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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
UK
Rank 574 612 583
Rank change year-on-year +38 -29  
Contract jobs citing P3O 22 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.057% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.51% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 26
Median daily rate £438 £375 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -20.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £434 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £406 £475
% change year-on-year -18.15% -14.47%  
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 5286 5939 6240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 3779 3778
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 £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 175
Median hourly rate £19.95 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +56.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 +30 19 £438 +16.66% 2
South East +33 10 - - 1
Berkshire - 10 - -
London +26 7 £525 +50.00% 1
Maidenhead - 5 - -
South Wales +13 3 - -
Wales +8 3 - -
West Midlands +8 2 £333 -42.17%
Newport -3 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £333 -
City of London - 1 £650 - 1
Slough - 1 - -

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 34 (87.18%) PRINCE2
2 27 (69.23%) Project Management
2 27 (69.23%) PMO
3 20 (51.28%) Finance
4 19 (48.72%) Programme Management
5 17 (43.59%) MS Project
6 14 (35.90%) APMP
7 13 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 12 (30.77%) PMP
9 11 (28.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (28.21%) Coaching
10 10 (25.64%) Mentoring
10 10 (25.64%) PMI Certification
10 10 (25.64%) Telecoms
10 10 (25.64%) Degree
11 9 (23.08%) MS Office
11 9 (23.08%) Change Control
12 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
12 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) Retail
13 7 (17.95%) PMI
14 6 (15.38%) Practice Management
14 6 (15.38%) Legal
14 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
15 5 (12.82%) Dependency Management
15 5 (12.82%) Primavera
15 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
16 4 (10.26%) Management Information System

P3O
Top Related 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 (12.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (43.59%) MS Project
2 13 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 9 (23.08%) MS Office
4 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
4 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Primavera
2 2 (5.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rose
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.51%) Retail
4 6 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (5.13%) Billing
5 2 (5.13%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Law
6 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Performance Manager
1 7 (17.95%) Quality Manager
2 6 (15.38%) PMO Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Programme Planner
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Lead
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Data Migration Lead
6 2 (5.13%) Data Migration Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) PMI
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) PRINCE2
2 27 (69.23%) Project Management
3 19 (48.72%) Programme Management
4 11 (28.21%) Coaching
4 11 (28.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (25.64%) Mentoring
6 9 (23.08%) Change Control
7 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
8 6 (15.38%) Practice Management
8 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 5 (12.82%) Dependency Management
10 4 (10.26%) Change Management
11 3 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
11 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 3 (7.69%) Migration
11 3 (7.69%) P3M3
12 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) APMP
2 12 (30.77%) PMP
3 10 (25.64%) Degree
3 10 (25.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) PgMP
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (69.23%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Casewise
1 1 (2.56%) Kronos
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Planview
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