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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK
Rank 573 599 586
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs citing P3O 21 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.058% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.58% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 23
Median daily rate £385 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £341 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £460
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.32%
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
4514 5136 4931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.95% 9.88% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2939 3184 2987
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 198 164
Median hourly rate £20.50 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.76% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £61.00 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 February 2017.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 20 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 February 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 +38 18 £385 -3.75% 1
South East +31 9 - -
Berkshire - 9 - -
London +13 4 £600 +50.00%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
South Wales +16 3 - -
Wales +8 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Newport -5 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £333 -
East Midlands 0 1 £385 -6.66%
City of London -2 1 £650 +5.69%
Derbyshire -7 1 £385 -6.66%
South West - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £488 -
Warwick - 1 £488 -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Slough - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £385 -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 33 (86.84%) PRINCE2
2 24 (63.16%) Project Management
3 21 (55.26%) Programme Management
4 19 (50.00%) Finance
5 15 (39.47%) MS Project
5 15 (39.47%) APMP
6 11 (28.95%) Change Control
6 11 (28.95%) MS Visio
7 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 10 (26.32%) Coaching
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (23.68%) MS Office
8 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
8 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (21.05%) Retail
9 8 (21.05%) PMP
10 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) Performance Management
11 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
11 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
12 5 (13.16%) Primavera
12 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
12 5 (13.16%) PMI
12 5 (13.16%) Information Management
12 5 (13.16%) Dependency Management
13 4 (10.53%) Legal
13 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
13 4 (10.53%) Practice 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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Project
2 11 (28.95%) MS Visio
3 9 (23.68%) MS Office
3 9 (23.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
3 8 (21.05%) Retail
4 4 (10.53%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 2 (5.26%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.63%) Banking
6 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Performance Manager
1 7 (18.42%) PMO Manager
1 7 (18.42%) Quality Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Programme Planner
2 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) PMO Lead
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Data Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Chief Operating Officer
6 1 (2.63%) Relationships Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) PMI
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) PRINCE2
2 24 (63.16%) Project Management
3 21 (55.26%) Programme Management
4 11 (28.95%) Change Control
5 10 (26.32%) Coaching
5 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (18.42%) Performance Management
8 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.16%) Dependency Management
9 5 (13.16%) Information Management
10 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.53%) Practice Management
11 3 (7.89%) Change Management
11 3 (7.89%) Data Cleansing
11 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
11 3 (7.89%) ITIL
11 3 (7.89%) Migration
11 3 (7.89%) P3M3
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) APMP
2 8 (21.05%) PMP
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.89%) ISEB
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Casewise
1 1 (2.63%) Kronos
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft