Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 114 85
Rank change year-on-year -10 -29 -32
Contract jobs citing PMO 96 92 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.55% 1.63% 2.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 17.29% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 111
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £200 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £491 £550
England median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
North West median hourly rate £32.82 £35.04 £27.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +28.83% +8.26%
10th Percentile £30.72 £27.10 £12.15
90th Percentile £34.91 £42.97 £42.73
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.41% +25.60% +15.11%

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 640 532 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.34% 9.41% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 344 435
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.50% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 20 24
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.61% -57.34% +74.39%
10th Percentile £11.98 £8.77 £12.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £40.50 £85.00
England median hourly rate £24.75 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +30.26% -14.61% +5.59%

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 20 July 2018.

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
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 20 July 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
Manchester -41 32 £374 +6.79% 8
Cheshire -17 18 £400 +4.58% 5
Merseyside +33 16 £350 -9.68% 1
Lancashire -2 15 £210 -16.00% 2
Cumbria - 9 £550 - 1
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 North West region with a requirement for PMO.

1 56 (58.33%) Project Management
2 30 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (22.92%) Finance
4 19 (19.79%) PRINCE2
5 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (12.50%) Data Mapping
7 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
7 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
7 11 (11.46%) MS Visio
8 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.38%) Programme Management
9 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (8.33%) SQL
11 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (6.25%) Change Management
12 6 (6.25%) SAP
12 6 (6.25%) Retail
12 6 (6.25%) Supplier Management
13 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (5.21%) Project Governance
13 5 (5.21%) Change Control
13 5 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
13 5 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (4.17%) GDPR
14 4 (4.17%) IT Strategy
14 4 (4.17%) Robotic Process Automation
14 4 (4.17%) Contingency Planning

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 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (11.46%) MS Visio
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.08%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) GitHub
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) Network Security
2 1 (1.04%) SMS
2 1 (1.04%) VLAN
2 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) GIS
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Billing
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (31.25%) Analyst
2 21 (21.88%) Project Manager
3 14 (14.58%) Business Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.21%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (5.21%) PMO Lead
6 5 (5.21%) PMO Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Junior
7 4 (4.17%) PMO Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) PMO Planner
7 4 (4.17%) Workstream Lead
8 3 (3.13%) Junior PMO
8 3 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Project Support Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Robotics
2 3 (3.13%) Internet of Things
2 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.13%) PMI
3 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.08%) NHS
3 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.04%) FMCG
4 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Unix
2 1 (1.04%) CentOS
2 1 (1.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Project Management
2 30 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (19.79%) PRINCE2
4 12 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
6 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.38%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (6.25%) Change Management
9 6 (6.25%) Supplier Management
10 5 (5.21%) Change Control
10 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.21%) Project Governance
11 4 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (4.17%) Contingency Planning
11 4 (4.17%) IT Strategy
11 4 (4.17%) Logistics
11 4 (4.17%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) C
3 2 (2.08%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.08%) Perl
3 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.04%) CISM
4 1 (1.04%) CRISC
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) PMP
4 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) GDPR
2 3 (3.13%) P3O
2 3 (3.13%) SLA
3 2 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (2.08%) CA
3 2 (2.08%) Hyperion
3 2 (2.08%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle
3 2 (2.08%) Talend
4 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint