Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 421 342
Rank change year-on-year -83 -79 -53
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 407 488 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 2.65% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 342 521
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £270
90th Percentile £575 £564 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £356 £413
% change year-on-year +17.98% -13.70% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £29.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.24% +8.28% -32.93%
10th Percentile £18.63 £19.44 £20.67
90th Percentile £123.13 £52.75 £31.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £29.78 £26.25
% change year-on-year -20.24% +13.44% -35.98%

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 18,902 18,385 22,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 20.20% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,314 11,354 14,290
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £382
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.64% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 935 846
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £52.50 £52.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -11.43% +55.56%

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 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -84 376 £448 +11.88% 50
UK excluding London -53 276 £420 +17.98% 38
London -83 121 £480 +6.67% 15
South East -13 101 £461 +15.31% 9
North of England +11 75 £425 +21.43% 7
North West +13 47 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands -33 31 £388 +1.31% 10
East of England +9 24 £388 +24.00% 4
South West -30 24 £420 +29.23% 5
Yorkshire -3 23 £425 +21.43% 5
West Midlands -28 21 £375 -1.32% 7
Scotland -44 16 £375 +36.36% 3
East Midlands -16 10 £413 +1.04% 3
North East +2 7 £625 +92.31%
Wales -17 5 £400 -5.33%
Channel Islands - 2 £418 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 395 (97.05%) PRINCE2
2 208 (51.11%) Project Management
3 143 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (31.20%) Finance
5 125 (30.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (21.87%) ITIL
7 73 (17.94%) PMP
8 70 (17.20%) PMI Certification
9 67 (16.46%) Microsoft
10 53 (13.02%) Project Planning
11 51 (12.53%) Degree
12 46 (11.30%) Management Information System
12 46 (11.30%) Waterfall
12 46 (11.30%) PMO
13 43 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
14 41 (10.07%) Resource Management
15 40 (9.83%) PRINCE
16 37 (9.09%) Security Cleared
17 36 (8.85%) Retail
18 35 (8.60%) Migration
19 34 (8.35%) Cisco
20 33 (8.11%) Change Management
20 33 (8.11%) Banking
21 32 (7.86%) SC Cleared
21 32 (7.86%) QA
22 31 (7.62%) Scrum
23 30 (7.37%) SaaS
24 26 (6.39%) Problem Management
24 26 (6.39%) Risk Management
24 26 (6.39%) Windows

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 11 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.47%) SAS
4 5 (1.23%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.74%) CMS
6 2 (0.49%) Confluence
6 2 (0.49%) Jadu
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.25%) Relativity
4 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.37%) SaaS
2 22 (5.41%) PaaS
3 16 (3.93%) Office 365
4 12 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.70%) IaaS
6 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.95%) Firewall
2 9 (2.21%) WAN
3 8 (1.97%) SMS
4 6 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.23%) IP Telephony
5 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.98%) BGP
6 4 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.98%) DHCP
6 4 (0.98%) DNS
6 4 (0.98%) Intranet
6 4 (0.98%) LAN
6 4 (0.98%) Network Security
6 4 (0.98%) OSPF
6 4 (0.98%) Skype
6 4 (0.98%) VPN
6 4 (0.98%) WebEx
6 4 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.47%) DB2
2 6 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.74%) Power BI
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.25%) GIS
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 127 (31.20%) Finance
2 36 (8.85%) Retail
3 33 (8.11%) Banking
4 23 (5.65%) Marketing
5 13 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.95%) Legal
7 11 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.46%) German Language
9 6 (1.47%) Automotive
9 6 (1.47%) Billing
9 6 (1.47%) Law
10 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.49%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 264 (64.86%) Project Manager
2 57 (14.00%) IT Manager
3 51 (12.53%) IT Project Manager
4 38 (9.34%) Infrastructure Manager
5 32 (7.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 25 (6.14%) Senior Manager
7 24 (5.90%) Coordinator
7 24 (5.90%) Senior Project Manager
8 22 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
9 19 (4.67%) Analyst
10 16 (3.93%) Technical Manager
11 14 (3.44%) Technical Project Manager
12 11 (2.70%) GDPR Project Manager
12 11 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.46%) Agile Project Manager
13 10 (2.46%) Junior
13 10 (2.46%) Web Manager
13 10 (2.46%) Web Project Manager
14 9 (2.21%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.46%) Web Services
2 3 (0.74%) .NET
3 2 (0.49%) EDI
3 2 (0.49%) Middleware
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.25%) Akka
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.30%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.44%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.44%) PMI
4 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (0.98%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.98%) EPoS
7 4 (0.98%) NHS
8 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.74%) Derivative
8 3 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.49%) Life Science
9 2 (0.49%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.39%) Windows
2 12 (2.95%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.46%) Linux
4 9 (2.21%) Unix
5 5 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.74%) Android
7 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (97.05%) PRINCE2
2 208 (51.11%) Project Management
3 143 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (30.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (21.87%) ITIL
6 53 (13.02%) Project Planning
7 46 (11.30%) Waterfall
8 41 (10.07%) Resource Management
9 40 (9.83%) PRINCE
10 35 (8.60%) Migration
11 33 (8.11%) Change Management
12 31 (7.62%) Scrum
13 26 (6.39%) Problem Management
13 26 (6.39%) Risk Management
14 25 (6.14%) Business Analysis
15 24 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (5.90%) Data Management
15 24 (5.90%) Open Source
16 23 (5.65%) Service Management
17 22 (5.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.46%) SQL
2 2 (0.49%) Java
2 2 (0.49%) PHP
3 1 (0.25%) C#
3 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (17.94%) PMP
2 70 (17.20%) PMI Certification
3 51 (12.53%) Degree
4 37 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.86%) SC Cleared
6 22 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (5.41%) CISSP
7 20 (4.91%) CCDP
7 20 (4.91%) CCNP
7 20 (4.91%) Chartered Engineer
7 20 (4.91%) CISM
8 17 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (2.95%) ISEB
10 10 (2.46%) CCIE
11 9 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.97%) APMP
13 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.98%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.30%) PMO
2 32 (7.86%) QA
3 18 (4.42%) GDPR
4 9 (2.21%) SLA
5 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.74%) COBIT
6 3 (0.74%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.74%) PSD2
7 1 (0.25%) COSO
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.21%) XenApp
4 7 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.98%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.49%) Snort
8 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.74%) SCCM
3 2 (0.49%) CASB
3 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) QRadar
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.25%) MOM
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.35%) Cisco
3 22 (5.41%) VMware
4 21 (5.16%) Oracle
5 16 (3.93%) Citrix
6 15 (3.69%) SAP
7 8 (1.97%) NetApp
7 8 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.47%) Informatica
8 6 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.23%) EMC
9 5 (1.23%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.23%) Trend Micro
10 4 (0.98%) Dell
10 4 (0.98%) Demandware
10 4 (0.98%) F5
10 4 (0.98%) Juniper
10 4 (0.98%) Splunk
10 4 (0.98%) Symantec
11 3 (0.74%) CheckPoint