Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 April 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -19 0 -6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 167 241 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.50% 5.20% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 6.40% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 175 219
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £311 £252 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.35 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.41% - +38.89%
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.64% - -2.65%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,014 3,768 4,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.06% 81.29% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,514 2,359 2,424
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 141 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +14.05% -20.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PRINCE2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PRINCE2 in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PRINCE2 in the West Midlands

PRINCE2
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
Warwickshire -2 49 £413 +3.13% 12
Birmingham -10 47 £438 +16.67% 7
Staffordshire -2 18 £400 +23.08% 4
Coventry -34 18 £413 -0.60% 2
Solihull -8 8 £455 +34.81% 1
Worcestershire -6 5 £325 -18.75% 2
Shropshire -22 5 £659 +41.72% 3
Herefordshire +1 1 £350 +3.70%
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 109 (65.27%) Project Management
2 61 (36.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (28.74%) Finance
5 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (14.97%) PMP
7 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.77%) PMO
8 21 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (12.57%) PMI Certification
8 21 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (11.38%) Waterfall
10 16 (9.58%) ITIL
11 15 (8.98%) Programme Management
11 15 (8.98%) Project Governance
12 14 (8.38%) Migration
12 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (8.38%) Project Planning
13 13 (7.78%) Business Analysis
13 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (7.19%) Automotive
14 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
14 12 (7.19%) GDPR
15 11 (6.59%) MS Visio
15 11 (6.59%) PRINCE
15 11 (6.59%) Retail
15 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (5.99%) Degree
16 10 (5.99%) Manufacturing
16 10 (5.99%) Risk Management

PRINCE2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (2.99%) Documentum
1 5 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (17.96%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (6.59%) MS Visio
5 9 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (2.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.59%) IaaS
3 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.99%) Office 365
3 5 (2.99%) PaaS
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) LAN
1 9 (5.39%) WAN
2 6 (3.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.80%) 3G
3 3 (1.80%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.80%) 4G
3 3 (1.80%) 5G
3 3 (1.80%) 802.11
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 3 (1.80%) LTE
3 3 (1.80%) SMS
4 2 (1.20%) ADSL
4 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.20%) SAN
4 2 (1.20%) VLAN
4 2 (1.20%) Wireless
5 1 (0.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.60%) Skype
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) Power BI
2 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.60%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (28.74%) Finance
2 12 (7.19%) Automotive
3 11 (6.59%) Retail
4 10 (5.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.99%) Banking
6 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.20%) Military
9 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (60.48%) Project Manager
2 27 (16.17%) IT Manager
3 20 (11.98%) IT Project Manager
4 18 (10.78%) Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Programme Manager
6 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (5.39%) Senior Manager
8 9 (5.39%) Senior Project Manager
8 9 (5.39%) Software Project Manager
9 7 (4.19%) Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Junior
10 6 (3.59%) Junior Project Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Security Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Security Project Manager
11 5 (2.99%) Applications Manager
11 5 (2.99%) Web Manager
11 5 (2.99%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.80%) Middleware
1 3 (1.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.79%) PMI
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.40%) FMCG
4 4 (2.40%) User Experience
5 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.80%) Infotainment
5 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.79%) Windows
2 6 (3.59%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.80%) Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.27%) Project Management
2 61 (36.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 52 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.38%) Waterfall
5 16 (9.58%) ITIL
6 15 (8.98%) Programme Management
6 15 (8.98%) Project Governance
7 14 (8.38%) Migration
7 14 (8.38%) Project Planning
8 13 (7.78%) Business Analysis
9 11 (6.59%) PRINCE
10 10 (5.99%) Change Management
10 10 (5.99%) Risk Management
10 10 (5.99%) Scrum
11 9 (5.39%) Data Protection
11 9 (5.39%) Supplier Management
12 8 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (4.19%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.19%) IT Strategy
14 6 (3.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.99%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) PMP
2 21 (12.57%) PMI Certification
2 21 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 21 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 10 (5.99%) Degree
4 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.99%) ISEB
5 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.40%) APMP
7 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.80%) PhD
8 2 (1.20%) CIPD
8 2 (1.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.77%) PMO
2 12 (7.19%) GDPR
3 5 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.99%) QA
4 3 (1.80%) COBIT
4 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.20%) P3O
5 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.59%) IBM
2 6 (3.59%) SAP
3 5 (2.99%) Cisco
3 5 (2.99%) Citrix
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle
3 5 (2.99%) Pega
4 3 (1.80%) Ingenico
4 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.20%) Aderant
5 2 (1.20%) Capita
5 2 (1.20%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.20%) EMC
5 2 (1.20%) Niku
6 1 (0.60%) Apple
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.60%) Veeam