Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 107 92
Rank change year-on-year -43 -15 -15
Contract jobs citing PMO 72 101 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.22% 1.80% 2.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.79% 18.17% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 90
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £200 £247 £250
90th Percentile £536 £475 £550
England median daily rate £395 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -1.25% +12.36% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
North West median hourly rate £34.25 £22.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.28% -10.62% -20.01%
10th Percentile £26.83 £14.07 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.08 £24.90 £42.73
England median hourly rate £23.78 £25.12 £22.13
% change year-on-year -5.35% +13.54% -11.92%

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 563 556 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.51% 9.92% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 346 445
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £585
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 20 24
North West median hourly rate £28.38 £13.00 £22.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.31% -42.72% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.73 £8.94 £9.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £43.78 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.49% -11.11% +4.41%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Merseyside +26 23 £375 +33.93% 9
Manchester -53 18 £413 +17.86% 26
Cheshire -28 12 £354 -2.48% 9
Lancashire -14 8 £210 -50.59% 7
Cumbria - 7 £360 -
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 34 (47.22%) Project Management
2 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 21 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (19.44%) Programme Management
5 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (15.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
7 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.11%) Data Mapping
9 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (9.72%) Change Management
10 6 (8.33%) SLA
11 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
11 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
11 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.94%) Demand Management
11 5 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 5 (6.94%) SQL
12 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.56%) Decision-Making
12 4 (5.56%) Project Governance
12 4 (5.56%) Coaching
13 3 (4.17%) Office 365

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) GitHub
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (2.78%) Wireless
2 1 (1.39%) DNS
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.39%) Power BI
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
2 3 (4.17%) Legal
2 3 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Billing
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) PMO Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Project Manager
4 10 (13.89%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) PMO Lead
5 6 (8.33%) PMO Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Project Officer
7 3 (4.17%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Change Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Junior
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Head of IT
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.78%) PMO Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) FMCG
4 1 (1.39%) PMI
4 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) Project Management
2 21 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (19.44%) Programme Management
4 12 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (15.28%) Data Analysis
6 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.11%) Data Mapping
7 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.72%) Change Management
9 5 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (6.94%) Demand Management
9 5 (6.94%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.56%) Coaching
10 4 (5.56%) Decision-Making
10 4 (5.56%) Project Governance
11 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
11 3 (4.17%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) C
3 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.78%) Perl
3 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.78%) CCNA
3 2 (2.78%) CCNP
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.39%) CISM
4 1 (1.39%) CRISC
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) GDPR
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) CA
3 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
3 2 (2.78%) Hyperion
3 2 (2.78%) IronPort
3 2 (2.78%) Juniper
3 2 (2.78%) Meraki
3 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
3 2 (2.78%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) Talend
4 1 (1.39%) BMC
4 1 (1.39%) Remedy
4 1 (1.39%) VMware