Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -34 -4 -14
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 150 200 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.95% 4.32% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 5.13% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 153 222
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £300 £258 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £435 £428
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.25 £25.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% +48.53% -55.52%
10th Percentile £20.13 £16.25 £14.49
90th Percentile £26.58 £28.68 £25.60
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +7.84% -7.27%

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 4,331 3,897 5,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.05% 84.10% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,604 2,478 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 135 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £32.36 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +3 25 £434 +5.15% 3
Birmingham -31 25 £425 +8.97% 13
Coventry -40 22 £475 +11.76% 6
Herefordshire +5 21 £375 +15.38% 2
Shropshire -35 19 £550 -4.35% 3
Staffordshire -8 13 £406 +25.00% 5
Solihull -7 7 £465 +12.05% 1
Walsall - 3 £450 -
Sutton Coldfield +9 2 £568 -2.58%
Worcestershire - 2 £450 - 4
Wolverhampton -6 1 £432 +23.29% 2
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 96 (64.00%) Project Management
2 61 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (32.00%) ITIL
4 43 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (22.67%) Finance
6 30 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 29 (19.33%) Microsoft Project
7 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
8 22 (14.67%) Programme Management
8 22 (14.67%) PMO
9 20 (13.33%) Military
9 20 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 19 (12.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
12 17 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (10.67%) Management Information System
14 15 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 15 (10.00%) Windows
14 15 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 14 (9.33%) Change Management
16 13 (8.67%) DV Cleared
16 13 (8.67%) Project Planning
17 12 (8.00%) Pega
17 12 (8.00%) APMP
17 12 (8.00%) Documentum
18 11 (7.33%) ITIL V3
18 11 (7.33%) Business Analysis
18 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (6.67%) Data Centre

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 12 (8.00%) Documentum
2 8 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.33%) CMS
5 2 (1.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (19.33%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (4.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) Magento
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Office 365
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.33%) SaaS
5 3 (2.00%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) G Suite
6 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.67%) LAN
1 4 (2.67%) WAN
2 2 (1.33%) Skype
2 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.67%) ADSL
3 1 (0.67%) Broadband
3 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.67%) Intranet
3 1 (0.67%) MPLS
3 1 (0.67%) VLAN
3 1 (0.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.67%) GIS
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 34 (22.67%) Finance
2 20 (13.33%) Military
3 10 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.00%) Automotive
4 6 (4.00%) Marketing
4 6 (4.00%) Retail
4 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.67%) Electronics
5 4 (2.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (57.33%) Project Manager
2 17 (11.33%) IT Manager
3 13 (8.67%) Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) IT Project Manager
3 13 (8.67%) PMO Analyst
4 12 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 12 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 10 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 10 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Architect
6 9 (6.00%) Technical Project Manager
7 8 (5.33%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (4.67%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.67%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
9 6 (4.00%) AWS Architect
9 6 (4.00%) VMware Architect
10 5 (3.33%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.33%) Middleware
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.33%) Virtual Team
5 7 (4.67%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.33%) NHS
7 2 (1.33%) PMI
7 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.33%) User Experience
8 1 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (64.00%) Project Management
2 61 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (32.00%) ITIL
4 43 (28.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (14.67%) Programme Management
6 20 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 17 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 15 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.33%) Change Management
10 13 (8.67%) Project Planning
11 11 (7.33%) Business Analysis
11 11 (7.33%) ITIL V3
12 10 (6.67%) SOA
13 9 (6.00%) Case Management
13 9 (6.00%) Commercial Awareness
13 9 (6.00%) Decision-Making
13 9 (6.00%) IT Strategy
13 9 (6.00%) Migration
13 9 (6.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.00%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) C
3 1 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (12.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 18 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.67%) DV Cleared
5 12 (8.00%) APMP
6 10 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 10 (6.67%) PMP
7 8 (5.33%) CISSP
8 6 (4.00%) CISMP
8 6 (4.00%) Degree
8 6 (4.00%) MCITP
8 6 (4.00%) MCP
8 6 (4.00%) MCSE
8 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) HND
11 1 (0.67%) ISEB
11 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) PMO
2 7 (4.67%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.33%) P3O
4 2 (1.33%) GDPR
4 2 (1.33%) ISO 14000
4 2 (1.33%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.67%) COBIT
5 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.33%) vSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.00%) Pega
3 8 (5.33%) VMware
4 6 (4.00%) Niku
4 6 (4.00%) SAP
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle
6 3 (2.00%) Citrix
6 3 (2.00%) EMC
7 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.67%) Apple
8 1 (0.67%) Avaya
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco
8 1 (0.67%) CommVault
8 1 (0.67%) Google
8 1 (0.67%) NetApp
8 1 (0.67%) Progress
8 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds