Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 391 351 357
Rank change year-on-year -40 +6 -48
Contract jobs citing PMP 624 631 730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 3.36% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 459 500
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £312
90th Percentile £625 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £404
% change year-on-year -1.18% +5.20% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -10.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £26.78 £22.50 £35.70
90th Percentile £45.13 £52.80 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.47% -10.00% -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 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 19,463 18,793 23,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.81% 19.74% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,559 11,551 14,829
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £592 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 959 841
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.17 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.25% +12.50% +24.44%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -27 582 £463 -2.63% 69
UK excluding London -9 337 £420 -1.18% 50
London -41 282 £500 - 24
South East -4 173 £450 -5.26% 23
East of England +28 41 £388 -13.89% 3
Midlands -14 38 £375 -9.09% 5
Scotland -34 31 £375 -1.32% 6
North of England -28 28 £350 -2.78% 9
East Midlands +5 23 £370 -1.33% 1
South West -2 21 £420 -7.28% 4
West Midlands -26 15 £375 -9.09% 4
North West -19 11 £350 +2.94% 4
Yorkshire -24 11 £450 +12.50% 3
North East -6 6 £315 -10.00% 2
Wales -13 4 £425 +21.43%
Northern Ireland +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 464 (74.36%) Project Management
2 432 (69.23%) PMI Certification
3 431 (69.07%) PRINCE2
4 248 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (37.98%) Finance
6 180 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 130 (20.83%) Degree
8 104 (16.67%) Project Planning
8 104 (16.67%) ITIL
9 97 (15.54%) Microsoft Project
10 91 (14.58%) Change Management
11 90 (14.42%) Microsoft
12 89 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (13.30%) PMI
14 80 (12.82%) Scrum
15 74 (11.86%) Migration
16 72 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 71 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
18 67 (10.74%) SDLC
18 67 (10.74%) Matrix Organization
19 66 (10.58%) Retail
20 63 (10.10%) Microsoft Excel
21 62 (9.94%) Waterfall
22 61 (9.78%) PMO
23 55 (8.81%) Banking
23 55 (8.81%) Security Cleared
24 51 (8.17%) QA
25 49 (7.85%) Programme Management
26 48 (7.69%) Risk Management
26 48 (7.69%) Data Centre

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 34 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.60%) Confluence
3 8 (1.28%) CMS
4 7 (1.12%) Drupal
5 5 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.64%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.16%) CICS
8 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (15.54%) Microsoft Project
2 63 (10.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
4 43 (6.89%) MS Visio
5 36 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.64%) SPSS
7 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) Relativity
5 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.21%) Office 365
2 18 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.44%) SaaS
5 4 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) G Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.40%) WAN
2 11 (1.76%) LAN
3 8 (1.28%) Skype
4 7 (1.12%) Firewall
5 6 (0.96%) Internet
5 6 (0.96%) SMS
6 4 (0.64%) MPLS
6 4 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.48%) DNS
7 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.48%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.32%) Broadband
8 2 (0.32%) Intranet
8 2 (0.32%) Wireless
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.16%) DSL
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) Softphone
9 1 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.92%) Power BI
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.48%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.32%) Big Data
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (4.33%) JIRA
2 5 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.64%) Selenium
4 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.48%) JMeter
4 3 (0.48%) JUnit
4 3 (0.48%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.32%) Maven
5 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.32%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 237 (37.98%) Finance
2 66 (10.58%) Retail
3 55 (8.81%) Banking
4 41 (6.57%) Legal
5 34 (5.45%) Marketing
6 31 (4.97%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.69%) Billing
8 16 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 13 (2.08%) Front Office
12 7 (1.12%) Law
13 6 (0.96%) Advertising
13 6 (0.96%) Automotive
13 6 (0.96%) Games
14 4 (0.64%) Publishing
14 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.48%) French Language
15 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 436 (69.87%) Project Manager
2 77 (12.34%) IT Manager
3 70 (11.22%) IT Project Manager
4 57 (9.13%) Senior Manager
5 54 (8.65%) Senior Project Manager
6 52 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 49 (7.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 30 (4.81%) Programme Manager
9 24 (3.85%) Analyst
10 21 (3.37%) Security Manager
11 20 (3.21%) GDPR Project Manager
11 20 (3.21%) Security Project Manager
12 19 (3.04%) Agile Project Manager
13 18 (2.88%) Business Analyst
13 18 (2.88%) Delivery Manager
14 17 (2.72%) Digital Project Manager
15 16 (2.56%) Senior IT Manager
15 16 (2.56%) Senior IT Project Manager
16 15 (2.40%) Applications Manager
16 15 (2.40%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.60%) Web Services
2 6 (0.96%) Middleware
3 5 (0.80%) REST
4 4 (0.64%) EDI
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.64%) XML
5 3 (0.48%) Velocity
6 2 (0.32%) .NET
6 2 (0.32%) cXML
6 2 (0.32%) HTML
6 2 (0.32%) JSON
7 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.16%) Akka
7 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.16%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.30%) PMI
2 71 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 32 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.69%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.60%) User Experience
8 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.44%) Social Media
9 7 (1.12%) Tandem
10 6 (0.96%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.80%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.80%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.01%) Windows
2 15 (2.40%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.60%) Linux
4 8 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.48%) AIX
6 3 (0.48%) VMS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (74.36%) Project Management
2 431 (69.07%) PRINCE2
3 248 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 104 (16.67%) ITIL
5 104 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 91 (14.58%) Change Management
7 89 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
8 80 (12.82%) Scrum
9 74 (11.86%) Migration
10 67 (10.74%) Matrix Organization
10 67 (10.74%) SDLC
11 62 (9.94%) Waterfall
12 49 (7.85%) Programme Management
13 48 (7.69%) Risk Management
14 43 (6.89%) PRINCE
15 41 (6.57%) Project Governance
16 39 (6.25%) ERP
17 36 (5.77%) CRM
18 34 (5.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (1.60%) C
2 8 (1.28%) Java
3 6 (0.96%) SQL
4 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.32%) C#
5 2 (0.32%) COBOL
5 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.32%) VB
6 1 (0.16%) C++
6 1 (0.16%) Perl
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
6 1 (0.16%) PL/1
6 1 (0.16%) Python
6 1 (0.16%) REXX
6 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 432 (69.23%) PMI Certification
2 130 (20.83%) Degree
3 72 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 55 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 37 (5.93%) SC Cleared
6 35 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 24 (3.85%) Master's Degree
8 15 (2.40%) APMP
9 10 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.60%) ISEB
10 9 (1.44%) CISSP
10 9 (1.44%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.44%) MBA
11 8 (1.28%) CAPM
12 7 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.80%) CISA
13 5 (0.80%) CISM
14 4 (0.64%) APMG
14 4 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.78%) PMO
2 51 (8.17%) QA
3 35 (5.61%) GDPR
4 6 (0.96%) COBIT
5 5 (0.80%) SLA
6 4 (0.64%) SEPA
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.48%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.48%) PSD2
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.32%) P3O
8 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.32%) TARGET2
System Software
1 15 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) ACF2
3 2 (0.32%) RACF
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.48%) SCCM
2 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.32%) MOM
3 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.81%) SAP
3 19 (3.04%) Oracle
4 16 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 12 (1.92%) IBM
6 11 (1.76%) Cisco
7 6 (0.96%) HP
7 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.80%) Juniper
9 4 (0.64%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.64%) Splunk
9 4 (0.64%) VMware
10 3 (0.48%) Adobe
10 3 (0.48%) Citrix
10 3 (0.48%) McAfee
10 3 (0.48%) Planview
10 3 (0.48%) Sophos
10 3 (0.48%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.32%) Progress