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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 565 551 543
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing P3O 44 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.076% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.95% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 7
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£394 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £565 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £444 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.63% +23.26%
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
4346 4214 3672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 7.96% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2769 2604 2233
Average daily rate £420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 187 135
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.35 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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 6 July 2015.

P3O Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

P3O
Top 26 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 6 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 -3 43 £394 -1.56% 11
London +16 23 £381 -4.68% 3
South East -10 8 £450 +63.63% 1
North West - 7 £468 -
City of London +1 6 £394 -18.64%
Oxfordshire - 4 £281 -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £620 -
Cheshire - 3 £468 -
Warrington - 3 £468 -
Lancashire - 2 £419 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 £419 -
Oxford - 2 £281 -
East of England -2 1 - -
West Midlands -4 1 £350 +16.66% 6
Milton Keynes -4 1 £550 -
East Midlands -10 1 £165 -68.57%
South West -12 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £165 -
Essex - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £165 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Brentwood - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 75 (86.21%) PRINCE2
2 47 (54.02%) Programme Management
3 45 (51.72%) Project Management
4 38 (43.68%) MS Project
5 34 (39.08%) Finance
6 31 (35.63%) Risk Management
7 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
7 23 (26.44%) Change Control
8 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
10 18 (20.69%) Portfolio Management
11 17 (19.54%) MS Office
12 15 (17.24%) PMP
13 14 (16.09%) SharePoint
13 14 (16.09%) APMP
13 14 (16.09%) MS PowerPoint
13 14 (16.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (13.79%) MS Visio
15 12 (13.79%) PMI Certification
15 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
16 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
16 11 (12.64%) Dependency Management
16 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (12.64%) Project Planning
17 10 (11.49%) Degree
17 10 (11.49%) Information Management
17 10 (11.49%) Primavera
18 9 (10.34%) Change Management
18 9 (10.34%) Management Information System

P3O
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 14 (16.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) Documentum
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 38 (43.68%) MS Project
2 20 (22.99%) MS Excel
3 17 (19.54%) MS Office
4 14 (16.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (13.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Primavera
2 5 (5.75%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
General
1 34 (39.08%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Law
2 6 (6.90%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) PMO Manager
2 12 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.34%) Coordinator
3 9 (10.34%) Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Project Planner
4 7 (8.05%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Planning Manager
6 3 (3.45%) PMO Lead
6 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Programme Planner
7 2 (2.30%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Report Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Programme Office Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Project Office Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Data Migration Project Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Head of Security
8 1 (1.15%) Portfolio Analyst
8 1 (1.15%) Governance Manager
8 1 (1.15%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.20%) PMI
4 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (86.21%) PRINCE2
2 47 (54.02%) Programme Management
3 45 (51.72%) Project Management
4 31 (35.63%) Risk Management
5 23 (26.44%) Change Control
6 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (20.69%) Portfolio Management
8 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.64%) Project Planning
9 11 (12.64%) Dependency Management
9 11 (12.64%) Waterfall
10 10 (11.49%) Information Management
11 9 (10.34%) Change Management
12 8 (9.20%) Resource Management
13 7 (8.05%) Document Management
13 7 (8.05%) Line Management
14 6 (6.90%) Business Transformation
14 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (5.75%) Coaching
15 5 (5.75%) People Management
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) PMP
2 14 (16.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 14 (16.09%) APMP
3 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.79%) PMI Certification
4 10 (11.49%) Degree
5 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.90%) ISEB
8 4 (4.60%) PgMP
9 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (2.30%) MAPM
10 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.15%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 5 (5.75%) CA
3 4 (4.60%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) Niku
5 1 (1.15%) Cadence
5 1 (1.15%) HP
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 days ago