Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for P3O skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited P3O over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 856 798
Rank change year-on-year +11 -58 -5
Contract jobs citing P3O 30 28 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.026% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.23% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 86
UK median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £217 £334 £288
90th Percentile £500 £600 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £414
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.76% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

P3O 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12318 12178 13525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8081 7863 8641
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.62% +0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 450 474
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +7.51% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +7.75%

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing P3O as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for P3O in the UK

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing P3O.

Contractor daily rate trend for P3O in the UK

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing P3O over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England +37 28 £350 -22.22% 2
UK excluding London +42 18 £350 -22.22% 2
London +7 12 £400 -7.25% 1
South East +19 8 £325 -35.00% 1
Midlands +38 5 £350 -20.45%
East Midlands +2 4 £350 -12.50%
North of England +81 3 £475 -
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
West Midlands +30 1 £200 -66.67%
North West +20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing P3O also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for P3O.

1 23 (76.67%) PRINCE2
1 23 (76.67%) Project Management
2 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) PMO
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (26.67%) Change Management
5 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
6 6 (20.00%) Degree
6 6 (20.00%) PMI Certification
6 6 (20.00%) Project Governance
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) APMP
7 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
7 5 (16.67%) PMI
7 5 (16.67%) PMP
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) Law
7 5 (16.67%) Legal
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.33%) Defect Tracking

P3O
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.33%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Law
2 5 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Project Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Project Control Officer
4 3 (10.00%) Project Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Head of PMO
5 2 (6.67%) PMO Planner
5 2 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Legal Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) PMI
1 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) PRINCE2
1 23 (76.67%) Project Management
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Change Management
3 8 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 6 (20.00%) Project Governance
5 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Practice Management
7 3 (10.00%) Programme Governance
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
1 6 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (16.67%) APMP
2 5 (16.67%) PMP
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) APMG
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (63.33%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Reuters
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Progress
4 1 (3.33%) Planview