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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 640 593 566
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -27
Contract jobs citing P3O 10 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.091% 0.076%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.96% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 40 24
Median daily rate £538 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £541 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £438 £444
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
5133 5400 5084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.48% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3274 3505 3096
Median daily rate £425 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 196 207
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% +8.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 2016.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 13 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 26 July 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 -56 9 £600 +50.00% 10
London -26 4 £475 +20.63% 3
Manchester -5 2 - -
Warwickshire -5 2 £600 +71.42%
North West -6 2 - -
West Midlands -30 2 £600 +71.42% 2
City of London +42 1 - - 3
South East +6 1 - - 5
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 £600 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 £340 - 1
Scotland - 1 £340 - 1

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 22 (61.11%) Project Management
2 16 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 16 (44.44%) Portfolio Management
3 14 (38.89%) Programme Management
4 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) MS Project
5 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Change Management
8 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
9 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (13.89%) MAPM
9 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (13.89%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.89%) MS Office
10 4 (11.11%) PMI
10 4 (11.11%) Benchmarking
10 4 (11.11%) Project Governance
10 4 (11.11%) Degree
11 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
11 3 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
11 3 (8.33%) APMP
11 3 (8.33%) Six Sigma
11 3 (8.33%) Intranet
11 3 (8.33%) DSDM

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 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (25.00%) MS Project
2 8 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (13.89%) MS Office
4 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) PMO Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) PMO Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Test Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Head of PMO
5 1 (2.78%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (2.78%) PMO Support Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Portfolio Management Officer
5 1 (2.78%) Portfolio Office Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) PMI
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Project Management
2 16 (44.44%) Portfolio Management
2 16 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 14 (38.89%) Programme Management
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Change Management
4 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.11%) Benchmarking
6 4 (11.11%) Project Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Change Control
7 3 (8.33%) DSDM
7 3 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.33%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.56%) People Management
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) MAPM
1 5 (13.89%) PMI Certification
1 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) APMP
3 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) APMG
4 1 (2.78%) CITP
4 1 (2.78%) PMP
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) WorldPay