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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 403 415 420
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing P3O 16 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.029% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.80% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
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£400 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £316 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £510 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £456 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +24.14%
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
2001 1891 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.31% 7.89% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1292 1448
Average daily rate £460 £449 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 26
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £48.40 £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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
City of London -1 3 £388 +25.00% 1
Croydon - 1 £600 - 1
P3O
England

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 35 (92.11%) PRINCE2
2 20 (52.63%) Project Management
3 16 (42.11%) Programme Management
4 14 (36.84%) MS Project
5 12 (31.58%) Change Control
6 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
7 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
7 10 (26.32%) Information Management
8 9 (23.68%) APMP
8 9 (23.68%) Primavera
8 9 (23.68%) Finance
9 8 (21.05%) MS Visio
9 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (21.05%) Project Planning
10 7 (18.42%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (18.42%) Dependency Management
10 7 (18.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.16%) PMP
12 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.16%) MS Office
12 5 (13.16%) Change Management
12 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (10.53%) Resource Management
13 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
13 4 (10.53%) Degree
13 4 (10.53%) Law

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Project
2 8 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (13.16%) MS Office
3 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Law
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) PMO Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Programme Planner
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Manager
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Data Migration Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) PMI
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) PRINCE2
2 20 (52.63%) Project Management
3 16 (42.11%) Programme Management
4 12 (31.58%) Change Control
5 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
6 10 (26.32%) Information Management
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (21.05%) Project Planning
8 7 (18.42%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (18.42%) Dependency Management
9 5 (13.16%) Change Management
10 4 (10.53%) Resource Management
11 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (7.89%) Process Management
11 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.89%) Line Management
12 2 (5.26%) People Management
12 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma
12 2 (5.26%) Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) APMP
2 7 (18.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (13.16%) PMP
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) ISEB
6 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) HP