Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 805 840
Rank change year-on-year -35 +35 -46
Contract jobs citing P3O 44 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.046% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 39
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £318 £285
90th Percentile £560 £583 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £406
% change year-on-year +8.55% -6.46% -6.07%
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 12,842 10,760 12,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.60% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,283 7,012 7,825
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 358 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -6.25% +11.37%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.98 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.78 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.38% -10.20% +13.71%

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 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 13 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 20 April 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
UK excluding London -10 35 £413 +8.55% 3
England -36 32 £473 +18.13% 3
South East -16 11 £425 -10.53%
Scotland - 10 £225 -
North of England - 8 £523 -
London -59 7 £550 +37.50%
North West - 7 £523 -
West Midlands +2 3 £400 +20.30% 3
Midlands -5 3 £400 +6.67% 3
South West +7 2 - -
North East - 2 £543 -
East of England -2 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing P3O 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 with a requirement for P3O.

1 31 (70.45%) PMO
2 29 (65.91%) PRINCE2
3 17 (38.64%) Finance
4 16 (36.36%) Project Management
5 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (29.55%) Resource Management
7 10 (22.73%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (15.91%) CA PPM
8 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.36%) Supplier Management
10 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
10 5 (11.36%) Change Management
10 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (11.36%) Degree
10 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
11 4 (9.09%) Elite 3E
11 4 (9.09%) MS Project Server
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (9.09%) Project Governance
11 4 (9.09%) Office 365
11 4 (9.09%) Migration

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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) CA PPM
2 4 (9.09%) Elite 3E
3 1 (2.27%) HFM
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Broadband
1 1 (2.27%) DMZ
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
1 1 (2.27%) VPN
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
2 3 (6.82%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) PMO Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) PMO Lead
5 3 (6.82%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Head of PMO
6 2 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) PMI
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) PRINCE2
2 16 (36.36%) Project Management
3 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (29.55%) Resource Management
5 10 (22.73%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Decision-Making
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.36%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Project Governance
8 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL
9 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.55%) APMG
5 2 (4.55%) PMP
6 1 (2.27%) APMP
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (70.45%) PMO
2 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Reuters