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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
UK
Rank 324 335 283
Rank change year-on-year +11 -52  
Contract jobs citing PMP 287 326 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 2.95% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 237 245
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £61.50 £35.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +75.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £44.70 £23.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £61.90 £47.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.50 £35.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% +75.08%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9250 11061 10481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.95% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 6895 5953
Median daily rate £420 £406 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 410 473
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.78 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 259 £500 +8.40% 42
London -14 130 £525 - 26
South East +36 91 £475 +5.55% 5
Oxfordshire +12 23 £475 -
Hampshire +29 20 £444 +10.93%
Berkshire +23 20 £363 -27.50% 1
City of London -8 17 £531 +2.65% 9
West Sussex +14 12 £475 +5.55% 1
Oxford +6 12 £500 +5.26%
West Midlands +24 10 £381 -5.57%
Scotland +33 9 £375 +6.23% 1
Reading +19 9 £363 -27.50%
South West +2 9 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England -15 8 £450 +7.46%
North West +22 7 £460 -8.00% 2
Surrey +11 7 £562 +36.77% 3
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Crawley +11 5 - -
Manchester +7 5 £425 -27.96% 2
Winchester +6 5 £475 +35.71%
Maidenhead - 5 £200 - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 5 £562 -
South Wales +16 4 £383 +9.28%
Wales +13 4 £383 +9.28%
Bristol +5 4 £438 - 1
Birmingham +5 4 £325 +20.37%
Newport +2 4 £383 +9.28%
Gatwick - 4 - - 1
Kent +14 3 £469 -18.47%
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £500 +21.21%

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 418 (72.57%) PRINCE2
2 405 (70.31%) Project Management
3 384 (66.67%) PMI Certification
4 198 (34.38%) Finance
5 165 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (21.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (19.79%) Degree
8 106 (18.40%) PMI
9 93 (16.15%) Microsoft
10 91 (15.80%) MS Project
11 86 (14.93%) ITIL
12 84 (14.58%) MS Excel
13 83 (14.41%) PMO
14 74 (12.85%) Programme Management
15 71 (12.33%) Change Management
16 70 (12.15%) Migration
16 70 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
17 66 (11.46%) Scrum
17 66 (11.46%) Risk Management
18 64 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 62 (10.76%) Banking
20 61 (10.59%) Security Cleared
21 58 (10.07%) Matrix Organization
22 57 (9.90%) PRINCE
23 55 (9.55%) Waterfall
24 53 (9.20%) Data Centre
24 53 (9.20%) MS Visio
25 50 (8.68%) MS Office
25 50 (8.68%) Project Planning
26 49 (8.51%) SC Cleared

PMP
Top Related 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 29 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.22%) CMS
2 7 (1.22%) Documentum
3 6 (1.04%) JBoss
4 5 (0.87%) Apache
4 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.87%) Confluence
5 4 (0.69%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (15.80%) MS Project
2 84 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 53 (9.20%) MS Visio
4 50 (8.68%) MS Office
5 34 (5.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.87%) Primavera
3 5 (0.87%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.52%) Maximo
4 3 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.17%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.17%) Lawson
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) RMDS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.65%) Office 365
3 7 (1.22%) IaaS
4 6 (1.04%) Force.com
4 6 (1.04%) Veeva
5 4 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.69%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.30%) LAN
1 19 (3.30%) WAN
2 17 (2.95%) Firewall
3 7 (1.22%) Internet
4 6 (1.04%) HTTP
4 6 (1.04%) Network Security
5 3 (0.52%) 3G
5 3 (0.52%) 4G
5 3 (0.52%) SAN
5 3 (0.52%) Telepresence
5 3 (0.52%) VoIP
5 3 (0.52%) WLAN
6 2 (0.35%) 2G
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.35%) Intranet
6 2 (0.35%) LTE
6 2 (0.35%) MPLS
6 2 (0.35%) PSTN
6 2 (0.35%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.74%) Big Data
3 9 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.04%) Text Mining
5 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.52%) QlikView
6 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.35%) MS Access
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.17%) Essbase
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.74%) JIRA
2 6 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 198 (34.38%) Finance
2 62 (10.76%) Banking
3 44 (7.64%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.56%) Retail
5 25 (4.34%) Front Office
5 25 (4.34%) Legal
6 24 (4.17%) Marketing
7 21 (3.65%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.95%) Investment Banking
9 13 (2.26%) Automotive
10 10 (1.74%) Law
11 9 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (1.39%) Advertising
13 7 (1.22%) Billing
13 7 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (1.04%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.69%) Publishing
15 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.52%) French Language
16 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 352 (61.11%) Project Manager
2 46 (7.99%) IT Manager
3 45 (7.81%) Programme Manager
4 44 (7.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 43 (7.47%) IT Project Manager
6 41 (7.12%) Analyst
7 39 (6.77%) Senior Manager
8 35 (6.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 34 (5.90%) Senior Project Manager
10 30 (5.21%) Architect
10 30 (5.21%) Business Analyst
11 25 (4.34%) Digital Project Manager
12 18 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
12 18 (3.13%) Migration Manager
12 18 (3.13%) Migration Project Manager
13 17 (2.95%) Agile Project Manager
14 16 (2.78%) Applications Manager
14 16 (2.78%) Data Centre Manager
14 16 (2.78%) Data Centre Project Manager
15 15 (2.60%) Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.60%) XML
2 8 (1.39%) Web Services
3 7 (1.22%) HTML
4 6 (1.04%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.04%) Visualforce
5 5 (0.87%) .NET
5 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.52%) COM
7 3 (0.52%) CSS
7 3 (0.52%) GWT
7 3 (0.52%) HTML5
7 3 (0.52%) J2EE
7 3 (0.52%) jQuery
7 3 (0.52%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.52%) XSL
7 3 (0.52%) XSLT
8 1 (0.17%) Kafka
8 1 (0.17%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.17%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.40%) PMI
2 70 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (9.20%) Data Centre
4 36 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.95%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.04%) User Experience
8 5 (0.87%) FMCG
8 5 (0.87%) NHS
8 5 (0.87%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.69%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.52%) CCTV
10 3 (0.52%) Derivative
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.52%) Life Science
10 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.17%) Windows
2 16 (2.78%) Linux
3 12 (2.08%) Unix
4 8 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.69%) AIX
7 3 (0.52%) VMS
8 2 (0.35%) Solaris
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (72.57%) PRINCE2
2 405 (70.31%) Project Management
3 165 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (21.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.93%) ITIL
6 74 (12.85%) Programme Management
7 71 (12.33%) Change Management
8 70 (12.15%) Migration
9 66 (11.46%) Risk Management
9 66 (11.46%) Scrum
10 58 (10.07%) Matrix Organization
11 57 (9.90%) PRINCE
12 55 (9.55%) Waterfall
13 50 (8.68%) Project Planning
14 47 (8.16%) SDLC
15 39 (6.77%) Change Control
16 38 (6.60%) CRM
17 32 (5.56%) Service Delivery
18 31 (5.38%) Business Analysis
19 29 (5.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.78%) Java
2 13 (2.26%) SQL
3 11 (1.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.39%) C
5 7 (1.22%) C++
6 6 (1.04%) Apex Code
7 5 (0.87%) C#
8 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.17%) ABAP
9 1 (0.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 384 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 114 (19.79%) Degree
3 64 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 61 (10.59%) Security Cleared
5 49 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 45 (7.81%) APMP
7 41 (7.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.22%) PgMP
10 6 (1.04%) ISEB
10 6 (1.04%) MAPM
10 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.87%) CAPM
11 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.69%) CCNA
12 4 (0.69%) CISM
12 4 (0.69%) CISSP
12 4 (0.69%) MCSE
13 3 (0.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.41%) PMO
2 40 (6.94%) QA
3 12 (2.08%) MiFID
3 12 (2.08%) P3O
3 12 (2.08%) SLA
4 6 (1.04%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.69%) COBIT
5 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.69%) EMIR
5 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.35%) GMP
7 2 (0.35%) GxP
7 2 (0.35%) SEPA
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.35%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.04%) MOM
1 6 (1.04%) SCCM
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.17%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 93 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.21%) Oracle
3 28 (4.86%) Cisco
4 27 (4.69%) SAP
5 20 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.39%) IBM
6 8 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.22%) VMware
8 6 (1.04%) Informatica
9 5 (0.87%) OpenText
9 5 (0.87%) Siebel
10 4 (0.69%) Adobe
10 4 (0.69%) CA
10 4 (0.69%) Citrix
10 4 (0.69%) Google
10 4 (0.69%) HP
10 4 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.69%) Remedy
10 4 (0.69%) Workday
11 3 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
South East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
The Collinson Group
Rate: 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 days ago