Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 100 110
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10 +22
Contract jobs citing PMO 265 410 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.97% 2.46% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.96% 19.65% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 255 228
South East median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £246
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
South East median hourly rate £19.71 £30.37 £28.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.10% +7.07% +49.29%
England median hourly rate £28.49 £22.43 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.02% -10.28% +14.94%

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,660 2,087 2,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.36% 12.53% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1,235 1,307
South East median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £225 £235
90th Percentile £588 £600 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 60 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £20.04 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.58% -19.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.18 £12.80
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.75 £50.31
England median hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.83% +10.00% -11.77%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Thames Valley -26 104 £426 +11.74% 5
Hampshire +18 82 £360 +2.86% 3
Berkshire -32 80 £395 +8.97% 4
West Sussex +29 39 £315 -10.00% 3
Surrey -21 28 £360 -14.29%
Buckinghamshire +14 19 £483 +28.67% 1
East Sussex +6 7 £300 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +17 5 £313 -30.56%
Kent - 3 £341 -
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region with a requirement for PMO.

1 115 (43.40%) Project Management
2 94 (35.47%) Finance
3 72 (27.17%) Project Delivery
4 57 (21.51%) PRINCE2
5 52 (19.62%) Microsoft Excel
6 47 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
9 40 (15.09%) Microsoft
10 37 (13.96%) Telecoms
11 33 (12.45%) Change Control
12 31 (11.70%) QA
13 29 (10.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 28 (10.57%) Programme Management
14 28 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
15 27 (10.19%) Change Management
16 26 (9.81%) PMI Certification
17 25 (9.43%) SharePoint
17 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (8.68%) Degree
19 22 (8.30%) SAP
20 21 (7.92%) Project Planning
21 20 (7.55%) Resource Management
21 20 (7.55%) Management Information System
21 20 (7.55%) PMP
22 19 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
23 18 (6.79%) Retail
23 18 (6.79%) Resource Allocation
23 18 (6.79%) Project Governance
24 17 (6.42%) Capacity Planning

PMO
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) Confluence
3 3 (1.13%) Documentum
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 52 (19.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (10.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (3.77%) Open Workbench
6 5 (1.89%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) TrackWise
2 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.75%) Primavera
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.53%) Azure
2 8 (3.02%) Power Platform
3 5 (1.89%) Office 365
4 4 (1.51%) AWS
5 3 (1.13%) Smartsheet
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.38%) G Suite
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.64%) WAN
2 6 (2.26%) LAN
2 6 (2.26%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.89%) 5G
4 4 (1.51%) 3G
4 4 (1.51%) 4G
4 4 (1.51%) Firewall
5 3 (1.13%) 2G
5 3 (1.13%) MPLS
5 3 (1.13%) Network Security
5 3 (1.13%) RNC
5 3 (1.13%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.75%) IPsec
6 2 (0.75%) LTE
6 2 (0.75%) MVNO
6 2 (0.75%) Node B
6 2 (0.75%) PSTN
6 2 (0.75%) VoIP
6 2 (0.75%) VPN
7 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.15%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.64%) Power BI
3 4 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.75%) MS Access
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.38%) HBase
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.64%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) PostCSS
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (35.47%) Finance
2 37 (13.96%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.79%) Retail
4 11 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.26%) Legal
6 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.51%) Banking
7 4 (1.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Local Government
8 2 (0.75%) Police
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (27.17%) Analyst
2 50 (18.87%) PMO Analyst
3 48 (18.11%) Project Manager
4 22 (8.30%) Coordinator
5 14 (5.28%) PMO Manager
5 14 (5.28%) Project Coordinator
6 13 (4.91%) IT Manager
6 13 (4.91%) PMO Planner
6 13 (4.91%) Support Officer
7 12 (4.53%) IT Project Manager
8 10 (3.77%) Project Officer
9 9 (3.40%) Project Support Officer
9 9 (3.40%) Resource Planner
10 8 (3.02%) Administrator
10 8 (3.02%) Developer
10 8 (3.02%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (2.64%) IT Support
11 7 (2.64%) PMO Lead
12 6 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.26%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.40%) HTML
2 6 (2.26%) CSS
2 6 (2.26%) Spring
3 5 (1.89%) .NET
3 5 (1.89%) .NET Core
3 5 (1.89%) ADO
3 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (1.89%) HTML5
3 5 (1.89%) jQuery
3 5 (1.89%) JSON
3 5 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.38%) JAXB
5 1 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) SVG
5 1 (0.38%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.26%) PMI
4 5 (1.89%) NHS
5 4 (1.51%) Life Science
6 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.13%) User Experience
7 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) CESG
8 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.13%) Android
1 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.75%) Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.38%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.40%) Project Management
2 72 (27.17%) Project Delivery
3 57 (21.51%) PRINCE2
4 47 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (12.45%) Change Control
7 28 (10.57%) Programme Management
8 27 (10.19%) Change Management
9 21 (7.92%) Project Planning
10 20 (7.55%) Resource Management
11 19 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.79%) Project Governance
12 18 (6.79%) Resource Allocation
13 17 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (6.42%) ITIL
14 15 (5.66%) Analytics
14 15 (5.66%) Business Analysis
14 15 (5.66%) Decision-Making
14 15 (5.66%) Waterfall
15 14 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.77%) SQL
2 7 (2.64%) C
3 5 (1.89%) C#
4 2 (0.75%) Java
4 2 (0.75%) VB
4 2 (0.75%) VBA
5 1 (0.38%) ES6
5 1 (0.38%) Java 8
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.81%) PMI Certification
2 23 (8.68%) Degree
3 20 (7.55%) PMP
4 17 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 13 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.53%) ISEB
6 12 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.51%) CCNP
8 4 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.13%) CCNA
9 3 (1.13%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.70%) QA
2 9 (3.40%) GxP
2 9 (3.40%) SLA
3 8 (3.02%) P3O
4 3 (1.13%) GDPR
5 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.75%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.38%) GAMP
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.75%) CASB
2 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.30%) SAP
3 16 (6.04%) Oracle
4 9 (3.40%) Niku
5 7 (2.64%) HP
5 7 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.26%) Ericsson
6 6 (2.26%) Remedy
7 5 (1.89%) Huawei
8 4 (1.51%) Google
9 3 (1.13%) Demandware
9 3 (1.13%) Nokia Networks
9 3 (1.13%) Splunk
10 2 (0.75%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.75%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.75%) Nokia
10 2 (0.75%) Planview
10 2 (0.75%) Progress
10 2 (0.75%) Samsung
10 2 (0.75%) Symantec