Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PRINCE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

PRINCE
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 543 420
Rank change year-on-year -37 -123 -22
Contract jobs citing PRINCE 323 367 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.41% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 261 405
UK median daily rate £423 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% - -2.94%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £281
90th Percentile £588 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +4.90% -10.63% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
UK median hourly rate £27.31 £25.69 £22.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +13.70% -17.84%
10th Percentile £20.49 £20.89 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.41 £93.00 £100.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +77.27% +4.76%

PRINCE is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

PRINCE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PRINCE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE in the UK

PRINCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE in the UK

PRINCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE in the UK

PRINCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE in the UK

PRINCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE in the UK

PRINCE
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +1 301 £425 - 27
UK excluding London +17 181 £375 +4.90% 16
London -24 140 £450 -7.02% 12
South East +8 51 £400 +14.29% 5
North of England +52 35 £438 +34.62% 6
Midlands +8 35 £330 -6.38% 1
West Midlands +31 27 £313 -2.34%
South West +17 23 £375 +4.90% 1
Yorkshire +32 18 £415 -1.19% 1
North West +13 17 £450 +36.36% 5
Scotland +6 17 £330 +3.13%
East of England -17 17 £370 -1.33% 2
East Midlands -6 8 £475 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £103 -
Wales +6 1 £150 -60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE 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 PRINCE.

1 217 (67.18%) Project Management
2 181 (56.04%) PRINCE2
3 132 (40.87%) Finance
4 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (26.63%) PMP
6 82 (25.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (24.15%) PMI Certification
8 58 (17.96%) Microsoft
9 57 (17.65%) Change Management
10 53 (16.41%) ITIL
11 47 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 42 (13.00%) Microsoft Project
12 42 (13.00%) Banking
13 41 (12.69%) Degree
14 39 (12.07%) Migration
15 37 (11.46%) Risk Management
16 34 (10.53%) PMI
16 34 (10.53%) Programme Management
17 31 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
18 30 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (8.98%) Project Planning
19 29 (8.98%) PMO
20 27 (8.36%) Scrum
21 25 (7.74%) Retail
22 24 (7.43%) Windows
23 21 (6.50%) Telecoms
23 21 (6.50%) Data Centre
24 20 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 20 (6.19%) Waterfall
24 20 (6.19%) Security Cleared

PRINCE
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 8 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (2.17%) IIS
2 7 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.86%) Apache
3 6 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.86%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) Documentum
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (13.00%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.86%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) TrackWise
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.41%) Office 365
2 6 (1.86%) Dialogflow
3 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.62%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.31%) IaaS
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.79%) DHCP
1 9 (2.79%) DNS
2 5 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (1.55%) SMS
3 4 (1.24%) Firewall
3 4 (1.24%) LAN
3 4 (1.24%) Skype
3 4 (1.24%) WLAN
4 3 (0.93%) IP Telephony
4 3 (0.93%) VoIP
4 3 (0.93%) WAN
5 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.62%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) MPLS
5 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.31%) NAS
6 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.62%) QlikView
3 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (1.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) TestDirector
General
1 132 (40.87%) Finance
2 42 (13.00%) Banking
3 25 (7.74%) Retail
4 21 (6.50%) Telecoms
5 20 (6.19%) Manufacturing
6 18 (5.57%) Investment Banking
7 16 (4.95%) Legal
7 16 (4.95%) Marketing
8 12 (3.72%) Advertising
8 12 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.17%) Back Office
9 7 (2.17%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.17%) German Language
10 6 (1.86%) Law
11 4 (1.24%) Electronics
12 3 (0.93%) Military
12 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.62%) French Language
13 2 (0.62%) International Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 190 (58.82%) Project Manager
2 35 (10.84%) Analyst
3 28 (8.67%) IT Manager
4 26 (8.05%) Business Analyst
5 23 (7.12%) IT Project Manager
6 22 (6.81%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (5.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 15 (4.64%) Programme Manager
9 11 (3.41%) Agile Project Manager
10 10 (3.10%) Consultant
10 10 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (3.10%) Junior
11 9 (2.79%) Junior Project Manager
11 9 (2.79%) Migration Manager
11 9 (2.79%) Senior Manager
12 8 (2.48%) Digital Project Manager
12 8 (2.48%) Migration Project Manager
12 8 (2.48%) Project Analyst
12 8 (2.48%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (2.17%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.86%) Django
1 6 (1.86%) MXNet
1 6 (1.86%) Natural Language Processing
1 6 (1.86%) REST
1 6 (1.86%) TensorFlow
1 6 (1.86%) Theano
1 6 (1.86%) XML
2 3 (0.93%) .NET
2 3 (0.93%) .NET Framework
2 3 (0.93%) EDI
3 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.53%) PMI
2 30 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.50%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.79%) NHS
7 8 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.86%) FMCG
8 6 (1.86%) Life Science
8 6 (1.86%) User Experience
8 6 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.55%) Equities
10 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.24%) LIMS
10 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.24%) SCADA
11 3 (0.93%) Fintech
11 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.93%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.43%) Windows
2 7 (2.17%) Linux
2 7 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.24%) Unix
5 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.24%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (67.18%) Project Management
2 181 (56.04%) PRINCE2
3 126 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (25.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 57 (17.65%) Change Management
6 53 (16.41%) ITIL
7 39 (12.07%) Migration
8 37 (11.46%) Risk Management
9 34 (10.53%) Programme Management
10 29 (8.98%) Project Planning
11 27 (8.36%) Scrum
12 20 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 20 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.88%) Project Governance
14 18 (5.57%) Coaching
15 17 (5.26%) Analytics
15 17 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (4.95%) Change Control
16 16 (4.95%) Quality Management
16 16 (4.95%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.33%) SQL
2 9 (2.79%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.17%) C#
3 7 (2.17%) Java
4 6 (1.86%) Python
5 3 (0.93%) C
5 3 (0.93%) C++
5 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 86 (26.63%) PMP
2 78 (24.15%) PMI Certification
3 47 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 41 (12.69%) Degree
5 20 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 16 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.79%) CCNA
7 9 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.86%) APMP
10 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.24%) MCSA
11 4 (1.24%) MCSE
12 3 (0.93%) CISM
12 3 (0.93%) CISSP
13 2 (0.62%) IIBA
13 2 (0.62%) ISEB
13 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.98%) PMO
2 13 (4.02%) QA
3 11 (3.41%) GDPR
4 9 (2.79%) GxP
5 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.55%) SLA
7 4 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (1.24%) GAMP
7 4 (1.24%) GMP
7 4 (1.24%) MiFID
8 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.93%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.62%) EMIR
9 2 (0.62%) SEPA
9 2 (0.62%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.31%) COBIT
10 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.31%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.24%) SCCM
2 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.31%) MOM
2 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.33%) Cisco
2 14 (4.33%) SAP
3 8 (2.48%) HP
3 8 (2.48%) Oracle
4 4 (1.24%) Citrix
4 4 (1.24%) LabWare
4 4 (1.24%) ServiceNow
4 4 (1.24%) Wonderware
5 3 (0.93%) Adobe
5 3 (0.93%) AppDynamics
5 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.93%) Splunk
6 2 (0.62%) Avaya
6 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.62%) NEC
6 2 (0.62%) Riverbed
6 2 (0.62%) ScanSafe
6 2 (0.62%) Siebel
6 2 (0.62%) VMware