Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 384 286
Rank change year-on-year -39 -98 -32
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 505 659 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.61% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 2.86% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 448 615
UK median daily rate £400 £419 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 21
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% -18.10% +10.39%
10th Percentile £14.20 £18.60 £20.75
90th Percentile £33.10 £30.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.16 £29.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% -23.58% +10.39%

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 18473 23037 21886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.18% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11197 14368 12827
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 813 1069
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +17.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.22 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +8.93% +15.16% +21.58%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 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 -24 465 £400 -4.76% 60
UK excluding London +12 332 £375 -6.25% 49
London -38 165 £450 - 12
South East -19 100 £400 - 9
South West +32 69 £313 -8.76% 8
Midlands +10 55 £444 +6.93% 7
North of England +24 40 £366 -2.53% 21
West Midlands +16 33 £425 +4.94% 4
East of England -22 31 £325 -23.53% 3
East Midlands -3 21 £444 +6.93% 3
Scotland +9 18 £310 -27.06%
North West -10 18 £388 +8.47% 16
Yorkshire +33 17 £345 -13.75% 4
Wales +13 17 £423 +25.19% 1
North East +61 5 £438 +34.62% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 491 (97.23%) PRINCE2
2 208 (41.19%) Project Management
3 166 (32.87%) Finance
4 125 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 103 (20.40%) ITIL
6 95 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (13.86%) PMP
8 66 (13.07%) PMI Certification
9 63 (12.48%) Migration
10 62 (12.28%) PMO
11 60 (11.88%) Degree
12 57 (11.29%) Microsoft
13 47 (9.31%) Microsoft Project
14 46 (9.11%) Project Planning
15 44 (8.71%) PRINCE
16 42 (8.32%) Management Information System
17 41 (8.12%) Security Cleared
18 37 (7.33%) QA
19 36 (7.13%) SC Cleared
19 36 (7.13%) Risk Management
19 36 (7.13%) Banking
19 36 (7.13%) Data Centre
20 35 (6.93%) Office 365
21 34 (6.73%) LAN
21 34 (6.73%) WAN
22 33 (6.53%) Scrum
22 33 (6.53%) Business Analysis
23 32 (6.34%) Retail
24 31 (6.14%) Change Management
25 27 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 18 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.78%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.59%) Documentum
5 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.40%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) Captiva
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) Drupal
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.20%) FileNet
6 1 (0.20%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (9.31%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.59%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.40%) Maximo
3 2 (0.40%) Primavera
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.93%) Office 365
2 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.78%) SaaS
4 7 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.99%) IaaS
5 5 (0.99%) Yammer
6 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.40%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.40%) Trello
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.73%) LAN
1 34 (6.73%) WAN
2 25 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (2.97%) Broadband
4 13 (2.57%) Wireless
5 10 (1.98%) Skype
6 9 (1.78%) Firewall
7 6 (1.19%) VoIP
8 5 (0.99%) Intranet
9 4 (0.79%) IPv4
9 4 (0.79%) IPv6
9 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.40%) 3G
10 2 (0.40%) 4G
10 2 (0.40%) DNS
10 2 (0.40%) iBeacon
10 2 (0.40%) Internet
10 2 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.40%) SMS
10 2 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.40%) Power BI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.78%) JIRA
2 3 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
General
1 166 (32.87%) Finance
2 36 (7.13%) Banking
3 32 (6.34%) Retail
4 25 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.96%) Legal
6 12 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.18%) Local Government
8 9 (1.78%) Marketing
9 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.19%) Automotive
10 6 (1.19%) Back Office
10 6 (1.19%) Law
10 6 (1.19%) Publishing
11 5 (0.99%) Advertising
12 3 (0.59%) Electronics
12 3 (0.59%) French Language
13 2 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.40%) International Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (64.75%) Project Manager
2 57 (11.29%) IT Manager
3 52 (10.30%) IT Project Manager
4 49 (9.70%) Analyst
5 32 (6.34%) Infrastructure Manager
6 31 (6.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 30 (5.94%) Business Analyst
8 26 (5.15%) Senior Manager
8 26 (5.15%) Senior Project Manager
9 23 (4.55%) Programme Manager
10 19 (3.76%) Technical Manager
11 18 (3.56%) Technical Project Manager
12 15 (2.97%) Installation Manager
13 14 (2.77%) Migration Manager
13 14 (2.77%) Migration Project Manager
14 13 (2.57%) Implementation Manager
14 13 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 12 (2.38%) Coordinator
15 12 (2.38%) PMO Manager
15 12 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.59%) .NET
1 3 (0.59%) EDI
2 1 (0.20%) COM
2 1 (0.20%) Django
2 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.20%) MXNet
2 1 (0.20%) REST
2 1 (0.20%) Spring
2 1 (0.20%) TensorFlow
2 1 (0.20%) Theano
2 1 (0.20%) Velocity
2 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.32%) Management Information System
2 36 (7.13%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.96%) NHS
5 9 (1.78%) PMI
6 8 (1.58%) CCTV
6 8 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.19%) EPoS
8 6 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.79%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.79%) Fintech
10 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.59%) Derivative
11 3 (0.59%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.55%) Windows
2 9 (1.78%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.79%) Linux
3 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.59%) Unix
4 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.40%) Android
5 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (97.23%) PRINCE2
2 208 (41.19%) Project Management
3 125 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (20.40%) ITIL
5 95 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (12.48%) Migration
7 46 (9.11%) Project Planning
8 44 (8.71%) PRINCE
9 36 (7.13%) Risk Management
10 33 (6.53%) Business Analysis
10 33 (6.53%) Scrum
11 31 (6.14%) Change Management
12 27 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 26 (5.15%) Waterfall
14 22 (4.36%) Data Migration
15 21 (4.16%) Change Control
15 21 (4.16%) Supplier Management
16 19 (3.76%) Resource Management
16 19 (3.76%) SDLC
17 18 (3.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (0.99%) PowerShell
2 3 (0.59%) Java
2 3 (0.59%) PHP
2 3 (0.59%) Python
2 3 (0.59%) SQL
3 2 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.20%) C#
4 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby
4 1 (0.20%) VB
4 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (13.86%) PMP
2 66 (13.07%) PMI Certification
3 60 (11.88%) Degree
4 41 (8.12%) Security Cleared
5 36 (7.13%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.96%) ISEB
7 13 (2.57%) APMP
7 13 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.19%) CCNP
11 6 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.99%) MCSE
13 4 (0.79%) CISM
13 4 (0.79%) CISSP
13 4 (0.79%) MCP
13 4 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (12.28%) PMO
2 37 (7.33%) QA
3 18 (3.56%) GDPR
4 7 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.19%) SLA
6 2 (0.40%) HL7
6 2 (0.40%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.40%) XenApp
4 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (1.58%) SCCM
2 3 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.59%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.40%) DameWare
3 2 (0.40%) SCOM
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 57 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.75%) Cisco
3 20 (3.96%) SAP
4 11 (2.18%) VMware
5 10 (1.98%) Citrix
5 10 (1.98%) Oracle
6 4 (0.79%) Concur
6 4 (0.79%) IBM
7 3 (0.59%) Avaya
7 3 (0.59%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.40%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.40%) CA
8 2 (0.40%) Cerner
8 2 (0.40%) Cognos
8 2 (0.40%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.40%) Demandware
8 2 (0.40%) Google
8 2 (0.40%) NetApp
8 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.40%) Symantec