Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 189 166
Rank change year-on-year -39 -23 -25
Contract jobs citing PMO 461 999 1,706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.38% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.49% 13.52% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 703 1,119
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +12.98% +1.79% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 32
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.33 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.72% +1.38% -22.38%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.65 £13.29
90th Percentile £30.00 £29.54 £40.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £19.61 £20.24
% change year-on-year +37.72% -3.11% -18.34%

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 4,394 7,389 10,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.72% 10.22% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,832 4,743 6,877
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 309 357
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.05 £22.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.51% -4.76%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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 -35 385 £425 +6.25% 67
UK excluding London +12 238 £403 +12.98% 42
London -24 185 £450 - 23
Work from Home -120 90 £410 +32.26% 9
South East +6 61 £400 +4.17% 12
North of England +61 54 £450 +38.46% 7
Scotland +39 42 £375 +20.00%
North West +51 37 £450 +38.46% 6
Midlands +16 34 £325 -2.26% 7
South West +71 30 £468 +21.43% 8
East Midlands +33 18 £544 +35.94% 1
Yorkshire +38 16 £369 +13.46% 1
West Midlands +16 16 £325 +4.00% 6
East of England +20 8 £360 +15.20% 8
Wales +28 6 £388 +34.78%
Northern Ireland +13 4 £164 -
North East +27 1 £288 +1.77%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 183 (39.70%) Project Management
2 116 (25.16%) Finance
3 113 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (20.39%) Project Delivery
6 83 (18.00%) Programme Management
7 72 (15.62%) Microsoft
8 68 (14.75%) Public Sector
9 65 (14.10%) PRINCE2
10 63 (13.67%) Microsoft Excel
11 54 (11.71%) Change Management
12 52 (11.28%) Risk Management
13 51 (11.06%) Security Cleared
14 50 (10.85%) Microsoft Project
15 47 (10.20%) Business Case
16 46 (9.98%) SharePoint
17 43 (9.33%) Banking
18 40 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
19 39 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
20 38 (8.24%) Project Planning
21 35 (7.59%) Programme Governance
22 34 (7.38%) Change Control
23 32 (6.94%) JIRA
24 30 (6.51%) SC Cleared
24 30 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
25 29 (6.29%) Migration
26 28 (6.07%) SAP
27 27 (5.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 27 (5.86%) DevOps
27 27 (5.86%) Confluence

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 46 (9.98%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.86%) Confluence
3 8 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (13.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (10.85%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (5.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (3.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.65%) Aligne
2 3 (0.65%) Primavera
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) Maximo
3 2 (0.43%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.43%) RMDS
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.99%) Azure
2 17 (3.69%) Office 365
3 16 (3.47%) Power Platform
4 6 (1.30%) AWS
5 4 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.87%) SaaS
6 3 (0.65%) Asana
7 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.43%) Trello
7 2 (0.43%) Yammer
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) GCP
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.65%) Skype
2 2 (0.43%) Firewall
2 2 (0.43%) Intranet
2 2 (0.43%) LAN
2 2 (0.43%) WAN
2 2 (0.43%) Wireless
3 1 (0.22%) IPv6
3 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) TETRA
3 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.47%) Power BI
2 6 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.65%) InfluxDB
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.65%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.43%) Big Data
4 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.43%) MS Access
4 2 (0.43%) Tableau
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.22%) DTS
5 1 (0.22%) EDMS
5 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.22%) GIS
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (6.94%) JIRA
2 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.22%) GitLab
General
1 116 (25.16%) Finance
2 68 (14.75%) Public Sector
3 43 (9.33%) Banking
4 20 (4.34%) Retail
5 13 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.39%) Marketing
7 9 (1.95%) Local Government
8 7 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.30%) Front Office
9 6 (1.30%) Legal
10 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 81 (17.57%) Project Manager
2 68 (14.75%) Analyst
3 48 (10.41%) PMO Manager
4 42 (9.11%) PMO Analyst
5 41 (8.89%) PMO Lead
6 36 (7.81%) Programme Manager
7 27 (5.86%) Coordinator
8 20 (4.34%) Support Officer
9 19 (4.12%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.90%) Project Officer
11 17 (3.69%) Consultant
11 17 (3.69%) Senior Manager
11 17 (3.69%) Senior PMO
12 16 (3.47%) Project Support Officer
13 14 (3.04%) Project Coordinator
14 11 (2.39%) PMO Consultant
14 11 (2.39%) PMO Coordinator
15 10 (2.17%) Junior
15 10 (2.17%) Senior Project Manager
16 9 (1.95%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.30%) HTML
2 5 (1.08%) HTML5
3 4 (0.87%) JDBC
4 3 (0.65%) JMS
4 3 (0.65%) RESTful
4 3 (0.65%) Spring
4 3 (0.65%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.43%) D3.js
5 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.43%) GraphQL
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.43%) React
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) Flash
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.99%) NHS
4 10 (2.17%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.52%) FMCG
6 5 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.08%) PMI
6 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Tandem
7 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.65%) Life Science
9 2 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.43%) Derivative
9 2 (0.43%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.43%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.52%) Windows
2 5 (1.08%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.87%) Unix
4 3 (0.65%) Linux
5 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (39.70%) Project Management
2 113 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (20.39%) Project Delivery
5 83 (18.00%) Programme Management
6 65 (14.10%) PRINCE2
7 54 (11.71%) Change Management
8 52 (11.28%) Risk Management
9 47 (10.20%) Business Case
10 40 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 38 (8.24%) Project Planning
12 35 (7.59%) Programme Governance
13 34 (7.38%) Change Control
14 29 (6.29%) Migration
15 27 (5.86%) DevOps
16 26 (5.64%) Programme Delivery
16 26 (5.64%) Scrum
17 25 (5.42%) Decision-Making
17 25 (5.42%) Resource Management
17 25 (5.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.60%) Java
2 7 (1.52%) SQL
3 5 (1.08%) VBA
4 4 (0.87%) C
4 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.65%) Java 8
5 3 (0.65%) Python
6 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.22%) C#
7 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.12%) Degree
4 16 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (2.60%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.17%) PMP
8 6 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.87%) CISM
9 4 (0.87%) CISSP
9 4 (0.87%) EXIN
10 3 (0.65%) APMP
10 3 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.65%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.43%) CAPM
11 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.43%) RIBA
11 2 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.22%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.77%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.08%) P3O
3 4 (0.87%) COBIT
3 4 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.65%) GDPR
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.43%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) GxP
6 1 (0.22%) IFRS
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
6 1 (0.22%) NCSC
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.43%) Docker
1 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Ansible
1 1 (0.22%) CASB
1 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 72 (15.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.07%) SAP
3 13 (2.82%) Oracle
4 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.08%) hybris
6 4 (0.87%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.87%) Cadence
6 4 (0.87%) CheckPoint
6 4 (0.87%) IBM
7 3 (0.65%) Planview
7 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.43%) Reuters
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Ariba
9 1 (0.22%) Baan
9 1 (0.22%) CA
9 1 (0.22%) Google
9 1 (0.22%) OpenText
9 1 (0.22%) VMware