Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 49 33
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +1
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 3205 4303 5492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.35% 3.96% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.74% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 3011 3767
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% -0.61%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 72 57
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £22.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.88% -17.27% +6.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £18.25
90th Percentile £45.68 £42.73 £75.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.04% -18.73% +1.95%

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80715 90781 91028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.45% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52987 59976 57943
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2201 2594
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.05% +7.88%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2017.

Contractor 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 17 August 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 -17 2998 £435 +1.16% 313
UK excluding London -12 1933 £400 -2.44% 230
London -26 1229 £475 - 92
South East -11 614 £450 +9.09% 59
Midlands -4 354 £413 +3.13% 35
South West +6 328 £375 -6.25% 20
North of England -27 315 £400 -3.03% 76
West Midlands 0 216 £413 +3.13% 22
North West -38 157 £375 -10.71% 42
East of England -30 153 £400 -5.88% 29
East Midlands -11 130 £400 - 13
Yorkshire -10 126 £403 +0.69% 27
Scotland -17 110 £350 -9.68% 8
Wales +42 64 £348 -6.08% 2
North East +36 36 £405 -17.77% 7
Northern Ireland -57 1 £350 -3.45% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1807 (56.38%) Project Management
2 1073 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1053 (32.85%) Finance
4 730 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 677 (21.12%) ITIL
6 521 (16.26%) PMI Certification
7 491 (15.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 468 (14.60%) PMP
9 408 (12.73%) Microsoft
10 401 (12.51%) Security Cleared
11 400 (12.48%) Microsoft Project
12 392 (12.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 387 (12.07%) PMO
14 365 (11.39%) Degree
14 365 (11.39%) Change Management
15 331 (10.33%) Migration
16 313 (9.77%) Programme Management
17 296 (9.24%) SC Cleared
18 294 (9.17%) PMI
19 274 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
20 267 (8.33%) Risk Management
21 259 (8.08%) Scrum
22 241 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
23 236 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
23 236 (7.36%) Waterfall
24 214 (6.68%) Banking
25 212 (6.61%) Windows
26 193 (6.02%) Business Analysis
27 190 (5.93%) Project Planning
28 187 (5.83%) Service Management

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
1 151 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 36 (1.12%) Confluence
4 33 (1.03%) Skype for Business
5 22 (0.69%) CMS
6 21 (0.66%) IIS
6 21 (0.66%) MS Project Server
7 17 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.31%) Documentum
10 9 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.28%) JCAPS
11 8 (0.25%) JBoss
12 6 (0.19%) SAS
12 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.16%) Apache
13 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 400 (12.48%) Microsoft Project
2 241 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 236 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
4 152 (4.74%) MS Visio
5 140 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.062%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.031%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.031%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.031%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 56 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.25%) CA PPM
6 8 (0.25%) iTrent
6 8 (0.25%) Primavera
6 8 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.22%) Maximo
7 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.12%) Actimize
10 4 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 166 (5.18%) Office 365
2 73 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.50%) SaaS
4 42 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.69%) IaaS
6 15 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.47%) PaaS
7 12 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
8 10 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.22%) Yammer
10 4 (0.12%) BPaaS
10 4 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.094%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.094%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.094%) Trello
12 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.062%) G Suite
12 2 (0.062%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.68%) WAN
2 107 (3.34%) LAN
3 61 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 51 (1.59%) Firewall
5 40 (1.25%) VoIP
6 35 (1.09%) Skype
7 33 (1.03%) SAN
8 32 (1.00%) SMS
9 27 (0.84%) Unified Communications
10 26 (0.81%) Internet
11 25 (0.78%) Wireless
12 20 (0.62%) DNS
13 18 (0.56%) Broadband
14 16 (0.50%) Intranet
14 16 (0.50%) TCP/IP
15 14 (0.44%) Ethernet
16 13 (0.41%) NAS
17 12 (0.37%) VPN
18 11 (0.34%) DHCP
18 11 (0.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 20 (0.62%) GIS
4 20 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (0.59%) Big Data
6 15 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.25%) Power BI
11 6 (0.19%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.19%) HBase
11 6 (0.19%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.19%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (2.22%) JIRA
2 11 (0.34%) Bitbucket
2 11 (0.34%) MSI
2 11 (0.34%) SoapUI
3 6 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.16%) Selenium
5 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.12%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.12%) Maven
5 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.094%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.094%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.062%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.062%) ERwin
7 2 (0.062%) NUnit
7 2 (0.062%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.062%) Subversion
7 2 (0.062%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.062%) Toad
General
1 1053 (32.85%) Finance
2 214 (6.68%) Banking
3 183 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 146 (4.56%) Retail
5 87 (2.71%) Legal
6 82 (2.56%) Marketing
7 81 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 74 (2.31%) Investment Banking
9 58 (1.81%) Law
10 43 (1.34%) Back Office
10 43 (1.34%) Electronics
11 37 (1.15%) Front Office
12 35 (1.09%) Advertising
13 33 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.90%) Local Government
15 24 (0.75%) Automotive
16 23 (0.72%) Billing
16 23 (0.72%) Publishing
17 18 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1732 (54.04%) Project Manager
2 355 (11.08%) Analyst
3 227 (7.08%) IT Manager
4 208 (6.49%) Business Analyst
5 191 (5.96%) Infrastructure Manager
6 189 (5.90%) IT Project Manager
7 188 (5.87%) Senior Manager
8 181 (5.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 172 (5.37%) Programme Manager
10 162 (5.05%) Senior Project Manager
11 99 (3.09%) Technical Manager
12 93 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
13 91 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 89 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
15 84 (2.62%) Architect
16 83 (2.59%) Coordinator
17 75 (2.34%) Project Coordinator
18 70 (2.18%) PMO Analyst
19 59 (1.84%) Agile Project Manager
20 58 (1.81%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (1.37%) XML
2 33 (1.03%) .NET
3 23 (0.72%) HTML
4 22 (0.69%) Web Services
5 17 (0.53%) Middleware
6 15 (0.47%) SOAP
7 14 (0.44%) CSS
7 14 (0.44%) XSLT
8 12 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
9 10 (0.31%) REST
10 8 (0.25%) jQuery
11 7 (0.22%) EDI
12 6 (0.19%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.16%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.16%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.16%) SAML
13 5 (0.16%) Velocity
14 4 (0.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.17%) PMI
2 274 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 163 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 87 (2.71%) NHS
6 52 (1.62%) Virtual Team
7 39 (1.22%) User Experience
8 38 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 35 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (1.03%) FMCG
11 31 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
12 25 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 25 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (0.72%) Equities
14 21 (0.66%) CMDB
15 20 (0.62%) Reference Data
16 19 (0.59%) Derivative
17 18 (0.56%) Fixed Income
17 18 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 212 (6.61%) Windows
2 76 (2.37%) Windows 10
3 38 (1.19%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.09%) Linux
5 31 (0.97%) Unix
5 31 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 26 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.56%) Solaris
9 16 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 12 (0.37%) Android
11 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.19%) AIX
15 5 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.094%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.062%) CentOS
18 1 (0.031%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.031%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1807 (56.38%) Project Management
2 1073 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 730 (22.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 677 (21.12%) ITIL
5 365 (11.39%) Change Management
6 331 (10.33%) Migration
7 313 (9.77%) Programme Management
8 267 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 259 (8.08%) Scrum
10 236 (7.36%) Waterfall
11 193 (6.02%) Business Analysis
12 190 (5.93%) Project Planning
13 187 (5.83%) Service Management
14 176 (5.49%) Change Control
15 166 (5.18%) PRINCE
16 162 (5.05%) SDLC
17 149 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 137 (4.27%) CRM
19 129 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
20 125 (3.90%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 101 (3.15%) SQL
2 39 (1.22%) Java
3 25 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 20 (0.62%) C
4 20 (0.62%) VBA
5 13 (0.41%) C#
6 12 (0.37%) Perl
6 12 (0.37%) PowerShell
7 11 (0.34%) C++
8 8 (0.25%) PHP
8 8 (0.25%) VBScript
9 6 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.16%) Python
10 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.12%) R
11 4 (0.12%) VB
12 3 (0.094%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.062%) Groovy
13 2 (0.062%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.031%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 521 (16.26%) PMI Certification
2 491 (15.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 468 (14.60%) PMP
4 401 (12.51%) Security Cleared
5 392 (12.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 365 (11.39%) Degree
7 296 (9.24%) SC Cleared
8 140 (4.37%) APMP
9 128 (3.99%) ISEB
10 114 (3.56%) DV Cleared
11 82 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 50 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
14 42 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
15 40 (1.25%) CISSP
16 39 (1.22%) MCSE
17 37 (1.15%) ISTQB
18 25 (0.78%) CCNA
19 24 (0.75%) CITP
20 23 (0.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (12.07%) PMO
2 130 (4.06%) QA
3 63 (1.97%) GDPR
4 47 (1.47%) SLA
5 35 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.81%) MiFID
7 26 (0.81%) P3O
8 25 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
9 22 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.50%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.44%) JSP 440
11 14 (0.44%) PMBOK
12 13 (0.41%) EMIR
13 11 (0.34%) HL7
13 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.22%) COBIT
14 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 78 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.44%) XenApp
4 9 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.094%) Squid
8 3 (0.094%) UAG
8 3 (0.094%) vSphere
9 2 (0.062%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.062%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.062%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.062%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (1.25%) SCCM
2 19 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.37%) Netcool
4 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.28%) Puppet
4 9 (0.28%) SCOM
5 7 (0.22%) Ansible
5 7 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.12%) MOM
7 4 (0.12%) WSUS
8 3 (0.094%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.094%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.094%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.062%) DameWare
9 2 (0.062%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.062%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.062%) Terraform
Vendors
1 408 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 144 (4.49%) SAP
3 138 (4.31%) Oracle
4 113 (3.53%) Cisco
5 84 (2.62%) VMware
6 53 (1.65%) Citrix
7 31 (0.97%) HP
7 31 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (0.87%) ServiceNow
9 27 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 25 (0.78%) Remedy
11 21 (0.66%) BMC
11 21 (0.66%) IBM
12 17 (0.53%) Splunk
13 16 (0.50%) NetApp
14 15 (0.47%) CheckPoint
15 14 (0.44%) Google
16 13 (0.41%) Avaya
16 13 (0.41%) Concur
16 13 (0.41%) Workday