Period
to 17 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 559 465
Rank change year-on-year +3 -94 -31
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 181 323 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.70% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 191 334
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £266
90th Percentile £574 £575 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £415
% change year-on-year -1.23% -2.41% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £30.64 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -25.73% +52.78%
10th Percentile £23.25 £22.67 £27.68
90th Percentile £116.25 £54.28 £55.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.90 £41.25
% change year-on-year -13.04% -27.52% +52.78%

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 14,666 18,954 19,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.40% 19.41% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,015 11,329 11,697
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 907 850
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +18.37% -6.13%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.23
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.95 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £27.53 £26.47
% change year-on-year +19.87% +4.01% -3.75%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +28 165 £413 -2.94% 37
UK excluding London +11 112 £400 -1.23% 35
London +78 62 £450 -5.26% 6
South East +57 38 £406 -14.47% 4
North of England +36 23 £450 +10.77% 11
South West -5 19 £400 - 11
Midlands +60 14 £350 -24.73% 2
Yorkshire +46 13 £463 +9.14% 6
West Midlands +51 11 £380 -7.88% 2
Scotland +9 10 £450 +25.00%
North West +15 8 £388 +33.62% 5
East of England +27 5 £290 -22.67% 3
East Midlands +39 3 £348 -33.81%
Wales +31 2 £450 -4.51% 4
North East +18 2 £331 -5.36%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 172 (95.03%) PRINCE2
2 96 (53.04%) Project Management
3 53 (29.28%) Finance
4 52 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (22.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (20.99%) PMI Certification
7 36 (19.89%) Project Delivery
8 32 (17.68%) ITIL
9 30 (16.57%) PMP
9 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
10 26 (14.36%) Microsoft Project
11 24 (13.26%) Public Sector
12 22 (12.15%) PMO
13 21 (11.60%) PRINCE
14 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
15 17 (9.39%) Migration
16 16 (8.84%) Change Management
17 15 (8.29%) Degree
18 14 (7.73%) Risk Management
18 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
19 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
19 13 (7.18%) Windows
19 13 (7.18%) Retail
19 13 (7.18%) Waterfall
19 13 (7.18%) Office 365
20 12 (6.63%) Change Control
20 12 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
21 11 (6.08%) Legal
21 11 (6.08%) Supplier Management
21 11 (6.08%) Windows 10

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 4 (2.21%) Confluence
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (14.36%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.66%) Aligne
2 3 (1.66%) Endur
2 3 (1.66%) Primavera
3 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.18%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Azure
2 6 (3.31%) Trello
3 4 (2.21%) Basecamp
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.10%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.10%) Slack
5 1 (0.55%) AWS
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.55%) Boomi
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) Firewall
1 5 (2.76%) WAN
1 5 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.21%) LAN
3 3 (1.66%) BGP
4 2 (1.10%) DWDM
4 2 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.10%) MPLS
4 2 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.10%) SDH
4 2 (1.10%) Skype
4 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.10%) VoIP
4 2 (1.10%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) OSPF
5 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.55%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.10%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.10%) GIS
2 2 (1.10%) Power BI
2 2 (1.10%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) JIRA
2 4 (2.21%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.21%) MSI
2 4 (2.21%) WinDbg
General
1 53 (29.28%) Finance
2 24 (13.26%) Public Sector
3 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.18%) Retail
5 11 (6.08%) Legal
6 6 (3.31%) Advertising
7 5 (2.76%) Banking
7 5 (2.76%) Billing
8 4 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.66%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.66%) Marketing
10 2 (1.10%) German Language
10 2 (1.10%) Law
11 1 (0.55%) French Language
11 1 (0.55%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Military
11 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (67.40%) Project Manager
2 33 (18.23%) IT Manager
3 30 (16.57%) IT Project Manager
4 11 (6.08%) Senior Manager
4 11 (6.08%) Senior Project Manager
5 10 (5.52%) Coordinator
5 10 (5.52%) Project Coordinator
6 8 (4.42%) Consultant
7 7 (3.87%) Analyst
7 7 (3.87%) Programme Manager
8 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Business Change Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Business Change Project Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Business Manager
9 5 (2.76%) Transition Manager
10 4 (2.21%) Applications Manager
10 4 (2.21%) Applications Project Manager
10 4 (2.21%) Business Project Manager
10 4 (2.21%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.21%) HTML
2 1 (0.55%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.55%) EDI
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) OAuth
2 1 (0.55%) OpenID
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.55%) RESTful
2 1 (0.55%) SAML
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.97%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.97%) NHS
2 9 (4.97%) PMI
3 7 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) CCTV
7 1 (0.55%) e-Health
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.18%) Windows
2 11 (6.08%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.31%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.21%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.66%) Android
5 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.66%) Linux
6 2 (1.10%) CentOS
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Unix
7 1 (0.55%) VMS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (95.03%) PRINCE2
2 96 (53.04%) Project Management
3 52 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (22.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (19.89%) Project Delivery
6 32 (17.68%) ITIL
7 21 (11.60%) PRINCE
8 17 (9.39%) Migration
9 16 (8.84%) Change Management
10 14 (7.73%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.18%) Waterfall
12 12 (6.63%) Change Control
13 11 (6.08%) Supplier Management
14 9 (4.97%) Process Improvement
14 9 (4.97%) Project Planning
14 9 (4.97%) Time Management
15 8 (4.42%) CRM
15 8 (4.42%) Logistics
15 8 (4.42%) Scrum
15 8 (4.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.21%) C
1 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.21%) VBScript
2 2 (1.10%) SQL
3 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (20.99%) PMI Certification
2 30 (16.57%) PMP
3 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
4 15 (8.29%) Degree
5 8 (4.42%) APMP
5 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.66%) ISEB
9 3 (1.66%) MCSE
9 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CCNA
10 2 (1.10%) CCNP
10 2 (1.10%) CEH
10 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.10%) MCSA
11 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.15%) PMO
2 10 (5.52%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) Good Clinical Practice
3 2 (1.10%) GxP
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.21%) DFS Replication
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.21%) Xen
3 4 (2.21%) XenApp
3 4 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) SCCM
2 6 (3.31%) SCOM
3 4 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (2.21%) Perfmon
3 4 (2.21%) WSUS
3 4 (2.21%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.31%) Cisco
2 6 (3.31%) SAP
3 5 (2.76%) HP
3 5 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.76%) VMware
4 4 (2.21%) Citrix
4 4 (2.21%) Ivanti
4 4 (2.21%) Lumension
4 4 (2.21%) McAfee
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle
5 3 (1.66%) Avaya
5 3 (1.66%) Demandware
6 2 (1.10%) Anaplan
6 2 (1.10%) F5
6 2 (1.10%) HubSpot
6 2 (1.10%) iManage
6 2 (1.10%) Infoblox
6 2 (1.10%) Remedy
6 2 (1.10%) Riverbed