Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 139 122
Rank change year-on-year -28 -17 -34
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,576 1,662 2,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.89% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.44% 16.01% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 1,146 1,417
England median daily rate £400 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +7.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
UK median daily rate £398 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +2.58% +10.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.06 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.19% +22.90% +16.51%
10th Percentile £10.40 £14.47 £13.70
90th Percentile £45.20 £38.13 £42.73
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £25.06 £20.20
% change year-on-year -28.17% +24.09% +15.40%

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 10,914 10,384 11,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.68% 11.78% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,988 6,778 7,309
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £230
90th Percentile £648 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 319 390
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -11.11% +6.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £49.00 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -28 611 £450 +5.88% 54
South East -8 409 £375 +4.90% 21
North of England -24 200 £350 +3.70% 31
Midlands -18 164 £338 -18.18% 27
South West -25 105 £350 +8.53% 10
Yorkshire +8 102 £350 +7.69% 11
West Midlands -17 101 £344 -11.29% 17
East of England -17 86 £414 +13.36% 9
North West -25 76 £350 -3.45% 18
East Midlands -6 55 £325 -24.64% 10
North East -17 22 £338 +15.38% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
PMO
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 634 (40.23%) Finance
2 622 (39.47%) Project Management
3 332 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
4 323 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 315 (19.99%) Microsoft Excel
6 285 (18.08%) PRINCE2
7 229 (14.53%) Microsoft
8 225 (14.28%) Microsoft Project
9 199 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
10 198 (12.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 183 (11.61%) SharePoint
12 172 (10.91%) Programme Management
13 160 (10.15%) Retail
14 154 (9.77%) Change Management
15 147 (9.33%) Security Cleared
16 137 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
17 134 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
18 133 (8.44%) Change Control
19 111 (7.04%) Project Planning
19 111 (7.04%) Banking
20 106 (6.73%) SC Cleared
21 105 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
22 101 (6.41%) Migration
23 100 (6.35%) MS Visio
24 99 (6.28%) Project Governance
25 96 (6.09%) Resource Management
26 95 (6.03%) NHS
27 94 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
28 92 (5.84%) QA
29 91 (5.77%) Risk 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
1 183 (11.61%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.47%) Confluence
3 9 (0.57%) CMS
4 8 (0.51%) MS Project Server
5 7 (0.44%) Liferay
5 7 (0.44%) SAS
6 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.32%) Apache
7 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.32%) IIS
7 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.32%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.25%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.25%) Documentum
8 4 (0.25%) Drupal
8 4 (0.25%) FileNet
8 4 (0.25%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 315 (19.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 225 (14.28%) Microsoft Project
3 199 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
4 198 (12.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 100 (6.35%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.95%) Open Workbench
7 13 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Maya
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.63%) CA PPM
3 7 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.44%) SAP HR
3 7 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.38%) Maximo
5 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.32%) Primavera
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Workfront
8 2 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.13%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.36%) Office 365
3 28 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (1.02%) SaaS
6 13 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.44%) OneDrive
8 6 (0.38%) G Suite
9 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.32%) GitHub
10 4 (0.25%) Force.com
10 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.19%) Route 53
11 3 (0.19%) Slack
12 2 (0.13%) Serverless
12 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.08%) SMS
2 14 (0.89%) Skype
3 11 (0.70%) Firewall
3 11 (0.70%) Internet
4 10 (0.63%) DNS
5 9 (0.57%) LAN
5 9 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.57%) WAN
6 7 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (0.44%) Network Security
6 7 (0.44%) SAN
7 6 (0.38%) VPN
8 5 (0.32%) BGP
8 5 (0.32%) DHCP
9 4 (0.25%) Wireless
10 2 (0.13%) 3G
10 2 (0.13%) HTTP
10 2 (0.13%) Intranet
10 2 (0.13%) TETRA
10 2 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (1.52%) Power BI
3 21 (1.33%) Big Data
4 18 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (0.95%) SQL Server
7 12 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.32%) DB2
11 5 (0.32%) GIS
11 5 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.32%) Riak
12 4 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 73 (4.63%) JIRA
2 24 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.76%) GitLab
5 10 (0.63%) JUnit
6 9 (0.57%) Maven
6 9 (0.57%) Selenium
6 9 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 7 (0.44%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.44%) DbUnit
7 7 (0.44%) JMeter
7 7 (0.44%) jMock
7 7 (0.44%) Mockito
7 7 (0.44%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.38%) Subversion
8 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.25%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.25%) Xcode
General
1 634 (40.23%) Finance
2 160 (10.15%) Retail
3 111 (7.04%) Banking
4 80 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.60%) Legal
6 36 (2.28%) Marketing
7 28 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 27 (1.71%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.33%) Law
9 21 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.76%) Back Office
13 11 (0.70%) Advertising
13 11 (0.70%) Billing
14 8 (0.51%) Games
14 8 (0.51%) Military
15 5 (0.32%) Front Office
15 5 (0.32%) Publishing
16 4 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 381 (24.18%) Analyst
2 287 (18.21%) Project Manager
3 265 (16.81%) PMO Analyst
4 152 (9.64%) PMO Manager
5 105 (6.66%) PMO Lead
6 76 (4.82%) Coordinator
7 72 (4.57%) IT Manager
8 61 (3.87%) Consultant
9 59 (3.74%) Business Analyst
10 52 (3.30%) Project Coordinator
11 51 (3.24%) PMO Project Manager
12 50 (3.17%) Support Officer
13 49 (3.11%) IT Project Manager
14 48 (3.05%) Senior PMO
15 45 (2.86%) Project Officer
16 43 (2.73%) Administrator
17 42 (2.66%) Junior
18 39 (2.47%) Senior Manager
19 38 (2.41%) Project Analyst
20 37 (2.35%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.79%) Web Services
2 24 (1.52%) XML
3 18 (1.14%) CSS
4 17 (1.08%) J2EE
4 17 (1.08%) RESTful
4 17 (1.08%) SOAP
5 16 (1.02%) AngularJS
6 15 (0.95%) React
6 15 (0.95%) Spring
7 13 (0.82%) HTML
8 12 (0.76%) jQuery
8 12 (0.76%) JSON
9 10 (0.63%) Apache Camel
9 10 (0.63%) Java EE
10 9 (0.57%) .NET
11 8 (0.51%) CSS3
11 8 (0.51%) HTML5
11 8 (0.51%) Redux
11 8 (0.51%) REST
12 7 (0.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.03%) NHS
3 75 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 19 (1.21%) User Experience
7 16 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.89%) PMI
8 14 (0.89%) Virtual Team
9 13 (0.82%) FMCG
10 12 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.57%) CMDB
11 9 (0.57%) Fintech
11 9 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.44%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.38%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.81%) Windows
2 26 (1.65%) Windows 10
3 16 (1.02%) Unix
4 15 (0.95%) Linux
5 13 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.38%) Solaris
8 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.32%) zOS
9 4 (0.25%) Android
9 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.19%) pSOS
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.063%) CentOS
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (39.47%) Project Management
2 332 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
3 323 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 285 (18.08%) PRINCE2
5 172 (10.91%) Programme Management
6 154 (9.77%) Change Management
7 134 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
8 133 (8.44%) Change Control
9 111 (7.04%) Project Planning
10 105 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
11 101 (6.41%) Migration
12 99 (6.28%) Project Governance
13 96 (6.09%) Resource Management
14 91 (5.77%) Risk Management
15 84 (5.33%) Scrum
16 83 (5.27%) ITIL
17 78 (4.95%) Decision-Making
18 76 (4.82%) Waterfall
19 70 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 67 (4.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (3.17%) SQL
2 36 (2.28%) Java
3 28 (1.78%) C
4 17 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 15 (0.95%) Python
6 10 (0.63%) VBA
7 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.25%) Objective-C
8 4 (0.25%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.19%) ABAP
9 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.13%) C#
10 2 (0.13%) C++
10 2 (0.13%) Perl
10 2 (0.13%) PHP
10 2 (0.13%) Scala
11 1 (0.063%) VB
11 1 (0.063%) X++
11 1 (0.063%) XPath
Qualifications
1 147 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 106 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.01%) Degree
4 46 (2.92%) PMP
5 39 (2.47%) PMI Certification
6 36 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (1.65%) ISEB
8 24 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (0.95%) APMP
10 11 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.51%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.44%) APMG
13 7 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.38%) PgMP
15 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.84%) QA
2 46 (2.92%) GDPR
3 28 (1.78%) SLA
4 21 (1.33%) P3O
5 11 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.25%) PSD2
7 3 (0.19%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) IFRS
8 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.063%) GCP
9 1 (0.063%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.063%) MiFID
9 1 (0.063%) TickIT
System Software
1 21 (1.33%) Docker
2 19 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.63%) vSphere
5 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.063%) GPFS
7 1 (0.063%) IAG
7 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.063%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (0.51%) Ansible
2 8 (0.51%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.51%) SCCM
3 7 (0.44%) Terraform
4 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.32%) Puppet
5 4 (0.25%) CASB
5 4 (0.25%) Nagios
5 4 (0.25%) SCOM
6 3 (0.19%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.19%) MOM
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.063%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.063%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.063%) WSUS
Vendors
1 229 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 86 (5.46%) SAP
3 59 (3.74%) Oracle
4 18 (1.14%) VMware
5 16 (1.02%) HP
6 13 (0.82%) IBM
7 12 (0.76%) Workday
8 10 (0.63%) Cadence
9 9 (0.57%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.57%) Niku
9 9 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.51%) CA
11 7 (0.44%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.44%) Xerox
12 6 (0.38%) Apple
12 6 (0.38%) Google
12 6 (0.38%) Informatica
12 6 (0.38%) Progress
12 6 (0.38%) Tableau