Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 36 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 +6
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 177 290 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.60% 4.87% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 5.88% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 217 244
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £530 £540
England median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £38.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.17% -46.36% +112.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.03 £29.52
90th Percentile £32.00 £28.51 £45.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%

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 4071 4936 4035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.90% 82.90% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2964 2291
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 134 180
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 2017. 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
Birmingham +5 57 £395 -1.25% 5
Coventry -5 35 £450 +9.09% 2
Warwickshire -18 31 £419 +11.67% 1
Staffordshire +7 20 £345 +15.00%
Solihull +1 5 £380 -10.59% 1
Wolverhampton -5 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Worcestershire +7 2 £366 -
Shropshire -15 2 £600 +87.50%
West Bromwich +3 1 £488 +14.71%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £550 - 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 99 (55.93%) Project Management
2 57 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (28.81%) Finance
5 35 (19.77%) Microsoft
6 29 (16.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (15.82%) Microsoft Project
8 25 (14.12%) ITIL
9 23 (12.99%) PMP
10 22 (12.43%) PMI Certification
11 20 (11.30%) PMO
12 19 (10.73%) Project Planning
13 18 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (10.17%) Programme Management
14 17 (9.60%) Retail
15 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (8.47%) Change Management
16 15 (8.47%) Risk Management
17 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
17 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (7.91%) Office 365
18 12 (6.78%) Project Governance
18 12 (6.78%) Migration
18 12 (6.78%) Security Cleared
19 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
19 11 (6.21%) Windows
19 11 (6.21%) PMI
20 10 (5.65%) Oracle
20 10 (5.65%) Waterfall
20 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.56%) Documentum
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (7.91%) Office 365
2 4 (2.26%) IaaS
3 3 (1.69%) PaaS
4 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.39%) SMS
2 4 (2.26%) LAN
2 4 (2.26%) VoIP
2 4 (2.26%) WAN
3 3 (1.69%) SAN
3 3 (1.69%) Wireless
4 2 (1.13%) Firewall
4 2 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) Skype
5 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.56%) Power BI
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.56%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 51 (28.81%) Finance
2 17 (9.60%) Retail
3 9 (5.08%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Automotive
5 2 (1.13%) Law
5 2 (1.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (61.02%) Project Manager
2 18 (10.17%) Analyst
2 18 (10.17%) Infrastructure Manager
2 18 (10.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 18 (10.17%) IT Manager
3 17 (9.60%) IT Project Manager
4 12 (6.78%) Senior Manager
4 12 (6.78%) Senior Project Manager
5 11 (6.21%) Coordinator
6 10 (5.65%) Project Coordinator
7 9 (5.08%) Programme Manager
8 8 (4.52%) Junior
8 8 (4.52%) Junior Project Manager
8 8 (4.52%) Programme Planner
9 6 (3.39%) Integration Manager
9 6 (3.39%) PMO Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 6 (3.39%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.39%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) PMI
2 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.26%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.69%) EPoS
5 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.13%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
7 1 (0.56%) Tandem
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.21%) Windows
2 5 (2.82%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.13%) Linux
3 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.93%) Project Management
2 57 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (14.12%) ITIL
5 19 (10.73%) Project Planning
6 18 (10.17%) Programme Management
7 15 (8.47%) Change Management
7 15 (8.47%) Risk Management
8 12 (6.78%) Migration
8 12 (6.78%) Project Governance
9 10 (5.65%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.52%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.52%) CRM
10 8 (4.52%) Scrum
10 8 (4.52%) Supplier Management
11 7 (3.95%) Data Integration
11 7 (3.95%) Data Migration
11 7 (3.95%) PRINCE
11 7 (3.95%) Service Management
12 6 (3.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.95%) SQL
2 4 (2.26%) C
3 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (16.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 23 (12.99%) PMP
3 22 (12.43%) PMI Certification
4 18 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.08%) APMP
8 6 (3.39%) Degree
8 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.82%) MCP
10 3 (1.69%) CISSP
10 3 (1.69%) ISEB
10 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.69%) MCSE
11 1 (0.56%) CCA
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.56%) MCSA
11 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.30%) PMO
2 8 (4.52%) QA
3 5 (2.82%) GDPR
4 3 (1.69%) COBIT
5 2 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.56%) P3O
6 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) XenApp
1 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.65%) Oracle
3 8 (4.52%) SAP
4 4 (2.26%) Epicor
4 4 (2.26%) VMware
5 2 (1.13%) BMC
5 2 (1.13%) Capita
5 2 (1.13%) Citrix
5 2 (1.13%) Remedy
5 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) AppSense
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco
6 1 (0.56%) Cognos
6 1 (0.56%) EMC
6 1 (0.56%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.56%) HP
6 1 (0.56%) Niku
6 1 (0.56%) Pega
6 1 (0.56%) Temenos