Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 57 35
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 3243 3928 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 3.73% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 4.44% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2315 2733 3715
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -
10th Percentile £285 £275 £264
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 51
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -7.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.96 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.50 £71.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +6.80%

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 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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 -14 2986 £435 +1.75% 212
UK excluding London -10 1941 £403 +0.63% 151
London -19 1249 £475 - 77
South East -12 574 £450 +12.50% 51
Midlands -3 357 £413 +3.13% 15
North of England -19 315 £405 -4.65% 33
South West +11 305 £375 -6.25% 26
West Midlands -4 201 £413 +3.13% 9
East of England -29 176 £400 -4.19% 10
East Midlands +8 146 £400 -3.61% 6
Scotland -9 142 £350 -6.67% 7
Yorkshire -3 140 £400 - 16
North West -42 138 £403 -3.01% 13
Wales +47 74 £350 - 8
North East +11 41 £450 -10.00% 4
Channel Islands +3 4 £500 -
Isle of Man +1 1 £450 -21.74%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1813 (55.91%) Project Management
2 1118 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1033 (31.85%) Finance
4 801 (24.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 689 (21.25%) ITIL
6 507 (15.63%) PMI Certification
7 500 (15.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 467 (14.40%) PMP
9 455 (14.03%) Microsoft
10 406 (12.52%) Change Management
11 397 (12.24%) PMO
12 384 (11.84%) Security Cleared
13 371 (11.44%) Microsoft Project
14 362 (11.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 351 (10.82%) Degree
15 351 (10.82%) Migration
16 338 (10.42%) Programme Management
17 276 (8.51%) PMI
18 267 (8.23%) SC Cleared
19 258 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
20 253 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
21 252 (7.77%) Risk Management
21 252 (7.77%) Waterfall
22 247 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
23 243 (7.49%) Scrum
24 229 (7.06%) Windows
25 200 (6.17%) Banking
26 191 (5.89%) Project Planning
27 184 (5.67%) Management Information System
27 184 (5.67%) Business Analysis

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
1 142 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 27 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 22 (0.68%) Confluence
5 21 (0.65%) IIS
6 19 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.46%) CMS
7 15 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.40%) MS Project Server
9 12 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.31%) Documentum
10 10 (0.31%) JCAPS
11 7 (0.22%) Apache
11 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.12%) JBoss
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.093%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.093%) SAS
Applications
1 371 (11.44%) Microsoft Project
2 253 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 247 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
4 148 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 121 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.093%) Maya
8 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.062%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.28%) iTrent
5 9 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.28%) Primavera
6 8 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.22%) Maximo
7 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 175 (5.40%) Office 365
2 94 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (2.47%) SaaS
4 72 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (1.23%) IaaS
6 24 (0.74%) PaaS
7 19 (0.59%) iPaaS
7 19 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.22%) Yammer
11 6 (0.19%) Taleo
12 4 (0.12%) BPaaS
13 3 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.093%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.093%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 130 (4.01%) WAN
2 127 (3.92%) LAN
3 58 (1.79%) Firewall
4 57 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
5 51 (1.57%) SMS
6 41 (1.26%) VoIP
7 37 (1.14%) Unified Communications
8 30 (0.93%) SAN
9 28 (0.86%) Skype
10 22 (0.68%) Wireless
11 20 (0.62%) Broadband
12 19 (0.59%) DNS
12 19 (0.59%) Internet
13 17 (0.52%) TCP/IP
14 14 (0.43%) Intranet
14 14 (0.43%) NAS
14 14 (0.43%) VPN
15 13 (0.40%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.40%) MPLS
15 13 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (0.83%) Big Data
4 23 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.37%) Power BI
8 11 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.31%) GIS
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.22%) Clusterpoint
12 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.19%) MS Access
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (1.97%) JIRA
2 19 (0.59%) SoapUI
3 7 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.12%) Maven
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.093%) MSI
6 3 (0.093%) Selenium
7 2 (0.062%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.062%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.062%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.062%) PeopleTools
7 2 (0.062%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.062%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.031%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.031%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.031%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.031%) JBehave
8 1 (0.031%) LoadUI
General
1 1033 (31.85%) Finance
2 200 (6.17%) Banking
3 179 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 153 (4.72%) Retail
5 104 (3.21%) Legal
6 84 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 80 (2.47%) Marketing
8 62 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.45%) Law
10 42 (1.30%) Back Office
11 35 (1.08%) Electronics
11 35 (1.08%) Front Office
12 30 (0.93%) Advertising
12 30 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 29 (0.89%) Automotive
13 29 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.80%) Local Government
15 22 (0.68%) Billing
15 22 (0.68%) Publishing
16 16 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1731 (53.38%) Project Manager
2 373 (11.50%) Analyst
3 236 (7.28%) IT Manager
4 197 (6.07%) IT Project Manager
5 196 (6.04%) Infrastructure Manager
6 191 (5.89%) Business Analyst
7 189 (5.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 172 (5.30%) Senior Manager
9 160 (4.93%) Senior Project Manager
10 157 (4.84%) Programme Manager
11 124 (3.82%) Architect
12 100 (3.08%) Technical Manager
13 97 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
14 92 (2.84%) Technical Project Manager
15 76 (2.34%) Coordinator
16 70 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
17 69 (2.13%) PMO Analyst
17 69 (2.13%) Project Coordinator
18 63 (1.94%) Implementation Manager
19 62 (1.91%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (1.23%) Web Services
2 35 (1.08%) XML
3 22 (0.68%) .NET
4 21 (0.65%) SOAP
5 19 (0.59%) XSLT
6 18 (0.56%) Middleware
7 16 (0.49%) HTML
8 11 (0.34%) IBM Integration Bus
9 10 (0.31%) REST
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.19%) CSS
12 5 (0.15%) Mason
13 4 (0.12%) FpML
13 4 (0.12%) Java EE
14 3 (0.093%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.093%) Ajax
14 3 (0.093%) Drools
14 3 (0.093%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.093%) jBPM
14 3 (0.093%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.51%) PMI
2 258 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 184 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 76 (2.34%) NHS
5 61 (1.88%) Virtual Team
6 37 (1.14%) User Experience
7 36 (1.11%) FMCG
8 34 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 29 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 26 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 22 (0.68%) Clustering
12 22 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.59%) CMDB
15 19 (0.59%) Derivative
16 18 (0.56%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 229 (7.06%) Windows
2 74 (2.28%) Windows 10
3 48 (1.48%) Windows Server
4 43 (1.33%) Linux
5 33 (1.02%) Unix
6 27 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 20 (0.62%) Solaris
8 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.43%) Android
11 11 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.19%) AIX
14 5 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.093%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.093%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.031%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1813 (55.91%) Project Management
2 1118 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 801 (24.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 689 (21.25%) ITIL
5 406 (12.52%) Change Management
6 351 (10.82%) Migration
7 338 (10.42%) Programme Management
8 252 (7.77%) Risk Management
8 252 (7.77%) Waterfall
9 243 (7.49%) Scrum
10 191 (5.89%) Project Planning
11 184 (5.67%) Business Analysis
12 181 (5.58%) Change Control
13 177 (5.46%) SDLC
14 174 (5.37%) Service Management
15 173 (5.33%) PRINCE
16 152 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 140 (4.32%) Service Delivery
18 138 (4.26%) ERP
19 135 (4.16%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (2.59%) SQL
2 34 (1.05%) C
3 33 (1.02%) Java
4 23 (0.71%) JavaScript
5 20 (0.62%) VBA
6 19 (0.59%) C++
7 14 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.28%) Perl
9 8 (0.25%) C#
9 8 (0.25%) PHP
9 8 (0.25%) Python
10 6 (0.19%) VBScript
11 5 (0.15%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.15%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.12%) RPG
13 3 (0.093%) VB
14 2 (0.062%) ABAP
14 2 (0.062%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.031%) R
15 1 (0.031%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 507 (15.63%) PMI Certification
2 500 (15.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 467 (14.40%) PMP
4 384 (11.84%) Security Cleared
5 362 (11.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 351 (10.82%) Degree
7 267 (8.23%) SC Cleared
8 131 (4.04%) APMP
9 107 (3.30%) ISEB
10 93 (2.87%) DV Cleared
11 72 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 71 (2.19%) CISSP
12 71 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (1.85%) MCSE
14 53 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
16 34 (1.05%) CISM
16 34 (1.05%) ISTQB
17 28 (0.86%) CCNA
18 23 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (12.24%) PMO
2 134 (4.13%) QA
3 89 (2.74%) GDPR
4 48 (1.48%) SLA
5 40 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 40 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (1.17%) MiFID
7 36 (1.11%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.80%) Data Quality
9 23 (0.71%) P3O
10 21 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 20 (0.62%) JSP 440
12 14 (0.43%) COBIT
12 14 (0.43%) PMBOK
13 12 (0.37%) HL7
14 11 (0.34%) EMIR
15 9 (0.28%) GxP
15 9 (0.28%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 90 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.28%) vSphere
6 8 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (0.25%) XenApp
7 6 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.12%) Squid
9 4 (0.12%) UAG
10 3 (0.093%) Firmware
10 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.093%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.062%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.062%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.062%) XenServer
12 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (1.39%) SCCM
2 15 (0.46%) SCOM
3 12 (0.37%) Netcool
3 12 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.12%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.093%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.093%) Nagios
8 3 (0.093%) Puppet
8 3 (0.093%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.093%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.062%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.062%) DameWare
9 2 (0.062%) MOM
9 2 (0.062%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 455 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 162 (5.00%) SAP
3 153 (4.72%) Oracle
4 112 (3.45%) Cisco
5 87 (2.68%) VMware
6 61 (1.88%) Citrix
7 39 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (1.14%) HP
9 33 (1.02%) Workday
10 26 (0.80%) BMC
10 26 (0.80%) Remedy
11 22 (0.68%) IBM
12 20 (0.62%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.56%) CheckPoint
13 18 (0.56%) Splunk
14 17 (0.52%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.52%) NetApp
15 16 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
16 13 (0.40%) Avaya
17 12 (0.37%) JD Edwards