Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 364 375
Rank change year-on-year -128 +11 -49
Contract jobs citing PMP 436 697 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 3.60% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 517 455
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £322 £306 £312
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 7
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.47% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £31.78 £26.06 £22.10
90th Percentile £42.63 £45.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.86% -10.00% -1.23%

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 19,332 19,375 22,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.75% 18.84% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,415 11,854 13,761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £252 £221 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 919 873
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92% +6.93%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.06 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.96% +4.63% +8.00%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 17 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 17 November 2018. 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 -151 386 £475 +5.56% 51
UK excluding London -92 254 £414 +3.44% 34
London -98 172 £513 +2.50% 22
South East -81 109 £456 +1.39% 11
Scotland +5 35 £375 -0.79% 4
East of England +15 29 £443 -1.67% 3
North of England -62 26 £375 - 9
Midlands -58 23 £375 +4.17% 6
South West -24 22 £410 +22.39%
West Midlands -43 15 £375 +10.29% 4
Yorkshire -22 14 £400 +1.59% 3
North West -21 10 £375 +10.29% 6
East Midlands -9 8 £475 +31.49% 2
Wales -11 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 -
North East -18 2 £315 -16.00%
Isle of Man - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 313 (71.79%) Project Management
2 311 (71.33%) PMI Certification
3 310 (71.10%) PRINCE2
4 187 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (35.09%) Finance
6 129 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 96 (22.02%) Degree
8 84 (19.27%) PMI
9 83 (19.04%) Problem-Solving
10 81 (18.58%) Microsoft
11 77 (17.66%) Microsoft Project
12 68 (15.60%) PMO
13 66 (15.14%) ITIL
14 62 (14.22%) Migration
15 60 (13.76%) Project Planning
16 59 (13.53%) Scrum
17 57 (13.07%) Matrix Organization
17 57 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
18 54 (12.39%) Risk Management
19 52 (11.93%) Programme Management
19 52 (11.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 51 (11.70%) Security Cleared
21 48 (11.01%) Change Management
22 44 (10.09%) Waterfall
23 43 (9.86%) Data Centre
24 42 (9.63%) Project Governance
24 42 (9.63%) PRINCE
25 41 (9.40%) QA
26 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
27 31 (7.11%) Legal

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 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.61%) Confluence
3 6 (1.38%) CMS
3 6 (1.38%) Drupal
3 6 (1.38%) MS Project Server
3 6 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.69%) IBM Domino
4 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.69%) IIS
4 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.46%) CICS
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 77 (17.66%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.92%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.46%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.23%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.23%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.52%) Office 365
3 9 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.69%) IaaS
5 3 (0.69%) PaaS
5 3 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.69%) Trello
6 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Slack
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.46%) Yammer
7 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.23%) BlueKai
7 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.29%) LAN
2 9 (2.06%) WAN
3 7 (1.61%) Skype
4 6 (1.38%) Firewall
5 4 (0.92%) SMS
5 4 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.69%) DMZ
6 3 (0.69%) DNS
6 3 (0.69%) Internet
6 3 (0.69%) Network Security
6 3 (0.69%) SMTP
7 2 (0.46%) Intranet
7 2 (0.46%) MPLS
7 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.46%) Wireless
8 1 (0.23%) BGP
8 1 (0.23%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.23%) OSPF
8 1 (0.23%) SAN
8 1 (0.23%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.92%) Big Data
3 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.69%) Data Mart
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.69%) Power BI
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (3.90%) JIRA
2 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.46%) GitLab
2 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.23%) JMeter
3 1 (0.23%) JUnit
3 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.23%) Maven
3 1 (0.23%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium
3 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 153 (35.09%) Finance
2 31 (7.11%) Legal
3 28 (6.42%) Banking
4 22 (5.05%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.05%) Marketing
4 22 (5.05%) Retail
5 20 (4.59%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.98%) Billing
6 13 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.83%) Automotive
8 7 (1.61%) Front Office
8 7 (1.61%) Games
9 6 (1.38%) Law
10 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.92%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.92%) German Language
11 4 (0.92%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.69%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.46%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 303 (69.50%) Project Manager
2 67 (15.37%) IT Manager
3 64 (14.68%) IT Project Manager
4 40 (9.17%) Infrastructure Manager
4 40 (9.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 38 (8.72%) Senior Manager
6 32 (7.34%) Programme Manager
6 32 (7.34%) Senior Project Manager
7 19 (4.36%) Agile Project Manager
8 18 (4.13%) Analyst
9 16 (3.67%) Applications Manager
10 15 (3.44%) Applications Project Manager
10 15 (3.44%) Delivery Manager
11 14 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.21%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 14 (3.21%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
12 11 (2.52%) Business Manager
12 11 (2.52%) Implementation Manager
12 11 (2.52%) SC Cleared Project Manager
12 11 (2.52%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.06%) Web Services
2 7 (1.61%) Middleware
3 5 (1.15%) .NET
3 5 (1.15%) EDI
4 4 (0.92%) HTML
5 3 (0.69%) cXML
5 3 (0.69%) OAuth
5 3 (0.69%) React
5 3 (0.69%) SAML
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.46%) REST
6 2 (0.46%) Spring
6 2 (0.46%) Velocity
6 2 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.46%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) Jinja
7 1 (0.23%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (19.27%) PMI
2 57 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.86%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.96%) Computer Science
5 25 (5.73%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.36%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.75%) User Experience
8 9 (2.06%) Social Media
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.92%) FMCG
9 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) CMDB
10 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.69%) Life Science
10 3 (0.69%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.46%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.36%) Windows
2 10 (2.29%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.92%) Android
4 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.92%) Linux
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.46%) VMS
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (71.79%) Project Management
2 310 (71.10%) PRINCE2
3 187 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (19.04%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (15.14%) ITIL
7 62 (14.22%) Migration
8 60 (13.76%) Project Planning
9 59 (13.53%) Scrum
10 57 (13.07%) Matrix Organization
11 54 (12.39%) Risk Management
12 52 (11.93%) Programme Management
13 48 (11.01%) Change Management
14 44 (10.09%) Waterfall
15 42 (9.63%) PRINCE
15 42 (9.63%) Project Governance
16 31 (7.11%) Change Control
16 31 (7.11%) CRM
16 31 (7.11%) Resource Allocation
16 31 (7.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.44%) Java
2 9 (2.06%) C
2 9 (2.06%) SQL
3 6 (1.38%) VB
4 5 (1.15%) Python
5 3 (0.69%) C#
5 3 (0.69%) COBOL
5 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.46%) C++
6 2 (0.46%) Perl
6 2 (0.46%) PL/1
6 2 (0.46%) REXX
6 2 (0.46%) VBScript
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 311 (71.33%) PMI Certification
2 96 (22.02%) Degree
3 52 (11.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 51 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.28%) Master's Degree
7 18 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (3.67%) APMP
9 10 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.06%) CAPM
10 9 (2.06%) MBA
11 7 (1.61%) CCNA
11 7 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.61%) MCSE
11 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.38%) CISM
12 6 (1.38%) CISSP
13 5 (1.15%) APMG
13 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (15.60%) PMO
2 41 (9.40%) QA
3 12 (2.75%) GDPR
4 6 (1.38%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.46%) COBIT
6 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) EMIR
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) MiFID
7 1 (0.23%) P3O
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) ACF2
2 2 (0.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) KVM
2 2 (0.46%) RACF
2 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.15%) SCCM
2 3 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.46%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Grafana
4 1 (0.23%) MOM
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.42%) SAP
3 25 (5.73%) Oracle
4 10 (2.29%) Cisco
4 10 (2.29%) Citrix
5 8 (1.83%) IBM
5 8 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.92%) Demandware
7 4 (0.92%) Juniper
7 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.92%) VMware
8 3 (0.69%) Ariba
8 3 (0.69%) CA
8 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.69%) HP
8 3 (0.69%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.69%) Lotus
8 3 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.69%) Zoho