Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 444 442
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 -71
Contract jobs citing PMP 99 449 542
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 2.60% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 318 368
Median daily rate £488 £475 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +0.80% +4.72%
10th Percentile £314 £325 £329
90th Percentile £625 £641 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +21.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £25.75 £33.25 £33.00
90th Percentile £35.74 £82.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -38.89% +25.00% -1.37%

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 7,629 17,295 18,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.66% 19.53% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,604 10,535 11,190
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £245
90th Percentile £638 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 836 973
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +52.75% -15.34%
10th Percentile £17.65 £14.00 £12.80
90th Percentile £60.50 £59.93 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -21.88%

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 24 September 2020.

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
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 24 September 2020. 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 +33 89 £488 - 15
London +67 46 £538 +2.38% 4
UK excluding London +95 37 £375 -21.05% 13
South East +112 11 £400 -17.53% 7
Work from Home -55 10 £494 +23.44%
South West +98 9 £225 -43.75% 1
East of England +68 8 £325 -27.78% 2
North of England +93 3 £413 -13.16%
Midlands +60 3 £450 -14.29% 1
North West +76 2 £425 -10.53%
Scotland +69 2 £375 +11.94%
West Midlands +49 2 £475 -9.52%
Yorkshire +71 1 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands +49 1 £330 -17.50% 1
Wales +37 1 £525 +31.25% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 68 (68.69%) PRINCE2
2 63 (63.64%) PMI Certification
3 60 (60.61%) Project Management
4 45 (45.45%) Finance
5 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
7 27 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (22.22%) Degree
8 22 (22.22%) Project Delivery
9 18 (18.18%) Change Management
10 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
11 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
12 15 (15.15%) ITIL
13 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Project
13 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 13 (13.13%) Azure
15 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
15 12 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (11.11%) Scrum
16 11 (11.11%) Military
16 11 (11.11%) Programme Management
16 11 (11.11%) Document Management
16 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (10.10%) Project Planning
17 10 (10.10%) APMP
17 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
18 9 (9.09%) Process Improvement
18 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 3 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (5.05%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) Azure
2 7 (7.07%) AWS
3 4 (4.04%) Office 365
4 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.02%) GCP
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.01%) G Suite
5 1 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) WAN
2 4 (4.04%) Broadband
3 3 (3.03%) LAN
3 3 (3.03%) Wireless
4 2 (2.02%) DOCSIS
4 2 (2.02%) Skype
5 1 (1.01%) 3G
5 1 (1.01%) 4G
5 1 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (1.01%) DNS
5 1 (1.01%) Firewall
5 1 (1.01%) Internet
5 1 (1.01%) Network Security
5 1 (1.01%) NGN
5 1 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.01%) VPN
5 1 (1.01%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (45.45%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Military
3 7 (7.07%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.06%) Banking
5 5 (5.05%) French Language
5 5 (5.05%) German Language
5 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (3.03%) Back Office
7 3 (3.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.02%) Law
9 1 (1.01%) Billing
9 1 (1.01%) Electronics
9 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (1.01%) Local Government
9 1 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (1.01%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (49.49%) Project Manager
2 12 (12.12%) Programme Manager
3 8 (8.08%) Senior Manager
3 8 (8.08%) Senior Project Manager
3 8 (8.08%) Workday Manager
4 6 (6.06%) Architect
4 6 (6.06%) Implementation Manager
4 6 (6.06%) IT Manager
4 6 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (4.04%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Finance Manager
6 3 (3.03%) HR Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Oracle Project Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 3 (3.03%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Velocity
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) ADO
2 1 (1.01%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) PMI
3 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.03%) CMDB
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) FMCG
6 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (68.69%) PRINCE2
2 60 (60.61%) Project Management
3 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
5 27 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (22.22%) Project Delivery
7 18 (18.18%) Change Management
8 15 (15.15%) ITIL
9 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
10 11 (11.11%) Document Management
10 11 (11.11%) Programme Management
10 11 (11.11%) Scrum
11 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.10%) Project Planning
12 9 (9.09%) Process Improvement
13 8 (8.08%) Change Control
13 8 (8.08%) Resource Management
13 8 (8.08%) Service Management
13 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (63.64%) PMI Certification
2 22 (22.22%) Degree
3 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (10.10%) APMP
6 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
8 7 (7.07%) CISSP
8 7 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.03%) Postgraduate
9 3 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.02%) CEH
10 2 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.02%) CISM
11 1 (1.01%) GCIA
11 1 (1.01%) GCIH
11 1 (1.01%) GIAC
11 1 (1.01%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) PMO
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) WCAG
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
3 2 (2.02%) GxP
3 2 (2.02%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) NCSC
3 2 (2.02%) NIST
3 2 (2.02%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.01%) Nessus
1 1 (1.01%) QRadar
1 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) Workday
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle
4 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.03%) SAP
6 2 (2.02%) Google
6 2 (2.02%) Greenplum
6 2 (2.02%) Qualys
6 2 (2.02%) Remedy
7 1 (1.01%) Adaptive Insights
7 1 (1.01%) Anaplan
7 1 (1.01%) BMC
7 1 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.01%) Carbon Black
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.01%) Siemens