The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for P3O skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 425 404
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs citing P3O 13 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.009% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.54% 0.084% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 16
Median daily rate £400 £273 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.78% -29.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £273 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £273 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 £350
% change year-on-year -16.66% +71.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

P3O is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2429 2367 2680
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.75% 10.94% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1721 1682 1942
Median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £75.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing P3O as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for P3O in London

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing P3O in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for P3O in London

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing P3O in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in London

P3O
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 3 £328 +20.18% 1
P3O
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing P3O 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 London region with a requirement for P3O.

1 17 (85.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (65.00%) Project Management
3 11 (55.00%) PMO
4 10 (50.00%) PMP
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (45.00%) MS Visio
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) Legal
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (35.00%) PMI Certification
7 6 (30.00%) PMI
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) APMP
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (25.00%) Practice Management
8 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (25.00%) Change Control
9 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
9 4 (20.00%) Primavera
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
10 3 (15.00%) DSDM
10 3 (15.00%) Migration
10 3 (15.00%) Law
11 2 (10.00%) Change Management
11 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling

P3O
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Project
1 9 (45.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Legal
3 3 (15.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) PMO Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Planview Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) PMO Planner
4 1 (5.00%) PMO Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Product Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (65.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 5 (25.00%) Practice Management
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (20.00%) Dependency Management
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) DSDM
6 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Information Management
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) PMP
2 7 (35.00%) PMI Certification
3 6 (30.00%) APMP
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.00%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Planview
1 2 (10.00%) Progress