Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 65 50
Rank change year-on-year -25 -15 -16
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 2,847 3,233 4,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.76% 3.35% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 3.92% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,826 2,284 2,999
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £280
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +5.63% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 72
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +23.08% -17.27%
10th Percentile £16.90 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £45.68 £45.45 £42.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +1.79% +25.28% -18.73%

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 88,839 82,529 92,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,630 54,071 60,832
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,086 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.50%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -26 2,645 £450 +3.45% 314
UK excluding London -19 1,791 £423 +5.63% 228
London -33 1,027 £500 +5.26% 101
South East -11 598 £450 - 67
North of England -13 328 £413 +3.13% 49
South West -11 260 £380 +1.33% 24
Midlands -27 259 £425 +3.03% 41
East of England +2 177 £400 - 32
North West -4 168 £413 +10.00% 33
West Midlands -23 167 £450 +9.09% 27
Yorkshire -5 129 £400 - 8
Scotland -23 129 £389 +11.07% 7
East Midlands -24 86 £408 +1.88% 14
Wales -41 38 £425 +21.86% 8
North East -7 37 £500 +23.46% 8
Northern Ireland +34 8 £345 -1.43%
Channel Islands -3 1 £310 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,691 (59.40%) Project Management
2 1,105 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 935 (32.84%) Finance
4 751 (26.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 609 (21.39%) ITIL
6 493 (17.32%) Microsoft
7 429 (15.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 415 (14.58%) PMP
9 399 (14.01%) PMI Certification
10 368 (12.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 355 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
12 354 (12.43%) Security Cleared
13 317 (11.13%) PMO
14 300 (10.54%) Waterfall
15 290 (10.19%) Migration
16 287 (10.08%) Change Management
17 270 (9.48%) Scrum
18 254 (8.92%) Degree
19 251 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
20 250 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
21 246 (8.64%) SC Cleared
22 245 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
23 239 (8.39%) Windows
24 232 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
25 217 (7.62%) Risk Management
26 205 (7.20%) Programme Management
27 195 (6.85%) Service Management
28 189 (6.64%) Business Analysis
29 188 (6.60%) Project Planning
30 164 (5.76%) PMI

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
1 131 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 32 (1.12%) Confluence
4 29 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 23 (0.81%) IIS
6 19 (0.67%) Documentum
7 17 (0.60%) CMS
8 15 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.42%) SAS
10 11 (0.39%) MS Project Server
10 11 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.28%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.25%) JBoss
12 7 (0.25%) WordPress
13 6 (0.21%) Apache
14 5 (0.18%) Drupal
14 5 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.18%) Liferay
15 4 (0.14%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 355 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
2 251 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
3 232 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 145 (5.09%) MS Visio
5 137 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.035%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 40 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.42%) Primavera
4 11 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.21%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.21%) Servitor
7 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 159 (5.58%) Office 365
2 141 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (2.46%) SaaS
5 36 (1.26%) PaaS
6 27 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.91%) IaaS
8 14 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
8 14 (0.49%) Yammer
9 13 (0.46%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.35%) Trello
12 7 (0.25%) G Suite
12 7 (0.25%) iPaaS
13 5 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.14%) FinancialForce
14 4 (0.14%) Taleo
15 3 (0.11%) BlueKai
16 2 (0.070%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.99%) WAN
2 75 (2.63%) LAN
3 60 (2.11%) Firewall
4 54 (1.90%) SMS
5 42 (1.48%) VPN
6 40 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (1.33%) DNS
8 34 (1.19%) Skype
9 26 (0.91%) MPLS
9 26 (0.91%) VLAN
10 25 (0.88%) DHCP
10 25 (0.88%) SAN
11 24 (0.84%) Unified Communications
11 24 (0.84%) Wireless
12 23 (0.81%) VoIP
13 22 (0.77%) IP Telephony
14 20 (0.70%) Internet
14 20 (0.70%) Intranet
15 17 (0.60%) Network Security
16 14 (0.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (0.56%) Big Data
5 15 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 11 (0.39%) Power BI
7 9 (0.32%) DB2
7 9 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
9 6 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.18%) GIS
11 4 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.14%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.14%) MySQL
11 4 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.11%) QlikView
12 3 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 83 (2.92%) JIRA
2 13 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.28%) SonarQube
5 7 (0.25%) Selenium
5 7 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.21%) LoadRunner
6 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.14%) JMeter
8 3 (0.11%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.11%) JUnit
8 3 (0.11%) Maven
8 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.11%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.11%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.070%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.070%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.070%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.070%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.035%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 935 (32.84%) Finance
2 158 (5.55%) Retail
3 142 (4.99%) Banking
4 111 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.65%) Marketing
6 83 (2.92%) Legal
7 52 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.72%) Military
9 45 (1.58%) Law
10 41 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 32 (1.12%) Automotive
12 26 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.74%) Billing
14 20 (0.70%) Local Government
14 20 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.56%) Front Office
16 13 (0.46%) Back Office
17 11 (0.39%) Advertising
17 11 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,566 (55.01%) Project Manager
2 292 (10.26%) IT Manager
3 269 (9.45%) Analyst
4 232 (8.15%) IT Project Manager
5 188 (6.60%) Infrastructure Manager
6 167 (5.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 167 (5.87%) Senior Manager
7 166 (5.83%) Business Analyst
8 149 (5.23%) Senior Project Manager
9 127 (4.46%) Programme Manager
10 115 (4.04%) Technical Manager
11 93 (3.27%) Technical Project Manager
12 89 (3.13%) Architect
13 80 (2.81%) Coordinator
14 69 (2.42%) Digital Project Manager
15 63 (2.21%) Agile Project Manager
15 63 (2.21%) Project Coordinator
16 60 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
17 54 (1.90%) Consultant
17 54 (1.90%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.26%) Middleware
2 24 (0.84%) Web Services
3 23 (0.81%) .NET
4 16 (0.56%) HTML
5 14 (0.49%) XML
6 11 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.35%) Velocity
8 9 (0.32%) J2EE
9 8 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.28%) CSS
10 6 (0.21%) EDI
11 5 (0.18%) jQuery
11 5 (0.18%) LDAP
11 5 (0.18%) Spring
12 4 (0.14%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (0.11%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.11%) REST
13 3 (0.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 245 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 164 (5.76%) Management Information System
2 164 (5.76%) PMI
3 63 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (2.00%) NHS
4 57 (2.00%) Virtual Team
5 50 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 37 (1.30%) User Experience
7 33 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 19 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (0.53%) Life Science
10 15 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 13 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.42%) PKI
13 10 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.35%) LIMS
13 10 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 239 (8.39%) Windows
2 93 (3.27%) Windows 10
3 75 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 47 (1.65%) Linux
5 40 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 28 (0.98%) Unix
7 24 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.67%) Solaris
9 18 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.32%) Android
12 8 (0.28%) AIX
13 6 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.11%) VMS
16 2 (0.070%) CentOS
16 2 (0.070%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.070%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,691 (59.40%) Project Management
2 1,105 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 751 (26.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 609 (21.39%) ITIL
5 300 (10.54%) Waterfall
6 290 (10.19%) Migration
7 287 (10.08%) Change Management
8 270 (9.48%) Scrum
9 250 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
10 217 (7.62%) Risk Management
11 205 (7.20%) Programme Management
12 195 (6.85%) Service Management
13 189 (6.64%) Business Analysis
14 188 (6.60%) Project Planning
15 163 (5.73%) Change Control
16 148 (5.20%) Resource Management
17 147 (5.16%) Project Governance
18 137 (4.81%) Matrix Organization
19 134 (4.71%) Service Delivery
20 133 (4.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 66 (2.32%) SQL
2 40 (1.40%) C
3 26 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 16 (0.56%) Java
5 13 (0.46%) JavaScript
5 13 (0.46%) VB
6 12 (0.42%) C#
7 9 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.18%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.14%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.14%) VBScript
10 3 (0.11%) C++
10 3 (0.11%) COBOL
11 2 (0.070%) PHP
11 2 (0.070%) Python
11 2 (0.070%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.035%) ABAP
12 1 (0.035%) Perl
12 1 (0.035%) REXX
12 1 (0.035%) VBA
Qualifications
1 429 (15.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 415 (14.58%) PMP
3 399 (14.01%) PMI Certification
4 368 (12.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 354 (12.43%) Security Cleared
6 254 (8.92%) Degree
7 246 (8.64%) SC Cleared
8 138 (4.85%) APMP
9 86 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
10 77 (2.70%) ISEB
11 75 (2.63%) DV Cleared
12 73 (2.56%) CISSP
13 71 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
14 54 (1.90%) CCNP
14 54 (1.90%) CISM
15 43 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 40 (1.40%) CCNA
17 35 (1.23%) MCSE
18 24 (0.84%) CISA
19 21 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (11.13%) PMO
2 122 (4.29%) GDPR
3 119 (4.18%) QA
4 48 (1.69%) SLA
5 36 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.95%) P3O
7 20 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.49%) PMBOK
9 13 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 13 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.42%) ISO 22301
11 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.35%) COBIT
12 10 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.28%) GxP
14 8 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
14 8 (0.28%) ISO 31000
14 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 97 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.39%) XenApp
6 9 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.25%) vSphere
8 6 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.070%) ACF2
12 2 (0.070%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.070%) Firmware
12 2 (0.070%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.070%) RACF
12 2 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (1.62%) SCCM
2 23 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
3 21 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (0.35%) SCOM
6 8 (0.28%) Nessus
6 8 (0.28%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 7 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
7 7 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.18%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.14%) WSUS
10 3 (0.11%) CASB
10 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.11%) Puppet
11 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 493 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.23%) Oracle
3 145 (5.09%) Cisco
4 113 (3.97%) SAP
5 97 (3.41%) VMware
6 79 (2.77%) Citrix
7 44 (1.55%) IBM
8 37 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 31 (1.09%) HP
10 25 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (0.88%) Workday
11 20 (0.70%) Xerox
12 19 (0.67%) Capita
12 19 (0.67%) NetApp
13 18 (0.63%) Pega
14 16 (0.56%) CheckPoint
14 16 (0.56%) Juniper
15 15 (0.53%) Informatica
15 15 (0.53%) McAfee
16 14 (0.49%) EMC