Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 48 36
Rank change year-on-year -32 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 127 163 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.61% 3.52% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 4.20% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 137 199
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £227 £300 £265
90th Percentile £517 £525 £530
England median daily rate £445 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +12.00% -34.59%
10th Percentile £19.50 £16.25 £17.33
90th Percentile £20.50 £32.35 £30.14
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +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 4,239 3,878 4,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.03% 83.69% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,465 2,740
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £247
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -19 27 £390 -1.27% 21
Herefordshire +1 25 £375 +7.14%
Coventry -7 20 £450 +9.09% 2
Shropshire -39 14 £500 -16.67% 1
Warwickshire -14 13 £388 -8.82% 2
Staffordshire -21 9 £375 +10.29% 2
Solihull +11 7 £465 +2.20% 2
Worcestershire -4 5 £438 +9.38%
Wolverhampton +3 2 £372 -
Walsall - 2 £450 -
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 81 (63.78%) Project Management
2 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.50%) ITIL
4 34 (26.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Office
6 29 (22.83%) Finance
7 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Project
8 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
9 20 (15.75%) Military
9 20 (15.75%) Security Cleared
10 18 (14.17%) PMO
11 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
11 17 (13.39%) Risk Management
12 16 (12.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (11.81%) Windows
14 14 (11.02%) Programme Management
14 14 (11.02%) Project Planning
15 12 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (9.45%) PMP
15 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (8.66%) Windows Server
16 11 (8.66%) PMI Certification
16 11 (8.66%) Manufacturing
16 11 (8.66%) APMP
16 11 (8.66%) ITIL V3
17 10 (7.87%) Management Information System
17 10 (7.87%) Service Delivery
17 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
17 10 (7.87%) SOA

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 (3.94%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.36%) Documentum
2 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 2 (1.57%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.36%) Office 365
2 3 (2.36%) SaaS
3 2 (1.57%) G Suite
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) ADSL
1 3 (2.36%) Ethernet
1 3 (2.36%) VLAN
1 3 (2.36%) WAN
1 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.57%) Firewall
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) Broadband
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (22.83%) Finance
2 20 (15.75%) Military
3 11 (8.66%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.30%) Retail
5 7 (5.51%) Marketing
6 4 (3.15%) Automotive
6 4 (3.15%) Electronics
6 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (59.06%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.39%) IT Manager
3 16 (12.60%) IT Project Manager
4 11 (8.66%) Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (7.87%) Technical Manager
6 9 (7.09%) PMO Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (6.30%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (6.30%) Project Officer
7 8 (6.30%) Project Support Officer
7 8 (6.30%) Support Officer
8 7 (5.51%) Technical Project Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.15%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.15%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.15%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (3.15%) IT Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) Middleware
1 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.94%) PMI
4 5 (3.94%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.36%) FMCG
6 2 (1.57%) NHS
6 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) EPoS
7 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
2 11 (8.66%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (63.78%) Project Management
2 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.50%) ITIL
4 34 (26.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (13.39%) Risk Management
6 14 (11.02%) Programme Management
6 14 (11.02%) Project Planning
7 11 (8.66%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.87%) Service Delivery
8 10 (7.87%) SOA
9 9 (7.09%) Change Management
9 9 (7.09%) Decision-Making
9 9 (7.09%) Service Management
10 8 (6.30%) Migration
10 8 (6.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (5.51%) Change Control
11 7 (5.51%) Earned Value Management
11 7 (5.51%) Service Design
11 7 (5.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.36%) C
2 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
3 16 (12.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (9.45%) PMP
4 12 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (8.66%) APMP
5 11 (8.66%) PMI Certification
6 7 (5.51%) CISSP
7 6 (4.72%) CISMP
7 6 (4.72%) MCITP
7 6 (4.72%) MCP
7 6 (4.72%) MCSE
7 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.15%) Degree
9 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.79%) CEH
10 1 (0.79%) HND
10 1 (0.79%) ISEB
10 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.17%) PMO
2 7 (5.51%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.94%) QA
4 3 (2.36%) GDPR
4 3 (2.36%) P3O
4 3 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.57%) ISO 14000
5 2 (1.57%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.79%) COBIT
6 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.36%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCOM
1 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.51%) SAP
3 4 (3.15%) Citrix
4 3 (2.36%) Niku
4 3 (2.36%) Pega
5 2 (1.57%) Google
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle
6 1 (0.79%) BMC
6 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.79%) F5
6 1 (0.79%) Infoblox
6 1 (0.79%) Progress
6 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) VMware