Period
to 16 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Management Office (PMO)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 104 157
Rank change year-on-year -18 +53 +36
Contract jobs citing PMO 50 16 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.37% 0.88% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.19% 7.44% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 61
10th Percentile £313 £151 £213
25th Percentile £450 £180 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - +1.41%
75th Percentile £688 £534 £568
90th Percentile £800 £680 £875
Central London median daily rate £530 £456 £428
% change year-on-year +16.16% +6.73% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
10th Percentile £16.13 " "
25th Percentile £18.94 " £10.50
Median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £11.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% +100.00% -42.11%
75th Percentile £28.44 " £11.50
90th Percentile £31.18 " "
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% +100.00% -42.11%

PMO is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 447 215 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.28% 11.83% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 129 448
10th Percentile £350 £306 £325
25th Percentile £460 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £588
90th Percentile £713 £665 £675
Central London median daily rate £543 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.55% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
10th Percentile £18.45 £17.10 £11.25
25th Percentile £23.25 £20.25 £12.13
Median hourly rate £28.50 £34.25 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.79% +107.58% +6.11%
75th Percentile £47.00 £51.13 £17.54
90th Percentile £77.70 £57.20 £19.25
Central London median hourly rate £23.75 £34.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -30.66% +107.58% +6.11%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PMO as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the City of London

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMO in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for PMO in the City of London

PMO
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMO in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMO in the City of London

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMO in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for PMO in the City of London

PMO
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMO in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for PMO in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing PMO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for PMO.

1 25 (50.00%) Project Management
1 25 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 23 (46.00%) Finance
3 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.00%) Project Delivery
5 9 (18.00%) Banking
6 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (14.00%) JIRA
7 7 (14.00%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (12.00%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (12.00%) Degree
8 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (12.00%) Project Governance
8 6 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.00%) Legal
9 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.00%) SQL
9 5 (10.00%) PMP
9 5 (10.00%) PMI Certification
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (10.00%) QA
9 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
9 5 (10.00%) Business Case

PMO
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) IaaS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (6.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.00%) AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Lucidchart
3 1 (2.00%) PowerApps
3 1 (2.00%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) LAN
1 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Metadata
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) Redis
2 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
General
1 25 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 23 (46.00%) Finance
3 9 (18.00%) Banking
4 6 (12.00%) Influencing Skills
4 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (10.00%) Legal
6 4 (8.00%) Front Office
6 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (6.00%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
8 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.00%) Law
8 2 (4.00%) Local Government
8 2 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (2.00%) Advertising
9 1 (2.00%) Automotive
9 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (2.00%) International Banking
9 1 (2.00%) Marketing
9 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) PMO Lead
4 6 (12.00%) Finance Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Finance Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) PMO Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Project Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Project Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
1 3 (6.00%) Spring
1 3 (6.00%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) React
2 1 (2.00%) Redux
2 1 (2.00%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) PMI
2 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.00%) Reinsurance
3 2 (4.00%) Tandem
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Robotics
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Project Management
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Project Delivery
4 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (12.00%) Project Governance
6 6 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.00%) Business Case
7 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
8 4 (8.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.00%) Emotional Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) Java 11
3 3 (6.00%) Java 8
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.00%) PMP
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.00%) Perforce
2 3 (6.00%) Solace
3 2 (4.00%) Capita
3 2 (4.00%) Openreach
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Civica