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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 577 553 580
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing P3O 22 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.038% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.50% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
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£400 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £368 £358
% change year-on-year
+24.14% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4401 3882 4524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.40% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2684 2266 2455
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £611 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 165 258
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 17 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 21 August 2014. 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 -14 21 £413 +14.58% 3
London +10 10 £382 +9.00% 1
South East -6 3 £331 -9.86% 1
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 1
City of London +29 2 £397 - 1
Surrey -7 2 £331 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Weybridge - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (90.00%) PRINCE2
2 34 (48.57%) Programme Management
3 33 (47.14%) MS Project
4 30 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 30 (42.86%) Project Management
4 30 (42.86%) Finance
5 29 (41.43%) PMI Certification
6 28 (40.00%) PMI
7 27 (38.57%) Change Management
8 25 (35.71%) ITIL
8 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 23 (32.86%) QA
10 22 (31.43%) Portfolio Management
11 21 (30.00%) SharePoint
12 17 (24.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (24.29%) MS PowerPoint
13 15 (21.43%) PMP
13 15 (21.43%) MS Project Server
13 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 14 (20.00%) CMMI
15 13 (18.57%) Change Control
16 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
17 11 (15.71%) ISEB
18 9 (12.86%) Banking
18 9 (12.86%) Project Planning
18 9 (12.86%) Degree
19 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 8 (11.43%) CA Clarity
19 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
20 7 (10.00%) Service Management

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 21 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 15 (21.43%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.29%) Documentum
4 2 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (47.14%) MS Project
2 30 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 17 (24.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.43%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MS Access
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
General
1 30 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Law
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Billing
5 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Automotive
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) PMO Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) PMO Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Project Planner
5 4 (5.71%) Portfolio Manager
5 4 (5.71%) PMO Lead
6 3 (4.29%) Portfolio Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Junior
7 2 (2.86%) Process Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.86%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Project Officer
7 2 (2.86%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.86%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) PMI
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Economics
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (90.00%) PRINCE2
2 34 (48.57%) Programme Management
3 30 (42.86%) Project Management
4 27 (38.57%) Change Management
5 25 (35.71%) ITIL
6 22 (31.43%) Portfolio Management
7 14 (20.00%) CMMI
8 13 (18.57%) Change Control
9 9 (12.86%) Project Planning
10 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.00%) Service Management
12 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.14%) CRM
14 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
14 4 (5.71%) Information Management
14 4 (5.71%) Document Management
14 4 (5.71%) Resource Management
14 4 (5.71%) Dependency Management
14 4 (5.71%) P3M3
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) PMI Certification
2 17 (24.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (21.43%) PMP
3 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.71%) ISEB
6 9 (12.86%) Degree
7 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (7.14%) CAPM
8 5 (7.14%) APMP
9 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.29%) MAPM
10 3 (4.29%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (2.86%) CA
3 2 (2.86%) Primavera
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Cadence
4 1 (1.43%) Capita
4 1 (1.43%) Planview
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) EMC