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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 568 597 568
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -29
Contract jobs citing P3O 57 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.034% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.24% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 9
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£415 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £280 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £545 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £456 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +24.14%
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
4608 4429 3890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.87% 7.96% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 2684 2283
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 198 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 August 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 28 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 August 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 +27 57 £416 -0.77% 6
North West - 27 £425 - 1
London +27 16 £400 +14.12% 2
Warrington - 11 £450 -
Cheshire - 11 £450 -
Lancashire - 11 £425 - 1
Blackpool - 11 £425 - 1
South East -13 9 £450 +35.84% 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £620 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £281 - 1
City of London +6 3 £388 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -1 2 £295 -1.66%
Milton Keynes - 2 £550 -
Oxford - 2 £281 -
East Midlands -9 1 £165 -68.57%
South West -10 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £165 -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £295 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £165 -
Peel - 1 £388 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £600 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £388 -
Essex - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 90 (91.84%) PRINCE2
2 58 (59.18%) Project Management
3 38 (38.78%) Risk Management
4 36 (36.73%) Finance
5 35 (35.71%) Programme Management
5 35 (35.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 34 (34.69%) MS Project
7 26 (26.53%) MS Excel
7 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (23.47%) APMP
9 22 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
11 20 (20.41%) Dependency Management
12 19 (19.39%) Change Control
13 18 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
15 15 (15.31%) Configuration Management
15 15 (15.31%) ITIL
15 15 (15.31%) MS Office
16 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
16 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 14 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
17 13 (13.27%) Project Planning
18 12 (12.24%) PMP
19 11 (11.22%) Primavera
20 10 (10.20%) PMI Certification
20 10 (10.20%) MS Visio
20 10 (10.20%) Management Information System
20 10 (10.20%) Information Management
21 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.02%) Documentum
Applications
1 34 (34.69%) MS Project
2 26 (26.53%) MS Excel
3 15 (15.31%) MS Office
4 14 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (10.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Primavera
2 2 (2.04%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
General
1 36 (36.73%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Law
2 4 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (2.04%) Publishing
3 2 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Project Manager
2 14 (14.29%) Project Planner
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) PMO Manager
5 7 (7.14%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.10%) Portfolio Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Programme Office Support
8 3 (3.06%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Report Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Programme Planner
9 2 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.04%) PMO Lead
9 2 (2.04%) Programme Coordinator
10 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 1 (1.02%) Head of Technology
10 1 (1.02%) Data Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.10%) PMI
4 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (91.84%) PRINCE2
2 58 (59.18%) Project Management
3 38 (38.78%) Risk Management
4 35 (35.71%) Programme Management
5 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
8 20 (20.41%) Dependency Management
9 19 (19.39%) Change Control
10 15 (15.31%) ITIL
10 15 (15.31%) Configuration Management
11 13 (13.27%) Project Planning
12 10 (10.20%) Information Management
13 8 (8.16%) Change Management
14 7 (7.14%) Resource Management
14 7 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
15 5 (5.10%) Business Transformation
15 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (5.10%) Line Management
15 5 (5.10%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.16%) C++
1 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
1 8 (8.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (35.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 23 (23.47%) APMP
3 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 12 (12.24%) PMP
5 10 (10.20%) PMI Certification
6 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.16%) ISEB
8 7 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (6.12%) Degree
10 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.04%) PgMP
10 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (2.04%) MAPM
11 1 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.02%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) SAP
3 2 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (1.02%) Niku
4 1 (1.02%) HP
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