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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK
Rank 564 591 570
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs citing P3O 17 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.053% 0.091%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.52% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 32
Median daily rate £375 £415 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.63% -7.77%
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
4283 5197 4729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.24% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2784 3196 2908
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 206 182
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £21.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +93.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

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 22 January 2017.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 19 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +33 16 £375 -20.21% 3
London +3 7 £375 -26.10%
Berkshire +14 4 - - 1
South East +13 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £290 -
Birmingham - 2 £290 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
South Wales +12 1 - -
East Midlands +4 1 £385 -
Wales +3 1 - -
City of London -5 1 £650 +5.69%
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £385 -
Warwick - 1 £488 -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £385 -
Warwickshire - 1 £488 -
South West - 1 £375 - 1

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 31 (88.57%) PRINCE2
2 20 (57.14%) Project Management
3 18 (51.43%) Programme Management
4 17 (48.57%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) Change Control
6 11 (31.43%) MS Office
7 10 (28.57%) MS Project
7 10 (28.57%) APMP
8 9 (25.71%) MS Visio
9 8 (22.86%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.14%) PMP
11 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
11 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
12 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (14.29%) Degree
12 5 (14.29%) Information Management
12 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 5 (14.29%) Primavera
12 5 (14.29%) Dependency Management
12 5 (14.29%) Coaching
13 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
13 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (11.43%) PMI
13 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
13 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 4 (11.43%) Retail
13 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
14 3 (8.57%) Performance Management

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 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 10 (28.57%) MS Project
3 9 (25.71%) MS Visio
4 8 (22.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (8.57%) Legal
5 2 (5.71%) Billing
5 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
5 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) PMO Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Manager
3 4 (11.43%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Quality Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Migration Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.71%) Programme Planner
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Head of PMO
5 1 (2.86%) PMO Planner
5 1 (2.86%) Senior PMO
5 1 (2.86%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) PMI
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) PRINCE2
2 20 (57.14%) Project Management
3 18 (51.43%) Programme Management
4 12 (34.29%) Change Control
5 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.29%) Coaching
7 5 (14.29%) Dependency Management
7 5 (14.29%) Information Management
8 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.57%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 3 (8.57%) ITIL
9 3 (8.57%) Migration
9 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
9 3 (8.57%) Practice Management
9 3 (8.57%) PRINCE
9 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) APMP
2 6 (17.14%) PMP
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
5 3 (8.57%) ISEB
6 2 (5.71%) MAPM
6 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Casewise