Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 73 59
Rank change year-on-year -32 -14 -22
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,561 3,269 3,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 3.19% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.71% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,713 2,318 2,582
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £279
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 86
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% - -
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.04 £14.68
90th Percentile £43.00 £40.00 £47.50
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 91,103 88,016 87,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,344 58,702 57,753
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,341 2,069 2,478
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.10 £49.25 £48.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.67% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Top 16 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 10 December 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 -31 2,348 £438 - 382
UK excluding London -24 1,645 £413 +3.13% 294
London -53 881 £488 +2.63% 109
South East -12 551 £430 -3.37% 84
North of England -30 304 £413 -2.94% 74
South West -24 241 £380 +1.33% 23
Midlands -36 210 £413 +3.13% 69
East of England -14 158 £450 +12.50% 26
North West -24 148 £400 -1.17% 45
West Midlands -31 141 £421 +2.00% 53
Scotland -26 139 £375 +7.14% 16
Yorkshire -27 120 £419 +3.27% 22
East Midlands -35 68 £375 -2.91% 16
North East -20 37 £375 -18.92% 7
Wales -55 35 £450 +28.57% 5
Northern Ireland - 8 £400 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,510 (58.96%) Project Management
2 990 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 832 (32.49%) Finance
4 637 (24.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 503 (19.64%) ITIL
6 478 (18.66%) Microsoft
7 410 (16.01%) Security Cleared
8 379 (14.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 371 (14.49%) PMO
10 354 (13.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 330 (12.89%) PMI Certification
12 323 (12.61%) Microsoft Project
13 301 (11.75%) PMP
14 276 (10.78%) Migration
14 276 (10.78%) SC Cleared
15 260 (10.15%) Microsoft Office
16 249 (9.72%) Change Management
17 243 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
18 240 (9.37%) Programme Management
19 237 (9.25%) Scrum
20 234 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
21 229 (8.94%) Waterfall
21 229 (8.94%) Degree
22 223 (8.71%) Windows
23 218 (8.51%) Risk Management
24 208 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
25 180 (7.03%) Project Planning
25 180 (7.03%) Project Governance
25 180 (7.03%) Data Centre
26 178 (6.95%) Office 365

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
1 140 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.60%) Confluence
3 27 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 25 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 22 (0.86%) IIS
6 16 (0.62%) CMS
7 12 (0.47%) MS Project Server
8 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.39%) Apache
10 9 (0.35%) Drupal
10 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.27%) Documentum
11 7 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.27%) SAS
12 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.12%) CICS
13 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 323 (12.61%) Microsoft Project
2 260 (10.15%) Microsoft Office
3 208 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 131 (5.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 113 (4.41%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.078%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.078%) Maya
7 2 (0.078%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 31 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
1 31 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 16 (0.62%) Primavera
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.27%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.20%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.078%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.078%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 178 (6.95%) Office 365
2 133 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (1.56%) SaaS
5 17 (0.66%) OneDrive
6 14 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.51%) Trello
8 11 (0.43%) IaaS
9 10 (0.39%) PaaS
9 10 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.31%) Yammer
11 7 (0.27%) BlueKai
12 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.12%) G Suite
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.078%) Taleo
15 1 (0.039%) Basecamp
15 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.85%) WAN
2 59 (2.30%) Firewall
3 52 (2.03%) LAN
4 34 (1.33%) SAN
5 28 (1.09%) Skype
5 28 (1.09%) VPN
6 27 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (1.02%) Wireless
8 19 (0.74%) DNS
8 19 (0.74%) IP Telephony
9 18 (0.70%) Intranet
9 18 (0.70%) SMS
10 17 (0.66%) MPLS
10 17 (0.66%) VoIP
11 16 (0.62%) VLAN
12 14 (0.55%) DHCP
13 12 (0.47%) Value-Added Service
14 11 (0.43%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.39%) Network Security
15 10 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (0.74%) Big Data
4 12 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.43%) Power BI
6 9 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 9 (0.35%) GIS
7 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.16%) DB2
9 4 (0.16%) MySQL
9 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 112 (4.37%) JIRA
2 20 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.39%) SonarQube
4 8 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.23%) Subversion
6 5 (0.20%) PVCS
6 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.12%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.12%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.12%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.12%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.12%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.078%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.078%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.078%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.078%) MSI
8 2 (0.078%) Selenium
8 2 (0.078%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.078%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.039%) JMeter
General
1 832 (32.49%) Finance
2 128 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.80%) Banking
4 112 (4.37%) Retail
5 85 (3.32%) Marketing
6 68 (2.66%) Legal
7 59 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.99%) Law
9 38 (1.48%) Military
10 30 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.17%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.05%) Automotive
12 26 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (0.94%) Billing
14 21 (0.82%) Back Office
15 15 (0.59%) Advertising
16 12 (0.47%) Electronics
16 12 (0.47%) Front Office
16 12 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,359 (53.07%) Project Manager
2 254 (9.92%) IT Manager
3 232 (9.06%) Analyst
4 217 (8.47%) IT Project Manager
5 152 (5.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 141 (5.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 129 (5.04%) Programme Manager
8 123 (4.80%) Senior Manager
9 115 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 106 (4.14%) Technical Manager
11 102 (3.98%) Senior Project Manager
12 83 (3.24%) Technical Project Manager
13 75 (2.93%) Delivery Manager
14 74 (2.89%) Coordinator
15 69 (2.69%) Project Officer
16 65 (2.54%) PMO Analyst
17 63 (2.46%) Architect
18 62 (2.42%) SC Cleared Project Manager
19 55 (2.15%) Junior
20 51 (1.99%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.64%) .NET
2 28 (1.09%) Web Services
3 27 (1.05%) Middleware
4 18 (0.70%) HTML
5 16 (0.62%) Velocity
6 15 (0.59%) XML
7 13 (0.51%) CSS
8 11 (0.43%) J2EE
9 9 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.27%) EDI
10 7 (0.27%) SOAP
11 6 (0.23%) jQuery
11 6 (0.23%) REST
12 5 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.20%) Spring
13 4 (0.16%) LAMP
13 4 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (0.12%) 802.1X
14 3 (0.12%) Gherkin
14 3 (0.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 234 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (7.03%) Data Centre
3 169 (6.60%) PMI
4 139 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 67 (2.62%) NHS
6 64 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 48 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 26 (1.02%) User Experience
10 19 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (0.62%) PKI
13 14 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.55%) CMDB
13 14 (0.55%) FMCG
14 13 (0.51%) Fat Client
14 13 (0.51%) Thin Client
15 12 (0.47%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 223 (8.71%) Windows
2 101 (3.94%) Windows 10
3 77 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 46 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 45 (1.76%) Linux
6 27 (1.05%) Unix
7 25 (0.98%) Solaris
8 19 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.31%) Android
12 6 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.20%) AIX
14 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.078%) SUSE
16 2 (0.078%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.078%) VMS
16 2 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,510 (58.96%) Project Management
2 990 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 637 (24.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 503 (19.64%) ITIL
5 276 (10.78%) Migration
6 249 (9.72%) Change Management
7 243 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
8 240 (9.37%) Programme Management
9 237 (9.25%) Scrum
10 229 (8.94%) Waterfall
11 218 (8.51%) Risk Management
12 180 (7.03%) Project Governance
12 180 (7.03%) Project Planning
13 159 (6.21%) PRINCE
14 158 (6.17%) Change Control
15 131 (5.12%) Service Management
16 125 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 122 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
18 119 (4.65%) Business Analysis
19 116 (4.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (2.11%) C
1 54 (2.11%) SQL
2 33 (1.29%) PowerShell
3 26 (1.02%) C#
4 22 (0.86%) Java
5 17 (0.66%) VB
6 13 (0.51%) VBScript
7 8 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.20%) PHP
8 5 (0.20%) Python
9 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.12%) ABAP
10 3 (0.12%) C++
10 3 (0.12%) COBOL
10 3 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.078%) Perl
11 2 (0.078%) PL/1
11 2 (0.078%) REXX
11 2 (0.078%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 410 (16.01%) Security Cleared
2 379 (14.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 354 (13.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 330 (12.89%) PMI Certification
5 301 (11.75%) PMP
6 276 (10.78%) SC Cleared
7 229 (8.94%) Degree
8 114 (4.45%) APMP
9 113 (4.41%) DV Cleared
10 72 (2.81%) ISEB
11 49 (1.91%) CISSP
11 49 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
12 44 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
15 31 (1.21%) CISM
16 28 (1.09%) MCSE
17 25 (0.98%) MCP
18 21 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (14.49%) PMO
2 109 (4.26%) QA
3 58 (2.26%) GDPR
4 37 (1.44%) SLA
5 32 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.25%) P3O
6 27 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.62%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.43%) COBIT
12 10 (0.39%) Data Quality
12 10 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (0.39%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.39%) ISO 31000
12 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (0.39%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 105 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 39 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.31%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.31%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.27%) XenApp
7 6 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.12%) KVM
10 3 (0.12%) vSphere
10 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.078%) ACF2
11 2 (0.078%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.078%) NFS
11 2 (0.078%) Postfix
11 2 (0.078%) RACF
12 1 (0.039%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 61 (2.38%) SCCM
2 18 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (0.51%) HP ALM
4 12 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (0.39%) Nessus
5 10 (0.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 9 (0.35%) SCOM
7 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.12%) Ansible
9 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.12%) vRealize
9 3 (0.12%) WSUS
10 2 (0.078%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.078%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.078%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.078%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 478 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 129 (5.04%) Oracle
3 112 (4.37%) SAP
4 109 (4.26%) Cisco
5 77 (3.01%) VMware
6 60 (2.34%) Citrix
7 36 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 31 (1.21%) IBM
9 26 (1.02%) HP
10 25 (0.98%) ServiceNow
10 25 (0.98%) Workday
11 19 (0.74%) CheckPoint
12 16 (0.62%) Imperva
12 16 (0.62%) JD Edwards
13 15 (0.59%) McAfee
14 14 (0.55%) Google
15 13 (0.51%) NetApp
16 12 (0.47%) Splunk
16 12 (0.47%) Xerox
17 11 (0.43%) Qualys