Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 170 146
Rank change year-on-year -2 -24 -3
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,207 1,577 1,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.66% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.01% 15.47% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,014 1,267
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £253
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.13% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 30
England median hourly rate £31.13 £25.12 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.91% +0.24% +18.63%
10th Percentile £16.06 £11.56 £15.19
90th Percentile £59.15 £41.55 £36.38
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £23.78 £25.06
% change year-on-year +24.08% -5.13% +22.24%

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 8,041 10,191 11,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.43% 10.75% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,061 6,514 7,779
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £254 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 348 327
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% +11.99% -12.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.84
90th Percentile £56.10 £50.29 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £21.19 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.67% +10.00% -18.37%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +23 523 £450 +2.67% 23
South East -15 283 £360 -4.00% 6
North of England -9 138 £338 -3.57% 27
Midlands +4 107 £366 +12.69% 21
South West -7 92 £330 +3.13% 3
North West +12 82 £375 +7.14% 19
West Midlands -12 70 £371 +14.23% 16
East of England -2 53 £375 -11.76% 11
Yorkshire -26 39 £300 -15.01% 8
East Midlands +30 33 £340 +8.80% 3
North East +7 17 £375 +11.11%
South Coast - 1 £275 -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 496 (41.09%) Project Management
2 421 (34.88%) Finance
3 263 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
4 260 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 229 (18.97%) Project Delivery
6 228 (18.89%) PRINCE2
7 217 (17.98%) Microsoft Excel
8 169 (14.00%) Microsoft
9 160 (13.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 150 (12.43%) Microsoft Project
11 147 (12.18%) Programme Management
12 134 (11.10%) Microsoft Office
13 128 (10.60%) Change Management
14 125 (10.36%) SharePoint
15 121 (10.02%) Security Cleared
16 113 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
17 106 (8.78%) Change Control
18 96 (7.95%) Banking
19 95 (7.87%) SC Cleared
20 87 (7.21%) SAP
20 87 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
21 80 (6.63%) ERP
22 79 (6.55%) Risk Management
23 77 (6.38%) Migration
24 70 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
24 70 (5.80%) JIRA
24 70 (5.80%) Public Sector
25 69 (5.72%) Retail
25 69 (5.72%) PMI Certification
26 68 (5.63%) Project Governance

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
1 125 (10.36%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.32%) Confluence
3 6 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (0.50%) MS Project Server
4 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.25%) Documentum
5 3 (0.25%) SAS
6 2 (0.17%) CMS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.083%) Apache
7 1 (0.083%) Drupal
7 1 (0.083%) IIS
7 1 (0.083%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.083%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 217 (17.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 160 (13.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 150 (12.43%) Microsoft Project
4 134 (11.10%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.99%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.083%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.083%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.083%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 10 (0.83%) Primavera
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.50%) TrackWise
7 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.083%) HFM
9 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.083%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.083%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.48%) Office 365
2 36 (2.98%) Azure
3 29 (2.40%) Power Platform
4 18 (1.49%) Smartsheet
5 14 (1.16%) AWS
6 9 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.50%) PowerApps
8 5 (0.41%) Google Drive
8 5 (0.41%) Google Sheets
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.33%) G Suite
9 4 (0.33%) GCP
9 4 (0.33%) SaaS
10 3 (0.25%) Yammer
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.083%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.083%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.083%) GitHub
12 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.57%) WAN
2 16 (1.33%) Firewall
2 16 (1.33%) LAN
3 14 (1.16%) Wireless
4 8 (0.66%) Network Security
5 7 (0.58%) VPN
6 6 (0.50%) DHCP
6 6 (0.50%) DNS
6 6 (0.50%) Intranet
6 6 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.41%) 3G
7 5 (0.41%) 5G
7 5 (0.41%) Internet
7 5 (0.41%) Skype
7 5 (0.41%) WebEx
8 4 (0.33%) 4G
8 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.25%) 2G
9 3 (0.25%) SMS
9 3 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (2.32%) Power BI
3 19 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (0.91%) QlikView
5 9 (0.75%) Big Data
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
8 6 (0.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (0.41%) GIS
9 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.33%) MS Access
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.25%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (5.80%) JIRA
2 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.083%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.083%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.083%) Grunt
4 1 (0.083%) gulp
4 1 (0.083%) Hudson
4 1 (0.083%) JMeter
4 1 (0.083%) PostCSS
4 1 (0.083%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.083%) Selenium
4 1 (0.083%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.083%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.083%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.083%) webpack
4 1 (0.083%) Zephyr
General
1 421 (34.88%) Finance
2 96 (7.95%) Banking
3 70 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 69 (5.72%) Retail
5 62 (5.14%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.65%) Legal
7 28 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 26 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.99%) Marketing
10 21 (1.74%) Local Government
11 18 (1.49%) Publishing
12 16 (1.33%) Law
13 13 (1.08%) Advertising
14 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.50%) Billing
15 6 (0.50%) Front Office
15 6 (0.50%) Games
16 5 (0.41%) French Language
17 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (21.96%) Analyst
2 195 (16.16%) Project Manager
3 184 (15.24%) PMO Analyst
4 95 (7.87%) PMO Manager
5 86 (7.13%) Coordinator
6 82 (6.79%) PMO Lead
7 53 (4.39%) Project Coordinator
8 51 (4.23%) Programme Manager
9 46 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 44 (3.65%) Support Officer
11 42 (3.48%) Project Officer
12 38 (3.15%) PMO Coordinator
13 37 (3.07%) IT Manager
14 35 (2.90%) PMO Planner
14 35 (2.90%) Project Support Officer
15 34 (2.82%) Senior PMO
16 32 (2.65%) Junior
17 30 (2.49%) IT Project Manager
18 27 (2.24%) Consultant
19 25 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (0.99%) HTML
2 10 (0.83%) AngularJS
2 10 (0.83%) CSS
2 10 (0.83%) Spring
3 9 (0.75%) JSON
4 8 (0.66%) .NET
4 8 (0.66%) HTML5
5 7 (0.58%) .NET Core
5 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (0.58%) jQuery
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (0.50%) ADO
7 5 (0.41%) Web Services
8 4 (0.33%) Velocity
8 4 (0.33%) XML
9 3 (0.25%) CGI
9 3 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.17%) REST
11 1 (0.083%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.48%) NHS
4 29 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (1.74%) PMI
6 21 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 12 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 12 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (0.91%) FMCG
8 11 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 11 (0.91%) User Experience
9 6 (0.50%) e-Learning
9 6 (0.50%) Life Science
10 5 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.33%) CCTV
11 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.17%) PACS
12 2 (0.17%) PDA
12 2 (0.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (2.73%) Windows
2 19 (1.57%) Windows 10
3 12 (0.99%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.50%) pSOS
6 4 (0.33%) Android
6 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.33%) Linux
7 3 (0.25%) CentOS
7 3 (0.25%) Solaris
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (41.09%) Project Management
2 263 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (21.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 229 (18.97%) Project Delivery
5 228 (18.89%) PRINCE2
6 147 (12.18%) Programme Management
7 128 (10.60%) Change Management
8 106 (8.78%) Change Control
9 87 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
10 80 (6.63%) ERP
11 79 (6.55%) Risk Management
12 77 (6.38%) Migration
13 70 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (5.63%) Decision-Making
14 68 (5.63%) Project Governance
15 67 (5.55%) Project Planning
16 62 (5.14%) Waterfall
17 58 (4.81%) Dependency Management
18 49 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 45 (3.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.99%) SQL
2 21 (1.74%) C
3 9 (0.75%) C#
4 8 (0.66%) Java
5 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.33%) Python
6 4 (0.33%) VBA
7 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.25%) VB
8 2 (0.17%) Java 8
9 1 (0.083%) ES6
9 1 (0.083%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.083%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.083%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 121 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 95 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.72%) PMI Certification
4 61 (5.05%) Degree
5 53 (4.39%) PMP
6 34 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.74%) ISEB
7 21 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.08%) APMP
10 9 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.58%) CCNP
12 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.41%) CCNA
13 5 (0.41%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.33%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.25%) CAPM
15 3 (0.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.47%) QA
2 16 (1.33%) P3O
3 14 (1.16%) SLA
4 11 (0.91%) GDPR
5 10 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.75%) GxP
7 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.33%) NIST
9 2 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.083%) COBIT
10 1 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.083%) GAMP
10 1 (0.083%) IFRS
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.083%) SEPA
System Software
1 18 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.083%) Docker
5 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.083%) vSphere
5 1 (0.083%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.58%) SCCM
2 6 (0.50%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.41%) Ansible
4 2 (0.17%) CASB
4 2 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.083%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.083%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.083%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.083%) Nagios
5 1 (0.083%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.083%) Terraform
Vendors
1 169 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.21%) SAP
3 66 (5.47%) Oracle
4 29 (2.40%) Google
5 13 (1.08%) Cisco
6 11 (0.91%) Tableau
7 10 (0.83%) Niku
7 10 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 9 (0.75%) Adobe
8 9 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 9 (0.75%) HP
8 9 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.75%) VMware
9 7 (0.58%) Planview
10 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.50%) Cadence
10 6 (0.50%) Ericsson
10 6 (0.50%) Remedy
10 6 (0.50%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.41%) Hyperion