Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 140 133
Rank change year-on-year -25 -7 -37
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,619 1,779 1,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.68% 1.89% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.86% 14.97% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,040 1,254 1,308
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -4.94% +5.20% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 28
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.06 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +13.27% -19.55%
10th Percentile £13.69 £15.19 £11.43
90th Percentile £40.50 £36.38 £41.87
UK median hourly rate £20.87 £25.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year -16.73% +13.27% -17.54%

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 10,205 11,886 10,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.62% 12.60% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,523 7,846 7,145
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 318 386
England median hourly rate £20.16 £20.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -8.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.23 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year - -11.77% +0.74%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -30 637 £438 +2.94% 85
South East +7 431 £375 -6.25% 36
North of England -39 187 £348 -0.14% 71
Midlands -18 172 £350 -6.67% 51
West Midlands -14 128 £350 - 36
South West -50 104 £313 -16.53% 20
Yorkshire -2 92 £333 +5.56% 23
East of England -11 88 £425 +13.33% 20
North West -47 67 £363 +0.69% 43
East Midlands -10 36 £295 -21.33% 15
North East -29 28 £338 -10.00% 5
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 682 (42.12%) Project Management
2 651 (40.21%) Finance
3 346 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 336 (20.75%) PRINCE2
5 335 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 325 (20.07%) Microsoft Excel
7 243 (15.01%) Microsoft Project
8 239 (14.76%) Microsoft
9 230 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
10 226 (13.96%) Programme Management
11 213 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 199 (12.29%) SharePoint
13 152 (9.39%) Security Cleared
14 146 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
15 144 (8.89%) Change Control
16 141 (8.71%) Change Management
17 134 (8.28%) Project Governance
18 131 (8.09%) Retail
19 119 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
20 117 (7.23%) SC Cleared
21 112 (6.92%) MS Visio
22 108 (6.67%) JIRA
22 108 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
23 105 (6.49%) SAP
24 103 (6.36%) Risk Management
25 99 (6.11%) Resource Management
26 97 (5.99%) Telecoms
27 96 (5.93%) Banking
28 94 (5.81%) QA
29 93 (5.74%) Degree

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
1 199 (12.29%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.40%) Confluence
3 12 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 8 (0.49%) SAS
6 7 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.37%) CMS
8 5 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.25%) Liferay
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.19%) Documentum
10 3 (0.19%) Drupal
10 3 (0.19%) FileNet
10 3 (0.19%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.19%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 325 (20.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 243 (15.01%) Microsoft Project
3 230 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
4 213 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 112 (6.92%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.17%) Open Workbench
7 14 (0.86%) Maya
8 11 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.62%) CA PPM
2 10 (0.62%) Primavera
2 10 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.37%) TrackWise
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.31%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.25%) SAP GTS
6 4 (0.25%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.90%) Office 365
2 34 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.93%) SaaS
5 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.56%) IaaS
7 8 (0.49%) PaaS
8 7 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.31%) Slack
10 4 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.25%) Trello
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.19%) Boomi
11 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.19%) Route 53
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
12 2 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.62%) Value-Added Service
2 9 (0.56%) Wireless
3 8 (0.49%) Firewall
3 8 (0.49%) SMS
3 8 (0.49%) WAN
4 7 (0.43%) LAN
4 7 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.37%) DNS
5 6 (0.37%) Skype
5 6 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.31%) VPN
7 4 (0.25%) Broadband
7 4 (0.25%) DHCP
7 4 (0.25%) SAN
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (0.19%) Internet
8 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 10 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
5 9 (0.56%) Big Data
5 9 (0.56%) Power BI
5 9 (0.56%) SAP HANA
6 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.19%) GIS
10 3 (0.19%) MySQL
10 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.19%) SQLite
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (6.67%) JIRA
2 22 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.80%) JUnit
4 13 (0.80%) Selenium
5 10 (0.62%) SonarQube
6 9 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.56%) Maven
7 8 (0.49%) DbUnit
7 8 (0.49%) jMock
7 8 (0.49%) Mockito
7 8 (0.49%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.31%) Subversion
11 4 (0.25%) JMeter
12 3 (0.19%) Ant
12 3 (0.19%) Appium
12 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 651 (40.21%) Finance
2 131 (8.09%) Retail
3 97 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 96 (5.93%) Banking
5 30 (1.85%) Legal
6 28 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.73%) Marketing
6 28 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 25 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.17%) Law
9 18 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.93%) Back Office
10 15 (0.93%) Billing
10 15 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.62%) Automotive
12 8 (0.49%) Front Office
12 8 (0.49%) Games
13 7 (0.43%) Electronics
14 6 (0.37%) Advertising
14 6 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 417 (25.76%) Analyst
2 327 (20.20%) PMO Analyst
3 261 (16.12%) Project Manager
4 140 (8.65%) PMO Manager
5 114 (7.04%) Coordinator
6 99 (6.11%) PMO Lead
7 68 (4.20%) Project Coordinator
8 57 (3.52%) Senior PMO
9 56 (3.46%) Project Analyst
10 55 (3.40%) PMO Coordinator
10 55 (3.40%) Programme Manager
10 55 (3.40%) Project Officer
11 54 (3.34%) IT Manager
12 48 (2.96%) Administrator
13 47 (2.90%) Consultant
14 46 (2.84%) Business Analyst
15 43 (2.66%) Support Officer
16 42 (2.59%) Senior Manager
17 39 (2.41%) IT Project Manager
17 39 (2.41%) PMO Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.24%) Web Services
2 16 (0.99%) XML
3 14 (0.86%) .NET
3 14 (0.86%) CSS
3 14 (0.86%) HTML
3 14 (0.86%) Spring
4 13 (0.80%) RESTful
5 11 (0.68%) SOAP
6 10 (0.62%) J2EE
7 8 (0.49%) Apache Camel
7 8 (0.49%) jQuery
7 8 (0.49%) PowerMock
8 7 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (0.43%) Spring Boot
9 6 (0.37%) CSS3
9 6 (0.37%) JSON
9 6 (0.37%) Middleware
9 6 (0.37%) REST
9 6 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 146 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.37%) Management Information System
2 87 (5.37%) NHS
3 52 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (2.78%) PMI
5 21 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.17%) FMCG
8 18 (1.11%) User Experience
9 9 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 9 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.49%) Market Risk
11 7 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.43%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.37%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.31%) CMDB
13 5 (0.31%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.63%) Windows
2 42 (2.59%) Windows 10
3 21 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 17 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.56%) Unix
6 8 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.43%) Android
7 7 (0.43%) Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
9 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.062%) OS/400
11 1 (0.062%) Solaris
11 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (42.12%) Project Management
2 346 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (20.75%) PRINCE2
4 335 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 226 (13.96%) Programme Management
6 144 (8.89%) Change Control
7 141 (8.71%) Change Management
8 134 (8.28%) Project Governance
9 119 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
10 108 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
11 103 (6.36%) Risk Management
12 99 (6.11%) Resource Management
13 91 (5.62%) Project Planning
14 85 (5.25%) ITIL
15 83 (5.13%) ERP
16 81 (5.00%) Waterfall
17 80 (4.94%) Portfolio Management
18 76 (4.69%) Migration
19 72 (4.45%) Scrum
20 71 (4.39%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.29%) SQL
2 32 (1.98%) Java
3 29 (1.79%) C
4 15 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 13 (0.80%) C#
6 10 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.49%) Python
9 5 (0.31%) ABAP
10 3 (0.19%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.12%) Perl
11 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) VB
11 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.12%) VBA
12 1 (0.062%) RPG
12 1 (0.062%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.062%) XPath
Qualifications
1 152 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 117 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.74%) Degree
4 75 (4.63%) PMI Certification
5 54 (3.34%) PMP
6 50 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 50 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 31 (1.91%) ISEB
8 16 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.37%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.37%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.31%) ACSP
12 5 (0.31%) ACTC
12 5 (0.31%) APMP
12 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.19%) MCITP
14 3 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.81%) QA
2 28 (1.73%) P3O
3 24 (1.48%) SLA
4 15 (0.93%) GDPR
5 12 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.49%) GxP
7 6 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.31%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) IFRS
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) TickIT
11 1 (0.062%) COBIT
11 1 (0.062%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.68%) Docker
4 9 (0.56%) vSphere
5 5 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.12%) LXC
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.062%) IAG
8 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (1.48%) SCCM
2 11 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (0.56%) HP ALM
4 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.31%) Terraform
6 4 (0.25%) MOM
7 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.19%) Puppet
8 2 (0.12%) Ansible
8 2 (0.12%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.12%) Grafana
8 2 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.062%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 239 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 105 (6.49%) SAP
3 58 (3.58%) Oracle
4 22 (1.36%) VMware
5 17 (1.05%) CA
5 17 (1.05%) HP
6 14 (0.86%) Niku
6 14 (0.86%) Workday
7 13 (0.80%) Huawei
7 13 (0.80%) Remedy
8 12 (0.74%) Planview
9 10 (0.62%) Apple
9 10 (0.62%) Mercator
9 10 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 9 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.56%) Cisco
10 9 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.49%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.43%) Adobe
12 7 (0.43%) Citrix