Period
to 21 April 2021

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 21 April 2021 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 204 183
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 -34
Contract jobs citing PMO 549 646 1,423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.27% 1.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.80% 12.46% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 420 947
10th Percentile £231 £231 £208
25th Percentile £313 £313 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £388
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -3.13%
75th Percentile £531 £525 £507
90th Percentile £625 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 30
10th Percentile £13.25 £16.25 £13.10
25th Percentile £14.71 £16.38 £15.67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.85 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.12% -14.32% +14.29%
75th Percentile £24.70 £27.52 £27.47
90th Percentile £34.31 £31.13 £38.88
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.27 £21.57
% change year-on-year -9.19% -10.64% +23.23%

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 4,651 5,184 9,320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.97% 10.19% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,046 3,336 6,000
10th Percentile £263 £238 £256
25th Percentile £363 £350 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £671 £648 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 226 305
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.39 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.19 £17.27 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.85 £22.52 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.43% +11.25% -5.84%
75th Percentile £38.81 £47.25 £39.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.75 £49.04
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.24
% change year-on-year -4.55% +8.72% -6.38%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMO in England.

Daily rate trend for PMO in England

PMO
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMO in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMO in England

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMO in England.

Hourly rate trend for PMO in England

PMO
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMO in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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 -1 263 £425 -10.53% 19
North of England +82 75 £413 +3.13% 8
South East -11 72 £400 - 15
North West +50 54 £448 +37.85% 3
Midlands +7 52 £338 +3.85% 11
South West +45 40 £500 +17.65% 6
West Midlands +2 33 £325 +4.00% 10
East Midlands +12 19 £419 +27.38% 1
Yorkshire +43 16 £381 -7.58% 5
East of England -7 15 £413 +17.86% 9
North East +35 5 £350 -6.67%
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 220 (40.07%) Project Management
2 191 (34.79%) Finance
3 125 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 108 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (17.12%) Change Management
6 88 (16.03%) Microsoft
6 88 (16.03%) Project Delivery
7 85 (15.48%) Programme Management
8 64 (11.66%) Microsoft Project
9 62 (11.29%) PRINCE2
10 59 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
11 55 (10.02%) Microsoft Office
11 55 (10.02%) Security Cleared
12 53 (9.65%) Business Case
13 50 (9.11%) SharePoint
13 50 (9.11%) Banking
14 48 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 47 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 47 (8.56%) Programme Governance
15 47 (8.56%) Public Sector
16 46 (8.38%) Risk Management
17 45 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
18 44 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (8.01%) SAP
19 41 (7.47%) ERP
19 41 (7.47%) Project Planning
19 41 (7.47%) Decision-Making
20 38 (6.92%) SC Cleared
21 36 (6.56%) Project Governance
22 35 (6.38%) Change Control

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 50 (9.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.10%) Confluence
3 9 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (11.66%) Microsoft Project
2 59 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (10.02%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.37%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.55%) Aligne
4 3 (0.55%) Primavera
5 2 (0.36%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Demantra
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.37%) Azure
2 21 (3.83%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (2.73%) Power Platform
4 4 (0.73%) Asana
4 4 (0.73%) Azure Stack
4 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.55%) AWS
5 3 (0.55%) GCP
5 3 (0.55%) SaaS
5 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) Google Sheets
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Apigee
7 1 (0.18%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.91%) DNS
2 4 (0.73%) WAN
3 3 (0.55%) Firewall
3 3 (0.55%) LAN
4 2 (0.36%) Internet
4 2 (0.36%) SD-WAN
4 2 (0.36%) WebEx
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) IPv6
5 1 (0.18%) MGW
5 1 (0.18%) MPLS
5 1 (0.18%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) TETRA
5 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.73%) Power BI
2 8 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.73%) Tableau
5 3 (0.55%) Big Data
5 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.55%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.36%) DTS
6 2 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.36%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.36%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.18%) EDMS
7 1 (0.18%) GIS
7 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.18%) NuoDB
7 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (6.19%) JIRA
2 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.36%) ERwin
5 1 (0.18%) GitLab
5 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 191 (34.79%) Finance
2 50 (9.11%) Banking
3 47 (8.56%) Public Sector
4 28 (5.10%) Retail
5 24 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.82%) Law
7 10 (1.82%) Local Government
7 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.82%) Marketing
8 9 (1.64%) Legal
9 7 (1.28%) Front Office
9 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.09%) Billing
11 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.73%) Publishing
13 3 (0.55%) Back Office
14 2 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (18.58%) Project Manager
2 98 (17.85%) Analyst
3 67 (12.20%) PMO Analyst
4 53 (9.65%) PMO Lead
5 46 (8.38%) PMO Manager
6 36 (6.56%) Programme Manager
7 21 (3.83%) Business Analyst
8 19 (3.46%) Coordinator
8 19 (3.46%) IT Manager
9 16 (2.91%) Project Officer
10 15 (2.73%) Junior
11 14 (2.55%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.37%) Consultant
12 13 (2.37%) Support Officer
13 12 (2.19%) Senior PMO
14 11 (2.00%) Administrator
14 11 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
14 11 (2.00%) Junior PMO
14 11 (2.00%) PMO Consultant
14 11 (2.00%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.73%) JDBC
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.55%) HTML
2 3 (0.55%) HTML5
2 3 (0.55%) Spring
3 2 (0.36%) Flash
3 2 (0.36%) JMS
3 2 (0.36%) RESTful
3 2 (0.36%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.18%) EDI
4 1 (0.18%) Middleware
4 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.18%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.92%) NHS
3 21 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.55%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (2.00%) PMI
6 9 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.09%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.09%) User Experience
8 5 (0.91%) Life Science
9 4 (0.73%) FMCG
9 4 (0.73%) Tandem
10 3 (0.55%) Biotechnology
10 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.36%) Derivative
11 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.36%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.36%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.00%) Windows
2 7 (1.28%) Linux
3 6 (1.09%) Unix
4 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (40.07%) Project Management
2 125 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (17.12%) Change Management
5 88 (16.03%) Project Delivery
6 85 (15.48%) Programme Management
7 62 (11.29%) PRINCE2
8 53 (9.65%) Business Case
9 47 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 47 (8.56%) Programme Governance
10 46 (8.38%) Risk Management
11 45 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (7.47%) Decision-Making
12 41 (7.47%) ERP
12 41 (7.47%) Project Planning
13 36 (6.56%) Project Governance
14 35 (6.38%) Change Control
15 32 (5.83%) Migration
16 29 (5.28%) Resource Management
17 28 (5.10%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.19%) Java
2 8 (1.46%) SQL
3 6 (1.09%) C
4 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.55%) Java 8
6 2 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.18%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.38%) Degree
4 28 (5.10%) PMP
5 25 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.73%) VCP6
10 2 (0.36%) CAPM
10 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.18%) ACCA
11 1 (0.18%) CIMA
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.65%) QA
2 8 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (0.73%) P3O
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.36%) EMIR
5 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) GMP
6 1 (0.18%) GRC
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) Ansible
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.18%) MOM
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.01%) SAP
3 31 (5.65%) Oracle
4 8 (1.46%) Google
4 8 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.09%) Cadence
5 6 (1.09%) Planview
6 5 (0.91%) hybris
6 5 (0.91%) IBM
7 4 (0.73%) CheckPoint
7 4 (0.73%) iManage
7 4 (0.73%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.55%) Adobe
9 2 (0.36%) Ariba
9 2 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.36%) Demandware
9 2 (0.36%) IFS
9 2 (0.36%) JDA
9 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.18%) Ivanti