Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PRINCE2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 18 June 2018 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.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 58 41
Rank change year-on-year -23 -17 -6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,862 3,236 4,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 3.56% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 4.20% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,860 2,241 3,174
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £270
90th Percentile £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 67 52
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +16.67% -12.73%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.80 £13.33
90th Percentile £58.50 £55.50 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -18.18%

PRINCE2 is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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 -23 2,645 £450 +5.88% 371
UK excluding London -13 1,782 £425 +6.25% 255
London -40 1,042 £488 +2.63% 138
South East -13 606 £450 +2.86% 81
North of England +6 345 £418 +8.09% 59
Midlands -23 262 £425 +3.03% 39
South West -10 231 £400 - 20
North West -14 176 £425 +13.33% 26
West Midlands -30 163 £450 +8.43% 26
East of England +3 162 £443 +18.00% 34
Scotland -18 138 £385 +9.22% 16
Yorkshire +17 135 £388 -8.82% 30
East Midlands -13 90 £413 +10.00% 12
North East +2 41 £525 +40.00% 3
Wales -39 41 £349 +3.33% 4
Northern Ireland +5 4 £295 -29.55% 1
Channel Islands +2 2 £418 -16.50%

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 1,696 (59.26%) Project Management
2 1,062 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 929 (32.46%) Finance
4 803 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 603 (21.07%) ITIL
6 486 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 445 (15.55%) PMP
8 421 (14.71%) PMI Certification
9 415 (14.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 392 (13.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 374 (13.07%) Microsoft Project
12 343 (11.98%) PMO
13 325 (11.36%) Change Management
14 315 (11.01%) Security Cleared
15 294 (10.27%) Waterfall
16 253 (8.84%) Migration
16 253 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
17 249 (8.70%) Degree
18 247 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
19 243 (8.49%) Risk Management
20 242 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
21 238 (8.32%) Scrum
22 236 (8.25%) Business Analysis
23 235 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
24 226 (7.90%) SC Cleared
25 224 (7.83%) Programme Management
26 219 (7.65%) Windows
27 212 (7.41%) Project Planning
28 198 (6.92%) Service Management
29 173 (6.04%) MS Visio

PRINCE2
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
1 122 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.26%) Skype for Business
3 30 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.01%) CMS
5 27 (0.94%) Confluence
6 23 (0.80%) IIS
7 17 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.56%) Documentum
9 14 (0.49%) SAS
10 11 (0.38%) MS Project Server
11 8 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.21%) Apache
13 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.21%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.21%) WordPress
14 5 (0.17%) JBoss
15 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.10%) Liferay
Applications
1 374 (13.07%) Microsoft Project
2 253 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 235 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
4 173 (6.04%) MS Visio
5 156 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.42%) Primavera
5 10 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.21%) Servitor
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.14%) CA PPM
10 4 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 158 (5.52%) Office 365
2 93 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (2.90%) SaaS
4 51 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (1.57%) PaaS
6 42 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (1.12%) IaaS
8 14 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.38%) Yammer
10 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.21%) G Suite
11 6 (0.21%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.21%) Trello
12 5 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.14%) FinancialForce
14 3 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.070%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.070%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.070%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.83%) WAN
2 73 (2.55%) LAN
3 50 (1.75%) SMS
4 45 (1.57%) Firewall
5 40 (1.40%) Skype
6 37 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (1.22%) DNS
8 33 (1.15%) MPLS
8 33 (1.15%) Unified Communications
9 28 (0.98%) VoIP
9 28 (0.98%) VPN
10 25 (0.87%) IP Telephony
11 22 (0.77%) DHCP
12 21 (0.73%) Internet
13 20 (0.70%) SAN
14 18 (0.63%) VLAN
15 14 (0.49%) Intranet
16 13 (0.45%) 3G
16 13 (0.45%) 4G
17 12 (0.42%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (0.59%) Big Data
5 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (0.52%) Power BI
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
9 8 (0.28%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.24%) DB2
10 7 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.21%) GIS
11 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.17%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.14%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.14%) QlikView
13 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (2.27%) JIRA
2 8 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.24%) Selenium
4 6 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 6 (0.21%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.14%) JMeter
5 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.10%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.10%) JUnit
6 3 (0.10%) Maven
6 3 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.10%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.070%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.070%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.070%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.035%) VersionOne
General
1 929 (32.46%) Finance
2 172 (6.01%) Retail
3 151 (5.28%) Banking
4 119 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 88 (3.07%) Legal
6 85 (2.97%) Marketing
7 54 (1.89%) Law
8 53 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 44 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.12%) Military
12 25 (0.87%) Automotive
12 25 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.84%) Local Government
14 21 (0.73%) Billing
15 19 (0.66%) Front Office
16 18 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.52%) German Language
18 12 (0.42%) Back Office
18 12 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,565 (54.68%) Project Manager
2 337 (11.77%) Analyst
3 278 (9.71%) IT Manager
4 226 (7.90%) IT Project Manager
5 218 (7.62%) Business Analyst
6 183 (6.39%) Senior Manager
7 166 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 162 (5.66%) Senior Project Manager
9 150 (5.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 112 (3.91%) Programme Manager
11 89 (3.11%) Digital Project Manager
12 87 (3.04%) Technical Manager
13 76 (2.66%) Architect
14 75 (2.62%) Technical Project Manager
15 71 (2.48%) Security Manager
16 66 (2.31%) Coordinator
17 62 (2.17%) Project Officer
18 59 (2.06%) Security Project Manager
19 57 (1.99%) Change Manager
19 57 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (0.98%) Middleware
2 27 (0.94%) Web Services
3 22 (0.77%) .NET
4 18 (0.63%) HTML
5 16 (0.56%) XML
6 13 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (0.38%) CSS
8 7 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.24%) EDI
8 7 (0.24%) J2EE
9 5 (0.17%) LDAP
9 5 (0.17%) XML Schema
10 4 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (0.14%) DAO
10 4 (0.14%) jQuery
10 4 (0.14%) XSD
11 3 (0.10%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.10%) REST
11 3 (0.10%) Spring
12 2 (0.070%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 247 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (5.87%) Management Information System
3 167 (5.84%) PMI
4 138 (4.82%) Data Centre
5 60 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (1.92%) NHS
7 50 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 47 (1.64%) User Experience
9 38 (1.33%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 24 (0.84%) Computer Science
12 21 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (0.56%) Life Science
16 15 (0.52%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.52%) Thin Client
17 14 (0.49%) Smart Meter
18 13 (0.45%) Mainframe
19 12 (0.42%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 219 (7.65%) Windows
2 104 (3.63%) Windows 10
3 48 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 40 (1.40%) Linux
5 31 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 23 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.66%) Unix
8 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.45%) Android
10 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.31%) Solaris
11 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.14%) AIX
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.070%) CentOS
16 2 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,696 (59.26%) Project Management
2 1,062 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 803 (28.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 603 (21.07%) ITIL
5 325 (11.36%) Change Management
6 294 (10.27%) Waterfall
7 253 (8.84%) Migration
8 243 (8.49%) Risk Management
9 242 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
10 238 (8.32%) Scrum
11 236 (8.25%) Business Analysis
12 224 (7.83%) Programme Management
13 212 (7.41%) Project Planning
14 198 (6.92%) Service Management
15 146 (5.10%) Change Control
16 145 (5.07%) Resource Management
17 142 (4.96%) Matrix Organization
18 140 (4.89%) PRINCE
19 138 (4.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 137 (4.79%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 78 (2.73%) SQL
2 39 (1.36%) C
3 17 (0.59%) Java
4 13 (0.45%) JavaScript
4 13 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 11 (0.38%) T-SQL
6 10 (0.35%) C#
7 6 (0.21%) VB
8 4 (0.14%) PHP
8 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.10%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.10%) C++
9 3 (0.10%) VBScript
10 2 (0.070%) COBOL
10 2 (0.070%) Python
10 2 (0.070%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.070%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.070%) XPath
11 1 (0.035%) ABAP
11 1 (0.035%) VBA
Qualifications
1 445 (15.55%) PMP
2 421 (14.71%) PMI Certification
3 415 (14.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 392 (13.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 315 (11.01%) Security Cleared
6 249 (8.70%) Degree
7 226 (7.90%) SC Cleared
8 138 (4.82%) APMP
9 94 (3.28%) ISEB
10 82 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
11 75 (2.62%) CISSP
12 74 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 54 (1.89%) CCNP
13 54 (1.89%) CISM
14 42 (1.47%) CCNA
15 41 (1.43%) DV Cleared
16 30 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
17 28 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 26 (0.91%) CISA
19 22 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (11.98%) PMO
2 149 (5.21%) GDPR
3 126 (4.40%) QA
4 44 (1.54%) SLA
5 36 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.73%) P3O
7 18 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (0.52%) PMBOK
9 14 (0.49%) COBIT
10 12 (0.42%) GxP
11 11 (0.38%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
12 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (0.21%) ISO 31000
13 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 96 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.59%) XenApp
5 15 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.31%) vSphere
7 8 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.10%) Snort
12 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.070%) ACF2
13 2 (0.070%) Firmware
13 2 (0.070%) RACF
13 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (1.08%) SCCM
2 20 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.28%) SCOM
6 7 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.21%) Nessus
7 6 (0.21%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.17%) WSUS
9 4 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.14%) MOM
9 4 (0.14%) QRadar
9 4 (0.14%) SmoothWall
9 4 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 486 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.58%) Cisco
3 119 (4.16%) Oracle
4 114 (3.98%) SAP
5 96 (3.35%) Citrix
6 80 (2.80%) VMware
7 39 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.08%) ServiceNow
9 28 (0.98%) HP
9 28 (0.98%) IBM
10 23 (0.80%) Workday
11 19 (0.66%) Capita
11 19 (0.66%) McAfee
12 15 (0.52%) Informatica
12 15 (0.52%) Pega
13 13 (0.45%) EMC
13 13 (0.45%) Remedy
13 13 (0.45%) Xerox
14 12 (0.42%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.42%) Juniper