Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 59 38
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 0
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 3,128 3,450 4,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.11% 3.60% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 4.29% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,170 2,425 3,361
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £280 £265 £263
90th Percentile £589 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 59
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £16.87 £18.13 £15.45
90th Percentile £48.64 £56.25 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -15 2,832 £450 +5.88% 485
UK excluding London -9 1,887 £413 +3.13% 346
London -7 1,195 £475 - 159
South East -7 664 £450 +5.88% 83
North of England -13 335 £425 +6.25% 93
Midlands -7 291 £411 +2.81% 74
Scotland +23 184 £361 +3.21% 16
South West -26 177 £400 - 41
North West -14 166 £461 +15.31% 51
East of England -18 166 £415 - 34
West Midlands -18 165 £413 +3.13% 46
Yorkshire +28 123 £400 -4.76% 34
East Midlands +7 112 £375 -6.25% 27
Wales 0 69 £350 +16.67% 5
North East -16 52 £500 +25.00% 8
Channel Islands +7 6 £500 -
Northern Ireland -24 1 £260 -32.90%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,794 (57.35%) Project Management
2 1,063 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 1,045 (33.41%) Finance
4 822 (26.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 611 (19.53%) ITIL
6 550 (17.58%) Microsoft
7 486 (15.54%) PMP
8 470 (15.03%) PMI Certification
9 452 (14.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 444 (14.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 430 (13.75%) Microsoft Project
12 414 (13.24%) Security Cleared
13 403 (12.88%) PMO
14 386 (12.34%) Change Management
15 326 (10.42%) Programme Management
16 298 (9.53%) Migration
17 291 (9.30%) SC Cleared
18 280 (8.95%) Degree
19 274 (8.76%) Risk Management
20 271 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
21 264 (8.44%) Windows
22 259 (8.28%) Waterfall
23 258 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
23 258 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
24 223 (7.13%) PMI
25 214 (6.84%) Business Analysis
26 210 (6.71%) Project Planning
27 182 (5.82%) Scrum
28 178 (5.69%) Telecoms
29 175 (5.59%) 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
1 133 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 30 (0.96%) CMS
5 26 (0.83%) Confluence
6 19 (0.61%) IIS
7 16 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 13 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.16%) Apache
12 5 (0.16%) Documentum
12 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.16%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.13%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.13%) SAS
13 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 430 (13.75%) Microsoft Project
2 258 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 258 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
3 163 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 158 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) Maya
7 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.064%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.032%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.61%) Primavera
4 16 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
5 13 (0.42%) CA PPM
6 12 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.35%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.35%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.32%) SAP BPC
9 9 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.26%) Maximo
10 8 (0.26%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.22%) Elite 3E
12 6 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 175 (5.59%) Office 365
2 95 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (2.81%) SaaS
4 62 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (1.34%) IaaS
6 39 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (0.99%) PaaS
8 24 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
9 20 (0.64%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.16%) Taleo
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.096%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.096%) Yammer
13 2 (0.064%) Akamai
13 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.064%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.94%) WAN
2 90 (2.88%) LAN
3 57 (1.82%) Firewall
4 38 (1.21%) SMS
5 35 (1.12%) SAN
5 35 (1.12%) VoIP
6 34 (1.09%) Skype
7 31 (0.99%) IP Telephony
8 30 (0.96%) Unified Communications
9 27 (0.86%) MPLS
10 25 (0.80%) Internet
11 20 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.61%) VLAN
13 18 (0.58%) DNS
14 17 (0.54%) VPN
15 15 (0.48%) DHCP
15 15 (0.48%) TCP/IP
16 12 (0.38%) Wireless
17 11 (0.35%) LTE
17 11 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 28 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (0.80%) Big Data
4 20 (0.64%) Power BI
5 14 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.32%) MS Access
9 9 (0.29%) Clusterpoint
9 9 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
10 8 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.26%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
11 7 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.19%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (2.14%) JIRA
2 8 (0.26%) SoapUI
3 5 (0.16%) PeopleTools
3 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.096%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.096%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.096%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.064%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.064%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.064%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.032%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.032%) MSI
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.032%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.032%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.032%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.032%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,045 (33.41%) Finance
2 178 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 173 (5.53%) Banking
4 170 (5.43%) Retail
5 108 (3.45%) Legal
6 74 (2.37%) Marketing
7 69 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 63 (2.01%) Law
9 49 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 37 (1.18%) Local Government
11 31 (0.99%) Advertising
11 31 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (0.90%) Back Office
13 26 (0.83%) Automotive
14 25 (0.80%) Billing
15 20 (0.64%) Front Office
16 15 (0.48%) German Language
17 14 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.42%) Electronics
18 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,684 (53.84%) Project Manager
2 382 (12.21%) Analyst
3 283 (9.05%) IT Manager
4 229 (7.32%) IT Project Manager
5 228 (7.29%) Business Analyst
6 196 (6.27%) Senior Manager
7 176 (5.63%) Senior Project Manager
8 161 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
9 157 (5.02%) Programme Manager
10 147 (4.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 92 (2.94%) Architect
12 91 (2.91%) Digital Project Manager
13 85 (2.72%) Technical Manager
14 84 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
15 78 (2.49%) Security Manager
16 72 (2.30%) Technical Project Manager
17 71 (2.27%) PMO Analyst
18 70 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
19 69 (2.21%) Coordinator
20 65 (2.08%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.41%) Web Services
2 16 (0.51%) HTML
2 16 (0.51%) Middleware
2 16 (0.51%) XML
3 12 (0.38%) .NET
3 12 (0.38%) CSS
4 10 (0.32%) SOAP
5 9 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.16%) XSLT
7 4 (0.13%) Mason
7 4 (0.13%) XML Schema
7 4 (0.13%) XSD
8 3 (0.096%) Ajax
8 3 (0.096%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.096%) EDI
8 3 (0.096%) HTML5
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.064%) DAO
9 2 (0.064%) FpML
9 2 (0.064%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 271 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 223 (7.13%) PMI
3 172 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 145 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 65 (2.08%) NHS
6 62 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 41 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
8 31 (0.99%) User Experience
9 30 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (0.93%) Mobile App
11 28 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 22 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.64%) Clustering
13 20 (0.64%) Smart Meter
14 19 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
15 18 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 18 (0.58%) FMCG
16 16 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (0.45%) Fat Client
17 14 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 264 (8.44%) Windows
2 117 (3.74%) Windows 10
3 64 (2.05%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 35 (1.12%) Linux
6 25 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.51%) Unix
9 11 (0.35%) Android
9 11 (0.35%) Windows XP
10 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.19%) Solaris
14 4 (0.13%) AIX
14 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.096%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.096%) pSOS
15 3 (0.096%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,794 (57.35%) Project Management
2 1,063 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (26.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 611 (19.53%) ITIL
5 386 (12.34%) Change Management
6 326 (10.42%) Programme Management
7 298 (9.53%) Migration
8 274 (8.76%) Risk Management
9 259 (8.28%) Waterfall
10 214 (6.84%) Business Analysis
11 210 (6.71%) Project Planning
12 182 (5.82%) Scrum
13 175 (5.59%) Change Control
14 168 (5.37%) PRINCE
15 161 (5.15%) Project Governance
16 159 (5.08%) Supplier Management
17 158 (5.05%) SDLC
18 149 (4.76%) Service Management
19 146 (4.67%) Resource Management
19 146 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 94 (3.01%) SQL
2 54 (1.73%) C
3 18 (0.58%) Java
4 13 (0.42%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.29%) ABAP
5 9 (0.29%) C#
5 9 (0.29%) C++
5 9 (0.29%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.26%) PHP
7 7 (0.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.16%) Python
8 5 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.13%) VBA
10 3 (0.096%) Perl
10 3 (0.096%) RPG
10 3 (0.096%) VB
11 1 (0.032%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.032%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.032%) VBScript
11 1 (0.032%) XPath
Qualifications
1 486 (15.54%) PMP
2 470 (15.03%) PMI Certification
3 452 (14.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 444 (14.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 414 (13.24%) Security Cleared
6 291 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 280 (8.95%) Degree
8 127 (4.06%) APMP
9 109 (3.48%) ISEB
10 91 (2.91%) DV Cleared
11 85 (2.72%) CISSP
12 70 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 60 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
14 57 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 55 (1.76%) MCSE
16 45 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
17 42 (1.34%) CISM
18 35 (1.12%) CCNA
19 26 (0.83%) CCNP
20 24 (0.77%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (12.88%) PMO
2 144 (4.60%) GDPR
3 139 (4.44%) QA
4 52 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 34 (1.09%) P3O
7 33 (1.05%) SLA
8 27 (0.86%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.74%) MiFID
10 22 (0.70%) PMBOK
11 18 (0.58%) COBIT
11 18 (0.58%) Data Quality
12 13 (0.42%) GxP
13 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.16%) GMP
15 4 (0.13%) GAMP
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.51%) vSphere
6 15 (0.48%) XenApp
7 10 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.16%) Docker
10 4 (0.13%) Firmware
10 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.096%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.096%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.096%) Snort
11 3 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.064%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.064%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.032%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (1.79%) SCCM
2 19 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (0.48%) HP ALM
4 14 (0.45%) SCOM
5 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.19%) Ansible
9 6 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (0.19%) WSUS
10 4 (0.13%) Netcool
10 4 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.096%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.096%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.096%) MOM
11 3 (0.096%) Puppet
11 3 (0.096%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 3 (0.096%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 550 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 148 (4.73%) SAP
3 136 (4.35%) Oracle
4 104 (3.32%) Citrix
5 90 (2.88%) Cisco
6 81 (2.59%) VMware
7 57 (1.82%) HP
8 44 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (1.12%) Workday
10 29 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 22 (0.70%) Remedy
12 21 (0.67%) NetApp
12 21 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 19 (0.61%) Capita
14 16 (0.51%) BMC
14 16 (0.51%) iManage
15 15 (0.48%) Dell
16 14 (0.45%) IBM
17 13 (0.42%) EMC
18 12 (0.38%) PeopleSoft