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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 625 610
Rank change year-on-year +53 -15  
Contract jobs citing P3O 24 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.043% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 20
Median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

P3O is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5422 6194 6347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.09% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3530 4013 3849
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 197 179
Median hourly rate £22.25 £24.81 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.30% -0.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £53.10 £47.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing P3O as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 14 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 21 £425 +13.33% 18
London +29 14 £400 +17.64% 4
South East +18 5 £475 +18.75% 7
Berkshire - 4 - - 4
Maidenhead - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 - - 1
City of London -9 2 £439 +61.00% 3
Newport - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +26 1 £375 -36.17% 1
Hampshire +10 1 £475 +18.75%
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £525 -
Essex - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 35 (81.40%) PRINCE2
2 28 (65.12%) Project Management
2 28 (65.12%) PMO
3 24 (55.81%) Finance
4 20 (46.51%) Programme Management
5 18 (41.86%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (32.56%) MS Visio
6 14 (32.56%) APMP
7 13 (30.23%) PMP
8 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (25.58%) Coaching
9 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (23.26%) PMI Certification
10 10 (23.26%) Degree
10 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
10 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
10 10 (23.26%) Change Control
11 9 (20.93%) Performance Management
12 8 (18.60%) Retail
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (16.28%) PMI
13 7 (16.28%) Legal
14 6 (13.95%) Dependency Management
14 6 (13.95%) Practice Management
14 6 (13.95%) Primavera
14 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
15 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
15 5 (11.63%) Risk Management

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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (32.56%) MS Visio
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Primavera
2 2 (4.65%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 24 (55.81%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
3 8 (18.60%) Retail
4 7 (16.28%) Legal
5 2 (4.65%) Billing
5 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.65%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Performance Manager
1 7 (16.28%) PMO Manager
1 7 (16.28%) Project Manager
1 7 (16.28%) Quality Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Programme Planner
4 3 (6.98%) PMO Lead
4 3 (6.98%) Portfolio Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.65%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (4.65%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Lead Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Migration Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Planview Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PMI
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) PRINCE2
2 28 (65.12%) Project Management
3 20 (46.51%) Programme Management
4 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (25.58%) Coaching
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) Change Control
6 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
7 9 (20.93%) Performance Management
8 6 (13.95%) Dependency Management
8 6 (13.95%) Practice Management
9 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
10 4 (9.30%) Change Management
10 4 (9.30%) Information Management
10 4 (9.30%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
11 3 (6.98%) DSDM
11 3 (6.98%) IT Governance
11 3 (6.98%) Migration
11 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) APMP
2 13 (30.23%) PMP
3 10 (23.26%) Degree
3 10 (23.26%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
6 1 (2.33%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (65.12%) PMO
2 2 (4.65%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Planview
2 1 (2.33%) Casewise
2 1 (2.33%) Kronos
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
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