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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 559 552 570
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing P3O 52 41 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.075% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.14% 0.95% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 9
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£400 £444 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £568 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £444 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
4559 4319 3848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.99% 7.89% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2611 2285
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 195 153
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £43.22 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

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 28 July 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 27 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 28 July 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 -9 51 £400 -3.03% 7
London +19 28 £394 -8.69% 2
South East -15 9 £450 +63.63% 2
North West - 9 £463 -
City of London -6 6 £394 -0.81%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £620 -
Cheshire - 4 £468 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £281 -
Warrington - 4 £468 -
Lancashire - 3 £425 -
Blackpool - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes -5 2 £550 -
Oxford - 2 £281 -
Manchester - 2 - -
East Midlands -4 1 £165 -68.57%
South West -4 1 £375 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -4 1 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England -4 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £165 -
Essex - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £600 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Nottingham - 1 £165 -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 74 (89.16%) PRINCE2
2 49 (59.04%) Project Management
3 37 (44.58%) Programme Management
4 35 (42.17%) MS Project
5 32 (38.55%) Finance
6 29 (34.94%) Risk Management
7 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
8 20 (24.10%) Change Control
9 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
9 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (20.48%) MS Office
10 17 (20.48%) Portfolio Management
11 16 (19.28%) APMP
11 16 (19.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (16.87%) PMP
12 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (16.87%) Project Planning
13 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
14 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
14 12 (14.46%) Primavera
14 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
14 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (13.25%) Change Management
15 11 (13.25%) PMI Certification
16 10 (12.05%) Dependency Management
16 10 (12.05%) Information Management
17 9 (10.84%) Degree
17 9 (10.84%) Resource Management
17 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (15.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Documentum
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 35 (42.17%) MS Project
2 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
3 17 (20.48%) MS Office
4 14 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Primavera
2 5 (6.02%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
General
1 32 (38.55%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Law
2 6 (7.23%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Project Manager
2 12 (14.46%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) PMO Manager
4 8 (9.64%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Coordinator
6 6 (7.23%) Project Planner
7 3 (3.61%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Programme Planner
7 3 (3.61%) PMO Lead
8 2 (2.41%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Report Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.20%) Programme Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Consultant
9 1 (1.20%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Delivery Project Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.20%) Programme Office Manager
9 1 (1.20%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Project Office Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.64%) PMI
4 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.20%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (89.16%) PRINCE2
2 49 (59.04%) Project Management
3 37 (44.58%) Programme Management
4 29 (34.94%) Risk Management
5 20 (24.10%) Change Control
6 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (20.48%) Portfolio Management
8 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (16.87%) Project Planning
9 11 (13.25%) Change Management
10 10 (12.05%) Information Management
10 10 (12.05%) Dependency Management
11 9 (10.84%) Resource Management
12 7 (8.43%) Line Management
12 7 (8.43%) Document Management
13 6 (7.23%) Supplier Management
13 6 (7.23%) ITIL
13 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (7.23%) Business Transformation
14 5 (6.02%) Agile Project Management
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 16 (19.28%) APMP
2 14 (16.87%) PMP
3 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.25%) PMI Certification
5 9 (10.84%) Degree
5 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (7.23%) ISEB
8 4 (4.82%) PgMP
9 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) MAPM
9 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.20%) APMG
10 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
2 5 (6.02%) CA
3 4 (4.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) Niku
5 1 (1.20%) Cadence
5 1 (1.20%) HP
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 26 days ago