Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 364 375
Rank change year-on-year -71 +11 -45
Contract jobs citing PMP 543 650 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 3.47% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 508 459
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.23% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -18.89% -1.64%
10th Percentile £33.00 £22.40 £37.00
90th Percentile £44.65 £46.43 £50.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.37% -18.89% -18.18%

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 19,050 18,708 22,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.54% 18.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,237 11,350 14,184
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £379
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.68% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 906 828
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +6.36% +19.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.16 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.30 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +16.36% +14.01%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2018.

Contractor 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 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 -72 500 £475 +5.56% 68
UK excluding London -61 300 £425 +6.25% 36
London -47 234 £500 -2.91% 33
South East -15 160 £432 -4.11% 14
East of England +12 32 £443 +10.63% 3
Scotland -4 31 £375 +5.63% 1
South West -22 25 £410 -6.29%
Midlands -53 24 £425 +14.86% 6
North of England -57 23 £429 +17.47% 12
West Midlands -36 15 £365 +7.35% 1
Yorkshire -26 13 £475 +20.63% 5
East Midlands -5 9 £433 +15.40% 5
North West -21 7 £425 +25.00% 7
Wales -15 4 £425 +21.43%
North East -30 3 £350 -4.11%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 390 (71.82%) Project Management
2 385 (70.90%) PMI Certification
3 357 (65.75%) PRINCE2
4 232 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (37.38%) Finance
6 147 (27.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 125 (23.02%) Degree
8 99 (18.23%) PMI
9 88 (16.21%) Microsoft
9 88 (16.21%) Project Planning
9 88 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
10 87 (16.02%) ITIL
11 82 (15.10%) Microsoft Project
12 80 (14.73%) Scrum
13 74 (13.63%) Matrix Organization
14 69 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
15 68 (12.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 67 (12.34%) Migration
17 62 (11.42%) Change Management
18 56 (10.31%) SDLC
19 55 (10.13%) PMO
20 54 (9.94%) Waterfall
21 52 (9.58%) Risk Management
21 52 (9.58%) QA
22 48 (8.84%) PRINCE
22 48 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
22 48 (8.84%) Security Cleared
22 48 (8.84%) Data Centre
23 46 (8.47%) Banking
24 44 (8.10%) Programme Management

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 (5.89%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.58%) Confluence
3 10 (1.84%) CMS
3 10 (1.84%) Drupal
4 8 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.10%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.55%) CICS
6 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.37%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 82 (15.10%) Microsoft Project
2 48 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (6.08%) MS Visio
4 32 (5.89%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.39%) Office 365
3 11 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.66%) SaaS
5 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.55%) Trello
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
6 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.37%) PaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Slack
6 2 (0.37%) Yammer
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.84%) Skype
2 9 (1.66%) LAN
2 9 (1.66%) WAN
3 6 (1.10%) Firewall
4 5 (0.92%) SMS
5 4 (0.74%) Internet
6 3 (0.55%) DNS
6 3 (0.55%) Intranet
6 3 (0.55%) Network Security
6 3 (0.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.37%) DMZ
7 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.37%) MPLS
7 2 (0.37%) SMTP
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) DSL
8 1 (0.18%) PBX
8 1 (0.18%) SAN
8 1 (0.18%) VoIP
8 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.84%) Power BI
3 4 (0.74%) Big Data
3 4 (0.74%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.55%) Data Mart
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.37%) DB2
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.18%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.18%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (5.52%) JIRA
2 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.55%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.55%) JMeter
3 3 (0.55%) JUnit
3 3 (0.55%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.55%) Selenium
3 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.37%) GitLab
4 2 (0.37%) Maven
4 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.18%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 203 (37.38%) Finance
2 46 (8.47%) Banking
3 39 (7.18%) Retail
4 36 (6.63%) Marketing
5 31 (5.71%) Legal
6 30 (5.52%) Telecoms
7 17 (3.13%) Billing
7 17 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.21%) Front Office
10 8 (1.47%) Games
11 7 (1.29%) Automotive
12 6 (1.10%) Law
13 4 (0.74%) Publishing
14 3 (0.55%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.55%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.37%) Advertising
15 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 376 (69.24%) Project Manager
2 70 (12.89%) IT Manager
3 64 (11.79%) IT Project Manager
4 49 (9.02%) Senior Manager
5 47 (8.66%) Infrastructure Manager
6 46 (8.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 45 (8.29%) Senior Project Manager
8 32 (5.89%) Programme Manager
9 25 (4.60%) Agile Project Manager
10 22 (4.05%) Analyst
11 19 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
12 17 (3.13%) Applications Manager
12 17 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 15 (2.76%) Applications Project Manager
14 14 (2.58%) Coordinator
14 14 (2.58%) Senior IT Manager
14 14 (2.58%) Senior IT Project Manager
15 13 (2.39%) Business Manager
15 13 (2.39%) Digital Project Manager
15 13 (2.39%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.03%) Middleware
2 8 (1.47%) Web Services
3 7 (1.29%) REST
4 5 (0.92%) EDI
5 4 (0.74%) XML
6 3 (0.55%) .NET
6 3 (0.55%) cXML
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.37%) HTML
7 2 (0.37%) JSON
7 2 (0.37%) OAuth
7 2 (0.37%) SAML
7 2 (0.37%) Spring
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.18%) Jinja
8 1 (0.18%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.23%) PMI
2 69 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (8.84%) Data Centre
4 44 (8.10%) Computer Science
5 30 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.50%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.21%) Social Media
8 11 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.66%) User Experience
10 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.92%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.74%) Media Streaming
13 3 (0.55%) CCTV
13 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.76%) Windows
2 8 (1.47%) Linux
2 8 (1.47%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.74%) VMS
5 2 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.18%) Android
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (71.82%) Project Management
2 357 (65.75%) PRINCE2
3 232 (42.73%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (27.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
5 88 (16.21%) Project Planning
6 87 (16.02%) ITIL
7 80 (14.73%) Scrum
8 74 (13.63%) Matrix Organization
9 67 (12.34%) Migration
10 62 (11.42%) Change Management
11 56 (10.31%) SDLC
12 54 (9.94%) Waterfall
13 52 (9.58%) Risk Management
14 48 (8.84%) PRINCE
15 44 (8.10%) Programme Management
16 39 (7.18%) CRM
17 35 (6.45%) Resource Allocation
18 34 (6.26%) ERP
19 33 (6.08%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.68%) Java
2 11 (2.03%) SQL
3 10 (1.84%) C
4 6 (1.10%) VB
5 5 (0.92%) Python
6 4 (0.74%) C#
7 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.55%) COBOL
7 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.37%) C++
8 2 (0.37%) Perl
8 2 (0.37%) PL/1
8 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.37%) REXX
8 2 (0.37%) VBScript
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 385 (70.90%) PMI Certification
2 125 (23.02%) Degree
3 68 (12.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 48 (8.84%) Security Cleared
5 28 (5.16%) SC Cleared
6 27 (4.97%) Master's Degree
7 17 (3.13%) APMP
7 17 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (2.03%) MBA
9 10 (1.84%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.66%) CAPM
11 8 (1.47%) ISEB
11 8 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.29%) CCNA
12 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.29%) CISSP
12 7 (1.29%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.10%) CISM
13 6 (1.10%) MCSE
13 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.13%) PMO
2 52 (9.58%) QA
3 25 (4.60%) GDPR
4 5 (0.92%) COBIT
5 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.55%) SEPA
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.37%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) P3O
8 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.18%) PSD2
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 16 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) ACF2
2 3 (0.55%) RACF
3 2 (0.37%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) KVM
3 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.74%) SCCM
2 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.18%) Ansible
3 1 (0.18%) Grafana
3 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.18%) MOM
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.34%) SAP
3 18 (3.31%) Oracle
4 12 (2.21%) ServiceNow
5 10 (1.84%) IBM
6 9 (1.66%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.47%) Cisco
8 7 (1.29%) Citrix
8 7 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.92%) Adobe
9 5 (0.92%) HP
9 5 (0.92%) Juniper
9 5 (0.92%) Splunk
9 5 (0.92%) VMware
10 3 (0.55%) Ariba
10 3 (0.55%) CA
10 3 (0.55%) EMC
10 3 (0.55%) Lotus
10 3 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.55%) Zoho