Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 137 139
Rank change year-on-year -27 +2 -39
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,712 1,915 1,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.91% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.11% 14.78% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,076 1,341 1,265
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £203
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £338
% change year-on-year -5.41% +9.63% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 31
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% +9.16% -10.43%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.97 £10.80
90th Percentile £46.23 £31.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.28% +25.00% -20.19%

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 10,626 12,955 11,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.91% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,653 8,492 7,309
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 351 400
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -10.03% -6.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.78 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.08 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.78% -10.00% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 16 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 17 January 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 -25 1,572 £380 -5.00% 173
UK excluding London -27 1,030 £350 -5.41% 142
London -21 660 £425 - 43
South East +6 405 £375 -6.25% 35
North of England -32 181 £338 -3.57% 46
Midlands -26 154 £325 -7.14% 22
West Midlands -35 110 £325 -7.14% 15
Scotland +4 109 £325 +18.18% 9
South West -44 97 £315 -16.00% 18
Yorkshire -18 79 £290 -7.94% 21
East of England 0 75 £430 +12.42% 9
North West -27 70 £375 +5.63% 23
East Midlands -7 39 £310 -8.90% 7
North East -17 32 £338 -20.59% 2
Wales -11 12 £400 +98.51% 2
Northern Ireland +19 4 £400 +6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 732 (42.76%) Project Management
2 687 (40.13%) Finance
3 393 (22.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 364 (21.26%) PRINCE2
5 353 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
6 350 (20.44%) Microsoft Excel
7 261 (15.25%) Microsoft Project
8 256 (14.95%) Microsoft
9 247 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
10 242 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 239 (13.96%) Programme Management
12 220 (12.85%) SharePoint
13 174 (10.16%) Project Governance
14 165 (9.64%) Change Control
15 163 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
16 156 (9.11%) Security Cleared
17 155 (9.05%) Change Management
18 129 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
19 122 (7.13%) SC Cleared
20 120 (7.01%) JIRA
21 118 (6.89%) Telecoms
22 113 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
22 113 (6.60%) Banking
22 113 (6.60%) Retail
23 110 (6.43%) PMI Certification
24 107 (6.25%) MS Visio
24 107 (6.25%) QA
25 105 (6.13%) Resource Management
26 100 (5.84%) SAP
27 97 (5.67%) Degree

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
1 220 (12.85%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.98%) Confluence
3 11 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (0.58%) MS Project Server
5 9 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.23%) Smallworld
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.18%) CMS
8 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.18%) SAS
9 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.058%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.058%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.058%) Liferay
10 1 (0.058%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.058%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 350 (20.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 261 (15.25%) Microsoft Project
3 247 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
4 242 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 107 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.05%) Open Workbench
7 14 (0.82%) Maya
8 13 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.70%) Primavera
2 12 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.41%) TrackWise
6 5 (0.29%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.23%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.18%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.18%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.57%) Office 365
2 41 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.82%) SaaS
5 11 (0.64%) IaaS
6 10 (0.58%) PaaS
7 8 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.29%) Slack
10 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.23%) Trello
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.18%) Boomi
11 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.18%) Route 53
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.82%) Value-Added Service
1 14 (0.82%) WAN
2 13 (0.76%) LAN
3 10 (0.58%) Firewall
3 10 (0.58%) Skype
4 8 (0.47%) Wireless
5 7 (0.41%) 3G
5 7 (0.41%) DNS
5 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.35%) Broadband
7 5 (0.29%) 2G
7 5 (0.29%) 4G
7 5 (0.29%) 5G
7 5 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.29%) VPN
8 4 (0.23%) DHCP
8 4 (0.23%) Internet
9 3 (0.18%) Network Security
9 3 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 13 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
5 12 (0.70%) Power BI
6 9 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.47%) SAP HANA
8 7 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.35%) GIS
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.29%) Big Data
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.18%) Informix
11 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.18%) MySQL
11 3 (0.18%) Redis
11 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.12%) QlikView
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 120 (7.01%) JIRA
2 18 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 16 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.70%) Selenium
5 10 (0.58%) JUnit
6 8 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.41%) Maven
7 7 (0.41%) SonarQube
7 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.35%) Mockito
9 5 (0.29%) DbUnit
9 5 (0.29%) jMock
9 5 (0.29%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.23%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.23%) JMeter
11 3 (0.18%) Hudson
11 3 (0.18%) Protractor
11 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 687 (40.13%) Finance
2 118 (6.89%) Telecoms
3 113 (6.60%) Banking
3 113 (6.60%) Retail
4 32 (1.87%) Legal
5 31 (1.81%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.52%) Marketing
8 21 (1.23%) Law
9 20 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.88%) Billing
11 15 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.76%) Back Office
13 11 (0.64%) Electronics
14 10 (0.58%) Front Office
15 9 (0.53%) Automotive
16 6 (0.35%) German Language
16 6 (0.35%) Local Government
17 5 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 444 (25.93%) Analyst
2 359 (20.97%) PMO Analyst
3 280 (16.36%) Project Manager
4 135 (7.89%) PMO Manager
5 125 (7.30%) Coordinator
6 106 (6.19%) PMO Lead
7 72 (4.21%) PMO Coordinator
8 71 (4.15%) Project Coordinator
9 63 (3.68%) Programme Manager
10 57 (3.33%) Senior PMO
11 56 (3.27%) Administrator
12 54 (3.15%) Project Officer
13 52 (3.04%) Project Analyst
14 46 (2.69%) Business Analyst
15 43 (2.51%) Consultant
16 42 (2.45%) IT Manager
16 42 (2.45%) Support Officer
17 39 (2.28%) PMO Officer
17 39 (2.28%) Senior Manager
18 35 (2.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (0.88%) Web Services
2 14 (0.82%) HTML
3 13 (0.76%) .NET
4 8 (0.47%) CSS
4 8 (0.47%) Spring
4 8 (0.47%) XML
5 7 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (0.41%) REST
5 7 (0.41%) RESTful
6 6 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 6 (0.35%) J2EE
6 6 (0.35%) Middleware
6 6 (0.35%) WCF
7 5 (0.29%) Apache Camel
7 5 (0.29%) LDAP
7 5 (0.29%) PowerMock
7 5 (0.29%) SOAP
7 5 (0.29%) Spring Boot
8 4 (0.23%) CSS3
8 4 (0.23%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 76 (4.44%) NHS
4 72 (4.21%) PMI
5 54 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 22 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 16 (0.93%) User Experience
9 14 (0.82%) FMCG
10 10 (0.58%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.53%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.53%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.47%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.41%) Fintech
14 6 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.29%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.29%) Life Science
16 4 (0.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 71 (4.15%) Windows
2 43 (2.51%) Windows 10
3 20 (1.17%) Windows 7
4 14 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.53%) Linux
6 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.29%) Unix
7 5 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.23%) Android
8 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (0.12%) Solaris
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.058%) OS/400
11 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (42.76%) Project Management
2 393 (22.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 364 (21.26%) PRINCE2
4 353 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (13.96%) Programme Management
6 174 (10.16%) Project Governance
7 165 (9.64%) Change Control
8 155 (9.05%) Change Management
9 129 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
11 105 (6.13%) Resource Management
12 96 (5.61%) Risk Management
13 92 (5.37%) Project Planning
14 89 (5.20%) ITIL
15 88 (5.14%) Waterfall
16 84 (4.91%) ERP
17 83 (4.85%) Portfolio Management
18 79 (4.61%) Dependency Management
19 77 (4.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 76 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.16%) SQL
2 28 (1.64%) C
3 21 (1.23%) Java
4 16 (0.93%) PowerShell
5 15 (0.88%) C#
6 9 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.35%) ABAP
7 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.29%) VB
8 5 (0.29%) VBA
9 4 (0.23%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.12%) Python
11 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.058%) ES6
12 1 (0.058%) RPG
Qualifications
1 156 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 122 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 110 (6.43%) PMI Certification
4 97 (5.67%) Degree
5 71 (4.15%) PMP
6 65 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 50 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (1.46%) ISEB
9 19 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.47%) APMP
13 7 (0.41%) CCNP
13 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.35%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.29%) ACSP
15 5 (0.29%) ACTC
15 5 (0.29%) CCNA
16 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.25%) QA
2 23 (1.34%) SLA
3 22 (1.29%) P3O
4 20 (1.17%) GDPR
5 11 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.47%) GxP
7 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.29%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) GAAP
11 2 (0.12%) IFRS
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.12%) PSD2
11 2 (0.12%) TickIT
12 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 52 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.58%) Docker
4 6 (0.35%) vSphere
5 5 (0.29%) XenApp
5 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.12%) LXC
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.058%) Firmware
8 1 (0.058%) IAG
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (1.40%) SCCM
2 11 (0.64%) HP ALM
3 10 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.29%) Ansible
6 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.23%) MOM
7 4 (0.23%) Terraform
8 3 (0.18%) Grafana
8 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.18%) Puppet
8 3 (0.18%) SCOM
8 3 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.12%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.058%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 256 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 100 (5.84%) SAP
3 54 (3.15%) Oracle
4 27 (1.58%) Remedy
5 21 (1.23%) Huawei
5 21 (1.23%) Planview
6 19 (1.11%) VMware
7 17 (0.99%) HP
8 16 (0.93%) Workday
9 15 (0.88%) CA
9 15 (0.88%) Niku
10 14 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.82%) Cisco
11 12 (0.70%) Citrix
12 10 (0.58%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.53%) hybris
13 9 (0.53%) Mercator
13 9 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.53%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.47%) IFS