Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 141 124
Rank change year-on-year -22 -17 -37
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,719 1,841 2,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.86% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.58% 15.32% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 1,287 1,516
UK median daily rate £388 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +11.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £210
90th Percentile £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +0.69% +9.09% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 30
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £25.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.75% +18.34% -5.06%
10th Percentile £10.14 £15.19 £13.38
90th Percentile £37.80 £37.00 £42.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.13
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.34% -2.87%

PMO 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 11,790 12,016 12,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.48% 12.16% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,516 7,831 7,930
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.87% +3.31%
10th Percentile £256 £254 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 369 440
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £21.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.97% -8.75% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.64 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.84 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £20.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.61% -19.61% +18.33%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMO.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -30 1,560 £400 - 207
UK excluding London -16 1,083 £363 +0.69% 162
London -34 611 £425 - 58
South East -1 407 £400 +6.67% 28
North of England -34 186 £350 +4.48% 53
Midlands -18 166 £338 -15.63% 42
Scotland +28 122 £325 +7.62% 13
West Midlands -14 114 £338 +2.27% 28
South West -41 102 £325 -7.14% 14
Yorkshire 0 92 £375 +15.38% 19
East of England -17 87 £414 +11.82% 14
North West -43 73 £350 -3.45% 31
East Midlands -2 44 £325 -23.53% 14
North East -22 21 £338 +3.85% 3
Wales -29 11 £289 +15.60%
Northern Ireland +40 2 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £513 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 706 (41.07%) Finance
2 679 (39.50%) Project Management
3 366 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
4 363 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 348 (20.24%) Microsoft Excel
6 331 (19.26%) PRINCE2
7 263 (15.30%) Microsoft
8 262 (15.24%) Microsoft Project
9 235 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
10 211 (12.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 198 (11.52%) Programme Management
12 195 (11.34%) SharePoint
13 157 (9.13%) Security Cleared
14 153 (8.90%) Change Control
14 153 (8.90%) Retail
15 152 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
16 147 (8.55%) Change Management
17 133 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
18 127 (7.39%) Project Planning
18 127 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
19 124 (7.21%) MS Visio
20 120 (6.98%) SC Cleared
20 120 (6.98%) Project Governance
21 118 (6.86%) Banking
22 116 (6.75%) Migration
22 116 (6.75%) Risk Management
23 108 (6.28%) Resource Management
24 103 (5.99%) QA
25 99 (5.76%) Degree
25 99 (5.76%) NHS

PMO
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
1 195 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.03%) Confluence
3 11 (0.64%) MS Project Server
4 9 (0.52%) CMS
5 8 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.47%) SAS
6 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.41%) Liferay
6 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.29%) IIS
9 4 (0.23%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.23%) Documentum
9 4 (0.23%) Drupal
9 4 (0.23%) FileNet
9 4 (0.23%) LiveCycle
9 4 (0.23%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 348 (20.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 262 (15.24%) Microsoft Project
3 235 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
4 211 (12.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 124 (7.21%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.05%) Open Workbench
7 12 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.29%) Maya
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.64%) CA PPM
2 11 (0.64%) Primavera
3 9 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.29%) Maximo
6 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.23%) Workfront
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.85%) Office 365
3 28 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (0.87%) SaaS
6 14 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.47%) Slack
8 6 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.35%) G Suite
9 5 (0.29%) GitHub
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.23%) Force.com
10 4 (0.23%) Route 53
10 4 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.17%) Boomi
11 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.17%) Trello
12 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.99%) SMS
2 11 (0.64%) Internet
3 10 (0.58%) Firewall
3 10 (0.58%) Skype
4 9 (0.52%) WAN
5 8 (0.47%) LAN
6 7 (0.41%) SAN
7 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.29%) DNS
8 5 (0.29%) Wireless
9 4 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.23%) Network Security
10 3 (0.17%) BGP
10 3 (0.17%) Broadband
10 3 (0.17%) DHCP
10 3 (0.17%) Value-Added Service
11 2 (0.12%) 3G
11 2 (0.12%) HTTP
11 2 (0.12%) VLAN
11 2 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 17 (0.99%) Power BI
5 16 (0.93%) Big Data
5 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.41%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (0.29%) DB2
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.29%) Riak
12 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.23%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.23%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 91 (5.29%) JIRA
2 29 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.87%) Selenium
5 14 (0.81%) JUnit
6 12 (0.70%) GitLab
7 11 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 10 (0.58%) Maven
8 10 (0.58%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.52%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.47%) DbUnit
10 8 (0.47%) jMock
10 8 (0.47%) Mockito
11 7 (0.41%) JMeter
11 7 (0.41%) Subversion
12 6 (0.35%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.23%) Appium
14 4 (0.23%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 706 (41.07%) Finance
2 153 (8.90%) Retail
3 118 (6.86%) Banking
4 87 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.56%) Legal
6 39 (2.27%) Marketing
7 30 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 29 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 25 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.45%) Law
10 19 (1.11%) Billing
11 17 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.70%) Advertising
13 11 (0.64%) Back Office
14 10 (0.58%) Military
15 8 (0.47%) Games
16 7 (0.41%) Automotive
16 7 (0.41%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 451 (26.24%) Analyst
2 314 (18.27%) PMO Analyst
3 298 (17.34%) Project Manager
4 158 (9.19%) PMO Manager
5 115 (6.69%) PMO Lead
6 90 (5.24%) Coordinator
7 77 (4.48%) IT Manager
8 76 (4.42%) Business Analyst
9 65 (3.78%) Senior PMO
10 63 (3.66%) Consultant
11 57 (3.32%) Project Coordinator
12 53 (3.08%) IT Project Manager
13 50 (2.91%) Administrator
13 50 (2.91%) PMO Project Manager
14 48 (2.79%) Project Analyst
15 47 (2.73%) Junior
16 42 (2.44%) Project Officer
17 41 (2.39%) Support Officer
18 40 (2.33%) PMO Planner
19 39 (2.27%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.33%) Web Services
2 19 (1.11%) XML
3 18 (1.05%) J2EE
4 17 (0.99%) RESTful
5 16 (0.93%) SOAP
5 16 (0.93%) Spring
6 15 (0.87%) AngularJS
7 14 (0.81%) CSS
8 13 (0.76%) React
9 11 (0.64%) Apache Camel
9 11 (0.64%) jQuery
10 10 (0.58%) .NET
10 10 (0.58%) HTML
11 9 (0.52%) Java EE
11 9 (0.52%) JSON
12 8 (0.47%) PowerMock
13 7 (0.41%) Middleware
13 7 (0.41%) Node.js
13 7 (0.41%) Spring Boot
14 6 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.76%) NHS
3 79 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.09%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.40%) PMI
7 21 (1.22%) User Experience
7 21 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 15 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 15 (0.87%) FMCG
9 13 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.52%) CMDB
10 9 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.41%) Taxonomies
13 6 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.23%) Clustering
14 4 (0.23%) Fintech
14 4 (0.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 66 (3.84%) Windows
2 32 (1.86%) Windows 10
3 18 (1.05%) Windows 7
4 16 (0.93%) Unix
5 15 (0.87%) Linux
6 10 (0.58%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.35%) Solaris
8 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.29%) zOS
9 4 (0.23%) Android
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.058%) AIX
11 1 (0.058%) pSOS
11 1 (0.058%) VMS
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (39.50%) Project Management
2 366 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 331 (19.26%) PRINCE2
5 198 (11.52%) Programme Management
6 153 (8.90%) Change Control
7 147 (8.55%) Change Management
8 133 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
9 127 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
9 127 (7.39%) Project Planning
10 120 (6.98%) Project Governance
11 116 (6.75%) Migration
11 116 (6.75%) Risk Management
12 108 (6.28%) Resource Management
13 88 (5.12%) ITIL
14 86 (5.00%) Decision-Making
14 86 (5.00%) Waterfall
15 84 (4.89%) Scrum
16 83 (4.83%) Business Analysis
17 75 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 52 (3.03%) SQL
2 38 (2.21%) Java
3 31 (1.80%) C
4 12 (0.70%) Python
5 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
6 9 (0.52%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.47%) VBA
8 4 (0.23%) ABAP
8 4 (0.23%) Objective-C
8 4 (0.23%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.17%) C#
9 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.12%) Perl
10 2 (0.12%) PHP
10 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.12%) X++
11 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.058%) Java 8
11 1 (0.058%) Scala
Qualifications
1 157 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 120 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 99 (5.76%) Degree
4 57 (3.32%) PMP
5 54 (3.14%) PMI Certification
6 48 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (1.86%) ISEB
8 27 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (0.81%) APMP
9 14 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.41%) APMG
11 7 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.99%) QA
2 44 (2.56%) GDPR
3 27 (1.57%) SLA
4 24 (1.40%) P3O
5 11 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.17%) GxP
8 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.17%) PSD2
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) TickIT
10 1 (0.058%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.058%) MiFID
10 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.22%) Docker
3 14 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.64%) vSphere
5 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.058%) GPFS
7 1 (0.058%) IAG
7 1 (0.058%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.58%) SCCM
3 9 (0.52%) Ansible
4 8 (0.47%) Terraform
5 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.23%) CASB
7 4 (0.23%) MOM
7 4 (0.23%) Puppet
8 3 (0.17%) Grafana
8 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.17%) QRadar
8 3 (0.17%) SCOM
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.12%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.12%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 263 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.12%) SAP
3 61 (3.55%) Oracle
4 18 (1.05%) Planview
5 17 (0.99%) VMware
6 16 (0.93%) IBM
7 15 (0.87%) CA
7 15 (0.87%) HP
8 13 (0.76%) Niku
9 12 (0.70%) Workday
10 11 (0.64%) JD Edwards
11 9 (0.52%) CheckPoint
11 9 (0.52%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.47%) Cisco
12 8 (0.47%) Remedy
13 7 (0.41%) Adobe
13 7 (0.41%) Apple
13 7 (0.41%) Cadence
13 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.41%) Xerox