The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 375 379 358
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing P3O 16 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.064% 0.068%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.95% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 10
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£425 £438 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £563 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £376 £269
% change year-on-year
+22.50% +39.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
P3O
England

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1679 1791 1429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.99% 8.18% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1239 979
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -37.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £10.95 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.35 £97.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing P3O across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

P3O Jobs Demand Trend in London

P3O
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing P3O across the London region.

P3O Daily Rate Trend in London

P3O
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing P3O across the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in London

P3O
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
City of London +11 3 £513 +10.81%
P3O
England

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 37 (94.87%) PRINCE2
2 29 (74.36%) Project Management
3 25 (64.10%) ISEB
4 20 (51.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 18 (46.15%) Finance
5 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (46.15%) APMP
6 15 (38.46%) Project Planning
6 15 (38.46%) MS Project
7 12 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (25.64%) Change Management
9 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
10 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (17.95%) MS Project Server
12 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (15.38%) MS Office
13 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma
13 5 (12.82%) QA
13 5 (12.82%) Coaching
14 4 (10.26%) Big Data
14 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
14 4 (10.26%) Degree
14 4 (10.26%) Programme Management
14 4 (10.26%) BPR
14 4 (10.26%) Scrum

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (17.95%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) MS Project
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
3 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
4 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mart
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Law
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Programme Office Support
4 4 (10.26%) PMO Lead
4 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Forecast Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Report Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Office Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Financial Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) PRINCE2
2 29 (74.36%) Project Management
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (38.46%) Project Planning
5 12 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
6 10 (25.64%) Change Management
7 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
7 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma
9 5 (12.82%) Coaching
10 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.26%) Programme Management
10 4 (10.26%) BPR
10 4 (10.26%) Scrum
10 4 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) PRINCE
11 2 (5.13%) Lean Six Sigma
11 2 (5.13%) Migration
11 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) ISEB
2 20 (51.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 18 (46.15%) APMP
4 9 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 4 (10.26%) PMP
6 4 (10.26%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.13%) CAPM
7 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Cognos