Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 226 173 169
Rank change year-on-year -53 -4 -25
Contract jobs citing PMO 380 1,299 1,726
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.54% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.08% 14.72% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 883 1,129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £206 £208 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.14% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 42 34
Median hourly rate £34.50 £27.66 £22.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.73% +23.97% -10.96%
10th Percentile £27.00 £14.02 £10.87
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.30 £40.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £27.66 £25.12
% change year-on-year +25.63% +10.11% -

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 3,429 8,827 11,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.66% 10.47% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 5,503 7,156
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 401 408
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.05 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -3.82% +9.40%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £11.21
90th Percentile £54.81 £56.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.36 £21.76
% change year-on-year +2.89% +2.73% +9.83%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMO.

Daily rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMO.

Hourly rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 17 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 26 October 2020. 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 -50 324 £428 +6.88% 54
UK excluding London +7 220 £393 +12.14% 42
London -30 140 £500 +11.11% 13
South East +9 55 £424 +17.71% 14
Work from Home -65 52 £370 +5.71% 10
North of England +29 43 £413 +20.00% 6
Midlands +36 42 £325 -15.03% 7
Scotland +45 38 £318 -5.58% 1
North West +32 29 £425 +13.33% 2
South West +59 25 £413 +25.00% 11
West Midlands +23 23 £305 -21.29% 5
East Midlands +29 19 £393 +13.77% 2
Yorkshire +49 13 £338 +12.50% 4
East of England +53 8 £425 +12.58% 3
Wales +38 5 £500 +57.48%
Northern Ireland +6 4 £164 -61.75%
North East +18 1 £288 -36.11%

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 147 (38.68%) Project Management
2 115 (30.26%) Finance
3 98 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (23.42%) Project Delivery
5 85 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (16.58%) PRINCE2
6 63 (16.58%) Programme Management
7 62 (16.32%) Public Sector
8 61 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
9 59 (15.53%) Microsoft
10 48 (12.63%) Security Cleared
11 47 (12.37%) Risk Management
12 42 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
13 41 (10.79%) Change Management
14 40 (10.53%) Banking
15 38 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (9.21%) SharePoint
17 33 (8.68%) SC Cleared
17 33 (8.68%) Change Control
18 32 (8.42%) Project Planning
19 31 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 30 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 28 (7.37%) Business Case
22 27 (7.11%) Migration
22 27 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
23 26 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
24 25 (6.58%) Programme Delivery
25 24 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
26 23 (6.05%) MS Visio
26 23 (6.05%) SAP

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 35 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.95%) Confluence
3 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (11.05%) Microsoft Project
3 38 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (6.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Primavera
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.26%) Azure
2 11 (2.89%) Power Platform
3 10 (2.63%) Office 365
4 6 (1.58%) AWS
4 6 (1.58%) SaaS
5 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
6 2 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Smartsheet
6 2 (0.53%) Yammer
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Asana
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Google Docs
7 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Slack
7 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.05%) Intranet
1 4 (1.05%) Skype
2 3 (0.79%) Firewall
3 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.89%) Power BI
2 4 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.53%) Tableau
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.26%) GIS
5 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.26%) MS Access
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.00%) JIRA
2 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.26%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 115 (30.26%) Finance
2 62 (16.32%) Public Sector
3 40 (10.53%) Banking
4 16 (4.21%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.89%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.89%) Retail
7 10 (2.63%) Marketing
8 7 (1.84%) Local Government
9 5 (1.32%) Electronics
9 5 (1.32%) Front Office
9 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.32%) Law
10 4 (1.05%) Advertising
11 3 (0.79%) Back Office
11 3 (0.79%) Legal
12 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 58 (15.26%) Project Manager
2 52 (13.68%) Analyst
3 43 (11.32%) PMO Manager
4 37 (9.74%) PMO Lead
5 35 (9.21%) PMO Analyst
6 25 (6.58%) Coordinator
7 19 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 17 (4.47%) Senior PMO
8 17 (4.47%) Support Officer
9 16 (4.21%) Project Coordinator
10 15 (3.95%) Project Officer
10 15 (3.95%) Senior Manager
11 14 (3.68%) Project Support Officer
12 13 (3.42%) Consultant
13 11 (2.89%) PMO Coordinator
13 11 (2.89%) PMO Planner
14 10 (2.63%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.11%) Delivery Manager
15 8 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
15 8 (2.11%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.58%) HTML
2 4 (1.05%) JSON
2 4 (1.05%) XML
3 2 (0.53%) D3.js
3 2 (0.53%) GraphQL
3 2 (0.53%) HTML5
3 2 (0.53%) React
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.26%) REST
4 1 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.05%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.47%) NHS
4 7 (1.84%) FMCG
4 7 (1.84%) PMI
5 6 (1.58%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.79%) Derivative
7 3 (0.79%) EPoS
7 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.53%) Life Science
8 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.53%) mPOS
8 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.53%) User Experience
8 2 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.32%) Windows
2 4 (1.05%) Linux
3 2 (0.53%) Unix
3 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.26%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (38.68%) Project Management
2 98 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (23.42%) Project Delivery
4 85 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (16.58%) PRINCE2
5 63 (16.58%) Programme Management
6 47 (12.37%) Risk Management
7 41 (10.79%) Change Management
8 33 (8.68%) Change Control
9 32 (8.42%) Project Planning
10 31 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 28 (7.37%) Business Case
12 27 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (7.11%) Migration
13 25 (6.58%) Programme Delivery
14 24 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (6.05%) DevOps
16 22 (5.79%) Resource Management
17 20 (5.26%) Decision-Making
17 20 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.58%) Java
2 4 (1.05%) C
2 4 (1.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.05%) VBA
3 3 (0.79%) Python
3 3 (0.79%) SQL
4 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.74%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (3.16%) Degree
6 11 (2.89%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.84%) APMP
8 6 (1.58%) PMP
9 5 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.05%) CISM
10 4 (1.05%) CISSP
10 4 (1.05%) EXIN
11 3 (0.79%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.79%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.53%) RIBA
13 1 (0.26%) CCAB
13 1 (0.26%) CIMA
13 1 (0.26%) CISMP
13 1 (0.26%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.74%) QA
2 7 (1.84%) GDPR
3 5 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.05%) COBIT
4 4 (1.05%) NIST
5 3 (0.79%) P3O
6 2 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.53%) NCSC
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) GxP
7 1 (0.26%) IFRS
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
7 1 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 59 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.05%) SAP
3 8 (2.11%) Oracle
4 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Ariba
5 2 (0.53%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.53%) GoldenSource
5 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.53%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe
6 1 (0.26%) CA
6 1 (0.26%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.26%) Google
6 1 (0.26%) hybris
6 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.26%) Planview
6 1 (0.26%) Samsung
6 1 (0.26%) Sparx
6 1 (0.26%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.26%) Workday