Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 142 110
Rank change year-on-year -15 -32 -23
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,583 1,563 2,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.87% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.27% 15.96% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 1,054 1,489
England median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.60% +7.21% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 19
England median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.00% +42.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £10.20 £13.75 £12.76
90th Percentile £55.75 £44.95 £41.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.53% +34.29% +0.72%

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 11,093 9,793 10,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.21% 11.69% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,130 6,363 7,104
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £233
90th Percentile £638 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 330 379
England median hourly rate £24.56 £19.70 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -17.92% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.00 £11.95
90th Percentile £52.65 £52.50 £53.15
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.63% -14.99% +12.16%

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 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +2 665 £436 +2.65% 50
South East -22 370 £398 +11.19% 28
North of England +14 225 £350 - 29
Midlands -38 154 £350 -7.89% 10
Yorkshire +21 113 £350 +4.87% 10
South West +3 96 £370 +23.33% 9
North West -18 88 £350 - 19
West Midlands -42 82 £350 +3.70% 7
East of England -13 70 £413 +11.49% 9
East Midlands -6 66 £330 -17.50% 3
North East 0 24 £400 +23.08%
South Coast - 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 655 (41.38%) Finance
2 624 (39.42%) Project Management
3 340 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 310 (19.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 306 (19.33%) PRINCE2
6 300 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
7 245 (15.48%) Microsoft Project
8 217 (13.71%) Microsoft
9 201 (12.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 194 (12.26%) Programme Management
11 176 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
12 167 (10.55%) Change Management
13 162 (10.23%) SharePoint
14 161 (10.17%) Retail
14 161 (10.17%) Security Cleared
15 138 (8.72%) Change Control
16 135 (8.53%) Banking
17 129 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
17 129 (8.15%) Project Planning
18 112 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
19 109 (6.89%) SC Cleared
20 104 (6.57%) Project Governance
21 102 (6.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 99 (6.25%) MS Visio
22 99 (6.25%) Migration
23 97 (6.13%) NHS
24 96 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
25 88 (5.56%) Risk Management
25 88 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
25 88 (5.56%) QA

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
1 162 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.71%) Confluence
3 11 (0.69%) CMS
3 11 (0.69%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.44%) MS Project Server
5 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.32%) Apache
6 5 (0.32%) Liferay
6 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.25%) Documentum
7 4 (0.25%) IIS
8 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.13%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 310 (19.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 245 (15.48%) Microsoft Project
3 201 (12.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 176 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
5 99 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.69%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.57%) Primavera
3 7 (0.44%) Maximo
4 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 52 (3.28%) Office 365
2 24 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
2 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.76%) SaaS
4 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.44%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.38%) G Suite
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.25%) Force.com
7 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (0.25%) Slack
8 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.19%) GitHub
8 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.13%) Route 53
9 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.45%) Skype
2 17 (1.07%) SMS
3 13 (0.82%) Internet
4 11 (0.69%) LAN
5 10 (0.63%) WAN
6 9 (0.57%) DNS
6 9 (0.57%) Firewall
7 8 (0.51%) Network Security
8 7 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.44%) SAN
8 7 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.44%) VPN
9 5 (0.32%) 4G
9 5 (0.32%) BGP
9 5 (0.32%) Intranet
10 4 (0.25%) DAB
10 4 (0.25%) DHCP
11 3 (0.19%) 3G
11 3 (0.19%) VoIP
12 2 (0.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (1.52%) Power BI
3 22 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 19 (1.20%) Big Data
5 12 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.51%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.44%) GIS
8 7 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.25%) DB2
10 4 (0.25%) QlikView
10 4 (0.25%) Riak
10 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (3.85%) JIRA
2 18 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.69%) GitLab
5 7 (0.44%) Maven
6 6 (0.38%) JUnit
7 5 (0.32%) DbUnit
7 5 (0.32%) jMock
7 5 (0.32%) Mockito
7 5 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.19%) JMeter
9 3 (0.19%) Selenium
9 3 (0.19%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.19%) Subversion
10 2 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 655 (41.38%) Finance
2 161 (10.17%) Retail
3 135 (8.53%) Banking
4 74 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.27%) Marketing
5 36 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 33 (2.08%) Legal
7 30 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.39%) Law
11 18 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.95%) Front Office
13 12 (0.76%) Back Office
14 11 (0.69%) Advertising
14 11 (0.69%) Military
15 9 (0.57%) Billing
15 9 (0.57%) Electronics
16 6 (0.38%) Games
17 5 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 367 (23.18%) Analyst
2 291 (18.38%) Project Manager
3 248 (15.67%) PMO Analyst
4 157 (9.92%) PMO Manager
5 108 (6.82%) PMO Lead
6 68 (4.30%) Coordinator
7 64 (4.04%) Business Analyst
7 64 (4.04%) Senior PMO
8 63 (3.98%) Consultant
9 62 (3.92%) IT Manager
10 52 (3.28%) Support Officer
11 51 (3.22%) Project Coordinator
12 46 (2.91%) IT Project Manager
12 46 (2.91%) Project Officer
13 45 (2.84%) Senior Manager
14 43 (2.72%) Administrator
14 43 (2.72%) PMO Project Manager
15 39 (2.46%) PMO Consultant
16 38 (2.40%) Developer
16 38 (2.40%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.78%) Web Services
2 16 (1.01%) HTML
2 16 (1.01%) J2EE
2 16 (1.01%) XML
3 15 (0.95%) React
4 14 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 13 (0.82%) CSS
5 13 (0.82%) SOAP
6 11 (0.69%) .NET
6 11 (0.69%) JSON
6 11 (0.69%) RESTful
7 10 (0.63%) jQuery
7 10 (0.63%) Spring
8 9 (0.57%) Apache Camel
8 9 (0.57%) Java EE
9 8 (0.51%) CSS3
9 8 (0.51%) HTML5
9 8 (0.51%) Redux
10 7 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (0.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.13%) NHS
3 82 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.26%) PMI
7 18 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.01%) FMCG
9 15 (0.95%) User Experience
10 10 (0.63%) Fintech
10 10 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.63%) Reinsurance
11 9 (0.57%) CMDB
11 9 (0.57%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.44%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.44%) Derivative
13 6 (0.38%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (3.41%) Windows
2 31 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 17 (1.07%) Linux
4 11 (0.69%) Unix
5 10 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.32%) Solaris
8 4 (0.25%) Android
8 4 (0.25%) zOS
9 3 (0.19%) CentOS
9 3 (0.19%) pSOS
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.063%) VMS
11 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (39.42%) Project Management
2 340 (21.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 306 (19.33%) PRINCE2
4 300 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (12.26%) Programme Management
6 167 (10.55%) Change Management
7 138 (8.72%) Change Control
8 129 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
8 129 (8.15%) Project Planning
9 104 (6.57%) Project Governance
10 102 (6.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 99 (6.25%) Migration
12 96 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (5.56%) Risk Management
14 86 (5.43%) Resource Management
15 84 (5.31%) Scrum
16 82 (5.18%) Decision-Making
17 74 (4.67%) ITIL
17 74 (4.67%) Waterfall
18 66 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (3.73%) SQL
2 36 (2.27%) C
3 30 (1.90%) Java
4 17 (1.07%) VBA
5 16 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 13 (0.82%) Python
7 6 (0.38%) VB
8 4 (0.25%) C#
8 4 (0.25%) PHP
9 3 (0.19%) ABAP
9 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.13%) C++
10 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.13%) Scala
11 1 (0.063%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.063%) X++
11 1 (0.063%) XPath
Qualifications
1 161 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 109 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.99%) Degree
4 58 (3.66%) PMI Certification
4 58 (3.66%) PMP
5 41 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 37 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (1.26%) ISEB
8 18 (1.14%) APMP
9 17 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
10 15 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.51%) APMG
13 7 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.32%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.32%) PgMP
15 4 (0.25%) CISSP
15 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.19%) MCSA
16 3 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.56%) QA
2 55 (3.47%) GDPR
3 17 (1.07%) SLA
4 15 (0.95%) P3O
5 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) PSD2
7 3 (0.19%) MiFID
7 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) IFRS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.063%) GAMP
9 1 (0.063%) GCP
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.063%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (1.39%) Docker
2 17 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.44%) vSphere
5 5 (0.32%) XenApp
6 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.063%) GPFS
9 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.063%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.51%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.44%) Terraform
4 6 (0.38%) Ansible
5 5 (0.32%) Puppet
6 4 (0.25%) CASB
6 4 (0.25%) Nagios
6 4 (0.25%) SCOM
7 3 (0.19%) MOM
7 3 (0.19%) SCCM
8 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.063%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.063%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.063%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.063%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.063%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 217 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 60 (3.79%) SAP
3 58 (3.66%) Oracle
4 18 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (0.76%) VMware
6 11 (0.69%) Planview
6 11 (0.69%) Progress
6 11 (0.69%) Workday
7 9 (0.57%) Adobe
7 9 (0.57%) Cadence
7 9 (0.57%) CheckPoint
7 9 (0.57%) HP
7 9 (0.57%) IBM
7 9 (0.57%) Xerox
8 7 (0.44%) Citrix
8 7 (0.44%) Niku
9 6 (0.38%) Google
9 6 (0.38%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.38%) Tableau
10 5 (0.32%) Atlassian