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 3 months to 26 April 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.

PRINCE2 Certification
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 303 294
Rank change year-on-year -71 -9  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 241 435 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.78% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 3.67% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 306 278
Median daily rate £380 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.58% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £266 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -14.89% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 10
Median hourly rate £27.00 £29.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% -34.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -44.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9368 11869 11017
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.15% 21.25% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5850 7442 6246
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 407 539
Median hourly rate £34.38 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.76% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £48.14 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -86 221 £400 -5.88% 54
London -45 65 £450 -2.17% 21
South East -30 54 £378 -7.92% 6
South West +2 30 £356 +14.00% 5
West Midlands +9 23 £306 -23.43% 2
City of London +4 16 £500 -9.09% 6
Bristol +15 14 £313 -2.34% 2
Scotland +16 12 £210 -53.33%
East Midlands -8 12 £350 -11.39% 3
East of England -28 12 £325 -25.71% 6
Berkshire +25 11 £313 -30.55%
North West +12 11 £400 -3.03% 6
Oxfordshire -18 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Surrey +10 9 £400 -16.88%
Northamptonshire +4 9 £388 -13.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -27 8 £375 -8.53% 2
Cheshire +36 7 £550 +50.89% 2
West Sussex +19 7 £380 -10.58%
Northampton +3 7 £388 +14.81% 1
Devon -9 7 £400 +23.07% 1
Exeter - 7 £400 - 1
Crawley +9 6 - -
Yorkshire +9 6 £290 -31.82% 2
Hertfordshire +4 6 £263 -43.24% 1
Wiltshire -3 6 £625 +100.00% 1
Milton Keynes -19 6 £375 -10.71% 1
Coventry +11 5 £488 +18.90%
Wales - 5 £348 - 1
South Wales - 5 £348 -
Staffordshire - 5 £306 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 PRINCE2 Certification.

1 419 (95.66%) PRINCE2
2 216 (49.32%) Project Management
3 149 (34.02%) Finance
4 107 (24.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (15.07%) ITIL
7 57 (13.01%) Migration
8 54 (12.33%) PMO
9 53 (12.10%) PRINCE
10 49 (11.19%) PMI Certification
10 49 (11.19%) Microsoft Project
10 49 (11.19%) Microsoft
11 45 (10.27%) Degree
12 43 (9.82%) Security Cleared
13 39 (8.90%) PMP
14 36 (8.22%) Change Management
15 35 (7.99%) SC Cleared
16 32 (7.31%) Data Centre
17 31 (7.08%) Project Planning
18 29 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (6.39%) Supplier Management
20 27 (6.16%) Business Analysis
21 24 (5.48%) QA
21 24 (5.48%) Risk Management
22 23 (5.25%) Banking
22 23 (5.25%) Windows
22 23 (5.25%) SDLC
23 22 (5.02%) Legal
23 22 (5.02%) Waterfall
24 21 (4.79%) Office 365

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 19 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.46%) CMS
4 2 (0.46%) Documentum
4 2 (0.46%) Drupal
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (11.19%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (3.65%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.28%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) CA PPM
1 4 (0.91%) Maximo
1 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.23%) Endur
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.79%) Office 365
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.60%) SaaS
4 4 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.46%) IaaS
5 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.46%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.88%) LAN
2 16 (3.65%) WAN
3 8 (1.83%) Firewall
4 6 (1.37%) VoIP
5 5 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.68%) Broadband
6 3 (0.68%) SAN
6 3 (0.68%) Skype
6 3 (0.68%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.68%) Wireless
7 2 (0.46%) 3G
7 2 (0.46%) 4G
7 2 (0.46%) Intranet
7 2 (0.46%) PSTN
8 1 (0.23%) DNS
8 1 (0.23%) Internet
8 1 (0.23%) PBX
8 1 (0.23%) SSL
8 1 (0.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.46%) Big Data
3 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.46%) Power BI
3 2 (0.46%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 149 (34.02%) Finance
2 23 (5.25%) Banking
3 22 (5.02%) Legal
4 20 (4.57%) Retail
5 15 (3.42%) Local Government
6 14 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.97%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.74%) Marketing
9 9 (2.05%) Automotive
10 6 (1.37%) Advertising
10 6 (1.37%) Publishing
11 4 (0.91%) Back Office
11 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.68%) Billing
13 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.46%) French Language
13 2 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (66.21%) Project Manager
2 48 (10.96%) Analyst
3 37 (8.45%) Business Analyst
4 36 (8.22%) IT Manager
5 34 (7.76%) Programme Manager
6 30 (6.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 30 (6.85%) IT Project Manager
7 29 (6.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 24 (5.48%) Senior Manager
8 24 (5.48%) Senior Project Manager
9 17 (3.88%) Business Manager
10 15 (3.42%) Technical Manager
11 14 (3.20%) Migration Manager
11 14 (3.20%) Project Analyst
11 14 (3.20%) Technical Project Manager
12 13 (2.97%) Migration Project Manager
13 11 (2.51%) Coordinator
13 11 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
13 11 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 11 (2.51%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.68%) Web Services
2 2 (0.46%) EDI
2 2 (0.46%) Middleware
2 2 (0.46%) Velocity
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) COM
3 1 (0.23%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.11%) PMI
5 10 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.28%) NHS
6 7 (1.60%) CCTV
7 6 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.91%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.46%) CMDB
11 2 (0.46%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.46%) EPoS
11 2 (0.46%) FMCG
11 2 (0.46%) SCADA
11 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.25%) Windows
2 6 (1.37%) Linux
2 6 (1.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.14%) Unix
3 5 (1.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) pSOS
5 2 (0.46%) VMS
5 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (95.66%) PRINCE2
2 216 (49.32%) Project Management
3 107 (24.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (15.07%) ITIL
6 57 (13.01%) Migration
7 53 (12.10%) PRINCE
8 36 (8.22%) Change Management
9 31 (7.08%) Project Planning
10 28 (6.39%) Supplier Management
11 27 (6.16%) Business Analysis
12 24 (5.48%) Risk Management
13 23 (5.25%) SDLC
14 22 (5.02%) Waterfall
15 20 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 18 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (4.11%) Programme Management
16 18 (4.11%) Service Management
17 16 (3.65%) Line Management
18 15 (3.42%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.60%) SQL
2 4 (0.91%) C
2 4 (0.91%) Java
3 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (11.19%) PMI Certification
2 45 (10.27%) Degree
3 43 (9.82%) Security Cleared
4 39 (8.90%) PMP
5 35 (7.99%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (3.42%) ISEB
8 8 (1.83%) APMP
9 6 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.46%) MCSA
13 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.33%) PMO
2 24 (5.48%) QA
3 7 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.37%) GDPR
5 5 (1.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.46%) BS25999
6 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.46%) EMIR
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.46%) MiFID
6 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.23%) XenApp
4 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.91%) SCCM
2 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.46%) SCOM
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.34%) Oracle
3 16 (3.65%) SAP
4 15 (3.42%) Cisco
5 7 (1.60%) Citrix
5 7 (1.60%) HP
5 7 (1.60%) VMware
6 6 (1.37%) IBM
7 3 (0.68%) Adobe
7 3 (0.68%) CA
8 2 (0.46%) Aastra
8 2 (0.46%) ATG
8 2 (0.46%) Avaya
8 2 (0.46%) Casewise
8 2 (0.46%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.46%) hybris
8 2 (0.46%) NetApp
8 2 (0.46%) OpenText
8 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.46%) WorldPay
South West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago