The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 546 554 535
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing P3O 49 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.054% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 17
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£433 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £408 £420
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 - - -

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
4182 3770 3661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2270 2114
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.63 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing P3O within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
England -8 44 £433 +15.33% 1
London +31 26 £498 +24.37%
West Midlands -13 6 £433 +73.00%
South East -20 6 £313 -21.87% 1
Surrey - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £433 -
Reading +17 1 £400 -
Berkshire +1 1 £400 -
Leeds -5 1 £325 -
Yorkshire -9 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £325 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Scotland - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 69 (93.24%) PRINCE2
2 55 (74.32%) Project Management
3 37 (50.00%) Finance
4 29 (39.19%) MS Project
4 29 (39.19%) ISEB
5 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (29.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
7 21 (28.38%) Programme Management
7 21 (28.38%) APMP
8 20 (27.03%) Risk Management
8 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
9 18 (24.32%) Change Management
9 18 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
10 16 (21.62%) Project Planning
11 15 (20.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (17.57%) PMI Certification
14 12 (16.22%) PMI
14 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (13.51%) Coaching
15 10 (13.51%) MS Office
15 10 (13.51%) Change Control
15 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (12.16%) MS Project Server
16 9 (12.16%) QA
16 9 (12.16%) PMP
16 9 (12.16%) Scrum
17 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
17 8 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (12.16%) MS Project Server
2 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.70%) Documentum
4 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (39.19%) MS Project
2 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 10 (13.51%) MS Office
3 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Big Data
1 4 (5.41%) MS Access
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.70%) Data Mart
General
1 37 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Automotive
2 3 (4.05%) Law
2 3 (4.05%) Billing
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Project Manager
3 13 (17.57%) PMO Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) PMO Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Programme Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Programme Office Support
6 4 (5.41%) PMO Lead
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Office Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Portfolio Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Programme Planner
8 2 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.70%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.35%) Report Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Project Planner
9 1 (1.35%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) PMI
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Economics
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) pSOS
2 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (93.24%) PRINCE2
2 55 (74.32%) Project Management
3 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.38%) Programme Management
5 20 (27.03%) Risk Management
6 18 (24.32%) Change Management
6 18 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
7 16 (21.62%) Project Planning
8 14 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (13.51%) Coaching
9 10 (13.51%) Change Control
10 9 (12.16%) Scrum
11 8 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.11%) Resource Management
12 6 (8.11%) ITIL
12 6 (8.11%) PRINCE
12 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (6.76%) GAP Analysis
13 5 (6.76%) Service Management
14 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) ISEB
2 22 (29.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 21 (28.38%) APMP
4 15 (20.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (17.57%) PMI Certification
6 9 (12.16%) PMP
7 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.46%) Degree
9 6 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
11 4 (5.41%) PgMP
11 4 (5.41%) CAPM
12 3 (4.05%) MAPM
13 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) HP
3 4 (5.41%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.05%) CA
4 3 (4.05%) Primavera
5 2 (2.70%) Cadence
5 2 (2.70%) Cognos
6 1 (1.35%) PTC
6 1 (1.35%) Capita