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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 379 276
Rank change year-on-year +12 -103  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 259 295 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.55% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 2.50% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 204 290
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £305 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -8.53% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Median hourly rate £22.75 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £18.60 £24.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.03 £30.25 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.16 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.65% -19.40%  

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 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
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 £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 Certification in the UK

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 10 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 28 June 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 +10 236 £400 -5.88% 45
UK excluding London -4 156 £375 -8.53% 38
London +20 96 £450 -2.70% 9
South West +23 42 £313 -16.66% 8
South East -1 42 £413 +0.60% 9
Midlands +9 24 £463 +8.82% 5
East of England -5 19 £300 -26.15%
Wales +10 12 £525 +55.55% 1
North of England +29 9 £325 -13.33% 14
Scotland +18 7 £201 -52.64% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 484 (96.80%) PRINCE2
2 233 (46.60%) Project Management
3 154 (30.80%) Finance
4 122 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (16.40%) ITIL
7 66 (13.20%) PMI Certification
8 64 (12.80%) Microsoft
9 62 (12.40%) PMP
10 60 (12.00%) PMO
11 57 (11.40%) Degree
12 56 (11.20%) PRINCE
12 56 (11.20%) Migration
13 54 (10.80%) Microsoft Project
14 46 (9.20%) Project Planning
15 42 (8.40%) Data Centre
16 36 (7.20%) Security Cleared
17 35 (7.00%) Retail
18 34 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
18 34 (6.80%) WAN
18 34 (6.80%) Management Information System
18 34 (6.80%) Business Analysis
19 33 (6.60%) Change Management
19 33 (6.60%) LAN
20 31 (6.20%) SC Cleared
20 31 (6.20%) Office 365
21 29 (5.80%) Risk Management
21 29 (5.80%) Banking
22 28 (5.60%) Scrum
22 28 (5.60%) QA

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 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.60%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.60%) CMS
3 3 (0.60%) Documentum
4 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Captiva
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.20%) Drupal
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) FileNet
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (10.80%) Microsoft Project
2 34 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) CA PPM
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.80%) Maximo
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Primavera
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.20%) Office 365
2 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.80%) SaaS
4 8 (1.60%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.20%) Yammer
6 5 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.00%) IaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.80%) WAN
2 33 (6.60%) LAN
3 22 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (2.60%) Broadband
5 12 (2.40%) Wireless
6 10 (2.00%) Skype
7 9 (1.80%) VoIP
8 6 (1.20%) Firewall
9 5 (1.00%) Intranet
10 3 (0.60%) Internet
10 3 (0.60%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.60%) WLAN
11 2 (0.40%) 3G
11 2 (0.40%) 4G
11 2 (0.40%) DNS
11 2 (0.40%) PSTN
12 1 (0.20%) DMZ
12 1 (0.20%) PBX
12 1 (0.20%) SAN
12 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.40%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.40%) Power BI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 154 (30.80%) Finance
2 35 (7.00%) Retail
3 29 (5.80%) Banking
4 22 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.00%) Legal
6 14 (2.80%) Marketing
7 10 (2.00%) Local Government
8 9 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.80%) Publishing
9 7 (1.40%) Automotive
10 6 (1.20%) Back Office
10 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.00%) Advertising
12 4 (0.80%) French Language
13 3 (0.60%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Law
14 2 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.40%) International Banking
14 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (66.80%) Project Manager
2 49 (9.80%) Analyst
3 44 (8.80%) IT Manager
4 41 (8.20%) IT Project Manager
5 35 (7.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 35 (7.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 34 (6.80%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.40%) Programme Manager
8 28 (5.60%) Senior Manager
8 28 (5.60%) Senior Project Manager
9 23 (4.60%) Technical Manager
10 22 (4.40%) Technical Project Manager
11 15 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 14 (2.80%) Implementation Manager
13 13 (2.60%) Implementation Project Manager
13 13 (2.60%) Installation Manager
13 13 (2.60%) Project Implementation Manager
14 12 (2.40%) Coordinator
14 12 (2.40%) Migration Project Manager
14 12 (2.40%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.60%) .NET
1 3 (0.60%) EDI
1 3 (0.60%) Web Services
2 2 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) COM
3 1 (0.20%) Spring
3 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.00%) NHS
5 15 (3.00%) PMI
6 13 (2.60%) CCTV
7 8 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.40%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.40%) EPoS
8 7 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.80%) Fintech
12 3 (0.60%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.80%) Windows
2 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.20%) Unix
4 4 (0.80%) Linux
4 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.40%) VMS
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) pSOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (96.80%) PRINCE2
2 233 (46.60%) Project Management
3 122 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (16.40%) ITIL
6 56 (11.20%) Migration
6 56 (11.20%) PRINCE
7 46 (9.20%) Project Planning
8 34 (6.80%) Business Analysis
9 33 (6.60%) Change Management
10 29 (5.80%) Risk Management
11 28 (5.60%) Scrum
12 25 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 23 (4.60%) SDLC
14 21 (4.20%) Programme Management
15 20 (4.00%) Supplier Management
16 18 (3.60%) Service Management
17 17 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (3.40%) Coaching
17 17 (3.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.00%) SQL
2 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.60%) C
3 3 (0.60%) Java
4 2 (0.40%) PHP
4 2 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) Ruby
5 1 (0.20%) VB
5 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (13.20%) PMI Certification
2 62 (12.40%) PMP
3 57 (11.40%) Degree
4 36 (7.20%) Security Cleared
5 31 (6.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.80%) ISEB
7 11 (2.20%) APMP
7 11 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.80%) CCNP
11 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.80%) MCSE
11 4 (0.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.60%) MCP
12 3 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (12.00%) PMO
2 28 (5.60%) QA
3 10 (2.00%) GDPR
4 7 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.20%) SLA
6 3 (0.60%) MiFID
7 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.40%) EMIR
7 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) BS25999
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.20%) SCCM
2 4 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.40%) DameWare
4 2 (0.40%) SCOM
5 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 64 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.80%) Cisco
3 18 (3.60%) SAP
4 13 (2.60%) Oracle
5 11 (2.20%) VMware
6 10 (2.00%) Citrix
7 6 (1.20%) IBM
8 4 (0.80%) Avaya
8 4 (0.80%) Concur
8 4 (0.80%) HP
9 3 (0.60%) CA
9 3 (0.60%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.40%) Aastra
10 2 (0.40%) Adobe
10 2 (0.40%) ATG
10 2 (0.40%) Cognos
10 2 (0.40%) NetApp
10 2 (0.40%) OpenText
10 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.40%) Symantec
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