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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 523 513 497
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing P3O 34 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.058% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 0.75% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 14
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£465 £463 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £283 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £670 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £438 £269
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +62.88%
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
3608 3476 3021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.92% 7.80% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2178 2075 1719
Average daily rate £411 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 +12 10 £435 -3.33% 1
West Midlands +4 6 £433 +53.09%
South East -15 4 £313 +3.30%
East of England - 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 68 (90.67%) PRINCE2
2 48 (64.00%) Project Management
3 34 (45.33%) Finance
4 30 (40.00%) MS Project
5 28 (37.33%) Programme Management
5 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (36.00%) ISEB
7 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 22 (29.33%) APMP
9 21 (28.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (28.00%) Risk Management
10 18 (24.00%) Portfolio Management
11 17 (22.67%) Change Management
12 15 (20.00%) Project Planning
12 15 (20.00%) PMI Certification
13 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
14 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (17.33%) PMI
14 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
15 12 (16.00%) Change Control
16 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (14.67%) PMP
16 11 (14.67%) MS Office
17 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 9 (12.00%) QA
18 9 (12.00%) Coaching
18 9 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 8 (10.67%) Degree
19 8 (10.67%) MS Project Server
19 8 (10.67%) MS PowerPoint

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 8 (10.67%) MS Project Server
1 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) Documentum
3 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (40.00%) MS Project
2 14 (18.67%) MS Excel
3 11 (14.67%) MS Office
4 8 (10.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.67%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mart
General
1 34 (45.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Law
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) Automotive
4 2 (2.67%) Billing
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) PMO Manager
2 15 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (18.67%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Programme Office Support
7 4 (5.33%) Planning Manager
7 4 (5.33%) PMO Lead
7 4 (5.33%) Programme Office Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Portfolio Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Report Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Support Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Portfolio Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Project Planner
10 1 (1.33%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) PMI
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) CMDB
4 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) PRINCE2
2 48 (64.00%) Project Management
3 28 (37.33%) Programme Management
3 28 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.00%) Risk Management
5 18 (24.00%) Portfolio Management
6 17 (22.67%) Change Management
7 15 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
9 12 (16.00%) Change Control
10 9 (12.00%) Coaching
10 9 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.00%) Resource Management
12 6 (8.00%) PRINCE
13 5 (6.67%) Six Sigma
13 5 (6.67%) Scrum
13 5 (6.67%) ITIL
14 4 (5.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (36.00%) ISEB
2 22 (29.33%) APMP
3 21 (28.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (20.00%) PMI Certification
5 11 (14.67%) PMP
6 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (10.67%) Degree
8 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (5.33%) PgMP
11 3 (4.00%) CAPM
11 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) SAP
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) Primavera
3 3 (4.00%) CA
3 3 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.67%) Cadence
5 1 (1.33%) PTC
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
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