Period
to 22 April 2021

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 April 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.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 119 115
Rank change year-on-year -37 -4 -36
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 893 1,129 2,170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.01% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.36% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 781 1,468
10th Percentile £250 £250 £269
25th Percentile £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £433 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 52
10th Percentile £15.43 £17.27 £16.25
25th Percentile £19.75 £18.64 £22.50
Median hourly rate £26.65 £24.75 £29.68
Median % change year-on-year +7.68% -16.60% +4.12%
75th Percentile £28.75 £28.75 £33.40
90th Percentile £36.40 £39.70 £45.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £29.90
% change year-on-year +10.64% -21.40% +4.91%

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 46,624 47,897 83,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.89% 85.25% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,968 31,784 56,142
10th Percentile £306 £283 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £446 £435
% change year-on-year -1.91% +2.53% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,420 1,518 1,998
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.37 £11.50
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.93 £14.29
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.57 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% -4.77% +7.86%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.84
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.11 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.92% -10.22% +12.00%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Top 18 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 April 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 -39 697 £450 +1.12% 156
UK excluding London -23 460 £410 -3.53% 136
London +10 299 £500 +2.56% 32
Work from Home -108 186 £450 +5.88% 24
South East -11 131 £425 +4.29% 40
Scotland -4 88 £363 -6.45% 5
North of England +7 82 £441 +10.18% 34
North West +15 65 £450 +14.65% 16
Midlands +11 65 £425 - 30
West Midlands +18 48 £425 - 19
South West -32 45 £458 +5.74% 11
East of England -10 32 £354 -21.41% 8
East Midlands +13 16 £400 -5.88% 11
Wales +5 15 £306 -31.94% 7
Yorkshire +4 15 £363 -19.44% 13
North East +17 2 £400 +6.67% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 - 1
Channel Islands +4 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 583 (65.29%) Project Management
2 352 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (28.67%) Project Delivery
4 239 (26.76%) Finance
5 218 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 199 (22.28%) ITIL
7 194 (21.72%) Public Sector
8 178 (19.93%) Microsoft
9 153 (17.13%) Microsoft Project
10 140 (15.68%) PMP
11 130 (14.56%) Degree
12 128 (14.33%) PMI Certification
13 119 (13.33%) Change Management
14 109 (12.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 107 (11.98%) Security Cleared
16 102 (11.42%) Migration
17 101 (11.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 91 (10.19%) Business Case
19 90 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
20 89 (9.97%) Programme Management
21 82 (9.18%) Telecoms
21 82 (9.18%) PMO
22 80 (8.96%) Waterfall
23 74 (8.29%) Scrum
24 71 (7.95%) SC Cleared
25 68 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
26 67 (7.50%) Risk Management
27 66 (7.39%) PMI
28 65 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
29 61 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel

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 37 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.68%) Confluence
3 9 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 153 (17.13%) Microsoft Project
2 90 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 33 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (3.47%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.57%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.34%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.34%) Workfront
4 2 (0.22%) iTrent
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.61%) Microsoft 365
2 56 (6.27%) Azure
3 17 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (1.79%) Power Platform
4 16 (1.79%) SaaS
5 12 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.23%) AWS
7 10 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (1.01%) Google Docs
8 9 (1.01%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.67%) Smartsheet
10 5 (0.56%) IaaS
11 4 (0.45%) GCP
12 3 (0.34%) Azure Service Fabric
12 3 (0.34%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.11%) Azure Stack
14 1 (0.11%) ServiceMax
14 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
2 32 (3.58%) 2G
3 31 (3.47%) 3G
3 31 (3.47%) 4G
4 30 (3.36%) LTE
4 30 (3.36%) VoLTE
5 25 (2.80%) WAN
6 18 (2.02%) Unified Communications
7 17 (1.90%) LAN
8 14 (1.57%) SAN
9 11 (1.23%) Internet
10 10 (1.12%) Firewall
10 10 (1.12%) FTP
11 9 (1.01%) NAS
12 8 (0.90%) Skype
13 7 (0.78%) 5G
13 7 (0.78%) MPLS
13 7 (0.78%) SD-WAN
14 6 (0.67%) Network Security
14 6 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (1.46%) Power BI
2 8 (0.90%) DB2
3 7 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
3 7 (0.78%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.45%) Big Data
4 4 (0.45%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.45%) Neo4j
5 3 (0.34%) GIS
5 3 (0.34%) MySQL
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.34%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.11%) HBase
7 1 (0.11%) QlikView
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (4.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.22%) Toad
3 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.11%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 239 (26.76%) Finance
2 194 (21.72%) Public Sector
3 82 (9.18%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.92%) Banking
5 31 (3.47%) Legal
6 25 (2.80%) Retail
7 24 (2.69%) Local Government
8 14 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.57%) Marketing
9 13 (1.46%) Law
9 13 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.67%) Billing
10 6 (0.67%) Police
11 5 (0.56%) Electronics
11 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.45%) Automotive
12 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.45%) Publishing
13 3 (0.34%) Military
13 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 496 (55.54%) Project Manager
2 66 (7.39%) IT Manager
3 60 (6.72%) IT Project Manager
4 57 (6.38%) Analyst
5 50 (5.60%) Programme Manager
6 45 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
7 42 (4.70%) Senior Manager
7 42 (4.70%) Technical Manager
8 39 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 36 (4.03%) Senior Project Manager
10 32 (3.58%) Business Analyst
10 32 (3.58%) Technical Project Manager
11 30 (3.36%) Voice Project Manager
12 28 (3.14%) Service Manager
13 27 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
14 25 (2.80%) Architect
15 24 (2.69%) Project Officer
15 24 (2.69%) Telecoms Manager
16 23 (2.58%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 21 (2.35%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.01%) Middleware
2 5 (0.56%) EDI
3 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
3 4 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.22%) .NET
4 2 (0.22%) HTML
4 2 (0.22%) JFC
4 2 (0.22%) RESTful
4 2 (0.22%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Velocity
5 1 (0.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.11%) Flash
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.39%) PMI
3 61 (6.83%) Management Information System
4 57 (6.38%) NHS
5 40 (4.48%) Organisational Skills
6 33 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.12%) Replication
9 10 (1.12%) User Experience
10 8 (0.90%) AS400
10 8 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
10 8 (0.90%) iSeries
10 8 (0.90%) LPAR
11 7 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.56%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.14%) Windows
2 15 (1.68%) Windows 10
3 14 (1.57%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.67%) Linux
5 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.45%) Unix
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (65.29%) Project Management
2 352 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (28.67%) Project Delivery
4 218 (24.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 199 (22.28%) ITIL
6 119 (13.33%) Change Management
7 102 (11.42%) Migration
8 91 (10.19%) Business Case
9 89 (9.97%) Programme Management
10 80 (8.96%) Waterfall
11 74 (8.29%) Scrum
12 67 (7.50%) Risk Management
13 65 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (6.16%) ITIL V3
15 49 (5.49%) Decision-Making
16 48 (5.38%) PRINCE
17 46 (5.15%) Project Planning
17 46 (5.15%) Service Delivery
18 45 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
19 43 (4.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.90%) C
2 13 (1.46%) SQL
3 8 (0.90%) Python
4 6 (0.67%) Java
5 3 (0.34%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.34%) VB
6 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.11%) C#
7 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.11%) Scala
7 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 140 (15.68%) PMP
2 130 (14.56%) Degree
3 128 (14.33%) PMI Certification
4 109 (12.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 107 (11.98%) Security Cleared
6 101 (11.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 71 (7.95%) SC Cleared
8 36 (4.03%) APMP
9 27 (3.02%) DV Cleared
10 24 (2.69%) ISEB
11 16 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.68%) CISSP
12 15 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.46%) CCNA
14 12 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
15 10 (1.12%) CISM
16 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
18 5 (0.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (9.18%) PMO
2 35 (3.92%) QA
3 24 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.35%) GDPR
5 14 (1.57%) COBIT
6 9 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (1.01%) P3O
7 6 (0.67%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.56%) NIST
8 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.56%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.34%) GRC
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.34%) RMADS
9 3 (0.34%) SLA
10 2 (0.22%) GxP
10 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.90%) PowerHA
4 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.22%) Firmware
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.11%) vCloud
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.67%) SCCM
2 3 (0.34%) CASB
2 3 (0.34%) Nessus
3 2 (0.22%) IBM Guardium
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.22%) OPNET
3 2 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.11%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) Netcool
4 1 (0.11%) OpenView
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.11%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.11%) WMI
4 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.36%) Remedy
3 28 (3.14%) Ericsson
3 28 (3.14%) Oracle
3 28 (3.14%) SAP
4 23 (2.58%) Cisco
5 20 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (2.02%) ServiceNow
7 15 (1.68%) Google
7 15 (1.68%) VMware
8 13 (1.46%) Citrix
8 13 (1.46%) IBM
9 12 (1.34%) JD Edwards
10 8 (0.90%) Kenexa
11 7 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.67%) Avaya
13 5 (0.56%) Ivanti
13 5 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.56%) Workday
14 4 (0.45%) Planview