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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 556 543 529
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing P3O 41 50 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.092% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 1.15% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 11
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£375 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £418 £218
% change year-on-year
-25.14% +91.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
4372 4333 3613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 8.00% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2747 2647 2207
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 206 111
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 May 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 26 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 28 May 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 -19 37 £375 -2.91% 7
London +28 22 £400 -3.03% 4
City of London +13 5 £413 -27.24% 1
South East -20 5 £363 +31.81% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £300 - 1
West Midlands -14 3 £331 +1.92% 1
Croydon - 3 £470 - 1
South West +6 2 £266 -29.20%
South Wales +1 2 - -
Wales -7 2 - -
Newport -15 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Corsham - 2 £266 -
Wiltshire - 2 £266 -
North West - 2 - -
Coventry +5 1 - -
Warwickshire +1 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham -11 1 £313 +4.16%
Bradford - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Midlands - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 63 (85.14%) PRINCE2
2 39 (52.70%) Programme Management
3 35 (47.30%) Project Management
4 32 (43.24%) Finance
5 31 (41.89%) MS Project
6 25 (33.78%) Risk Management
7 21 (28.38%) Change Control
8 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (20.27%) PMP
10 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
11 13 (17.57%) MS Office
11 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
12 12 (16.22%) MS Visio
12 12 (16.22%) PMI Certification
13 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
13 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (14.86%) Portfolio Management
13 11 (14.86%) APMP
13 11 (14.86%) Degree
14 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (12.16%) Line Management
15 9 (12.16%) Change Management
15 9 (12.16%) PMI
16 8 (10.81%) Primavera
16 8 (10.81%) Information Management
16 8 (10.81%) Resource Management
16 8 (10.81%) QA
16 8 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Documentum
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 31 (41.89%) MS Project
2 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
3 13 (17.57%) MS Office
4 12 (16.22%) MS Visio
5 10 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Primavera
2 5 (6.76%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
General
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Law
2 7 (9.46%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Project Manager
2 13 (17.57%) PMO Manager
3 7 (9.46%) Coordinator
4 6 (8.11%) Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) PMO Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Project Planner
6 4 (5.41%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Planning Manager
7 3 (4.05%) PMO Lead
7 3 (4.05%) Support Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Office Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Report Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Data Migration Project Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Senior PMO Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Governance Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Process Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Process Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Programme Coordinator
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) PMI
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (85.14%) PRINCE2
2 39 (52.70%) Programme Management
3 35 (47.30%) Project Management
4 25 (33.78%) Risk Management
5 21 (28.38%) Change Control
6 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
8 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.86%) Portfolio Management
9 9 (12.16%) Line Management
9 9 (12.16%) Change Management
10 8 (10.81%) Information Management
10 8 (10.81%) Resource Management
10 8 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.46%) Project Planning
11 7 (9.46%) Document Management
12 6 (8.11%) Coaching
12 6 (8.11%) Business Transformation
12 6 (8.11%) Dependency Management
13 5 (6.76%) Lean Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) PMP
2 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 12 (16.22%) PMI Certification
4 11 (14.86%) APMP
4 11 (14.86%) Degree
5 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.46%) ISEB
6 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (6.76%) MAPM
8 4 (5.41%) PgMP
8 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) CA
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.70%) Niku
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Cadence
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