5 (0.75%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.60%) IPv4
9 4 (0.60%) IPv6
9 4 (0.60%) WLAN
10 3 (0.45%) Broadband
10 3 (0.45%) MPLS
10 3 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.45%) Wireless
11 2 (0.30%) CTI
11 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.30%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.04%) Big Data
1 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.45%) Blockchain
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.45%) Power BI
3 2 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.30%) Mixpanel
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.30%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.15%) MS Access
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.62%) JIRA
2 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.15%) VersionOne
General
1 230 (34.28%) Finance
2 66 (9.84%) Banking
3 49 (7.30%) Retail
4 47 (7.00%) Manufacturing
5 46 (6.86%) Telecoms
6 43 (6.41%) Legal
7 31 (4.62%) Marketing
8 25 (3.73%) Investment Banking
9 22 (3.28%) Front Office
10 21 (3.13%) Law
11 18 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (2.38%) Back Office
13 12 (1.79%) Financial Institution
14 10 (1.49%) Advertising
15 9 (1.34%) Aerospace
15 9 (1.34%) Billing
15 9 (1.34%) Games
16 8 (1.19%) Publishing
17 4 (0.60%) Electronics
17 4 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 441 (65.72%) Project Manager
2 87 (12.97%) Analyst
3 67 (9.99%) Business Analyst
4 63 (9.39%) IT Manager
5 54 (8.05%) IT Project Manager
6 51 (7.60%) Senior Manager
7 49 (7.30%) Senior Project Manager
8 38 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 34 (5.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 33 (4.92%) Technical Manager
11 32 (4.77%) Programme Manager
12 30 (4.47%) Technical Project Manager
13 25 (3.73%) PMO Analyst
13 25 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 25 (3.73%) Project Analyst
14 19 (2.83%) SC Cleared Project Manager
15 18 (2.68%) Coordinator
15 18 (2.68%) Security Manager
16 17 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
16 17 (2.53%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.83%) XML
2 11 (1.64%) Velocity
3 8 (1.19%) REST
4 7 (1.04%) .NET
4 7 (1.04%) HTML
4 7 (1.04%) Web Services
5 6 (0.89%) Django
5 6 (0.89%) MXNet
5 6 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (0.89%) TensorFlow
5 6 (0.89%) Theano
6 5 (0.75%) SOAP
7 4 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.60%) FpML
7 4 (0.60%) J2EE
7 4 (0.60%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.60%) SonicMQ
7 4 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.60%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 139 (20.72%) PMI
2 62 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 51 (7.60%) Data Centre
5 34 (5.07%) Computer Science
6 28 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (3.87%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.94%) IVR
10 12 (1.79%) Derivative
10 12 (1.79%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.79%) FMCG
11 10 (1.49%) Social Media
12 8 (1.19%) CCTV
12 8 (1.19%) EPoS
12 8 (1.19%) User Experience
13 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.89%) Equities
13 6 (0.89%) Life Science
14 5 (0.75%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.58%) Windows
2 12 (1.79%) Linux
3 7 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.89%) Solaris
4 6 (0.89%) Unix
5 4 (0.60%) Android
5 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (68.41%) PRINCE2
2 424 (63.19%) Project Management
3 227 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (25.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (15.95%) Programme Management
6 104 (15.50%) ITIL
7 95 (14.16%) Project Planning
8 88 (13.11%) Scrum
9 83 (12.37%) Migration
10 76 (11.33%) Matrix Organization
11 75 (11.18%) PRINCE
12 74 (11.03%) Change Management
13 57 (8.49%) Waterfall
14 49 (7.30%) Risk Management
15 47 (7.00%) CRM
16 46 (6.86%) Change Control
17 37 (5.51%) Business Analysis
18 36 (5.37%) ERP
18 36 (5.37%) Kanban
19 34 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.98%) Java
2 16 (2.38%) SQL
3 14 (2.09%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.09%) VBA
4 9 (1.34%) Python
5 8 (1.19%) PHP
6 7 (1.04%) C#
7 5 (0.75%) C
8 3 (0.45%) C++
8 3 (0.45%) Perl
8 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.30%) VB
9 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 498 (74.22%) PMI Certification
2 166 (24.74%) Degree
3 70 (10.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 64 (9.54%) Security Cleared
5 49 (7.30%) SC Cleared
6 47 (7.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (2.83%) APMP
8 17 (2.53%) Master's Degree
9 13 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.64%) ISEB
11 8 (1.19%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.04%) CISSP
12 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (1.04%) PgMP
13 5 (0.75%) CAPM
13 5 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (0.75%) CITP
13 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.75%) MBCS
14 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (12.67%) PMO
2 51 (7.60%) QA
3 25 (3.73%) GDPR
4 17 (2.53%) MiFID
5 9 (1.34%) SLA
6 8 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.89%) EMIR
8 5 (0.75%) GxP
8 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.75%) P3O
9 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.30%) PSD2
9 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) Basel III
10 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.15%) IFRS
10 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Firmware
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.09%) MOM
2 3 (0.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.30%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 87 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.81%) Oracle
3 34 (5.07%) SAP
4 21 (3.13%) Cisco
5 15 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.34%) Reuters
7 7 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.04%) Citrix
7 7 (1.04%) HP
8 6 (0.89%) Avaya
8 6 (0.89%) Google
8 6 (0.89%) IBM
8 6 (0.89%) Workday
9 5 (0.75%) Nokia
10 4 (0.60%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.60%) Fiserv
10 4 (0.60%) Kenexa
10 4 (0.60%) LabWare
10 4 (0.60%) Saba
10 4 (0.60%) SumTotal