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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 633 607 625
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing P3O 14 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.090% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.96% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 43 13
Median daily rate £355 £416 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.56% +7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £547 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £425 £456
% change year-on-year
-18.23% -6.84%
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
5066 5418 5367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.42% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3244 3382 3304
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 216 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £59.82 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.29% +20.00%

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 30 August 2016.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 22 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 30 August 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 -35 12 £378 -9.25% 4
South East +7 3 £308 -31.66%
London -27 3 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England +18 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 £378 +128.78%
North West -9 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £308 -
City of London +25 1 - - 3
Cheshire +3 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £355 +115.15%
Nottingham -9 1 £355 +115.15%
Crawley - 1 £308 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £340 - 1
Scotland - 1 £340 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 20 (68.97%) PRINCE2
2 19 (65.52%) Project Management
3 15 (51.72%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Programme Management
5 8 (27.59%) MS Office
6 7 (24.14%) MS Project
6 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (24.14%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (24.14%) Change Control
7 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.24%) PMI Certification
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) PRINCE
9 4 (13.79%) PMI
9 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.79%) MAPM
10 3 (10.34%) Change Management
10 3 (10.34%) Benchmarking
10 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
10 3 (10.34%) APMP
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
11 2 (6.90%) QA
11 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis

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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Project
3 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
1 6 (20.69%) PMO Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) PMO Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Head of PMO
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) PMO Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Office Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Records Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior PMO
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) PMI
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) PRINCE2
2 19 (65.52%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Programme Management
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Change Control
4 7 (24.14%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) PRINCE
7 3 (10.34%) Benchmarking
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
7 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.90%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Governance
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (17.24%) PMI Certification
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) MAPM
4 3 (10.34%) APMP
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) APMG
6 1 (3.45%) CITP
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) PMP
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) WorldPay