The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 195 207 194
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing P3O 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.015% 0.098%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 0.18% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£600 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £400 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £305
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
429 566 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.60% 8.33% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 428 388
Average daily rate £450 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £44.16 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £22.55 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £52.82 £121.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing P3O across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

P3O Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

P3O
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing P3O across the City of London region.

P3O Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

P3O
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing P3O across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

P3O
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing P3O also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited P3O.

1 6 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) BPR
4 3 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) APMP
5 2 (33.33%) CA Clarity
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
6 1 (16.67%) VBA
6 1 (16.67%) MS Project
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) MS Access
6 1 (16.67%) Cognos
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing P3O also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited P3O. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) BPR
3 3 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) APMP
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos