Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 408 441
Rank change year-on-year -25 +33 +15
Contract jobs citing PMP 420 101 447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 1.34% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 61 329
10th Percentile £359 £313 £325
25th Percentile £417 £369 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £578
90th Percentile £701 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £388 £473
% change year-on-year +21.94% -17.99% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
10th Percentile £40.75 £25.75 £33.75
25th Percentile £45.63 £25.88 £41.44
Median hourly rate £61.50 £27.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +123.64% -38.89% +25.00%
75th Percentile £71.56 £28.75 £57.56
90th Percentile £73.00 £33.10 £66.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.75 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% -38.89% +25.00%

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 14,787 7,564 17,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.59% 25.68% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,594 5,054 10,890
10th Percentile £313 £296 £263
25th Percentile £410 £396 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £574 £568
90th Percentile £681 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £453 £440
% change year-on-year +4.94% +2.87% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 275 773
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.80
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate £34.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.57% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.73 £64.50 £58.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.22 £30.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.70% -23.26% +73.91%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 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 -15 350 £525 +5.00% 51
London -70 170 £550 - 16
UK excluding London -24 169 £473 +21.94% 40
Work from Home -115 153 £490 -2.00% 4
South East -20 80 £480 -4.00% 15
East of England -34 22 £425 +30.77% 3
North of England -56 20 £425 +3.03% 6
South West -36 14 £493 +119.11% 4
North West -44 14 £417 -1.88% 4
Midlands -62 14 £395 -16.84% 7
Scotland -77 12 £363 -3.33% 4
East Midlands - 9 £350 - 2
Wales -23 5 £509 -3.14% 1
Yorkshire -41 5 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands -67 4 £525 +10.53% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 324 (77.14%) Project Management
2 281 (66.90%) PRINCE2
3 278 (66.19%) PMI Certification
4 214 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (43.57%) Social Skills
6 179 (42.62%) Finance
7 126 (30.00%) Project Delivery
8 123 (29.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 109 (25.95%) Degree
10 70 (16.67%) Scrum
11 66 (15.71%) Presentation Skills
12 64 (15.24%) Change Management
13 63 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
14 62 (14.76%) PMO
15 58 (13.81%) Microsoft
16 57 (13.57%) PMI
16 57 (13.57%) Decision-Making
17 56 (13.33%) Migration
18 55 (13.10%) Waterfall
19 53 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
20 50 (11.90%) Risk Management
21 48 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
22 47 (11.19%) Business Case
23 44 (10.48%) ITIL
24 42 (10.00%) Security Cleared
24 42 (10.00%) Coaching
25 41 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
25 41 (9.76%) SAP
25 41 (9.76%) Management Information System
26 39 (9.29%) 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 16 (3.81%) Confluence
1 16 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.10%) CMS
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.24%) Appian
4 1 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 63 (15.00%) Microsoft Project
2 48 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) NetSuite
2 7 (1.67%) Maximo
2 7 (1.67%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.95%) Primavera
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.24%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.24%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.24%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.43%) SaaS
2 23 (5.48%) Azure
3 12 (2.86%) AWS
4 11 (2.62%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (1.67%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.67%) Smartsheet
6 6 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.19%) IaaS
7 5 (1.19%) Twilio
8 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.71%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.48%) CloudSense
9 2 (0.48%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.48%) Lucidchart
9 2 (0.48%) Miro
9 2 (0.48%) PaaS
9 2 (0.48%) Slack
10 1 (0.24%) Boomi
10 1 (0.24%) GCP
10 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.38%) WAN
2 8 (1.90%) 2G
2 8 (1.90%) 5G
2 8 (1.90%) LAN
2 8 (1.90%) Node B
2 8 (1.90%) RNC
3 7 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (1.43%) 3G
4 6 (1.43%) 4G
5 5 (1.19%) SMS
6 4 (0.95%) Firewall
6 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.71%) Network Security
7 3 (0.71%) Wireless
8 2 (0.48%) DNS
8 2 (0.48%) MPLS
8 2 (0.48%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (0.48%) Skype
8 2 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.67%) GIS
3 6 (1.43%) Big Data
3 6 (1.43%) Power BI
4 5 (1.19%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.71%) Tableau
6 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) Metadata
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.48%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 183 (43.57%) Social Skills
2 179 (42.62%) Finance
3 66 (15.71%) Presentation Skills
4 41 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (8.10%) Influencing Skills
6 25 (5.95%) Telecoms
7 20 (4.76%) Banking
7 20 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 20 (4.76%) Retail
8 18 (4.29%) Legal
8 18 (4.29%) Organisational Skills
9 15 (3.57%) Public Sector
10 13 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (2.86%) Marketing
12 11 (2.62%) Financial Institution
13 10 (2.38%) Billing
13 10 (2.38%) German Language
14 9 (2.14%) Investment Banking
15 5 (1.19%) Front Office
15 5 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 279 (66.43%) Project Manager
2 55 (13.10%) IT Manager
3 48 (11.43%) IT Project Manager
4 36 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 35 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 32 (7.62%) Senior Manager
7 31 (7.38%) Senior Project Manager
8 30 (7.14%) Analyst
9 19 (4.52%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.52%) Technical Manager
10 18 (4.29%) Applications Manager
10 18 (4.29%) Applications Project Manager
10 18 (4.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 18 (4.29%) Security Manager
11 16 (3.81%) Programme Manager
11 16 (3.81%) Security Project Manager
11 16 (3.81%) Technical Project Manager
12 14 (3.33%) SAP Manager
13 12 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (2.86%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.95%) Web Services
2 3 (0.71%) EDI
2 3 (0.71%) SailPoint
3 2 (0.48%) Velocity
3 2 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) Flash
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.57%) PMI
2 41 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 29 (6.90%) Virtual Team
4 26 (6.19%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.38%) Legacy Systems
8 9 (2.14%) Legacy Applications
9 7 (1.67%) FMCG
9 7 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.19%) Life Science
11 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.48%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.67%) Windows
2 11 (2.62%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.38%) Unix
4 4 (0.95%) Linux
4 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) Android
6 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.48%) VMS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (77.14%) Project Management
2 281 (66.90%) PRINCE2
3 214 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (30.00%) Project Delivery
5 123 (29.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (16.67%) Scrum
7 64 (15.24%) Change Management
8 57 (13.57%) Decision-Making
9 56 (13.33%) Migration
10 55 (13.10%) Waterfall
11 53 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (11.90%) Risk Management
13 47 (11.19%) Business Case
14 44 (10.48%) ITIL
15 42 (10.00%) Coaching
16 39 (9.29%) PRINCE
17 37 (8.81%) Project Governance
18 33 (7.86%) Programme Management
19 31 (7.38%) Project Planning
20 28 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.62%) SQL
2 9 (2.14%) C
3 2 (0.48%) VB
4 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 278 (66.19%) PMI Certification
2 109 (25.95%) Degree
3 42 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 38 (9.05%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (3.81%) CISSP
8 15 (3.57%) Master's Degree
9 14 (3.33%) CISM
10 8 (1.90%) CISA
10 8 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.67%) CCNA
11 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.67%) GIAC
11 7 (1.67%) GSEC
11 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.67%) MBA
12 6 (1.43%) CCNP
12 6 (1.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (1.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (14.76%) PMO
2 25 (5.95%) QA
3 18 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (3.10%) NIST
5 11 (2.62%) GDPR
6 7 (1.67%) COBIT
7 6 (1.43%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.19%) GRC
9 4 (0.95%) NCSC
9 4 (0.95%) P3O
10 3 (0.71%) GxP
11 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.48%) SLA
12 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.24%) ITGC
12 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.19%) vSphere
6 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (0.48%) Terraform
1 2 (0.48%) vMotion
2 1 (0.24%) QRadar
Vendors
1 58 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.76%) SAP
3 24 (5.71%) Oracle
4 23 (5.48%) VMware
5 21 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.10%) Ping Identity
7 11 (2.62%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.38%) Cadence
9 8 (1.90%) Cisco
9 8 (1.90%) Ericsson
9 8 (1.90%) Google
9 8 (1.90%) IBM
9 8 (1.90%) Mapinfo
9 8 (1.90%) Remedy
9 8 (1.90%) Workday
10 6 (1.43%) Citrix
10 6 (1.43%) Huawei
10 6 (1.43%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.43%) Nokia Networks
11 5 (1.19%) HP