Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 158 138
Rank change year-on-year -18 -20 -24
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,363 1,614 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.71% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.53% 14.75% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1,093 1,155
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.53%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £227
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £382
% change year-on-year -3.13% +4.71% +9.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 19
England median hourly rate £33.80 £21.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.19% -14.41% +25.60%
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.40 £14.55
90th Percentile £64.43 £57.55 £42.99
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £17.75 £25.12
% change year-on-year +78.87% -29.34% +28.82%

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 8,776 10,946 10,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.60% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,500 7,012 6,737
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 354 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -15.56%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.53 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -10.34%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +5 552 £450 +5.88% 23
South East -2 340 £375 -6.25% 37
North of England +4 186 £356 +1.79% 35
Midlands +12 152 £340 -2.86% 28
West Midlands +8 106 £315 -10.00% 16
South West -23 87 £328 -8.07% 10
North West 0 83 £400 +14.29% 24
Yorkshire -2 80 £300 -15.73% 8
East Midlands +9 45 £348 +1.88% 12
East of England -18 39 £438 +8.02% 7
North East +20 23 £413 +10.00% 3
South Coast -1 2 £275 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 540 (39.62%) Project Management
2 492 (36.10%) Finance
3 283 (20.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 272 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
5 233 (17.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 227 (16.65%) PRINCE2
7 178 (13.06%) Microsoft
8 169 (12.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 161 (11.81%) Microsoft Project
9 161 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
10 157 (11.52%) Programme Management
11 147 (10.79%) Change Management
12 134 (9.83%) SharePoint
13 130 (9.54%) Change Control
14 125 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
15 113 (8.29%) Security Cleared
16 110 (8.07%) Banking
17 90 (6.60%) SAP
18 88 (6.46%) Project Governance
19 87 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
20 85 (6.24%) SC Cleared
20 85 (6.24%) Risk Management
21 83 (6.09%) QA
22 81 (5.94%) Project Planning
23 80 (5.87%) JIRA
23 80 (5.87%) Telecoms
24 79 (5.80%) Retail
25 78 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
26 77 (5.65%) Migration
27 76 (5.58%) PMI Certification

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
1 134 (9.83%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.27%) Confluence
3 6 (0.44%) MS Project Server
3 6 (0.44%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.15%) CMS
5 2 (0.15%) Documentum
5 2 (0.15%) IIS
5 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.073%) Apache
6 1 (0.073%) Drupal
6 1 (0.073%) JBoss
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.073%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 233 (17.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 169 (12.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 161 (11.81%) Microsoft Office
3 161 (11.81%) Microsoft Project
4 41 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.95%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.073%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.073%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.073%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.03%) Primavera
3 13 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.44%) TrackWise
6 3 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.15%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.073%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.073%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.073%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.30%) Office 365
2 33 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.61%) Power Platform
4 18 (1.32%) Smartsheet
5 14 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.88%) SaaS
7 7 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.37%) Trello
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.22%) Google Sheets
9 3 (0.22%) IaaS
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.54%) Firewall
2 17 (1.25%) Network Security
3 16 (1.17%) WAN
4 15 (1.10%) LAN
5 9 (0.66%) Skype
5 9 (0.66%) VPN
6 8 (0.59%) DHCP
6 8 (0.59%) DNS
7 6 (0.44%) Wireless
8 5 (0.37%) Broadband
9 4 (0.29%) Internet
9 4 (0.29%) MPLS
9 4 (0.29%) SAN
9 4 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.22%) IPsec
10 3 (0.22%) LTE
10 3 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
3 21 (1.54%) Power BI
4 12 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
5 9 (0.66%) Big Data
6 6 (0.44%) SQL Server
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.37%) QlikView
7 5 (0.37%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.29%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.22%) MS Access
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.15%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.073%) GIS
11 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (5.87%) JIRA
2 10 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (0.44%) VersionOne
4 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.15%) MSI
6 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.073%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.073%) ERwin
7 1 (0.073%) Hudson
7 1 (0.073%) jMock
7 1 (0.073%) JUnit
7 1 (0.073%) Maven
7 1 (0.073%) Mockito
7 1 (0.073%) PostCSS
7 1 (0.073%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.073%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.073%) Visual Studio
General
1 492 (36.10%) Finance
2 110 (8.07%) Banking
3 80 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 79 (5.80%) Retail
5 33 (2.42%) Legal
6 27 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 24 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.32%) Marketing
9 17 (1.25%) Publishing
10 14 (1.03%) Advertising
11 13 (0.95%) Local Government
12 11 (0.81%) Law
13 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.66%) Games
14 8 (0.59%) Back Office
14 8 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.44%) Billing
17 5 (0.37%) French Language
17 5 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 331 (24.28%) Analyst
2 255 (18.71%) PMO Analyst
3 235 (17.24%) Project Manager
4 128 (9.39%) PMO Manager
5 101 (7.41%) PMO Lead
6 84 (6.16%) Coordinator
7 65 (4.77%) Programme Manager
8 52 (3.82%) IT Manager
9 50 (3.67%) Senior PMO
10 47 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
11 45 (3.30%) PMO Coordinator
12 43 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
13 40 (2.93%) Project Officer
14 39 (2.86%) Consultant
14 39 (2.86%) Support Officer
15 38 (2.79%) Business Analyst
15 38 (2.79%) Junior
16 37 (2.71%) Senior Manager
17 33 (2.42%) Project Support Officer
18 32 (2.35%) PMO Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.59%) Web Services
2 6 (0.44%) AngularJS
2 6 (0.44%) HTML
2 6 (0.44%) JSON
2 6 (0.44%) Spring
3 5 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (0.29%) CSS
4 4 (0.29%) Middleware
4 4 (0.29%) XML
5 3 (0.22%) .NET
5 3 (0.22%) .NET Core
5 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.22%) CGI
5 3 (0.22%) HTML5
5 3 (0.22%) jQuery
5 3 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.15%) Flash
6 2 (0.15%) React
6 2 (0.15%) RESTful
6 2 (0.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.74%) NHS
4 38 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.64%) PMI
6 19 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 12 (0.88%) User Experience
8 11 (0.81%) FMCG
9 10 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.51%) e-Learning
10 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.51%) Life Science
10 7 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.29%) CCTV
11 4 (0.29%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.29%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.29%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (2.93%) Windows
2 19 (1.39%) Windows 10
3 14 (1.03%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.37%) Linux
6 3 (0.22%) pSOS
6 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.15%) Solaris
7 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.073%) Android
8 1 (0.073%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.073%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (39.62%) Project Management
2 283 (20.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 272 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (16.65%) PRINCE2
5 157 (11.52%) Programme Management
6 147 (10.79%) Change Management
7 130 (9.54%) Change Control
8 88 (6.46%) Project Governance
9 87 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 85 (6.24%) Risk Management
11 81 (5.94%) Project Planning
12 78 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
13 77 (5.65%) Migration
14 73 (5.36%) Decision-Making
14 73 (5.36%) Waterfall
15 69 (5.06%) ERP
16 62 (4.55%) Dependency Management
17 61 (4.48%) Portfolio Management
17 61 (4.48%) Resource Management
18 57 (4.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (1.98%) C
2 22 (1.61%) SQL
3 12 (0.88%) Java
4 5 (0.37%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.29%) C#
5 4 (0.29%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.29%) VB
6 3 (0.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.22%) Python
7 2 (0.15%) VBA
8 1 (0.073%) ABAP
8 1 (0.073%) ES6
8 1 (0.073%) Java 8
8 1 (0.073%) R
8 1 (0.073%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.073%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.073%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.58%) PMI Certification
4 64 (4.70%) Degree
5 54 (3.96%) PMP
6 31 (2.27%) ISEB
7 29 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 29 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.81%) APMP
10 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.29%) CCNP
12 4 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.22%) MCSE
13 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.15%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.09%) QA
2 18 (1.32%) SLA
3 13 (0.95%) P3O
4 12 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.81%) GDPR
6 10 (0.73%) GxP
7 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.22%) Basel III
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.22%) NIST
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.073%) COBIT
12 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.073%) EMIR
12 1 (0.073%) IFRS
12 1 (0.073%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 29 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.22%) Firmware
4 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.22%) vSphere
4 3 (0.22%) XenApp
5 2 (0.15%) Docker
5 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.073%) Postfix
6 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (0.73%) HP ALM
1 10 (0.73%) SCCM
2 4 (0.29%) Terraform
3 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.15%) Ansible
4 2 (0.15%) CASB
4 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.15%) Puppet
4 2 (0.15%) SCOM
4 2 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.073%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.073%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.073%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.073%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 178 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 90 (6.60%) SAP
3 48 (3.52%) Oracle
4 17 (1.25%) Google
4 17 (1.25%) Planview
5 16 (1.17%) HP
6 14 (1.03%) VMware
7 11 (0.81%) Cisco
7 11 (0.81%) Niku
7 11 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.73%) Adobe
9 9 (0.66%) Splunk
10 8 (0.59%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.51%) Citrix
11 7 (0.51%) Informatica
12 6 (0.44%) Ariba
12 6 (0.44%) F5
12 6 (0.44%) IBM
13 5 (0.37%) Tableau