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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 587 565 592
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing P3O 25 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £305 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £497 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £462 £413 £158
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +161.90%
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
4451 3970 4497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2338 2482
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 161 237
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 11 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 19 September 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 -6 24 £416 +0.84% 5
London +23 14 £384 +2.40% 4
South East +2 4 £388 -22.50%
South West -46 3 £478 +15.87% 1
Surrey -7 2 £331 -33.75%
City of London +28 1 £310 -
Bromley - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (92.54%) PRINCE2
2 35 (52.24%) MS Project
3 33 (49.25%) Project Management
3 33 (49.25%) Finance
4 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
5 29 (43.28%) MS Excel
6 28 (41.79%) Programme Management
7 21 (31.34%) Change Management
7 21 (31.34%) SharePoint
7 21 (31.34%) PMI
7 21 (31.34%) PMI Certification
8 19 (28.36%) ITIL
8 19 (28.36%) Portfolio Management
9 17 (25.37%) QA
10 16 (23.88%) MS Project Server
10 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
10 16 (23.88%) ISEB
10 16 (23.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (22.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (20.90%) Project Planning
12 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (20.90%) Change Control
13 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
13 13 (19.40%) PMP
14 10 (14.93%) APMP
15 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (13.43%) CA Clarity
15 9 (13.43%) Banking
16 8 (11.94%) Degree
16 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (31.34%) SharePoint
2 16 (23.88%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.48%) Documentum
4 2 (2.99%) SAS
Applications
1 35 (52.24%) MS Project
2 29 (43.28%) MS Excel
3 15 (22.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.49%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) MS Access
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.49%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) Data Mart
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Law
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Billing
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Automotive
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
2 16 (23.88%) PMO Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Project Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Programme Office Support
4 4 (5.97%) PMO Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Programme Manager
5 3 (4.48%) PMO Lead
6 2 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (2.99%) Information Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.99%) Process Analyst
7 1 (1.49%) Consultant
7 1 (1.49%) Junior
7 1 (1.49%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.49%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) PMI
2 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Windows
1 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (92.54%) PRINCE2
2 33 (49.25%) Project Management
3 28 (41.79%) Programme Management
4 21 (31.34%) Change Management
5 19 (28.36%) ITIL
5 19 (28.36%) Portfolio Management
6 14 (20.90%) Project Planning
6 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.90%) Change Control
7 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.94%) CMMI
8 7 (10.45%) Service Management
8 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.46%) CRM
9 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.46%) Coaching
9 5 (7.46%) Document Management
10 4 (5.97%) Information Management
10 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) PMI Certification
2 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) ISEB
2 16 (23.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.40%) PMP
4 10 (14.93%) APMP
5 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (11.94%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) CAPM
7 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.48%) PgMP
8 3 (4.48%) MAPM
8 3 (4.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Primavera
3 3 (4.48%) CA
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Cadence
5 1 (1.49%) PTC
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Cognos
5 1 (1.49%) Capita
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago