Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 34 25
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 164 267 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.50% 4.96% 6.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 6.02% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 198 216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £530 £548
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £38.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -34.59% +112.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.33 £29.52
90th Percentile £32.35 £30.14 £45.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 3,871 4,436 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.64% 82.47% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,457 2,683 2,267
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £549 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 132 163
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.84 £21.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +6.10% -10.51%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.89 £10.97
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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
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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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
Birmingham +17 63 £395 +5.33% 15
Warwickshire -9 36 £425 +6.25% 5
Staffordshire +6 23 £340 +13.33% 2
Coventry -31 18 £413 - 8
Solihull -1 5 £455 -11.22% 3
Worcestershire 0 3 £400 - 2
Wolverhampton -5 2 - -
West Bromwich +4 1 £488 +14.71%
Herefordshire -3 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Shropshire -22 1 £600 +87.50% 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 96 (58.54%) Project Management
2 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (33.54%) Finance
4 53 (32.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (23.17%) Microsoft
6 36 (21.95%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (15.85%) PMP
7 26 (15.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 24 (14.63%) PMI Certification
8 24 (14.63%) PMO
9 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 20 (12.20%) Project Planning
11 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (10.37%) Retail
13 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
13 16 (9.76%) Risk Management
14 15 (9.15%) ITIL
14 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (8.54%) PMI
15 14 (8.54%) Programme Management
15 14 (8.54%) Project Governance
15 14 (8.54%) Office 365
16 13 (7.93%) Windows
17 12 (7.32%) Change Management
18 11 (6.71%) SC Cleared
18 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
19 10 (6.10%) Migration
19 10 (6.10%) PRINCE
20 9 (5.49%) QA
20 9 (5.49%) Waterfall

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 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.22%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) Documentum
3 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (21.95%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.54%) Office 365
3 5 (3.05%) IaaS
4 4 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) LAN
1 5 (3.05%) SMS
1 5 (3.05%) WAN
2 3 (1.83%) SAN
3 2 (1.22%) Firewall
3 2 (1.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) VoIP
3 2 (1.22%) Wireless
4 1 (0.61%) ADSL
4 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.61%) Skype
4 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.61%) DB2
3 1 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.61%) ZAP BI
General
1 55 (33.54%) Finance
2 17 (10.37%) Retail
3 9 (5.49%) Banking
4 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
6 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (64.02%) Project Manager
2 21 (12.80%) IT Manager
3 20 (12.20%) IT Project Manager
4 16 (9.76%) Analyst
5 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Manager
5 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 12 (7.32%) Coordinator
6 12 (7.32%) Junior
6 12 (7.32%) Junior Project Manager
7 11 (6.71%) Project Coordinator
8 10 (6.10%) Senior Manager
8 10 (6.10%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (4.88%) PMO Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Programme Manager
9 8 (4.88%) Software Project Manager
10 6 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Programme Planner
10 6 (3.66%) Security Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Security Project Manager
11 5 (3.05%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) Web Services
2 2 (1.22%) .NET
2 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) PMI
2 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.44%) FMCG
4 4 (2.44%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.83%) EPoS
5 3 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.22%) NHS
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.93%) Windows
2 4 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.83%) Linux
3 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (58.54%) Project Management
2 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (32.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (12.20%) Project Planning
5 16 (9.76%) Risk Management
6 15 (9.15%) ITIL
7 14 (8.54%) Programme Management
7 14 (8.54%) Project Governance
8 12 (7.32%) Change Management
9 10 (6.10%) Migration
9 10 (6.10%) PRINCE
10 9 (5.49%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.88%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.88%) Change Control
11 8 (4.88%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.27%) CRM
12 7 (4.27%) Data Integration
13 6 (3.66%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.66%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.05%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) C
3 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) PMP
1 26 (15.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 24 (14.63%) PMI Certification
3 21 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.88%) APMP
6 7 (4.27%) Degree
7 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.44%) ISEB
8 4 (2.44%) MCP
9 3 (1.83%) CISSP
9 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.22%) MCSE
11 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.63%) PMO
2 9 (5.49%) QA
3 7 (4.27%) GDPR
4 5 (3.05%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.83%) COBIT
5 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.83%) P3O
6 1 (0.61%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.27%) SAP
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle
4 4 (2.44%) Citrix
4 4 (2.44%) Epicor
4 4 (2.44%) VMware
5 3 (1.83%) Cisco
5 3 (1.83%) Ingenico
5 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.22%) BMC
6 2 (1.22%) Capita
6 2 (1.22%) Remedy
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) EMC
7 1 (0.61%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) Pega
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Temenos
7 1 (0.61%) Veeam