Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 26 33
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 167 241 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.41% 5.56% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 6.75% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 170 205
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +5.81%
10th Percentile £300 £248 £257
90th Percentile £541 £526 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.21 £25.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% +50.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29.00 £16.28 £14.90
90th Percentile £30.80 £28.00 £22.60
England median hourly rate £28.83 £28.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.95% +23.08% -17.27%

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 4,064 3,573 4,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.07% 82.38% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,472 2,213 2,684
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 145 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.25 £38.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 50 £413 -0.60% 1
Birmingham -22 43 £450 +17.65% 7
Coventry -45 17 £500 +20.48% 1
Staffordshire 0 14 £413 +6.45% 8
Shropshire -16 12 £600 +4.35% 3
Solihull -15 10 £450 +14.29% 1
Worcestershire -9 2 £248 -38.13%
Herefordshire +2 1 £350 +3.70%
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £535 -17.37% 1
Walsall -2 1 - - 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 57 (34.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (24.55%) Finance
5 26 (15.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Project
7 24 (14.37%) ITIL
7 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.17%) Waterfall
9 21 (12.57%) PMO
10 20 (11.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (10.78%) PMP
12 17 (10.18%) Programme Management
12 17 (10.18%) Business Analysis
13 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (8.38%) PMI Certification
14 14 (8.38%) Migration
15 13 (7.78%) Change Management
15 13 (7.78%) IT Strategy
15 13 (7.78%) Project Governance
16 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
16 12 (7.19%) Supplier Management
16 12 (7.19%) Project Planning
16 12 (7.19%) Pega
16 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
16 12 (7.19%) Scrum
16 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (7.19%) MS Visio
16 12 (7.19%) Documentum
17 11 (6.59%) Automotive

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 (7.19%) Documentum
2 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.19%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (2.40%) SPSS
6 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.79%) Office 365
3 7 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (4.19%) IaaS
4 6 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.99%) PaaS
5 5 (2.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.19%) LAN
2 6 (3.59%) WAN
3 5 (2.99%) Internet
4 3 (1.80%) 3G
4 3 (1.80%) 3GPP
4 3 (1.80%) 4G
4 3 (1.80%) 5G
4 3 (1.80%) 802.11
4 3 (1.80%) LTE
4 3 (1.80%) SMS
5 2 (1.20%) Skype
5 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.60%) ADSL
6 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.60%) Firewall
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.60%) Wireless
6 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) Power BI
1 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) DB2
3 1 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Automotive
3 8 (4.79%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.99%) Legal
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Military
5 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (55.69%) Project Manager
2 30 (17.96%) IT Manager
3 21 (12.57%) IT Project Manager
4 18 (10.78%) Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Programme Manager
6 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (5.99%) PMO Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (4.79%) Software Project Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Senior Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.59%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.59%) Coordinator
11 6 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.99%) Agile Project Manager
12 5 (2.99%) PMO Manager
13 4 (2.40%) Network Manager
13 4 (2.40%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) Middleware
2 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
1 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.79%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.19%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.59%) User Experience
5 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.40%) PMI
6 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.39%) Windows
2 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.27%) Project Management
2 57 (34.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 54 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (14.37%) ITIL
5 22 (13.17%) Waterfall
6 17 (10.18%) Business Analysis
6 17 (10.18%) Programme Management
7 14 (8.38%) Migration
8 13 (7.78%) Change Management
8 13 (7.78%) IT Strategy
8 13 (7.78%) Project Governance
9 12 (7.19%) Project Planning
9 12 (7.19%) Scrum
9 12 (7.19%) Supplier Management
10 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
10 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.99%) Case Management
11 10 (5.99%) TOGAF
12 9 (5.39%) Data Protection
12 9 (5.39%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.40%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (15.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 20 (11.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 18 (10.78%) PMP
4 14 (8.38%) PMI Certification
5 10 (5.99%) Degree
6 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.40%) APMP
8 4 (2.40%) ISEB
9 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.80%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.80%) PhD
10 2 (1.20%) CIPD
11 1 (0.60%) CISSP
11 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) PMO
2 11 (6.59%) GDPR
3 4 (2.40%) P3O
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
4 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (1.20%) vSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) SCCM
1 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.19%) Pega
3 7 (4.19%) VMware
4 6 (3.59%) IBM
5 5 (2.99%) Niku
6 4 (2.40%) Cisco
6 4 (2.40%) Citrix
6 4 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (1.80%) EMC
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle
8 2 (1.20%) Aderant
8 2 (1.20%) Apple
8 2 (1.20%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.60%) Google
9 1 (0.60%) Ingenico
9 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.60%) Veeam
9 1 (0.60%) WorldPay