Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 444 418 289
Rank change year-on-year -26 -129 -7
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 508 584 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.55% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 2.63% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 403 611
UK median daily rate £415 £388 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -6.63% +3.75%
10th Percentile £266 £288 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
UK median hourly rate £20.38 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.44% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.65 £18.08 £20.18
90th Percentile £32.79 £27.30 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% -18.18% +4.76%

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 18649 22173 22243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.62% 21.04% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11389 13769 13304
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 912 829 1088
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 17 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 October 2017. 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 -15 470 £413 +3.13% 39
UK excluding London -15 312 £400 +6.67% 28
London +2 187 £450 - 13
South East -15 91 £400 +8.11% 8
South West +23 62 £313 -17.76% 1
Midlands +16 55 £425 +13.33% 5
North of England +18 38 £400 +19.85% 9
East of England -39 30 £375 -3.23% 3
West Midlands +14 28 £425 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +5 27 £450 +8.43% 2
Yorkshire +16 18 £400 +6.67% 4
North West 0 17 £450 +40.63% 3
Wales +23 16 £438 +42.86%
Scotland -16 14 £400 +23.08% 2
North East +61 4 £313 -3.85% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 500 (98.43%) PRINCE2
2 231 (45.47%) Project Management
3 159 (31.30%) Finance
4 131 (25.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 114 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (19.09%) ITIL
7 84 (16.54%) Microsoft
8 76 (14.96%) PMI Certification
9 74 (14.57%) PMP
10 69 (13.58%) Migration
11 58 (11.42%) Degree
12 57 (11.22%) PMO
13 49 (9.65%) Microsoft Project
13 49 (9.65%) Security Cleared
14 48 (9.45%) Project Planning
15 45 (8.86%) Change Management
16 42 (8.27%) Risk Management
17 39 (7.68%) Management Information System
17 39 (7.68%) SC Cleared
18 38 (7.48%) PRINCE
19 37 (7.28%) Office 365
20 36 (7.09%) Banking
21 33 (6.50%) Scrum
22 32 (6.30%) WAN
23 31 (6.10%) LAN
23 31 (6.10%) Retail
23 31 (6.10%) QA
24 30 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 30 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (5.91%) Data Centre

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 20 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.77%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.20%) Captiva
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Documentum
7 1 (0.20%) FileNet
7 1 (0.20%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
Applications
1 49 (9.65%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.20%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) Primavera
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.20%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.28%) Office 365
2 16 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.15%) SaaS
3 10 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.38%) IaaS
5 6 (1.18%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.18%) PaaS
6 5 (0.98%) Yammer
7 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.39%) Trello
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.30%) WAN
2 31 (6.10%) LAN
3 25 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (2.95%) Broadband
5 11 (2.17%) Wireless
6 10 (1.97%) Skype
7 8 (1.57%) Firewall
8 6 (1.18%) VoIP
9 5 (0.98%) SMS
10 4 (0.79%) Intranet
10 4 (0.79%) IPv4
10 4 (0.79%) IPv6
10 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.59%) iBeacon
11 3 (0.59%) SAN
12 2 (0.39%) 3G
12 2 (0.39%) 4G
12 2 (0.39%) Internet
12 2 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.39%) QlikView
3 2 (0.39%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.20%) Power BI
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 159 (31.30%) Finance
2 36 (7.09%) Banking
3 31 (6.10%) Retail
4 28 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.72%) Legal
6 12 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.57%) Back Office
8 8 (1.57%) Law
8 8 (1.57%) Marketing
9 6 (1.18%) Advertising
9 6 (1.18%) Automotive
10 5 (0.98%) Local Government
11 4 (0.79%) Billing
11 4 (0.79%) Publishing
12 3 (0.59%) German Language
13 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) International Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 336 (66.14%) Project Manager
2 58 (11.42%) IT Manager
3 56 (11.02%) IT Project Manager
4 35 (6.89%) Analyst
5 32 (6.30%) Infrastructure Manager
6 31 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 28 (5.51%) Senior Manager
7 28 (5.51%) Senior Project Manager
8 23 (4.53%) Technical Manager
8 23 (4.53%) Technical Project Manager
9 22 (4.33%) Business Analyst
10 19 (3.74%) Coordinator
11 17 (3.35%) Project Coordinator
12 15 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 14 (2.76%) HR Manager
13 14 (2.76%) Installation Manager
13 14 (2.76%) Programme Manager
14 13 (2.56%) Office 365 Manager
15 12 (2.36%) Agile Project Manager
15 12 (2.36%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.79%) .NET
2 3 (0.59%) EDI
3 2 (0.39%) Django
3 2 (0.39%) MXNet
3 2 (0.39%) REST
3 2 (0.39%) TensorFlow
3 2 (0.39%) Theano
3 2 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.68%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.54%) PMI
5 17 (3.35%) NHS
6 9 (1.77%) CCTV
7 7 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.98%) EPoS
9 5 (0.98%) Fintech
9 5 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) Derivative
11 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.12%) Windows
2 13 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.38%) Linux
4 4 (0.79%) Unix
5 3 (0.59%) Android
5 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (98.43%) PRINCE2
2 231 (45.47%) Project Management
3 131 (25.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 114 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (19.09%) ITIL
6 69 (13.58%) Migration
7 48 (9.45%) Project Planning
8 45 (8.86%) Change Management
9 42 (8.27%) Risk Management
10 38 (7.48%) PRINCE
11 33 (6.50%) Scrum
12 30 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 28 (5.51%) Waterfall
14 27 (5.31%) ERP
15 26 (5.12%) Change Control
16 24 (4.72%) CRM
17 23 (4.53%) Programme Management
18 22 (4.33%) Business Analysis
19 21 (4.13%) Data Migration
20 20 (3.94%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (0.79%) Python
1 4 (0.79%) SQL
2 3 (0.59%) C
2 3 (0.59%) Java
2 3 (0.59%) PHP
2 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.39%) C#
3 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby
4 1 (0.20%) VB
4 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (14.96%) PMI Certification
2 74 (14.57%) PMP
3 58 (11.42%) Degree
4 49 (9.65%) Security Cleared
5 39 (7.68%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.33%) ISEB
7 13 (2.56%) APMP
8 9 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.38%) CCNP
10 7 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.38%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.18%) CISM
11 6 (1.18%) CISSP
11 6 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (1.18%) MCSE
11 6 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.98%) MCSA
13 4 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.22%) PMO
2 31 (6.10%) QA
3 19 (3.74%) GDPR
4 5 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.98%) MiFID
4 5 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) DICOM
6 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) P3O
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) vCloud
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.77%) SCCM
2 3 (0.59%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.39%) DameWare
3 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) SCOM
4 1 (0.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 84 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.33%) Cisco
2 22 (4.33%) SAP
3 17 (3.35%) VMware
4 14 (2.76%) Oracle
5 11 (2.17%) Citrix
6 5 (0.98%) HP
7 4 (0.79%) Dell
7 4 (0.79%) NetApp
8 3 (0.59%) Avaya
8 3 (0.59%) LANDesk
8 3 (0.59%) Planview
9 2 (0.39%) Apple
9 2 (0.39%) Cerner
9 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.39%) Demandware
9 2 (0.39%) Google
9 2 (0.39%) IBM
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.39%) Symantec