Period
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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 185 216
Rank change year-on-year +58 +31 -27
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,423 661 530
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.02% 1.42% 1.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 11.74% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 489 351
10th Percentile £282 £231 £238
25th Percentile £363 £313 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -2.94% +11.84%
75th Percentile £588 £529 £538
90th Percentile £688 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 23 8
10th Percentile £21.00 £13.61 £16.25
25th Percentile £32.50 £15.58 £16.44
Median hourly rate £44.50 £19.00 £18.30
Median % change year-on-year +134.21% +3.83% -30.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £29.38 £21.59
90th Percentile - £30.85 £27.43
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £19.25 £18.85
% change year-on-year +131.17% +2.12% -22.27%

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 9,255 5,632 4,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.14% 12.09% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,371 3,674 2,940
10th Percentile £288 £263 £256
25th Percentile £406 £370 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £466
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.88% +3.21%
75th Percentile £625 £584 £563
90th Percentile £730 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 261 206
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.36 £12.92
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £27.73 £21.00 £25.30
Median % change year-on-year +32.05% -16.99% +14.99%
75th Percentile £49.25 £39.50 £47.69
90th Percentile £69.28 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -8.70% +5.75%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +63 760 £525 +21.39% 41
South East +34 195 £463 +15.63% 18
Midlands +25 145 £440 +33.33% 17
North of England -29 115 £411 +9.08% 17
West Midlands +20 114 £450 +38.46% 8
North West -39 68 £400 -10.11% 7
South West -7 66 £400 -11.11% 6
East of England +11 48 £498 +38.19% 9
Yorkshire -23 40 £450 +28.57% 10
East Midlands -13 26 £380 -10.59% 9
North East -7 7 £425 +21.43%
South Coast - 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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.

1 614 (43.15%) Finance
2 558 (39.21%) Project Management
3 439 (30.85%) Social Skills
4 419 (29.44%) Agile
5 332 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 325 (22.84%) Project Delivery
7 247 (17.36%) Microsoft
8 225 (15.81%) PRINCE2
9 201 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
10 193 (13.56%) Microsoft Project
11 177 (12.44%) Programme Management
12 169 (11.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 164 (11.52%) Security Cleared
14 157 (11.03%) Change Management
15 144 (10.12%) Risk Management
16 139 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
17 136 (9.56%) Project Governance
18 135 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
19 130 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
20 127 (8.92%) SC Cleared
21 120 (8.43%) Public Sector
22 115 (8.08%) JIRA
22 115 (8.08%) PMI Certification
23 114 (8.01%) Project Planning
24 110 (7.73%) Scrum
25 107 (7.52%) Waterfall
25 107 (7.52%) Business Case
26 102 (7.17%) Change Control
27 99 (6.96%) Banking
28 97 (6.82%) PMP

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 96 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.74%) Confluence
3 5 (0.35%) MS Project Server
4 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.21%) CMS
5 3 (0.21%) WordPress
6 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.070%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.070%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.070%) SAS
Applications
1 201 (14.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 193 (13.56%) Microsoft Project
3 169 (11.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 135 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
5 44 (3.09%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.35%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.21%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.070%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.56%) CA PPM
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.070%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.070%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.070%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.070%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.06%) Azure
2 59 (4.15%) Microsoft 365
3 48 (3.37%) Power Platform
4 19 (1.34%) AWS
5 16 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.49%) PowerApps
7 6 (0.42%) Lucidchart
8 5 (0.35%) Smartsheet
8 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.28%) SaaS
10 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.21%) SurveyMonkey
11 2 (0.14%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.14%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Fieldglass
11 2 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.62%) 5G
2 15 (1.05%) 4G
2 15 (1.05%) LTE
2 15 (1.05%) VoLTE
2 15 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (0.98%) 2G
3 14 (0.98%) 3G
3 14 (0.98%) DNS
3 14 (0.98%) WAN
4 13 (0.91%) LAN
5 10 (0.70%) Network Security
6 8 (0.56%) DHCP
7 7 (0.49%) BGP
7 7 (0.49%) NAS
7 7 (0.49%) OSPF
7 7 (0.49%) SAN
7 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.49%) VLAN
8 6 (0.42%) Wireless
9 5 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.30%) Power BI
2 8 (0.56%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.42%) Pentaho
3 6 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.28%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.21%) Looker
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.14%) Big Data
6 2 (0.14%) GIS
6 2 (0.14%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.14%) Tableau
7 1 (0.070%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.070%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.070%) DB2
7 1 (0.070%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.070%) Ingres
7 1 (0.070%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 115 (8.08%) JIRA
2 2 (0.14%) VersionOne
2 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.070%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 614 (43.15%) Finance
2 439 (30.85%) Social Skills
3 139 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (8.43%) Public Sector
5 99 (6.96%) Banking
6 91 (6.39%) Telecoms
7 83 (5.83%) Influencing Skills
8 82 (5.76%) Presentation Skills
9 62 (4.36%) Organisational Skills
10 50 (3.51%) Retail
11 49 (3.44%) Local Government
12 35 (2.46%) Investment Banking
13 33 (2.32%) Front Office
14 30 (2.11%) Aviation
15 28 (1.97%) Legal
15 28 (1.97%) Marketing
16 19 (1.34%) Law
17 17 (1.19%) Manufacturing
18 12 (0.84%) Billing
19 11 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 332 (23.33%) Analyst
2 264 (18.55%) PMO Analyst
2 264 (18.55%) Project Manager
3 127 (8.92%) PMO Manager
4 114 (8.01%) PMO Lead
5 81 (5.69%) Senior PMO
6 78 (5.48%) Project Officer
7 58 (4.08%) Coordinator
8 46 (3.23%) Developer
8 46 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
9 45 (3.16%) Programme Manager
10 41 (2.88%) Business Analyst
11 40 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
12 39 (2.74%) IT Manager
12 39 (2.74%) Senior PMO Analyst
13 32 (2.25%) Senior Manager
14 31 (2.18%) IT Project Manager
14 31 (2.18%) Project Analyst
15 30 (2.11%) Financial Analyst
16 29 (2.04%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.98%) .NET
2 8 (0.56%) ADO
2 8 (0.56%) Velocity
3 5 (0.35%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.21%) Node.js
4 3 (0.21%) React
5 2 (0.14%) HTML
5 2 (0.14%) Middleware
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.14%) REST
5 2 (0.14%) SOAP
5 2 (0.14%) WPF
6 1 (0.070%) BAPI
6 1 (0.070%) J2EE
6 1 (0.070%) Java EE
6 1 (0.070%) JSON
6 1 (0.070%) MDX
6 1 (0.070%) SAP BSP
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.070%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 45 (3.16%) PMI
3 38 (2.67%) NHS
4 37 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.11%) Kinect
6 24 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 13 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.77%) User Experience
10 9 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (0.63%) Housing Association
10 9 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.49%) CCTV
12 7 (0.49%) FMCG
12 7 (0.49%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (0.42%) Derivative
14 5 (0.35%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 33 (2.32%) Windows
2 15 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 12 (0.84%) Windows 10
4 10 (0.70%) Linux
5 7 (0.49%) Unix
6 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.070%) AIX
7 1 (0.070%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (39.21%) Project Management
2 419 (29.44%) Agile
3 332 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 325 (22.84%) Project Delivery
5 225 (15.81%) PRINCE2
6 177 (12.44%) Programme Management
7 157 (11.03%) Change Management
8 144 (10.12%) Risk Management
9 136 (9.56%) Project Governance
10 130 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 114 (8.01%) Project Planning
12 110 (7.73%) Scrum
13 107 (7.52%) Business Case
13 107 (7.52%) Waterfall
14 102 (7.17%) Change Control
15 92 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
16 85 (5.97%) Decision-Making
17 81 (5.69%) Migration
18 76 (5.34%) Portfolio Management
19 75 (5.27%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (2.53%) Java
2 27 (1.90%) C
2 27 (1.90%) SQL
3 12 (0.84%) Python
4 9 (0.63%) VB
5 8 (0.56%) VBA
6 6 (0.42%) VBScript
7 4 (0.28%) C++
7 4 (0.28%) R
8 3 (0.21%) Bash
8 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.21%) Perl
9 2 (0.14%) ABAP
9 2 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.070%) Ada
10 1 (0.070%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.070%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 127 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 115 (8.08%) PMI Certification
4 97 (6.82%) PMP
5 60 (4.22%) APMP
6 52 (3.65%) Degree
7 25 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.98%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.21%) ACCA
13 3 (0.21%) CIMA
13 3 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.79%) QA
2 21 (1.48%) GDPR
3 15 (1.05%) P3O
4 13 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.63%) SLA
6 6 (0.42%) NIST
7 5 (0.35%) IFRS
7 5 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.28%) IFRS 17
8 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.21%) GRC
10 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.070%) EMIR
11 1 (0.070%) HL7
11 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.070%) MiFID
11 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.14%) XenApp
3 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.070%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (0.14%) CASB
3 2 (0.14%) Terraform
4 1 (0.070%) Control-M
4 1 (0.070%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.070%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.070%) Nessus
4 1 (0.070%) QRadar
4 1 (0.070%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.070%) vRealize
4 1 (0.070%) VxRail
Vendors
1 247 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 42 (2.95%) SAP
3 22 (1.55%) Oracle
4 14 (0.98%) Remedy
5 13 (0.91%) Splunk
6 12 (0.84%) Cadence
6 12 (0.84%) ServiceNow
7 11 (0.77%) Planview
8 9 (0.63%) CheckPoint
8 9 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.42%) Citrix
9 6 (0.42%) IBM
10 5 (0.35%) Anaplan
10 5 (0.35%) Google
10 5 (0.35%) Talend
11 4 (0.28%) Adaptive Insights
11 4 (0.28%) Ariba
11 4 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.28%) Cisco
11 4 (0.28%) Workday