Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 851 800 856
Rank change year-on-year -51 +56 -73
Contract jobs citing P3O 32 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.045% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 28
UK median daily rate £486 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.56% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £325 £265 £303
90th Percentile £616 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +8.53% +2.72% -5.43%
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 12,190 10,728 12,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.16% 11.71% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,795 6,940 7,779
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +4.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 359 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.97% +11.77%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £52.53 £52.50 £55.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.15% -25.00% +20.93%

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 12 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 24 June 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
England -56 28 £511 +27.81% 3
UK excluding London -31 25 £461 +8.53% 2
North of England -9 11 £523 -
North West - 10 £523 -
South East -31 7 £358 -24.74%
Midlands -16 5 £400 +20.30% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £400 +20.30% 2
London -59 5 £600 +50.00% 1
North East - 2 £543 -
Wales -14 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (71.88%) PRINCE2
2 16 (50.00%) PMO
3 13 (40.63%) Project Management
3 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 9 (28.13%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (18.75%) Decision-Making
7 5 (15.63%) Supplier Management
7 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
8 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) Resource Management
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
9 3 (9.38%) Degree
9 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
9 3 (9.38%) P3M3
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (9.38%) APMG
9 3 (9.38%) Line Management
10 2 (6.25%) Programme Governance
10 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
10 2 (6.25%) SDLC
10 2 (6.25%) Broadband

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:

Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Broadband
2 1 (3.13%) CTI
2 1 (3.13%) SMS
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Programme Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) PMO Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) PMO Lead
3 3 (9.38%) Head of PMO
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Project Controller
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Planner
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) PRINCE2
2 13 (40.63%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) Portfolio Management
3 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 6 (18.75%) Decision-Making
5 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
5 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.63%) Supplier Management
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 3 (9.38%) Line Management
7 3 (9.38%) P3M3
7 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
7 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.25%) Programme Governance
8 2 (6.25%) SDLC
8 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) APMG
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.25%) PMP
6 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (50.00%) PMO
2 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Hyperion