Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 70 58
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 -23
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,641 3,207 3,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 3.23% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.76% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,712 2,288 2,733
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £285 £275
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +3.62% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 51 89
UK median hourly rate £31.37 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +7.84% -7.27%
10th Percentile £15.20 £15.00 £13.96
90th Percentile £42.40 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -9.09%

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 89,046 85,202 89,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,741 56,485 59,254
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,040 2,437
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.07%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -28 2,431 £450 +3.45% 366
UK excluding London -21 1,701 £415 +3.62% 297
London -44 910 £498 +4.74% 95
South East -7 562 £450 - 79
North of England -22 298 £413 +1.85% 70
South West -11 272 £375 - 32
Midlands -45 220 £425 +3.03% 54
East of England -5 168 £438 +9.38% 36
West Midlands -34 150 £450 +9.09% 41
Scotland -16 140 £375 +7.14% 14
North West -16 135 £400 -0.62% 43
Yorkshire -21 128 £425 +6.25% 25
East Midlands -29 69 £370 -7.50% 13
North East +1 36 £394 -12.50% 2
Wales -52 34 £450 +28.57% 6
Northern Ireland - 10 £370 - 6
Channel Islands -6 1 £310 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,496 (56.65%) Project Management
2 1,042 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
3 854 (32.34%) Finance
4 674 (25.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 536 (20.30%) ITIL
6 473 (17.91%) Microsoft
7 393 (14.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 386 (14.62%) Security Cleared
9 333 (12.61%) PMP
10 330 (12.50%) PMI Certification
11 329 (12.46%) Microsoft Project
12 324 (12.27%) PMO
13 321 (12.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 280 (10.60%) Migration
15 262 (9.92%) SC Cleared
16 260 (9.84%) Waterfall
17 257 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
18 248 (9.39%) Scrum
18 248 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
19 244 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
19 244 (9.24%) Change Management
20 231 (8.75%) Programme Management
20 231 (8.75%) Degree
21 227 (8.60%) Windows
22 223 (8.44%) Risk Management
23 213 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
24 173 (6.55%) Data Centre
25 168 (6.36%) Project Planning
26 163 (6.17%) Office 365
27 154 (5.83%) Change Control

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
1 135 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.59%) Confluence
3 31 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 26 (0.98%) IIS
4 26 (0.98%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.53%) Apache
5 14 (0.53%) CMS
5 14 (0.53%) Documentum
5 14 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (0.49%) SAS
6 13 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.45%) MS Project Server
8 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.27%) Drupal
10 5 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.15%) JBoss
11 4 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.11%) Liferay
12 3 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 329 (12.46%) Microsoft Project
2 257 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
3 213 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 132 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 113 (4.28%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.038%) CATIA
8 1 (0.038%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 29 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.64%) Primavera
4 14 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 6 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.15%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.076%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.076%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 163 (6.17%) Office 365
2 134 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (1.78%) SaaS
5 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.61%) PaaS
6 16 (0.61%) Trello
7 14 (0.53%) IaaS
7 14 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 14 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.34%) Yammer
10 7 (0.27%) iPaaS
11 5 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.15%) FinancialForce
12 4 (0.15%) Taleo
13 3 (0.11%) BlueKai
13 3 (0.11%) G Suite
14 2 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.18%) WAN
2 60 (2.27%) LAN
3 57 (2.16%) Firewall
4 38 (1.44%) SAN
5 36 (1.36%) SMS
6 33 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (1.14%) Skype
8 29 (1.10%) VPN
9 23 (0.87%) Wireless
10 22 (0.83%) DNS
11 20 (0.76%) Intranet
12 19 (0.72%) VoIP
13 17 (0.64%) VLAN
14 16 (0.61%) IP Telephony
15 14 (0.53%) DHCP
16 13 (0.49%) Internet
16 13 (0.49%) MPLS
16 13 (0.49%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.42%) Network Security
18 10 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.68%) Big Data
3 18 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.38%) Power BI
7 9 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
8 7 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.23%) DB2
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.19%) MySQL
11 4 (0.15%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.15%) GIS
11 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.11%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.11%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 100 (3.79%) JIRA
2 15 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.38%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.11%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.11%) Selenium
6 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.076%) JMeter
7 2 (0.076%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.076%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.076%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.038%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.038%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.038%) JUnit
8 1 (0.038%) Maven
8 1 (0.038%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.038%) Subversion
General
1 854 (32.34%) Finance
2 127 (4.81%) Banking
3 122 (4.62%) Retail
4 106 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 96 (3.63%) Marketing
6 65 (2.46%) Legal
7 51 (1.93%) Military
8 50 (1.89%) Law
9 47 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.98%) Automotive
14 22 (0.83%) Billing
15 17 (0.64%) Back Office
16 16 (0.61%) Front Office
17 12 (0.45%) Advertising
17 12 (0.45%) Local Government
17 12 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,397 (52.90%) Project Manager
2 258 (9.77%) IT Manager
3 234 (8.86%) Analyst
4 211 (7.99%) IT Project Manager
5 156 (5.91%) Infrastructure Manager
6 143 (5.41%) Senior Manager
7 139 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 132 (5.00%) Technical Manager
9 129 (4.88%) Programme Manager
10 128 (4.85%) Business Analyst
11 119 (4.51%) Senior Project Manager
12 106 (4.01%) Technical Project Manager
13 83 (3.14%) Architect
14 79 (2.99%) Coordinator
15 73 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
16 63 (2.39%) Digital Project Manager
17 59 (2.23%) Project Coordinator
18 55 (2.08%) Consultant
19 54 (2.04%) Junior
20 53 (2.01%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.63%) Middleware
2 37 (1.40%) .NET
3 27 (1.02%) Web Services
4 24 (0.91%) HTML
5 18 (0.68%) XML
6 16 (0.61%) CSS
7 15 (0.57%) Velocity
8 14 (0.53%) J2EE
9 11 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.27%) jQuery
12 6 (0.23%) LDAP
12 6 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.19%) EDI
13 5 (0.19%) Spring
14 4 (0.15%) REST
15 3 (0.11%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.11%) cXML
15 3 (0.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 244 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 147 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 146 (5.53%) PMI
5 67 (2.54%) NHS
6 65 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 52 (1.97%) Virtual Team
9 44 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 26 (0.98%) User Experience
11 22 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 16 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (0.53%) Clustering
16 13 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
16 13 (0.49%) FMCG
17 12 (0.45%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
18 11 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 227 (8.60%) Windows
2 95 (3.60%) Windows 10
3 72 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.78%) Linux
5 45 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 34 (1.29%) Unix
7 27 (1.02%) Solaris
7 27 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.19%) AIX
11 3 (0.11%) Android
11 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.11%) VMS
11 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.076%) SUSE
13 1 (0.038%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.038%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,496 (56.65%) Project Management
2 1,042 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (25.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 536 (20.30%) ITIL
5 280 (10.60%) Migration
6 260 (9.84%) Waterfall
7 248 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
7 248 (9.39%) Scrum
8 244 (9.24%) Change Management
9 231 (8.75%) Programme Management
10 223 (8.44%) Risk Management
11 168 (6.36%) Project Planning
12 154 (5.83%) Change Control
13 152 (5.76%) Business Analysis
14 147 (5.57%) Project Governance
15 145 (5.49%) PRINCE
16 144 (5.45%) Service Management
17 125 (4.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 124 (4.70%) Service Delivery
19 118 (4.47%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (2.12%) SQL
2 52 (1.97%) C
3 29 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 21 (0.80%) C#
5 19 (0.72%) Java
6 17 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 16 (0.61%) VB
8 11 (0.42%) VBScript
9 5 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.15%) COBOL
10 4 (0.15%) PHP
10 4 (0.15%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.11%) C++
11 3 (0.11%) Python
12 2 (0.076%) ABAP
12 2 (0.076%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.076%) Perl
12 2 (0.076%) PL/1
12 2 (0.076%) REXX
12 2 (0.076%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 393 (14.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 386 (14.62%) Security Cleared
3 333 (12.61%) PMP
4 330 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 321 (12.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 262 (9.92%) SC Cleared
7 231 (8.75%) Degree
8 112 (4.24%) APMP
9 99 (3.75%) DV Cleared
10 71 (2.69%) ISEB
11 59 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
12 58 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
13 51 (1.93%) CISSP
13 51 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 37 (1.40%) CCNP
15 34 (1.29%) CISM
15 34 (1.29%) MCSE
16 33 (1.25%) CCNA
17 27 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (12.27%) PMO
2 110 (4.17%) QA
3 76 (2.88%) GDPR
4 48 (1.82%) SLA
5 30 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.98%) P3O
7 20 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.61%) PMBOK
8 16 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.49%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.42%) COBIT
11 11 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.42%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.38%) GxP
12 10 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (0.38%) ISO 31000
12 10 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 95 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.34%) XenApp
6 8 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.23%) vSphere
9 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.076%) ACF2
11 2 (0.076%) RACF
11 2 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.038%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.038%) KVM
12 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (2.20%) SCCM
2 21 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
3 18 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.38%) Nessus
4 10 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 8 (0.30%) HP ALM
5 8 (0.30%) SCOM
6 6 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.11%) vRealize
9 3 (0.11%) WSUS
10 2 (0.076%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.076%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.076%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.076%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 473 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.64%) Oracle
3 128 (4.85%) Cisco
4 111 (4.20%) SAP
5 102 (3.86%) VMware
6 65 (2.46%) Citrix
7 36 (1.36%) IBM
7 36 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 24 (0.91%) HP
10 19 (0.72%) Workday
11 18 (0.68%) CheckPoint
12 16 (0.61%) McAfee
13 15 (0.57%) Imperva
13 15 (0.57%) NetApp
13 15 (0.57%) Xerox
14 13 (0.49%) JD Edwards
14 13 (0.49%) Pega
15 12 (0.45%) Splunk
16 11 (0.42%) Qualys