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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 537 569 541
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -28
Contract jobs citing P3O 53 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.034% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 9
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£413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
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
4255 4089 3607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 8.09% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2661 2508 2160
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £563 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 191 148
Average hourly rate £21.51 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
North West - 27 £425 -
London +16 16 £400 +14.12% 4
South East -22 5 £300 -9.43% 1
West Midlands +9 2 £295 -1.66%
South West -5 1 £375 -
East Midlands -10 1 £165 -68.57% 1
East of England - 1 - -
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P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 87 (92.55%) PRINCE2
2 54 (57.45%) Project Management
3 34 (36.17%) Risk Management
4 33 (35.11%) Finance
4 33 (35.11%) Programme Management
4 33 (35.11%) MS Project
4 33 (35.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 26 (27.66%) MS Excel
6 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (23.40%) APMP
8 21 (22.34%) Portfolio Management
8 21 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (20.21%) Dependency Management
10 18 (19.15%) Change Control
11 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (15.96%) MS Office
12 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
12 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
12 15 (15.96%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (14.89%) ITIL
13 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
14 13 (13.83%) Project Planning
14 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
15 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
15 11 (11.70%) PMP
16 10 (10.64%) Primavera
16 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
16 10 (10.64%) Information Management
17 9 (9.57%) PMI Certification
18 8 (8.51%) ISEB

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.06%) Documentum
Applications
1 33 (35.11%) MS Project
2 26 (27.66%) MS Excel
3 15 (15.96%) MS Office
3 15 (15.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Primavera
2 1 (1.06%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) HTTP
General
1 33 (35.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Law
2 4 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.13%) Publishing
3 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Front Office
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (18.09%) Project Manager
2 14 (14.89%) Project Planner
3 13 (13.83%) Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) PMO Manager
5 7 (7.45%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.32%) Portfolio Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Programme Office Support
8 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Report Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Programme Planner
9 2 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.13%) PMO Lead
9 2 (2.13%) Programme Coordinator
10 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 1 (1.06%) Head of Technology
10 1 (1.06%) Data Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) PMI
4 1 (1.06%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (92.55%) PRINCE2
2 54 (57.45%) Project Management
3 34 (36.17%) Risk Management
4 33 (35.11%) Programme Management
5 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (22.34%) Portfolio Management
7 19 (20.21%) Dependency Management
8 18 (19.15%) Change Control
9 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
10 14 (14.89%) ITIL
11 13 (13.83%) Project Planning
12 10 (10.64%) Information Management
13 7 (7.45%) Change Management
13 7 (7.45%) Agile Project Management
14 6 (6.38%) Resource Management
15 5 (5.32%) Supplier Management
15 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (5.32%) People Management
16 4 (4.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) C++
1 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
1 8 (8.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (35.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 22 (23.40%) APMP
3 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.70%) PMP
5 9 (9.57%) PMI Certification
6 8 (8.51%) ISEB
6 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (6.38%) Degree
9 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.06%) PgMP
10 1 (1.06%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (1.06%) SAP
3 1 (1.06%) HP
3 1 (1.06%) CA
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