Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 57 35
Rank change year-on-year -14 -22 +4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 3317 3868 5287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 3.67% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 4.38% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2375 2697 3649
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -
10th Percentile £285 £279 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 91 68
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% +8.37%
10th Percentile £13.81 £14.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £45.00 £59.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% +4.31%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -15 3034 £438 +2.94% 297
UK excluding London -9 2021 £410 +2.50% 219
London -16 1248 £465 -2.11% 101
South East -10 627 £450 +12.50% 64
North of England -10 346 £425 +6.18% 51
Midlands -3 334 £413 +3.13% 40
South West -2 283 £375 -6.25% 24
West Midlands -6 191 £413 +3.13% 27
East of England -19 186 £400 -5.88% 17
Scotland +1 169 £350 -2.78% 15
North West -18 159 £405 +1.25% 24
Yorkshire +17 144 £406 +1.38% 21
East Midlands +8 137 £394 -5.12% 13
Wales +41 77 £350 +7.69% 7
North East -8 48 £475 +0.74% 6
Channel Islands +6 4 £500 -
Isle of Man 0 1 £450 +34.33%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 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.

1 1814 (54.69%) Project Management
2 1112 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1074 (32.38%) Finance
4 824 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 709 (21.37%) ITIL
6 508 (15.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 495 (14.92%) PMP
8 480 (14.47%) Microsoft
9 479 (14.44%) PMI Certification
10 410 (12.36%) PMO
11 409 (12.33%) Change Management
12 395 (11.91%) Security Cleared
13 390 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 378 (11.40%) Microsoft Project
15 359 (10.82%) Migration
16 358 (10.79%) Programme Management
17 354 (10.67%) Degree
18 285 (8.59%) SC Cleared
19 276 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
20 265 (7.99%) Windows
21 260 (7.84%) Waterfall
22 253 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
23 252 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
24 249 (7.51%) Risk Management
25 247 (7.45%) PMI
26 218 (6.57%) Scrum
27 199 (6.00%) Banking
28 194 (5.85%) Project Planning
29 189 (5.70%) Telecoms
29 189 (5.70%) SDLC

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
1 149 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 26 (0.78%) Confluence
3 26 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 21 (0.63%) IIS
5 20 (0.60%) CMS
6 17 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.30%) MS Project Server
9 9 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.24%) Documentum
11 7 (0.21%) Apache
11 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.18%) JCAPS
13 5 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.15%) Tuxedo
13 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.12%) JBoss
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 378 (11.40%) Microsoft Project
2 253 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 252 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
4 156 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 126 (3.80%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Maya
8 2 (0.060%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.060%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
5 12 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 11 (0.33%) CA PPM
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.30%) Primavera
7 10 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.27%) iTrent
8 9 (0.27%) Maximo
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.15%) SAP HCM
11 5 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 179 (5.40%) Office 365
2 111 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (2.41%) SaaS
4 77 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (1.18%) IaaS
6 23 (0.69%) PaaS
7 22 (0.66%) iPaaS
8 21 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.21%) Taleo
12 5 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.090%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.090%) BPaaS
14 3 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.090%) Yammer
15 2 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 137 (4.13%) WAN
2 130 (3.92%) LAN
3 63 (1.90%) Firewall
4 57 (1.72%) SMS
5 49 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (1.21%) VoIP
7 37 (1.12%) Unified Communications
8 36 (1.09%) SAN
9 26 (0.78%) Skype
10 22 (0.66%) DNS
10 22 (0.66%) Internet
11 21 (0.63%) TCP/IP
12 19 (0.57%) IP Telephony
13 18 (0.54%) VPN
14 17 (0.51%) Broadband
14 17 (0.51%) DHCP
14 17 (0.51%) MPLS
15 16 (0.48%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.48%) VLAN
16 15 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (0.84%) Big Data
4 20 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (0.51%) Power BI
6 14 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.33%) MS Access
9 10 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.27%) Clusterpoint
10 9 (0.27%) GIS
11 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.18%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.18%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 72 (2.17%) JIRA
2 15 (0.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (0.15%) PeopleTools
3 5 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.12%) Maven
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.090%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.090%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.090%) MSI
6 2 (0.060%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.060%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.060%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.060%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.060%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.060%) Selenium
6 2 (0.060%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.030%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.030%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.030%) LoadUI
General
1 1074 (32.38%) Finance
2 199 (6.00%) Banking
3 189 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 165 (4.97%) Retail
5 104 (3.14%) Legal
6 82 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 75 (2.26%) Marketing
8 61 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 48 (1.45%) Back Office
10 41 (1.24%) Local Government
11 38 (1.15%) Law
12 35 (1.06%) Advertising
13 32 (0.96%) Electronics
14 31 (0.93%) Automotive
15 30 (0.90%) Front Office
16 28 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.63%) Billing
17 21 (0.63%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.54%) Publishing
19 16 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1754 (52.88%) Project Manager
2 392 (11.82%) Analyst
3 280 (8.44%) IT Manager
4 233 (7.02%) IT Project Manager
5 203 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 187 (5.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 182 (5.49%) Senior Manager
8 178 (5.37%) Programme Manager
9 176 (5.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 169 (5.09%) Senior Project Manager
11 126 (3.80%) Architect
12 100 (3.01%) Technical Manager
13 98 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 89 (2.68%) Technical Project Manager
15 81 (2.44%) Coordinator
16 78 (2.35%) PMO Analyst
17 76 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
18 73 (2.20%) Project Coordinator
19 65 (1.96%) Implementation Manager
20 62 (1.87%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.36%) Web Services
2 30 (0.90%) XML
3 23 (0.69%) .NET
4 20 (0.60%) Middleware
5 19 (0.57%) HTML
6 16 (0.48%) SOAP
7 15 (0.45%) XSLT
8 8 (0.24%) CSS
9 7 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.12%) Ajax
10 4 (0.12%) Java EE
10 4 (0.12%) Mason
10 4 (0.12%) REST
11 3 (0.090%) Drools
11 3 (0.090%) HTML5
11 3 (0.090%) jBPM
11 3 (0.090%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 3 (0.090%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (7.45%) PMI
3 188 (5.67%) Data Centre
4 186 (5.61%) Management Information System
5 84 (2.53%) NHS
6 66 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 34 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 32 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 32 (0.96%) User Experience
9 27 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 25 (0.75%) Clustering
10 25 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (0.69%) FMCG
12 22 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 22 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (0.60%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.45%) CMDB
15 15 (0.45%) Derivative
16 14 (0.42%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 265 (7.99%) Windows
2 90 (2.71%) Windows 10
3 62 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 43 (1.30%) Linux
5 39 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 31 (0.93%) Unix
7 27 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.66%) Solaris
8 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.36%) Android
11 9 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.24%) AIX
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.090%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.060%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1814 (54.69%) Project Management
2 1112 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 709 (21.37%) ITIL
5 409 (12.33%) Change Management
6 359 (10.82%) Migration
7 358 (10.79%) Programme Management
8 260 (7.84%) Waterfall
9 249 (7.51%) Risk Management
10 218 (6.57%) Scrum
11 194 (5.85%) Project Planning
12 189 (5.70%) SDLC
13 187 (5.64%) Business Analysis
14 181 (5.46%) Change Control
15 177 (5.34%) PRINCE
16 168 (5.06%) Service Management
17 150 (4.52%) Supplier Management
18 148 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
19 147 (4.43%) Service Delivery
20 145 (4.37%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 91 (2.74%) SQL
2 43 (1.30%) C
3 34 (1.03%) Java
4 23 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (0.48%) C++
6 14 (0.42%) VBA
7 12 (0.36%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.30%) Perl
8 10 (0.30%) PHP
9 7 (0.21%) C#
9 7 (0.21%) Python
10 6 (0.18%) ABAP
10 6 (0.18%) VBScript
11 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.12%) RPG
11 4 (0.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.12%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.060%) R
12 2 (0.060%) VB
13 1 (0.030%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 508 (15.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 495 (14.92%) PMP
3 479 (14.44%) PMI Certification
4 395 (11.91%) Security Cleared
5 390 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 354 (10.67%) Degree
7 285 (8.59%) SC Cleared
8 123 (3.71%) APMP
9 113 (3.41%) ISEB
10 97 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 83 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 74 (2.23%) CISSP
13 68 (2.05%) MCSE
14 63 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
15 57 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
16 50 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
17 34 (1.03%) CCNA
18 33 (0.99%) CISM
19 30 (0.90%) ISTQB
20 24 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (12.36%) PMO
2 146 (4.40%) QA
3 119 (3.59%) GDPR
4 48 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 42 (1.27%) SLA
6 34 (1.03%) MiFID
7 33 (0.99%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.90%) P3O
9 25 (0.75%) Data Quality
10 20 (0.60%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.54%) COBIT
12 16 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.42%) PMBOK
14 13 (0.39%) ISO 9001
15 12 (0.36%) GxP
16 9 (0.27%) EMIR
17 7 (0.21%) HL7
18 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 4 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 103 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.39%) vSphere
6 12 (0.36%) XenApp
7 10 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.12%) Docker
12 4 (0.12%) Squid
12 4 (0.12%) UAG
13 3 (0.090%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.090%) Firmware
14 2 (0.060%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.060%) XenServer
15 1 (0.030%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 59 (1.78%) SCCM
2 17 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.51%) SCOM
2 17 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.24%) Netcool
6 6 (0.18%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (0.12%) Ansible
7 4 (0.12%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 4 (0.12%) WSUS
8 3 (0.090%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.090%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.090%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.090%) Nagios
9 2 (0.060%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.060%) Puppet
Vendors
1 480 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 171 (5.16%) Oracle
3 162 (4.88%) SAP
4 105 (3.17%) Cisco
5 90 (2.71%) VMware
6 72 (2.17%) Citrix
7 55 (1.66%) HP
8 36 (1.09%) Workday
9 33 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 27 (0.81%) BMC
11 27 (0.81%) Remedy
12 24 (0.72%) CheckPoint
13 23 (0.69%) IBM
14 19 (0.57%) NetApp
15 18 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
15 18 (0.54%) Splunk
16 14 (0.42%) JD Edwards
17 12 (0.36%) Dell
17 12 (0.36%) Siebel