Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 109 95
Rank change year-on-year -23 -14 -25
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 561 1,974 2,698
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.26% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.60% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 1,330 1,763
Median daily rate £438 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £281 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £424
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.29% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 48 61
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £29.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +20.07% +5.05%
10th Percentile £19.50 £21.68 £19.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £66.20 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -32.50% +36.75% +4.46%

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 25,674 75,817 88,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.79% 86.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,184 49,694 58,524
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 2,267 2,449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.37 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.62% +18.88% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -16.67%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 -31 491 £450 - 84
UK excluding London -12 314 £400 -5.88% 69
London -22 211 £500 +4.71% 30
South East -17 79 £425 - 20
South West +22 74 £435 +9.80% 7
Work from Home -19 64 £431 +18.97% 12
Midlands +14 50 £330 -20.00% 6
North of England -2 45 £380 -10.59% 16
West Midlands +28 43 £350 -17.65% 5
Scotland +54 38 £248 -36.13% 7
North West +4 29 £360 -15.29% 11
East of England +19 20 £390 -8.29% 4
Yorkshire +20 15 £400 -5.88% 4
Wales +20 9 £463 +8.82% 5
East Midlands +9 7 £321 -19.88% 1
North East +22 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland +15 1 £400 -7.51% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 353 (62.92%) Project Management
2 228 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (30.30%) Finance
4 162 (28.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 149 (26.56%) Project Delivery
6 144 (25.67%) Security Cleared
7 138 (24.60%) Public Sector
8 114 (20.32%) Microsoft
9 94 (16.76%) Programme Management
10 93 (16.58%) SC Cleared
11 90 (16.04%) Microsoft Project
12 85 (15.15%) ITIL
13 81 (14.44%) Risk Management
14 77 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 75 (13.37%) Business Case
16 73 (13.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 70 (12.48%) Change Management
18 65 (11.59%) Migration
18 65 (11.59%) PMP
19 63 (11.23%) PMI Certification
20 62 (11.05%) PMO
21 56 (9.98%) Telecoms
22 54 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
22 54 (9.63%) Waterfall
23 53 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
24 50 (8.91%) Change Control
25 49 (8.73%) DV Cleared
26 48 (8.56%) Project Planning
27 42 (7.49%) Degree
27 42 (7.49%) Azure

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 40 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.43%) IIS
3 7 (1.25%) Confluence
4 6 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.71%) CMS
6 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.36%) Drupal
7 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 90 (16.04%) Microsoft Project
2 54 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (4.46%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) Avolution ABACUS
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.53%) Primavera
2 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.49%) Azure
2 36 (6.42%) Office 365
3 23 (4.10%) AWS
4 10 (1.78%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.07%) PowerApps
5 6 (1.07%) Serverless
6 5 (0.89%) GCP
7 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.53%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Slack
9 1 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.88%) WAN
2 21 (3.74%) LAN
3 14 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (2.14%) VoIP
5 9 (1.60%) 2G
6 8 (1.43%) 4G
7 7 (1.25%) Intranet
7 7 (1.25%) Skype
8 6 (1.07%) 3G
8 6 (1.07%) Broadband
8 6 (1.07%) LTE
8 6 (1.07%) VoLTE
9 5 (0.89%) Internet
9 5 (0.89%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.89%) Wireless
10 4 (0.71%) 5G
10 4 (0.71%) GSM
10 4 (0.71%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.71%) MVNO
10 4 (0.71%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.25%) Power BI
3 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.36%) Big Data
5 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.18%) OLAP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.18%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (3.92%) JIRA
2 8 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 3 (0.53%) Selenium
5 2 (0.36%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.18%) GitLab
6 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) JMeter
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.18%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 170 (30.30%) Finance
2 138 (24.60%) Public Sector
3 56 (9.98%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.74%) Marketing
5 20 (3.57%) Military
6 16 (2.85%) Banking
6 16 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.67%) Legal
8 14 (2.50%) Local Government
9 12 (2.14%) Electronics
9 12 (2.14%) Law
10 8 (1.43%) Retail
11 5 (0.89%) French Language
11 5 (0.89%) German Language
11 5 (0.89%) Police
12 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.53%) Back Office
13 3 (0.53%) Games
13 3 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 265 (47.24%) Project Manager
2 39 (6.95%) Programme Manager
3 36 (6.42%) Architect
4 31 (5.53%) Analyst
4 31 (5.53%) IT Manager
5 29 (5.17%) Project Officer
6 27 (4.81%) IT Project Manager
6 27 (4.81%) Support Officer
7 26 (4.63%) Senior Manager
8 25 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
9 23 (4.10%) Project Support Officer
10 22 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 21 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 21 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
12 15 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.67%) Technical Manager
13 14 (2.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
14 12 (2.14%) Technical Project Manager
15 11 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.07%) .NET
1 6 (1.07%) Web Services
2 3 (0.53%) HTML
2 3 (0.53%) SOAP
2 3 (0.53%) Velocity
2 3 (0.53%) XML
3 2 (0.36%) jQuery
3 2 (0.36%) XBRL
4 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.18%) ADO
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.18%) CGI
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
4 1 (0.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.18%) RESTful
4 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Shiny
4 1 (0.18%) WCF
4 1 (0.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.99%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.57%) PMI
5 18 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.67%) NHS
7 14 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.89%) CMDB
9 5 (0.89%) Life Science
9 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.71%) FMCG
10 4 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.71%) User Experience
11 3 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.53%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.35%) Windows
2 14 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.89%) Android
4 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.89%) Linux
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.53%) Unix
6 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (62.92%) Project Management
2 228 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (28.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 149 (26.56%) Project Delivery
5 94 (16.76%) Programme Management
6 85 (15.15%) ITIL
7 81 (14.44%) Risk Management
8 75 (13.37%) Business Case
9 70 (12.48%) Change Management
10 65 (11.59%) Migration
11 54 (9.63%) Waterfall
12 50 (8.91%) Change Control
13 48 (8.56%) Project Planning
14 42 (7.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 36 (6.42%) Decision-Making
16 32 (5.70%) Service Management
17 31 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 29 (5.17%) Scrum
19 28 (4.99%) Data Migration
19 28 (4.99%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.50%) SQL
2 11 (1.96%) C
3 6 (1.07%) C#
4 5 (0.89%) Python
5 3 (0.53%) Java
5 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.18%) R
7 1 (0.18%) VBScript
7 1 (0.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 144 (25.67%) Security Cleared
2 93 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 77 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 73 (13.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 65 (11.59%) PMP
6 63 (11.23%) PMI Certification
7 49 (8.73%) DV Cleared
8 42 (7.49%) Degree
9 41 (7.31%) APMP
10 18 (3.21%) CISSP
11 11 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (1.78%) CISM
12 10 (1.78%) ISEB
13 8 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.25%) CISA
14 7 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (1.07%) CLAS
15 6 (1.07%) GIAC
16 5 (0.89%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.05%) PMO
2 25 (4.46%) QA
3 13 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.60%) P3O
5 8 (1.43%) GDPR
6 7 (1.25%) COBIT
6 7 (1.25%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.07%) NIST
8 5 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.89%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.71%) GxP
9 4 (0.71%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.71%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.71%) SLA
10 3 (0.53%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.53%) NCSC
11 2 (0.36%) RMADS
11 2 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.89%) Docker
3 5 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.25%) SCCM
2 4 (0.71%) SCOM
3 3 (0.53%) vRealize
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Guardium
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.18%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 114 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.57%) SAP
3 18 (3.21%) Cisco
4 17 (3.03%) Oracle
5 14 (2.50%) Remedy
6 10 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.43%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.25%) Citrix
8 7 (1.25%) VMware
9 6 (1.07%) Capita
10 5 (0.89%) Ericsson
10 5 (0.89%) Google
11 4 (0.71%) Avaya
11 4 (0.71%) Northgate
12 3 (0.53%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.53%) IFS
12 3 (0.53%) NEC
12 3 (0.53%) Qualys
12 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 3 (0.53%) SnapLogic