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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 546 520 512
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing P3O 37 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.069% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.93% 0.89% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 15
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£465 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £305 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £680 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £468 £438 £269
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +62.88%
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
3977 3718 3214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.79% 7.72% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2202 1807
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £10.93 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 21 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 30 January 2015. 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 -10 34 £465 +0.54% 2
London -8 10 £435 -3.33%
West Midlands +5 6 £433 +53.09%
South East -5 4 £313 +3.30%
City of London +11 2 £400 -13.51%
Reading +6 1 £400 -
Berkshire +2 1 £400 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Leeds - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £475 -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 73 (91.25%) PRINCE2
2 53 (66.25%) Project Management
3 38 (47.50%) Finance
4 32 (40.00%) MS Project
5 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (37.50%) Programme Management
7 29 (36.25%) ISEB
8 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
9 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
10 22 (27.50%) APMP
11 21 (26.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 18 (22.50%) Portfolio Management
13 17 (21.25%) Change Management
14 15 (18.75%) Project Planning
14 15 (18.75%) PMI Certification
14 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
15 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (16.25%) PMI
15 13 (16.25%) Waterfall
15 13 (16.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (15.00%) Change Control
17 11 (13.75%) PMP
17 11 (13.75%) MS Office
17 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (12.50%) Coaching
19 9 (11.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
19 9 (11.25%) QA
20 8 (10.00%) Degree
20 8 (10.00%) MS Project Server

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (10.00%) MS Project Server
1 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) Documentum
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (40.00%) MS Project
2 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (13.75%) MS Office
4 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
General
1 38 (47.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Automotive
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Project Manager
2 16 (20.00%) PMO Manager
3 14 (17.50%) Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Programme Office Support
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Programme Office Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Planning Manager
7 4 (5.00%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.75%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Portfolio Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Report Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Project Planner
9 2 (2.50%) Programme Planner
9 2 (2.50%) Support Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Portfolio Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) PMI
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) CMDB
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.25%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (91.25%) PRINCE2
2 53 (66.25%) Project Management
3 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (37.50%) Programme Management
5 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 18 (22.50%) Portfolio Management
7 17 (21.25%) Change Management
8 15 (18.75%) Project Planning
9 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (16.25%) Waterfall
10 12 (15.00%) Change Control
11 10 (12.50%) Coaching
12 9 (11.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (10.00%) Scrum
14 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (7.50%) PRINCE
15 6 (7.50%) Resource Management
16 5 (6.25%) Six Sigma
16 5 (6.25%) ITIL
17 4 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (36.25%) ISEB
2 22 (27.50%) APMP
3 21 (26.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (18.75%) PMI Certification
5 13 (16.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (13.75%) PMP
7 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) Degree
9 6 (7.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (5.00%) PgMP
10 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.75%) CAPM
11 3 (3.75%) MAPM
12 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) SAP
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Primavera
3 3 (3.75%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.75%) CA
4 2 (2.50%) Cadence
5 1 (1.25%) PTC
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos
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