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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 644 594
Rank change year-on-year +76 -50  
Contract jobs citing P3O 19 8 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.015% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.13% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 31
Median daily rate £400 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 £350
% change year-on-year -16.66% +71.42%  
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 5397 6122 6448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.54% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3472 3956 4153
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 212 205
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 15 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 25 June 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 +56 17 £400 -33.33% 5
London +17 13 £400 +46.78% 3
City of London +5 3 £328 +20.18% 1
South East +40 2 £475 -
Newport - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Essex - 1 £525 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (82.93%) PRINCE2
2 27 (65.85%) Project Management
3 26 (63.41%) PMO
4 24 (58.54%) Finance
5 19 (46.34%) Programme Management
6 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (34.15%) APMP
8 13 (31.71%) Coaching
8 13 (31.71%) PMP
9 12 (29.27%) MS Visio
9 12 (29.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
10 10 (24.39%) PMI Certification
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
11 9 (21.95%) Degree
11 9 (21.95%) Performance Management
12 8 (19.51%) Retail
13 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (17.07%) Legal
13 7 (17.07%) Change Control
14 6 (14.63%) PMI
14 6 (14.63%) Change Management
14 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
15 5 (12.20%) Practice Management
15 5 (12.20%) Scrum
15 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
15 5 (12.20%) Dependency 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 (14.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (29.27%) MS Visio
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Primavera
2 1 (2.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
General
1 24 (58.54%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
3 8 (19.51%) Retail
4 7 (17.07%) Legal
5 3 (7.32%) Law
6 1 (2.44%) Billing
6 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
1 7 (17.07%) Performance Manager
1 7 (17.07%) PMO Analyst
1 7 (17.07%) Quality Manager
2 6 (14.63%) PMO Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Programme Planner
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Coordinator
4 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Planview Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) PMO Lead
5 2 (4.88%) Project Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Chief Operating Officer
6 1 (2.44%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Product Development Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Product Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Project Office Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Project Officer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) PMI
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) PRINCE2
2 27 (65.85%) Project Management
3 19 (46.34%) Programme Management
4 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Coaching
6 12 (29.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (29.27%) Mentoring
7 9 (21.95%) Performance Management
8 7 (17.07%) Change Control
9 6 (14.63%) Change Management
10 5 (12.20%) Dependency Management
10 5 (12.20%) Practice Management
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
11 4 (9.76%) DSDM
11 4 (9.76%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (7.32%) IT Governance
12 3 (7.32%) Migration
12 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
12 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) APMP
2 13 (31.71%) PMP
3 10 (24.39%) PMI Certification
4 9 (21.95%) Degree
5 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.44%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (63.41%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Planview
2 2 (4.88%) Progress
3 1 (2.44%) Kronos