Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 449 424 511
Rank change year-on-year -25 +87 -135
Contract jobs citing PMP 111 427 430
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 2.53% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 281 296
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £324 £350 £321
90th Percentile £776 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £25.75 £35.00 £32.13
90th Percentile £58.00 £51.80 £41.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £38.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year -29.03% +13.14% -4.86%

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 8,656 16,898 19,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 20.50% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,199 10,351 11,709
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 854 943
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -0.48%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £59.28 £51.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMP.

Daily rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMP.

Hourly rate trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMP over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 13 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 27 November 2020. 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 -23 99 £500 +5.26% 26
London +43 48 £538 +13.16% 6
UK excluding London +57 46 £425 -10.53% 22
South East +109 19 £600 +23.71% 12
Work from Home -136 18 £525 +31.25% 4
South West +96 11 £310 -31.11%
East of England +51 7 £325 -29.73% 1
North of England +81 4 £425 -9.62% 2
North West +66 3 £438 -7.89% 2
Scotland +55 3 £380 +2.70%
West Midlands +48 2 £475 -13.64%
Midlands +48 2 £475 -9.52% 5
Yorkshire +53 1 £400 -13.79%

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 88 (79.28%) PRINCE2
2 82 (73.87%) PMI Certification
3 70 (63.06%) Project Management
4 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (39.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (36.04%) Finance
7 29 (26.13%) Project Delivery
8 26 (23.42%) Programme Management
9 25 (22.52%) Risk Management
10 21 (18.92%) Change Management
11 20 (18.02%) Security Cleared
12 17 (15.32%) Degree
12 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
12 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Excel
13 15 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
14 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Project
15 12 (10.81%) Change Control
15 12 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (9.91%) Information Assurance
17 10 (9.01%) Document Management
17 10 (9.01%) Waterfall
17 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 10 (9.01%) Business Case
17 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (8.11%) Requirements Management
18 9 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 9 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
18 9 (8.11%) Azure

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 4 (3.60%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.70%) Confluence
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.90%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Azure
2 7 (6.31%) Office 365
3 4 (3.60%) AWS
4 2 (1.80%) Asana
4 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) G Suite
5 1 (0.90%) GCP
5 1 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) WAN
2 4 (3.60%) Skype
3 3 (2.70%) Wireless
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) 3G
5 1 (0.90%) 4G
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.90%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) NGN
5 1 (0.90%) PBX
5 1 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
5 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) RStudio
2 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (36.04%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Banking
2 8 (7.21%) Military
3 7 (6.31%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.60%) Legal
5 4 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.70%) Back Office
6 3 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (1.80%) Publishing
7 2 (1.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.90%) Billing
8 1 (0.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (57.66%) Project Manager
2 11 (9.91%) Programme Manager
3 10 (9.01%) Senior Manager
3 10 (9.01%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (7.21%) Transformation Manager
5 7 (6.31%) IT Manager
5 7 (6.31%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (5.41%) Project Control Officer
6 6 (5.41%) Project Officer
7 5 (4.50%) Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Salesforce Project Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Transformation Programme Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Transformation Project Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Business Change Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Business Change Project Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Coordinator
9 3 (2.70%) CRM Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Delivery Project Manager
9 3 (2.70%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) PMI
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.90%) Life Science
6 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.90%) Windows
1 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
1 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (79.28%) PRINCE2
2 70 (63.06%) Project Management
3 51 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (39.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (26.13%) Project Delivery
6 26 (23.42%) Programme Management
7 25 (22.52%) Risk Management
8 21 (18.92%) Change Management
9 15 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (10.81%) Change Control
10 12 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.91%) Information Assurance
12 10 (9.01%) Business Case
12 10 (9.01%) Document Management
12 10 (9.01%) Waterfall
13 9 (8.11%) Migration
13 9 (8.11%) Project Governance
13 9 (8.11%) Requirements Management
13 9 (8.11%) Scrum
14 8 (7.21%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) C
2 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) R
2 2 (1.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (73.87%) PMI Certification
2 20 (18.02%) Security Cleared
3 17 (15.32%) Degree
4 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
4 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.60%) CISSP
8 2 (1.80%) CEH
8 2 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.80%) CISM
8 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.80%) PhD
9 1 (0.90%) APMG
9 1 (0.90%) APMP
9 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.90%) CAPM
9 1 (0.90%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.90%) GPEN
9 1 (0.90%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) PMO
2 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) WCAG
4 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.80%) NCSC
4 2 (1.80%) NIST
4 2 (1.80%) QA
5 1 (0.90%) GDPR
5 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.90%) Nessus
1 1 (0.90%) QRadar
1 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.21%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.41%) SAP
4 3 (2.70%) Workday
5 2 (1.80%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.80%) Progress
5 2 (1.80%) Remedy
5 2 (1.80%) Zuora
6 1 (0.90%) BMC
6 1 (0.90%) Carbon Black
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) Infor
6 1 (0.90%) Siemens