Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for P3O skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited P3O over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 823 857
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34 -74
Contract jobs citing P3O 30 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 14
England median daily rate £425 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £187 £217 £351
90th Percentile £650 £500 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

P3O 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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,061 11,231 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.76% 12.29% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,442 7,449 7,257
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 315 413
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.54 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.06 £47.85 £47.45
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.17
% change year-on-year +8.80% -13.67% +7.51%

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing P3O as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for P3O in England

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing P3O in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for P3O in England

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing P3O in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in England

P3O
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 8 £650 +62.50%
South East -12 7 £195 -40.00% 1
Midlands -16 7 £425 +21.43% 2
North of England -22 7 £438 -7.89%
West Midlands -13 6 £450 +125.00% 2
North West -11 5 £425 -
Yorkshire -20 2 £450 -5.26%
South West - 1 £263 -
P3O
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing P3O 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 England region with a requirement for P3O.

1 24 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 22 (73.33%) PMO
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (43.33%) Project Management
4 10 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (20.00%) Programme Governance
8 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) P3M3
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.00%) Line Management
10 3 (10.00%) ITIL
10 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
11 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
11 2 (6.67%) APMG

P3O
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Broadband
1 1 (3.33%) CTI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Analyst
1 5 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) PMO Lead
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Head of PMO
3 3 (10.00%) PMO Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior PMO
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Programme Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) Support Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (43.33%) Project Management
3 9 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (20.00%) Programme Governance
5 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 5 (16.67%) P3M3
5 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Line Management
7 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.67%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) APMG
4 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (73.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft