Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 181 171
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10 -26
Contract jobs citing PMO 364 1,099 1,560
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.48% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.88% 14.13% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 747 1,018
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -4.38%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £213
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 32
Median hourly rate £30.75 £23.27 £21.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +6.51% -12.82%
10th Percentile £27.00 £14.28 £13.72
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.00 £40.95
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £19.71 £21.50
% change year-on-year +56.01% -8.33% -14.21%

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 3,346 7,778 10,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.71% 10.51% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,998 4,892 6,404
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £231 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 333 360
Median hourly rate £26.36 £20.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.04% -1.18% +4.99%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.75 £49.30
Median hourly rate £26.66 £20.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +30.04% +1.26% +1.23%

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020. 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 -49 167 £475 +5.56% 8
South East -5 58 £400 +8.11% 12
North of England +50 43 £400 +23.08% 7
Midlands +28 41 £325 -20.00% 7
South West +66 31 £459 +41.15% 8
North West +33 28 £425 +19.30% 4
West Midlands +34 22 £300 -19.19% 7
East Midlands +33 19 £393 -4.85%
Yorkshire +44 14 £275 -12.00% 2
East of England +35 11 £360 +6.67% 6
North East +22 1 £288 - 1
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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.

1 139 (38.19%) Project Management
2 104 (28.57%) Finance
3 88 (24.18%) Project Delivery
4 87 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 85 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 51 (14.01%) PRINCE2
7 51 (14.01%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (12.64%) Security Cleared
9 44 (12.09%) Microsoft
10 43 (11.81%) Risk Management
11 40 (10.99%) Change Management
12 39 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
12 39 (10.71%) Banking
13 38 (10.44%) Public Sector
14 36 (9.89%) SharePoint
15 30 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
16 29 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (7.69%) DevOps
17 28 (7.69%) Change Control
18 27 (7.42%) Migration
18 27 (7.42%) Business Case
19 26 (7.14%) SAP
19 26 (7.14%) SC Cleared
20 25 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
20 25 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (6.59%) Azure
21 24 (6.59%) Project Planning
22 23 (6.32%) JIRA
22 23 (6.32%) Programme Delivery

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 36 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.95%) Confluence
3 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (14.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.82%) Aligne
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.82%) Primavera
3 2 (0.55%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.59%) Azure
2 16 (4.40%) Power Platform
3 7 (1.92%) AWS
4 6 (1.65%) Office 365
4 6 (1.65%) SaaS
5 4 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.55%) Asana
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
6 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Smartsheet
6 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) Firewall
1 3 (0.82%) Intranet
1 3 (0.82%) Skype
2 2 (0.55%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.55%) LAN
2 2 (0.55%) WAN
2 2 (0.55%) Wireless
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.27%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.40%) Power BI
2 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.55%) Tableau
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.32%) JIRA
2 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.27%) GitLab
4 1 (0.27%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 104 (28.57%) Finance
2 39 (10.71%) Banking
3 38 (10.44%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (3.85%) Retail
6 12 (3.30%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.75%) Marketing
8 9 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.37%) Local Government
10 4 (1.10%) Advertising
10 4 (1.10%) Front Office
10 4 (1.10%) Legal
11 3 (0.82%) Back Office
11 3 (0.82%) Electronics
11 3 (0.82%) Law
12 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 60 (16.48%) Project Manager
2 47 (12.91%) PMO Manager
3 42 (11.54%) Analyst
4 34 (9.34%) PMO Lead
5 25 (6.87%) PMO Analyst
6 23 (6.32%) Programme Manager
7 20 (5.49%) Senior PMO
8 18 (4.95%) Coordinator
8 18 (4.95%) Senior Manager
8 18 (4.95%) Support Officer
9 15 (4.12%) Project Support Officer
10 14 (3.85%) Project Officer
11 11 (3.02%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.02%) Consultant
11 11 (3.02%) Project Coordinator
12 10 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.75%) Junior
13 8 (2.20%) Architect
13 8 (2.20%) Head of PMO
13 8 (2.20%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.47%) HTML
2 5 (1.37%) HTML5
3 4 (1.10%) JSON
3 4 (1.10%) XML
4 2 (0.55%) D3.js
4 2 (0.55%) GraphQL
4 2 (0.55%) JDBC
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.55%) React
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) JMS
5 1 (0.27%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) RESTful
5 1 (0.27%) Spring
5 1 (0.27%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.27%) Velocity
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.95%) NHS
4 6 (1.65%) FMCG
5 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (0.82%) EPoS
6 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.82%) Life Science
6 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.82%) Tandem
6 3 (0.82%) User Experience
7 2 (0.55%) Derivative
7 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.10%) Unix
1 4 (1.10%) Windows
2 3 (0.82%) Linux
3 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.27%) pSOS
4 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (38.19%) Project Management
2 88 (24.18%) Project Delivery
3 87 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 51 (14.01%) PRINCE2
7 43 (11.81%) Risk Management
8 40 (10.99%) Change Management
9 29 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (7.69%) Change Control
10 28 (7.69%) DevOps
11 27 (7.42%) Business Case
11 27 (7.42%) Migration
12 25 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (6.59%) Project Planning
14 23 (6.32%) Programme Delivery
15 21 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (5.77%) Decision-Making
15 21 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 20 (5.49%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.20%) Java
2 4 (1.10%) C
2 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.10%) Python
2 4 (1.10%) SQL
2 4 (1.10%) VBA
3 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.27%) C#
4 1 (0.27%) Java 8
4 1 (0.27%) Perl
4 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.95%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.12%) Degree
5 11 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.92%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.65%) PMP
8 5 (1.37%) APMP
9 4 (1.10%) CISM
9 4 (1.10%) CISSP
9 4 (1.10%) EXIN
9 4 (1.10%) Postgraduate
9 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) RIBA
11 1 (0.27%) CCAB
11 1 (0.27%) CIMA
11 1 (0.27%) CRISC
11 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.40%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) GDPR
3 4 (1.10%) COBIT
4 3 (0.82%) P3O
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.55%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) IFRS
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) NCSC
6 1 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) Ansible
1 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 44 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.14%) SAP
3 12 (3.30%) Oracle
4 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Ariba
6 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.55%) Cadence
6 2 (0.55%) GoldenSource
6 2 (0.55%) hybris
6 2 (0.55%) Planview
6 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.27%) CA
7 1 (0.27%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.27%) Google
7 1 (0.27%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.27%) Samsung
7 1 (0.27%) Sparx
7 1 (0.27%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.27%) Workday