Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 163 228 180
Rank change year-on-year +65 -48 -12
Contract jobs citing PMO 914 374 1,348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.12% 1.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.18% 9.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 258 915
10th Percentile £231 £238 £208
25th Percentile £313 £315 £287
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £430 £400
Median % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
75th Percentile £531 £554 £513
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £384
% change year-on-year -0.59% +10.75% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 39
10th Percentile £13.65 £18.10 £15.34
25th Percentile £16.00 £20.74 £21.13
Median hourly rate £21.74 £26.30 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.33% -19.08% +83.10%
75th Percentile £30.85 £27.63 £44.88
90th Percentile £61.57 £31.25 £50.19
UK median hourly rate £22.12 £26.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.89% -12.34% +87.50%

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 6,935 3,792 9,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.27% 11.36% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,548 2,434 6,051
10th Percentile £263 £264 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 166 366
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.69 £10.66
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £24.80 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.31% +12.72% +0.46%
75th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.66 £54.22 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.61 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.12% +5.16% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +12 387 £450 -5.26% 46
North of England +57 145 £382 -10.24% 21
South East +24 133 £425 +6.25% 17
Midlands +9 93 £350 +11.11% 13
North West +24 83 £418 -1.76% 9
South West +43 75 £425 -15.00% 14
West Midlands +6 73 £338 +0.90% 5
Yorkshire +23 51 £388 -6.06% 10
East of England -15 25 £350 -23.40% 12
East Midlands -8 20 £413 +42.24% 8
North East - 11 £350 - 2
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 340 (37.20%) Project Management
2 336 (36.76%) Finance
3 275 (30.09%) Social Skills
4 198 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 192 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (20.35%) Project Delivery
7 131 (14.33%) Microsoft
8 129 (14.11%) Change Management
9 126 (13.79%) Programme Management
10 121 (13.24%) PRINCE2
11 110 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
12 97 (10.61%) Microsoft Project
13 92 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 91 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
14 91 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
15 85 (9.30%) Project Governance
15 85 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
16 84 (9.19%) Banking
17 81 (8.86%) Security Cleared
18 78 (8.53%) JIRA
19 76 (8.32%) Business Case
20 71 (7.77%) Public Sector
21 69 (7.55%) SharePoint
21 69 (7.55%) Telecoms
22 68 (7.44%) Change Control
23 65 (7.11%) Programme Governance
24 64 (7.00%) Migration
24 64 (7.00%) SAP
25 63 (6.89%) Risk Management
26 58 (6.35%) Presentation Skills

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 69 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.61%) Confluence
3 6 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.22%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (12.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (10.61%) Microsoft Project
3 92 (10.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.94%) Azure
1 36 (3.94%) Power Platform
2 35 (3.83%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (1.31%) SaaS
5 8 (0.88%) IaaS
5 8 (0.88%) PowerApps
5 8 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.66%) AWS
6 6 (0.66%) Azure Stack
6 6 (0.66%) Smartsheet
7 5 (0.55%) Snowflake
8 4 (0.44%) GCP
8 4 (0.44%) Trello
9 3 (0.33%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.33%) PaaS
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Google Sheets
10 2 (0.22%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.42%) WAN
2 12 (1.31%) LAN
3 10 (1.09%) 5G
4 9 (0.98%) 2G
5 8 (0.88%) Node B
5 8 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (0.88%) RNC
6 7 (0.77%) 3G
6 7 (0.77%) 4G
6 7 (0.77%) DNS
7 6 (0.66%) Firewall
7 6 (0.66%) Internet
7 6 (0.66%) Network Security
8 3 (0.33%) Intranet
8 3 (0.33%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (0.33%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) WebEx
9 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.11%) SD-WAN
10 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.95%) Power BI
2 12 (1.31%) Big Data
3 11 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.20%) Tableau
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.55%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.44%) Metadata
6 4 (0.44%) Spotfire
7 3 (0.33%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.22%) MS Access
8 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.22%) Redis
8 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (8.53%) JIRA
2 4 (0.44%) ERwin
2 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.33%) JUnit
4 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 336 (36.76%) Finance
2 275 (30.09%) Social Skills
3 85 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (9.19%) Banking
5 71 (7.77%) Public Sector
6 69 (7.55%) Telecoms
7 58 (6.35%) Presentation Skills
8 51 (5.58%) Influencing Skills
9 36 (3.94%) Retail
10 29 (3.17%) Investment Banking
11 20 (2.19%) Legal
12 18 (1.97%) Local Government
13 17 (1.86%) Front Office
14 16 (1.75%) Manufacturing
14 16 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
15 11 (1.20%) Billing
15 11 (1.20%) Marketing
16 9 (0.98%) Law
16 9 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 195 (21.33%) Analyst
2 178 (19.47%) Project Manager
3 147 (16.08%) PMO Analyst
4 99 (10.83%) PMO Lead
5 80 (8.75%) PMO Manager
6 40 (4.38%) Programme Manager
7 34 (3.72%) IT Manager
8 31 (3.39%) Coordinator
9 28 (3.06%) Business Analyst
10 27 (2.95%) Consultant
11 26 (2.84%) Senior Manager
12 25 (2.74%) Junior
12 25 (2.74%) Senior PMO
13 23 (2.52%) Project Coordinator
14 22 (2.41%) Project Officer
15 21 (2.30%) Project Analyst
15 21 (2.30%) Senior Project Manager
15 21 (2.30%) Transformation Manager
16 20 (2.19%) Finance Manager
16 20 (2.19%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.44%) Middleware
1 4 (0.44%) Spring
2 3 (0.33%) Ultra Messaging
2 3 (0.33%) Web Services
3 2 (0.22%) EDI
3 2 (0.22%) HTML
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.22%) React
4 1 (0.11%) .NET
4 1 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.11%) CSS
4 1 (0.11%) Flash
4 1 (0.11%) JFC
4 1 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.11%) Redux
4 1 (0.11%) Socket.IO
4 1 (0.11%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 26 (2.84%) NHS
3 23 (2.52%) Virtual Team
4 20 (2.19%) PMI
5 13 (1.42%) Fixed Income
5 13 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.31%) FMCG
7 10 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 8 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.77%) Derivative
9 7 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (0.77%) Housing Association
10 5 (0.55%) Life Science
10 5 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.44%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.44%) User Experience
11 4 (0.44%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (1.86%) Windows
2 9 (0.98%) Linux
3 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.33%) Android
4 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.33%) tvOS
4 3 (0.33%) Unix
4 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (37.20%) Project Management
2 198 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 192 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (20.35%) Project Delivery
5 129 (14.11%) Change Management
6 126 (13.79%) Programme Management
7 121 (13.24%) PRINCE2
8 91 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
9 85 (9.30%) Project Governance
10 76 (8.32%) Business Case
11 68 (7.44%) Change Control
12 65 (7.11%) Programme Governance
13 64 (7.00%) Migration
14 63 (6.89%) Risk Management
15 57 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 56 (6.13%) Decision-Making
17 50 (5.47%) Portfolio Management
17 50 (5.47%) Resource Management
18 47 (5.14%) ERP
19 46 (5.03%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.64%) Java
2 11 (1.20%) SQL
3 9 (0.98%) C
4 4 (0.44%) Java 8
4 4 (0.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.33%) C++
5 3 (0.33%) Java 11
6 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.22%) Python
6 2 (0.22%) VB
6 2 (0.22%) VBA
7 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 55 (6.02%) PMP
3 53 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 51 (5.58%) Degree
5 50 (5.47%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.77%) CCNP
10 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.66%) CCNA
11 6 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.66%) VCP6
12 5 (0.55%) APMP
13 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.13%) QA
2 19 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.64%) GDPR
4 10 (1.09%) P3O
5 8 (0.88%) SLA
6 7 (0.77%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.33%) GRC
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.22%) EMIR
9 2 (0.22%) MiFID
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.22%) vSphere
3 1 (0.11%) Docker
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (0.33%) MOM
2 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 131 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.00%) SAP
3 37 (4.05%) Oracle
4 14 (1.53%) ServiceNow
5 12 (1.31%) Remedy
6 11 (1.20%) Planview
7 9 (0.98%) Ericsson
7 9 (0.98%) Mapinfo
8 8 (0.88%) Google
8 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.77%) Huawei
9 7 (0.77%) Progress
10 6 (0.66%) Ariba
10 6 (0.66%) Nokia Networks
11 5 (0.55%) BT
11 5 (0.55%) Capita
11 5 (0.55%) Workday
12 4 (0.44%) Cadence
12 4 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.44%) Openreach