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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 613 600
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13  
Contract jobs citing P3O 12 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.018% 0.080%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.16% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 31
Median daily rate £388 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.41% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £329 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £600 £350
% change year-on-year -20.83% +71.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

P3O is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4986 5590 5789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.53% 11.34% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3939 4347 4570
Median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 246 212
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +29.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £50.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -14.28% +29.93%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 9 £375 +37.61% 5
South East +17 2 £475 -
North of England +57 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
P3O
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 29 (80.56%) PRINCE2
2 26 (72.22%) PMO
3 24 (66.67%) Project Management
4 21 (58.33%) Finance
5 15 (41.67%) Programme Management
6 14 (38.89%) APMP
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (36.11%) PMP
8 12 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (27.78%) PMI Certification
9 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
10 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (25.00%) Degree
10 9 (25.00%) Coaching
10 9 (25.00%) Performance Management
11 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
11 8 (22.22%) Retail
12 7 (19.44%) Legal
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (19.44%) Change Control
13 6 (16.67%) PMI
13 6 (16.67%) Change Management
13 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 5 (13.89%) Practice Management
14 5 (13.89%) Scrum
14 5 (13.89%) Dependency Management
15 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared

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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Primavera
2 1 (2.78%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 8 (22.22%) Retail
4 7 (19.44%) Legal
5 3 (8.33%) Law
6 1 (2.78%) Billing
6 1 (2.78%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
1 7 (19.44%) Performance Manager
1 7 (19.44%) PMO Analyst
1 7 (19.44%) Quality Manager
2 6 (16.67%) PMO Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 3 (8.33%) Portfolio Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Planview Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) PMO Lead
5 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Product Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Planner
6 1 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.78%) Relationships Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PMI
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) PRINCE2
2 24 (66.67%) Project Management
3 15 (41.67%) Programme Management
4 12 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.00%) Coaching
5 9 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 7 (19.44%) Change Control
8 6 (16.67%) Change Management
9 5 (13.89%) Dependency Management
9 5 (13.89%) Practice Management
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
10 4 (11.11%) DSDM
10 4 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (8.33%) IT Governance
11 3 (8.33%) Migration
11 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
12 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) APMP
2 13 (36.11%) PMP
3 10 (27.78%) PMI Certification
4 9 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (72.22%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Planview
2 2 (5.56%) Progress
3 1 (2.78%) Kronos