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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 118 152 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.39% 5.32% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 6.47% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 113 129
Median daily rate £415 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -1.21% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - -3.50%  

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1743 2348 2096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.66% 82.16% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1320 1237
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 48 114
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.39 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -36.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PRINCE2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +7 29 £415 +10.66% 3
Birmingham -12 24 £408 +4.48% 21
Coventry +19 22 £425 - 1
Staffordshire +8 11 £344 -17.16% 2
Solihull +13 9 £338 +28.57%
Worcestershire +11 3 £288 -28.12%
Shropshire +21 2 £465 +27.74% 1
Walsall -1 2 £294 -17.83%
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 £680 +94.28%
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 -
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 133 (56.36%) Project Management
2 70 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (27.12%) Finance
4 45 (19.07%) ITIL
5 38 (16.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 32 (13.56%) Programme Management
6 32 (13.56%) Degree
7 29 (12.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (11.44%) Change Management
8 27 (11.44%) Microsoft
9 26 (11.02%) MS Visio
10 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Project
10 23 (9.75%) Project Planning
11 22 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
11 22 (9.32%) PMO
12 21 (8.90%) Scrum
13 20 (8.47%) Business Analysis
13 20 (8.47%) Risk Management
13 20 (8.47%) Data Centre
14 18 (7.63%) QA
15 17 (7.20%) Security Cleared
15 17 (7.20%) Cisco
15 17 (7.20%) Migration
16 16 (6.78%) Supplier Management
16 16 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 15 (6.36%) PMI Certification
17 15 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (5.93%) Kanban
18 14 (5.93%) SQL

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 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 26 (11.02%) MS Visio
2 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Project
3 22 (9.32%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (4.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.85%) Maximo
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.42%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.12%) Office 365
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.66%) LAN
2 6 (2.54%) WAN
3 4 (1.69%) Skype
4 3 (1.27%) Internet
4 3 (1.27%) VoIP
5 2 (0.85%) Firewall
5 2 (0.85%) Wireless
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Axure RP
1 11 (4.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 6 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.42%) GoCD
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 64 (27.12%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Local Government
2 11 (4.66%) Marketing
3 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.97%) Automotive
6 5 (2.12%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) Banking
8 3 (1.27%) Advertising
8 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.27%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) French Language
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 109 (46.19%) Project Manager
2 29 (12.29%) Analyst
3 22 (9.32%) Business Analyst
4 16 (6.78%) IT Manager
5 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Manager
5 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 15 (6.36%) Senior Manager
6 14 (5.93%) Service Manager
7 13 (5.51%) Programme Manager
7 13 (5.51%) Project Officer
7 13 (5.51%) Senior Project Manager
8 12 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
9 11 (4.66%) Project Support Officer
9 11 (4.66%) Support Officer
10 9 (3.81%) User Researcher
11 8 (3.39%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.39%) ICT Manager
11 8 (3.39%) Services Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.39%) Technical Manager
11 8 (3.39%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) EDI
1 2 (0.85%) Leaflet
2 1 (0.42%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.08%) Social Media
4 10 (4.24%) PMI
4 10 (4.24%) User Experience
5 6 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.54%) NHS
6 5 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.27%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.27%) EPoS
8 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.85%) Handset
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.42%) CESG
10 1 (0.42%) Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.97%) Windows
2 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.42%) AIX
4 1 (0.42%) Android
4 1 (0.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.42%) Solaris
4 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (56.36%) Project Management
2 70 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (27.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (19.07%) ITIL
5 32 (13.56%) Programme Management
6 27 (11.44%) Change Management
7 23 (9.75%) Project Planning
8 21 (8.90%) Scrum
9 20 (8.47%) Business Analysis
9 20 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 17 (7.20%) Migration
11 16 (6.78%) Supplier Management
12 14 (5.93%) Kanban
13 13 (5.51%) BPR
13 13 (5.51%) Usability Testing
14 12 (5.08%) Cognitive Psychology
14 12 (5.08%) Psychology
14 12 (5.08%) Service Delivery
15 11 (4.66%) Service Management
16 10 (4.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.93%) SQL
2 4 (1.69%) C
3 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (16.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 32 (13.56%) Degree
3 29 (12.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 17 (7.20%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.36%) PMI Certification
6 11 (4.66%) PMP
7 8 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.12%) ISEB
9 4 (1.69%) APMP
9 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (0.85%) CCNA
11 2 (0.85%) CISSP
11 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) MAPM
11 2 (0.85%) MCSE
11 2 (0.85%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.32%) PMO
2 18 (7.63%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.85%) COBIT
5 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
6 1 (0.42%) P3O
6 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.20%) Cisco
3 11 (4.66%) Adobe
4 10 (4.24%) Oracle
5 4 (1.69%) Guidewire
5 4 (1.69%) Juniper
6 3 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.27%) HP
6 3 (1.27%) Kronos
6 3 (1.27%) SAP
7 2 (0.85%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.85%) IBM
7 2 (0.85%) Remedy
7 2 (0.85%) VMware
8 1 (0.42%) CA
8 1 (0.42%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.42%) Epicor
8 1 (0.42%) Informatica
8 1 (0.42%) McKesson
8 1 (0.42%) NetApp
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