Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 811 798
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 -23
Contract jobs citing P3O 47 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.041% 0.073%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.35% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 62
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -12.09%
10th Percentile £225 £308 £313
90th Percentile £575 £595 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £414
% change year-on-year +8.28% -5.14% -6.23%
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 12,948 11,103 12,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.66% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,467 7,273 8,074
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 467
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.95 £11.31
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £21.98 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% -13.82% +27.50%

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 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 14 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 February 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 -14 37 £475 +18.75% 1
UK excluding London +11 36 £425 +8.28% 2
London -41 11 £413 - 1
Scotland - 10 £225 - 2
South East -20 9 £425 -15.00%
North of England - 8 £523 -
North West - 7 £523 -
Midlands +6 6 £350 -7.89%
East Midlands -1 4 £350 -10.83%
South West +5 2 - -
West Midlands +5 2 £406 +22.18%
North East - 2 £543 -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 36 (76.60%) PMO
2 33 (70.21%) PRINCE2
3 23 (48.94%) Project Management
4 22 (46.81%) Finance
5 16 (34.04%) Resource Management
6 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (23.40%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (21.28%) Degree
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
10 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
10 8 (17.02%) Change Management
10 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) Elite 3E
11 7 (14.89%) CA PPM
11 7 (14.89%) Project Governance
11 7 (14.89%) Law
12 6 (12.77%) PMI
12 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
12 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (12.77%) Legal
12 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
12 6 (12.77%) Migration
12 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
12 6 (12.77%) MS Project Server
12 6 (12.77%) Office 365
13 5 (10.64%) Virtual Team

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 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Elite 3E
2 7 (14.89%) CA PPM
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) DMZ
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) FTP
1 1 (2.13%) SMS
1 1 (2.13%) VPN
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
General
1 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Law
3 6 (12.77%) Legal
4 4 (8.51%) Billing
5 3 (6.38%) Advertising
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Analyst
2 19 (40.43%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Programme Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) PMO Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) PMO Lead
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 1 (2.13%) IT Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Online Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Portfolio Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Service Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Service Planning Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) PMI
2 5 (10.64%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) PRINCE2
2 23 (48.94%) Project Management
3 16 (34.04%) Resource Management
4 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (23.40%) Portfolio Management
6 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.02%) Change Management
7 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
8 7 (14.89%) Project Governance
9 6 (12.77%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.77%) Migration
9 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
10 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
10 5 (10.64%) Scrum
10 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Supplier Management
11 4 (8.51%) Change Control
11 4 (8.51%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (8.51%) Invoice Processing
11 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
5 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (8.51%) APMP
6 4 (8.51%) PMP
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.13%) APMG
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (76.60%) PMO
2 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Reuters
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Planview