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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 383 414 367
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -47
Contract jobs citing P3O 26 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.041% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.40% 0.53% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 12
Average daily rate
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£498 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £436 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £305
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +9.01%
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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1857 1890 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 7.79% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1333 1163
Average daily rate £450 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 41
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.10 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in London

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (95.00%) PRINCE2
2 31 (77.50%) Project Management
3 25 (62.50%) ISEB
4 20 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (50.00%) Finance
5 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (40.00%) Project Planning
6 16 (40.00%) APMP
7 15 (37.50%) MS Project
8 13 (32.50%) Portfolio Management
9 10 (25.00%) Change Management
10 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
10 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
12 7 (17.50%) MS Project Server
13 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (12.50%) HP
14 5 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
14 5 (12.50%) Scrum
14 5 (12.50%) QA
14 5 (12.50%) Coaching
15 4 (10.00%) Big Data
15 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 4 (10.00%) PRINCE
15 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (17.50%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Project
2 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (10.00%) MS Office
4 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Big Data
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Programme Office Support
4 4 (10.00%) PMO Lead
4 4 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Forecast Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Portfolio Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Report Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Office Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Financial Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) PMI
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) PRINCE2
2 31 (77.50%) Project Management
3 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 13 (32.50%) Portfolio Management
6 10 (25.00%) Change Management
7 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (12.50%) Scrum
9 5 (12.50%) Coaching
10 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.00%) PRINCE
10 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
10 4 (10.00%) BPR
11 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
12 2 (5.00%) Business Development
12 2 (5.00%) Migration
13 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) ISEB
2 20 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (40.00%) APMP
4 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (7.50%) PMP
6 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
6 3 (7.50%) CAPM
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Cognos