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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 561 549 546
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing P3O 19 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.067% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 15
Average daily rate £429 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £344 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £561 £671
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £468 £525
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
P3O
UK

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
4611 4361 3977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.46% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2905 2707 2335
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 150
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +31.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £10.97 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.90 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 12 £465 -5.58% 2
North West -25 3 £429 -9.73% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
South East -1 1 £300 -4.00%
P3O
UK

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (86.89%) PRINCE2
2 28 (45.90%) Project Management
3 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
4 23 (37.70%) ITIL
4 23 (37.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (32.79%) Programme Management
8 18 (29.51%) Finance
9 17 (27.87%) C++
9 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
9 17 (27.87%) Python
10 16 (26.23%) Portfolio Management
11 15 (24.59%) Risk Management
12 13 (21.31%) MS Office
12 13 (21.31%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (19.67%) APMP
13 12 (19.67%) MS Project
14 11 (18.03%) SharePoint
15 10 (16.39%) PMP
16 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
17 8 (13.11%) PMI Certification
17 8 (13.11%) Change Control
17 8 (13.11%) Dependency Management
17 8 (13.11%) Degree
18 7 (11.48%) Coaching
18 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
18 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 6 (9.84%) Change Management
19 6 (9.84%) Management Information System

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (18.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (39.34%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.31%) MS Office
2 13 (21.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (19.67%) MS Project
4 9 (14.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Primavera
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
1 1 (1.64%) WebEx
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Portfolio Manager
2 12 (19.67%) PMO Manager
3 8 (13.11%) Programme Office Support
3 8 (13.11%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Project Planner
6 4 (6.56%) PMO Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.92%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.92%) PMO Lead
7 3 (4.92%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Project Officer
8 2 (3.28%) PMO Coordinator
8 2 (3.28%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (3.28%) Project Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior PMO
9 1 (1.64%) Head of PMO
9 1 (1.64%) Senior PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) PMI
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (86.89%) PRINCE2
2 28 (45.90%) Project Management
3 23 (37.70%) ITIL
4 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (32.79%) Programme Management
6 16 (26.23%) Portfolio Management
7 15 (24.59%) Risk Management
8 8 (13.11%) Change Control
8 8 (13.11%) Dependency Management
9 7 (11.48%) Coaching
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Change Management
11 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.92%) PRINCE
11 3 (4.92%) Resource Management
11 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
12 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.28%) IT Governance
12 2 (3.28%) Project Governance
12 2 (3.28%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) C++
1 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
1 17 (27.87%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (37.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (19.67%) APMP
3 10 (16.39%) PMP
4 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 8 (13.11%) PMI Certification
5 4 (6.56%) ISEB
5 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) EMC
3 1 (1.64%) Reuters