Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 28 May 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.

PRINCE2 Certification
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 548 517
Rank change year-on-year +47 -31 -76
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 112 305 417
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 1.77% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 177 298
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £250 £263
90th Percentile £548 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £421 £414
% change year-on-year -5.04% +1.69% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.45 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.85% +24.00% -20.24%
10th Percentile £28.85 £23.03 £18.63
90th Percentile £144.30 £49.30 £123.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £29.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +63.04% +25.89% -20.24%

PRINCE2 Certification 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 10,973 17,229 19,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.43% 18.98% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,487 10,427 11,551
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £644 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 799 861
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +28.00% -19.12%

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification.

Daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification.

Hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
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 PRINCE2 Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 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 +69 105 £438 +2.94% 2
UK excluding London +43 66 £400 -5.04% 2
London +136 39 £475 +5.56%
South East +97 23 £357 -26.79% 1
South West +35 14 £363 -9.38%
North of England +50 10 £508 +23.03%
East of England +49 8 £270 -40.00%
Yorkshire +53 7 £536 +26.92%
Midlands +57 6 £380 -5.00% 1
West Midlands +45 5 £380 -6.46% 1
Work from Home +10 5 £350 -26.32%
Wales +33 3 £450 +5.88%
North West +25 3 £470 +34.29%
Scotland +29 2 £475 +35.71%
East Midlands +44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification.

1 104 (92.86%) PRINCE2
2 69 (61.61%) Project Management
3 39 (34.82%) Finance
4 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (25.00%) Project Delivery
6 26 (23.21%) PMI Certification
7 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
8 20 (17.86%) ITIL
9 18 (16.07%) PRINCE
10 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
10 17 (15.18%) Migration
11 15 (13.39%) Change Management
11 15 (13.39%) PMP
12 12 (10.71%) PMI
12 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (9.82%) Degree
14 10 (8.93%) Project Planning
14 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
14 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
15 9 (8.04%) Windows
15 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (8.04%) JIRA
16 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.14%) Process Improvement
16 8 (7.14%) Windows 10
16 8 (7.14%) NHS
16 8 (7.14%) Document Management
16 8 (7.14%) PMO
17 7 (6.25%) Public Sector

PRINCE2 Certification
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 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (2.68%) Chatbot
6 3 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.79%) Primavera
2 1 (0.89%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.89%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Office 365
2 5 (4.46%) PaaS
2 5 (4.46%) SaaS
3 3 (2.68%) Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.89%) Boomi
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) WAN
2 4 (3.57%) Broadband
2 4 (3.57%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) BGP
3 2 (1.79%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.79%) Intranet
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) MPLS
3 2 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
3 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.89%) ADSL
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) PSTN
4 1 (0.89%) Skype
4 1 (0.89%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.89%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.68%) GIS
1 3 (2.68%) Power BI
2 2 (1.79%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
General
1 39 (34.82%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) German Language
2 7 (6.25%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.36%) French Language
4 4 (3.57%) Billing
4 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Advertising
5 3 (2.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Military
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (67.86%) Project Manager
2 12 (10.71%) IT Manager
3 11 (9.82%) IT Project Manager
4 6 (5.36%) Consultant
4 6 (5.36%) Senior Manager
4 6 (5.36%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (4.46%) Analyst
5 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 4 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 4 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 4 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (2.68%) Business Analyst
7 3 (2.68%) Network Manager
7 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (2.68%) Scrum Master
7 3 (2.68%) Security Manager
7 3 (2.68%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) EDI
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.89%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) PMI
2 8 (7.14%) NHS
3 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.89%) e-Health
8 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.89%) LIMS
8 1 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.89%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 8 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) VMS
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (92.86%) PRINCE2
2 69 (61.61%) Project Management
3 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 28 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (17.86%) ITIL
6 18 (16.07%) PRINCE
7 17 (15.18%) Migration
7 17 (15.18%) Risk Management
8 15 (13.39%) Change Management
9 10 (8.93%) Project Planning
10 8 (7.14%) Document Management
10 8 (7.14%) Process Improvement
10 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.36%) Dependency Management
11 6 (5.36%) Scrum
11 6 (5.36%) Service Management
11 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (4.46%) Change Control
12 5 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.68%) C
2 1 (0.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) PMI Certification
2 15 (13.39%) PMP
3 11 (9.82%) Degree
4 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.25%) APMP
6 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.79%) CCNP
9 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) PMO
2 4 (3.57%) GDPR
3 3 (2.68%) QA
4 1 (0.89%) Good Clinical Practice
4 1 (0.89%) GxP
4 1 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Avaya
2 6 (5.36%) ServiceNow
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco
5 2 (1.79%) F5
5 2 (1.79%) Infoblox
5 2 (1.79%) Riverbed
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Apple
6 1 (0.89%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (0.89%) Cerner
6 1 (0.89%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) Databricks
6 1 (0.89%) EMC
6 1 (0.89%) Intapp
6 1 (0.89%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com