Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 140 138
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 -48
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,735 1,929 2,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.88% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.73% 14.87% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 1,361 1,393
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.13% +11.75% -4.67%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £375 £346
% change year-on-year -4.53% +8.30% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 31
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +21.95% -18.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £15.19 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £42.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.79 £25.12 £20.45
% change year-on-year +14.59% +22.87% -18.22%

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 11,031 12,974 12,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.70% 12.62% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,984 8,481 7,816
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 375 432
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £23.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.67% +2.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.67 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -20.00% +13.64%

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 17 November 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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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 -27 1,571 £388 -3.13% 232
UK excluding London -17 1,084 £358 -4.53% 167
London -27 626 £438 +2.94% 76
South East +15 413 £380 -5.00% 31
North of England -51 185 £350 - 59
Midlands -40 155 £325 -13.33% 34
Scotland +34 132 £325 +8.33% 6
West Midlands -24 120 £325 -7.14% 24
South West -42 106 £313 -14.25% 15
East of England -3 86 £425 +14.86% 17
Yorkshire -5 84 £353 +10.31% 26
North West -36 73 £350 -4.44% 29
North East -26 28 £338 -10.00% 4
East Midlands -25 27 £295 -28.92% 10
Wales -24 11 £325 +43.96% 5
Northern Ireland +26 4 £400 +18.52%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 714 (41.15%) Project Management
2 681 (39.25%) Finance
3 377 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 345 (19.88%) PRINCE2
6 343 (19.77%) Microsoft Excel
7 266 (15.33%) Microsoft
8 255 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
9 250 (14.41%) Microsoft Project
10 249 (14.35%) Programme Management
11 224 (12.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 213 (12.28%) SharePoint
13 169 (9.74%) Security Cleared
14 162 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
15 159 (9.16%) Change Control
16 151 (8.70%) Change Management
17 138 (7.95%) Retail
18 134 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
19 133 (7.67%) Project Governance
20 132 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
21 130 (7.49%) SC Cleared
22 117 (6.74%) MS Visio
23 114 (6.57%) QA
24 110 (6.34%) Risk Management
25 109 (6.28%) Resource Management
26 107 (6.17%) SAP
27 106 (6.11%) Project Planning
28 105 (6.05%) JIRA
29 103 (5.94%) Banking
30 102 (5.88%) 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
1 213 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.00%) Confluence
3 13 (0.75%) MS Project Server
4 11 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (0.46%) SAS
6 7 (0.40%) Liferay
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.35%) CMS
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.23%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.23%) Documentum
8 4 (0.23%) Drupal
8 4 (0.23%) FileNet
8 4 (0.23%) LiveCycle
8 4 (0.23%) LiveLink
8 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.23%) Smallworld
9 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 343 (19.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 255 (14.70%) Microsoft Office
3 250 (14.41%) Microsoft Project
4 224 (12.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 117 (6.74%) MS Visio
6 18 (1.04%) Open Workbench
7 12 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.63%) Maya
9 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.58%) CA PPM
4 9 (0.52%) Primavera
4 9 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.29%) TrackWise
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.17%) Maximo
9 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.17%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.88%) Office 365
2 42 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.92%) SaaS
4 11 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (0.46%) IaaS
5 8 (0.46%) PaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Boomi
6 5 (0.29%) Slack
6 5 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.17%) G Suite
7 3 (0.17%) GitHub
7 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.17%) Route 53
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.63%) Firewall
2 9 (0.52%) SMS
3 8 (0.46%) Wireless
4 7 (0.40%) Internet
4 7 (0.40%) LAN
4 7 (0.40%) Value-Added Service
4 7 (0.40%) WAN
5 6 (0.35%) DNS
5 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.29%) Skype
7 4 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.23%) DHCP
7 4 (0.23%) SAN
8 3 (0.17%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) HTTP
9 2 (0.12%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 16 (0.92%) Power BI
5 10 (0.58%) Big Data
5 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.58%) SAP HANA
6 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.40%) GIS
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.23%) SQLite
12 3 (0.17%) Informix
12 3 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 105 (6.05%) JIRA
2 24 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.98%) Selenium
5 14 (0.81%) JUnit
6 11 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 11 (0.63%) SoapUI
7 10 (0.58%) SonarQube
8 9 (0.52%) Maven
9 8 (0.46%) DbUnit
9 8 (0.46%) jMock
9 8 (0.46%) Mockito
9 8 (0.46%) Subversion
9 8 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.40%) JMeter
11 6 (0.35%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.23%) Ant
12 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.23%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 681 (39.25%) Finance
2 138 (7.95%) Retail
3 103 (5.94%) Banking
4 86 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.96%) Marketing
6 32 (1.84%) Legal
7 31 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 27 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.15%) Law
12 19 (1.10%) Retail Banking
13 18 (1.04%) Billing
14 15 (0.86%) Back Office
15 11 (0.63%) Military
16 10 (0.58%) Automotive
16 10 (0.58%) Front Office
17 9 (0.52%) Electronics
17 9 (0.52%) Games
18 8 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 451 (25.99%) Analyst
2 344 (19.83%) PMO Analyst
3 274 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 163 (9.39%) PMO Manager
5 117 (6.74%) Coordinator
6 111 (6.40%) PMO Lead
7 71 (4.09%) Project Coordinator
8 63 (3.63%) Senior PMO
9 60 (3.46%) Project Analyst
10 59 (3.40%) IT Manager
11 58 (3.34%) Administrator
11 58 (3.34%) PMO Coordinator
11 58 (3.34%) Programme Manager
12 54 (3.11%) Business Analyst
13 50 (2.88%) Junior
14 49 (2.82%) Project Officer
15 47 (2.71%) Consultant
16 43 (2.48%) PMO Planner
17 42 (2.42%) IT Project Manager
18 41 (2.36%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.61%) Web Services
2 20 (1.15%) HTML
3 19 (1.10%) XML
4 18 (1.04%) .NET
5 16 (0.92%) CSS
5 16 (0.92%) RESTful
6 15 (0.86%) Spring
7 13 (0.75%) J2EE
8 12 (0.69%) SOAP
9 11 (0.63%) jQuery
10 10 (0.58%) Apache Camel
11 9 (0.52%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.46%) CSS3
12 8 (0.46%) Java EE
12 8 (0.46%) Middleware
12 8 (0.46%) PowerMock
12 8 (0.46%) React
13 7 (0.40%) JSON
13 7 (0.40%) Spring Boot
13 7 (0.40%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 162 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.42%) NHS
3 90 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.48%) PMI
6 36 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.44%) User Experience
8 22 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.04%) FMCG
10 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.46%) CMDB
11 8 (0.46%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.40%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.40%) Taxonomies
13 6 (0.35%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.35%) Fintech
13 6 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.35%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (4.21%) Windows
2 34 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 19 (1.10%) Windows 7
4 16 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.58%) Unix
6 9 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.52%) Linux
7 8 (0.46%) Android
8 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.058%) OS/400
12 1 (0.058%) Solaris
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.058%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (41.15%) Project Management
2 377 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
3 364 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 345 (19.88%) PRINCE2
5 249 (14.35%) Programme Management
6 159 (9.16%) Change Control
7 151 (8.70%) Change Management
8 134 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (7.67%) Project Governance
10 132 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (6.34%) Risk Management
12 109 (6.28%) Resource Management
13 106 (6.11%) Project Planning
14 102 (5.88%) Migration
15 92 (5.30%) ITIL
16 86 (4.96%) ERP
16 86 (4.96%) Waterfall
17 84 (4.84%) Portfolio Management
18 80 (4.61%) Scrum
19 76 (4.38%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 50 (2.88%) SQL
2 40 (2.31%) Java
3 29 (1.67%) C
4 15 (0.86%) PowerShell
5 14 (0.81%) C#
6 13 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.40%) Python
9 6 (0.35%) ABAP
10 4 (0.23%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.23%) VBA
11 3 (0.17%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.17%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.12%) Perl
13 1 (0.058%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.058%) RPG
13 1 (0.058%) VB
13 1 (0.058%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.058%) XPath
Qualifications
1 169 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 130 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 94 (5.42%) Degree
4 76 (4.38%) PMI Certification
5 68 (3.92%) PMP
6 52 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 36 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 32 (1.84%) ISEB
9 24 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.46%) APMP
11 8 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.40%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.23%) ACTC
14 4 (0.23%) CCNP
14 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.57%) QA
2 30 (1.73%) SLA
3 25 (1.44%) P3O
4 18 (1.04%) GDPR
5 15 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.46%) GxP
7 6 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) IFRS
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.12%) PSD2
10 2 (0.12%) TickIT
11 1 (0.058%) COBIT
11 1 (0.058%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
System Software
1 41 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.81%) Docker
4 9 (0.52%) vSphere
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) LXC
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.058%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.058%) IAG
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (1.21%) SCCM
2 16 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.52%) HP ALM
6 7 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.35%) MOM
8 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.29%) Terraform
9 4 (0.23%) Ansible
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.17%) Grafana
10 3 (0.17%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.17%) Puppet
11 2 (0.12%) FreeIPA
11 2 (0.12%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.12%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.058%) QRadar
Vendors
1 266 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 107 (6.17%) SAP
3 74 (4.27%) Oracle
4 24 (1.38%) VMware
5 23 (1.33%) Planview
6 21 (1.21%) HP
7 20 (1.15%) CA
8 13 (0.75%) Niku
8 13 (0.75%) Workday
9 12 (0.69%) Remedy
10 11 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 11 (0.63%) Cisco
11 10 (0.58%) Adobe
11 10 (0.58%) Huawei
11 10 (0.58%) Mercator
11 10 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.52%) Apple
12 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.46%) IBM
13 8 (0.46%) JD Edwards