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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 326 293
Rank change year-on-year -1 -33  
Contract jobs citing PMP 312 369 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 3.18% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 244 282
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £628 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £38.00 £24.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £50.25 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% -10.00%  

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 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +8 292 £460 -0.80% 44
London -13 147 £500 -9.09% 23
South East +46 66 £475 +5.55% 5
City of London -15 30 £500 -13.04% 4
Berkshire +28 23 £494 -1.25%
South West +14 19 £460 -0.54% 1
West Midlands +19 18 £413 +10.00%
Surrey +11 16 £475 +26.66%
Scotland +6 12 £380 +16.03% 1
Wiltshire +15 11 £625 +42.45%
North East +52 10 £350 +9.37%
East Midlands -8 10 £375 -6.30% 2
West Sussex +27 9 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +26 9 £400 -13.51% 2
Coventry +22 9 £413 +10.00%
Glasgow +11 9 £413 +17.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne +58 8 £355 +10.93%
Tyne and Wear +55 8 £355 +10.93%
Leeds +26 8 £400 -4.47%
West Yorkshire +20 8 £400 -4.47% 1
Oxfordshire +1 8 £525 +68.00% 2
Hampshire +10 7 £425 -8.10%
Derby -10 7 £375 +19.04%
Derbyshire -11 7 £375 -25.00%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 7 £490 -
Solihull - 7 - -
North West +14 6 £375 -11.76% 10
Crawley +7 6 £425 -
Oxford +2 6 £525 +68.00%
East of England -11 6 £425 -0.58% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 461 (75.82%) PMI Certification
2 459 (75.49%) PRINCE2
3 419 (68.91%) Project Management
4 205 (33.72%) Finance
5 184 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (24.34%) PMI
7 143 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 138 (22.70%) Degree
9 110 (18.09%) ITIL
10 91 (14.97%) Programme Management
11 89 (14.64%) Microsoft
12 86 (14.14%) Migration
13 80 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
14 79 (12.99%) Scrum
14 79 (12.99%) PMO
15 65 (10.69%) PRINCE
16 63 (10.36%) Matrix Organization
16 63 (10.36%) Data Centre
17 62 (10.20%) Change Management
18 61 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
19 60 (9.87%) Risk Management
19 60 (9.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 60 (9.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 60 (9.87%) Banking
20 54 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
21 52 (8.55%) Telecoms
21 52 (8.55%) Waterfall
22 49 (8.06%) Security Cleared
23 43 (7.07%) Retail
24 42 (6.91%) Project Planning

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 24 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.80%) Confluence
3 8 (1.32%) JBoss
4 7 (1.15%) IIS
5 5 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.82%) Documentum
5 5 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.66%) Apache
6 4 (0.66%) CMS
6 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
2 54 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (5.92%) MS Visio
4 34 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
5 25 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.82%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.49%) Actimize
4 3 (0.49%) Maximo
4 3 (0.49%) Primavera
4 3 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) HFM
6 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.44%) Office 365
3 22 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.32%) IaaS
5 7 (1.15%) SaaS
6 5 (0.82%) Yammer
7 2 (0.33%) Force.com
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) Asana
8 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.44%) LAN
2 22 (3.62%) WAN
3 15 (2.47%) VoIP
4 8 (1.32%) Firewall
5 6 (0.99%) Internet
5 6 (0.99%) Skype
6 3 (0.49%) HTTP
6 3 (0.49%) SAN
6 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.49%) WLAN
7 2 (0.33%) 3G
7 2 (0.33%) 4G
7 2 (0.33%) CTI
7 2 (0.33%) GGSN
7 2 (0.33%) PSTN
7 2 (0.33%) SGSN
8 1 (0.16%) LTE
8 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.16%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.64%) Big Data
3 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.49%) QlikView
6 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.33%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) Mixpanel
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (4.61%) JIRA
2 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 205 (33.72%) Finance
2 60 (9.87%) Banking
3 52 (8.55%) Telecoms
4 43 (7.07%) Retail
5 41 (6.74%) Legal
6 28 (4.61%) Front Office
7 21 (3.45%) Investment Banking
7 21 (3.45%) Marketing
8 18 (2.96%) Law
8 18 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.14%) Back Office
10 11 (1.81%) Advertising
11 7 (1.15%) Automotive
11 7 (1.15%) Publishing
12 6 (0.99%) Billing
12 6 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.82%) Electronics
13 5 (0.82%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 399 (65.63%) Project Manager
2 56 (9.21%) Senior Manager
3 53 (8.72%) Analyst
4 52 (8.55%) IT Manager
5 51 (8.39%) Senior Project Manager
6 50 (8.22%) IT Project Manager
7 48 (7.89%) Business Analyst
8 37 (6.09%) Infrastructure Manager
9 34 (5.59%) Programme Manager
10 31 (5.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 30 (4.93%) Technical Manager
12 27 (4.44%) Technical Project Manager
13 22 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
13 22 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 20 (3.29%) Agile Project Manager
15 18 (2.96%) Network Manager
15 18 (2.96%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 17 (2.80%) Data Centre Manager
16 17 (2.80%) Digital Project Manager
17 16 (2.63%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.80%) XML
2 9 (1.48%) HTML
3 7 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (0.99%) .NET
4 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.82%) Web Services
6 4 (0.66%) CSS
6 4 (0.66%) jQuery
6 4 (0.66%) XSL
7 3 (0.49%) FpML
7 3 (0.49%) GWT
7 3 (0.49%) HTML5
7 3 (0.49%) J2EE
7 3 (0.49%) REST
7 3 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.49%) Visualforce
7 3 (0.49%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 148 (24.34%) PMI
2 63 (10.36%) Data Centre
3 61 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.28%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.78%) Virtual Team
7 20 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.64%) Derivative
10 9 (1.48%) Equities
11 8 (1.32%) CCTV
11 8 (1.32%) User Experience
12 7 (1.15%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.15%) IVR
12 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.99%) EPoS
14 5 (0.82%) NHS
14 5 (0.82%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.77%) Windows
2 12 (1.97%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.64%) Linux
4 8 (1.32%) Unix
5 5 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.49%) Android
6 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) VMS
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (75.49%) PRINCE2
2 419 (68.91%) Project Management
3 184 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (18.09%) ITIL
6 91 (14.97%) Programme Management
7 86 (14.14%) Migration
8 79 (12.99%) Scrum
9 65 (10.69%) PRINCE
10 63 (10.36%) Matrix Organization
11 62 (10.20%) Change Management
12 60 (9.87%) Risk Management
13 52 (8.55%) Waterfall
14 42 (6.91%) Project Planning
15 40 (6.58%) CRM
16 36 (5.92%) Change Control
17 35 (5.76%) SDLC
18 34 (5.59%) Business Analysis
19 33 (5.43%) ERP
19 33 (5.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.63%) SQL
2 9 (1.48%) Java
2 9 (1.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (0.99%) C#
3 6 (0.99%) VBA
4 4 (0.66%) C
4 4 (0.66%) VB
5 3 (0.49%) Apex Code
5 3 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 461 (75.82%) PMI Certification
2 138 (22.70%) Degree
3 60 (9.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 60 (9.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 49 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 36 (5.92%) APMP
7 14 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.81%) Chartered Engineer
8 11 (1.81%) CITP
8 11 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (1.81%) MBCS
9 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.32%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.15%) PgMP
11 6 (0.99%) CAPM
11 6 (0.99%) ISEB
12 5 (0.82%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (12.99%) PMO
2 36 (5.92%) QA
3 22 (3.62%) MiFID
4 15 (2.47%) SLA
5 13 (2.14%) EMIR
5 13 (2.14%) P3O
6 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.99%) COBIT
7 6 (0.99%) GDPR
8 5 (0.82%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.49%) SEPA
10 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.33%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.33%) GxP
11 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.16%) Basel II
12 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.33%) Docker
4 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.15%) Ansible
1 7 (1.15%) MOM
1 7 (1.15%) Puppet
2 6 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.33%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.16%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 89 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.09%) SAP
3 28 (4.61%) Oracle
4 26 (4.28%) Cisco
5 17 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.14%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.14%) VMware
7 8 (1.32%) IBM
8 7 (1.15%) Avaya
8 7 (1.15%) HP
8 7 (1.15%) OpenText
9 6 (0.99%) Informatica
10 5 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.66%) Citrix
11 4 (0.66%) Huawei
11 4 (0.66%) Tableau
11 4 (0.66%) Virgin Media
12 3 (0.49%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.49%) Sage
12 3 (0.49%) Sophis
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Rate: £445 - £495 per day
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London
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Oxfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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