The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 634 618 619
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing P3O 15 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.090% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.93% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 20
Median daily rate £400 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £313 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £498 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £425 £509
% change year-on-year
-11.17% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5045 5593 5438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.65% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3251 3427 3396
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 236 241
Median hourly rate £27.60 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing P3O as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

P3O Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

P3O
Daily Rate Trend

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

P3O Daily Rate Trend in the UK

P3O
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 13 £420 -1.17% 2
South East +17 4 £404 +29.20% 1
London -5 3 £475 +13.09% 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
East of England +14 2 - -
West Sussex +2 2 £308 -37.24%
Nottingham - 2 £398 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £398 -
City of London +15 1 - - 1
Crawley +12 1 £308 -37.24%
Hampshire +8 1 - -
Cheshire +1 1 - -
North West -8 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £340 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £340 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing P3O also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for P3O.

1 16 (69.57%) PRINCE2
2 15 (65.22%) Project Management
3 12 (52.17%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (30.43%) Programme Management
5 7 (30.43%) Change Control
6 6 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (21.74%) MS Project
7 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) PRINCE
8 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
8 4 (17.39%) APMP
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
9 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Benchmarking
9 3 (13.04%) Information Management
9 3 (13.04%) Programme Governance
10 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
10 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (21.74%) MS Project
4 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) WebEx
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) PMO Manager
2 4 (17.39%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.70%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.35%) Head of PMO
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Office Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Records Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior PMO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) PRINCE2
2 15 (65.22%) Project Management
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Change Control
4 7 (30.43%) Programme Management
5 6 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE
7 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
8 3 (13.04%) Benchmarking
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Information Management
8 3 (13.04%) Programme Governance
8 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (17.39%) APMP
3 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) MAPM
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.35%) PMP
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) WorldPay