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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 565 545 557
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing P3O 18 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.042% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.55% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
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£419 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.31% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £290 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £438 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £368 £358
% change year-on-year
+24.14% +2.79%
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
4116 3609 4255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.04% 7.50% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 2169 2385
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 147 215
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 7 £351 +0.14%
South East -22 3 £331 -9.86% 1
East Midlands - 3 £525 -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
P3O
UK

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (90.74%) PRINCE2
2 27 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 26 (48.15%) Project Management
4 25 (46.30%) Finance
4 25 (46.30%) Programme Management
5 24 (44.44%) MS Project
6 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 21 (38.89%) PMI Certification
7 21 (38.89%) SharePoint
8 20 (37.04%) PMI
9 19 (35.19%) Change Management
10 17 (31.48%) ITIL
11 16 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (27.78%) PMP
13 14 (25.93%) QA
13 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
13 14 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
14 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
15 10 (18.52%) Change Control
16 9 (16.67%) Degree
16 9 (16.67%) Banking
16 9 (16.67%) ISEB
17 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (14.81%) CA Clarity
17 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 7 (12.96%) MS Project Server
18 7 (12.96%) Project Planning
18 7 (12.96%) Service Management
19 6 (11.11%) CMMI

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) MS Project Server
3 3 (5.56%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 24 (44.44%) MS Project
3 16 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.41%) MS Office
5 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Law
3 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Billing
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
5 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Automotive
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Analyst
2 16 (29.63%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.26%) PMO Manager
4 4 (7.41%) PMO Lead
4 4 (7.41%) Project Planner
5 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Information Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.70%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Process Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Data Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Business Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Consultant
7 1 (1.85%) Development Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) PMI
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) EPoS
2 1 (1.85%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (90.74%) PRINCE2
2 26 (48.15%) Project Management
3 25 (46.30%) Programme Management
4 19 (35.19%) Change Management
5 17 (31.48%) ITIL
6 14 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
7 10 (18.52%) Change Control
8 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.96%) Project Planning
9 7 (12.96%) Service Management
10 6 (11.11%) CMMI
11 5 (9.26%) CRM
12 4 (7.41%) P3M3
12 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
12 4 (7.41%) Information Management
12 4 (7.41%) Document Management
13 3 (5.56%) Business Development
13 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
13 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) PMI Certification
2 15 (27.78%) PMP
3 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 9 (16.67%) ISEB
6 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (9.26%) APMP
7 5 (9.26%) CAPM
8 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.56%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) CA
3 2 (3.70%) Primavera
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Cadence
4 1 (1.85%) Cognos
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) EMC
4 1 (1.85%) Capita