Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 476 560 541
Rank change year-on-year +84 -19 -70
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 92 229 374
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.37% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 161 238
Median daily rate £413 £413 £413
10th Percentile £239 £288 £250
90th Percentile £561 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £28.28 £25.25 £31.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -19.51% +161.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.28 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +15.43% -18.33% +150.00%

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 8,717 16,689 19,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.40% 20.57% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,238 10,248 11,556
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 826 959
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.08% +5.49%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £58.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

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 1 December 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
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 1 December 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 +128 77 £413 - 13
UK excluding London +131 50 £373 -6.88% 11
London +112 28 £475 +5.56% 3
Work from Home -138 14 £413 +26.92% 2
South East +111 12 £413 +11.86% 3
North of England +99 10 £235 -41.25% 2
South West +94 8 £372 +11.09%
East of England +74 7 £235 -41.25%
North West +70 6 £360 +10.77%
Midlands +65 6 £288 -14.18% 5
Scotland +62 6 £251 -40.88%
West Midlands +62 5 £288 -11.54% 4
Yorkshire +51 3 £228 -52.11% 2
East Midlands +39 1 - - 1
North East +32 1 - -
Northern Ireland +15 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 87 (94.57%) PRINCE2
2 53 (57.61%) Project Management
3 32 (34.78%) Finance
4 28 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (27.17%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (26.09%) Project Delivery
7 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
8 19 (20.65%) Public Sector
9 17 (18.48%) PMI Certification
10 15 (16.30%) PMO
11 14 (15.22%) Business Case
11 14 (15.22%) Waterfall
11 14 (15.22%) PMP
11 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (11.96%) Change Management
12 11 (11.96%) Programme Management
13 10 (10.87%) Degree
13 10 (10.87%) ITIL
14 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (9.78%) PRINCE
14 9 (9.78%) Banking
14 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.78%) Data Centre
15 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.70%) Migration
16 7 (7.61%) Project Planning
16 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
17 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
18 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis

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 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (27.17%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) iTrent
1 1 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Azure
1 5 (5.43%) SaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) AWS
3 2 (2.17%) GCP
3 2 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) WAN
2 3 (3.26%) Intranet
2 3 (3.26%) Skype
3 1 (1.09%) ADSL
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) NGN
3 1 (1.09%) PBX
3 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.09%) VoIP
3 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Hudson
General
1 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.78%) Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing
5 4 (4.35%) Local Government
6 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.26%) Retail
6 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.17%) Games
7 2 (2.17%) Legal
7 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.09%) Czech Language
8 1 (1.09%) German Language
8 1 (1.09%) Law
8 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (67.39%) Project Manager
2 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Manager
2 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (7.61%) IT Manager
3 7 (7.61%) IT Project Manager
3 7 (7.61%) Senior Manager
3 7 (7.61%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (6.52%) Project Officer
5 5 (5.43%) Project Support Officer
5 5 (5.43%) Support Officer
5 5 (5.43%) Telephony Manager
5 5 (5.43%) Telephony Project Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Project Leader
7 3 (3.26%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.26%) CRM Manager
7 3 (3.26%) CRM Project Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.43%) NHS
2 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) PMI
4 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (94.57%) PRINCE2
2 53 (57.61%) Project Management
3 28 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (26.09%) Project Delivery
5 14 (15.22%) Business Case
5 14 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 11 (11.96%) Change Management
6 11 (11.96%) Programme Management
7 10 (10.87%) ITIL
8 9 (9.78%) PRINCE
8 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.70%) Migration
10 7 (7.61%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
12 5 (5.43%) Matrix Management
12 5 (5.43%) Programme Delivery
12 5 (5.43%) Requirements Gathering
12 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) C
2 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) PMI Certification
2 14 (15.22%) PMP
3 10 (10.87%) Degree
4 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.17%) APMP
7 2 (2.17%) HNC
7 2 (2.17%) HND
8 1 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.09%) MCSE
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) PMO
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.26%) WCAG
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.09%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (1.09%) GxP
5 1 (1.09%) NIST
5 1 (1.09%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco
2 3 (3.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.17%) Avaya
3 2 (2.17%) NEC
3 2 (2.17%) Progress
3 2 (2.17%) SAP
3 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.09%) Citrix
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) Splunk
4 1 (1.09%) Twitter
4 1 (1.09%) Zscaler