Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 533 826 876
Rank change year-on-year +293 +50 -41
Contract jobs citing P3O 20 24 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.026% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.54% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 23
Median daily rate £400 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.35% +10.31% -
10th Percentile £251 £256 £302
90th Percentile £454 £713 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -15.28% +9.59% +12.31%
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 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 3,674 9,371 11,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.26% 10.28% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,157 5,799 7,548
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £256 £235 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 419 383
Median hourly rate £25.30 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.99% -4.35% +10.39%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.11 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.63 £22.25
% change year-on-year -0.55% +1.70% +11.24%

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for P3O in the UK

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing P3O.

Daily rate trend for P3O in the UK

P3O
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing P3O over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +287 19 £400 -9.35%
UK excluding London +251 13 £339 -15.28%
London +212 5 £440 -20.00%
Midlands - 4 £350 -
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
South East +161 3 £400 -5.33%
North of England +118 3 £425 +6.25%
South West +88 3 £320 -50.77%
Work from Home - 3 £400 -
North West +81 2 £443 +10.63%
Yorkshire +80 1 £325 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 17 (85.00%) PRINCE2
2 15 (75.00%) Project Management
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) PMO
7 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
7 5 (25.00%) Project Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) Resource Management
8 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 4 (20.00%) Google Analytics
8 4 (20.00%) SEO
8 4 (20.00%) Google
8 4 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 4 (20.00%) Change Control
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) Analytics
8 4 (20.00%) Adobe
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) CRM
8 4 (20.00%) CMS
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (20.00%) Skype
8 4 (20.00%) OneDrive

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 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (20.00%) Google Analytics
1 4 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Skype
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Planner
3 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Resource Controller
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Governance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planner
4 1 (5.00%) Project Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) CCTV
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) PRINCE2
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Change Control
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) SEO
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) APMP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) HNC
2 2 (10.00%) HND
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) PMO
2 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Adobe
2 4 (20.00%) Google