The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 560 475 562
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +87
Contract jobs citing P3O 30 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.065% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.73% 0.85% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 5
Average daily rate £398 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.14% -27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £464 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £218 £650
% change year-on-year
+77.58% -66.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4084 3311 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 7.68% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 1990 2369
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 134 233
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
P3O
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -17 11 £425 +51.78% 1
West Midlands -13 8 £374 +73.83% 1
South West -16 6 £368 +145.00%
South East -22 5 £315 +15.59%
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
P3O
UK

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (75.44%) PRINCE2
2 28 (49.12%) MS Excel
3 25 (43.86%) Project Management
4 24 (42.11%) Finance
5 22 (38.60%) MS Project
6 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.82%) PMI Certification
6 17 (29.82%) Programme Management
6 17 (29.82%) Change Management
7 16 (28.07%) PMI
7 16 (28.07%) MS PowerPoint
7 16 (28.07%) QA
8 14 (24.56%) Change Control
8 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
9 12 (21.05%) MS Office
10 11 (19.30%) ITIL
11 10 (17.54%) PMP
12 9 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
12 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
12 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
12 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
14 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
14 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
14 7 (12.28%) Dependency Management
15 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
15 6 (10.53%) CA Clarity
15 6 (10.53%) MS Project Server
15 6 (10.53%) Project Planning
15 6 (10.53%) Banking

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.53%) MS Project Server
3 2 (3.51%) Documentum
Applications
1 28 (49.12%) MS Excel
2 22 (38.60%) MS Project
3 16 (28.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (21.05%) MS Office
5 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
6 2 (3.51%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.75%) Summit
2 1 (1.75%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MS Access
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.75%) EDRMS
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
1 10 (17.54%) PMO Lead
2 7 (12.28%) PMO Manager
3 6 (10.53%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.26%) Project Planner
7 2 (3.51%) Information Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Head of Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Project Officer
7 2 (3.51%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Project Support Officer
7 2 (3.51%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Trainer
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) PMI
2 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) BBC
3 1 (1.75%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (75.44%) PRINCE2
2 25 (43.86%) Project Management
3 17 (29.82%) Programme Management
3 17 (29.82%) Change Management
4 14 (24.56%) Change Control
5 11 (19.30%) ITIL
6 9 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
7 7 (12.28%) Dependency Management
8 6 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.53%) CMMI
9 4 (7.02%) Information Management
10 3 (5.26%) Service Management
10 3 (5.26%) Document Management
10 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.26%) Budget Control
10 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.51%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
1 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) PMI Certification
2 10 (17.54%) PMP
3 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
6 4 (7.02%) ISEB
7 3 (5.26%) APMP
8 2 (3.51%) PgMP
8 2 (3.51%) CAPM
8 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Niku
3 2 (3.51%) Planview
3 2 (3.51%) Primavera
3 2 (3.51%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.75%) EMC
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu