Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 136 104
Rank change year-on-year 0 -32 -18
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,763 1,683 2,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 1.90% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.79% 16.56% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 1,165 1,538
England median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £204 £217
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 36
England median hourly rate £24.56 £21.50 £25.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -16.70% +14.71%
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.80 £12.95
90th Percentile £31.57 £40.60 £55.99
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £20.50 £25.06
% change year-on-year +19.80% -18.20% +11.38%

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 11,919 10,166 11,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 11.48% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,867 6,700 7,497
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 362 429
England median hourly rate £20.60 £23.34 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.74% -3.67% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.81 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% +25.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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
London -17 765 £438 +9.38% 72
South East +12 386 £400 +18.96% 29
North of England +43 222 £350 +7.69% 43
Midlands -1 188 £350 - 28
West Midlands -1 132 £350 +7.69% 10
South West +3 116 £375 +3.45% 12
North West -3 91 £350 - 30
Yorkshire +39 87 £325 +7.00% 13
East of England -17 85 £375 -11.76% 7
East Midlands -7 51 £328 -15.48% 18
North East +61 44 £425 +80.85%
South Coast +1 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 762 (43.22%) Finance
2 667 (37.83%) Project Management
3 370 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 369 (20.93%) PRINCE2
5 345 (19.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 337 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
7 291 (16.51%) Microsoft Project
8 254 (14.41%) Programme Management
9 248 (14.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 236 (13.39%) Microsoft
11 211 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
12 202 (11.46%) Change Management
13 185 (10.49%) SharePoint
14 181 (10.27%) Banking
15 172 (9.76%) Change Control
16 162 (9.19%) Security Cleared
17 155 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
18 147 (8.34%) Project Planning
19 131 (7.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 131 (7.43%) Risk Management
20 122 (6.92%) SC Cleared
20 122 (6.92%) Portfolio Management
21 118 (6.69%) QA
22 114 (6.47%) Project Governance
23 104 (5.90%) MS Visio
23 104 (5.90%) PMI Certification
23 104 (5.90%) Degree
24 98 (5.56%) Retail
25 97 (5.50%) PMP
26 95 (5.39%) Telecoms

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
1 185 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.64%) Confluence
3 19 (1.08%) Skype for Business
4 18 (1.02%) MS Project Server
5 13 (0.74%) CMS
6 7 (0.40%) Documentum
7 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.17%) SAS
10 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.057%) CICS
11 1 (0.057%) IIS
11 1 (0.057%) JBoss
11 1 (0.057%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.057%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.057%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.057%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.057%) WebSphere
Applications
1 345 (19.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 291 (16.51%) Microsoft Project
3 248 (14.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 211 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
5 104 (5.90%) MS Visio
6 20 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Maya
8 3 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.51%) Primavera
4 8 (0.45%) CA PPM
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.40%) Maximo
6 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Summit
7 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.50%) Office 365
2 18 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.62%) SaaS
5 6 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.23%) IaaS
6 4 (0.23%) PaaS
6 4 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Yammer
9 1 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.057%) Force.com
9 1 (0.057%) G Suite
9 1 (0.057%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.057%) Route 53
9 1 (0.057%) Slack
9 1 (0.057%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.36%) LAN
1 24 (1.36%) SMS
2 23 (1.30%) Skype
3 18 (1.02%) WAN
4 13 (0.74%) Firewall
5 10 (0.57%) 3G
6 9 (0.51%) SAN
7 8 (0.45%) 4G
7 8 (0.45%) NAS
7 8 (0.45%) WLAN
8 7 (0.40%) Internet
9 6 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.28%) VoIP
11 4 (0.23%) DNS
11 4 (0.23%) Intranet
11 4 (0.23%) Network Security
11 4 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.23%) VPN
12 3 (0.17%) DAB
12 3 (0.17%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.02%) Blockchain
2 16 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (0.74%) SQL Server
5 10 (0.57%) Big Data
6 6 (0.34%) Essbase
7 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.28%) Power BI
8 4 (0.23%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.23%) QlikView
9 3 (0.17%) GIS
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.11%) OLAP
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (3.06%) JIRA
2 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.17%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.11%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.11%) JMeter
4 2 (0.11%) Maven
4 2 (0.11%) Selenium
4 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.057%) GitLab
5 1 (0.057%) jMock
5 1 (0.057%) JUnit
5 1 (0.057%) NUnit
5 1 (0.057%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.057%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.057%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.057%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.057%) TeamCity
General
1 762 (43.22%) Finance
2 181 (10.27%) Banking
3 98 (5.56%) Retail
4 95 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.04%) Legal
6 36 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 24 (1.36%) Law
9 23 (1.30%) Marketing
10 19 (1.08%) Front Office
11 13 (0.74%) Advertising
12 12 (0.68%) Back Office
12 12 (0.68%) Publishing
13 11 (0.62%) Billing
14 10 (0.57%) Electronics
14 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.51%) Military
16 8 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 440 (24.96%) Analyst
2 323 (18.32%) PMO Analyst
3 313 (17.75%) Project Manager
4 198 (11.23%) PMO Manager
5 143 (8.11%) PMO Lead
6 97 (5.50%) Coordinator
7 87 (4.93%) Business Analyst
8 80 (4.54%) Senior PMO
9 71 (4.03%) Senior Manager
10 70 (3.97%) Project Analyst
11 66 (3.74%) PMO Coordinator
12 61 (3.46%) Project Coordinator
13 60 (3.40%) Programme Manager
14 54 (3.06%) IT Manager
15 52 (2.95%) Senior Project Manager
16 50 (2.84%) PMO Planner
17 48 (2.72%) PMO Project Manager
18 43 (2.44%) Consultant
18 43 (2.44%) Junior
19 41 (2.33%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.40%) .NET
1 7 (0.40%) HTML
1 7 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
1 7 (0.40%) X-Windows
2 6 (0.34%) XML
3 4 (0.23%) CSS
3 4 (0.23%) J2EE
3 4 (0.23%) JSON
3 4 (0.23%) Spring
3 4 (0.23%) Web Services
4 3 (0.17%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.17%) HTML5
4 3 (0.17%) jQuery
5 2 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.11%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.11%) CSS3
5 2 (0.11%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.11%) LESS
5 2 (0.11%) RESTful
5 2 (0.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.21%) NHS
3 39 (2.21%) Virtual Team
4 35 (1.99%) PMI
5 31 (1.76%) Data Centre
6 26 (1.47%) FMCG
7 16 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 15 (0.85%) User Experience
9 12 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.51%) Replication
12 7 (0.40%) EMC Centera
12 7 (0.40%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (0.40%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.40%) EMC VNXe
12 7 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.40%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.34%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 62 (3.52%) Windows
2 30 (1.70%) Windows 10
3 14 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 13 (0.74%) Linux
5 11 (0.62%) Windows 2000
6 10 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.51%) Unix
8 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.40%) AIX
9 7 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (0.40%) Solaris
9 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.17%) Android
13 2 (0.11%) CentOS
14 1 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (37.83%) Project Management
2 370 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 369 (20.93%) PRINCE2
4 337 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (14.41%) Programme Management
6 202 (11.46%) Change Management
7 172 (9.76%) Change Control
8 147 (8.34%) Project Planning
9 131 (7.43%) Risk Management
9 131 (7.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 122 (6.92%) Portfolio Management
11 114 (6.47%) Project Governance
12 93 (5.28%) Migration
13 88 (4.99%) Resource Management
14 79 (4.48%) Matrix Organization
15 75 (4.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 71 (4.03%) ITIL
16 71 (4.03%) Waterfall
17 68 (3.86%) Dependency Management
18 64 (3.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 31 (1.76%) C
2 23 (1.30%) SQL
3 11 (0.62%) VBA
4 9 (0.51%) Java
5 6 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.23%) C#
6 4 (0.23%) Python
6 4 (0.23%) VB
7 3 (0.17%) Perl
7 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.11%) PHP
8 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.057%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.057%) COBOL
9 1 (0.057%) JCL
9 1 (0.057%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.057%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 162 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 122 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 104 (5.90%) Degree
3 104 (5.90%) PMI Certification
4 97 (5.50%) PMP
5 50 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 49 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 23 (1.30%) APMP
8 21 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (1.02%) ISEB
11 15 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.23%) ACCA
14 4 (0.23%) MBA
15 3 (0.17%) CIMA
15 3 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.69%) QA
2 58 (3.29%) GDPR
3 31 (1.76%) MiFID
4 29 (1.64%) P3O
5 18 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.57%) SLA
7 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.23%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) GAAP
11 3 (0.17%) GxP
11 3 (0.17%) IFRS
12 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.11%) EMIR
12 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.40%) Firmware
3 7 (0.40%) SRDF
3 7 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.28%) XenApp
5 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.17%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.40%) EMC TimeFinder
1 7 (0.40%) NetApp OnCommand
1 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (0.34%) SCCM
3 4 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.17%) Puppet
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.11%) Nagios
5 2 (0.11%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.057%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.057%) SCOM
6 1 (0.057%) Terraform
6 1 (0.057%) WMI
6 1 (0.057%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 236 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 72 (4.08%) SAP
3 52 (2.95%) Oracle
4 25 (1.42%) Planview
5 24 (1.36%) HP
6 14 (0.79%) Cisco
6 14 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (0.79%) VMware
7 12 (0.68%) Workday
8 10 (0.57%) Progress
9 9 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.51%) EMC
10 8 (0.45%) Citrix
11 7 (0.40%) 3PAR
11 7 (0.40%) Brocade
11 7 (0.40%) Cadence
11 7 (0.40%) Capita
11 7 (0.40%) NetApp
11 7 (0.40%) Remedy
11 7 (0.40%) Veritas