Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 137 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 -45 -11
Contract jobs citing PMO 1779 1867 2442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.90% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 16.85% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1284 1737
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £395 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +9.72% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £25.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -16.27% +43.27%
10th Percentile £15.19 £12.70 £12.78
90th Percentile £36.25 £42.73 £56.97
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.13 £25.06
% change year-on-year +18.34% -15.70% +34.51%

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 11859 11077 12385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 11.29% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7812 7289 7988
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £238
90th Percentile £638 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 394 430
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.82 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.87 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -26 748 £425 +6.25% 37
South East +24 368 £400 +19.40% 13
North of England +56 239 £350 +7.69% 19
Midlands -6 198 £375 - 8
South West +1 134 £370 -1.33% 1
West Midlands 0 128 £340 +0.74% 7
North West +18 107 £366 +6.16% 7
East of England -9 89 £370 -12.94% 6
Yorkshire +33 81 £320 +6.67% 11
East Midlands -13 63 £415 +3.75% 1
North East +65 51 £375 +36.36% 1
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PMO.

1 756 (42.50%) Finance
2 707 (39.74%) Project Management
3 380 (21.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 378 (21.25%) PRINCE2
5 346 (19.45%) Microsoft Excel
6 337 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
7 282 (15.85%) Microsoft Project
8 256 (14.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 255 (14.33%) Programme Management
9 255 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
10 236 (13.27%) Microsoft
11 210 (11.80%) Change Management
12 208 (11.69%) Banking
13 203 (11.41%) SharePoint
14 188 (10.57%) Change Control
15 169 (9.50%) Project Planning
16 160 (8.99%) Security Cleared
17 156 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
18 128 (7.20%) QA
19 126 (7.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 119 (6.69%) Resource Management
21 112 (6.30%) Project Governance
21 112 (6.30%) SC Cleared
22 110 (6.18%) Risk Management
23 103 (5.79%) MS Visio
24 102 (5.73%) Portfolio Management
25 98 (5.51%) Degree
26 91 (5.12%) PMI Certification
27 90 (5.06%) Telecoms
28 89 (5.00%) PMP

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
1 203 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.57%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.41%) MS Project Server
4 23 (1.29%) Confluence
5 10 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.11%) CMS
7 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.056%) CICS
8 1 (0.056%) SAS
8 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.056%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 346 (19.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 282 (15.85%) Microsoft Project
3 256 (14.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 255 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
5 103 (5.79%) MS Visio
6 22 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) Maya
8 3 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) CA PPM
1 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.39%) Primavera
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Infor LN
6 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.20%) Office 365
2 20 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.51%) SaaS
5 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.22%) IaaS
6 4 (0.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.17%) Yammer
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.056%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.056%) Force.com
9 1 (0.056%) G Suite
9 1 (0.056%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.57%) Skype
2 20 (1.12%) LAN
3 19 (1.07%) SMS
3 19 (1.07%) WAN
4 15 (0.84%) Firewall
4 15 (0.84%) Internet
5 10 (0.56%) 3G
5 10 (0.56%) Intranet
6 8 (0.45%) VoIP
6 8 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.39%) Network Security
7 7 (0.39%) WLAN
8 6 (0.34%) NAS
8 6 (0.34%) SAN
8 6 (0.34%) VPN
9 5 (0.28%) 4G
9 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.22%) LTE
10 4 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (0.84%) Blockchain
3 12 (0.67%) SQL Server
4 11 (0.62%) Big Data
5 5 (0.28%) MS Access
5 5 (0.28%) Power BI
5 5 (0.28%) QlikView
6 4 (0.22%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.22%) Essbase
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.17%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.17%) GIS
8 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.056%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.056%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (2.70%) JIRA
2 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.056%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.056%) GitLab
3 1 (0.056%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.056%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.056%) JMeter
3 1 (0.056%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.056%) Selenium
3 1 (0.056%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.056%) Zephyr
General
1 756 (42.50%) Finance
2 208 (11.69%) Banking
3 90 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 86 (4.83%) Retail
5 44 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.91%) Legal
8 30 (1.69%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.52%) Marketing
10 26 (1.46%) Law
11 21 (1.18%) Advertising
12 18 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.96%) Publishing
14 11 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.62%) Front Office
15 10 (0.56%) Back Office
15 10 (0.56%) Billing
15 10 (0.56%) Local Government
16 9 (0.51%) Electronics
17 8 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 462 (25.97%) Analyst
2 336 (18.89%) PMO Analyst
2 336 (18.89%) Project Manager
3 190 (10.68%) PMO Manager
4 126 (7.08%) PMO Lead
5 84 (4.72%) Coordinator
6 79 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 75 (4.22%) Senior PMO
8 74 (4.16%) Programme Manager
9 73 (4.10%) Project Analyst
9 73 (4.10%) Senior Manager
10 64 (3.60%) IT Manager
11 55 (3.09%) PMO Planner
12 52 (2.92%) Project Coordinator
13 51 (2.87%) Junior
14 50 (2.81%) Senior Project Manager
15 49 (2.75%) Administrator
15 49 (2.75%) PMO Project Manager
16 48 (2.70%) PMO Coordinator
17 45 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.34%) .NET
1 6 (0.34%) XML
2 4 (0.22%) HTML
2 4 (0.22%) JSON
2 4 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (0.22%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.17%) CSS
4 2 (0.11%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.056%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.056%) CAML
5 1 (0.056%) COM
5 1 (0.056%) JFC
5 1 (0.056%) jQuery
5 1 (0.056%) Mason
5 1 (0.056%) Middleware
5 1 (0.056%) REST
5 1 (0.056%) Velocity
5 1 (0.056%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.056%) Web Services
5 1 (0.056%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.19%) PMI
4 31 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 27 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 20 (1.12%) NHS
7 17 (0.96%) FMCG
8 12 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.45%) User Experience
10 7 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.39%) STB
11 6 (0.34%) CCTV
11 6 (0.34%) CMDB
11 6 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.34%) Replication
11 6 (0.34%) Wiki
12 5 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (3.93%) Windows
2 37 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 13 (0.73%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.51%) Linux
4 9 (0.51%) Windows 2000
5 7 (0.39%) Unix
6 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.22%) AIX
8 4 (0.22%) Android
8 4 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (0.22%) Solaris
8 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.056%) pSOS
10 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.056%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (39.74%) Project Management
2 380 (21.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 378 (21.25%) PRINCE2
4 337 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
5 255 (14.33%) Programme Management
6 210 (11.80%) Change Management
7 188 (10.57%) Change Control
8 169 (9.50%) Project Planning
9 126 (7.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 119 (6.69%) Resource Management
11 112 (6.30%) Project Governance
12 110 (6.18%) Risk Management
13 102 (5.73%) Portfolio Management
14 86 (4.83%) Programme Governance
15 83 (4.67%) ITIL
16 78 (4.38%) Migration
17 76 (4.27%) Dependency Management
17 76 (4.27%) Waterfall
18 73 (4.10%) ERP
19 64 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (1.29%) C
1 23 (1.29%) SQL
2 9 (0.51%) VBA
3 6 (0.34%) VB
4 5 (0.28%) VBScript
5 4 (0.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.11%) C#
7 2 (0.11%) PHP
8 1 (0.056%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.056%) COBOL
8 1 (0.056%) Groovy
8 1 (0.056%) Java
8 1 (0.056%) JCL
8 1 (0.056%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 160 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 112 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.51%) Degree
4 91 (5.12%) PMI Certification
5 89 (5.00%) PMP
6 61 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 39 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (1.24%) APMP
10 18 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.90%) ISEB
12 12 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.56%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.17%) ACCA
15 3 (0.17%) CIMA
15 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.20%) QA
2 43 (2.42%) GDPR
3 30 (1.69%) MiFID
4 27 (1.52%) P3O
5 18 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.73%) SLA
7 9 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.39%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) EMIR
11 3 (0.17%) GAAP
12 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.056%) FATCA
13 1 (0.056%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.22%) Firmware
4 4 (0.22%) SRDF
4 4 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.22%) EMC TimeFinder
3 4 (0.22%) NetApp OnCommand
3 4 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.17%) SCCM
4 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.11%) Nagios
5 2 (0.11%) Puppet
6 1 (0.056%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.056%) SCOM
6 1 (0.056%) WMI
Vendors
1 236 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 62 (3.49%) SAP
3 53 (2.98%) Oracle
4 26 (1.46%) HP
5 23 (1.29%) Planview
6 15 (0.84%) Motorola
7 11 (0.62%) CheckPoint
7 11 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.56%) Cisco
8 10 (0.56%) Remedy
8 10 (0.56%) VMware
9 9 (0.51%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.45%) Cadence
11 7 (0.39%) Brocade
11 7 (0.39%) Ericsson
12 6 (0.34%) EMC
13 5 (0.28%) JD Edwards
13 5 (0.28%) Workday
14 4 (0.22%) NetApp
14 4 (0.22%) Nokia