Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 110 107
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -29
Contract jobs citing PMO 125 351 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 2.36% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.74% 19.44% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 213 269
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £217 £229
90th Percentile £628 £548 £538
England median daily rate £422 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +10.92% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Median hourly rate - £101.25 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +312.26% +6.78%
England median hourly rate £19.27 £32.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.78% +52.38% -8.70%

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 794 1,806 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.76% 12.14% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 1,002 1,240
Median daily rate £400 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £250
90th Percentile £607 £588 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 84 75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +52.69% +29.26%
10th Percentile £15.71 £13.19 £11.56
90th Percentile £48.22 £78.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate £27.30 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.33% - +6.79%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PMO as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMO in the South East.

Daily rate trend for PMO in the South East

PMO
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMO in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PMO in the South East

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMO in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 May 2020. 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 -12 59 £425 +14.09%
Berkshire -7 45 £450 +20.81%
Hampshire +5 34 £400 +5.26% 2
Surrey +25 16 £350 -17.65%
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £400 +10.34%
Kent +31 7 £345 +1.10%
West Sussex -19 4 £425 +30.77%
East Sussex +29 3 £319 -26.30%
Middlesex +17 2 £496 -
Oxfordshire +25 1 £400 -15.79%
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 58 (46.40%) Project Management
2 35 (28.00%) Finance
3 27 (21.60%) PRINCE2
4 25 (20.00%) Change Management
4 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (20.00%) Project Delivery
5 23 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 16 (12.80%) Resource Management
8 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
9 13 (10.40%) Telecoms
10 12 (9.60%) Project Planning
10 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
11 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (8.00%) Change Control
12 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
12 10 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.20%) SAP
13 9 (7.20%) PMI Certification
13 9 (7.20%) Risk Management
13 9 (7.20%) Retail
13 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
13 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
14 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (6.40%) Portfolio Management
14 8 (6.40%) Billing
14 8 (6.40%) PMP

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 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) Confluence
3 3 (2.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (15.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (6.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.40%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Office 365
2 3 (2.40%) Azure
2 3 (2.40%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.60%) AWS
3 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.80%) G Suite
4 1 (0.80%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.80%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (2.40%) 4G
3 2 (1.60%) 2G
3 2 (1.60%) 3G
3 2 (1.60%) 5G
3 2 (1.60%) WAN
4 1 (0.80%) ADSL
4 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) Intranet
4 1 (0.80%) ISDN
4 1 (0.80%) LAN
4 1 (0.80%) MPLS
4 1 (0.80%) PSTN
4 1 (0.80%) SAN
4 1 (0.80%) Skype
4 1 (0.80%) WebEx
4 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) GIS
2 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.80%) Power BI
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) GitLab
General
1 35 (28.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.20%) Retail
4 8 (6.40%) Billing
5 6 (4.80%) Public Sector
6 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.00%) Marketing
7 4 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.60%) Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.80%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.80%) Electronics
9 1 (0.80%) Games
9 1 (0.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (20.80%) Analyst
2 21 (16.80%) PMO Analyst
3 20 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.60%) Coordinator
5 10 (8.00%) PMO Planner
6 9 (7.20%) Project Coordinator
6 9 (7.20%) Resource Planner
7 7 (5.60%) PMO Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Support Officer
9 5 (4.00%) PMO Specialist
9 5 (4.00%) Programme Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Project Officer
9 5 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
10 4 (3.20%) Digital Project Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle Project Manager
10 4 (3.20%) PMO Coordinator
10 4 (3.20%) PMO Lead
10 4 (3.20%) Senior PMO
11 3 (2.40%) IT Analyst
11 3 (2.40%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) .NET
1 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.80%) ADO
1 1 (0.80%) CSS
1 1 (0.80%) HTML
1 1 (0.80%) jQuery
1 1 (0.80%) OAuth
1 1 (0.80%) OAuth2
1 1 (0.80%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.60%) PMI
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
5 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Tandem
5 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.20%) Windows
1 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (46.40%) Project Management
2 27 (21.60%) PRINCE2
3 25 (20.00%) Change Management
3 25 (20.00%) Project Delivery
4 23 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.80%) Resource Management
7 12 (9.60%) Project Planning
8 10 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.00%) Change Control
9 9 (7.20%) Programme Management
9 9 (7.20%) Risk Management
9 9 (7.20%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.40%) Portfolio Management
10 8 (6.40%) Resource Allocation
11 7 (5.60%) Decision-Making
11 7 (5.60%) PRINCE
12 6 (4.80%) ERP
12 6 (4.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.80%) C#
1 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.80%) SQL
1 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.20%) PMI Certification
3 8 (6.40%) PMP
4 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.80%) Degree
6 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.60%) CCNA
7 2 (1.60%) CCNP
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.80%) APMP
8 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.80%) CAPM
8 1 (0.80%) CCIP
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
8 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.80%) PhD
8 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) GAMP
2 1 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) P3O
2 1 (0.80%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.80%) vSphere
1 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.80%) MIIS
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) SAP
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle
4 4 (3.20%) Planview
5 3 (2.40%) Avaya
5 3 (2.40%) Google
5 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.60%) Juniper
6 2 (1.60%) Niku
7 1 (0.80%) Ariba
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco
7 1 (0.80%) Citrix
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.80%) Huawei
7 1 (0.80%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.80%) Palantir
7 1 (0.80%) Siebel
7 1 (0.80%) VMware