Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 871 798
Rank change year-on-year +45 -73 +1
Contract jobs citing P3O 32 28 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.026% 0.081%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.23% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 68
UK median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% -3.03%
10th Percentile £232 £274 £283
90th Percentile £560 £596 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £388 £413
% change year-on-year -16.13% -6.06% +13.79%
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 11384 12150 13266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.87% 11.22% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7381 7855 8439
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 426
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £57.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.01% +7.63%

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 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for P3O in the UK

P3O
Top 10 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 22 August 2017. 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 +60 30 £400 +4.92% 1
London +29 18 £400 +17.65%
UK excluding London +59 14 £325 -16.13% 1
South East +26 8 £304 -14.13%
North of England +51 2 £475 +26.67% 1
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
West Midlands +38 1 £200 -66.67%
Midlands +23 1 £200 -66.67%
East of England -12 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (78.13%) PRINCE2
2 20 (62.50%) PMO
3 19 (59.38%) Project Management
4 17 (53.13%) Finance
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) Programme Management
8 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (28.13%) PMP
9 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (18.75%) Change Management
11 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
11 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) Change Control
12 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (15.63%) Dependency Management
12 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
12 5 (15.63%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) Scrum
13 4 (12.50%) Primavera
13 4 (12.50%) Legal
13 4 (12.50%) DSDM
13 4 (12.50%) APMP
13 4 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
13 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (12.50%) Programme Governance

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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) PMO Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) PMO Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
3 3 (9.38%) Portfolio Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Project Control Officer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Project Officer
4 2 (6.25%) Planview Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Senior PMO
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Product Development Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Planner
5 1 (3.13%) Project Office Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) PMI
3 2 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) PRINCE2
2 19 (59.38%) Project Management
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) Programme Management
5 6 (18.75%) Change Control
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Dependency Management
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) DSDM
7 4 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (12.50%) Programme Governance
8 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Coaching
8 3 (9.38%) IT Governance
8 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
9 2 (6.25%) Information Security
9 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) PMP
2 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) APMP
5 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) PgMP
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (62.50%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Planview
2 2 (6.25%) Progress