Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 182 159
Rank change year-on-year -28 -23 -14
Contract jobs citing PMO 486 1,329 1,640
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.62% 1.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.27% 15.59% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 861 1,126
Median daily rate £422 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £244 £210 £232
90th Percentile £613 £625 £576
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 42 19
Median hourly rate £22.64 £32.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.79% +53.57% -8.70%
10th Percentile £16.43 £14.03 £10.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £164.43 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £24.05 £28.88 £17.75
% change year-on-year -16.72% +62.68% -18.71%

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 3,961 8,524 11,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.86% 10.38% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,366 5,290 7,111
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 328 321
Median hourly rate £24.63 £22.96 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.30% -0.18% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.81 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £52.65 £51.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.13 £23.25
% change year-on-year -0.54% -0.54% +5.68%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 4 June 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 -9 211 £475 +5.56% 8
South East -14 108 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands +8 57 £325 - 8
North of England -36 42 £413 +17.86% 8
East of England +63 37 £350 -27.46% 1
West Midlands +9 36 £345 +9.52% 3
North West +1 29 £400 +3.23% 3
South West +6 26 £500 +49.81% 1
East Midlands +24 21 £320 -3.90% 5
Yorkshire -6 11 £425 +41.67% 3
North East +4 2 £475 +22.58% 2
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 176 (36.21%) Project Management
2 162 (33.33%) Finance
3 127 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (19.14%) Project Delivery
6 91 (18.72%) PRINCE2
7 81 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 77 (15.84%) Microsoft Excel
9 70 (14.40%) Microsoft
10 69 (14.20%) Change Management
11 66 (13.58%) Microsoft Project
12 63 (12.96%) Programme Management
13 62 (12.76%) SC Cleared
14 53 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 53 (10.91%) Public Sector
15 51 (10.49%) Banking
16 49 (10.08%) Risk Management
17 47 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
19 37 (7.61%) Change Control
19 37 (7.61%) SAP
19 37 (7.61%) Telecoms
20 36 (7.41%) Waterfall
20 36 (7.41%) Project Planning
21 35 (7.20%) SharePoint
22 32 (6.58%) Resource Management
22 32 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
23 31 (6.38%) Project Governance
24 30 (6.17%) Retail
25 29 (5.97%) Business Intelligence

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 35 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.09%) Confluence
3 3 (0.62%) CMS
3 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.21%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 77 (15.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (13.58%) Microsoft Project
3 53 (10.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (3.50%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 11 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.41%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.41%) ContrOCC
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Primavera
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.12%) Office 365
2 16 (3.29%) AWS
3 14 (2.88%) Azure
4 8 (1.65%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.62%) G Suite
6 3 (0.62%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.62%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.41%) GCP
7 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.41%) Slack
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.67%) Wireless
2 7 (1.44%) Internet
2 7 (1.44%) WAN
3 6 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.03%) Firewall
4 5 (1.03%) LAN
5 4 (0.82%) 4G
6 3 (0.62%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.62%) Intranet
6 3 (0.62%) Skype
6 3 (0.62%) VPN
7 2 (0.41%) 2G
7 2 (0.41%) 3G
7 2 (0.41%) 5G
7 2 (0.41%) IPv4
7 2 (0.41%) IPv6
7 2 (0.41%) OSPF
7 2 (0.41%) SAN
7 2 (0.41%) VXLAN
7 2 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (1.65%) Power BI
2 5 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.41%) GIS
5 1 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 22 (4.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.21%) GitLab
General
1 162 (33.33%) Finance
2 53 (10.91%) Public Sector
3 51 (10.49%) Banking
4 37 (7.61%) Telecoms
5 30 (6.17%) Retail
6 23 (4.73%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.67%) Marketing
8 8 (1.65%) Billing
8 8 (1.65%) Front Office
9 7 (1.44%) Electronics
9 7 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.44%) Local Government
10 6 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.03%) French Language
11 5 (1.03%) Law
11 5 (1.03%) Legal
12 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (19.96%) Analyst
2 91 (18.72%) Project Manager
3 74 (15.23%) PMO Analyst
4 38 (7.82%) PMO Manager
5 34 (7.00%) Coordinator
6 29 (5.97%) PMO Planner
7 27 (5.56%) PMO Lead
8 22 (4.53%) Programme Manager
9 19 (3.91%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.50%) PMO Coordinator
11 16 (3.29%) Architect
11 16 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
11 16 (3.29%) Project Officer
11 16 (3.29%) Senior Manager
12 15 (3.09%) Risk Manager
12 15 (3.09%) Support Officer
13 14 (2.88%) Junior
13 14 (2.88%) Project Support Officer
14 13 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
15 12 (2.47%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.23%) .NET
2 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.62%) Middleware
3 3 (0.62%) REST
4 2 (0.41%) CSS
4 2 (0.41%) HTML
4 2 (0.41%) Kafka
4 2 (0.41%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.41%) Velocity
5 1 (0.21%) ADO
5 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.21%) Flash
5 1 (0.21%) jQuery
5 1 (0.21%) LDAP
5 1 (0.21%) OAuth
5 1 (0.21%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.21%) SOAP
5 1 (0.21%) Web Services
5 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.29%) User Experience
3 15 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.47%) CCTV
4 12 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.85%) NHS
5 9 (1.85%) PMI
6 8 (1.65%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.03%) Derivative
8 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.62%) Equities
9 3 (0.62%) FMCG
9 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) EPoS
10 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.41%) Wiki
11 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.67%) Windows
2 9 (1.85%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.65%) Linux
4 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) pSOS
6 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (36.21%) Project Management
2 127 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (20.58%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (19.14%) Project Delivery
5 91 (18.72%) PRINCE2
6 69 (14.20%) Change Management
7 63 (12.96%) Programme Management
8 49 (10.08%) Risk Management
9 37 (7.61%) Change Control
10 36 (7.41%) Project Planning
10 36 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 32 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (6.58%) Resource Management
12 31 (6.38%) Project Governance
13 29 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (5.97%) Decision-Making
14 28 (5.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 25 (5.14%) ERP
16 22 (4.53%) Migration
16 22 (4.53%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.47%) SQL
2 6 (1.23%) Java
3 5 (1.03%) C
4 2 (0.41%) C#
4 2 (0.41%) Java 8
4 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.41%) VBA
5 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.56%) Degree
4 20 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.67%) PMP
7 10 (2.06%) APMP
8 7 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.23%) HNC
9 6 (1.23%) HND
10 5 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.82%) CCNP
11 4 (0.82%) CEH
11 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.82%) CISM
11 4 (0.82%) CISSP
11 4 (0.82%) ISEB
12 3 (0.62%) RIBA
13 2 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.12%) QA
2 11 (2.26%) P3O
3 8 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.44%) NIST
5 6 (1.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.62%) GDPR
6 3 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.41%) NCSC
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) GAMP
8 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.21%) PSD2
8 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.62%) vSphere
3 2 (0.41%) Docker
3 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) iptables
4 1 (0.21%) KVM
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.41%) Nagios
3 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) MIIS
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
4 1 (0.21%) yum
4 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.61%) SAP
3 17 (3.50%) Oracle
4 5 (1.03%) Google
5 4 (0.82%) Cisco
5 4 (0.82%) Juniper
5 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
5 4 (0.82%) VMware
5 4 (0.82%) Workday
6 3 (0.62%) Pegasus
6 3 (0.62%) Planview
7 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.41%) Avaya
7 2 (0.41%) Capita
7 2 (0.41%) Niku
7 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.21%) Ariba
8 1 (0.21%) Citrix
8 1 (0.21%) Ericsson