Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 135 90
Rank change year-on-year -3 -45 -7
Contract jobs citing PMO 1953 2012 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.95% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.77% 17.01% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1390 1864
UK median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.07% - -
10th Percentile £229 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 41
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -16.14% +19.24%
10th Percentile £15.19 £11.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.25 £41.75 £56.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.99 £21.13 £25.12
% change year-on-year +23.04% -15.90% +11.64%

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 13226 11829 13436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.80% 11.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8676 7691 8479
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.20% +2.00% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 423 477
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.80 £46.60 £51.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.84% +11.11% +12.50%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 -5 1799 £400 +6.67% 133
UK excluding London +11 1149 £370 +5.71% 94
London -29 773 £425 +6.25% 49
South East +11 380 £400 +18.52% 18
North of England +47 229 £348 +7.08% 27
Midlands +2 189 £360 - 14
South West -1 132 £375 - 12
West Midlands -3 130 £350 +3.70% 9
Scotland +16 103 £275 -17.29% 8
North West +12 103 £360 +2.86% 19
East of England -8 91 £375 -11.76% 12
Yorkshire +47 80 £314 +2.03% 7
East Midlands -11 52 £370 -7.50% 5
North East +60 46 £375 +30.43% 1
Wales +16 20 £202 -13.80% 2
Northern Ireland -25 9 £356 +73.78%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 845 (43.27%) Finance
2 738 (37.79%) Project Management
3 422 (21.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 399 (20.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 396 (20.28%) PRINCE2
6 360 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
7 317 (16.23%) Microsoft Project
8 283 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
9 277 (14.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 265 (13.57%) Programme Management
10 265 (13.57%) Microsoft
11 227 (11.62%) SharePoint
12 224 (11.47%) Banking
13 213 (10.91%) Change Management
14 201 (10.29%) Change Control
15 181 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
15 181 (9.27%) Project Planning
16 168 (8.60%) Security Cleared
17 132 (6.76%) QA
18 131 (6.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 130 (6.66%) Project Governance
20 129 (6.61%) Portfolio Management
21 125 (6.40%) Risk Management
22 123 (6.30%) SC Cleared
23 119 (6.09%) Resource Management
24 114 (5.84%) Degree
25 109 (5.58%) MS Visio
26 98 (5.02%) Telecoms
27 97 (4.97%) PMI Certification
28 95 (4.86%) PMP

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
1 227 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.38%) Skype for Business
3 24 (1.23%) Confluence
4 19 (0.97%) MS Project Server
5 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.41%) CMS
7 5 (0.26%) Documentum
8 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.10%) SAS
9 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.051%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.051%) CICS
10 1 (0.051%) IIS
10 1 (0.051%) JBoss
10 1 (0.051%) WebSphere
Applications
1 399 (20.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 317 (16.23%) Microsoft Project
3 283 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
4 277 (14.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 109 (5.58%) MS Visio
6 23 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Maya
7 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) CA PPM
2 13 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.46%) Primavera
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.26%) Maximo
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.15%) Infor LN
7 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.15%) Summit
8 2 (0.10%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.92%) Office 365
2 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.56%) SaaS
5 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.20%) IaaS
6 4 (0.20%) PaaS
7 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.15%) Yammer
8 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.051%) Force.com
9 1 (0.051%) G Suite
9 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.051%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.38%) Skype
2 23 (1.18%) LAN
3 22 (1.13%) SMS
4 19 (0.97%) WAN
5 16 (0.82%) Internet
6 14 (0.72%) Firewall
7 10 (0.51%) 3G
8 9 (0.46%) NAS
8 9 (0.46%) SAN
8 9 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.46%) WLAN
9 6 (0.31%) VoIP
10 5 (0.26%) 4G
10 5 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.26%) Network Security
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
11 4 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.20%) VPN
11 4 (0.20%) WebEx
11 4 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (0.82%) Blockchain
2 15 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (0.72%) SQL Server
4 12 (0.61%) Big Data
5 6 (0.31%) Essbase
5 6 (0.31%) Power BI
6 5 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.26%) QlikView
7 4 (0.20%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.20%) MS Access
7 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.15%) GIS
8 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (2.41%) JIRA
2 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.10%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.10%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.10%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.10%) JMeter
4 2 (0.10%) Selenium
4 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.051%) GitLab
5 1 (0.051%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.051%) TeamCity
General
1 845 (43.27%) Finance
2 224 (11.47%) Banking
3 98 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 88 (4.51%) Retail
5 52 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.25%) Legal
7 38 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.33%) Law
10 24 (1.23%) Marketing
11 22 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.97%) Advertising
13 15 (0.77%) Billing
14 14 (0.72%) Front Office
14 14 (0.72%) Publishing
15 13 (0.67%) Back Office
16 9 (0.46%) Electronics
17 7 (0.36%) Automotive
17 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 519 (26.57%) Analyst
2 387 (19.82%) PMO Analyst
3 348 (17.82%) Project Manager
4 206 (10.55%) PMO Manager
5 151 (7.73%) PMO Lead
6 91 (4.66%) Business Analyst
7 90 (4.61%) Coordinator
8 83 (4.25%) Project Analyst
9 76 (3.89%) Senior PMO
10 72 (3.69%) Senior Manager
11 64 (3.28%) Programme Manager
12 63 (3.23%) PMO Planner
13 61 (3.12%) IT Manager
14 57 (2.92%) PMO Coordinator
15 54 (2.76%) Project Coordinator
16 53 (2.71%) Junior
17 52 (2.66%) Senior Project Manager
18 51 (2.61%) PMO Project Manager
18 51 (2.61%) Project Officer
19 48 (2.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
1 7 (0.36%) X-Windows
2 6 (0.31%) .NET
2 6 (0.31%) XML
3 5 (0.26%) HTML
4 4 (0.20%) JSON
5 3 (0.15%) CSS
6 2 (0.10%) CGI
6 2 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (0.10%) Spring
6 2 (0.10%) Web Services
7 1 (0.051%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.051%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.051%) CAML
7 1 (0.051%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.051%) JFC
7 1 (0.051%) jQuery
7 1 (0.051%) Middleware
7 1 (0.051%) Velocity
7 1 (0.051%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.95%) PMI
4 31 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 31 (1.59%) Virtual Team
5 27 (1.38%) NHS
6 21 (1.08%) FMCG
7 14 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 13 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.46%) Replication
11 8 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.36%) EMC Centera
12 7 (0.36%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (0.36%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.36%) EMC VNXe
12 7 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.36%) STB
12 7 (0.36%) User Experience
13 6 (0.31%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 69 (3.53%) Windows
2 38 (1.95%) Windows 10
3 13 (0.67%) Windows 7
4 12 (0.61%) Windows 2000
5 11 (0.56%) Linux
6 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.46%) Unix
7 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.36%) AIX
8 7 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (0.36%) Solaris
8 7 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.20%) Android
11 2 (0.10%) pSOS
12 1 (0.051%) CentOS
12 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (37.79%) Project Management
2 422 (21.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 396 (20.28%) PRINCE2
4 360 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
5 265 (13.57%) Programme Management
6 213 (10.91%) Change Management
7 201 (10.29%) Change Control
8 181 (9.27%) Project Planning
9 131 (6.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 130 (6.66%) Project Governance
11 129 (6.61%) Portfolio Management
12 125 (6.40%) Risk Management
13 119 (6.09%) Resource Management
14 92 (4.71%) Migration
15 83 (4.25%) Waterfall
16 82 (4.20%) Programme Governance
17 77 (3.94%) ITIL
18 75 (3.84%) Dependency Management
18 75 (3.84%) ERP
19 73 (3.74%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 26 (1.33%) C
2 24 (1.23%) SQL
3 9 (0.46%) VBA
4 5 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.20%) Java
6 3 (0.15%) C#
6 3 (0.15%) Perl
6 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.15%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.15%) Python
6 3 (0.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.15%) VB
7 2 (0.10%) PHP
7 2 (0.10%) VBScript
8 1 (0.051%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.051%) COBOL
8 1 (0.051%) Groovy
8 1 (0.051%) JCL
8 1 (0.051%) X++
8 1 (0.051%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 168 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 114 (5.84%) Degree
4 97 (4.97%) PMI Certification
5 95 (4.86%) PMP
6 55 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 44 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (1.23%) APMP
10 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.92%) ISEB
12 15 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.41%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.20%) ACCA
14 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.20%) MBA
14 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.15%) APMG
15 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.76%) QA
2 50 (2.56%) GDPR
3 38 (1.95%) P3O
4 34 (1.74%) MiFID
5 17 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.67%) SLA
8 9 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.36%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (0.26%) IFRS
12 3 (0.15%) COBIT
12 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.15%) EMIR
12 3 (0.15%) FATCA
12 3 (0.15%) GAAP
12 3 (0.15%) IFRS 9
12 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.10%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.36%) Firmware
3 7 (0.36%) SRDF
3 7 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.051%) Docker
6 1 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.36%) EMC TimeFinder
2 7 (0.36%) NetApp OnCommand
2 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.20%) SCCM
4 3 (0.15%) Puppet
4 3 (0.15%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.051%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.051%) SCOM
6 1 (0.051%) Terraform
6 1 (0.051%) WMI
Vendors
1 265 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 72 (3.69%) SAP
3 57 (2.92%) Oracle
4 29 (1.48%) HP
4 29 (1.48%) Planview
5 15 (0.77%) VMware
6 14 (0.72%) Cisco
7 13 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.61%) Cadence
9 11 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.46%) EMC
11 8 (0.41%) Brocade
11 8 (0.41%) Remedy
12 7 (0.36%) 3PAR
12 7 (0.36%) NetApp
12 7 (0.36%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.36%) Veritas
12 7 (0.36%) Workday
13 6 (0.31%) Motorola
13 6 (0.31%) Progress