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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 102 89
Rank change year-on-year -33 -13  
Contract jobs citing PMO 890 1204 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.24% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.20% 19.33% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 810 865
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 18
Median hourly rate £25.12 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.62% +18.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.63 £37.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +45.62% +18.96%  

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 5495 6228 6328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.67% 11.56% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 4025 4084
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 216 197
Median hourly rate £25.06 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.50% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.29 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -12 842 £388 +9.77% 124
London -11 322 £425 +6.25% 53
South East +31 211 £363 +7.40% 20
South West +2 71 £305 -18.66% 9
Hampshire +19 62 £373 +12.87% 5
City of London +2 51 £410 +2.50% 21
East of England +10 47 £370 -15.47% 7
Berkshire +12 46 £335 -4.28% 3
North West -19 46 £388 +10.71% 13
Yorkshire +8 45 £325 +9.70% 9
West Yorkshire +13 40 £325 +12.06% 8
West Midlands -21 38 £350 +19.65% 3
Surrey +14 32 £363 -22.66% 1
East Midlands -30 32 £450 +5.88% 7
Leeds +32 31 £323 +3.20% 6
Wiltshire +5 29 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland -53 26 £283 -8.87% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £313 +13.63% 2
Manchester -17 25 £325 -7.14% 7
West Sussex +31 22 £328 -12.66% 1
North East +30 21 £325 +4.83% 2
Basingstoke +3 19 £220 -37.14% 1
Northamptonshire -8 17 £450 +5.88% 2
Milton Keynes -18 16 £400 +39.13% 2
Edinburgh -28 16 £283 -5.83% 2
Corsham +10 15 £450 +65.13%
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £365 -16.66% 3
Cheshire +9 14 £408 +23.01% 5
Devon - 14 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +41 13 £338 +8.87% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 694 (40.61%) Project Management
2 681 (39.85%) Finance
3 381 (22.29%) PRINCE2
4 351 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 343 (20.07%) Microsoft Excel
6 337 (19.72%) Microsoft Project
7 296 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
8 255 (14.92%) Microsoft
9 247 (14.45%) Programme Management
10 236 (13.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 235 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
12 204 (11.94%) SharePoint
13 189 (11.06%) Banking
13 189 (11.06%) Change Control
14 177 (10.36%) Change Management
15 173 (10.12%) Security Cleared
16 162 (9.48%) Project Planning
17 138 (8.07%) SC Cleared
18 123 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
19 117 (6.85%) MS Visio
20 115 (6.73%) Resource Management
21 111 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 109 (6.38%) PMI Certification
23 108 (6.32%) QA
24 106 (6.20%) Risk Management
25 105 (6.14%) Retail
25 105 (6.14%) Degree
26 104 (6.09%) ITIL
27 99 (5.79%) Telecoms
28 90 (5.27%) 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
1 204 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.76%) MS Project Server
3 15 (0.88%) Confluence
4 10 (0.59%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.35%) Documentum
6 5 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.23%) IIS
7 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.12%) SAS
10 1 (0.059%) WebSphere
Applications
1 343 (20.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 337 (19.72%) Microsoft Project
3 236 (13.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 235 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
5 117 (6.85%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.059%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 22 (1.29%) Primavera
2 11 (0.64%) CA PPM
2 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.35%) Workfront
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Maximo
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.059%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (3.74%) Office 365
2 22 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.35%) IaaS
5 6 (0.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Yammer
9 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.059%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.059%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.059%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.059%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.059%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.059%) Slack
9 1 (0.059%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.17%) LAN
1 20 (1.17%) WAN
2 15 (0.88%) Firewall
3 14 (0.82%) Intranet
4 13 (0.76%) Internet
5 9 (0.53%) SAN
5 9 (0.53%) Skype
6 8 (0.47%) DNS
6 8 (0.47%) NAS
7 7 (0.41%) DHCP
7 7 (0.41%) MPLS
7 7 (0.41%) Network Security
7 7 (0.41%) VoIP
7 7 (0.41%) VPN
8 6 (0.35%) IPsec
8 6 (0.35%) Wireless
9 5 (0.29%) WebEx
9 5 (0.29%) WLAN
10 4 (0.23%) BGP
10 4 (0.23%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (0.82%) SQL Server
3 12 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 8 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.41%) DB2
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.29%) QlikView
8 4 (0.23%) Big Data
8 4 (0.23%) MS Access
8 4 (0.23%) Power BI
9 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.059%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.059%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.059%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 30 (1.76%) JIRA
2 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.12%) Appium
3 2 (0.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.12%) Maven
3 2 (0.12%) Selenium
3 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.12%) Subversion
3 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 681 (39.85%) Finance
2 189 (11.06%) Banking
3 105 (6.14%) Retail
4 99 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.40%) Legal
6 34 (1.99%) Marketing
7 31 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 16 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.88%) Advertising
12 14 (0.82%) Publishing
13 13 (0.76%) Local Government
14 11 (0.64%) French Language
15 10 (0.59%) Back Office
15 10 (0.59%) Law
16 9 (0.53%) Electronics
17 8 (0.47%) Automotive
18 7 (0.41%) Front Office
18 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 438 (25.63%) Analyst
2 328 (19.19%) PMO Analyst
3 306 (17.91%) Project Manager
4 166 (9.71%) PMO Manager
5 99 (5.79%) Coordinator
6 86 (5.03%) PMO Lead
6 86 (5.03%) Programme Manager
7 79 (4.62%) Project Analyst
8 62 (3.63%) Project Planner
9 60 (3.51%) PMO Coordinator
10 59 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
11 58 (3.39%) PMO Planner
12 55 (3.22%) IT Manager
13 54 (3.16%) Business Analyst
13 54 (3.16%) Junior
13 54 (3.16%) Senior PMO
14 53 (3.10%) Administrator
14 53 (3.10%) Senior Manager
15 45 (2.63%) Support Officer
16 40 (2.34%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.41%) Web Services
2 6 (0.35%) .NET
3 4 (0.23%) HTML
4 3 (0.18%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.18%) CSS
4 3 (0.18%) JFC
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.18%) REST
5 2 (0.12%) Middleware
5 2 (0.12%) SOAP
5 2 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.059%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.059%) CGI
6 1 (0.059%) COM
6 1 (0.059%) CSS3
6 1 (0.059%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.059%) HTML5
6 1 (0.059%) RSS
6 1 (0.059%) Velocity
6 1 (0.059%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.10%) PMI
3 50 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 21 (1.23%) NHS
6 18 (1.05%) FMCG
6 18 (1.05%) User Experience
7 17 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 16 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.47%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.41%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.41%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.41%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.35%) Clustering
13 6 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.35%) Replication
13 6 (0.35%) Wiki
14 5 (0.29%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 44 (2.57%) Windows
2 25 (1.46%) Windows 10
3 12 (0.70%) Linux
4 8 (0.47%) Unix
5 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) Android
7 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.12%) CentOS
8 2 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.059%) AIX
9 1 (0.059%) pSOS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) Solaris
9 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.059%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (40.61%) Project Management
2 381 (22.29%) PRINCE2
3 351 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 296 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
5 247 (14.45%) Programme Management
6 189 (11.06%) Change Control
7 177 (10.36%) Change Management
8 162 (9.48%) Project Planning
9 115 (6.73%) Resource Management
10 111 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 106 (6.20%) Risk Management
12 104 (6.09%) ITIL
13 90 (5.27%) Migration
14 87 (5.09%) Project Governance
15 79 (4.62%) Programme Governance
16 73 (4.27%) Portfolio Management
17 68 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (3.92%) Dependency Management
19 62 (3.63%) ERP
20 56 (3.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (1.17%) SQL
2 16 (0.94%) VBA
3 13 (0.76%) VB
4 12 (0.70%) C
5 6 (0.35%) Java
5 6 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.23%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.23%) VBScript
7 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.12%) Python
7 2 (0.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.059%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.059%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.059%) C#
8 1 (0.059%) C++
8 1 (0.059%) Groovy
8 1 (0.059%) Perl
8 1 (0.059%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 173 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 138 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 109 (6.38%) PMI Certification
4 105 (6.14%) Degree
5 79 (4.62%) PMP
6 60 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 32 (1.87%) APMP
8 29 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.70%) ISEB
12 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.35%) MCDBA
14 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.29%) CISSP
15 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
16 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (6.32%) QA
2 26 (1.52%) P3O
3 17 (0.99%) SLA
4 14 (0.82%) GDPR
5 13 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.70%) MiFID
7 9 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.23%) IFRS
9 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.059%) COBIT
12 1 (0.059%) EMIR
12 1 (0.059%) FATCA
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.059%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.059%) Firmware
5 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (0.35%) SCCM
2 4 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.18%) MOM
3 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.059%) Ansible
5 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.059%) Nagios
5 1 (0.059%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.059%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.059%) Packer
5 1 (0.059%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.059%) SCOM
5 1 (0.059%) WSUS
Vendors
1 255 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.33%) SAP
3 53 (3.10%) Oracle
4 25 (1.46%) Remedy
5 21 (1.23%) HP
6 15 (0.88%) Motorola
7 13 (0.76%) Planview
8 12 (0.70%) Cisco
9 10 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.47%) Cognos
10 8 (0.47%) Workday
11 7 (0.41%) IBM
11 7 (0.41%) iManage
12 6 (0.35%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.29%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.29%) Google
13 5 (0.29%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.23%) Cadence
14 4 (0.23%) F5
14 4 (0.23%) VMware
London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits, bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £205.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £399 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £21300 per annum + Pension + Holiday + Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £340 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Client Server
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £160 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago