Period
to 17 August 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 17 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -23 -1 -12
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 167 216 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.27% 5.00% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 5.99% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 156 227
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +1.91%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £564
England median daily rate £450 £435 £430
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.70 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% +64.71% -41.38%
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.30 £14.49
90th Percentile £30.78 £28.00 £22.88
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.59% +9.00% -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 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 4,263 3,606 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.54% 83.41% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 2,278 2,967
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 124 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 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
Warwickshire +7 48 £419 +6.35% 2
Birmingham -39 30 £475 +18.75% 4
Shropshire -24 18 £600 +4.35% 1
Coventry -41 16 £476 +12.06% 3
Staffordshire -5 14 £413 +26.92% 3
Herefordshire +3 11 £425 +28.30% 6
Solihull -20 5 £450 +18.42% 1
Walsall +1 3 £450 +56.52%
Sutton Coldfield +2 2 £568 -7.72%
Wolverhampton -5 1 £432 +23.29% 2
Worcestershire -10 1 £170 -2.86% 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 110 (65.87%) Project Management
2 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (31.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (25.75%) ITIL
5 32 (19.16%) Finance
6 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
7 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Project
8 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (14.97%) Waterfall
9 23 (13.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
10 19 (11.38%) Programme Management
11 18 (10.78%) Service Delivery
12 16 (9.58%) Migration
13 15 (8.98%) Business Analysis
13 15 (8.98%) Pega
13 15 (8.98%) Change Management
13 15 (8.98%) Automotive
13 15 (8.98%) Windows
13 15 (8.98%) Documentum
13 15 (8.98%) PMP
13 15 (8.98%) PMO
14 14 (8.38%) PMI Certification
14 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
14 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
15 13 (7.78%) TOGAF
15 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
15 13 (7.78%) Scrum
15 13 (7.78%) Military
15 13 (7.78%) IT Strategy

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 15 (8.98%) Documentum
2 11 (6.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (5.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.40%) SPSS
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.39%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (5.39%) Office 365
3 8 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.59%) IaaS
5 5 (2.99%) SaaS
6 4 (2.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) Internet
1 5 (2.99%) LAN
1 5 (2.99%) WAN
2 3 (1.80%) 3G
2 3 (1.80%) 3GPP
2 3 (1.80%) 4G
2 3 (1.80%) 5G
2 3 (1.80%) 802.11
2 3 (1.80%) LTE
3 2 (1.20%) ADSL
3 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.20%) MPLS
3 2 (1.20%) Skype
3 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.20%) VLAN
3 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) Power BI
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (19.16%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Automotive
3 13 (7.78%) Military
4 10 (5.99%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.19%) Retail
6 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.40%) Legal
7 4 (2.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.80%) Electronics
9 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (55.09%) Project Manager
2 26 (15.57%) IT Manager
3 17 (10.18%) IT Project Manager
4 16 (9.58%) Programme Manager
5 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 13 (7.78%) Analyst
6 13 (7.78%) Architect
7 12 (7.19%) Technical Manager
8 10 (5.99%) PMO Analyst
8 10 (5.99%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (4.79%) Agile Project Manager
10 8 (4.79%) Technical Project Manager
11 7 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (3.59%) AWS Architect
12 6 (3.59%) Senior Manager
12 6 (3.59%) Senior Project Manager
12 6 (3.59%) VMware Architect
13 5 (2.99%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) Middleware
2 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.99%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.79%) Virtual Team
4 7 (4.19%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.80%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) NHS
9 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.98%) Windows
2 8 (4.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.40%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.20%) Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (65.87%) Project Management
2 65 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (31.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (25.75%) ITIL
5 25 (14.97%) Waterfall
6 19 (11.38%) Programme Management
7 18 (10.78%) Service Delivery
8 16 (9.58%) Migration
9 15 (8.98%) Business Analysis
9 15 (8.98%) Change Management
10 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.78%) IT Strategy
11 13 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.78%) Project Governance
11 13 (7.78%) Scrum
11 13 (7.78%) TOGAF
12 11 (6.59%) Case Management
12 11 (6.59%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (5.99%) Supplier Management
13 10 (5.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.99%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 23 (13.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 15 (8.98%) PMP
4 14 (8.38%) PMI Certification
4 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.59%) Degree
6 10 (5.99%) APMP
7 8 (4.79%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.19%) CISSP
9 5 (2.99%) CISMP
9 5 (2.99%) MCITP
9 5 (2.99%) MCP
9 5 (2.99%) MCSE
9 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.80%) ISEB
10 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.80%) PhD
11 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.98%) PMO
2 8 (4.79%) GDPR
3 6 (3.59%) JSP 440
4 4 (2.40%) P3O
5 2 (1.20%) COBIT
5 2 (1.20%) ISO 14000
5 2 (1.20%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.20%) vSphere
2 2 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.98%) Pega
3 8 (4.79%) SAP
3 8 (4.79%) VMware
4 6 (3.59%) IBM
4 6 (3.59%) Niku
4 6 (3.59%) Oracle
5 4 (2.40%) Citrix
6 3 (1.80%) EMC
7 2 (1.20%) Apple
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco
7 2 (1.20%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.60%) CommVault
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) NetApp
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.60%) WorldPay