Period
to 22 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 87 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 -26 -14
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,133 2,910 3,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.31% 2.82% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.25% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,892 2,335
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £270
90th Percentile £619 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £405
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 59
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.85 £16.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £55.55 £48.57 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £30.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +11.33% +10.09% +21.52%

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 80,200 89,507 82,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.62% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,791 59,068 53,804
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,282 2,461 2,155
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% -

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -15 1,982 £450 - 338
UK excluding London -17 1,319 £425 +1.19% 247
London -23 764 £479 -1.79% 105
South East 0 502 £445 -1.11% 81
North of England -9 248 £425 +3.03% 45
South West -35 187 £400 +3.23% 32
Midlands -8 178 £413 -2.94% 47
North West -14 123 £425 +1.19% 23
Yorkshire +5 112 £443 +10.63% 17
West Midlands -18 106 £450 - 30
East of England -41 102 £450 +12.50% 28
Scotland -22 76 £400 +6.67% 7
East Midlands +14 73 £400 +1.65% 17
Wales -10 25 £425 +13.33% 6
North East -10 14 £425 -19.05% 5
Channel Islands -4 5 £488 +16.77% 1
Northern Ireland +3 4 £410 +18.84%

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 1,190 (55.79%) Project Management
2 896 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 647 (30.33%) Finance
4 515 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 479 (22.46%) ITIL
6 412 (19.32%) PMI Certification
7 343 (16.08%) PMP
8 338 (15.85%) Microsoft
9 296 (13.88%) Security Cleared
10 292 (13.69%) Migration
11 281 (13.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 264 (12.38%) Microsoft Project
13 256 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 249 (11.67%) PMO
15 224 (10.50%) Waterfall
15 224 (10.50%) Change Management
16 219 (10.27%) Degree
17 201 (9.42%) Telecoms
18 198 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
19 191 (8.95%) PMI
19 191 (8.95%) Programme Management
20 187 (8.77%) SC Cleared
21 183 (8.58%) Windows
22 174 (8.16%) Scrum
22 174 (8.16%) Risk Management
23 158 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
24 153 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
25 151 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
26 150 (7.03%) PRINCE
27 142 (6.66%) 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
1 100 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.64%) Confluence
3 18 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 16 (0.75%) CMS
4 16 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 16 (0.75%) MS Project Server
5 15 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.33%) IIS
9 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.094%) Apache
11 2 (0.094%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.047%) SAS
12 1 (0.047%) Umbraco
Applications
1 264 (12.38%) Microsoft Project
2 198 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 151 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
4 128 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 78 (3.66%) MS Visio
6 27 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.047%) SPSS
8 1 (0.047%) Stata
8 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.22%) Primavera
3 21 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 17 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.66%) SAP CO
5 14 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 14 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.61%) SAP BPC
7 11 (0.52%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.47%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 8 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.33%) SAP HR
10 7 (0.33%) SAP MM
11 6 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.28%) SAP HCM
12 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.23%) Workday HCM
13 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
13 4 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 153 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (5.86%) Office 365
3 71 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (3.33%) SaaS
4 34 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
5 33 (1.55%) PaaS
6 19 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.89%) IaaS
7 13 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 13 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 9 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.38%) Apigee
11 8 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.38%) Yammer
12 7 (0.33%) G Suite
13 5 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.25%) WAN
2 46 (2.16%) Firewall
3 45 (2.11%) LAN
4 26 (1.22%) 2G
4 26 (1.22%) DNS
5 25 (1.17%) 4G
6 24 (1.13%) 3G
7 20 (0.94%) Skype
8 19 (0.89%) 5G
9 18 (0.84%) Ethernet
9 18 (0.84%) SAN
10 16 (0.75%) Intranet
11 14 (0.66%) DWDM
11 14 (0.66%) VLAN
11 14 (0.66%) Wireless
12 13 (0.61%) Network Security
13 12 (0.56%) 2.5G
14 11 (0.52%) Internet
14 11 (0.52%) MPLS
14 11 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.45%) Big Data
3 23 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (0.98%) SAP BW
5 18 (0.84%) Apache Hive
5 18 (0.84%) Impala
6 14 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 11 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.42%) MySQL
9 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.38%) Power BI
10 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.33%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.28%) GIS
13 4 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 101 (4.74%) JIRA
2 22 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.38%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.23%) MSI
8 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.19%) LSMW
9 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.14%) Balsamiq
10 3 (0.14%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.14%) Selenium
10 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.094%) Rational Quality Manager
11 2 (0.094%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.094%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.094%) VersionOne
General
1 647 (30.33%) Finance
2 201 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 89 (4.17%) Banking
4 78 (3.66%) Retail
5 60 (2.81%) Marketing
6 44 (2.06%) Legal
7 41 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.27%) Law
10 24 (1.13%) Back Office
11 22 (1.03%) Military
12 21 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (0.94%) Local Government
14 18 (0.84%) Front Office
15 16 (0.75%) Advertising
16 15 (0.70%) Automotive
16 15 (0.70%) Publishing
17 13 (0.61%) Billing
18 12 (0.56%) Electronics
19 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,047 (49.09%) Project Manager
2 192 (9.00%) Analyst
2 192 (9.00%) IT Manager
3 162 (7.59%) IT Project Manager
4 150 (7.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 143 (6.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 115 (5.39%) Senior Manager
7 106 (4.97%) Senior Project Manager
8 102 (4.78%) Programme Manager
9 101 (4.74%) Business Analyst
10 87 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
11 80 (3.75%) Architect
12 68 (3.19%) Technical Manager
13 67 (3.14%) Service Manager
14 64 (3.00%) Technical Project Manager
15 53 (2.48%) Consultant
16 49 (2.30%) Change Manager
16 49 (2.30%) Coordinator
17 45 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
18 44 (2.06%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.55%) XML
2 30 (1.41%) Web Services
3 24 (1.13%) .NET
4 22 (1.03%) JSON
5 11 (0.52%) HTML
6 10 (0.47%) SOAP
7 9 (0.42%) Middleware
8 8 (0.38%) CSS
8 8 (0.38%) Swagger
8 8 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
8 8 (0.38%) Velocity
8 8 (0.38%) XSD
8 8 (0.38%) XSL
9 6 (0.28%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.28%) WCF
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.23%) SAP Fiori
10 5 (0.23%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.19%) SAP Smart Forms
11 4 (0.19%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 191 (8.95%) PMI
2 158 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 134 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.44%) NHS
7 36 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 35 (1.64%) User Experience
9 27 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 21 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 15 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.61%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.52%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.47%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.42%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.42%) CMDB
17 8 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 183 (8.58%) Windows
2 91 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 53 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 41 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 20 (0.94%) Linux
6 18 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.66%) Unix
8 13 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.52%) Android
10 6 (0.28%) Solaris
11 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.094%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.094%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.047%) CentOS
14 1 (0.047%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (55.79%) Project Management
2 896 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 515 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 479 (22.46%) ITIL
5 292 (13.69%) Migration
6 224 (10.50%) Change Management
6 224 (10.50%) Waterfall
7 191 (8.95%) Programme Management
8 174 (8.16%) Risk Management
8 174 (8.16%) Scrum
9 150 (7.03%) PRINCE
10 142 (6.66%) Business Analysis
11 140 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (6.00%) Service Management
13 126 (5.91%) Change Control
14 122 (5.72%) Project Planning
15 103 (4.83%) SDLC
15 103 (4.83%) Service Delivery
16 97 (4.55%) Data Migration
17 96 (4.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 90 (4.22%) SQL
2 44 (2.06%) C
3 30 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 27 (1.27%) Java
5 17 (0.80%) C#
6 12 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.42%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.38%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.38%) XPath
9 8 (0.38%) XQuery
10 7 (0.33%) ABAP
10 7 (0.33%) VB
11 5 (0.23%) Python
11 5 (0.23%) VBScript
12 4 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.19%) C++
12 4 (0.19%) SAPscript
12 4 (0.19%) VBA
13 2 (0.094%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 412 (19.32%) PMI Certification
2 343 (16.08%) PMP
3 296 (13.88%) Security Cleared
4 281 (13.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 256 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 219 (10.27%) Degree
7 187 (8.77%) SC Cleared
8 100 (4.69%) APMP
9 79 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 63 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
11 62 (2.91%) ISEB
12 57 (2.67%) CCNA
13 50 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 39 (1.83%) MCSE
16 23 (1.08%) ISTQB
17 19 (0.89%) CISSP
17 19 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
18 16 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
19 15 (0.70%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (11.67%) PMO
2 86 (4.03%) QA
3 33 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.22%) SLA
5 21 (0.98%) GDPR
6 14 (0.66%) P3O
7 13 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.61%) PMBOK
8 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.33%) HL7
10 6 (0.28%) COBIT
10 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.23%) NIST
11 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 94 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.13%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.23%) Postfix
7 5 (0.23%) vSphere
8 4 (0.19%) Firmware
8 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.14%) Docker
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.094%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.047%) NFS
11 1 (0.047%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.047%) Squid
11 1 (0.047%) UAG
11 1 (0.047%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (1.88%) SCCM
2 19 (0.89%) SCOM
3 14 (0.66%) HP ALM
4 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.23%) Ansible
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.19%) Puppet
6 4 (0.19%) Terraform
6 4 (0.19%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.19%) yum
7 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.14%) Grafana
7 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.14%) Kibana
7 3 (0.14%) Netcool
7 3 (0.14%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.14%) vRealize
8 2 (0.094%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.094%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 338 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 120 (5.63%) SAP
3 99 (4.64%) Oracle
4 96 (4.50%) VMware
5 78 (3.66%) Cisco
6 73 (3.42%) Citrix
7 34 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (1.41%) IBM
9 26 (1.22%) HP
10 23 (1.08%) Google
11 21 (0.98%) Informatica
12 20 (0.94%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.84%) Cloudera
13 18 (0.84%) Remedy
14 17 (0.80%) Adobe
14 17 (0.80%) CheckPoint
15 15 (0.70%) JD Edwards
16 13 (0.61%) Workday
17 12 (0.56%) Meraki
18 10 (0.47%) Sparx