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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 636 579 563
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -16
Contract jobs citing P3O 15 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.083% 0.090%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.89% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 27
Median daily rate £381 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £460 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £331 £438
% change year-on-year
+28.30% -24.28%
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
4887 5069 5017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.13% 9.36% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3103 3207 3076
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 238
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.03 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £56.80 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

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 24 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
(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 -33 14 £375 - 8
London -28 5 £306 -23.43% 5
Manchester -5 4 £375 - 1
North West -7 4 £375 - 1
South East -8 3 £400 +10.34% 2
West Midlands -6 2 £588 +67.85%
Fareham - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +30 1 £273 -33.93% 3
Warwickshire -5 1 £600 +71.42%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 26 (61.90%) Project Management
2 24 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 18 (42.86%) Programme Management
4 13 (30.95%) Finance
4 13 (30.95%) Portfolio Management
5 11 (26.19%) MS Project
6 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (19.05%) MAPM
8 8 (19.05%) DSDM
9 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
10 6 (14.29%) Change Management
10 6 (14.29%) MS Office
11 5 (11.90%) MS Visio
11 5 (11.90%) PMP
11 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
11 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
11 5 (11.90%) Change Control
12 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (9.52%) APMP
12 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (9.52%) Degree
12 4 (9.52%) Primavera
12 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (9.52%) Intranet

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:

Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Project
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 8 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (14.29%) MS Office
5 5 (11.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) WebEx
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Business Change Manager
3 3 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) PMO Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Change Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Head of PMO
4 2 (4.76%) PMO Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Test Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Business Change Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) PMI
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Project Management
2 24 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 18 (42.86%) Programme Management
4 13 (30.95%) Portfolio Management
5 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) DSDM
7 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Change Management
9 5 (11.90%) Change Control
9 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (7.14%) Benchmarking
11 3 (7.14%) Coaching
11 3 (7.14%) Dependency Management
11 3 (7.14%) Project Governance
12 2 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
12 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.76%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) MAPM
2 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
3 5 (11.90%) PMP
4 4 (9.52%) APMP
4 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) APMG
5 1 (2.38%) CITP
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) HP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle