Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 143 106
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 -22
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,765 1,673 2,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.83% 2.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.48% 15.59% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,182 1,128 1,663
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £221 £213 £206
90th Percentile £572 £552 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 22
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £21.17 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.88% +19.27% +2.16%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £39.38 £44.95 £41.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.59 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.65% +11.91% +3.32%

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 12,190 10,728 12,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.16% 11.71% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,795 6,940 7,779
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +4.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 359 416
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -16.97% +11.77%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £52.53 £52.50 £55.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.15% -25.00% +20.93%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 18 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 24 June 2018. 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 -20 1,585 £400 +4.92% 151
UK excluding London -13 1,069 £363 +3.57% 105
London +2 671 £435 +2.35% 55
South East -25 369 £398 +13.57% 25
North of England +6 222 £350 +4.87% 29
Midlands -35 154 £350 -7.89% 18
Scotland +15 136 £300 +7.14% 9
Yorkshire +13 112 £350 +7.69% 14
South West -10 96 £370 +23.33% 15
North West -11 87 £350 - 15
West Midlands -42 84 £350 +3.70% 12
East of England -8 70 £414 +11.82% 8
East Midlands -7 64 £330 -18.77% 6
North East -3 23 £400 +23.08%
Wales -8 15 £275 -20.00%
Northern Ireland +16 4 £375 +15.38% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £513 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 724 (41.02%) Finance
2 686 (38.87%) Project Management
3 375 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 354 (20.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 348 (19.72%) PRINCE2
6 328 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
7 278 (15.75%) Microsoft Project
8 262 (14.84%) Microsoft
9 222 (12.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 218 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
11 210 (11.90%) Programme Management
12 183 (10.37%) SharePoint
13 176 (9.97%) Change Management
14 173 (9.80%) Retail
15 169 (9.58%) Security Cleared
16 153 (8.67%) Banking
17 151 (8.56%) Change Control
18 143 (8.10%) Project Planning
19 137 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
20 118 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
21 117 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
22 114 (6.46%) SC Cleared
22 114 (6.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 112 (6.35%) MS Visio
24 111 (6.29%) Project Governance
25 109 (6.18%) Migration
26 106 (6.01%) NHS
27 100 (5.67%) Resource Management
28 97 (5.50%) QA
28 97 (5.50%) Data Warehouse

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
1 183 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.53%) Confluence
3 10 (0.57%) CMS
3 10 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.57%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.40%) MS Project Server
5 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.34%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.34%) Liferay
6 5 (0.28%) Apache
6 5 (0.28%) Documentum
6 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.23%) IIS
8 3 (0.17%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.17%) Drupal
8 3 (0.17%) FileNet
8 3 (0.17%) LiveLink
Applications
1 354 (20.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 278 (15.75%) Microsoft Project
3 222 (12.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 218 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
5 112 (6.35%) MS Visio
6 25 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.68%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.62%) Primavera
3 7 (0.40%) Maximo
4 6 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.23%) Office 365
2 52 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
4 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.68%) SaaS
6 10 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 6 (0.34%) G Suite
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.23%) Force.com
9 4 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.23%) Slack
10 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.17%) GitHub
10 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.19%) Skype
2 17 (0.96%) Internet
3 16 (0.91%) SMS
4 12 (0.68%) Firewall
5 11 (0.62%) WAN
6 10 (0.57%) LAN
7 9 (0.51%) DNS
8 8 (0.45%) Network Security
8 8 (0.45%) VPN
9 7 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (0.40%) SAN
9 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.28%) 4G
10 5 (0.28%) BGP
10 5 (0.28%) Intranet
11 4 (0.23%) 3G
11 4 (0.23%) DAB
11 4 (0.23%) DHCP
12 3 (0.17%) 2G
12 3 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (1.36%) Power BI
2 24 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.25%) Big Data
4 13 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.45%) Blockchain
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.40%) GIS
8 7 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.23%) DB2
11 4 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (3.80%) JIRA
2 19 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.68%) GitLab
5 7 (0.40%) Maven
6 6 (0.34%) JUnit
6 6 (0.34%) Mockito
6 6 (0.34%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.28%) DbUnit
7 5 (0.28%) jMock
8 4 (0.23%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.23%) Selenium
8 4 (0.23%) Subversion
8 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.17%) Ant
9 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.17%) JMeter
9 3 (0.17%) Xcode
General
1 724 (41.02%) Finance
2 173 (9.80%) Retail
3 153 (8.67%) Banking
4 74 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.55%) Retail Banking
6 36 (2.04%) Marketing
7 35 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.87%) Legal
9 27 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.25%) Law
12 19 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.85%) Front Office
14 14 (0.79%) Billing
15 12 (0.68%) Back Office
16 11 (0.62%) Advertising
16 11 (0.62%) Military
17 9 (0.51%) Electronics
18 7 (0.40%) Games
19 6 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 426 (24.14%) Analyst
2 326 (18.47%) Project Manager
3 291 (16.49%) PMO Analyst
4 178 (10.08%) PMO Manager
5 114 (6.46%) PMO Lead
6 74 (4.19%) Senior PMO
7 73 (4.14%) IT Manager
8 69 (3.91%) Business Analyst
9 67 (3.80%) Coordinator
10 65 (3.68%) Consultant
11 58 (3.29%) Support Officer
12 56 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
13 54 (3.06%) Senior Manager
14 52 (2.95%) Project Coordinator
15 51 (2.89%) Project Officer
16 48 (2.72%) Administrator
17 46 (2.61%) PMO Project Manager
18 43 (2.44%) Junior
18 43 (2.44%) Project Support Officer
19 40 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.49%) Web Services
2 18 (1.02%) XML
3 17 (0.96%) AngularJS
3 17 (0.96%) J2EE
4 16 (0.91%) HTML
5 15 (0.85%) React
6 14 (0.79%) CSS
6 14 (0.79%) SOAP
7 12 (0.68%) .NET
7 12 (0.68%) JSON
7 12 (0.68%) Spring
8 11 (0.62%) Java EE
8 11 (0.62%) jQuery
8 11 (0.62%) RESTful
9 9 (0.51%) Apache Camel
9 9 (0.51%) Middleware
9 9 (0.51%) Node.js
10 8 (0.45%) CSS3
10 8 (0.45%) HTML5
10 8 (0.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.01%) NHS
3 81 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 26 (1.47%) PMI
7 21 (1.19%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 17 (0.96%) FMCG
10 15 (0.85%) User Experience
11 11 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.51%) CMDB
12 9 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.51%) Fintech
13 8 (0.45%) Derivative
13 8 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.45%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.40%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.40%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.34%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 60 (3.40%) Windows
2 36 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 17 (0.96%) Linux
4 13 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.68%) Unix
6 10 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.28%) Android
8 5 (0.28%) Solaris
9 4 (0.23%) zOS
10 3 (0.17%) CentOS
10 3 (0.17%) pSOS
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.057%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.057%) VMS
12 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (38.87%) Project Management
2 375 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 348 (19.72%) PRINCE2
4 328 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
5 210 (11.90%) Programme Management
6 176 (9.97%) Change Management
7 151 (8.56%) Change Control
8 143 (8.10%) Project Planning
9 137 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
10 117 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
11 114 (6.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 111 (6.29%) Project Governance
13 109 (6.18%) Migration
14 100 (5.67%) Resource Management
15 94 (5.33%) Risk Management
16 91 (5.16%) Decision-Making
17 89 (5.04%) Scrum
18 84 (4.76%) Waterfall
19 78 (4.42%) ITIL
20 74 (4.19%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (3.51%) SQL
2 37 (2.10%) C
3 34 (1.93%) Java
4 17 (0.96%) VBA
5 16 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 16 (0.91%) Python
6 5 (0.28%) VB
7 4 (0.23%) C#
7 4 (0.23%) PHP
8 3 (0.17%) ABAP
8 3 (0.17%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.11%) C++
9 2 (0.11%) Scala
9 2 (0.11%) X++
10 1 (0.057%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.057%) Java 8
10 1 (0.057%) XPath
Qualifications
1 169 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 90 (5.10%) Degree
4 65 (3.68%) PMI Certification
4 65 (3.68%) PMP
5 47 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 37 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.30%) ISEB
8 17 (0.96%) APMP
8 17 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.45%) APMG
11 7 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CISSP
13 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.28%) PgMP
14 4 (0.23%) CRISC
14 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.50%) QA
2 57 (3.23%) GDPR
3 20 (1.13%) SLA
4 16 (0.91%) P3O
5 11 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.23%) PSD2
9 3 (0.17%) GxP
9 3 (0.17%) MiFID
9 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.11%) GAMP
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.057%) COBIT
11 1 (0.057%) GCP
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.057%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (1.30%) Docker
2 17 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.45%) vSphere
5 5 (0.28%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.057%) GPFS
9 1 (0.057%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.057%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
1 9 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.40%) Terraform
4 6 (0.34%) Ansible
5 5 (0.28%) Puppet
6 4 (0.23%) CASB
6 4 (0.23%) Nagios
6 4 (0.23%) SCOM
7 3 (0.17%) MOM
7 3 (0.17%) SCCM
8 2 (0.11%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.11%) QRadar
9 1 (0.057%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.057%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.057%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.057%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.057%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 262 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 68 (3.85%) SAP
3 62 (3.51%) Oracle
4 18 (1.02%) Planview
5 17 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (0.74%) IBM
6 13 (0.74%) VMware
7 11 (0.62%) Adobe
7 11 (0.62%) Workday
8 10 (0.57%) Cadence
8 10 (0.57%) HP
8 10 (0.57%) Progress
9 9 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.51%) JD Edwards
9 9 (0.51%) Xerox
10 8 (0.45%) Niku
11 7 (0.40%) Citrix
11 7 (0.40%) Google
12 6 (0.34%) Informatica
12 6 (0.34%) Tableau