Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 129 86
Rank change year-on-year -12 -43 -5
Contract jobs citing PMO 1863 2113 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.99% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.13% 17.30% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1451 1925
UK median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +12.12% - -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 42
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.49% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.19 £13.40 £11.38
90th Percentile £36.50 £42.73 £56.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £21.13 £22.25
% change year-on-year +18.91% -5.06% +23.61%

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 12316 12215 13504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 11.48% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8077 7902 8633
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 447 464
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 19 October 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 6 months to 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 -1 1748 £400 +14.29% 107
UK excluding London -6 1108 £370 +12.12% 68
London -18 725 £425 +6.25% 54
South East +13 363 £388 +19.23% 14
North of England +44 241 £342 +6.88% 24
Midlands -14 183 £375 - 6
South West +21 139 £355 -2.07% 4
West Midlands -9 115 £330 +0.38% 4
North West 0 103 £363 +3.57% 16
East of England -1 94 £370 -15.48% 5
Yorkshire +42 87 £325 +11.59% 7
Scotland -61 65 £310 - 13
East Midlands -17 60 £425 +5.59% 2
North East +52 49 £370 +37.67% 1
Wales +9 20 £263 - 1
Northern Ireland -44 7 £275 -8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 778 (41.76%) Finance
2 723 (38.81%) Project Management
3 416 (22.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 383 (20.56%) PRINCE2
5 372 (19.97%) Microsoft Excel
6 329 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
7 305 (16.37%) Microsoft Project
8 274 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
9 268 (14.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 265 (14.22%) Programme Management
11 258 (13.85%) Microsoft
12 229 (12.29%) Banking
13 220 (11.81%) SharePoint
14 209 (11.22%) Change Control
15 206 (11.06%) Change Management
16 191 (10.25%) Project Planning
17 165 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
18 156 (8.37%) Security Cleared
19 130 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 127 (6.82%) QA
21 123 (6.60%) Project Governance
22 122 (6.55%) Resource Management
23 111 (5.96%) SC Cleared
23 111 (5.96%) MS Visio
24 107 (5.74%) Risk Management
25 106 (5.69%) Retail
26 99 (5.31%) Programme Governance
27 98 (5.26%) Degree
28 95 (5.10%) PMI Certification
29 89 (4.78%) Portfolio Management

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
1 220 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.45%) MS Project Server
3 26 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 18 (0.97%) Confluence
5 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.16%) IIS
7 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.11%) CMS
7 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.054%) CICS
8 1 (0.054%) Documentum
8 1 (0.054%) JBoss
8 1 (0.054%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.054%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 372 (19.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 305 (16.37%) Microsoft Project
3 274 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
4 268 (14.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 111 (5.96%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Maya
7 3 (0.16%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.054%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Primavera
2 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.54%) CA PPM
4 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.16%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.79%) Office 365
2 25 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.48%) PaaS
5 8 (0.43%) IaaS
5 8 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.32%) SaaS
7 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.11%) Yammer
9 1 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.054%) Force.com
9 1 (0.054%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.054%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.40%) Skype
2 20 (1.07%) LAN
3 17 (0.91%) Internet
4 15 (0.81%) WAN
5 14 (0.75%) Firewall
6 11 (0.59%) WLAN
7 9 (0.48%) SMS
8 8 (0.43%) Intranet
9 7 (0.38%) MPLS
9 7 (0.38%) Network Security
9 7 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.32%) VPN
11 5 (0.27%) 3G
11 5 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.27%) IPsec
11 5 (0.27%) SAN
11 5 (0.27%) VoIP
11 5 (0.27%) Wireless
12 4 (0.21%) BGP
12 4 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (0.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.86%) Blockchain
3 14 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (0.59%) Big Data
5 6 (0.32%) Power BI
5 6 (0.32%) QlikView
5 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.27%) MS Access
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.16%) DB2
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (2.20%) JIRA
2 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.054%) GitLab
3 1 (0.054%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.054%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.054%) TeamCity
General
1 778 (41.76%) Finance
2 229 (12.29%) Banking
3 106 (5.69%) Retail
4 78 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.99%) Legal
6 37 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.61%) Marketing
8 28 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 23 (1.23%) Law
10 18 (0.97%) Advertising
11 17 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.81%) Publishing
13 14 (0.75%) Back Office
13 14 (0.75%) Local Government
14 13 (0.70%) Front Office
15 11 (0.59%) Billing
16 10 (0.54%) Electronics
17 7 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 486 (26.09%) Analyst
2 358 (19.22%) PMO Analyst
3 334 (17.93%) Project Manager
4 187 (10.04%) PMO Manager
5 119 (6.39%) PMO Lead
6 88 (4.72%) Coordinator
7 80 (4.29%) Programme Manager
7 80 (4.29%) Project Analyst
8 74 (3.97%) Senior PMO
9 72 (3.86%) PMO Planner
10 71 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 66 (3.54%) Senior Manager
12 55 (2.95%) Junior
13 54 (2.90%) Project Coordinator
14 51 (2.74%) Administrator
14 51 (2.74%) PMO Coordinator
15 48 (2.58%) IT Manager
15 48 (2.58%) PMO Project Manager
16 47 (2.52%) Consultant
16 47 (2.52%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.38%) .NET
1 7 (0.38%) XML
2 5 (0.27%) HTML
3 4 (0.21%) CSS
3 4 (0.21%) JSON
4 3 (0.16%) JFC
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.11%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.11%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.11%) XSLT
6 1 (0.054%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.054%) CAML
6 1 (0.054%) CGI
6 1 (0.054%) COM
6 1 (0.054%) jQuery
6 1 (0.054%) Mason
6 1 (0.054%) REST
6 1 (0.054%) Velocity
6 1 (0.054%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.054%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 47 (2.52%) PMI
4 33 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 25 (1.34%) Virtual Team
6 23 (1.23%) NHS
7 19 (1.02%) FMCG
8 14 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (0.59%) CMDB
9 11 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.43%) User Experience
11 7 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.38%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.38%) STB
12 6 (0.32%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.27%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (3.27%) Windows
2 34 (1.83%) Windows 10
3 10 (0.54%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.27%) Linux
6 4 (0.21%) Unix
7 3 (0.16%) Android
7 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.11%) CentOS
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.054%) Solaris
9 1 (0.054%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (38.81%) Project Management
2 416 (22.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 383 (20.56%) PRINCE2
4 329 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
5 265 (14.22%) Programme Management
6 209 (11.22%) Change Control
7 206 (11.06%) Change Management
8 191 (10.25%) Project Planning
9 130 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 123 (6.60%) Project Governance
11 122 (6.55%) Resource Management
12 107 (5.74%) Risk Management
13 99 (5.31%) Programme Governance
14 89 (4.78%) Portfolio Management
15 88 (4.72%) Migration
16 84 (4.51%) ERP
16 84 (4.51%) ITIL
17 75 (4.03%) Dependency Management
18 72 (3.86%) Waterfall
19 64 (3.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (1.40%) SQL
2 20 (1.07%) C
3 11 (0.59%) VBA
4 10 (0.54%) VB
5 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.27%) VBScript
7 3 (0.16%) Java
7 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.054%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.054%) C#
9 1 (0.054%) COBOL
9 1 (0.054%) Groovy
9 1 (0.054%) JCL
9 1 (0.054%) X++
Qualifications
1 156 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.26%) Degree
4 95 (5.10%) PMI Certification
5 83 (4.46%) PMP
6 55 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 42 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (1.18%) APMP
10 17 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.59%) ISEB
11 11 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.27%) CISSP
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) HNC
15 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (6.82%) QA
2 36 (1.93%) GDPR
3 31 (1.66%) MiFID
4 22 (1.18%) SLA
5 21 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.02%) P3O
7 12 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.38%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.16%) EMIR
11 3 (0.16%) GAAP
11 3 (0.16%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.11%) IFRS
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.054%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 8 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.16%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.054%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.054%) Nagios
5 1 (0.054%) SCCM
5 1 (0.054%) SCOM
Vendors
1 258 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 79 (4.24%) SAP
3 52 (2.79%) Oracle
4 24 (1.29%) Planview
5 20 (1.07%) HP
6 15 (0.81%) Motorola
7 12 (0.64%) CheckPoint
7 12 (0.64%) Remedy
7 12 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (0.59%) Cadence
9 8 (0.43%) Cisco
9 8 (0.43%) VMware
10 7 (0.38%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.32%) Ericsson
11 6 (0.32%) Workday
12 5 (0.27%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.21%) Huawei
13 4 (0.21%) Infor
13 4 (0.21%) Tableau
13 4 (0.21%) WSO2