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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 331 304
Rank change year-on-year +11 -27  
Contract jobs citing PMP 312 364 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.65% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 3.06% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 256 265
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £39.75 £40.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £40.50 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.85% +12.50%  

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 9363 11901 11189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.20% 21.30% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7471 6348
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 £263 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 406 548
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +5 293 £500 +5.26% 66
London +29 158 £513 -6.81% 31
South East +50 90 £475 +5.55% 9
City of London +8 27 £513 -5.96% 10
Berkshire +37 23 £400 -11.11% 4
Hampshire +24 19 £450 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -1 17 £488 +2.63%
South West +13 16 £500 +8.10% 6
Surrey +9 15 £550 +10.00% 3
Scotland +20 11 £400 +25.00%
Reading +24 9 £363 -27.50% 1
West Sussex +16 9 - - 1
Wiltshire +11 9 £593 +31.66% 4
Glasgow +8 8 £400 +17.64%
Oxford -2 8 £500 +5.26%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 8 £590 -
West Midlands +19 7 £495 +62.29% 5
North West +12 7 £460 +8.23% 4
Crawley +10 5 - - 1
Winchester +7 5 £475 +41.79%
East of England -24 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £200 - 1
Yorkshire +28 4 £425 +41.66% 2
South Wales +16 4 £383 +9.28%
Wales +14 4 £383 +9.28%
Bristol +6 4 £475 -
Newport +5 4 £383 +9.28%
Manchester +1 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Havant 0 4 £450 -
Corsham -5 4 £625 +47.05% 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 402 (74.31%) PRINCE2
2 396 (73.20%) PMI Certification
3 373 (68.95%) Project Management
4 184 (34.01%) Finance
5 169 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (24.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 126 (23.29%) PMI
8 117 (21.63%) Degree
9 87 (16.08%) ITIL
10 83 (15.34%) Programme Management
11 80 (14.79%) Microsoft
12 72 (13.31%) Migration
13 71 (13.12%) Scrum
14 70 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
14 70 (12.94%) PMO
15 66 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 63 (11.65%) Risk Management
17 62 (11.46%) Change Management
18 61 (11.28%) Microsoft Project
19 57 (10.54%) PRINCE
19 57 (10.54%) Data Centre
20 55 (10.17%) Banking
21 53 (9.80%) Waterfall
22 52 (9.61%) Microsoft Office
23 51 (9.43%) Matrix Organization
24 47 (8.69%) Project Planning
25 46 (8.50%) Telecoms
26 42 (7.76%) Security Cleared
27 40 (7.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 40 (7.39%) SDLC

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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.22%) Confluence
3 8 (1.48%) JBoss
4 6 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.11%) IIS
5 5 (0.92%) CMS
6 4 (0.74%) Apache
6 4 (0.74%) Documentum
7 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (11.28%) Microsoft Project
2 52 (9.61%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (5.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (5.55%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.11%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.74%) Primavera
6 3 (0.55%) Maximo
7 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.18%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.18%) HFM
8 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.18%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.14%) Office 365
3 16 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.92%) IaaS
6 4 (0.74%) Force.com
7 3 (0.55%) SaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
8 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) PaaS
8 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.37%) Veeva
9 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.88%) WAN
2 19 (3.51%) LAN
3 13 (2.40%) Firewall
4 5 (0.92%) Internet
5 4 (0.74%) Network Security
6 3 (0.55%) 3G
6 3 (0.55%) 4G
6 3 (0.55%) HTTP
6 3 (0.55%) Telepresence
6 3 (0.55%) VoIP
6 3 (0.55%) WLAN
7 2 (0.37%) 2G
7 2 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.37%) GGSN
7 2 (0.37%) LTE
7 2 (0.37%) PSTN
7 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 2 (0.37%) SGSN
8 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.48%) Big Data
3 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.55%) QlikView
5 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.37%) MS Access
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.18%) Essbase
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) HBase
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (3.33%) JIRA
2 6 (1.11%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 184 (34.01%) Finance
2 55 (10.17%) Banking
3 46 (8.50%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.65%) Retail
5 32 (5.91%) Legal
6 21 (3.88%) Front Office
7 19 (3.51%) Marketing
8 16 (2.96%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.22%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.03%) Law
11 10 (1.85%) Advertising
11 10 (1.85%) Automotive
12 8 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (1.29%) Billing
14 5 (0.92%) Back Office
14 5 (0.92%) Publishing
15 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.74%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.55%) French Language
16 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 342 (63.22%) Project Manager
2 43 (7.95%) Analyst
2 43 (7.95%) IT Manager
3 42 (7.76%) Senior Manager
4 41 (7.58%) Infrastructure Manager
5 40 (7.39%) IT Project Manager
6 39 (7.21%) Programme Manager
7 37 (6.84%) Senior Project Manager
8 34 (6.28%) Business Analyst
9 32 (5.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 23 (4.25%) Digital Project Manager
11 18 (3.33%) Technical Manager
12 17 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
12 17 (3.14%) Migration Manager
12 17 (3.14%) Migration Project Manager
13 16 (2.96%) Agile Project Manager
13 16 (2.96%) Applications Manager
14 15 (2.77%) Data Centre Manager
14 15 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 15 (2.77%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.77%) XML
2 8 (1.48%) HTML
3 7 (1.29%) Web Services
4 6 (1.11%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.92%) .NET
5 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.74%) Visualforce
7 3 (0.55%) CSS
7 3 (0.55%) GWT
7 3 (0.55%) HTML5
7 3 (0.55%) J2EE
7 3 (0.55%) jQuery
7 3 (0.55%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.55%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.55%) XSL
7 3 (0.55%) XSLT
8 2 (0.37%) JSON
8 2 (0.37%) Middleware
9 1 (0.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 126 (23.29%) PMI
2 70 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (10.54%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.18%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.25%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.14%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.11%) Derivative
9 6 (1.11%) Equities
9 6 (1.11%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.92%) NHS
10 5 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.92%) User Experience
11 3 (0.55%) CCTV
11 3 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.55%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.55%) FMCG
11 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.25%) Windows
2 13 (2.40%) Linux
3 10 (1.85%) Unix
3 10 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.55%) AIX
6 2 (0.37%) Solaris
6 2 (0.37%) VMS
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (74.31%) PRINCE2
2 373 (68.95%) Project Management
3 169 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (24.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 87 (16.08%) ITIL
6 83 (15.34%) Programme Management
7 72 (13.31%) Migration
8 71 (13.12%) Scrum
9 63 (11.65%) Risk Management
10 62 (11.46%) Change Management
11 57 (10.54%) PRINCE
12 53 (9.80%) Waterfall
13 51 (9.43%) Matrix Organization
14 47 (8.69%) Project Planning
15 40 (7.39%) SDLC
16 34 (6.28%) Change Control
17 33 (6.10%) CRM
18 30 (5.55%) Business Analysis
19 27 (4.99%) Supplier Management
20 26 (4.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.22%) Java
1 12 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 11 (2.03%) SQL
3 6 (1.11%) C
4 5 (0.92%) C#
5 4 (0.74%) Apex Code
6 3 (0.55%) C++
6 3 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) ABAP
7 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 396 (73.20%) PMI Certification
2 117 (21.63%) Degree
3 66 (12.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 42 (7.76%) Security Cleared
5 40 (7.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 39 (7.21%) APMP
7 35 (6.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.48%) PgMP
10 7 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (1.11%) CITP
11 6 (1.11%) MAPM
11 6 (1.11%) MBCS
12 5 (0.92%) ISEB
13 4 (0.74%) CAPM
13 4 (0.74%) CISM
13 4 (0.74%) CISSP
13 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (12.94%) PMO
2 34 (6.28%) QA
3 15 (2.77%) MiFID
4 13 (2.40%) P3O
5 9 (1.66%) SLA
6 7 (1.29%) EMIR
7 6 (1.11%) COBIT
8 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.92%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.55%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.37%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.37%) SEPA
12 1 (0.18%) Basel II
12 1 (0.18%) GDPR
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.37%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.11%) Ansible
1 6 (1.11%) Puppet
1 6 (1.11%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.37%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 80 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.73%) SAP
3 28 (5.18%) Cisco
4 26 (4.81%) Oracle
5 19 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.40%) VMware
7 8 (1.48%) IBM
7 8 (1.48%) Informatica
8 7 (1.29%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.29%) OpenText
8 7 (1.29%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.11%) HP
10 4 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.74%) Huawei
10 4 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.74%) Remedy
10 4 (0.74%) Tableau
10 4 (0.74%) Workday
11 3 (0.55%) Virgin Media
11 3 (0.55%) WorldPay
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