Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 March 2019 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 +14
Contract jobs citing PMO 14 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.76% 2.40% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 20.69% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -10.00% -
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £26.42 £24.56 £19.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.55% +23.59% +1.06%
10th Percentile £26.21 £24.28 £14.32
90th Percentile £26.62 £24.84 £25.85
North West median hourly rate £34.45 £24.56 £16.00
% change year-on-year +40.27% +53.50% -36.00%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 84 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.54% 11.58% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 33 42
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -7.78%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £250
90th Percentile £693 £553 £573
North West median daily rate £415 £397 £390
% change year-on-year +4.47% +1.86% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £39.00 £35.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% +10.12% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24.84 £29.59 £12.75
90th Percentile £40.81 £57.66 £50.28
North West median hourly rate £33.25 £36.25 £22.90
% change year-on-year -8.28% +58.30% -38.93%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in Lancashire

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMO in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in Lancashire

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in Lancashire

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in Lancashire

PMO
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 March 2019. 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
Preston -15 6 £345 -16.87% 1
Blackburn - 3 £325 - 1
Chorley - 1 £400 -
PMO
North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for PMO.

1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Billing
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Information Management
6 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.14%) Physics
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery

PMO
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 2 (14.29%) CRM Manager
3 2 (14.29%) CRM Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) PMO Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Chief Technology Officer
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) BPR
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Pega