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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 640 615 587
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -28
Contract jobs citing P3O 24 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.056% 0.064%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 22
Average daily rate £375 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £504 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £386
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.38%
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
4953 5142 4995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.86% 9.06% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3148 3033
Average daily rate £425 £405 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 166 222
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.33 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 2016.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 12 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 1 May 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 22 £375 +3.44% 9
London -23 9 £340 -24.44% 4
Manchester -2 6 £375 +7.14%
North West -5 6 £375 +7.14%
South East -13 4 £400 -5.88% 4
Hampshire - 4 £400 -
Fareham - 4 £400 -
West Midlands -15 2 £588 +67.85%
City of London +43 1 £273 -39.44% 2
East Midlands +6 1 £413 +10.00%
Warwickshire -2 1 £600 +76.47%
Derbyshire - 1 £413 -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 33 (64.71%) PRINCE2
2 30 (58.82%) Project Management
3 26 (50.98%) Programme Management
4 16 (31.37%) Finance
5 13 (25.49%) Portfolio Management
6 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 12 (23.53%) MS Project
7 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (21.57%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.61%) MS Office
9 8 (15.69%) DSDM
9 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
9 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (15.69%) MAPM
9 8 (15.69%) Coaching
10 7 (13.73%) APMP
10 7 (13.73%) Degree
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
10 7 (13.73%) Scrum
11 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 6 (11.76%) PMI
11 6 (11.76%) PMP
11 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
12 5 (9.80%) ITIL
12 5 (9.80%) Change Management
12 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
13 4 (7.84%) Change Control

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 12 (23.53%) MS Project
2 11 (21.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (19.61%) MS Office
4 8 (15.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Primavera
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Intranet
2 1 (1.96%) WebEx
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.96%) Law
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Project Manager
2 10 (19.61%) PMO Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Business Change Manager
4 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 3 (5.88%) PMO Project Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Project Planner
5 2 (3.92%) Business Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Change Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.92%) PMO Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (3.92%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) PMI
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) PRINCE2
2 30 (58.82%) Project Management
3 26 (50.98%) Programme Management
4 13 (25.49%) Portfolio Management
5 11 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) Coaching
6 8 (15.69%) DSDM
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.80%) Change Management
9 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
9 5 (9.80%) ITIL
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.84%) Change Control
11 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.88%) Dependency Management
11 3 (5.88%) Project Governance
11 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.88%) Resource Management
12 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) MAPM
2 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (13.73%) APMP
3 7 (13.73%) Degree
3 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
4 6 (11.76%) PMP
5 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.96%) APMG
7 1 (1.96%) CITP
7 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) Reuters
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