Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 134 106
Rank change year-on-year +6 -28 -4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 1,725 642 1,930
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.98% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.28% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 474 1,330
10th Percentile £275 £239 £281
25th Percentile £387 £332 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £450 £449
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +0.33% +2.51%
75th Percentile £564 £550 £538
90th Percentile £650 £648 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +5.46% -5.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 47
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.75 £18.15
25th Percentile £24.08 £22.05 £23.63
Median hourly rate £26.27 £27.00 £29.96
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% -9.88% +8.95%
75th Percentile £60.00 £28.75 £46.20
90th Percentile £70.63 £31.68 £66.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.10 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.51% -11.67% +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 75,931 28,184 73,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.07% 87.06% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,858 19,135 49,289
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 820 2,172
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.64 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.68 £15.48 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% +4.65% +10.91%

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 27 October 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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 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 +2 1,400 £475 +5.56% 233
UK excluding London +15 894 £425 +5.46% 173
London -21 576 £525 +4.90% 71
Work from Home -1 451 £475 +2.70% 36
South East +1 232 £475 +5.56% 48
North of England +35 179 £425 +6.25% 33
South West -1 132 £463 +6.89% 40
Scotland -19 130 £350 +42.13% 8
Midlands -11 127 £425 +21.43% 29
North West +22 123 £425 +5.92% 18
East of England +3 77 £400 +41.84% 11
West Midlands -36 76 £475 +35.71% 17
Yorkshire -15 51 £468 +28.97% 15
East Midlands +9 49 £400 - 12
Wales -15 22 £438 -7.89% 2
North East -4 4 - -
Northern Ireland -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 983 (56.99%) Project Management
2 891 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 558 (32.35%) Social Skills
4 543 (31.48%) Finance
5 517 (29.97%) Project Delivery
6 486 (28.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 300 (17.39%) Public Sector
8 298 (17.28%) PMI Certification
9 294 (17.04%) PMP
10 293 (16.99%) ITIL
11 246 (14.26%) Microsoft
12 224 (12.99%) PMO
13 213 (12.35%) Security Cleared
14 194 (11.25%) Programme Management
14 194 (11.25%) Waterfall
14 194 (11.25%) Degree
15 192 (11.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 190 (11.01%) Change Management
17 188 (10.90%) Microsoft Project
18 187 (10.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 186 (10.78%) Scrum
20 174 (10.09%) Migration
21 172 (9.97%) Business Case
22 166 (9.62%) Azure
23 161 (9.33%) SC Cleared
24 151 (8.75%) Risk Management
25 145 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
26 140 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
27 127 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
28 125 (7.25%) PMI

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 75 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.39%) Confluence
3 17 (0.99%) CMS
4 8 (0.46%) IIS
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.17%) Drupal
6 3 (0.17%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.12%) Appian
7 2 (0.12%) SAS
7 2 (0.12%) WordPress
8 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.058%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.058%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 188 (10.90%) Microsoft Project
2 140 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
3 127 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 83 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) InDesign
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.64%) NetSuite
2 9 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.52%) Maximo
3 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.35%) Primavera
4 6 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.17%) Avolution ABACUS
7 3 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
7 3 (0.17%) SAP CAR
7 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) HealthRoster
8 2 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 166 (9.62%) Azure
2 113 (6.55%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (3.07%) AWS
4 52 (3.01%) Power Platform
5 42 (2.43%) SaaS
6 28 (1.62%) PowerApps
7 25 (1.45%) GCP
7 25 (1.45%) IaaS
8 24 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (1.28%) PaaS
10 13 (0.75%) Smartsheet
11 10 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.35%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.35%) AWS CodePipeline
12 6 (0.35%) Azure Pipelines
12 6 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.29%) AWS CodeCommit
13 5 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.43%) WAN
2 39 (2.26%) 2G
3 38 (2.20%) 5G
4 34 (1.97%) LAN
5 29 (1.68%) GSM
5 29 (1.68%) MVNO
5 29 (1.68%) Packet Switching
6 20 (1.16%) Firewall
7 15 (0.87%) MPLS
8 10 (0.58%) VoIP
8 10 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.52%) Network Security
10 8 (0.46%) 3G
10 8 (0.46%) 4G
10 8 (0.46%) Node B
10 8 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (0.46%) RNC
10 8 (0.46%) SAN
11 7 (0.41%) Internet
11 7 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.20%) Power BI
1 38 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 15 (0.87%) Tableau
4 14 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.75%) GIS
5 13 (0.75%) MySQL
5 13 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 11 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
6 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
9 6 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.29%) Big Data
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (5.22%) JIRA
2 10 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.35%) GitLab
3 6 (0.35%) Selenium
3 6 (0.35%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.12%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.12%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.058%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.058%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.058%) FishEye
6 1 (0.058%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.058%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.058%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.058%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 558 (32.35%) Social Skills
2 543 (31.48%) Finance
3 300 (17.39%) Public Sector
4 124 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 118 (6.84%) Presentation Skills
6 113 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (6.55%) Influencing Skills
7 88 (5.10%) Organisational Skills
8 71 (4.12%) Banking
9 62 (3.59%) Retail
10 56 (3.25%) Marketing
11 51 (2.96%) Manufacturing
12 48 (2.78%) Legal
13 40 (2.32%) Local Government
14 28 (1.62%) Law
15 26 (1.51%) Automotive
16 24 (1.39%) Investment Banking
17 18 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
18 16 (0.93%) Electronics
18 16 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,024 (59.36%) Project Manager
2 201 (11.65%) IT Manager
3 177 (10.26%) IT Project Manager
4 156 (9.04%) Analyst
5 105 (6.09%) Senior Manager
6 101 (5.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 97 (5.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 94 (5.45%) Senior Project Manager
9 83 (4.81%) Business Analyst
10 74 (4.29%) Programme Manager
11 70 (4.06%) Technical Manager
12 61 (3.54%) Technical Project Manager
13 53 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
14 52 (3.01%) Coordinator
15 46 (2.67%) Security Manager
16 44 (2.55%) Digital Project Manager
17 43 (2.49%) Service Manager
18 41 (2.38%) Architect
19 40 (2.32%) Security Project Manager
20 39 (2.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.86%) .NET
2 16 (0.93%) XML
3 15 (0.87%) Middleware
4 9 (0.52%) FpML
4 9 (0.52%) Web Services
5 8 (0.46%) HTML
6 7 (0.41%) SailPoint
7 6 (0.35%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.35%) CSS
7 6 (0.35%) Express
7 6 (0.35%) Node.js
8 5 (0.29%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.29%) Django
8 5 (0.29%) MEAN Stack
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.23%) EDI
10 2 (0.12%) Ajax
10 2 (0.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.25%) PMI
2 107 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 86 (4.99%) NHS
4 78 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 53 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.32%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.39%) User Experience
8 18 (1.04%) FMCG
9 17 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (0.81%) Legacy Applications
12 13 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
13 12 (0.70%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.58%) Derivative
14 10 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.58%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.52%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (5.74%) Windows
2 44 (2.55%) Windows Server
3 27 (1.57%) Unix
4 25 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 19 (1.10%) Linux
6 10 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.29%) CentOS
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.17%) AIX
10 3 (0.17%) Android
10 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 983 (56.99%) Project Management
2 891 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (29.97%) Project Delivery
4 486 (28.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 293 (16.99%) ITIL
6 194 (11.25%) Programme Management
6 194 (11.25%) Waterfall
7 190 (11.01%) Change Management
8 186 (10.78%) Scrum
9 174 (10.09%) Migration
10 172 (9.97%) Business Case
11 151 (8.75%) Risk Management
12 145 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 118 (6.84%) Decision-Making
15 106 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
15 106 (6.14%) Project Governance
16 91 (5.28%) Project Planning
17 87 (5.04%) PRINCE
18 84 (4.87%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 73 (4.23%) SQL
2 57 (3.30%) C
3 23 (1.33%) C#
4 13 (0.75%) Python
5 12 (0.70%) VB.NET
6 10 (0.58%) Java
6 10 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 10 (0.58%) R
7 9 (0.52%) VB
8 7 (0.41%) PHP
9 5 (0.29%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.29%) C++
9 5 (0.29%) Perl
9 5 (0.29%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.29%) Ruby
9 5 (0.29%) VBA
10 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.058%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 298 (17.28%) PMI Certification
2 294 (17.04%) PMP
3 213 (12.35%) Security Cleared
4 194 (11.25%) Degree
5 192 (11.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 187 (10.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 161 (9.33%) SC Cleared
8 59 (3.42%) APMP
9 39 (2.26%) ISEB
10 34 (1.97%) DV Cleared
11 30 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 29 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.39%) CISSP
14 23 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (1.04%) CISM
17 17 (0.99%) Master's Degree
18 15 (0.87%) CCNA
19 13 (0.75%) CISA
19 13 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (12.99%) PMO
2 46 (2.67%) QA
3 40 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (2.03%) P3O
5 33 (1.91%) PMBOK
6 27 (1.57%) COBIT
7 25 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 23 (1.33%) GDPR
9 19 (1.10%) NIST
10 16 (0.93%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.70%) SLA
12 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.52%) GRC
14 9 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.46%) ISO 22301
16 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 52 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.35%) Docker
5 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.29%) XenApp
5 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.058%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.058%) NFS
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.058%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.058%) vCloud
8 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
1 11 (0.64%) SCCM
2 10 (0.58%) Puppet
3 8 (0.46%) Terraform
4 7 (0.41%) Ansible
4 7 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.23%) Avamar
7 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.17%) SCOM
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.12%) OPNET
9 2 (0.12%) vMotion
10 1 (0.058%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 246 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 78 (4.52%) Oracle
3 58 (3.36%) VMware
4 55 (3.19%) SAP
5 52 (3.01%) ServiceNow
6 36 (2.09%) Cisco
7 30 (1.74%) Citrix
8 27 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.51%) Google
10 20 (1.16%) IBM
11 16 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.81%) JD Edwards
12 14 (0.81%) Remedy
13 11 (0.64%) Dell
13 11 (0.64%) Ping Identity
14 9 (0.52%) Ericsson
15 8 (0.46%) Mapinfo
15 8 (0.46%) Planview
15 8 (0.46%) Workday
16 7 (0.41%) Intapp