Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 380 351
Rank change year-on-year +53 -29 +28
Contract jobs citing PMP 713 575 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 2.92% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 390 503
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £300
90th Percentile £649 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £393 £400
% change year-on-year -1.59% -1.88% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 12
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -1.22% -2.38%
10th Percentile £25.19 £21.13 £35.60
90th Percentile £52.29 £43.25 £61.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% - -3.57%

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 19,021 19,671 21,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.91% 20.47% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,680 12,338 13,175
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 874 1,039
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £25.94 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% -5.68% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.68% +43.59%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +43 671 £450 -5.26% 92
UK excluding London +83 385 £386 -1.59% 62
London -7 319 £525 +5.00% 38
South East +37 194 £450 +5.88% 11
North of England +65 61 £365 +4.29% 16
Midlands +13 57 £350 -9.09% 14
West Midlands +15 29 £340 -17.58% 3
Scotland -3 28 £386 +2.80% 6
East Midlands +8 27 £368 -3.29% 11
North West +14 24 £340 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire +24 21 £400 +21.95% 6
East of England -14 19 £454 +9.34% 5
South West +16 18 £275 -15.38% 8
North East +49 16 £375 +7.14% 3
Wales +12 6 £325 -18.75% 2
Northern Ireland -30 1 £260 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 530 (74.33%) PMI Certification
2 491 (68.86%) PRINCE2
3 436 (61.15%) Project Management
4 277 (38.85%) Finance
5 243 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
6 187 (26.23%) Degree
7 164 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 146 (20.48%) PMI
9 123 (17.25%) Project Planning
10 115 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
11 109 (15.29%) Programme Management
12 103 (14.45%) PMO
13 100 (14.03%) Microsoft
14 94 (13.18%) Matrix Organization
15 87 (12.20%) Banking
16 85 (11.92%) Change Management
17 79 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
18 77 (10.80%) ITIL
19 76 (10.66%) Risk Management
20 74 (10.38%) PRINCE
21 72 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
21 72 (10.10%) Scrum
22 71 (9.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 71 (9.96%) Waterfall
23 69 (9.68%) Migration
24 64 (8.98%) Manufacturing
25 61 (8.56%) Security Cleared
26 57 (7.99%) Project Governance
27 56 (7.85%) Telecoms
28 53 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel

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 28 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.10%) Confluence
3 11 (1.54%) CMS
3 11 (1.54%) MS Project Server
4 7 (0.98%) Apache
5 5 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Drupal
8 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.14%) Documentum
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 115 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
2 72 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 45 (6.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (4.07%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.70%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.56%) Maya
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.56%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 4 (0.56%) RMDS
3 4 (0.56%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 3 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.28%) iTrent
5 2 (0.28%) Primavera
5 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.28%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.09%) Office 365
2 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.98%) SaaS
6 5 (0.70%) Dialogflow
7 4 (0.56%) Taleo
8 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.14%) Force.com
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.77%) LAN
2 20 (2.81%) WAN
3 12 (1.68%) IP Telephony
4 11 (1.54%) Firewall
4 11 (1.54%) Internet
5 6 (0.84%) ATM
6 5 (0.70%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.56%) NAS
7 4 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.56%) SAN
7 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.56%) VoIP
8 3 (0.42%) Broadband
8 3 (0.42%) MPLS
8 3 (0.42%) SMS
9 2 (0.28%) ADSL
9 2 (0.28%) ISDN
9 2 (0.28%) VPN
9 2 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.12%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.70%) Big Data
4 5 (0.70%) Power BI
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) MS Access
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.14%) QlikView
6 1 (0.14%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.65%) JIRA
2 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.42%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.14%) TestRail
General
1 277 (38.85%) Finance
2 87 (12.20%) Banking
3 64 (8.98%) Manufacturing
4 56 (7.85%) Telecoms
5 45 (6.31%) Retail
6 42 (5.89%) Legal
7 24 (3.37%) Marketing
8 19 (2.66%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.52%) Billing
9 18 (2.52%) Law
9 18 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (2.10%) Advertising
10 15 (2.10%) Front Office
10 15 (2.10%) Games
11 13 (1.82%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.54%) Automotive
13 7 (0.98%) Back Office
14 5 (0.70%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.70%) International Banking
15 4 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 481 (67.46%) Project Manager
2 94 (13.18%) IT Manager
3 82 (11.50%) IT Project Manager
4 80 (11.22%) Analyst
5 63 (8.84%) Senior Manager
6 59 (8.27%) Senior Project Manager
7 53 (7.43%) Business Analyst
8 42 (5.89%) Programme Manager
9 39 (5.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 37 (5.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 36 (5.05%) Security Manager
12 34 (4.77%) Security Project Manager
13 27 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 26 (3.65%) Coordinator
15 25 (3.51%) PMO Analyst
16 23 (3.23%) Technical Manager
16 23 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
17 22 (3.09%) GDPR Project Manager
17 22 (3.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
18 20 (2.81%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.38%) XML
2 15 (2.10%) Velocity
3 12 (1.68%) Web Services
4 8 (1.12%) .NET
5 7 (0.98%) HTML
6 5 (0.70%) Django
6 5 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.70%) MXNet
6 5 (0.70%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (0.70%) REST
6 5 (0.70%) TensorFlow
6 5 (0.70%) Theano
7 4 (0.56%) Ajax
7 4 (0.56%) J2EE
7 4 (0.56%) Middleware
7 4 (0.56%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.56%) SOAP
7 4 (0.56%) SonicMQ
7 4 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 146 (20.48%) PMI
2 79 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 46 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 40 (5.61%) Management Information System
6 34 (4.77%) Virtual Team
7 20 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.68%) FMCG
9 11 (1.54%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.26%) Social Media
12 8 (1.12%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.98%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (0.84%) Derivative
14 6 (0.84%) IVR
15 5 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.47%) Windows
2 16 (2.24%) Windows 10
3 13 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 12 (1.68%) Linux
5 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.56%) Android
7 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.56%) Unix
7 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (68.86%) PRINCE2
2 436 (61.15%) Project Management
3 243 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (23.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 123 (17.25%) Project Planning
6 109 (15.29%) Programme Management
7 94 (13.18%) Matrix Organization
8 85 (11.92%) Change Management
9 77 (10.80%) ITIL
10 76 (10.66%) Risk Management
11 74 (10.38%) PRINCE
12 72 (10.10%) Scrum
13 71 (9.96%) Waterfall
14 69 (9.68%) Migration
15 57 (7.99%) Project Governance
16 53 (7.43%) Mentoring
17 43 (6.03%) Change Control
17 43 (6.03%) CRM
18 42 (5.89%) Resource Allocation
19 38 (5.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.81%) Java
2 13 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 11 (1.54%) Python
3 11 (1.54%) SQL
4 9 (1.26%) PHP
5 7 (0.98%) C
5 7 (0.98%) VBA
6 6 (0.84%) C#
7 4 (0.56%) C++
7 4 (0.56%) Perl
7 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.28%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 530 (74.33%) PMI Certification
2 187 (26.23%) Degree
3 71 (9.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 61 (8.56%) Security Cleared
5 53 (7.43%) SC Cleared
6 47 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 38 (5.33%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.82%) APMP
8 13 (1.82%) CISSP
9 9 (1.26%) PgMP
10 7 (0.98%) CISM
11 6 (0.84%) CAPM
11 6 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.84%) ISEB
11 6 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 5 (0.70%) CISA
12 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.70%) MBA
13 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (14.45%) PMO
2 50 (7.01%) QA
3 45 (6.31%) GDPR
4 12 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.68%) MiFID
5 9 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.98%) GxP
7 5 (0.70%) SLA
8 4 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.56%) GAMP
8 4 (0.56%) GMP
8 4 (0.56%) P3O
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.28%) PSD2
9 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.14%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) Firmware
3 3 (0.42%) Docker
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.54%) MOM
1 11 (1.54%) SCCM
2 4 (0.56%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (0.42%) Ansible
3 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.28%) Mesos
4 2 (0.28%) Nagios
4 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.28%) Terraform
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.77%) Oracle
3 29 (4.07%) SAP
4 18 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.10%) Cisco
6 11 (1.54%) Citrix
7 10 (1.40%) Reuters
8 7 (0.98%) HP
8 7 (0.98%) IBM
9 6 (0.84%) Ericsson
10 5 (0.70%) iManage
10 5 (0.70%) Intapp
10 5 (0.70%) Mercator
11 4 (0.56%) Charles River
11 4 (0.56%) Demandware
11 4 (0.56%) Fiserv
11 4 (0.56%) Kenexa
11 4 (0.56%) Remedy
11 4 (0.56%) Splunk
11 4 (0.56%) Workday