Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 792 856
Rank change year-on-year -27 +64 -68
Contract jobs citing P3O 33 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.035% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 12
England median daily rate £358 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £191 £232 £266
90th Percentile £650 £560 £599
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £381
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.92% -4.69%
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 10,895 10,515 11,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.67% 11.83% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,963 6,877 7,281
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 322 394
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.05% -10.00% +6.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.66 £11.03
90th Percentile £52.60 £48.63 £47.43
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +4.53%

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 August 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 19 August 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
South East -13 11 £254 -16.46%
London -35 10 £600 +50.00%
North of England -12 6 £388 -18.42%
North West - 6 £388 -
Midlands -4 5 £400 +100.00% 2
West Midlands -19 5 £400 +100.00% 2
South West - 1 £263 -
P3O
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 25 (75.76%) PRINCE2
2 21 (63.64%) PMO
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (36.36%) Project Management
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
6 8 (24.24%) Decision-Making
7 7 (21.21%) Programme Governance
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
8 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
9 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.12%) APMG
10 4 (12.12%) Line Management
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
10 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
10 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) P3M3
11 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL
12 2 (6.06%) Broadband
12 2 (6.06%) PMI
12 2 (6.06%) PMP

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:

Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) CA PPM
1 1 (3.03%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Broadband
2 1 (3.03%) CTI
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) PMO Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) PMO Lead
2 5 (15.15%) Senior Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Head of PMO
3 4 (12.12%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) PMO Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Project Controller
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Programme Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Support Officer
5 1 (3.03%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Coordinator
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Support Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) PMI
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) PRINCE2
2 12 (36.36%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Decision-Making
3 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 7 (21.21%) Programme Governance
5 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.12%) Line Management
7 4 (12.12%) P3M3
7 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
8 3 (9.09%) ITIL
8 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
9 2 (6.06%) Project Governance
9 2 (6.06%) Service Management
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) APMG
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
1 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.06%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (63.64%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Hyperion