Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 140 138
Rank change year-on-year -31 -2 -47
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,528 1,740 1,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.90% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.19% 15.49% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 1,228 1,272
England median daily rate £395 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +11.11% -4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 27
England median hourly rate £23.78 £25.12 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +15.49% -16.27%
10th Percentile £13.41 £15.19 £13.30
90th Percentile £42.13 £36.50 £42.73
UK median hourly rate £21.85 £25.12 £21.13
% change year-on-year -13.03% +18.91% -11.28%

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 10,061 11,231 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.76% 12.29% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,442 7,449 7,257
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 315 413
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.54 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.06 £47.85 £47.45
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.17
% change year-on-year +8.80% -13.67% +7.51%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -41 599 £425 - 88
South East -1 399 £384 -0.26% 54
North of England -63 176 £350 +1.74% 92
Midlands -31 164 £330 -12.00% 49
West Midlands -11 119 £325 -1.52% 26
South West -49 99 £320 -9.86% 19
East of England +5 91 £425 +14.86% 16
Yorkshire -25 82 £356 +10.39% 39
North West -42 72 £350 -3.45% 46
East Midlands -12 36 £308 -27.65% 23
North East -24 22 £344 -7.09% 7
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 609 (39.86%) Finance
2 605 (39.59%) Project Management
3 335 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
4 313 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 308 (20.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 292 (19.11%) PRINCE2
7 213 (13.94%) Microsoft
8 209 (13.68%) Microsoft Project
9 206 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
10 204 (13.35%) Programme Management
11 189 (12.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 187 (12.24%) SharePoint
13 147 (9.62%) Security Cleared
14 142 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
15 136 (8.90%) Retail
16 129 (8.44%) Change Control
17 125 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
18 120 (7.85%) Change Management
19 114 (7.46%) SC Cleared
20 110 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
21 106 (6.94%) Project Governance
21 106 (6.94%) MS Visio
22 105 (6.87%) Project Planning
23 104 (6.81%) Risk Management
24 94 (6.15%) Banking
24 94 (6.15%) QA
25 92 (6.02%) Resource Management
26 91 (5.96%) Migration
27 89 (5.82%) NHS
27 89 (5.82%) 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
1 187 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.34%) Confluence
3 10 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (0.59%) CMS
5 8 (0.52%) MS Project Server
5 8 (0.52%) SAS
6 7 (0.46%) Liferay
7 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.26%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.26%) Documentum
8 4 (0.26%) Drupal
8 4 (0.26%) FileNet
8 4 (0.26%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.26%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.13%) Apache
10 2 (0.13%) IIS
10 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 308 (20.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 209 (13.68%) Microsoft Project
3 206 (13.48%) Microsoft Office
4 189 (12.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 106 (6.94%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.18%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.52%) Maya
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.65%) CA PPM
3 9 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.52%) Primavera
5 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.33%) Maximo
5 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.20%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.20%) Workfront
8 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.75%) Office 365
3 36 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.85%) SaaS
6 10 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.52%) Slack
8 6 (0.39%) IaaS
9 5 (0.33%) PaaS
9 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.26%) G Suite
10 4 (0.26%) Route 53
11 3 (0.20%) Boomi
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) GitHub
11 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.59%) SMS
2 8 (0.52%) Firewall
2 8 (0.52%) LAN
2 8 (0.52%) WAN
2 8 (0.52%) Wireless
3 6 (0.39%) Internet
3 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.33%) DNS
4 5 (0.33%) SAN
5 4 (0.26%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (0.20%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (0.20%) DHCP
6 3 (0.20%) Skype
7 2 (0.13%) Broadband
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.13%) HTTP
7 2 (0.13%) Intranet
7 2 (0.13%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (1.18%) SQL Server
4 15 (0.98%) Power BI
5 13 (0.85%) Big Data
6 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.39%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (0.39%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.26%) SQLite
13 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.20%) Riak
14 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 89 (5.82%) JIRA
2 27 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.98%) JUnit
5 14 (0.92%) Selenium
6 11 (0.72%) Maven
6 11 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 11 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.59%) DbUnit
8 9 (0.59%) jMock
8 9 (0.59%) Mockito
9 8 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.46%) GitLab
10 7 (0.46%) JMeter
11 6 (0.39%) Subversion
12 4 (0.26%) Ant
12 4 (0.26%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 609 (39.86%) Finance
2 136 (8.90%) Retail
3 94 (6.15%) Banking
4 79 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.23%) Legal
5 34 (2.23%) Marketing
6 28 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 22 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.31%) Law
10 17 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.98%) Billing
12 12 (0.79%) Back Office
12 12 (0.79%) Games
12 12 (0.79%) Military
13 10 (0.65%) Advertising
13 10 (0.65%) Automotive
14 7 (0.46%) Electronics
14 7 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 401 (26.24%) Analyst
2 296 (19.37%) PMO Analyst
3 232 (15.18%) Project Manager
4 152 (9.95%) PMO Manager
5 103 (6.74%) PMO Lead
6 96 (6.28%) Coordinator
7 61 (3.99%) Project Coordinator
8 57 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 56 (3.66%) IT Manager
10 54 (3.53%) Consultant
10 54 (3.53%) Senior PMO
11 52 (3.40%) Project Analyst
12 49 (3.21%) PMO Project Manager
13 43 (2.81%) Administrator
14 42 (2.75%) PMO Coordinator
14 42 (2.75%) Programme Manager
15 39 (2.55%) Project Officer
16 38 (2.49%) Junior
17 36 (2.36%) PMO Planner
18 35 (2.29%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.49%) Web Services
2 18 (1.18%) RESTful
3 17 (1.11%) J2EE
3 17 (1.11%) Spring
3 17 (1.11%) XML
4 16 (1.05%) CSS
5 15 (0.98%) SOAP
6 14 (0.92%) .NET
7 13 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 12 (0.79%) Apache Camel
8 12 (0.79%) HTML
8 12 (0.79%) jQuery
9 11 (0.72%) React
10 9 (0.59%) Java EE
10 9 (0.59%) PowerMock
11 8 (0.52%) CSS3
12 7 (0.46%) HTML5
12 7 (0.46%) JSON
12 7 (0.46%) REST
12 7 (0.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 142 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.82%) NHS
3 73 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (1.77%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.37%) User Experience
7 20 (1.31%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.24%) PMI
9 13 (0.85%) FMCG
10 11 (0.72%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.52%) CMDB
11 8 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.52%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.46%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.46%) Taxonomies
13 6 (0.39%) Fintech
13 6 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.93%) Windows
2 24 (1.57%) Windows 10
3 16 (1.05%) Windows 7
4 12 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.72%) Linux
5 11 (0.72%) Unix
6 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.26%) Android
9 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (0.13%) Solaris
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.13%) zOS
11 1 (0.065%) CentOS
11 1 (0.065%) VMS
11 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (39.59%) Project Management
2 335 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (20.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 292 (19.11%) PRINCE2
5 204 (13.35%) Programme Management
6 129 (8.44%) Change Control
7 125 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
8 120 (7.85%) Change Management
9 110 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (6.94%) Project Governance
11 105 (6.87%) Project Planning
12 104 (6.81%) Risk Management
13 92 (6.02%) Resource Management
14 91 (5.96%) Migration
15 85 (5.56%) Decision-Making
16 83 (5.43%) Scrum
16 83 (5.43%) Waterfall
17 78 (5.10%) ITIL
18 67 (4.38%) Portfolio Management
19 66 (4.32%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (2.68%) SQL
2 40 (2.62%) Java
3 34 (2.23%) C
4 11 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 11 (0.72%) PowerShell
5 9 (0.59%) C#
5 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
5 9 (0.59%) Python
6 4 (0.26%) ABAP
6 4 (0.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.20%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.13%) Perl
8 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.13%) VBA
9 1 (0.065%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.065%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.065%) XPath
Qualifications
1 147 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 114 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.30%) Degree
4 40 (2.62%) PMI Certification
4 40 (2.62%) PMP
5 39 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 30 (1.96%) ISEB
7 27 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.65%) APMP
11 5 (0.33%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.33%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.20%) ACSP
13 3 (0.20%) ACTC
13 3 (0.20%) APMG
13 3 (0.20%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.15%) QA
2 24 (1.57%) GDPR
2 24 (1.57%) SLA
3 22 (1.44%) P3O
4 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.20%) GxP
5 3 (0.20%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.20%) PSD2
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
7 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.24%) Docker
3 14 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.065%) IAG
8 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (1.11%) SCCM
2 12 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.52%) Terraform
5 7 (0.46%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.39%) Ansible
7 4 (0.26%) MOM
7 4 (0.26%) Puppet
8 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.13%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.13%) Grafana
9 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.13%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.13%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.065%) CASB
10 1 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.065%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 213 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 89 (5.82%) SAP
3 56 (3.66%) Oracle
4 20 (1.31%) VMware
5 18 (1.18%) HP
6 17 (1.11%) CA
7 13 (0.85%) Niku
8 10 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.65%) Workday
9 9 (0.59%) Cisco
9 9 (0.59%) IBM
9 9 (0.59%) Planview
9 9 (0.59%) Remedy
10 8 (0.52%) Apple
10 8 (0.52%) Huawei
10 8 (0.52%) Mercator
11 7 (0.46%) Xerox
12 6 (0.39%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.39%) Google
12 6 (0.39%) IFS