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 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 538 528 513
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing P3O 41 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.049% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.07% 0.66% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 16
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£433 £400 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £627 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.80% +17.29%
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
3828 3488 3301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.72% 7.45% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 2123 1932
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 125 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 December 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 December 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 +26 23 £495 +23.75% 1
West Midlands -3 6 £433 +73.00%
South East -29 6 £313 -21.87% 1
East of England - 2 £433 -
Yorkshire -11 1 £325 -
East Midlands - - - -
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P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 62 (92.54%) PRINCE2
2 49 (73.13%) Project Management
3 33 (49.25%) Finance
4 27 (40.30%) ISEB
5 25 (37.31%) MS Project
6 21 (31.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (31.34%) APMP
7 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.87%) Change Management
8 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
8 18 (26.87%) Portfolio Management
9 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
9 17 (25.37%) Programme Management
10 16 (23.88%) Project Planning
11 14 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (19.40%) PMI Certification
13 12 (17.91%) PMI
13 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (14.93%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (13.43%) Change Control
16 9 (13.43%) PMP
16 9 (13.43%) MS Office
16 9 (13.43%) Coaching
17 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
17 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (11.94%) QA
17 8 (11.94%) MS Project Server
18 7 (10.45%) Degree

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
1 8 (11.94%) MS Project Server
2 2 (2.99%) Documentum
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (37.31%) MS Project
2 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
3 10 (14.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (13.43%) MS Office
5 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MS Access
1 4 (5.97%) Big Data
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.99%) Data Mart
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Automotive
2 3 (4.48%) Law
2 3 (4.48%) Billing
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Project Manager
3 12 (17.91%) PMO Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) PMO Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Programme Office Support
5 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Programme Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) PMO Lead
7 3 (4.48%) Portfolio Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Programme Office Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (1.49%) Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (1.49%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.49%) Project Analyst
9 1 (1.49%) Project Office Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) PMI
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Economics
3 1 (1.49%) CMDB
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (92.54%) PRINCE2
2 49 (73.13%) Project Management
3 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.87%) Portfolio Management
4 18 (26.87%) Change Management
5 17 (25.37%) Risk Management
5 17 (25.37%) Programme Management
6 16 (23.88%) Project Planning
7 14 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.43%) Change Control
8 9 (13.43%) Coaching
9 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.96%) Resource Management
10 6 (8.96%) Scrum
10 6 (8.96%) ITIL
10 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.96%) PRINCE
11 5 (7.46%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (7.46%) Service Management
12 4 (5.97%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) ISEB
2 21 (31.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 21 (31.34%) APMP
3 13 (19.40%) PMI Certification
4 11 (16.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (13.43%) PMP
6 7 (10.45%) Degree
7 6 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.97%) PgMP
9 4 (5.97%) CAPM
10 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) HP
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.48%) CA
4 3 (4.48%) Primavera
5 2 (2.99%) Cadence
5 2 (2.99%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) PTC