Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 839 777
Rank change year-on-year +23 -62 -10
Contract jobs citing P3O 35 27 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.028% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.24% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 78
England median daily rate £350 £413 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -0.30% -4.34%
10th Percentile £216 £319 £283
90th Percentile £500 £600 £547
UK median daily rate £325 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -21.21% - -4.62%
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 12027 11068 12149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.30% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 7283 7811
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £236
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 384 426
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.00 £11.59
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -26 15 £338 -14.29%
South East +17 13 £388 -22.50%
Midlands +24 5 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands -3 4 £350 -12.50%
North of England +71 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands +26 1 £200 -55.06%
North West +11 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1
P3O
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing P3O also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for P3O.

1 27 (77.14%) PMO
2 26 (74.29%) Project Management
3 22 (62.86%) Finance
4 21 (60.00%) PRINCE2
5 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (28.57%) Change Management
8 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.86%) Degree
9 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
10 7 (20.00%) Law
10 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) Legal
11 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
12 5 (14.29%) MS Project Server
12 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 5 (14.29%) PMI
12 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
12 5 (14.29%) APMP
12 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
12 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
12 5 (14.29%) Change Control
12 5 (14.29%) Office 365
12 5 (14.29%) Virtual Team
13 4 (11.43%) Invoice Processing

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 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.86%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.86%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Law
3 6 (17.14%) Legal
4 3 (8.57%) Advertising
4 3 (8.57%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) PMO Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Project Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Project Officer
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.71%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Head of PMO
6 2 (5.71%) PMO Planner
6 2 (5.71%) Project Control Officer
6 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) PMO Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior PMO
7 1 (2.86%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) PMI
1 5 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Project Management
2 21 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Change Management
4 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 6 (17.14%) Resource Management
6 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 4 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (11.43%) Invoice Processing
7 4 (11.43%) Migration
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (8.57%) Practice Management
8 3 (8.57%) Programme Governance
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.71%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) APMP
3 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 4 (11.43%) PMP
5 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) APMG
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (77.14%) PMO
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Reuters
3 2 (5.71%) Progress
4 1 (2.86%) Planview