Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 421 290
Rank change year-on-year -46 -131 -6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 460 509 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 2.56% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 364 594
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +1.35%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +9.21% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% -
10th Percentile £21.90 £20.25 £21.63
90th Percentile £52.10 £51.67 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% -13.39%

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 19,069 19,877 22,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 20.71% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,671 12,592 13,756
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 920 1,003
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.06 £51.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.17
% change year-on-year -5.45% -8.85% +54.72%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 16 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 23 February 2018. 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 -46 413 £450 +12.50% 69
UK excluding London -45 286 £415 +9.21% 55
London -27 161 £475 - 18
South East +9 113 £465 +24.00% 9
North of England +7 51 £425 +6.25% 21
Midlands -37 38 £406 +15.25% 11
Scotland -13 27 £400 +25.00% 3
East of England -12 25 £375 -6.25% 5
South West +1 23 £388 -3.13% 5
North West -1 23 £475 +22.58% 12
Yorkshire -1 23 £425 - 6
West Midlands -27 20 £413 +28.91% 5
East Midlands -6 17 £385 -7.23% 5
North East +33 6 £238 -26.36% 3
Channel Islands - 6 £500 -
Wales +1 5 £550 +57.14% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 449 (97.61%) PRINCE2
2 242 (52.61%) Project Management
3 141 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (26.74%) Finance
5 107 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (18.04%) Microsoft
7 75 (16.30%) PMI Certification
8 73 (15.87%) ITIL
9 68 (14.78%) PMP
10 67 (14.57%) Security Cleared
11 54 (11.74%) Microsoft Project
12 52 (11.30%) SC Cleared
13 51 (11.09%) Migration
13 51 (11.09%) PMO
14 48 (10.43%) PRINCE
15 46 (10.00%) Change Management
15 46 (10.00%) Waterfall
16 42 (9.13%) Project Planning
16 42 (9.13%) Degree
17 39 (8.48%) Windows
18 37 (8.04%) Retail
19 35 (7.61%) Telecoms
20 34 (7.39%) PMI
21 32 (6.96%) Risk Management
22 31 (6.74%) Banking
23 30 (6.52%) ERP
23 30 (6.52%) SaaS
24 29 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
25 28 (6.09%) SAP
26 26 (5.65%) CRM

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 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.87%) MS Project Server
4 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 54 (11.74%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.09%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.87%) Primavera
3 4 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.22%) HFM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.22%) Relativity
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.52%) SaaS
2 22 (4.78%) Office 365
3 16 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.26%) PaaS
5 12 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Akamai
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.26%) WAN
2 13 (2.83%) LAN
3 8 (1.74%) IP Telephony
4 7 (1.52%) Firewall
4 7 (1.52%) SMS
5 5 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.87%) SAN
6 4 (0.87%) Skype
7 3 (0.65%) 4G
7 3 (0.65%) DHCP
7 3 (0.65%) LTE
7 3 (0.65%) Network Security
7 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.43%) 2G
8 2 (0.43%) Broadband
8 2 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.43%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.43%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.43%) Power BI
3 2 (0.43%) QlikView
3 2 (0.43%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.22%) Big Data
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.22%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 123 (26.74%) Finance
2 37 (8.04%) Retail
3 35 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.74%) Banking
5 24 (5.22%) Legal
6 20 (4.35%) German Language
7 17 (3.70%) Marketing
8 11 (2.39%) Investment Banking
9 10 (2.17%) Advertising
10 7 (1.52%) Billing
10 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.30%) Law
12 5 (1.09%) Automotive
13 4 (0.87%) Back Office
14 3 (0.65%) Local Government
15 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 306 (66.52%) Project Manager
2 50 (10.87%) IT Manager
3 42 (9.13%) IT Project Manager
4 25 (5.43%) Coordinator
5 24 (5.22%) Senior Manager
6 23 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
7 22 (4.78%) HR Manager
7 22 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 22 (4.78%) Senior Project Manager
8 20 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 18 (3.91%) Analyst
10 17 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
11 15 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 14 (3.04%) Security Manager
13 13 (2.83%) Security Project Manager
13 13 (2.83%) Technical Manager
13 13 (2.83%) Technical Project Manager
14 12 (2.61%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.39%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.30%) Web Services
2 4 (0.87%) .NET
2 4 (0.87%) EDI
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.22%) CSS
4 1 (0.22%) Django
4 1 (0.22%) HTML
4 1 (0.22%) J2EE
4 1 (0.22%) Middleware
4 1 (0.22%) MXNet
4 1 (0.22%) REST
4 1 (0.22%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.22%) Theano
4 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.39%) PMI
2 25 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (1.52%) NHS
6 6 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.30%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.09%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.43%) EPoS
10 2 (0.43%) Life Science
10 2 (0.43%) VLE
11 1 (0.22%) IVR
11 1 (0.22%) PACS
11 1 (0.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.48%) Windows
2 20 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.96%) Linux
3 9 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.87%) Android
5 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.65%) Unix
6 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (97.61%) PRINCE2
2 242 (52.61%) Project Management
3 141 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (15.87%) ITIL
6 51 (11.09%) Migration
7 48 (10.43%) PRINCE
8 46 (10.00%) Change Management
8 46 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 42 (9.13%) Project Planning
10 32 (6.96%) Risk Management
11 30 (6.52%) ERP
12 26 (5.65%) CRM
12 26 (5.65%) Resource Management
13 23 (5.00%) Change Control
14 22 (4.78%) Scrum
14 22 (4.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 20 (4.35%) Information Security
16 19 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (4.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.09%) SQL
2 4 (0.87%) Java
3 3 (0.65%) C
3 3 (0.65%) C#
3 3 (0.65%) PHP
4 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (16.30%) PMI Certification
2 68 (14.78%) PMP
3 67 (14.57%) Security Cleared
4 52 (11.30%) SC Cleared
5 42 (9.13%) Degree
6 15 (3.26%) CISSP
7 14 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (2.61%) CISM
9 11 (2.39%) CCDP
9 11 (2.39%) CCNP
9 11 (2.39%) Chartered Engineer
9 11 (2.39%) ISEB
10 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.74%) APMP
12 7 (1.52%) CCIE
12 7 (1.52%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.09%) PMO
2 19 (4.13%) GDPR
3 16 (3.48%) QA
4 4 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.87%) MiFID
4 4 (0.87%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.65%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) P3O
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.22%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.09%) XenApp
4 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.65%) Snort
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.22%) Docker
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.83%) SCCM
2 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (0.65%) QRadar
4 2 (0.43%) Puppet
4 2 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.09%) SAP
3 21 (4.57%) Oracle
4 15 (3.26%) Cisco
5 14 (3.04%) VMware
6 11 (2.39%) Citrix
7 9 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.09%) CA
8 5 (1.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.09%) HP
8 5 (1.09%) NetApp
9 4 (0.87%) Capita
9 4 (0.87%) Dell
9 4 (0.87%) Demandware
9 4 (0.87%) Ivanti
9 4 (0.87%) Planview
9 4 (0.87%) Symantec
10 3 (0.65%) IronPort
10 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.65%) Trend Micro