Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 135 111
Rank change year-on-year -10 -24 -28
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,735 1,640 2,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.92% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.75% 16.53% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,177 1,132 1,507
England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £240 £206 £210
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 22
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +14.07%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.98 £12.31
90th Percentile £39.86 £43.97 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +17.57% -14.94% +14.07%

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 11,759 9,922 11,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.69% 11.64% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,596 6,492 7,278
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 325 378
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -8.73% +9.32%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.45 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% -6.46% +11.37%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -1 762 £439 +9.69% 55
South East -22 402 £400 +12.68% 23
North of England +35 241 £350 +1.16% 30
Midlands -34 165 £350 +3.70% 29
Yorkshire +36 115 £350 +6.87% 17
North West +6 97 £375 +7.14% 12
South West -13 95 £363 +1.40% 14
West Midlands -28 95 £373 +13.74% 16
East of England -22 67 £400 -5.88% 15
East Midlands +3 65 £330 -12.00% 13
North East +36 29 £400 +23.08% 1
South Coast 0 2 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 759 (43.75%) Finance
2 698 (40.23%) Project Management
3 367 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 350 (20.17%) PRINCE2
5 336 (19.37%) Microsoft Excel
6 335 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
7 309 (17.81%) Microsoft Project
8 231 (13.31%) Microsoft
9 225 (12.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 218 (12.56%) Programme Management
11 208 (11.99%) Change Management
12 196 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
13 181 (10.43%) SharePoint
14 174 (10.03%) Security Cleared
15 164 (9.45%) Banking
16 160 (9.22%) Change Control
17 141 (8.13%) Retail
18 128 (7.38%) Project Planning
19 125 (7.20%) SC Cleared
19 125 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
20 124 (7.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 114 (6.57%) Project Governance
22 110 (6.34%) MS Visio
23 107 (6.17%) Risk Management
23 107 (6.17%) QA
24 104 (5.99%) Degree
25 103 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
26 101 (5.82%) Portfolio Management
27 99 (5.71%) Telecoms
28 98 (5.65%) Problem-Solving

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
1 181 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.56%) Confluence
3 15 (0.86%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.69%) CMS
5 11 (0.63%) MS Project Server
6 7 (0.40%) Documentum
7 6 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.23%) IIS
9 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.17%) SAS
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.12%) Luigi
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 336 (19.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 309 (17.81%) Microsoft Project
3 225 (12.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 196 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
5 110 (6.34%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.29%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.058%) Maya
8 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.58%) Primavera
3 8 (0.46%) Maximo
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.29%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.23%) Summit
6 4 (0.23%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.12%) iTrent
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.23%) Office 365
2 26 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (0.92%) SaaS
5 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.17%) G Suite
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
10 2 (0.12%) Route 53
10 2 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.12%) Trello
10 2 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.56%) SMS
2 25 (1.44%) Skype
3 19 (1.10%) LAN
4 17 (0.98%) WAN
5 15 (0.86%) Firewall
6 12 (0.69%) Internet
6 12 (0.69%) SAN
7 10 (0.58%) DNS
8 9 (0.52%) Network Security
8 9 (0.52%) VPN
9 8 (0.46%) NAS
10 7 (0.40%) 3G
10 7 (0.40%) 4G
10 7 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.35%) VoIP
12 5 (0.29%) BGP
12 5 (0.29%) DHCP
12 5 (0.29%) Intranet
13 4 (0.23%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.04%) Power BI
4 17 (0.98%) Big Data
5 11 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.52%) GIS
7 8 (0.46%) Blockchain
7 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.35%) Essbase
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.23%) DB2
10 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (3.69%) JIRA
2 11 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.29%) GitLab
6 4 (0.23%) Maven
7 3 (0.17%) DbUnit
7 3 (0.17%) jMock
7 3 (0.17%) JUnit
7 3 (0.17%) Mockito
7 3 (0.17%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.17%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.12%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.12%) Selenium
8 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 759 (43.75%) Finance
2 164 (9.45%) Banking
3 141 (8.13%) Retail
4 99 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.36%) Legal
7 39 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.90%) Retail Banking
9 32 (1.84%) Marketing
10 26 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.27%) Law
12 20 (1.15%) Front Office
13 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.75%) Electronics
15 12 (0.69%) Billing
16 11 (0.63%) Back Office
17 10 (0.58%) German Language
18 9 (0.52%) Advertising
19 7 (0.40%) Military
19 7 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 404 (23.29%) Analyst
2 326 (18.79%) Project Manager
3 292 (16.83%) PMO Analyst
4 191 (11.01%) PMO Manager
5 123 (7.09%) PMO Lead
6 81 (4.67%) Coordinator
7 79 (4.55%) Senior PMO
8 75 (4.32%) Business Analyst
9 64 (3.69%) IT Manager
10 59 (3.40%) Consultant
11 58 (3.34%) Senior Manager
12 57 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
13 55 (3.17%) Support Officer
14 52 (3.00%) PMO Coordinator
14 52 (3.00%) Project Officer
15 46 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
16 43 (2.48%) Project Analyst
17 42 (2.42%) Administrator
18 41 (2.36%) PMO Project Manager
19 40 (2.31%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.21%) Web Services
2 11 (0.63%) HTML
3 9 (0.52%) .NET
3 9 (0.52%) J2EE
3 9 (0.52%) XML
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (0.40%) AngularJS
5 7 (0.40%) CSS
5 7 (0.40%) SOAP
5 7 (0.40%) Spring
5 7 (0.40%) X-Windows
6 6 (0.35%) JSON
6 6 (0.35%) React
7 5 (0.29%) HTML5
7 5 (0.29%) jQuery
7 5 (0.29%) Middleware
7 5 (0.29%) RESTful
8 4 (0.23%) CSS3
8 4 (0.23%) REST
8 4 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 72 (4.15%) NHS
4 58 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (1.79%) PMI
6 29 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 17 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 17 (0.98%) FMCG
9 15 (0.86%) User Experience
10 9 (0.52%) Derivative
10 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.52%) Fintech
10 9 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.52%) Reinsurance
11 7 (0.40%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.40%) EMC Centera
11 7 (0.40%) EMC VNX
11 7 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (3.52%) Windows
2 36 (2.07%) Windows 10
3 22 (1.27%) Linux
4 15 (0.86%) Unix
5 12 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.63%) Solaris
6 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.52%) Windows 2000
7 9 (0.52%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.46%) AIX
9 7 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.17%) Android
11 3 (0.17%) pSOS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.17%) zOS
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (40.23%) Project Management
2 367 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 350 (20.17%) PRINCE2
4 335 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (12.56%) Programme Management
6 208 (11.99%) Change Management
7 160 (9.22%) Change Control
8 128 (7.38%) Project Planning
9 124 (7.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 114 (6.57%) Project Governance
11 107 (6.17%) Risk Management
12 103 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
13 101 (5.82%) Portfolio Management
14 98 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
15 93 (5.36%) Migration
15 93 (5.36%) Resource Management
16 79 (4.55%) ITIL
17 76 (4.38%) Waterfall
18 75 (4.32%) Scrum
19 72 (4.15%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.05%) SQL
2 33 (1.90%) C
3 18 (1.04%) VBA
4 16 (0.92%) Java
5 14 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.63%) Python
7 7 (0.40%) C#
8 6 (0.35%) VB
9 4 (0.23%) PHP
10 3 (0.17%) Perl
10 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) Scala
12 1 (0.058%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.058%) Java 8
12 1 (0.058%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.058%) X++
12 1 (0.058%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 174 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 125 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 104 (5.99%) Degree
4 90 (5.19%) PMI Certification
5 84 (4.84%) PMP
6 51 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 46 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (1.15%) ISEB
9 19 (1.10%) APMP
10 18 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.35%) APMG
16 5 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.29%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
17 4 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.17%) QA
2 68 (3.92%) GDPR
3 20 (1.15%) P3O
4 13 (0.75%) SLA
5 9 (0.52%) MiFID
6 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.29%) IFRS
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.17%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.058%) HL7
11 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.75%) Docker
4 7 (0.40%) Firmware
4 7 (0.40%) SRDF
4 7 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.29%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.058%) GPFS
8 1 (0.058%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.40%) EMC TimeFinder
2 7 (0.40%) NetApp OnCommand
2 7 (0.40%) SCCM
2 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.29%) Nagios
3 5 (0.29%) Puppet
4 4 (0.23%) SCOM
5 3 (0.17%) CASB
5 3 (0.17%) Terraform
6 2 (0.12%) Ansible
6 2 (0.12%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.058%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.058%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.058%) WMI
7 1 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 64 (3.69%) SAP
3 62 (3.57%) Oracle
4 22 (1.27%) HP
5 20 (1.15%) Workday
6 17 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.92%) VMware
8 13 (0.75%) Planview
9 12 (0.69%) Cisco
10 11 (0.63%) Progress
11 10 (0.58%) Cadence
11 10 (0.58%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.52%) Adobe
13 8 (0.46%) Citrix
13 8 (0.46%) NetApp
14 7 (0.40%) Brocade
14 7 (0.40%) Capita
14 7 (0.40%) EMC
14 7 (0.40%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.40%) Veritas