Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PRINCE2 Practitioner qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 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 Practitioner
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 522 544 544
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 -64
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner 116 188 360
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.32% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 132 218
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £300
90th Percentile £650 £550 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £422 £425
% change year-on-year +5.34% -0.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 20
Median hourly rate £26.65 £43.00 £33.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.02% +28.74% +21.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - £33.40

PRINCE2 Practitioner 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 10,577 14,282 19,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.00% 21.47% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,870 9,276 11,839
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +3.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 559 845
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36% +11.97%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £33.75 £26.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.17% -2.73% +8.50%

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PRINCE2 Practitioner as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
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 Practitioner within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2021. 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 +55 94 £475 +11.76% 7
UK excluding London +42 59 £444 +5.34% 8
London +81 45 £500 - 2
Work from Home -213 22 £500 +37.93% 1
North of England +71 17 £475 +26.67% 1
North West +43 15 £492 +72.46%
South East +44 10 £400 -8.57% 2
Scotland +15 9 £381 -7.58%
South West +53 7 £424 -2.04% 1
East of England +51 6 £357 -24.77%
Midlands +34 5 £400 -11.11% 1
Wales +11 4 £475 +5.56%
West Midlands +29 3 £359 -20.22%
Yorkshire +38 2 £381 -9.50%
East Midlands +24 2 £400 +11.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner 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 Practitioner.

1 116 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 77 (66.38%) Project Management
3 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (32.76%) Public Sector
5 37 (31.90%) Microsoft
6 34 (29.31%) Project Delivery
7 30 (25.86%) Finance
8 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 27 (23.28%) ITIL
10 23 (19.83%) Change Management
10 23 (19.83%) Degree
11 22 (18.97%) SC Cleared
12 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Project
13 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (13.79%) PMI Certification
15 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (12.07%) Business Case
17 13 (11.21%) Agile Project Management
18 12 (10.34%) Risk Management
18 12 (10.34%) PMO
19 11 (9.48%) PMP
20 10 (8.62%) Migration
20 10 (8.62%) Scrum
21 9 (7.76%) Programme Management
21 9 (7.76%) NHS
21 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
21 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
21 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
22 8 (6.90%) Change Control
22 8 (6.90%) Coaching

PRINCE2 Practitioner
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 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.03%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Drupal
4 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (18.10%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (3.45%) Google Docs
3 2 (1.72%) Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.86%) AWS
4 1 (0.86%) GitHub
4 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Internet
1 3 (2.59%) VoIP
1 3 (2.59%) WAN
2 2 (1.72%) 2G
2 2 (1.72%) 3G
2 2 (1.72%) 4G
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
2 2 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.72%) LAN
2 2 (1.72%) SAN
2 2 (1.72%) Skype
3 1 (0.86%) DWDM
3 1 (0.86%) MPLS
3 1 (0.86%) PBX
3 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) Cypress.io
General
1 38 (32.76%) Public Sector
2 30 (25.86%) Finance
3 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.03%) Local Government
5 4 (3.45%) Law
5 4 (3.45%) Legal
6 3 (2.59%) Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.72%) Police
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (57.76%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.07%) IT Manager
3 12 (10.34%) Programme Manager
4 10 (8.62%) IT Project Manager
5 9 (7.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Development Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Development Project Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Software Project Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Software Development Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Software Development Project Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Systems Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Technical Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Office 365 Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) AngularJS
1 3 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.86%) .NET
2 1 (0.86%) GraphQL
2 1 (0.86%) Node.js
2 1 (0.86%) React
2 1 (0.86%) REST
2 1 (0.86%) SOAP
2 1 (0.86%) XML
2 1 (0.86%) XSL
2 1 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) NHS
2 8 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.17%) PMI
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.72%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.86%) CCTV
6 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.86%) Windows
1 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 77 (66.38%) Project Management
3 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (29.31%) Project Delivery
5 27 (23.28%) ITIL
6 23 (19.83%) Change Management
7 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (12.07%) Business Case
9 13 (11.21%) Agile Project Management
10 12 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 10 (8.62%) Migration
11 10 (8.62%) Scrum
12 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.76%) Programme Management
13 8 (6.90%) Change Control
13 8 (6.90%) Coaching
13 8 (6.90%) Service Delivery
14 7 (6.03%) Analytics
14 7 (6.03%) Information Security
14 7 (6.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) Java
2 1 (0.86%) C
2 1 (0.86%) Rust
2 1 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.83%) Degree
3 22 (18.97%) SC Cleared
4 16 (13.79%) PMI Certification
5 11 (9.48%) PMP
6 8 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (6.03%) ISEB
8 5 (4.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.72%) APMP
10 2 (1.72%) CISSP
10 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.72%) MCP
11 1 (0.86%) CCNA
11 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.86%) ECDL
11 1 (0.86%) MCSE
11 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.86%) PhD
11 1 (0.86%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) PMO
2 5 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.31%) P3O
3 4 (3.45%) COBIT
4 2 (1.72%) GDPR
5 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Istio
1 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (31.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) Google
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle
2 4 (3.45%) SAP
3 3 (2.59%) Northgate
3 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.72%) Citrix
4 2 (1.72%) Guidewire
4 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.86%) Genesys
5 1 (0.86%) VMware