Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 869 810
Rank change year-on-year +30 -59 -13
Contract jobs citing P3O 45 30 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.028% 0.083%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.25% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 79
UK median daily rate £325 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% - -4.62%
10th Percentile £213 £321 £285
90th Percentile £493 £600 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £440 £416
% change year-on-year -26.14% +5.90% -3.93%
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 13142 11970 13354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 11.35% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8585 7804 8430
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £228
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 421 473
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%
10th Percentile £11.49 £10.80 £11.54
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +23 35 £350 -15.15% 1
UK excluding London +42 30 £325 -26.14% 1
London -26 15 £338 -14.29%
South East +17 13 £388 -22.50%
Scotland +2 10 £225 -33.82%
Midlands +24 5 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands -3 4 £350 -12.50%
North of England +71 2 £475 - 1
West Midlands +26 1 £200 -55.06%
North West +11 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 37 (82.22%) PMO
2 30 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 26 (57.78%) Project Management
4 22 (48.89%) Finance
5 16 (35.56%) Resource Management
6 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (22.22%) Change Management
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
10 8 (17.78%) Degree
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (15.56%) Project Planning
11 7 (15.56%) CA PPM
11 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
11 7 (15.56%) Law
11 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) Project Governance
12 6 (13.33%) Legal
13 5 (11.11%) MS Project Server
13 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
13 5 (11.11%) PMI
13 5 (11.11%) PMI Certification
13 5 (11.11%) Change Control
13 5 (11.11%) Office 365
13 5 (11.11%) APMP

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 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (2.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) CA PPM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Law
3 6 (13.33%) Legal
4 3 (6.67%) Advertising
4 3 (6.67%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Analyst
2 21 (46.67%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) PMO Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Project Officer
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Head of PMO
6 2 (4.44%) PMO Planner
6 2 (4.44%) Project Control Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) PMO Support Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior PMO
7 1 (2.22%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) PMI
1 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 26 (57.78%) Project Management
3 16 (35.56%) Resource Management
4 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Change Management
6 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
6 7 (15.56%) Project Governance
6 7 (15.56%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.11%) Change Control
8 4 (8.89%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (8.89%) Invoice Processing
8 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
9 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (6.67%) Practice Management
9 3 (6.67%) Programme Governance
10 2 (4.44%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) APMP
3 5 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 4 (8.89%) PMP
5 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.22%) APMG
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (82.22%) PMO
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Reuters
3 2 (4.44%) Progress
4 1 (2.22%) Planview