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 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 370 273
Rank change year-on-year -4 -97  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 252 303 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.56% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 2.58% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 203 299
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 £259 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -14.63% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
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 £18.95 £19.41 £26.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £29.50 £43.10
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 9047 11737 10662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.77% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5405 7313 6195
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 438 557
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 22 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 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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 0 229 £400 -5.88% 49
London +18 97 £425 -10.52% 16
South West +37 41 £313 -16.66% 12
South East -16 36 £413 +0.60% 10
Bristol +18 24 £313 -16.66% 4
East of England -4 21 £300 -29.41% 1
City of London +11 20 £475 +3.82% 5
West Midlands +12 12 £444 +4.41% 1
Wales +8 12 £525 +55.55%
Hertfordshire +3 10 £300 -20.00%
East Midlands -7 10 £463 +11.44% 2
Northampton +15 8 £463 +42.30%
Northamptonshire +9 8 £463 +42.30%
Swansea - 8 £563 -
West Wales - 8 £563 -
Berkshire +14 7 £438 +2.94% 3
Surrey +5 7 £413 -13.15% 1
Exeter - 7 £338 -
Devon - 7 £338 -
Scotland +17 6 £201 -52.64% 1
West Sussex +15 4 £443 -4.32%
Wiltshire +4 4 £563 +50.00% 5
Edinburgh +3 4 £201 -59.75%
North West +2 4 £281 -21.27% 4
Bedfordshire -13 4 £138 -73.80%
Essex -17 4 £344 -27.63%
Oxfordshire -17 4 £360 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire -33 4 £438 +7.28% 2
Yorkshire +18 3 £350 -17.64% 3
Crawley +4 3 £425 +3.03%

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 472 (96.33%) PRINCE2
2 235 (47.96%) Project Management
3 150 (30.61%) Finance
4 112 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (15.92%) ITIL
7 63 (12.86%) PMO
8 62 (12.65%) Microsoft
9 60 (12.24%) PMI Certification
10 58 (11.84%) PRINCE
11 55 (11.22%) PMP
11 55 (11.22%) Migration
12 52 (10.61%) Microsoft Project
13 50 (10.20%) Degree
14 42 (8.57%) Data Centre
15 40 (8.16%) Project Planning
16 36 (7.35%) Security Cleared
16 36 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
17 34 (6.94%) WAN
17 34 (6.94%) Retail
17 34 (6.94%) Change Management
18 33 (6.73%) LAN
19 32 (6.53%) Business Analysis
20 31 (6.33%) SC Cleared
20 31 (6.33%) Office 365
21 30 (6.12%) Management Information System
22 29 (5.92%) Banking
23 28 (5.71%) Risk Management
23 28 (5.71%) Scrum
24 25 (5.10%) Cisco

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 21 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.63%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.61%) CMS
3 3 (0.61%) Documentum
4 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.41%) Drupal
4 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Captiva
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) FileNet
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
Applications
1 52 (10.61%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (3.27%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) CA PPM
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.82%) Maximo
2 2 (0.41%) Magento
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.41%) 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%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) Primavera
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.33%) Office 365
2 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.04%) SaaS
3 8 (1.63%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.22%) IaaS
4 6 (1.22%) Yammer
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.94%) WAN
2 33 (6.73%) LAN
3 21 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (2.45%) Broadband
5 11 (2.24%) Wireless
6 10 (2.04%) Skype
7 8 (1.63%) VoIP
8 7 (1.43%) Firewall
9 5 (1.02%) Intranet
10 3 (0.61%) Internet
10 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.61%) WLAN
11 2 (0.41%) 3G
11 2 (0.41%) 4G
11 2 (0.41%) DNS
11 2 (0.41%) PSTN
11 2 (0.41%) SAN
12 1 (0.20%) DMZ
12 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.20%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.41%) Big Data
4 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.41%) Power BI
4 2 (0.41%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 150 (30.61%) Finance
2 34 (6.94%) Retail
3 29 (5.92%) Banking
4 23 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.08%) Legal
6 14 (2.86%) Marketing
7 10 (2.04%) Local Government
8 9 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.84%) Publishing
9 7 (1.43%) Automotive
9 7 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.22%) Back Office
11 4 (0.82%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) French Language
11 4 (0.82%) Law
12 3 (0.61%) Billing
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
13 2 (0.41%) International Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (66.53%) Project Manager
2 47 (9.59%) Analyst
3 45 (9.18%) IT Manager
4 41 (8.37%) IT Project Manager
5 33 (6.73%) Business Analyst
5 33 (6.73%) Infrastructure Manager
5 33 (6.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 31 (6.33%) Programme Manager
7 23 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 23 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
7 23 (4.69%) Technical Manager
8 22 (4.49%) Technical Project Manager
9 14 (2.86%) Implementation Manager
9 14 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 13 (2.65%) Coordinator
10 13 (2.65%) Implementation Project Manager
10 13 (2.65%) Project Coordinator
10 13 (2.65%) Project Implementation Manager
11 12 (2.45%) Installation Manager
11 12 (2.45%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.61%) EDI
1 3 (0.61%) Web Services
2 2 (0.41%) .NET
2 2 (0.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) COM
3 1 (0.20%) Spring
3 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.88%) NHS
5 15 (3.06%) PMI
6 12 (2.45%) CCTV
7 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.43%) EPoS
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.02%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.82%) Fintech
10 4 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.10%) Windows
2 9 (1.84%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.22%) Unix
4 4 (0.82%) Linux
4 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.41%) pSOS
6 2 (0.41%) VMS
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (96.33%) PRINCE2
2 235 (47.96%) Project Management
3 112 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (15.92%) ITIL
6 58 (11.84%) PRINCE
7 55 (11.22%) Migration
8 40 (8.16%) Project Planning
9 34 (6.94%) Change Management
10 32 (6.53%) Business Analysis
11 28 (5.71%) Risk Management
11 28 (5.71%) Scrum
12 24 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 23 (4.69%) SDLC
14 21 (4.29%) Programme Management
15 19 (3.88%) Supplier Management
16 18 (3.67%) Service Management
17 17 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (3.47%) Data Migration
17 17 (3.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.02%) SQL
2 3 (0.61%) C
2 3 (0.61%) Java
2 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.20%) PHP
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby
4 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (12.24%) PMI Certification
2 55 (11.22%) PMP
3 50 (10.20%) Degree
4 36 (7.35%) Security Cleared
5 31 (6.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.86%) ISEB
7 13 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.24%) APMP
9 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.82%) CCNP
12 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.61%) MCSE
13 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (12.86%) PMO
2 23 (4.69%) QA
3 9 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.43%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) SLA
6 3 (0.61%) MiFID
7 2 (0.41%) BS25999
7 2 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.41%) EMIR
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) SCCM
2 4 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.61%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.41%) DameWare
4 2 (0.41%) SCOM
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 62 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.10%) Cisco
3 18 (3.67%) SAP
4 14 (2.86%) Oracle
5 9 (1.84%) Citrix
5 9 (1.84%) VMware
6 6 (1.22%) IBM
7 5 (1.02%) Avaya
7 5 (1.02%) HP
8 4 (0.82%) Concur
9 3 (0.61%) ATG
9 3 (0.61%) CA
9 3 (0.61%) hybris
9 3 (0.61%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.41%) Aastra
10 2 (0.41%) Adobe
10 2 (0.41%) Cognos
10 2 (0.41%) NetApp
10 2 (0.41%) OpenText
10 2 (0.41%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Amersham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £39000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago