Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 504 363
Rank change year-on-year +85 -141 +19
Contract jobs citing PMP 443 438 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.26% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 295 513
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -1.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £306
90th Percentile £625 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +12.43% +5.63% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £34.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.79% +0.72% -13.75%
10th Percentile £34.13 £31.78 £26.03
90th Percentile £51.80 £42.63 £44.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year +13.14% -0.72% -13.75%

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 17,099 19,366 19,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 18.67% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,474 11,448 11,774
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £224
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 950 920
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.30 £51.03 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% +3.70%

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 13 November 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 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 16 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 13 November 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 +94 405 £485 +2.11% 42
UK excluding London +59 244 £475 +12.43% 33
London +88 176 £500 -2.44% 14
South East +10 85 £486 +8.06% 12
North of England +44 44 £475 +19.50% 3
East of England +36 38 £463 +2.78% 3
Midlands +55 34 £525 +40.00% 8
West Midlands +43 23 £538 +43.33% 6
South West +5 22 £412 +0.49% 2
North East +32 17 £400 +14.29%
North West +8 14 £475 +26.67% 1
Yorkshire +20 13 £475 +10.14% 2
East Midlands +29 11 £450 -5.26% 2
Scotland +1 11 £370 -1.33% 1
Wales +31 9 £443 +1.14% 3
Northern Ireland +4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 318 (71.78%) PRINCE2
2 307 (69.30%) PMI Certification
3 295 (66.59%) Project Management
4 172 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (35.67%) Finance
6 113 (25.51%) Project Delivery
7 112 (25.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 90 (20.32%) Degree
9 75 (16.93%) Migration
10 71 (16.03%) Microsoft Project
11 68 (15.35%) Microsoft
12 61 (13.77%) ITIL
13 58 (13.09%) Scrum
13 58 (13.09%) PMO
14 56 (12.64%) Change Management
15 55 (12.42%) Risk Management
15 55 (12.42%) Programme Management
16 53 (11.96%) PRINCE
16 53 (11.96%) SAP
17 52 (11.74%) Security Cleared
18 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
19 49 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
20 46 (10.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 43 (9.71%) Project Planning
22 41 (9.26%) Waterfall
23 39 (8.80%) Manufacturing
24 37 (8.35%) ERP
25 36 (8.13%) Public Sector
26 35 (7.90%) SC Cleared
27 34 (7.67%) Oracle

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 30 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.03%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.81%) Confluence
4 6 (1.35%) MS Project Server
5 5 (1.13%) CMS
6 4 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.68%) Drupal
7 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 71 (16.03%) Microsoft Project
2 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (3.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.68%) Aligne
4 3 (0.68%) Endur
4 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.45%) Shopify
5 2 (0.45%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.64%) Office 365
2 19 (4.29%) Azure
3 13 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.58%) SaaS
4 7 (1.58%) Smartsheet
5 6 (1.35%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.13%) GCP
7 3 (0.68%) AWS
7 3 (0.68%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.68%) Trello
8 2 (0.45%) Boomi
8 2 (0.45%) G Suite
8 2 (0.45%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Flowdock
9 1 (0.23%) npm
9 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.26%) Firewall
2 9 (2.03%) WAN
3 8 (1.81%) LAN
4 7 (1.58%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.35%) BGP
5 6 (1.35%) Intranet
5 6 (1.35%) Skype
6 5 (1.13%) 2G
6 5 (1.13%) 3G
6 5 (1.13%) 4G
6 5 (1.13%) Junos
6 5 (1.13%) MPLS
6 5 (1.13%) Multicast
6 5 (1.13%) OSPF
6 5 (1.13%) VPLS
6 5 (1.13%) VPN
7 4 (0.90%) 5G
7 4 (0.90%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.90%) RIP
8 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.26%) Big Data
3 9 (2.03%) Apache Hive
3 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.03%) Impala
4 6 (1.35%) Power BI
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.90%) QlikView
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.23%) GIS
9 1 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.87%) JIRA
2 15 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.13%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.23%) CA Flowdock
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Grunt
4 1 (0.23%) gulp
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 158 (35.67%) Finance
2 39 (8.80%) Manufacturing
3 36 (8.13%) Public Sector
4 31 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 27 (6.09%) Banking
6 17 (3.84%) Retail
7 15 (3.39%) Legal
8 9 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.03%) Publishing
9 7 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.35%) Marketing
10 6 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.13%) Law
12 4 (0.90%) French Language
13 3 (0.68%) Automotive
13 3 (0.68%) Electronics
13 3 (0.68%) Local Government
13 3 (0.68%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.45%) Billing
14 2 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 272 (61.40%) Project Manager
2 62 (14.00%) IT Manager
3 55 (12.42%) IT Project Manager
4 35 (7.90%) Analyst
4 35 (7.90%) Senior Manager
5 32 (7.22%) Infrastructure Manager
5 32 (7.22%) SAP Manager
5 32 (7.22%) Senior Project Manager
6 31 (7.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 31 (7.00%) SAP Project Manager
7 26 (5.87%) Programme Manager
8 24 (5.42%) Migration Manager
9 21 (4.74%) Migration Project Manager
10 14 (3.16%) ERP Manager
10 14 (3.16%) ERP Project Manager
10 14 (3.16%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 13 (2.93%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.71%) Finance Manager
13 11 (2.48%) IT Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (2.48%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.13%) HTML
2 3 (0.68%) EDI
3 2 (0.45%) .NET
3 2 (0.45%) Middleware
3 2 (0.45%) OAuth
3 2 (0.45%) OAuth2
3 2 (0.45%) OpenID
3 2 (0.45%) React
3 2 (0.45%) REST
4 1 (0.23%) ADO
4 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.23%) COM
4 1 (0.23%) CSS
4 1 (0.23%) JFC
4 1 (0.23%) Kafka
4 1 (0.23%) Node.js
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.45%) PMI
2 30 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.29%) User Experience
6 17 (3.84%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.58%) Life Science
9 5 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) CMDB
11 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.68%) NHS
12 2 (0.45%) Clustering
12 2 (0.45%) FMCG
12 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.45%) LIMS
12 2 (0.45%) Social Media
12 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.26%) Windows
2 8 (1.81%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.68%) Android
3 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.23%) Linux
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (71.78%) PRINCE2
2 295 (66.59%) Project Management
3 172 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (25.51%) Project Delivery
5 112 (25.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (16.93%) Migration
7 61 (13.77%) ITIL
8 58 (13.09%) Scrum
9 56 (12.64%) Change Management
10 55 (12.42%) Programme Management
10 55 (12.42%) Risk Management
11 53 (11.96%) PRINCE
12 43 (9.71%) Project Planning
13 41 (9.26%) Waterfall
14 37 (8.35%) ERP
15 31 (7.00%) Project Governance
16 29 (6.55%) SDLC
17 28 (6.32%) Business Analysis
18 27 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (5.87%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.39%) C
2 11 (2.48%) SQL
3 3 (0.68%) Java
4 2 (0.45%) VB
5 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.23%) PHP
5 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 307 (69.30%) PMI Certification
2 90 (20.32%) Degree
3 52 (11.74%) Security Cleared
4 46 (10.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 35 (7.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (3.61%) APMP
7 16 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (3.39%) APMG
9 13 (2.93%) Master's Degree
10 10 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.26%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.03%) ISEB
12 8 (1.81%) CAPM
13 6 (1.35%) ACCA
13 6 (1.35%) CCIE
13 6 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (1.13%) CCIE Service Provider
14 5 (1.13%) CISSP
14 5 (1.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (13.09%) PMO
2 28 (6.32%) QA
3 7 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.58%) MiFID
4 5 (1.13%) GDPR
4 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.90%) EMIR
5 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.68%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.68%) SLA
7 2 (0.45%) GxP
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) Basel III
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.13%) OPNET
2 2 (0.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 68 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.96%) SAP
3 34 (7.67%) Oracle
4 18 (4.06%) Cisco
5 15 (3.39%) Informatica
5 15 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.48%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.58%) Juniper
8 6 (1.35%) Infor
8 6 (1.35%) Workday
9 5 (1.13%) Citrix
9 5 (1.13%) Dell
9 5 (1.13%) Google
9 5 (1.13%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.13%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.13%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) EMC
10 3 (0.68%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.68%) Huawei
10 3 (0.68%) NetApp