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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PRINCE2 Certification
UK
Rank 376 269 263
Rank change year-on-year -107 -6  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 241 460 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.86% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 4.15% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 308 282
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -13.17% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.90 £38.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  

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 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -99 220 £400 -5.88% 50
London -42 68 £455 -4.21% 12
South East -21 58 £394 -1.56% 9
West Midlands -2 23 £325 -16.66% 6
South West -2 21 £338 +5.46% 9
North West +12 14 £400 -12.32% 3
Scotland +12 14 £315 -10.76%
East Midlands -6 12 £365 -14.11% 5
West Sussex +10 11 £380 -10.58%
Berkshire +16 10 £375 -9.09% 1
City of London +1 10 £500 -13.79% 6
Oxfordshire -14 10 £475 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +4 9 £290 -25.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £403 -3.01% 1
Milton Keynes -4 8 £375 -9.63%
Cheshire +29 7 £550 +18.91%
Surrey +10 7 £400 -11.84%
Bristol +10 7 £313 -2.34% 2
Northamptonshire -1 7 £438 -16.26% 4
Crawley +10 6 - -
Wiltshire -2 6 £625 +86.56% 1
Hampshire -11 6 £389 +7.61% 5
East of England -46 6 £313 -27.53% 2
South Wales +18 5 £348 -2.38%
Wales +13 5 £348 -2.38%
Glasgow +1 5 £385 +10.00%
Coventry +1 5 £475 +15.85%
Northampton +1 5 £438 +21.52% 4
Birmingham -10 5 £250 -35.89% 2
North Yorkshire +8 4 - -

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 439 (96.91%) PRINCE2
2 220 (48.57%) Project Management
3 143 (31.57%) Finance
4 114 (25.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (18.76%) ITIL
7 58 (12.80%) MS Project
8 57 (12.58%) Security Cleared
9 56 (12.36%) Degree
9 56 (12.36%) Migration
10 55 (12.14%) Microsoft
11 53 (11.70%) PRINCE
12 52 (11.48%) PMI Certification
13 46 (10.15%) SC Cleared
14 43 (9.49%) PMO
15 42 (9.27%) Change Management
16 41 (9.05%) PMP
17 40 (8.83%) Data Centre
18 35 (7.73%) MS Office
18 35 (7.73%) MS Excel
19 30 (6.62%) Project Planning
19 30 (6.62%) Supplier Management
20 29 (6.40%) Business Analysis
21 27 (5.96%) Banking
21 27 (5.96%) QA
22 26 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
23 25 (5.52%) Management Information System
23 25 (5.52%) Risk Management
24 24 (5.30%) Oracle
24 24 (5.30%) Waterfall

PRINCE2 Certification
Top Related 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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.66%) CMS
2 3 (0.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.44%) Documentum
3 2 (0.44%) Drupal
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.22%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (12.80%) MS Project
2 35 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.73%) MS Office
3 21 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) CA PPM
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.88%) Maximo
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.42%) Office 365
2 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.77%) SaaS
4 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.66%) IaaS
5 3 (0.66%) PaaS
5 3 (0.66%) Veeva
6 2 (0.44%) Force.com
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.08%) LAN
2 17 (3.75%) WAN
3 9 (1.99%) Firewall
4 6 (1.32%) VoIP
5 5 (1.10%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.66%) HTTP
7 3 (0.66%) SAN
7 3 (0.66%) VPN
7 3 (0.66%) Wireless
8 2 (0.44%) Broadband
8 2 (0.44%) Intranet
8 2 (0.44%) MPLS
8 2 (0.44%) PSTN
8 2 (0.44%) Skype
8 2 (0.44%) SSL
8 2 (0.44%) WLAN
9 1 (0.22%) OSPF
9 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.88%) Big Data
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.22%) Power BI
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) JIRA
1 2 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 143 (31.57%) Finance
2 27 (5.96%) Banking
3 23 (5.08%) Retail
4 18 (3.97%) Legal
5 14 (3.09%) Local Government
5 14 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.87%) Marketing
7 10 (2.21%) Automotive
8 6 (1.32%) Advertising
8 6 (1.32%) Publishing
9 5 (1.10%) Back Office
9 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Billing
10 3 (0.66%) French Language
10 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.44%) Front Office
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (66.23%) Project Manager
2 52 (11.48%) Analyst
3 41 (9.05%) Business Analyst
3 41 (9.05%) IT Manager
4 37 (8.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 36 (7.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 35 (7.73%) IT Project Manager
7 31 (6.84%) Programme Manager
8 25 (5.52%) Senior Manager
9 24 (5.30%) Senior Project Manager
10 22 (4.86%) Business Manager
11 17 (3.75%) Technical Manager
12 16 (3.53%) Business Project Manager
13 15 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
13 15 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
14 14 (3.09%) Project Analyst
15 12 (2.65%) Coordinator
15 12 (2.65%) Migration Manager
15 12 (2.65%) Project Coordinator
16 11 (2.43%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.88%) COM
2 3 (0.66%) Web Services
2 3 (0.66%) XML
3 2 (0.44%) .NET
3 2 (0.44%) Leaflet
3 2 (0.44%) Middleware
3 2 (0.44%) Velocity
3 2 (0.44%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.83%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.97%) PMI
5 15 (3.31%) NHS
6 9 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.32%) CCTV
7 6 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.88%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Life Science
9 3 (0.66%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.44%) CMDB
10 2 (0.44%) Derivative
10 2 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.44%) SCADA
10 2 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.08%) Windows
2 8 (1.77%) Linux
3 6 (1.32%) Unix
4 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.44%) pSOS
6 2 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (96.91%) PRINCE2
2 220 (48.57%) Project Management
3 114 (25.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (18.76%) ITIL
6 56 (12.36%) Migration
7 53 (11.70%) PRINCE
8 42 (9.27%) Change Management
9 30 (6.62%) Project Planning
9 30 (6.62%) Supplier Management
10 29 (6.40%) Business Analysis
11 25 (5.52%) Risk Management
12 24 (5.30%) Waterfall
13 23 (5.08%) Programme Management
14 22 (4.86%) SDLC
14 22 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (3.53%) Mentoring
16 15 (3.31%) Line Management
17 14 (3.09%) Analytics
17 14 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.55%) Java
2 5 (1.10%) C
2 5 (1.10%) SQL
3 3 (0.66%) C++
4 2 (0.44%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.22%) C#
5 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 56 (12.36%) Degree
3 52 (11.48%) PMI Certification
4 46 (10.15%) SC Cleared
5 41 (9.05%) PMP
6 26 (5.74%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (3.75%) ISEB
8 12 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.99%) APMP
10 8 (1.77%) BICSI Certification
10 8 (1.77%) BICSI RCDD
10 8 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 3 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.44%) MCSA
14 1 (0.22%) CCNA
14 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.49%) PMO
2 27 (5.96%) QA
3 6 (1.32%) GDPR
4 5 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.88%) SLA
6 3 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.44%) BS25999
7 2 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.44%) EMIR
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.44%) MiFID
7 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.22%) XenApp
3 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.44%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.22%) MOM
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.30%) Oracle
3 14 (3.09%) Cisco
4 12 (2.65%) SAP
5 8 (1.77%) HP
6 6 (1.32%) IBM
7 5 (1.10%) Citrix
7 5 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.10%) VMware
8 4 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.66%) Adobe
9 3 (0.66%) CA
9 3 (0.66%) Siebel
10 2 (0.44%) Aastra
10 2 (0.44%) ATG
10 2 (0.44%) Avaya
10 2 (0.44%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.44%) hybris
10 2 (0.44%) OpenText
10 2 (0.44%) Tumbleweed
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