Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 788 870 856
Rank change year-on-year +82 -14 +24
Contract jobs citing P3O 21 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 36
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -23.75%
10th Percentile £218 £190 £213
90th Percentile £703 £650 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -26.14%
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 8,758 11,062 12,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.52% 10.80% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,469 7,008 8,468
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 378 372
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.13 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.08 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.50% -20.00%

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 18 November 2019.

Contractor 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 18 November 2019. 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 +71 21 £400 -5.88% 1
UK excluding London +64 13 £400 -5.88% 1
London +73 8 £500 -23.08%
South East +48 8 £225 -18.18%
Midlands +50 2 £538 +19.44%
West Midlands +32 1 £525 +10.53%
Yorkshire +22 1 £400 -11.11%
North of England +21 1 £400 -15.79% 1
North West +13 1 £400 -17.95% 1
South West 0 1 £434 +65.33%
East of England - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 18 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 16 (76.19%) PMO
3 12 (57.14%) Finance
4 11 (52.38%) Project Management
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) Programme Management
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (28.57%) Project Delivery
9 5 (23.81%) IT Governance
9 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
9 5 (23.81%) Banking
10 4 (19.05%) PMI
10 4 (19.05%) PMI Certification
10 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
10 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (19.05%) APMP
11 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (14.29%) Change Control
11 3 (14.29%) Degree
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
12 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
12 2 (9.52%) Advertising
12 2 (9.52%) Document Management
12 2 (9.52%) QA

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 (23.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (9.52%) Advertising
6 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) IT Support
2 4 (19.05%) Coordinator
2 4 (19.05%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) PMO Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Planner
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Planner
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Support Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Portfolio Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Transformation Director
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PMI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 11 (52.38%) Project Management
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 6 (28.57%) Project Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) IT Governance
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) Change Control
8 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
9 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
9 2 (9.52%) Document Management
9 2 (9.52%) Project Governance
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
10 1 (4.76%) Logistics
10 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (4.76%) Programme Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
10 1 (4.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) APMP
1 4 (19.05%) PMI Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) PMO
2 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Workday