Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 556 517 419
Rank change year-on-year -39 -98 -60
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 292 437 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.23% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 305 359
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £229 £250 £254
90th Percentile £600 £573 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
UK median hourly rate £29.90 £23.75 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.89% -4.52% -0.50%
10th Percentile £22.92 £18.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £107.38 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.90 £23.75 £24.88
% change year-on-year +25.89% -4.52% +10.56%

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 17,653 19,580 18,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.94% 18.79% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,679 11,621 11,545
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 964 956
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -17.46% +12.50%

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor 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 20 July 2019. 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 -54 274 £425 -2.30% 48
UK excluding London -60 195 £415 +0.61% 33
London +1 88 £438 -7.89% 17
South East -8 68 £425 -5.56% 6
North of England 0 45 £424 -0.29% 7
North West -4 30 £425 +13.33% 2
South West -20 27 £363 -13.69% 5
Midlands +15 25 £400 +3.23% 8
East of England +3 21 £406 +4.84% 5
West Midlands +3 16 £425 +16.44% 4
Yorkshire +14 13 £413 -2.94% 3
East Midlands +18 9 £400 -3.15% 4
Scotland +9 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Wales +4 4 £430 -2.27% 1
North East +15 2 £513 -18.00% 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 286 (97.95%) PRINCE2
2 123 (42.12%) Project Management
3 88 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (29.11%) Finance
5 68 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (21.23%) PMI Certification
7 57 (19.52%) PMP
8 51 (17.47%) ITIL
9 40 (13.70%) Migration
10 37 (12.67%) Risk Management
10 37 (12.67%) Microsoft
11 33 (11.30%) Security Cleared
12 31 (10.62%) PRINCE
12 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
13 30 (10.27%) PMO
14 28 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 28 (9.59%) Project Planning
15 27 (9.25%) Data Centre
16 26 (8.90%) Degree
17 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Project
18 23 (7.88%) Office 365
19 22 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 22 (7.53%) C
19 22 (7.53%) Windows
20 21 (7.19%) Change Management
20 21 (7.19%) Telecoms
20 21 (7.19%) Management Information System
20 21 (7.19%) Change Control
20 21 (7.19%) Windows 10
21 19 (6.51%) Scrum

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 12 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.05%) CMS
3 5 (1.71%) Confluence
4 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (5.14%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (3.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.88%) Office 365
2 22 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.40%) SaaS
5 4 (1.37%) PaaS
6 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.03%) IaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.40%) WAN
2 5 (1.71%) LAN
2 5 (1.71%) VoIP
3 4 (1.37%) Intranet
3 4 (1.37%) Skype
4 3 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.68%) 2.5G
5 2 (0.68%) 2G
5 2 (0.68%) 3G
5 2 (0.68%) 4G
5 2 (0.68%) 5G
5 2 (0.68%) DHCP
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
5 2 (0.68%) DWDM
5 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) SAN
5 2 (0.68%) SDH
5 2 (0.68%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.71%) Big Data
1 5 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.37%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.03%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.68%) Power BI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.08%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 85 (29.11%) Finance
2 21 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.16%) Banking
4 8 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.40%) Retail
6 5 (1.71%) Back Office
7 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.03%) Front Office
8 3 (1.03%) Law
8 3 (1.03%) Legal
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
8 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) French Language
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 183 (62.67%) Project Manager
2 36 (12.33%) IT Manager
3 33 (11.30%) IT Project Manager
4 32 (10.96%) Infrastructure Manager
5 31 (10.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 15 (5.14%) Analyst
7 14 (4.79%) Service Manager
7 14 (4.79%) Technical Manager
8 13 (4.45%) Project Officer
8 13 (4.45%) Senior Manager
9 12 (4.11%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (4.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (4.11%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
9 12 (4.11%) Senior Project Manager
9 12 (4.11%) Technical Project Manager
10 11 (3.77%) Coordinator
10 11 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 11 (3.77%) Project Coordinator
11 9 (3.08%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (3.08%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.37%) .NET
1 4 (1.37%) XML
2 2 (0.68%) CSS
2 2 (0.68%) HTML
2 2 (0.68%) HTML5
2 2 (0.68%) Velocity
2 2 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.34%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.14%) PMI
4 13 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.11%) NHS
6 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Social Media
9 2 (0.68%) VLE
10 1 (0.34%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.34%) e-Health
10 1 (0.34%) LIMS
10 1 (0.34%) PACS
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.53%) Windows
2 21 (7.19%) Windows 10
3 11 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.68%) Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.34%) Unix
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (97.95%) PRINCE2
2 123 (42.12%) Project Management
3 88 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (17.47%) ITIL
6 40 (13.70%) Migration
7 37 (12.67%) Risk Management
8 31 (10.62%) PRINCE
9 28 (9.59%) Project Planning
10 21 (7.19%) Change Control
10 21 (7.19%) Change Management
11 19 (6.51%) Scrum
12 18 (6.16%) Service Management
12 18 (6.16%) Waterfall
13 16 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (4.79%) Data Migration
14 14 (4.79%) Matrix Organization
14 14 (4.79%) Programme Management
15 13 (4.45%) Business Analysis
15 13 (4.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.53%) C
2 8 (2.74%) SQL
3 2 (0.68%) VB
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (21.23%) PMI Certification
2 57 (19.52%) PMP
3 33 (11.30%) Security Cleared
4 26 (8.90%) Degree
5 17 (5.82%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.82%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.37%) APMP
8 4 (1.37%) CCNA
8 4 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.03%) MCSE
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.68%) CISM
10 2 (0.68%) CISSP
10 2 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.34%) MBA
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.27%) PMO
2 13 (4.45%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) HL7
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) SCCM
1 2 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.14%) SAP
3 14 (4.79%) Citrix
4 9 (3.08%) Cisco
5 6 (2.05%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.71%) VMware
7 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.03%) Adobe
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle
8 3 (1.03%) Pega
8 3 (1.03%) Splunk
9 2 (0.68%) Cadence
9 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.68%) hybris
9 2 (0.68%) Infor
9 2 (0.68%) Remedy
9 2 (0.68%) Workday
10 1 (0.34%) BT
10 1 (0.34%) Polycom
10 1 (0.34%) Veeam