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 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 95 80
Rank change year-on-year -37 -15  
Contract jobs citing PMO 860 1307 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.34% 2.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.17% 21.08% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 905 851
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 19
Median hourly rate £31.31 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.91% +0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.96 £40.95 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.31 £16.75 £17.38
% change year-on-year +86.92% -3.59%  

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 5318 6200 6351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.44% 11.09% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3459 4007 3853
Median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 193 178
Median hourly rate £22.70 £24.75 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -1.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £47.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 27 April 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 -36 812 £375 +7.14% 112
London -49 275 £411 +2.81% 40
South East +15 252 £358 +10.00% 26
Hampshire 0 77 £375 +17.18% 5
Berkshire +8 63 £300 -14.28% 5
West Midlands -1 60 £388 +26.53% 14
City of London -2 57 £413 +4.49% 15
South West -16 52 £300 -1.63% 4
East of England -10 43 £365 -11.51% 2
East Midlands -15 39 £380 -10.58% 4
Yorkshire +13 36 £363 +11.53% 14
Buckinghamshire +4 35 £325 -7.14% 7
North West -18 34 £350 -6.66% 5
Scotland -23 32 £280 -12.50% 5
West Yorkshire +15 30 £350 +7.69% 12
Surrey +7 23 £363 +9.43% 2
Reading +14 21 £350 -15.15%
Milton Keynes +3 21 £363 +11.53% 6
Manchester -9 21 £350 -12.50% 5
West Sussex +28 20 £290 -29.48% 1
Leeds +16 20 £388 +26.53% 9
Wiltshire -15 18 £288 -7.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £365 -7.59%
Edinburgh -15 16 £325 -13.33% 4
Basingstoke +17 15 £275 - 1
Warwickshire +2 15 £299 -8.15% 1
Oxfordshire -6 15 £475 +33.80% 2
Winchester +9 14 £425 +31.78%
Bristol -4 14 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire -6 14 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 701 (40.83%) Project Management
2 693 (40.36%) Finance
3 355 (20.68%) PRINCE2
4 353 (20.56%) Microsoft Project
5 342 (19.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 333 (19.39%) Microsoft Excel
7 284 (16.54%) Programme Management
8 277 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 260 (15.14%) Microsoft
10 223 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
11 221 (12.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 191 (11.12%) Security Cleared
13 181 (10.54%) Change Control
14 179 (10.43%) Banking
15 176 (10.25%) SharePoint
16 167 (9.73%) Project Planning
17 158 (9.20%) Change Management
18 155 (9.03%) SC Cleared
19 133 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
19 133 (7.75%) Risk Management
20 117 (6.81%) QA
21 105 (6.12%) MS Visio
22 104 (6.06%) Degree
23 100 (5.82%) Portfolio Management
24 99 (5.77%) Retail
25 97 (5.65%) PMI Certification
26 95 (5.53%) Telecoms
27 91 (5.30%) ITIL
28 83 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
29 81 (4.72%) Migration

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
1 176 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.11%) MS Project Server
3 14 (0.82%) Confluence
4 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.29%) Documentum
5 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.23%) CMS
7 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.17%) IIS
7 3 (0.17%) Joomla!
7 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.17%) WordPress
8 2 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.058%) Apache
9 1 (0.058%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 353 (20.56%) Microsoft Project
2 333 (19.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 223 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
4 221 (12.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 105 (6.12%) MS Visio
6 25 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (1.40%) Primavera
2 14 (0.82%) CA PPM
3 12 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.41%) Workfront
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.29%) Maximo
9 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.23%) Sprinklr
11 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payroll
12 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.62%) Office 365
2 19 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.29%) SaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.17%) PaaS
7 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.058%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.058%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.058%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.058%) Slack
7 1 (0.058%) Trello
7 1 (0.058%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.99%) WAN
2 15 (0.87%) LAN
3 12 (0.70%) Intranet
4 11 (0.64%) Firewall
5 10 (0.58%) WebEx
6 9 (0.52%) DNS
7 8 (0.47%) Internet
8 7 (0.41%) DHCP
9 6 (0.35%) Network Security
9 6 (0.35%) SAN
9 6 (0.35%) Wireless
10 5 (0.29%) NAS
11 4 (0.23%) MPLS
11 4 (0.23%) Telepresence
11 4 (0.23%) VPN
12 3 (0.17%) 3G
12 3 (0.17%) 802.11
12 3 (0.17%) DPNSS
12 3 (0.17%) QSIG
12 3 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.29%) DB2
4 5 (0.29%) QlikView
4 5 (0.29%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.23%) Big Data
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.17%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.12%) MS Access
7 2 (0.12%) Power BI
8 1 (0.058%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.058%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (1.51%) JIRA
2 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.12%) Appium
3 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.12%) Maven
3 2 (0.12%) Selenium
3 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.12%) Subversion
3 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 693 (40.36%) Finance
2 179 (10.43%) Banking
3 99 (5.77%) Retail
4 95 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.68%) Legal
6 42 (2.45%) Marketing
7 34 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.69%) Advertising
10 26 (1.51%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.76%) French Language
11 13 (0.76%) Publishing
12 12 (0.70%) Law
13 11 (0.64%) Automotive
13 11 (0.64%) Back Office
14 9 (0.52%) Local Government
15 8 (0.47%) Electronics
16 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 422 (24.58%) Analyst
2 297 (17.30%) PMO Analyst
3 274 (15.96%) Project Manager
4 155 (9.03%) PMO Manager
5 124 (7.22%) PMO Lead
6 111 (6.46%) Coordinator
7 84 (4.89%) Project Analyst
8 79 (4.60%) Programme Manager
9 76 (4.43%) Project Planner
10 73 (4.25%) Project Coordinator
11 70 (4.08%) Business Analyst
12 63 (3.67%) PMO Coordinator
13 60 (3.49%) Administrator
14 53 (3.09%) Junior
15 52 (3.03%) Support Officer
16 51 (2.97%) IT Manager
17 50 (2.91%) Senior Manager
17 50 (2.91%) Senior PMO
18 49 (2.85%) Project Officer
19 43 (2.50%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.47%) Web Services
2 7 (0.41%) .NET
3 5 (0.29%) CSS
3 5 (0.29%) HTML
4 3 (0.17%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.17%) Middleware
4 3 (0.17%) REST
4 3 (0.17%) Velocity
5 2 (0.12%) CGI
5 2 (0.12%) CSS3
5 2 (0.12%) HTML5
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.12%) SOAP
5 2 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.058%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.058%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.058%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.058%) J2EE
6 1 (0.058%) JFC
6 1 (0.058%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.55%) PMI
4 30 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 25 (1.46%) FMCG
6 18 (1.05%) User Experience
7 17 (0.99%) NHS
8 16 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 12 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.47%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.35%) Replication
12 6 (0.35%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.29%) Clustering
13 5 (0.29%) Derivative
13 5 (0.29%) Equities
14 4 (0.23%) CMDB
14 4 (0.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.04%) Windows
2 11 (0.64%) Linux
2 11 (0.64%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.47%) Unix
4 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.23%) Android
5 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.17%) VMS
6 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.12%) pSOS
8 1 (0.058%) AIX
8 1 (0.058%) CentOS
8 1 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.058%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (40.83%) Project Management
2 355 (20.68%) PRINCE2
3 342 (19.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 284 (16.54%) Programme Management
5 277 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (10.54%) Change Control
7 167 (9.73%) Project Planning
8 158 (9.20%) Change Management
9 133 (7.75%) Risk Management
10 100 (5.82%) Portfolio Management
11 91 (5.30%) ITIL
12 83 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 81 (4.72%) Migration
14 79 (4.60%) Resource Management
15 75 (4.37%) Project Governance
16 74 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
17 65 (3.79%) Programme Governance
18 63 (3.67%) Coaching
19 60 (3.49%) Document Management
20 59 (3.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (0.76%) C
2 10 (0.58%) SQL
2 10 (0.58%) VB
2 10 (0.58%) VBA
3 8 (0.47%) Java
4 5 (0.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.12%) Python
5 2 (0.12%) Ruby
6 1 (0.058%) ABAP
6 1 (0.058%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.058%) C#
6 1 (0.058%) C++
6 1 (0.058%) Perl
6 1 (0.058%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.058%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 191 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 155 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 104 (6.06%) Degree
4 97 (5.65%) PMI Certification
5 71 (4.14%) PMP
6 53 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 35 (2.04%) APMP
8 23 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.82%) ISEB
12 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.35%) CISSP
14 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.29%) MCDBA
16 3 (0.17%) CCNP
16 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.17%) CRISC
16 3 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.81%) QA
2 28 (1.63%) P3O
3 25 (1.46%) SLA
4 15 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.64%) MiFID
6 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.41%) GDPR
7 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.17%) IFRS
10 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.12%) Basel III
11 2 (0.12%) GAAP
12 1 (0.058%) COBIT
12 1 (0.058%) EMIR
12 1 (0.058%) FATCA
12 1 (0.058%) GxP
12 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.058%) Firmware
4 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.058%) vSphere
4 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (0.29%) SCCM
2 4 (0.23%) MOM
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.12%) Puppet
3 2 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.058%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.058%) Ansible
4 1 (0.058%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.058%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.058%) Nagios
4 1 (0.058%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.058%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.058%) Packer
4 1 (0.058%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.058%) WSUS
Vendors
1 260 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 65 (3.79%) SAP
3 45 (2.62%) Oracle
4 18 (1.05%) Remedy
5 16 (0.93%) HP
5 16 (0.93%) Planview
6 14 (0.82%) Google
7 12 (0.70%) Cisco
8 10 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.47%) IBM
10 7 (0.41%) Cadence
10 7 (0.41%) Cognos
10 7 (0.41%) iManage
11 6 (0.35%) Progress
12 5 (0.29%) Ariba
12 5 (0.29%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.29%) Concur
13 4 (0.23%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (0.23%) Capita
13 4 (0.23%) WorldPay
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
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Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £419.70 - £545.61 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Rate: From £650 to £750 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 48000 per year
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 48000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: UKP 48000 per year
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