Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 373 326
Rank change year-on-year +15 -47 +58
Contract jobs citing PMP 694 675 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 3.09% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 456 603
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +1.49%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 16
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.23% +5.19%
10th Percentile £26.06 £22.10 £25.54
90th Percentile £45.50 £49.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.23% +5.19%

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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +21 658 £450 -5.26% 50
UK excluding London +73 387 £400 +3.23% 32
London -45 296 £505 -2.88% 23
South East +61 194 £450 +4.65% 5
North of England +74 64 £375 +7.14% 6
Midlands +14 64 £360 -6.49% 7
West Midlands +33 35 £340 -25.44% 4
East Midlands -1 28 £361 -3.67% 3
Yorkshire +41 27 £394 +1.61% 5
Scotland +5 27 £378 +7.62% 4
North West +21 21 £340 -14.73% 1
South West +18 21 £335 -19.28% 4
North East +63 16 £375 +8.70%
East of England -27 15 £450 +4.65% 5
Wales +10 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 500 (72.05%) PMI Certification
2 492 (70.89%) PRINCE2
3 422 (60.81%) Project Management
4 248 (35.73%) Finance
5 237 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (26.08%) Degree
7 165 (23.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (21.18%) PMI
9 109 (15.71%) Project Planning
10 106 (15.27%) Microsoft Project
11 105 (15.13%) Programme Management
12 101 (14.55%) ITIL
13 94 (13.54%) PMO
14 86 (12.39%) Migration
14 86 (12.39%) Scrum
14 86 (12.39%) PRINCE
15 81 (11.67%) Microsoft
16 80 (11.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 78 (11.24%) Matrix Organization
18 74 (10.66%) Change Management
19 73 (10.52%) Banking
20 71 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
21 65 (9.37%) Risk Management
22 60 (8.65%) Waterfall
23 59 (8.50%) Security Cleared
24 58 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
25 57 (8.21%) Telecoms
26 56 (8.07%) Management Information System
27 54 (7.78%) Manufacturing
27 54 (7.78%) QA

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 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.87%) Confluence
3 11 (1.59%) CMS
3 11 (1.59%) MS Project Server
4 8 (1.15%) Apache
5 6 (0.86%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.43%) Documentum
7 3 (0.43%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 106 (15.27%) Microsoft Project
2 58 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (4.47%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.86%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.58%) Maya
8 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.58%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 4 (0.58%) RMDS
2 4 (0.58%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.43%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.29%) Actimize
4 2 (0.29%) iTrent
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.29%) Primavera
4 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.29%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.29%) SnowdropKCS
4 2 (0.29%) Summit
4 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.89%) Office 365
2 18 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.15%) SaaS
4 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.86%) Dialogflow
6 5 (0.72%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.58%) Taleo
8 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.43%) IaaS
8 3 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.43%) Yammer
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.29%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.29%) Trello
10 1 (0.14%) Asana
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.48%) LAN
2 26 (3.75%) WAN
3 16 (2.31%) Firewall
4 13 (1.87%) VoIP
5 11 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 7 (1.01%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.86%) Internet
8 6 (0.86%) Skype
9 5 (0.72%) SAN
10 4 (0.58%) IPv4
10 4 (0.58%) IPv6
10 4 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.58%) WLAN
11 3 (0.43%) ATM
11 3 (0.43%) Broadband
11 3 (0.43%) MPLS
11 3 (0.43%) Wireless
12 2 (0.29%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.86%) Big Data
4 3 (0.43%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.43%) Power BI
5 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.29%) Mixpanel
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) MS Access
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.14%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.75%) JIRA
2 3 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.29%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.14%) TestRail
General
1 248 (35.73%) Finance
2 73 (10.52%) Banking
3 57 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 54 (7.78%) Manufacturing
5 42 (6.05%) Retail
6 40 (5.76%) Legal
7 25 (3.60%) Marketing
8 24 (3.46%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.74%) Front Office
9 19 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (2.45%) Advertising
10 17 (2.45%) Law
11 13 (1.87%) Back Office
11 13 (1.87%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.73%) Games
13 10 (1.44%) Publishing
14 9 (1.30%) Billing
15 7 (1.01%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.72%) Automotive
17 4 (0.58%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 459 (66.14%) Project Manager
2 90 (12.97%) Analyst
2 90 (12.97%) IT Manager
3 79 (11.38%) IT Project Manager
4 67 (9.65%) Business Analyst
5 55 (7.93%) Senior Manager
6 51 (7.35%) Senior Project Manager
7 41 (5.91%) Programme Manager
8 31 (4.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 30 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 29 (4.18%) Technical Manager
11 28 (4.03%) Technical Project Manager
12 27 (3.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 25 (3.60%) PMO Analyst
13 25 (3.60%) Project Analyst
14 21 (3.03%) Coordinator
15 19 (2.74%) Migration Manager
15 19 (2.74%) Senior IT Manager
15 19 (2.74%) Senior IT Project Manager
16 18 (2.59%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.59%) XML
2 13 (1.87%) Velocity
3 8 (1.15%) .NET
4 7 (1.01%) HTML
4 7 (1.01%) REST
4 7 (1.01%) Web Services
5 6 (0.86%) Django
5 6 (0.86%) MXNet
5 6 (0.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (0.86%) TensorFlow
5 6 (0.86%) Theano
6 5 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.72%) SOAP
7 4 (0.58%) Ajax
7 4 (0.58%) J2EE
7 4 (0.58%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.58%) SonicMQ
7 4 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.58%) XML Messaging
8 3 (0.43%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 147 (21.18%) PMI
2 71 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (8.07%) Management Information System
4 44 (6.34%) Data Centre
5 43 (6.20%) Computer Science
6 27 (3.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (3.75%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.87%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.73%) FMCG
10 10 (1.44%) Derivative
10 10 (1.44%) Social Media
11 9 (1.30%) IVR
11 9 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.15%) User Experience
13 7 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.86%) Equities
14 6 (0.86%) Life Science
15 5 (0.72%) CCTV
15 5 (0.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.76%) Windows
2 11 (1.59%) Linux
2 11 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.86%) Solaris
4 6 (0.86%) Unix
4 6 (0.86%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.29%) Android
7 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (70.89%) PRINCE2
2 422 (60.81%) Project Management
3 237 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (23.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 109 (15.71%) Project Planning
6 105 (15.13%) Programme Management
7 101 (14.55%) ITIL
8 86 (12.39%) Migration
8 86 (12.39%) PRINCE
8 86 (12.39%) Scrum
9 78 (11.24%) Matrix Organization
10 74 (10.66%) Change Management
11 65 (9.37%) Risk Management
12 60 (8.65%) Waterfall
13 46 (6.63%) Change Control
14 44 (6.34%) Mentoring
15 42 (6.05%) Project Governance
16 41 (5.91%) CRM
17 40 (5.76%) Business Analysis
18 37 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.17%) Java
2 15 (2.16%) SQL
3 14 (2.02%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.59%) VBA
5 10 (1.44%) Python
6 9 (1.30%) PHP
7 7 (1.01%) C#
8 6 (0.86%) C
9 4 (0.58%) C++
9 4 (0.58%) Perl
9 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 500 (72.05%) PMI Certification
2 181 (26.08%) Degree
3 80 (11.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 59 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 50 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 42 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (3.75%) Master's Degree
8 16 (2.31%) APMP
9 10 (1.44%) ISEB
9 10 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.01%) CISSP
11 7 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (1.01%) PgMP
12 6 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.58%) CAPM
15 3 (0.43%) CISM
15 3 (0.43%) IIBA
16 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (13.54%) PMO
2 54 (7.78%) QA
3 35 (5.04%) GDPR
4 16 (2.31%) MiFID
5 10 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.30%) GxP
6 9 (1.30%) SLA
7 7 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.58%) EMIR
8 4 (0.58%) GAMP
8 4 (0.58%) GMP
8 4 (0.58%) P3O
9 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.14%) Basel III
11 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) Firmware
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.30%) MOM
2 6 (0.86%) SCCM
3 4 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 81 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.91%) Oracle
3 30 (4.32%) SAP
4 18 (2.59%) Cisco
5 15 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.30%) Reuters
7 6 (0.86%) Avaya
7 6 (0.86%) Citrix
7 6 (0.86%) Google
7 6 (0.86%) HP
7 6 (0.86%) IBM
8 5 (0.72%) Nokia
8 5 (0.72%) Workday
9 4 (0.58%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.58%) Charles River
9 4 (0.58%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.58%) Fiserv
9 4 (0.58%) Kenexa
9 4 (0.58%) LabWare
9 4 (0.58%) Remedy