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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
Rank 142 103 74
Rank change year-on-year -39 -29  
Contract jobs citing PMO 795 1179 1327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.23% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.32% 19.85% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 838 851
Median daily rate £361 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% -5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +3.84% -5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.98 £38.70 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  

PMO is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5190 5940 6157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.68% 11.25% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3401 3788 3738
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 198 174
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.61% +62.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.35 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PMO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 741 £375 +7.14% 109
London -63 266 £425 +6.25% 43
South East +6 205 £350 +7.69% 22
West Midlands +14 71 £338 +8.00% 10
Hampshire +12 62 £350 +7.69% 7
Berkshire +10 56 £290 -12.45% 4
City of London -8 50 £400 - 14
South West -28 46 £288 -4.16% 7
East Midlands -10 37 £380 -12.13% 4
East of England -15 35 £300 -21.05% 3
Scotland +11 34 £280 -25.33% 3
North West -11 33 £310 -16.32% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 32 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire -11 29 £330 -0.75% 9
Milton Keynes +6 27 £350 -12.50% 2
West Yorkshire +1 22 £325 - 9
Warwickshire -6 19 £299 -13.79%
Basingstoke +22 18 £275 -8.33%
Wiltshire -6 18 £288 -3.03% 2
Manchester -6 17 £345 -16.36% 7
Glasgow +12 16 £268 -23.57%
Surrey +8 16 £314 -5.39% 3
Edinburgh -9 16 £344 -8.33% 3
Reading +16 14 £350 +32.70% 1
Oxfordshire -1 14 £475 +33.80%
West Sussex +1 13 £400 +6.66% 2
Northamptonshire -1 13 £475 -9.52% 1
Bristol -5 13 £360 +20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 12 £160 -39.33% 1
Birmingham -6 12 £394 +51.44% 4

PMO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 729 (41.92%) Finance
2 707 (40.66%) Project Management
3 382 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 382 (21.97%) MS Excel
4 381 (21.91%) MS Project
5 371 (21.33%) PRINCE2
6 302 (17.37%) Programme Management
7 292 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (16.50%) Microsoft
9 248 (14.26%) MS Office
10 247 (14.20%) MS PowerPoint
11 211 (12.13%) Banking
12 209 (12.02%) SharePoint
13 183 (10.52%) Security Cleared
14 176 (10.12%) Project Planning
15 172 (9.89%) Change Management
16 171 (9.83%) Change Control
17 150 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
18 144 (8.28%) SC Cleared
19 130 (7.48%) Risk Management
20 117 (6.73%) QA
21 116 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
22 113 (6.50%) MS Visio
23 108 (6.21%) Degree
24 99 (5.69%) Retail
25 97 (5.58%) ITIL
26 93 (5.35%) PMI Certification
27 87 (5.00%) Telecoms
28 86 (4.95%) Project Governance
29 85 (4.89%) Resource Management

PMO
Top Related 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
1 209 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.61%) Confluence
3 14 (0.81%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.35%) Documentum
5 5 (0.29%) CMS
5 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.23%) Joomla!
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.23%) WordPress
7 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.17%) SAS
7 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.058%) Apache
9 1 (0.058%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.058%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 382 (21.97%) MS Excel
2 381 (21.91%) MS Project
3 248 (14.26%) MS Office
4 247 (14.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 113 (6.50%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 27 (1.55%) Primavera
2 15 (0.86%) CA PPM
2 15 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.46%) Workfront
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.35%) Sprinklr
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.23%) Maximo
7 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.70%) Office 365
2 21 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.23%) SaaS
5 4 (0.23%) Trello
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.058%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.058%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.058%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.92%) WAN
2 14 (0.81%) LAN
3 13 (0.75%) Intranet
4 10 (0.58%) Firewall
4 10 (0.58%) Internet
5 8 (0.46%) WebEx
6 5 (0.29%) DNS
7 4 (0.23%) VPN
8 3 (0.17%) DHCP
8 3 (0.17%) Network Security
8 3 (0.17%) SAN
8 3 (0.17%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.17%) VoIP
8 3 (0.17%) Wireless
9 2 (0.12%) 4G
9 2 (0.12%) LTE
9 2 (0.12%) MPLS
9 2 (0.12%) MVNO
9 2 (0.12%) NAS
9 2 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.23%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.23%) Power BI
6 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.12%) DB2
7 2 (0.12%) MS Access
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.058%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (2.13%) JIRA
2 3 (0.17%) JDeveloper
2 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.058%) Appium
4 1 (0.058%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.058%) Maven
4 1 (0.058%) Selenium
4 1 (0.058%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.058%) Subversion
4 1 (0.058%) WebDriver
General
1 729 (41.92%) Finance
2 211 (12.13%) Banking
3 99 (5.69%) Retail
4 87 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 67 (3.85%) Legal
6 51 (2.93%) Marketing
7 39 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.90%) Advertising
10 23 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.92%) Law
12 14 (0.81%) Publishing
13 11 (0.63%) Local Government
14 10 (0.58%) Automotive
15 9 (0.52%) French Language
15 9 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.40%) Back Office
16 7 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.40%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 432 (24.84%) Analyst
2 300 (17.25%) PMO Analyst
3 270 (15.53%) Project Manager
4 154 (8.86%) PMO Manager
5 133 (7.65%) PMO Lead
6 114 (6.56%) Coordinator
7 88 (5.06%) Project Analyst
8 84 (4.83%) Programme Manager
9 75 (4.31%) Project Planner
10 73 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 72 (4.14%) Project Coordinator
12 66 (3.80%) Administrator
13 63 (3.62%) PMO Coordinator
14 58 (3.34%) Support Officer
15 55 (3.16%) Project Officer
16 54 (3.11%) IT Manager
17 51 (2.93%) Senior Manager
17 51 (2.93%) Senior PMO
18 49 (2.82%) Project Support Officer
19 47 (2.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.81%) Velocity
2 8 (0.46%) Web Services
3 5 (0.29%) .NET
3 5 (0.29%) HTML
3 5 (0.29%) Middleware
4 4 (0.23%) CSS
5 2 (0.12%) CSS3
5 2 (0.12%) HTML5
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.12%) REST
6 1 (0.058%) Apache Wicket
6 1 (0.058%) CGI
6 1 (0.058%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.058%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.058%) J2EE
6 1 (0.058%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.058%) RESTful
6 1 (0.058%) RSS
6 1 (0.058%) SOAP
6 1 (0.058%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 51 (2.93%) PMI
4 31 (1.78%) Virtual Team
5 29 (1.67%) FMCG
6 26 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.21%) User Experience
8 20 (1.15%) NHS
9 14 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.40%) Social Media
11 6 (0.35%) Derivative
11 6 (0.35%) Equities
11 6 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.35%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.35%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.29%) Life Science
13 4 (0.23%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.23%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (2.07%) Windows
2 14 (0.81%) Linux
3 12 (0.69%) Unix
4 10 (0.58%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.23%) Android
5 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.23%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.17%) VMS
6 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.12%) pSOS
8 1 (0.058%) AIX
8 1 (0.058%) CentOS
8 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (40.66%) Project Management
2 382 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 371 (21.33%) PRINCE2
4 302 (17.37%) Programme Management
5 292 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (10.12%) Project Planning
7 172 (9.89%) Change Management
8 171 (9.83%) Change Control
9 130 (7.48%) Risk Management
10 116 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
11 97 (5.58%) ITIL
12 86 (4.95%) Project Governance
13 85 (4.89%) Resource Management
14 76 (4.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 73 (4.20%) Migration
16 70 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (3.91%) Programme Governance
18 60 (3.45%) Document Management
19 58 (3.34%) Coaching
20 57 (3.28%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (1.32%) C
2 16 (0.92%) SQL
2 16 (0.92%) VBA
3 9 (0.52%) VB
4 8 (0.46%) Java
5 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.17%) Python
6 2 (0.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.12%) Ruby
6 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.12%) VBScript
7 1 (0.058%) ABAP
7 1 (0.058%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.058%) C#
7 1 (0.058%) C++
7 1 (0.058%) Perl
7 1 (0.058%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.058%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 183 (10.52%) Security Cleared
2 144 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 108 (6.21%) Degree
4 93 (5.35%) PMI Certification
5 83 (4.77%) PMP
6 43 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (2.19%) APMP
8 23 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 21 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (1.09%) ISEB
11 13 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.23%) CIMA
13 4 (0.23%) CISSP
13 4 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.17%) CBAP
14 3 (0.17%) CRISC
14 3 (0.17%) IIBA
14 3 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.73%) QA
2 27 (1.55%) P3O
3 22 (1.27%) SLA
4 18 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.58%) MiFID
6 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.23%) GDPR
9 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) Basel III
11 2 (0.12%) GAAP
11 2 (0.12%) IFRS
11 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.058%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.058%) EMIR
12 1 (0.058%) FATCA
12 1 (0.058%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.058%) Firmware
2 1 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.058%) vSphere
2 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.29%) SCCM
2 4 (0.23%) MOM
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.12%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.058%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.058%) Ansible
5 1 (0.058%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.058%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.058%) Nagios
5 1 (0.058%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.058%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.058%) Packer
5 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.058%) WSUS
Vendors
1 287 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 55 (3.16%) SAP
3 44 (2.53%) Oracle
4 19 (1.09%) Planview
5 14 (0.81%) Google
5 14 (0.81%) HP
5 14 (0.81%) Remedy
6 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.46%) Cisco
7 8 (0.46%) Cognos
8 7 (0.40%) CA
8 7 (0.40%) Cadence
8 7 (0.40%) IBM
8 7 (0.40%) Tableau
9 6 (0.35%) Progress
10 5 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.23%) Facebook
11 4 (0.23%) iManage
11 4 (0.23%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.23%) WorldPay
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-425pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £850 - £950 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke on Trent, ST4 4FB UK
Ticketmaster
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South East
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Talent Point
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mane Contract Services Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £570 per day
Posted: 19 days ago