Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 424 287
Rank change year-on-year -4 -137 +5
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 528 555 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 2.58% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 388 623
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £273 £288 £300
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -7.27% -
10th Percentile £13.10 £17.90 £20.27
90th Percentile £32.90 £27.90 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -7.27% -

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 19090 21493 22625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.66% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11700 13402 13639
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 851 1090
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 491 £415 +3.75% 47
UK excluding London +21 341 £400 +6.67% 35
London -12 179 £450 - 15
South East +12 114 £425 +14.86% 11
Midlands +9 58 £425 +6.25% 11
South West +32 57 £313 -21.88% 1
North of England +18 43 £420 +17.98% 9
East of England -20 33 £363 -6.45%
East Midlands +10 29 £413 -0.60% 2
West Midlands +6 29 £425 +22.48% 9
Scotland -27 23 £400 +23.08% 3
Yorkshire +10 22 £425 +6.25% 5
North West 0 17 £475 +46.15% 4
Wales +16 7 £400 +30.61%
North East +48 5 £250 -23.08%
Channel Islands - 4 £500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 519 (98.30%) PRINCE2
2 244 (46.21%) Project Management
3 167 (31.63%) Finance
4 126 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (19.13%) ITIL
7 84 (15.91%) Microsoft
8 83 (15.72%) PMI Certification
9 79 (14.96%) PMP
10 65 (12.31%) Migration
11 63 (11.93%) PMO
12 58 (10.98%) Security Cleared
13 55 (10.42%) Degree
14 48 (9.09%) Change Management
14 48 (9.09%) PRINCE
14 48 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
15 46 (8.71%) SC Cleared
16 44 (8.33%) Project Planning
16 44 (8.33%) Banking
17 43 (8.14%) Risk Management
18 41 (7.77%) Telecoms
19 36 (6.82%) Management Information System
20 35 (6.63%) Office 365
21 34 (6.44%) WAN
22 33 (6.25%) Windows
23 32 (6.06%) LAN
24 31 (5.87%) Waterfall
25 30 (5.68%) QA
25 30 (5.68%) PMI
25 30 (5.68%) Retail

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 16 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.57%) Apache
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.38%) CMS
6 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.19%) Captiva
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) FileNet
7 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Smallworld
Applications
1 48 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (2.08%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) HFM
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.63%) Office 365
2 21 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.84%) SaaS
4 10 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.14%) PaaS
6 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.95%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.76%) IaaS
8 3 (0.57%) Yammer
9 2 (0.38%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.38%) Trello
10 1 (0.19%) Akamai
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.44%) WAN
2 32 (6.06%) LAN
3 21 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (2.46%) Broadband
5 10 (1.89%) Firewall
6 9 (1.70%) Wireless
7 7 (1.33%) Skype
7 7 (1.33%) SMS
8 5 (0.95%) IP Telephony
8 5 (0.95%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.95%) VoIP
9 4 (0.76%) Intranet
9 4 (0.76%) IPv4
9 4 (0.76%) IPv6
9 4 (0.76%) SAN
10 3 (0.57%) iBeacon
11 2 (0.38%) DHCP
11 2 (0.38%) Intelligent Network
11 2 (0.38%) Internet
11 2 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (0.38%) QlikView
2 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.19%) Power BI
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.08%) JIRA
2 3 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 167 (31.63%) Finance
2 44 (8.33%) Banking
3 41 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 30 (5.68%) Retail
5 21 (3.98%) Legal
6 12 (2.27%) Advertising
6 12 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.52%) Back Office
8 8 (1.52%) German Language
9 7 (1.33%) Automotive
9 7 (1.33%) Law
9 7 (1.33%) Marketing
10 6 (1.14%) Local Government
11 4 (0.76%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 346 (65.53%) Project Manager
2 66 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 61 (11.55%) IT Project Manager
4 35 (6.63%) Infrastructure Manager
5 33 (6.25%) Analyst
5 33 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 29 (5.49%) Senior Manager
7 28 (5.30%) Senior Project Manager
8 23 (4.36%) Coordinator
9 22 (4.17%) Business Analyst
10 21 (3.98%) Project Coordinator
10 21 (3.98%) Technical Manager
10 21 (3.98%) Technical Project Manager
11 18 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
12 17 (3.22%) HR Manager
13 16 (3.03%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.65%) Agile Project Manager
15 13 (2.46%) Junior
15 13 (2.46%) Junior Project Manager
16 12 (2.27%) Installation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.95%) .NET
2 3 (0.57%) EDI
3 2 (0.38%) Django
3 2 (0.38%) MXNet
3 2 (0.38%) REST
3 2 (0.38%) TensorFlow
3 2 (0.38%) Theano
3 2 (0.38%) XML
4 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.19%) J2EE
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.68%) PMI
3 29 (5.49%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.03%) NHS
6 9 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.95%) CCTV
9 5 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.76%) Fintech
10 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.38%) EPoS
12 2 (0.38%) IVR
12 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.25%) Windows
2 17 (3.22%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.33%) Linux
4 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.76%) Unix
6 3 (0.57%) Android
6 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.57%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (98.30%) PRINCE2
2 244 (46.21%) Project Management
3 126 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 110 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (19.13%) ITIL
6 65 (12.31%) Migration
7 48 (9.09%) Change Management
7 48 (9.09%) PRINCE
8 44 (8.33%) Project Planning
9 43 (8.14%) Risk Management
10 31 (5.87%) Waterfall
11 29 (5.49%) ERP
12 28 (5.30%) Change Control
13 25 (4.73%) CRM
13 25 (4.73%) Scrum
13 25 (4.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 22 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (4.17%) Programme Management
14 22 (4.17%) Resource Management
15 20 (3.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (0.76%) Java
1 4 (0.76%) SQL
2 3 (0.57%) C
2 3 (0.57%) PHP
2 3 (0.57%) Python
3 2 (0.38%) C#
3 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.19%) Ruby
4 1 (0.19%) VB
4 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (15.72%) PMI Certification
2 79 (14.96%) PMP
3 58 (10.98%) Security Cleared
4 55 (10.42%) Degree
5 46 (8.71%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.17%) ISEB
7 13 (2.46%) APMP
7 13 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.52%) CCNP
12 7 (1.33%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.33%) MCSA
12 7 (1.33%) MCSE
12 7 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.14%) CISM
13 6 (1.14%) CISSP
13 6 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.95%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (11.93%) PMO
2 30 (5.68%) QA
3 21 (3.98%) GDPR
4 6 (1.14%) MiFID
4 6 (1.14%) SLA
5 4 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.38%) HL7
7 2 (0.38%) P3O
8 1 (0.19%) DICOM
8 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.19%) EMIR
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.38%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.65%) SCCM
2 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.38%) DameWare
2 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.19%) SCOM
3 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 84 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.55%) SAP
3 18 (3.41%) Cisco
3 18 (3.41%) VMware
4 17 (3.22%) Oracle
5 9 (1.70%) Citrix
6 5 (0.95%) HP
7 4 (0.76%) Dell
7 4 (0.76%) NetApp
8 3 (0.57%) Planview
8 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.38%) Apple
9 2 (0.38%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.38%) Cerner
9 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.38%) Demandware
9 2 (0.38%) Google
9 2 (0.38%) IBM
9 2 (0.38%) Mitel
9 2 (0.38%) Symantec