Period
to 24 June 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 158 141
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 -35
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,454 1,765 1,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.76% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.45% 14.83% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 1,182 1,131
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £221 £213
90th Percentile £615 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -0.69% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 21
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £16.75 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.06% -20.88% +19.27%
10th Percentile £13.94 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £107.90 £39.38 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £19.59
% change year-on-year +105.71% -10.65% +11.91%

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 9,412 11,900 10,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.36% 11.87% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,761 7,594 6,980
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £245
90th Percentile £640 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 379 359
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +17.50% -17.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.41 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.55 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.42 £22.85 £19.50
% change year-on-year +15.63% +17.15% -25.00%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -14 1,332 £385 -3.75% 104
UK excluding London -19 895 £360 -0.69% 88
London -23 525 £425 -2.30% 22
South East +6 347 £375 -5.66% 23
North of England +1 189 £350 - 14
Midlands +19 152 £325 -7.14% 28
West Midlands +29 107 £305 -12.86% 14
North West +13 85 £400 +14.29% 7
Yorkshire -5 84 £308 -12.14% 3
Scotland -20 81 £344 +14.58% 2
South West -34 79 £336 -9.12% 8
East Midlands +1 43 £340 +3.03% 13
East of England -32 33 £458 +10.57% 10
North East +9 20 £400 - 4
Northern Ireland +14 6 £394 +5.00% 3
Wales 0 6 £330 +20.00% 1
Channel Islands -7 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 562 (38.65%) Project Management
2 536 (36.86%) Finance
3 309 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 279 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (18.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 243 (16.71%) PRINCE2
7 201 (13.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 199 (13.69%) Microsoft
9 193 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
10 181 (12.45%) Microsoft Project
11 158 (10.87%) Programme Management
12 147 (10.11%) Change Control
13 145 (9.97%) Change Management
14 144 (9.90%) SharePoint
15 129 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
16 117 (8.05%) Project Governance
17 115 (7.91%) Banking
18 106 (7.29%) Security Cleared
19 96 (6.60%) Telecoms
20 95 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
21 94 (6.46%) JIRA
22 93 (6.40%) SAP
23 88 (6.05%) PMI Certification
24 85 (5.85%) Risk Management
24 85 (5.85%) QA
25 82 (5.64%) Project Planning
25 82 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
25 82 (5.64%) ERP
26 80 (5.50%) Migration
27 79 (5.43%) Waterfall

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
1 144 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.41%) Confluence
3 7 (0.48%) MS Project Server
3 7 (0.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.14%) Documentum
6 2 (0.14%) IIS
6 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.069%) Apache
7 1 (0.069%) CMS
7 1 (0.069%) JBoss
7 1 (0.069%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 269 (18.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 201 (13.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 193 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
4 181 (12.45%) Microsoft Project
5 54 (3.71%) MS Visio
6 15 (1.03%) Open Workbench
6 15 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.069%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (1.10%) Primavera
3 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.069%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.069%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.069%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.68%) Office 365
2 30 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.24%) Power Platform
4 16 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (1.03%) Smartsheet
6 14 (0.96%) SaaS
7 5 (0.34%) Trello
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.28%) IaaS
8 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.21%) PaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Route 53
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.58%) Firewall
2 19 (1.31%) Network Security
2 19 (1.31%) WAN
3 16 (1.10%) LAN
4 10 (0.69%) Skype
5 9 (0.62%) VPN
6 8 (0.55%) 2G
6 8 (0.55%) 3G
6 8 (0.55%) 4G
6 8 (0.55%) 5G
7 7 (0.48%) Broadband
7 7 (0.48%) DNS
7 7 (0.48%) Internet
8 6 (0.41%) DHCP
8 6 (0.41%) MPLS
8 6 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.41%) Wireless
9 4 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (0.28%) SAN
9 4 (0.28%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
3 18 (1.24%) Power BI
4 14 (0.96%) Oracle OWB
5 9 (0.62%) Big Data
6 6 (0.41%) SQL Server
7 5 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.34%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.21%) MS Access
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.21%) QlikView
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.14%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.069%) GIS
Development Applications
1 94 (6.46%) JIRA
2 10 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (0.41%) VersionOne
4 4 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.21%) Hudson
6 2 (0.14%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.14%) JMeter
6 2 (0.14%) MSI
6 2 (0.14%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.069%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.069%) ERwin
7 1 (0.069%) jMock
7 1 (0.069%) JUnit
7 1 (0.069%) Maven
7 1 (0.069%) Selenium
7 1 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.069%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.069%) Visual Studio
General
1 536 (36.86%) Finance
2 115 (7.91%) Banking
3 96 (6.60%) Telecoms
4 78 (5.36%) Retail
5 32 (2.20%) Legal
6 26 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 20 (1.38%) Marketing
9 15 (1.03%) Publishing
10 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 11 (0.76%) Law
12 10 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.62%) Back Office
13 9 (0.62%) Local Government
14 8 (0.55%) Games
15 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.41%) German Language
16 6 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 375 (25.79%) Analyst
2 289 (19.88%) PMO Analyst
3 247 (16.99%) Project Manager
4 140 (9.63%) PMO Manager
5 100 (6.88%) PMO Lead
6 91 (6.26%) Coordinator
7 66 (4.54%) Programme Manager
8 54 (3.71%) PMO Coordinator
9 52 (3.58%) Project Coordinator
10 51 (3.51%) IT Manager
10 51 (3.51%) Senior PMO
11 45 (3.09%) IT Project Manager
12 41 (2.82%) Business Analyst
12 41 (2.82%) Consultant
12 41 (2.82%) Project Officer
13 39 (2.68%) PMO Project Manager
13 39 (2.68%) Support Officer
14 37 (2.54%) Junior
15 34 (2.34%) PMO Planner
15 34 (2.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.41%) HTML
1 6 (0.41%) Web Services
2 4 (0.28%) AngularJS
2 4 (0.28%) Middleware
2 4 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (0.28%) XML
3 3 (0.21%) JSON
3 3 (0.21%) Spring
4 2 (0.14%) CSS
4 2 (0.14%) Flash
4 2 (0.14%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.14%) LDAP
4 2 (0.14%) SOAP
4 2 (0.14%) Velocity
5 1 (0.069%) .NET
5 1 (0.069%) BAPI
5 1 (0.069%) J2EE
5 1 (0.069%) JAXB
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.069%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.78%) PMI
3 54 (3.71%) NHS
4 52 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 12 (0.83%) FMCG
8 10 (0.69%) User Experience
9 8 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.55%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.34%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.34%) Life Science
13 4 (0.28%) CCTV
13 4 (0.28%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.28%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.28%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (2.61%) Windows
2 17 (1.17%) Windows 10
3 13 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.41%) Linux
6 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.21%) Solaris
6 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.14%) pSOS
7 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.069%) Android
8 1 (0.069%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (38.65%) Project Management
2 309 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 279 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (16.71%) PRINCE2
5 158 (10.87%) Programme Management
6 147 (10.11%) Change Control
7 145 (9.97%) Change Management
8 117 (8.05%) Project Governance
9 95 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
10 85 (5.85%) Risk Management
11 82 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (5.64%) ERP
11 82 (5.64%) Project Planning
12 80 (5.50%) Migration
13 79 (5.43%) Waterfall
14 78 (5.36%) Resource Management
15 75 (5.16%) Dependency Management
16 74 (5.09%) Decision-Making
17 67 (4.61%) Portfolio Management
18 59 (4.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.65%) C
2 17 (1.17%) SQL
3 14 (0.96%) Java
4 6 (0.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.21%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.21%) Python
6 2 (0.14%) VB
7 1 (0.069%) ABAP
7 1 (0.069%) C#
7 1 (0.069%) ES6
7 1 (0.069%) Java 8
7 1 (0.069%) R
7 1 (0.069%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.069%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.069%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 88 (6.05%) PMI Certification
3 77 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 69 (4.75%) Degree
5 50 (3.44%) PMP
6 38 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 34 (2.34%) ISEB
8 23 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (1.10%) APMP
10 13 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.55%) CCNP
11 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CCNA
14 4 (0.28%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.21%) MCSE
15 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.85%) QA
2 17 (1.17%) SLA
3 14 (0.96%) P3O
4 12 (0.83%) GDPR
5 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.34%) GxP
7 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.21%) Basel III
8 3 (0.21%) NIST
8 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.069%) COBIT
10 1 (0.069%) EMIR
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.069%) ITGC
System Software
1 29 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) Firmware
4 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.21%) vSphere
4 3 (0.21%) XenApp
5 2 (0.14%) Docker
5 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.069%) Postfix
6 1 (0.069%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.83%) HP ALM
2 10 (0.69%) SCCM
3 4 (0.28%) SCOM
3 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.28%) Terraform
4 3 (0.21%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.14%) WSUS
6 1 (0.069%) Ansible
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.069%) CloudForms
6 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.069%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.069%) PTC Integrity
6 1 (0.069%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 199 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 93 (6.40%) SAP
3 47 (3.23%) Oracle
4 18 (1.24%) HP
4 18 (1.24%) Planview
5 15 (1.03%) Remedy
6 14 (0.96%) Google
7 13 (0.89%) Niku
8 11 (0.76%) Cisco
8 11 (0.76%) Huawei
8 11 (0.76%) VMware
9 10 (0.69%) Adobe
10 9 (0.62%) Citrix
10 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.55%) hybris
11 8 (0.55%) IBM
11 8 (0.55%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.48%) Ariba
12 7 (0.48%) Informatica
12 7 (0.48%) Splunk