Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 113 82
Rank change year-on-year -17 -31 -21
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 930 2,102 2,958
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.29% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.63% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1,388 1,952
Median daily rate £448 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £249 £279 £269
90th Percentile £613 £604 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 63 66
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.40 £29.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.66% +14.58% +4.11%
10th Percentile £17.27 £16.25 £17.82
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.00 £58.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £33.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year -24.40% +11.33% +9.09%

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 40,812 80,034 88,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.37% 87.32% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,709 52,713 58,251
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £298 £303 £297
90th Percentile £669 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,451 2,152 2,326
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.69 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year - +12.47% -19.80%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -18 817 £450 - 54
UK excluding London -6 638 £420 -1.18% 45
London -30 256 £485 -0.51% 13
South East -10 191 £400 -8.57% 9
South West +18 135 £433 +8.17% 8
North of England -26 104 £450 +5.88% 9
North West +2 67 £401 -5.76% 9
Scotland +26 65 £375 -11.76% 1
East of England +30 64 £450 -2.70% 9
Midlands -12 57 £430 +4.24% 6
West Midlands +7 36 £425 - 2
Yorkshire -18 33 £520 +16.20%
Work from Home +8 28 £438 +4.48% 2
Wales +32 22 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands -2 21 £450 +12.50% 4
North East +6 4 £550 +37.50%
Channel Islands +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 567 (60.97%) Project Management
2 384 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (26.88%) Finance
4 233 (25.05%) Project Delivery
5 231 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 190 (20.43%) Microsoft
7 182 (19.57%) ITIL
8 162 (17.42%) Public Sector
9 145 (15.59%) Security Cleared
10 136 (14.62%) PMI Certification
11 132 (14.19%) Microsoft Project
12 131 (14.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 124 (13.33%) Change Management
14 120 (12.90%) Degree
15 118 (12.69%) PMP
16 115 (12.37%) Risk Management
17 109 (11.72%) PMO
18 108 (11.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 107 (11.51%) Migration
20 101 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
21 98 (10.54%) Waterfall
22 97 (10.43%) Programme Management
23 90 (9.68%) SC Cleared
24 85 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
25 82 (8.82%) Scrum
26 80 (8.60%) Azure
26 80 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
27 75 (8.06%) Telecoms
28 73 (7.85%) Windows
29 71 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel

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 60 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.04%) Confluence
3 16 (1.72%) CMS
4 8 (0.86%) IIS
5 7 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.43%) SAS
8 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.32%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.22%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Mule
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 132 (14.19%) Microsoft Project
2 101 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 49 (5.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (3.55%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.94%) NetSuite
2 17 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.22%) Magento
9 2 (0.22%) Primavera
9 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 80 (8.60%) Azure
2 63 (6.77%) Office 365
3 45 (4.84%) AWS
4 24 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (1.72%) OneDrive
6 15 (1.61%) Power Platform
6 15 (1.61%) SaaS
7 9 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.86%) PaaS
9 7 (0.75%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.65%) IaaS
11 4 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.43%) GCP
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle CX
11 4 (0.43%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.32%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.32%) Trello
13 2 (0.22%) Boomi
13 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.87%) WAN
2 23 (2.47%) Firewall
3 21 (2.26%) LAN
4 18 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (1.61%) DNS
6 14 (1.51%) MPLS
6 14 (1.51%) Skype
6 14 (1.51%) Wireless
7 13 (1.40%) SAN
8 11 (1.18%) Internet
9 10 (1.08%) DHCP
10 9 (0.97%) LTE
10 9 (0.97%) VoLTE
11 7 (0.75%) VoIP
12 6 (0.65%) 4G
13 5 (0.54%) BGP
13 5 (0.54%) Broadband
13 5 (0.54%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (0.54%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.18%) Power BI
4 7 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
5 6 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.43%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.22%) Impala
8 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.22%) SAS EBI
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) GIS
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (7.10%) JIRA
2 6 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.43%) Selenium
4 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.22%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.22%) GitLab
5 2 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) ERwin
6 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.11%) JMeter
6 1 (0.11%) JUnit
6 1 (0.11%) NUnit
6 1 (0.11%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.11%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 250 (26.88%) Finance
2 162 (17.42%) Public Sector
3 75 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.80%) Local Government
5 23 (2.47%) Legal
6 21 (2.26%) Banking
7 20 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.15%) Retail
8 18 (1.94%) Law
9 17 (1.83%) Military
10 11 (1.18%) Marketing
11 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.86%) Billing
13 7 (0.75%) Advertising
13 7 (0.75%) Back Office
13 7 (0.75%) German Language
14 6 (0.65%) Electronics
14 6 (0.65%) French Language
15 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 474 (50.97%) Project Manager
2 78 (8.39%) Analyst
3 75 (8.06%) IT Manager
4 68 (7.31%) IT Project Manager
5 51 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 49 (5.27%) Senior Project Manager
7 40 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 38 (4.09%) Programme Manager
9 35 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
10 31 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 30 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (3.01%) Coordinator
13 26 (2.80%) Project Officer
13 26 (2.80%) Support Officer
14 25 (2.69%) Digital Project Manager
15 24 (2.58%) Technical Manager
16 23 (2.47%) Agile Project Manager
16 23 (2.47%) Project Support Officer
17 22 (2.37%) Service Manager
18 21 (2.26%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.26%) Web Services
2 16 (1.72%) .NET
3 7 (0.75%) XML
4 6 (0.65%) PySpark
5 5 (0.54%) HTML
5 5 (0.54%) Middleware
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.43%) EDI
6 4 (0.43%) SAML
6 4 (0.43%) Velocity
7 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.32%) OAuth
7 3 (0.32%) OpenID
7 3 (0.32%) SOAP
8 2 (0.22%) ADO
8 2 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.22%) CSS
8 2 (0.22%) JSON
8 2 (0.22%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 59 (6.34%) PMI
4 40 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 28 (3.01%) NHS
7 21 (2.26%) User Experience
8 16 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.86%) CCTV
11 6 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.65%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.54%) CMDB
12 5 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.54%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.54%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.43%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.85%) Windows
2 39 (4.19%) Windows 10
3 28 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.29%) Linux
6 9 (0.97%) Unix
6 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.32%) AIX
8 3 (0.32%) Android
8 3 (0.32%) Solaris
9 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) pSOS
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) SUSE
10 1 (0.11%) VMS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (60.97%) Project Management
2 384 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (25.05%) Project Delivery
4 231 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 182 (19.57%) ITIL
6 124 (13.33%) Change Management
7 115 (12.37%) Risk Management
8 107 (11.51%) Migration
9 98 (10.54%) Waterfall
10 97 (10.43%) Programme Management
11 85 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
12 82 (8.82%) Scrum
13 68 (7.31%) Project Planning
14 57 (6.13%) Change Control
15 56 (6.02%) Decision-Making
16 49 (5.27%) PRINCE
17 45 (4.84%) CRM
18 44 (4.73%) Coaching
19 43 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
20 42 (4.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (3.76%) SQL
2 22 (2.37%) C
3 12 (1.29%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.54%) C#
4 5 (0.54%) Java
4 5 (0.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.22%) ABAP
6 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.22%) Python
6 2 (0.22%) VBA
7 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.11%) C++
7 1 (0.11%) Perl
7 1 (0.11%) R
7 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (15.59%) Security Cleared
2 136 (14.62%) PMI Certification
3 131 (14.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 120 (12.90%) Degree
5 118 (12.69%) PMP
6 108 (11.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 90 (9.68%) SC Cleared
8 57 (6.13%) APMP
9 45 (4.84%) DV Cleared
10 24 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.04%) ISEB
12 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (1.29%) HND
15 11 (1.18%) APMG
16 10 (1.08%) CCNA
16 10 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (0.97%) CISSP
17 9 (0.97%) ISTQB
17 9 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (11.72%) PMO
2 32 (3.44%) QA
3 20 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.61%) P3O
5 14 (1.51%) GDPR
6 13 (1.40%) SLA
7 8 (0.86%) NIST
8 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.65%) COBIT
9 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.65%) NCSC
10 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.54%) PSD2
11 4 (0.43%) HL7
11 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.32%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 44 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (0.86%) XenApp
4 7 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.22%) Docker
8 2 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (1.94%) SCCM
2 17 (1.83%) SCOM
3 9 (0.97%) vRealize
4 4 (0.43%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.32%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.22%) Terraform
6 2 (0.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.11%) CASB
7 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 190 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.30%) Oracle
2 40 (4.30%) SAP
3 31 (3.33%) Cisco
4 29 (3.12%) VMware
5 20 (2.15%) Google
6 18 (1.94%) Citrix
6 18 (1.94%) ServiceNow
7 16 (1.72%) JD Edwards
8 11 (1.18%) Remedy
8 11 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.97%) Capita
9 9 (0.97%) Riverbed
10 8 (0.86%) CheckPoint
10 8 (0.86%) Ericsson
10 8 (0.86%) Workday
11 7 (0.75%) Blue Coat
12 6 (0.65%) Avaya
12 6 (0.65%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.54%) NetApp