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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 604 616 585
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs citing P3O 16 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.074% 0.090%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.33% 0.73% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 37
Median daily rate £399 £408 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £303 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £548 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £392 £433
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -9.47%
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
4838 5582 5313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 10.08% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 3432 3420
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 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 211 226
Median hourly rate £20.99 £25.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.06% +12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 2016.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 15 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 3 December 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 -15 15 £399 -4.14%
London -11 7 £375 -34.78%
South West +13 4 £450 -
Swindon - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
South East +17 2 £568 +56.55%
Surrey +20 1 £500 +25.00%
East Midlands -5 1 £385 -
West Midlands -9 1 £290 +30.33%
Birmingham -10 1 £290 +30.33%
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £385 -
Derbyshire - 1 £385 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £635 -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 26 (83.87%) PRINCE2
2 16 (51.61%) Project Management
3 14 (45.16%) Programme Management
4 13 (41.94%) Finance
4 13 (41.94%) Change Control
5 12 (38.71%) MS Office
6 10 (32.26%) MS Project
6 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
7 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) Information Management
9 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (16.13%) Primavera
9 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.13%) Dependency Management
10 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
10 4 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
11 3 (9.68%) Degree
11 3 (9.68%) APMP
11 3 (9.68%) PMP
11 3 (9.68%) ISEB
11 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (9.68%) ITIL
11 3 (9.68%) Change Management
11 3 (9.68%) Programme Governance

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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 10 (32.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (32.26%) MS Project
3 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) WebEx
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) PMO Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) PMO Lead
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Planner
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) Head of PMO
6 1 (3.23%) PMO Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) PMO Planner
6 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Office Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.23%) Records Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior PMO
6 1 (3.23%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) PRINCE2
2 16 (51.61%) Project Management
3 14 (45.16%) Programme Management
4 13 (41.94%) Change Control
5 8 (25.81%) Risk Management
6 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) Dependency Management
7 5 (16.13%) Information Management
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
8 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
9 3 (9.68%) Change Management
9 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 3 (9.68%) Programme Governance
9 3 (9.68%) Project Governance
10 2 (6.45%) Dashboard Development
10 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (9.68%) APMP
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) PMP
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MAPM
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) WorldPay