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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 323 299
Rank change year-on-year -2 -24  
Contract jobs citing PMP 318 374 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 3.19% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 247 285
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £36.25 £24.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.15 £52.88 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
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 £248 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +16 300 £460 -3.15% 52
UK excluding London +30 164 £425 +6.25% 30
London -2 147 £500 -9.09% 24
South East +35 71 £475 +5.55% 8
North of England +36 28 £358 +2.14% 13
Midlands +7 28 £406 +1.43% 3
South West +10 19 £460 -0.54% 2
Scotland +4 10 £380 +15.15% 2
East of England -13 6 £425 -1.16% 2
Wales - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 467 (75.81%) PMI Certification
2 462 (75.00%) PRINCE2
3 415 (67.37%) Project Management
4 209 (33.93%) Finance
5 191 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (24.35%) PMI
7 144 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 139 (22.56%) Degree
9 110 (17.86%) ITIL
10 91 (14.77%) Programme Management
11 89 (14.45%) Microsoft
12 84 (13.64%) Migration
13 81 (13.15%) Scrum
14 79 (12.82%) Microsoft Project
15 77 (12.50%) PMO
16 70 (11.36%) PRINCE
17 64 (10.39%) Change Management
18 63 (10.23%) Data Centre
19 61 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
19 61 (9.90%) Matrix Organization
20 60 (9.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 60 (9.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 59 (9.58%) Banking
22 57 (9.25%) Risk Management
23 54 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
24 53 (8.60%) Waterfall
25 49 (7.95%) Telecoms
25 49 (7.95%) Security Cleared
26 46 (7.47%) Retail
27 43 (6.98%) Project Planning

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 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.76%) Confluence
3 8 (1.30%) JBoss
4 7 (1.14%) IIS
5 5 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.81%) Documentum
5 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.65%) Apache
6 4 (0.65%) CMS
6 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 79 (12.82%) Microsoft Project
2 54 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (5.84%) MS Visio
4 33 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 24 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.49%) Actimize
4 3 (0.49%) Maximo
4 3 (0.49%) Primavera
4 3 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) HFM
6 1 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.55%) Office 365
3 22 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.30%) IaaS
6 7 (1.14%) SaaS
7 5 (0.81%) Yammer
8 2 (0.32%) Force.com
8 2 (0.32%) GitHub
8 2 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.32%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Asana
9 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.38%) LAN
2 22 (3.57%) WAN
3 15 (2.44%) VoIP
4 8 (1.30%) Firewall
5 6 (0.97%) Internet
5 6 (0.97%) Skype
6 3 (0.49%) HTTP
6 3 (0.49%) SAN
6 3 (0.49%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.49%) WLAN
7 2 (0.32%) CTI
7 2 (0.32%) GGSN
7 2 (0.32%) PSTN
7 2 (0.32%) SGSN
8 1 (0.16%) 3G
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.62%) Big Data
3 6 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.49%) QlikView
6 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.32%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) Mixpanel
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (4.55%) JIRA
2 10 (1.62%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 209 (33.93%) Finance
2 59 (9.58%) Banking
3 49 (7.95%) Telecoms
4 46 (7.47%) Retail
5 41 (6.66%) Legal
6 28 (4.55%) Front Office
7 23 (3.73%) Marketing
8 22 (3.57%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.92%) Law
9 18 (2.92%) Manufacturing
10 13 (2.11%) Back Office
11 12 (1.95%) Advertising
12 7 (1.14%) Automotive
12 7 (1.14%) Publishing
13 6 (0.97%) Billing
13 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.81%) Electronics
14 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 403 (65.42%) Project Manager
2 56 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 55 (8.93%) Analyst
4 54 (8.77%) IT Manager
5 51 (8.28%) IT Project Manager
5 51 (8.28%) Senior Project Manager
6 50 (8.12%) Business Analyst
7 35 (5.68%) Infrastructure Manager
8 34 (5.52%) Programme Manager
9 31 (5.03%) Technical Manager
10 29 (4.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 28 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
12 23 (3.73%) Delivery Manager
13 21 (3.41%) Agile Project Manager
13 21 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 19 (3.08%) Digital Project Manager
15 18 (2.92%) Data Centre Manager
15 18 (2.92%) Network Manager
15 18 (2.92%) SC Cleared Project Manager
16 17 (2.76%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.76%) XML
2 9 (1.46%) HTML
3 7 (1.14%) .NET
3 7 (1.14%) AngularJS
4 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (0.81%) Web Services
6 4 (0.65%) CSS
6 4 (0.65%) jQuery
6 4 (0.65%) Velocity
6 4 (0.65%) XSL
7 3 (0.49%) FpML
7 3 (0.49%) GWT
7 3 (0.49%) HTML5
7 3 (0.49%) J2EE
7 3 (0.49%) REST
7 3 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.49%) SOAP
7 3 (0.49%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 150 (24.35%) PMI
2 63 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 61 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.22%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.90%) Virtual Team
7 20 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.62%) Derivative
9 10 (1.62%) User Experience
10 9 (1.46%) Equities
11 7 (1.14%) CCTV
11 7 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.14%) IVR
11 7 (1.14%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.97%) EPoS
13 5 (0.81%) FMCG
13 5 (0.81%) NHS
13 5 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.06%) Windows
2 12 (1.95%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.62%) Linux
4 9 (1.46%) Unix
5 4 (0.65%) Android
5 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 415 (67.37%) Project Management
3 191 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (17.86%) ITIL
6 91 (14.77%) Programme Management
7 84 (13.64%) Migration
8 81 (13.15%) Scrum
9 70 (11.36%) PRINCE
10 64 (10.39%) Change Management
11 61 (9.90%) Matrix Organization
12 57 (9.25%) Risk Management
13 53 (8.60%) Waterfall
14 43 (6.98%) Project Planning
15 42 (6.82%) CRM
16 39 (6.33%) Change Control
17 34 (5.52%) SDLC
18 33 (5.36%) ERP
18 33 (5.36%) Supplier Management
19 32 (5.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.60%) SQL
2 9 (1.46%) Java
2 9 (1.46%) JavaScript
3 6 (0.97%) C#
3 6 (0.97%) VBA
4 4 (0.65%) C
4 4 (0.65%) VB
5 3 (0.49%) Apex Code
5 3 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.16%) ABAP
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 467 (75.81%) PMI Certification
2 139 (22.56%) Degree
3 60 (9.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 60 (9.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 49 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 36 (5.84%) APMP
7 14 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.79%) Chartered Engineer
8 11 (1.79%) CITP
8 11 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (1.79%) MBCS
9 8 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.30%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.14%) ISEB
10 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.14%) PgMP
11 6 (0.97%) CAPM
12 5 (0.81%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (12.50%) PMO
2 38 (6.17%) QA
3 22 (3.57%) MiFID
4 14 (2.27%) SLA
5 13 (2.11%) EMIR
5 13 (2.11%) P3O
6 7 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.97%) COBIT
7 6 (0.97%) GDPR
8 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.49%) SEPA
10 3 (0.49%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.32%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.32%) GxP
11 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.16%) Basel II
12 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.32%) Docker
4 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.14%) Ansible
1 7 (1.14%) MOM
1 7 (1.14%) Puppet
2 6 (0.97%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.32%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.16%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 89 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.01%) SAP
3 31 (5.03%) Oracle
4 26 (4.22%) Cisco
5 18 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.11%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.95%) VMware
8 8 (1.30%) IBM
9 7 (1.14%) Avaya
9 7 (1.14%) HP
9 7 (1.14%) OpenText
10 6 (0.97%) Informatica
11 5 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.65%) Huawei
12 4 (0.65%) Tableau
12 4 (0.65%) Virgin Media
13 3 (0.49%) Citrix
13 3 (0.49%) LANDesk
13 3 (0.49%) Sage
13 3 (0.49%) Sophis
Berkshire
Tony Timmins Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £320 per day Dependent on Experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £40.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £445 - £495 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
aap3
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: From £475 to £495 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Day rate £330-£350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago