Period
to 25 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 144 136
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 -25
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,469 1,752 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.88% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.76% 14.93% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1,209 1,139
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £240 £203
90th Percentile £620 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £382 £398 £363
% change year-on-year -3.90% +9.66% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 26
England median hourly rate £26.42 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.40% +9.76% -18.00%
10th Percentile £13.97 £11.88 £11.03
90th Percentile £172.50 £34.59 £48.73
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +15.56% +23.29% -27.00%

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 9,323 11,731 10,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.57% 12.61% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,893 7,577 6,611
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £245
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 325 346
England median hourly rate £21.88 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.09% +9.50% -13.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.85 £10.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £21.63 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +9.76% -15.39%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -31 603 £438 +3.13% 29
South East -7 388 £400 - 18
North of England -31 194 £350 - 30
Midlands -10 147 £337 -3.79% 22
West Midlands -20 102 £350 - 16
North West -7 84 £369 +7.27% 22
South West -35 81 £344 -6.14% 18
Yorkshire -24 79 £300 -13.42% 8
East of England +9 51 £430 +7.50% 8
East Midlands -5 40 £322 -2.35% 6
North East -19 31 £350 -15.15%
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 615 (41.87%) Project Management
2 552 (37.58%) Finance
3 332 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 304 (20.69%) PRINCE2
5 278 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 268 (18.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 212 (14.43%) Microsoft
8 208 (14.16%) Microsoft Project
9 201 (13.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 196 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
11 187 (12.73%) Programme Management
12 171 (11.64%) SharePoint
13 152 (10.35%) Project Governance
14 138 (9.39%) Change Management
15 132 (8.99%) Change Control
16 126 (8.58%) Security Cleared
17 123 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
18 117 (7.96%) PMI Certification
19 106 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
20 103 (7.01%) Telecoms
21 98 (6.67%) SAP
22 97 (6.60%) JIRA
22 97 (6.60%) SC Cleared
23 93 (6.33%) Retail
23 93 (6.33%) ERP
24 92 (6.26%) QA
25 90 (6.13%) Banking
26 89 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
27 82 (5.58%) Resource Management
28 80 (5.45%) Degree

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
1 171 (11.64%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.65%) Confluence
3 8 (0.54%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.41%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.14%) CMS
7 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.068%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.068%) IIS
8 1 (0.068%) JBoss
8 1 (0.068%) Liferay
8 1 (0.068%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.068%) SAS
8 1 (0.068%) WordPress
Applications
1 268 (18.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 208 (14.16%) Microsoft Project
3 201 (13.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 196 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
5 77 (5.24%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.68%) Open Workbench
8 9 (0.61%) Maya
9 1 (0.068%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.61%) Primavera
3 9 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.48%) TrackWise
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.27%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.14%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.06%) Office 365
2 32 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.02%) SaaS
5 11 (0.75%) IaaS
6 10 (0.68%) PaaS
7 8 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.48%) Trello
9 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.20%) Route 53
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.14%) Boomi
11 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.02%) WAN
2 14 (0.95%) Firewall
3 13 (0.88%) LAN
4 11 (0.75%) Value-Added Service
4 11 (0.75%) VPN
5 10 (0.68%) Network Security
5 10 (0.68%) Skype
6 9 (0.61%) DNS
6 9 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.54%) Broadband
8 7 (0.48%) DHCP
9 6 (0.41%) 3G
9 6 (0.41%) Wireless
10 5 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.27%) 2G
11 4 (0.27%) 4G
11 4 (0.27%) Internet
11 4 (0.27%) WebEx
12 3 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
4 15 (1.02%) Power BI
5 12 (0.82%) SQL Server
6 7 (0.48%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.27%) Big Data
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.20%) MySQL
9 3 (0.20%) Redis
10 2 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.14%) GIS
10 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.14%) QlikView
10 2 (0.14%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.068%) DTS
11 1 (0.068%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 97 (6.60%) JIRA
2 10 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.34%) Maven
4 5 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.27%) JUnit
5 4 (0.27%) Mockito
5 4 (0.27%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.20%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.20%) jMock
6 3 (0.20%) Selenium
7 2 (0.14%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.14%) JMeter
7 2 (0.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.14%) Moq
7 2 (0.14%) MSI
7 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.14%) VersionOne
General
1 552 (37.58%) Finance
2 103 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 93 (6.33%) Retail
4 90 (6.13%) Banking
5 26 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.43%) Legal
6 21 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (1.23%) Marketing
9 15 (1.02%) Back Office
10 12 (0.82%) Law
11 11 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.41%) Electronics
14 5 (0.34%) Billing
14 5 (0.34%) French Language
14 5 (0.34%) Local Government
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
15 4 (0.27%) Front Office
15 4 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 347 (23.62%) Analyst
2 281 (19.13%) PMO Analyst
3 252 (17.15%) Project Manager
4 101 (6.88%) PMO Manager
5 97 (6.60%) Coordinator
6 87 (5.92%) PMO Lead
7 80 (5.45%) Programme Manager
8 59 (4.02%) Project Coordinator
9 54 (3.68%) PMO Coordinator
10 52 (3.54%) Project Officer
11 51 (3.47%) Consultant
12 46 (3.13%) IT Manager
13 45 (3.06%) Senior PMO
14 44 (3.00%) Senior Manager
14 44 (3.00%) Support Officer
15 42 (2.86%) Administrator
16 40 (2.72%) Project Support Officer
17 39 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
18 36 (2.45%) Project Analyst
19 35 (2.38%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (0.88%) HTML
2 12 (0.82%) Web Services
3 8 (0.54%) .NET
4 7 (0.48%) AngularJS
4 7 (0.48%) XML
5 6 (0.41%) Middleware
6 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (0.34%) CSS
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.34%) REST
6 5 (0.34%) Spring
6 5 (0.34%) WCF
7 4 (0.27%) CSS3
7 4 (0.27%) Hibernate
7 4 (0.27%) LDAP
7 4 (0.27%) Spring Boot
8 3 (0.20%) Flash
8 3 (0.20%) J2EE
8 3 (0.20%) SOAP
8 3 (0.20%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 123 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.38%) PMI
3 72 (4.90%) NHS
4 61 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (1.16%) FMCG
7 12 (0.82%) Fintech
8 11 (0.75%) Credit Risk
9 10 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 9 (0.61%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.54%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.48%) Life Science
12 7 (0.48%) User Experience
13 5 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.34%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.34%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.34%) Tandem
14 4 (0.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 60 (4.08%) Windows
2 38 (2.59%) Windows 10
3 16 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.48%) Linux
6 5 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.27%) Android
7 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.068%) OS/400
9 1 (0.068%) Solaris
9 1 (0.068%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (41.87%) Project Management
2 332 (22.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 304 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 278 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (12.73%) Programme Management
6 152 (10.35%) Project Governance
7 138 (9.39%) Change Management
8 132 (8.99%) Change Control
9 106 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
10 93 (6.33%) ERP
11 89 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
12 82 (5.58%) Resource Management
13 80 (5.45%) Project Planning
14 78 (5.31%) Portfolio Management
15 77 (5.24%) Dependency Management
15 77 (5.24%) ITIL
16 76 (5.17%) Waterfall
17 73 (4.97%) Decision-Making
18 70 (4.77%) Risk Management
19 63 (4.29%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.70%) C
2 24 (1.63%) SQL
3 18 (1.23%) Java
4 15 (1.02%) PowerShell
5 10 (0.68%) C#
6 9 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.41%) ABAP
7 6 (0.41%) VB
8 5 (0.34%) Python
9 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.14%) VBA
9 2 (0.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.068%) ES6
10 1 (0.068%) R
10 1 (0.068%) RPG
10 1 (0.068%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.068%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.068%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 117 (7.96%) PMI Certification
3 97 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 80 (5.45%) Degree
5 67 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 64 (4.36%) PMP
7 42 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (1.36%) ISEB
9 17 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.34%) ACSP
12 5 (0.34%) ACTC
12 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.27%) APMP
14 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.26%) QA
2 20 (1.36%) P3O
2 20 (1.36%) SLA
3 15 (1.02%) GDPR
4 9 (0.61%) GxP
5 7 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.41%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.20%) PSD2
8 2 (0.14%) GAAP
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS
9 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.068%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.48%) Docker
3 7 (0.48%) XenApp
3 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.27%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.27%) vSphere
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.068%) LXC
7 1 (0.068%) Postfix
7 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (1.29%) SCCM
2 13 (0.88%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.34%) Terraform
5 3 (0.20%) Ansible
5 3 (0.20%) MOM
5 3 (0.20%) Puppet
5 3 (0.20%) SCOM
6 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.14%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.068%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.068%) CloudForms
7 1 (0.068%) Kibana
7 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 212 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 98 (6.67%) SAP
3 43 (2.93%) Oracle
4 20 (1.36%) HP
4 20 (1.36%) Remedy
5 19 (1.29%) Planview
6 16 (1.09%) VMware
7 15 (1.02%) Cisco
7 15 (1.02%) Citrix
8 14 (0.95%) Huawei
9 13 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.82%) hybris
11 10 (0.68%) Workday
12 9 (0.61%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.54%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.48%) Adobe
14 7 (0.48%) CA
14 7 (0.48%) Niku
14 7 (0.48%) Splunk
15 6 (0.41%) Informatica