Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 803 803
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 -21
Contract jobs citing P3O 26 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 23
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -
10th Percentile £194 £313 £308
90th Percentile £510 £552 £595
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +21.43% -15.15% -0.30%
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 9,585 11,839 10,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.59% 12.83% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,064 7,809 6,804
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 310 366
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.95% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.88 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% -12.34% -6.00%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -9 8 £425 -10.53%
South East -14 7 £350 -17.65% 1
Midlands -7 5 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands -2 4 £475 +52.00%
North of England -11 4 £463 -11.48% 1
South West -26 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
North West -4 1 £475 -9.09%
North East -6 1 - -
P3O
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 (92.31%) PRINCE2
2 22 (84.62%) PMO
3 14 (53.85%) Project Management
4 13 (50.00%) Finance
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
8 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (23.08%) Time Management
9 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
9 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (19.23%) Change Management
10 5 (19.23%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (19.23%) Change Control
11 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
11 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
11 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
11 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
11 4 (15.38%) PMI
11 4 (15.38%) Programme Delivery
12 3 (11.54%) Programme Governance
12 3 (11.54%) ERP
12 3 (11.54%) Degree
12 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) PMO Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Coordinator
2 3 (11.54%) PMO Lead
2 3 (11.54%) Portfolio Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Senior PMO
3 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Head of PMO
3 2 (7.69%) PMO Officer
3 2 (7.69%) PMO Planner
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) PMO Assistant
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Coordinator
4 1 (3.85%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) PMI
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) PRINCE2
2 14 (53.85%) Project Management
3 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 6 (23.08%) Time Management
5 5 (19.23%) Change Control
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (15.38%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
6 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
6 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) P3M3
7 3 (11.54%) Programme Governance
8 2 (7.69%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) APMG
4 1 (3.85%) APMP
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (84.62%) PMO
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle