Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 227 182
Rank change year-on-year +82 -45 -12
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,312 353 1,116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.13% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.59% 9.44% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 259 772
10th Percentile £256 £212 £213
25th Percentile £346 £313 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +3.23%
75th Percentile £575 £547 £507
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 28
10th Percentile £13.58 £25.00 £14.27
25th Percentile £19.35 " £18.20
Median hourly rate £26.98 £27.00 £19.71
Median % change year-on-year -0.07% +36.99% -5.55%
75th Percentile £52.63 £30.88 £32.47
90th Percentile £65.02 £44.35 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £27.00 £19.71
% change year-on-year -4.63% +36.99% -2.59%

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 8,994 3,740 8,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.76% 11.93% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,077 2,463 5,478
10th Percentile £263 £276 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 179 343
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.75 £11.13
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +12.20% +1.26%
75th Percentile £46.56 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £20.19 £23.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year -12.24% +13.83% -0.15%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +73 617 £500 +5.26% 33
South East +40 217 £440 +8.64% 20
North of England +19 136 £400 -1.84% 22
Midlands +7 128 £375 +18.11% 12
West Midlands +18 104 £408 +41.74% 11
South West -5 82 £429 -9.02% 3
North West -2 75 £375 -11.76% 16
Yorkshire -2 55 £400 +18.52% 4
East of England -20 46 £450 +25.00% 8
East Midlands -27 24 £375 -31.03% 1
North East -4 6 £375 +30.43% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 531 (40.47%) Finance
2 502 (38.26%) Project Management
3 383 (29.19%) Social Skills
4 366 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
5 290 (22.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 240 (18.29%) Project Delivery
7 198 (15.09%) Microsoft
8 194 (14.79%) Programme Management
9 178 (13.57%) PRINCE2
10 175 (13.34%) Microsoft Excel
11 169 (12.88%) Change Management
12 156 (11.89%) Security Cleared
13 141 (10.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 141 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
14 132 (10.06%) Business Case
14 132 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
15 128 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
16 118 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
17 115 (8.77%) Project Governance
18 112 (8.54%) Banking
19 111 (8.46%) Public Sector
20 108 (8.23%) SC Cleared
21 100 (7.62%) SharePoint
22 97 (7.39%) Waterfall
23 93 (7.09%) Presentation Skills
24 92 (7.01%) Risk Management
24 92 (7.01%) JIRA
25 89 (6.78%) Decision-Making
26 87 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
27 83 (6.33%) Resource Management

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
1 100 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.58%) Confluence
3 3 (0.23%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.15%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.076%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.076%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.076%) SAS
5 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.076%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.076%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 175 (13.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (10.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 132 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
4 118 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
5 38 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.61%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.076%) Maya
8 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.46%) CA PPM
3 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.23%) Primavera
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.076%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.076%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.076%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.076%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.076%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.79%) Power Platform
2 64 (4.88%) Azure
3 63 (4.80%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (1.37%) AWS
5 18 (1.37%) PowerApps
6 16 (1.22%) SaaS
7 12 (0.91%) Smartsheet
8 7 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.53%) Trello
9 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.30%) IaaS
10 4 (0.30%) Miro
10 4 (0.30%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.23%) GCP
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Service Bus
12 2 (0.15%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.99%) LAN
2 11 (0.84%) WAN
3 10 (0.76%) Network Security
4 6 (0.46%) Intranet
5 5 (0.38%) 5G
5 5 (0.38%) Internet
6 4 (0.30%) 4G
6 4 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.23%) 2G
7 3 (0.23%) 3G
7 3 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.23%) Firewall
7 3 (0.23%) Node B
7 3 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.23%) RNC
8 2 (0.15%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) Wireless
9 1 (0.076%) Softphone
9 1 (0.076%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.11%) Power BI
2 17 (1.30%) Tableau
3 15 (1.14%) Big Data
4 7 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.46%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.38%) Metadata
7 4 (0.30%) KDB
7 4 (0.30%) Kdb+
8 3 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.15%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.15%) DB2
9 2 (0.15%) GIS
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.076%) Ingres
10 1 (0.076%) MS Access
10 1 (0.076%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.076%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 92 (7.01%) JIRA
2 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.15%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.076%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.076%) RStudio
4 1 (0.076%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 531 (40.47%) Finance
2 383 (29.19%) Social Skills
3 141 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (8.54%) Banking
5 111 (8.46%) Public Sector
6 93 (7.09%) Presentation Skills
7 64 (4.88%) Telecoms
8 58 (4.42%) Influencing Skills
9 47 (3.58%) Organisational Skills
10 44 (3.35%) Investment Banking
10 44 (3.35%) Retail
11 33 (2.52%) Front Office
12 26 (1.98%) Legal
13 20 (1.52%) Local Government
14 19 (1.45%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.45%) Marketing
15 12 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.69%) Billing
16 9 (0.69%) Law
17 8 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 301 (22.94%) Analyst
2 257 (19.59%) Project Manager
3 226 (17.23%) PMO Analyst
4 117 (8.92%) PMO Lead
5 111 (8.46%) PMO Manager
6 59 (4.50%) Coordinator
7 52 (3.96%) Programme Manager
8 43 (3.28%) Senior PMO
9 42 (3.20%) IT Manager
10 41 (3.13%) Developer
11 40 (3.05%) Project Coordinator
12 39 (2.97%) Junior
13 38 (2.90%) Project Officer
14 37 (2.82%) Consultant
15 35 (2.67%) Architect
15 35 (2.67%) Senior Manager
16 30 (2.29%) Junior PMO
17 28 (2.13%) Senior Project Manager
18 26 (1.98%) PMO Planner
18 26 (1.98%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.76%) React
2 7 (0.53%) AngularJS
3 6 (0.46%) .NET
4 4 (0.30%) Node.js
5 3 (0.23%) ADO
5 3 (0.23%) NumPy
5 3 (0.23%) Pandas
5 3 (0.23%) Velocity
6 2 (0.15%) CSS
6 2 (0.15%) HTML
6 2 (0.15%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.15%) Web Services
7 1 (0.076%) EDI
7 1 (0.076%) JFC
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 34 (2.59%) Management Information System
2 33 (2.52%) NHS
3 29 (2.21%) Virtual Team
4 28 (2.13%) PMI
5 24 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.22%) Fixed Income
7 12 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (0.84%) Housing Association
9 10 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (0.61%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.46%) FMCG
11 6 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.38%) User Experience
12 5 (0.38%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.30%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (1.52%) Windows
2 15 (1.14%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.46%) Linux
4 4 (0.30%) Android
4 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.30%) tvOS
5 3 (0.23%) Unix
5 3 (0.23%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.15%) AIX
7 1 (0.076%) CentOS
7 1 (0.076%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.076%) pSOS
7 1 (0.076%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (38.26%) Project Management
2 366 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (22.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 240 (18.29%) Project Delivery
5 194 (14.79%) Programme Management
6 178 (13.57%) PRINCE2
7 169 (12.88%) Change Management
8 132 (10.06%) Business Case
9 128 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
10 115 (8.77%) Project Governance
11 97 (7.39%) Waterfall
12 92 (7.01%) Risk Management
13 89 (6.78%) Decision-Making
14 87 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 83 (6.33%) Resource Management
16 80 (6.10%) Change Control
16 80 (6.10%) Migration
17 75 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
18 74 (5.64%) Scrum
19 70 (5.34%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.13%) Java
2 15 (1.14%) SQL
3 14 (1.07%) C
4 13 (0.99%) C++
4 13 (0.99%) Python
5 11 (0.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.30%) C#
7 3 (0.23%) VBA
8 2 (0.15%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.076%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.076%) R
9 1 (0.076%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 52 (3.96%) Degree
5 43 (3.28%) PMP
6 28 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.69%) APMP
10 9 (0.69%) CIMA
11 8 (0.61%) CFA
11 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.46%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.38%) CCNA
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.23%) CCNP
14 3 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.65%) QA
2 21 (1.60%) P3O
3 19 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.37%) GDPR
5 10 (0.76%) SLA
6 5 (0.38%) GRC
7 4 (0.30%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.076%) EMIR
9 1 (0.076%) GxP
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.076%) MiFID
9 1 (0.076%) NIST
9 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.076%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.15%) vRealize
4 1 (0.076%) Ansible
4 1 (0.076%) SCCM
Vendors
1 198 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.10%) SAP
3 33 (2.52%) ServiceNow
4 29 (2.21%) Oracle
5 16 (1.22%) Planview
6 13 (0.99%) BT
6 13 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.61%) CheckPoint
7 8 (0.61%) Google
7 8 (0.61%) Remedy
8 7 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (0.53%) Concur
8 7 (0.53%) Progress
8 7 (0.53%) Workday
9 6 (0.46%) Cisco
10 5 (0.38%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.30%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.30%) Roku
11 4 (0.30%) VMware
12 3 (0.23%) Nokia Networks