The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 556 537 532
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing P3O 34 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.054% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 0.73% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 12
Average daily rate
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£495 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £260 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £494 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £388 £210
% change year-on-year
+11.61% +84.52%
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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4143 3547 4004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.77% 7.40% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2204 2344
Average daily rate £405 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 127 203
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.25 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

P3O Jobs Demand Trend in England

P3O
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

P3O Daily Rate Trend in England

P3O
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing P3O across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in England

P3O
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 23 £498 +22.91%
West Midlands -18 4 £433 +44.16% 1
South East -21 4 £448 -10.40%
South West -36 2 £478 +27.89%
East of England - 1 £390 -
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P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 64 (94.12%) PRINCE2
2 39 (57.35%) Project Management
3 35 (51.47%) MS Project
4 33 (48.53%) Finance
5 25 (36.76%) Programme Management
6 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
6 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 23 (33.82%) ISEB
7 23 (33.82%) Change Management
8 21 (30.88%) Project Planning
9 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (27.94%) Portfolio Management
9 19 (27.94%) PMI
9 19 (27.94%) PMI Certification
10 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
11 17 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (22.06%) QA
12 15 (22.06%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (22.06%) ITIL
13 14 (20.59%) MS Project Server
14 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
15 12 (17.65%) APMP
16 11 (16.18%) PMP
17 10 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
17 10 (14.71%) Degree
18 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 7 (10.29%) Change Control
19 7 (10.29%) CA Clarity

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 14 (20.59%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.94%) Documentum
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (51.47%) MS Project
2 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 15 (22.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (8.82%) MS Office
5 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.47%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MS Access
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
General
1 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.88%) Law
4 3 (4.41%) Billing
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Automotive
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.82%) PMO Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Programme Office Support
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Portfolio Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Project Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Information Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Process Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
9 1 (1.47%) Junior
9 1 (1.47%) Project Planner
9 1 (1.47%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) PMI
2 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Economics
4 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (94.12%) PRINCE2
2 39 (57.35%) Project Management
3 25 (36.76%) Programme Management
4 23 (33.82%) Change Management
5 21 (30.88%) Project Planning
6 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (27.94%) Portfolio Management
7 15 (22.06%) ITIL
8 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (10.29%) Resource Management
10 7 (10.29%) Change Control
10 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.82%) Service Management
12 5 (7.35%) CMMI
12 5 (7.35%) CRM
12 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
13 4 (5.88%) BPR
13 4 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) ISEB
2 19 (27.94%) PMI Certification
3 17 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.65%) APMP
5 11 (16.18%) PMP
6 10 (14.71%) Degree
6 10 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (7.35%) CAPM
9 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.41%) PgMP
11 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.06%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (4.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.94%) CA
4 2 (2.94%) Primavera
4 2 (2.94%) Cadence
5 1 (1.47%) PTC
5 1 (1.47%) Capita
5 1 (1.47%) Cognos