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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 548 552 553
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing P3O 52 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.056% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.21% 0.76% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 14
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£433 £400 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +21.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £270 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £369 £210
% change year-on-year
+17.28% +75.59%
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
4307 3819 3803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.47% 7.38% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2328 2206
Average daily rate £400 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 136 231
Average hourly rate £21.99 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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 -27 50 £433 +8.12% 2
London +31 33 £460 +12.33% 2
West Midlands -12 7 £433 +27.20%
South East -27 6 £400 -20.00%
Surrey -3 2 - -
South West -29 2 £478 +23.35%
East of England - 2 £433 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £478 -
East Midlands - 2 £478 -
Nottingham - 2 £478 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Leeds - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 68 (95.77%) PRINCE2
2 52 (73.24%) Project Management
3 36 (50.70%) Finance
4 29 (40.85%) MS Project
5 27 (38.03%) ISEB
6 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
6 22 (30.99%) Programme Management
7 21 (29.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (29.58%) APMP
8 20 (28.17%) Portfolio Management
8 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.17%) Change Management
9 18 (25.35%) Project Planning
10 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
11 15 (21.13%) PMI Certification
12 14 (19.72%) PMI
12 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (16.90%) MS PowerPoint
15 11 (15.49%) Coaching
15 11 (15.49%) PMP
16 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
17 9 (12.68%) MS Office
17 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (12.68%) MS Project Server
18 8 (11.27%) Degree
18 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
18 8 (11.27%) ITIL

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.68%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.82%) Documentum
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (40.85%) MS Project
2 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
3 12 (16.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (12.68%) MS Office
5 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MS Access
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.23%) Big Data
3 2 (2.82%) Data Mart
General
1 36 (50.70%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Billing
2 4 (5.63%) Law
2 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Automotive
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Project Manager
2 13 (18.31%) PMO Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) PMO Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Programme Office Support
5 4 (5.63%) PMO Lead
5 4 (5.63%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Portfolio Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Portfolio Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Planner
7 2 (2.82%) Project Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Office Manager
8 1 (1.41%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (1.41%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) PMI
1 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Economics
3 1 (1.41%) CMDB
3 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) pSOS
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (95.77%) PRINCE2
2 52 (73.24%) Project Management
3 22 (30.99%) Programme Management
4 20 (28.17%) Portfolio Management
4 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.17%) Change Management
5 18 (25.35%) Project Planning
6 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
7 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (15.49%) Coaching
9 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (11.27%) ITIL
11 7 (9.86%) Service Management
11 7 (9.86%) Change Control
11 7 (9.86%) Resource Management
12 6 (8.45%) Scrum
12 6 (8.45%) PRINCE
12 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (7.04%) GAP Analysis
14 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) ISEB
2 21 (29.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 21 (29.58%) APMP
3 15 (21.13%) PMI Certification
4 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (15.49%) PMP
6 8 (11.27%) Degree
6 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.45%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (7.04%) CAPM
8 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.63%) PgMP
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) HP
3 4 (5.63%) SAP
4 3 (4.23%) CA
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.23%) Primavera
5 2 (2.82%) Cadence
5 2 (2.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.41%) PTC
6 1 (1.41%) Capita
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