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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 307 287
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20  
Contract jobs citing PMP 314 387 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 3.36% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 261 267
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £414
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +109.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.44% +109.30%  

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 8774 11526 10763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.56% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5337 7170 6138
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 412 554
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +13 292 £475 - 38
London +9 158 £500 -9.09% 12
South East +52 70 £475 +2.15% 12
City of London -9 34 £500 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +30 23 £463 -7.50% 2
South West +20 18 £452 -0.22% 3
Surrey +14 15 £550 +4.76% 3
Hampshire +28 14 £450 - 1
West Sussex +33 13 £425 -2.85%
Scotland +20 12 £400 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire +11 12 £560 +0.44% 2
West Midlands +24 11 £425 +24.54% 3
North East +27 10 £350 +9.37% 1
Glasgow +10 9 £400 +17.64%
East Midlands -14 9 £375 -6.25% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 8 £355 +10.93%
Tyne and Wear +29 8 £355 +10.93%
Coventry +18 8 £419 +11.66%
Crawley +13 8 £425 -2.85%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 8 £590 -
Reading +23 7 £400 -20.00%
Derby -13 7 £375 +4.16%
Derbyshire -14 7 £375 +2.04%
North West +10 6 £460 +8.23% 1
Corsham +5 6 £593 +48.12%
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +14 5 £418 -7.11% 1
Newport - 5 £350 -
West Yorkshire +24 4 £418 -7.11% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 443 (77.45%) PMI Certification
2 414 (72.38%) PRINCE2
3 397 (69.41%) Project Management
4 199 (34.79%) Finance
5 179 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (25.35%) PMI
7 142 (24.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 128 (22.38%) Degree
9 93 (16.26%) Microsoft
9 93 (16.26%) ITIL
10 84 (14.69%) Programme Management
11 78 (13.64%) Migration
11 78 (13.64%) Scrum
12 77 (13.46%) PMO
13 75 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
14 64 (11.19%) Matrix Organization
15 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
15 63 (11.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 62 (10.84%) Data Centre
17 60 (10.49%) Risk Management
17 60 (10.49%) Change Management
18 59 (10.31%) PRINCE
19 56 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
19 56 (9.79%) Banking
20 53 (9.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 51 (8.92%) Security Cleared
22 49 (8.57%) Waterfall
23 47 (8.22%) Telecoms
24 46 (8.04%) Project Planning
25 41 (7.17%) CRM

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 21 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.62%) Confluence
3 8 (1.40%) JBoss
4 7 (1.22%) IIS
5 6 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.87%) CMS
7 4 (0.70%) Apache
7 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.52%) Documentum
8 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 75 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
2 56 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (5.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.52%) Maximo
5 3 (0.52%) Primavera
5 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.35%) Actimize
6 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.17%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.02%) Office 365
2 20 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.40%) IaaS
5 7 (1.22%) SaaS
6 4 (0.70%) Force.com
6 4 (0.70%) Yammer
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.35%) Veeva
8 1 (0.17%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.37%) LAN
2 21 (3.67%) WAN
3 9 (1.57%) VoIP
4 7 (1.22%) Firewall
5 6 (1.05%) Internet
6 3 (0.52%) 3G
6 3 (0.52%) 4G
6 3 (0.52%) HTTP
6 3 (0.52%) SAN
6 3 (0.52%) Skype
6 3 (0.52%) Telepresence
6 3 (0.52%) WLAN
7 2 (0.35%) 2G
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.35%) GGSN
7 2 (0.35%) LTE
7 2 (0.35%) PSTN
7 2 (0.35%) SGSN
8 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.57%) Big Data
3 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.52%) QlikView
5 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.35%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.17%) MS Access
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (4.55%) JIRA
2 9 (1.57%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 199 (34.79%) Finance
2 56 (9.79%) Banking
3 47 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 40 (6.99%) Legal
5 39 (6.82%) Retail
6 23 (4.02%) Front Office
7 21 (3.67%) Marketing
8 17 (2.97%) Investment Banking
8 17 (2.97%) Law
8 17 (2.97%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.92%) Advertising
10 8 (1.40%) Automotive
10 8 (1.40%) Back Office
11 7 (1.22%) Billing
12 6 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.87%) Publishing
14 4 (0.70%) French Language
14 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 375 (65.56%) Project Manager
2 49 (8.57%) Senior Manager
3 44 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 44 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 43 (7.52%) Analyst
5 42 (7.34%) IT Project Manager
6 41 (7.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 37 (6.47%) Business Analyst
8 34 (5.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 34 (5.94%) Programme Manager
9 23 (4.02%) Technical Manager
10 20 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
10 20 (3.50%) Digital Project Manager
10 20 (3.50%) Technical Project Manager
11 18 (3.15%) Agile Project Manager
12 17 (2.97%) SC Cleared Project Manager
13 15 (2.62%) Applications Manager
13 15 (2.62%) Data Centre Manager
14 14 (2.45%) Migration Project Manager
14 14 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.15%) XML
2 9 (1.57%) HTML
3 7 (1.22%) AngularJS
3 7 (1.22%) Web Services
4 6 (1.05%) .NET
4 6 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.70%) CSS
6 4 (0.70%) jQuery
6 4 (0.70%) Visualforce
6 4 (0.70%) XSL
7 3 (0.52%) FpML
7 3 (0.52%) GWT
7 3 (0.52%) HTML5
7 3 (0.52%) REST
7 3 (0.52%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.52%) SOAP
7 3 (0.52%) Velocity
7 3 (0.52%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 145 (25.35%) PMI
2 63 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (10.84%) Data Centre
4 32 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.37%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.85%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (2.27%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.57%) Derivative
10 7 (1.22%) CCTV
10 7 (1.22%) Equities
10 7 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.05%) NHS
11 6 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.05%) User Experience
12 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.87%) EPoS
12 5 (0.87%) IVR
12 5 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.85%) Windows
2 12 (2.10%) Linux
3 11 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.40%) Unix
5 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.52%) Android
6 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) AIX
7 2 (0.35%) VMS
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (72.38%) PRINCE2
2 397 (69.41%) Project Management
3 179 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (24.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (16.26%) ITIL
6 84 (14.69%) Programme Management
7 78 (13.64%) Migration
7 78 (13.64%) Scrum
8 64 (11.19%) Matrix Organization
9 60 (10.49%) Change Management
9 60 (10.49%) Risk Management
10 59 (10.31%) PRINCE
11 49 (8.57%) Waterfall
12 46 (8.04%) Project Planning
13 41 (7.17%) CRM
14 39 (6.82%) SDLC
15 35 (6.12%) Change Control
16 33 (5.77%) ERP
17 29 (5.07%) Business Analysis
17 29 (5.07%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.10%) SQL
2 10 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (1.57%) Java
4 6 (1.05%) C
4 6 (1.05%) C#
5 5 (0.87%) VBA
6 4 (0.70%) Apex Code
6 4 (0.70%) VB
7 3 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 443 (77.45%) PMI Certification
2 128 (22.38%) Degree
3 63 (11.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 53 (9.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 51 (8.92%) Security Cleared
6 41 (7.17%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.59%) APMP
8 12 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
9 10 (1.75%) CITP
9 10 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (1.75%) MBCS
10 9 (1.57%) PgMP
11 7 (1.22%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.05%) MAPM
13 5 (0.87%) CAPM
13 5 (0.87%) ISEB
14 4 (0.70%) MCSE
15 3 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (13.46%) PMO
2 37 (6.47%) QA
3 17 (2.97%) MiFID
4 13 (2.27%) P3O
5 10 (1.75%) SLA
6 9 (1.57%) EMIR
7 6 (1.05%) COBIT
8 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.52%) GDPR
10 3 (0.52%) SEPA
10 3 (0.52%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.35%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.17%) Basel II
12 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.35%) Docker
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.22%) Ansible
1 7 (1.22%) MOM
1 7 (1.22%) Puppet
2 6 (1.05%) SCCM
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.52%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.35%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 93 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.47%) SAP
3 27 (4.72%) Cisco
4 25 (4.37%) Oracle
5 19 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.27%) VMware
7 11 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.40%) IBM
8 8 (1.40%) Informatica
9 7 (1.22%) HP
9 7 (1.22%) OpenText
10 6 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (0.87%) Avaya
11 5 (0.87%) Huawei
12 4 (0.70%) Citrix
12 4 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.70%) Tableau
12 4 (0.70%) Virgin Media
12 4 (0.70%) Workday
13 3 (0.52%) WorldPay
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