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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 543 539 508
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -31
Contract jobs citing P3O 33 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.80% 0.92% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 9
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£475 £463 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +30.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £672 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £525 £185
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +183.78%
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
4103 4008 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.84% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 2352 1844
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 147 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £21.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.34 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

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 2 March 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 17 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 2 March 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
England -32 28 £475 +8.57% 2
London -1 7 £475 +8.57% 2
Scotland -2 1 - -
South East -21 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Epsom - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
East of England - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 77 (90.59%) PRINCE2
2 53 (62.35%) Project Management
3 41 (48.24%) Finance
4 34 (40.00%) MS Project
5 33 (38.82%) Programme Management
6 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (32.94%) ISEB
8 27 (31.76%) Microsoft
9 26 (30.59%) Risk Management
10 23 (27.06%) APMP
11 21 (24.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 19 (22.35%) Portfolio Management
13 16 (18.82%) Change Management
14 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (17.65%) PMI Certification
14 15 (17.65%) Project Planning
15 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
16 13 (15.29%) PMI
16 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
16 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (14.12%) PMP
17 12 (14.12%) MS Office
18 11 (12.94%) Change Control
19 10 (11.76%) Coaching
20 9 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
20 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
20 9 (10.59%) QA
20 9 (10.59%) Degree
21 8 (9.41%) MS Project Server

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 8 (9.41%) MS Project Server
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) Documentum
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (40.00%) MS Project
2 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
3 12 (14.12%) MS Office
4 7 (8.24%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.18%) MS Access
3 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
General
1 41 (48.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Law
2 4 (4.71%) Legal
3 2 (2.35%) Automotive
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Project Manager
2 17 (20.00%) PMO Manager
3 12 (14.12%) Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Programme Manager
4 7 (8.24%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Programme Office Support
5 5 (5.88%) PMO Lead
5 5 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Programme Office Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Project Planner
6 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Planning Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Report Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Programme Planner
7 3 (3.53%) Support Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Portfolio Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) PMI
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.18%) CMDB
3 1 (1.18%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) pSOS
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (90.59%) PRINCE2
2 53 (62.35%) Project Management
3 33 (38.82%) Programme Management
4 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (30.59%) Risk Management
6 19 (22.35%) Portfolio Management
7 16 (18.82%) Change Management
8 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (17.65%) Project Planning
9 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
10 11 (12.94%) Change Control
11 10 (11.76%) Coaching
12 9 (10.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (9.41%) Resource Management
13 8 (9.41%) Scrum
14 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (7.06%) PRINCE
15 6 (7.06%) Six Sigma
16 5 (5.88%) ITIL
16 5 (5.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) ISEB
2 23 (27.06%) APMP
3 21 (24.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (17.65%) PMI Certification
5 13 (15.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (14.12%) PMP
7 9 (10.59%) Degree
7 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
8 6 (7.06%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (4.71%) PgMP
9 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.53%) MAPM
11 1 (1.18%) CAPM
11 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.18%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) CA
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) SAP
3 4 (4.71%) HP
3 4 (4.71%) Primavera
4 3 (3.53%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.35%) Cadence
6 1 (1.18%) PTC
6 1 (1.18%) Cognos
6 1 (1.18%) Niku
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