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 3 months to 26 June 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 Practitioner
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 450 397
Rank change year-on-year +49 -53  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner 211 202 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.74% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 145 185
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £416 £410
% change year-on-year -0.30% +1.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -54.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% -54.54%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PRINCE2 Practitioner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 Practitioner in the UK

PRINCE2 Practitioner
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 Practitioner within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +43 203 £428 -5.00% 37
London -22 73 £500 -4.76% 13
North West +41 33 £375 -11.76% 6
Manchester +35 30 £375 -14.28% 6
East of England +10 26 £409 +5.48% 4
South East +18 25 £438 +2.94% 4
City of London +7 22 £575 +35.29% 6
West Midlands +26 15 £425 -1.22% 3
South West +2 15 £405 +8.00% 2
Bristol +1 11 £370 +2.06% 2
Coventry +24 10 £419 -7.04% 1
Essex - 10 £416 -
Hampshire +5 8 £388 -22.45% 2
Hertfordshire +2 8 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £416 -
Berkshire +22 7 £450 +38.46%
Midlands +17 7 £500 +2.56% 3
Scotland +36 6 £375 -6.25%
Watford +1 6 - -
Milton Keynes -15 6 £411 +2.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £411 +2.75% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £400 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £338 -15.62%
Bedfordshire - 4 £475 - 1
Yorkshire +26 3 £563 +48.02% 5
Edinburgh +15 3 £325 -18.75%
Glasgow - 3 £425 -
Brentford - 3 £425 -
Leeds +24 2 £563 +12.50% 3
Birmingham +19 2 £608 +57.79% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Practitioner 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 Practitioner.

1 438 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 276 (63.01%) Project Management
3 189 (43.15%) Finance
4 106 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (18.49%) ITIL
7 75 (17.12%) Microsoft
8 74 (16.89%) PMI Certification
9 62 (14.16%) Change Management
10 60 (13.70%) PMP
11 59 (13.47%) Security Cleared
11 59 (13.47%) Change Control
12 56 (12.79%) Programme Management
13 53 (12.10%) Risk Management
14 48 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
15 44 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
16 43 (9.82%) Line Management
17 42 (9.59%) Degree
18 40 (9.13%) QA
19 35 (7.99%) SC Cleared
20 34 (7.76%) PMI
21 33 (7.53%) Migration
21 33 (7.53%) Dependency Management
22 31 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
22 31 (7.08%) PMO
23 28 (6.39%) People Management
24 27 (6.16%) Waterfall
24 27 (6.16%) Data Centre
25 26 (5.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 26 (5.94%) APMP

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 20 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.60%) Confluence
3 5 (1.14%) CMS
4 3 (0.68%) IBM Domino
4 3 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.46%) Documentum
6 1 (0.23%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 48 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (3.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.46%) Maximo
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.79%) Office 365
2 12 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.14%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.65%) LAN
2 15 (3.42%) WAN
2 15 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (2.28%) VoIP
4 4 (0.91%) Firewall
4 4 (0.91%) Network Security
4 4 (0.91%) RFID
4 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.68%) SAN
5 3 (0.68%) Skype
5 3 (0.68%) Wireless
6 2 (0.46%) 4G
6 2 (0.46%) Internet
6 2 (0.46%) Intranet
6 2 (0.46%) LTE
6 2 (0.46%) NAS
6 2 (0.46%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.37%) GIS
2 5 (1.14%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.68%) Power BI
3 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.46%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) EDMS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) QlikView
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (1.60%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 189 (43.15%) Finance
2 22 (5.02%) Legal
3 21 (4.79%) Law
4 19 (4.34%) Banking
5 15 (3.42%) Retail
6 14 (3.20%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.83%) Marketing
9 5 (1.14%) Front Office
10 4 (0.91%) Billing
10 4 (0.91%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Local Government
11 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.46%) Electronics
12 2 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.46%) Publishing
12 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 299 (68.26%) Project Manager
2 57 (13.01%) IT Manager
3 55 (12.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 55 (12.56%) IT Project Manager
4 53 (12.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 34 (7.76%) Senior Manager
6 32 (7.31%) Programme Manager
7 30 (6.85%) Senior Project Manager
8 27 (6.16%) Technical Manager
9 22 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 21 (4.79%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (4.34%) Technical Project Manager
12 16 (3.65%) Analyst
13 15 (3.42%) Transformation Manager
14 13 (2.97%) Business Analyst
14 13 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
15 12 (2.74%) Product Manager
16 11 (2.51%) Change Manager
17 10 (2.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.68%) .NET
1 3 (0.68%) HTML
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.46%) REST
2 2 (0.46%) Velocity
2 2 (0.46%) XML
3 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.23%) OAuth
3 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.76%) PMI
2 27 (6.16%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.28%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.83%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.14%) Life Science
9 4 (0.91%) CMDB
9 4 (0.91%) NHS
10 3 (0.68%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.46%) EPoS
11 2 (0.46%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.23%) Fintech
12 1 (0.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.48%) Windows
2 17 (3.88%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Android
5 1 (0.23%) MVS
5 1 (0.23%) Unix
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 276 (63.01%) Project Management
3 106 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (18.49%) ITIL
6 62 (14.16%) Change Management
7 59 (13.47%) Change Control
8 56 (12.79%) Programme Management
9 53 (12.10%) Risk Management
10 43 (9.82%) Line Management
11 33 (7.53%) Dependency Management
11 33 (7.53%) Migration
12 28 (6.39%) People Management
13 27 (6.16%) Waterfall
14 26 (5.94%) Mentoring
14 26 (5.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (5.48%) Matrix Management
16 23 (5.25%) Scrum
17 22 (5.02%) CRM
18 20 (4.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.20%) C
2 5 (1.14%) VBA
3 4 (0.91%) Java
4 3 (0.68%) SQL
5 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (16.89%) PMI Certification
2 60 (13.70%) PMP
3 59 (13.47%) Security Cleared
4 42 (9.59%) Degree
5 35 (7.99%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.94%) APMP
7 22 (5.02%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.57%) ISEB
9 7 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.37%) CISSP
11 5 (1.14%) CISM
11 5 (1.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.91%) MAPM
13 3 (0.68%) CCIE
13 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.68%) PgMP
14 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.13%) QA
2 31 (7.08%) PMO
3 6 (1.37%) MiFID
4 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.68%) GDPR
6 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.68%) SLA
6 3 (0.68%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.46%) EMIR
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) GxP
8 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.71%) Oracle
3 17 (3.88%) SAP
4 14 (3.20%) Citrix
5 10 (2.28%) Cisco
6 7 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.37%) Google
8 5 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.91%) Ariba
9 4 (0.91%) Concur
9 4 (0.91%) iManage
9 4 (0.91%) Wyse
10 3 (0.68%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.68%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) VMware
11 2 (0.46%) ESRI
11 2 (0.46%) hybris
11 2 (0.46%) Syclo
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