Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 December 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 118 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 -53 +4
Contract jobs citing PMO 105 107 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 1.67% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.89% 17.12% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 144
North West median daily rate £355 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -7.28% +21.77%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £211
90th Percentile £525 £488 £492
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
North West median hourly rate £21.67 £26.75 £27.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -1.55% -5.51%
10th Percentile £14.90 £12.70 £21.38
90th Percentile £31.69 £42.73 £56.67
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.17
% change year-on-year +11.11% -17.17% +42.97%

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 587 625 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.31% 9.78% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 396 653
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.85% +18.86%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £238
90th Percentile £600 £584 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 42
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £25.87 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.70% +14.99% +28.57%
10th Percentile £9.79 £9.19 £15.03
90th Percentile £61.01 £49.45 £52.47
England median hourly rate £21.11 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.19% +2.27% +10.00%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the North West

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in the North West

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in the North West

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in the North West

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the North West

PMO
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. 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
Manchester +27 56 £355 +5.03% 6
Cheshire +2 31 £325 -16.13% 1
Lancashire +11 5 £225 -10.00% 1
Merseyside -3 3 £425 +13.33%
Cumbria -10 1 - - 1
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 North West region with a requirement for PMO.

1 52 (49.52%) Finance
2 38 (36.19%) Project Management
3 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (21.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (17.14%) Banking
5 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (15.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
9 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (9.52%) Dependency Management
10 10 (9.52%) Programme Management
11 9 (8.57%) Project Planning
12 7 (6.67%) Retail Banking
12 7 (6.67%) Migration
12 7 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
13 6 (5.71%) Project Governance
13 6 (5.71%) Change Control
13 6 (5.71%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.71%) Defect Management
13 6 (5.71%) Scenario Testing
13 6 (5.71%) Business Analysis
13 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 6 (5.71%) ERP
13 6 (5.71%) Oracle
14 5 (4.76%) ITIL
14 5 (4.76%) MS Visio

PMO
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (11.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (15.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) CA PPM
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.95%) Infor LN
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.95%) Primavera
2 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
1 2 (1.90%) LAN
1 2 (1.90%) WAN
2 1 (0.95%) PBX
2 1 (0.95%) VoIP
2 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) JIRA
1 1 (0.95%) Rational Rose
General
1 52 (49.52%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.90%) Advertising
6 2 (1.90%) Billing
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) PMO Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
3 12 (11.43%) PMO Manager
4 10 (9.52%) PMO Lead
5 9 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Manager
8 6 (5.71%) PMO Planner
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Test Manager
8 6 (5.71%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.76%) PMO Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Junior
10 4 (3.81%) Junior PMO
10 4 (3.81%) PMO Project Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Project Planner
11 3 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) PMO Specialist
11 3 (2.86%) Senior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.90%) NHS
3 2 (1.90%) PMI
3 2 (1.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.95%) Unix
1 1 (0.95%) Windows
1 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Project Management
2 23 (21.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 13 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.52%) Dependency Management
5 10 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 9 (8.57%) Project Planning
7 7 (6.67%) Migration
7 7 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.71%) Change Control
8 6 (5.71%) Defect Management
8 6 (5.71%) ERP
8 6 (5.71%) Project Governance
8 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.71%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (5.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.76%) ITIL
9 5 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
1 2 (1.90%) VBA
2 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (1.90%) Degree
1 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.95%) P3O
2 1 (0.95%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.95%) PSD2
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) SAP
4 3 (2.86%) Planview
5 1 (0.95%) CA
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix
5 1 (0.95%) Infor