Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 201 172 145
Rank change year-on-year -29 -27 -6
Contract jobs citing PMO 833 1,503 1,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.67% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.49% 15.46% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 962 1,221
England median daily rate £400 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% -2.81% +10.34%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £250
90th Percentile £596 £605 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 19
England median hourly rate £19.71 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.30% +8.54% -5.26%
10th Percentile £14.24 £13.91 £12.72
90th Percentile £31.13 £89.61 £31.82
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £22.00 £23.53
% change year-on-year -10.41% -6.50% +14.78%

PMO 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 6,176 9,721 11,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.00% 10.79% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,841 6,157 7,699
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £256 £263
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 331 314
England median hourly rate £25.68 £21.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +0.62% -2.33%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +22.29% -2.33% -1.15%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in England

PMO
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 PMO within the England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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 -5 363 £450 +2.76% 20
South East -22 189 £400 - 20
Midlands +6 89 £325 - 26
North of England -26 79 £325 -7.14% 38
West Midlands +13 59 £313 -3.85% 18
South West -18 53 £335 -1.47% 13
East of England +17 52 £300 -30.23% 8
North West -1 51 £325 -10.34% 23
East Midlands +26 28 £333 +2.31% 8
Yorkshire -7 22 £313 +4.17% 14
North East -1 6 £375 +7.14% 1
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 325 (39.02%) Project Management
2 274 (32.89%) Finance
3 208 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 172 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (18.97%) PRINCE2
6 153 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
7 144 (17.29%) Project Delivery
8 123 (14.77%) Microsoft
9 115 (13.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 104 (12.48%) Programme Management
11 102 (12.24%) Microsoft Project
12 95 (11.40%) Security Cleared
13 94 (11.28%) Change Management
14 90 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
15 88 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
16 73 (8.76%) SC Cleared
17 72 (8.64%) Public Sector
18 69 (8.28%) SharePoint
19 67 (8.04%) Banking
19 67 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
21 58 (6.96%) Change Control
22 57 (6.84%) Risk Management
23 53 (6.36%) Retail
23 53 (6.36%) Project Governance
24 50 (6.00%) Degree
24 50 (6.00%) Telecoms
25 49 (5.88%) Resource Management
26 48 (5.76%) Migration
26 48 (5.76%) SAP

PMO
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 69 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.92%) Confluence
3 6 (0.72%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.36%) CMS
4 3 (0.36%) Mendix
4 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.12%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.12%) SAS
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 153 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (13.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 102 (12.24%) Microsoft Project
4 90 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (3.72%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.48%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.12%) GIMP
10 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.32%) Azure
2 33 (3.96%) Office 365
3 28 (3.36%) Power Platform
4 23 (2.76%) AWS
5 7 (0.84%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.72%) Google Drive
6 6 (0.72%) PowerApps
7 5 (0.60%) G Suite
8 4 (0.48%) GCP
8 4 (0.48%) PaaS
8 4 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.36%) SaaS
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.24%) Smartsheet
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.12%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.52%) Wireless
2 15 (1.80%) WAN
3 12 (1.44%) LAN
4 11 (1.32%) Firewall
4 11 (1.32%) Internet
5 8 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (0.84%) WebEx
7 5 (0.60%) VPN
8 4 (0.48%) 5G
8 4 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.36%) 3G
9 3 (0.36%) 4G
9 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.36%) Intranet
9 3 (0.36%) IPv4
9 3 (0.36%) IPv6
9 3 (0.36%) OSPF
9 3 (0.36%) Skype
9 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.36%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.36%) Power BI
2 21 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.08%) Big Data
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.72%) QlikView
6 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.24%) GIS
7 2 (0.24%) MS Access
7 2 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.12%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.12%) OLAP
8 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (4.92%) JIRA
2 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.12%) Grunt
3 1 (0.12%) gulp
3 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.12%) JMeter
3 1 (0.12%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.12%) Selenium
3 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.12%) webpack
3 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 274 (32.89%) Finance
2 72 (8.64%) Public Sector
3 67 (8.04%) Banking
4 53 (6.36%) Retail
5 50 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.52%) Marketing
8 15 (1.80%) Legal
9 13 (1.56%) Law
10 11 (1.32%) Local Government
11 8 (0.96%) Billing
12 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.72%) Front Office
14 5 (0.60%) Electronics
14 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.48%) Publishing
16 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.36%) French Language
16 3 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 170 (20.41%) Analyst
2 148 (17.77%) Project Manager
3 115 (13.81%) PMO Analyst
4 70 (8.40%) Coordinator
5 61 (7.32%) PMO Manager
6 43 (5.16%) Project Coordinator
7 40 (4.80%) Business Analyst
8 38 (4.56%) Programme Manager
9 37 (4.44%) PMO Lead
10 35 (4.20%) PMO Planner
11 31 (3.72%) Project Officer
12 30 (3.60%) Support Officer
13 28 (3.36%) Junior
14 26 (3.12%) IT Manager
15 25 (3.00%) Project Support Officer
16 23 (2.76%) PMO Coordinator
16 23 (2.76%) Senior Manager
17 22 (2.64%) Consultant
18 21 (2.52%) IT Project Manager
19 19 (2.28%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.20%) HTML
2 8 (0.96%) ADO
2 8 (0.96%) CSS
3 7 (0.84%) .NET
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.48%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.48%) Spring
6 3 (0.36%) HTML5
6 3 (0.36%) jQuery
6 3 (0.36%) JSON
6 3 (0.36%) REST
7 2 (0.24%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.24%) RESTful
7 2 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.24%) Velocity
7 2 (0.24%) XML
8 1 (0.12%) Flash
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.88%) NHS
4 22 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (2.04%) User Experience
6 14 (1.68%) PMI
7 13 (1.56%) CCTV
7 13 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.20%) FMCG
10 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.48%) Equities
12 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.36%) EPoS
12 3 (0.36%) Life Science
13 2 (0.24%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.24%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.52%) Windows
2 18 (2.16%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.96%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.36%) Android
5 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.36%) Linux
5 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.24%) CentOS
6 2 (0.24%) pSOS
6 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (39.02%) Project Management
2 208 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 172 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (18.97%) PRINCE2
5 144 (17.29%) Project Delivery
6 104 (12.48%) Programme Management
7 94 (11.28%) Change Management
8 67 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (6.96%) Change Control
11 57 (6.84%) Risk Management
12 53 (6.36%) Project Governance
13 49 (5.88%) Resource Management
14 48 (5.76%) Migration
15 47 (5.64%) ERP
15 47 (5.64%) Waterfall
16 46 (5.52%) Decision-Making
16 46 (5.52%) Project Planning
17 38 (4.56%) Resource Allocation
18 37 (4.44%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (1.56%) C
2 12 (1.44%) SQL
3 7 (0.84%) Java
4 4 (0.48%) C#
5 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.36%) VBA
6 2 (0.24%) Java 8
6 2 (0.24%) Python
7 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.00%) Degree
4 34 (4.08%) PMI Certification
5 27 (3.24%) PMP
6 22 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (1.92%) APMP
8 15 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (1.32%) ISEB
11 10 (1.20%) CISM
11 10 (1.20%) CISSP
12 9 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.84%) CCNP
13 7 (0.84%) HNC
14 6 (0.72%) CEH
14 6 (0.72%) HND
15 5 (0.60%) CCNA
15 5 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.96%) QA
2 15 (1.80%) P3O
3 14 (1.68%) SLA
4 11 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.08%) NIST
6 6 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.48%) GDPR
7 4 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.12%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) NCSC
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.24%) Docker
3 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) iptables
4 1 (0.12%) KVM
4 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.36%) Nagios
2 1 (0.12%) Ansible
2 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.12%) MIIS
2 1 (0.12%) Puppet
2 1 (0.12%) SCCM
2 1 (0.12%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.12%) yum
2 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.76%) SAP
3 45 (5.40%) Oracle
4 18 (2.16%) Google
5 10 (1.20%) Cisco
6 8 (0.96%) Workday
7 6 (0.72%) Juniper
7 6 (0.72%) Planview
7 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.72%) Tableau
8 5 (0.60%) Niku
8 5 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.60%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.60%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.48%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.48%) Cadence
9 4 (0.48%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.48%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.48%) Huawei
9 4 (0.48%) Remedy