Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 162 141
Rank change year-on-year -25 -21 +2
Contract jobs citing PMO 988 1,693 1,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.71% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.67% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 1,068 1,361
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £595 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £371
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.96% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 30
UK median hourly rate £19.61 £20.24 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -17.61% +21.28%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £12.94
90th Percentile £33.06 £43.62 £33.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.42 £24.78
% change year-on-year -26.18% +6.60% +37.67%

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 7,225 10,715 13,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.17% 10.85% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,450 6,727 8,626
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £260
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 365 357
UK median hourly rate £24.05 £20.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.79% -1.72% -8.44%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.95 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.42 £22.35
% change year-on-year +19.97% -8.60% -4.91%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

Contractor 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 26 January 2020. 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 -20 904 £400 +3.90% 132
UK excluding London -36 569 £350 -2.78% 102
London -3 395 £450 +2.86% 40
South East -17 205 £375 -1.32% 19
North of England -23 88 £325 -7.14% 38
Midlands -4 84 £350 +7.69% 17
South West -12 64 £360 +12.50% 5
East of England +20 62 £338 -21.51% 13
Scotland -24 58 £310 -4.62% 4
North West +12 57 £325 -14.13% 21
West Midlands +2 55 £313 -3.85% 7
East Midlands +13 24 £400 +29.14% 9
Yorkshire -13 23 £300 +1.69% 15
North East -2 8 £325 -6.47% 2
Wales +27 6 £288 -28.13% 7
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 377 (38.16%) Project Management
2 338 (34.21%) Finance
3 227 (22.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 210 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (19.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 189 (19.13%) PRINCE2
7 169 (17.11%) Project Delivery
8 147 (14.88%) Microsoft
9 138 (13.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 130 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
11 125 (12.65%) Programme Management
12 116 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
13 98 (9.92%) Change Management
14 95 (9.62%) Security Cleared
15 91 (9.21%) SharePoint
16 90 (9.11%) Public Sector
17 88 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
18 82 (8.30%) Banking
19 73 (7.39%) SC Cleared
20 70 (7.09%) Risk Management
21 69 (6.98%) Migration
21 69 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
21 69 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
22 65 (6.58%) SAP
23 64 (6.48%) Project Governance
24 62 (6.28%) Change Control
24 62 (6.28%) ERP
25 56 (5.67%) Project Planning
26 53 (5.36%) Telecoms
27 52 (5.26%) Degree

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 91 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.82%) Confluence
3 5 (0.51%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.30%) CMS
4 3 (0.30%) Mendix
5 2 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.10%) Documentum
6 1 (0.10%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.10%) Smallworld
Applications
1 193 (19.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (13.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 130 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
4 116 (11.74%) Microsoft Office
5 42 (4.25%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.40%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.10%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) Primavera
5 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) HFM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.74%) Office 365
2 36 (3.64%) Azure
3 32 (3.24%) Power Platform
4 22 (2.23%) AWS
5 7 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.61%) Google Drive
6 6 (0.61%) PowerApps
6 6 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.51%) G Suite
8 4 (0.40%) GCP
8 4 (0.40%) SaaS
8 4 (0.40%) Smartsheet
9 3 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.20%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.82%) Wireless
2 15 (1.52%) WAN
3 13 (1.32%) LAN
4 12 (1.21%) Firewall
4 12 (1.21%) Internet
5 7 (0.71%) WebEx
6 6 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.40%) Intranet
7 4 (0.40%) SAN
7 4 (0.40%) Skype
7 4 (0.40%) VPN
8 3 (0.30%) 3G
8 3 (0.30%) ADSL
8 3 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.30%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.30%) OSPF
8 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.20%) 4G
9 2 (0.20%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.24%) Power BI
2 28 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (0.91%) Big Data
5 8 (0.81%) QlikView
6 7 (0.71%) GIS
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (0.40%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (4.25%) JIRA
2 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.10%) Grunt
4 1 (0.10%) gulp
4 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.10%) JMeter
4 1 (0.10%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.10%) Selenium
4 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.10%) webpack
4 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 338 (34.21%) Finance
2 90 (9.11%) Public Sector
3 82 (8.30%) Banking
4 53 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 52 (5.26%) Retail
6 28 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.33%) Marketing
8 19 (1.92%) Legal
9 15 (1.52%) Law
9 15 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.32%) Local Government
11 12 (1.21%) Billing
12 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.61%) Electronics
13 6 (0.61%) Publishing
14 5 (0.51%) French Language
14 5 (0.51%) Front Office
14 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 201 (20.34%) Analyst
2 163 (16.50%) Project Manager
3 138 (13.97%) PMO Analyst
4 80 (8.10%) Coordinator
5 64 (6.48%) PMO Manager
6 55 (5.57%) Project Coordinator
7 48 (4.86%) PMO Lead
8 45 (4.55%) Programme Manager
9 44 (4.45%) Support Officer
10 43 (4.35%) Project Officer
11 42 (4.25%) Business Analyst
12 36 (3.64%) Project Support Officer
13 33 (3.34%) PMO Planner
14 31 (3.14%) Consultant
15 30 (3.04%) IT Manager
16 28 (2.83%) Junior
17 27 (2.73%) Senior Manager
18 25 (2.53%) Administrator
19 24 (2.43%) IT Project Manager
19 24 (2.43%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.21%) HTML
2 9 (0.91%) CSS
3 8 (0.81%) .NET
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (0.71%) ADO
5 5 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.51%) Spring
6 4 (0.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.40%) HTML5
6 4 (0.40%) jQuery
6 4 (0.40%) JSON
7 3 (0.30%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.30%) Velocity
8 2 (0.20%) REST
8 2 (0.20%) RESTful
8 2 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.10%) LDAP
9 1 (0.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.94%) NHS
5 19 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.32%) PMI
8 13 (1.32%) User Experience
9 12 (1.21%) FMCG
10 11 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.01%) CCTV
12 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.40%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.40%) Equities
14 3 (0.30%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.30%) Life Science
15 2 (0.20%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.20%) Security Operations Centre
15 2 (0.20%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (2.63%) Windows
2 19 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 9 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.51%) Linux
4 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.30%) Android
5 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.30%) pSOS
5 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.20%) CentOS
6 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (38.16%) Project Management
2 227 (22.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 210 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
4 189 (19.13%) PRINCE2
5 169 (17.11%) Project Delivery
6 125 (12.65%) Programme Management
7 98 (9.92%) Change Management
8 70 (7.09%) Risk Management
9 69 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (6.98%) Migration
9 69 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (6.48%) Project Governance
11 62 (6.28%) Change Control
11 62 (6.28%) ERP
12 56 (5.67%) Project Planning
13 52 (5.26%) Resource Management
14 48 (4.86%) Waterfall
15 46 (4.66%) Decision-Making
15 46 (4.66%) Dependency Management
16 42 (4.25%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 16 (1.62%) C
2 12 (1.21%) SQL
3 6 (0.61%) Java
4 5 (0.51%) C#
5 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.20%) Python
6 2 (0.20%) VBA
7 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.10%) Java 8
7 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.26%) Degree
4 39 (3.95%) PMI Certification
5 34 (3.44%) PMP
6 28 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (1.52%) APMP
7 15 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (1.11%) ISEB
9 10 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.91%) CISM
10 9 (0.91%) CISSP
11 8 (0.81%) CCNP
12 7 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.61%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.51%) CCNA
14 5 (0.51%) CEH
14 5 (0.51%) HNC
15 4 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.45%) QA
2 17 (1.72%) P3O
3 16 (1.62%) SLA
4 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.91%) GDPR
6 8 (0.81%) NIST
7 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.61%) GxP
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) HL7
8 2 (0.20%) IFRS
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.20%) MiFID
8 2 (0.20%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.10%) Docker
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) iptables
5 1 (0.10%) KVM
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.10%) vSphere
5 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.20%) Avamar
1 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.20%) Nagios
1 2 (0.20%) vRealize
2 1 (0.10%) Ansible
2 1 (0.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.10%) MIIS
2 1 (0.10%) Puppet
2 1 (0.10%) SCCM
2 1 (0.10%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.10%) yum
2 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 147 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.58%) SAP
3 50 (5.06%) Oracle
4 19 (1.92%) Google
5 12 (1.21%) Cisco
6 10 (1.01%) Planview
7 9 (0.91%) Tableau
8 8 (0.81%) Ariba
8 8 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.51%) Hyperion
9 5 (0.51%) Niku
9 5 (0.51%) Remedy
9 5 (0.51%) VMware
9 5 (0.51%) Workday
10 4 (0.40%) Alteryx
10 4 (0.40%) Cadence
10 4 (0.40%) Intapp
10 4 (0.40%) SolarWinds