Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 141 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 -36 -22
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,903 1,793 2,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.88% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.70% 16.18% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,328 1,241 1,659
UK median daily rate £388 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.15% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.99% -2.86% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 27
UK median hourly rate £23.53 £20.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% -22.64% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.86 £10.79 £12.84
90th Percentile £34.98 £47.22 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.34% -30.00% +11.11%

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 12,943 11,083 12,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 11.64% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,456 7,266 8,042
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 387 449
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.00 £11.37
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.85 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -10.20% +14.98%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -4 1,745 £400 +10.34% 189
UK excluding London +11 1,114 £364 +6.99% 138
London +1 768 £425 +6.25% 69
South East -7 388 £400 +18.52% 27
North of England +50 246 £350 +6.06% 33
Midlands -5 177 £350 - 34
West Midlands +6 123 £350 +9.80% 20
Scotland +36 116 £230 -16.36% 13
Yorkshire +29 102 £325 - 13
South West -9 99 £370 +4.23% 15
North West +9 94 £336 -3.93% 20
East of England -38 68 £390 -8.24% 11
North East +75 50 £425 +65.05%
East Midlands -19 50 £325 -13.33% 14
Wales +13 14 £256 -39.17% 5
Northern Ireland -7 9 £375 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 818 (42.98%) Finance
2 735 (38.62%) Project Management
3 399 (20.97%) PRINCE2
4 393 (20.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 391 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 360 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 315 (16.55%) Microsoft Project
8 281 (14.77%) Programme Management
9 279 (14.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 255 (13.40%) Microsoft
11 254 (13.35%) Microsoft Office
12 218 (11.46%) Change Management
13 200 (10.51%) SharePoint
14 189 (9.93%) Banking
15 181 (9.51%) Change Control
16 152 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
17 150 (7.88%) Project Planning
17 150 (7.88%) Security Cleared
18 136 (7.15%) Risk Management
19 132 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 131 (6.88%) Portfolio Management
21 128 (6.73%) QA
22 126 (6.62%) Project Governance
23 113 (5.94%) MS Visio
24 111 (5.83%) Resource Management
25 108 (5.68%) Degree
25 108 (5.68%) Retail
26 104 (5.47%) Telecoms
26 104 (5.47%) Management Information System
26 104 (5.47%) SC Cleared

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
1 200 (10.51%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.68%) Confluence
3 19 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.79%) MS Project Server
5 13 (0.68%) CMS
6 7 (0.37%) Documentum
7 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.16%) SAS
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.053%) Apache
11 1 (0.053%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.053%) IIS
11 1 (0.053%) JBoss
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.053%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.053%) WebSphere
Applications
1 393 (20.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 315 (16.55%) Microsoft Project
3 279 (14.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 254 (13.35%) Microsoft Office
5 113 (5.94%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) Maya
7 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) CA PPM
2 10 (0.53%) Primavera
3 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.37%) Maximo
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.21%) Summit
6 4 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.52%) Office 365
2 21 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.58%) SaaS
5 10 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) IaaS
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Route 53
9 1 (0.053%) Force.com
9 1 (0.053%) G Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.053%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.31%) LAN
2 24 (1.26%) Skype
3 23 (1.21%) SMS
4 19 (1.00%) WAN
5 13 (0.68%) Firewall
6 10 (0.53%) Internet
7 9 (0.47%) 3G
7 9 (0.47%) SAN
8 8 (0.42%) NAS
9 7 (0.37%) 4G
9 7 (0.37%) VoIP
9 7 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.37%) WLAN
10 5 (0.26%) Intranet
10 5 (0.26%) VPN
11 4 (0.21%) DAB
11 4 (0.21%) DNS
11 4 (0.21%) Network Security
11 4 (0.21%) RTP
11 4 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 16 (0.84%) Blockchain
4 13 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (0.63%) Big Data
6 10 (0.53%) Power BI
7 7 (0.37%) Essbase
8 6 (0.32%) GIS
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.26%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.21%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.21%) MS Access
11 3 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.16%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 65 (3.42%) JIRA
2 5 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.16%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.11%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.11%) JMeter
4 2 (0.11%) Maven
4 2 (0.11%) Selenium
4 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.053%) FishEye
5 1 (0.053%) GitLab
5 1 (0.053%) NUnit
5 1 (0.053%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.053%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.053%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.053%) Subversion
5 1 (0.053%) TeamCity
General
1 818 (42.98%) Finance
2 189 (9.93%) Banking
3 108 (5.68%) Retail
4 104 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.94%) Legal
7 36 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.73%) Retail Banking
9 29 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 26 (1.37%) Marketing
11 25 (1.31%) Front Office
11 25 (1.31%) Law
12 14 (0.74%) Billing
13 13 (0.68%) Electronics
14 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.53%) Advertising
15 10 (0.53%) Back Office
15 10 (0.53%) German Language
15 10 (0.53%) Publishing
16 8 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 505 (26.54%) Analyst
2 383 (20.13%) PMO Analyst
3 330 (17.34%) Project Manager
4 200 (10.51%) PMO Manager
5 141 (7.41%) PMO Lead
6 96 (5.04%) Coordinator
7 87 (4.57%) Senior PMO
8 80 (4.20%) Business Analyst
9 73 (3.84%) Senior Manager
10 66 (3.47%) PMO Coordinator
11 63 (3.31%) Project Analyst
12 62 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
13 53 (2.79%) IT Manager
14 52 (2.73%) Programme Manager
15 51 (2.68%) PMO Planner
16 50 (2.63%) Consultant
16 50 (2.63%) Project Officer
16 50 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
17 46 (2.42%) Support Officer
18 44 (2.31%) PMO Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
1 9 (0.47%) XML
2 8 (0.42%) HTML
2 8 (0.42%) Web Services
3 7 (0.37%) .NET
3 7 (0.37%) JSON
3 7 (0.37%) X-Windows
4 5 (0.26%) AngularJS
4 5 (0.26%) J2EE
4 5 (0.26%) Spring
5 4 (0.21%) CSS
5 4 (0.21%) HTML5
6 3 (0.16%) CSS3
6 3 (0.16%) Java EE
6 3 (0.16%) jQuery
6 3 (0.16%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.16%) LESS
6 3 (0.16%) RESTful
6 3 (0.16%) Sass
6 3 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.10%) NHS
4 37 (1.94%) Virtual Team
5 34 (1.79%) PMI
6 29 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 23 (1.21%) FMCG
8 16 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 16 (0.84%) User Experience
9 10 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 9 (0.47%) Derivative
11 8 (0.42%) Fintech
11 8 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.42%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (0.37%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.37%) EMC VNXe
12 7 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 59 (3.10%) Windows
2 35 (1.84%) Windows 10
3 15 (0.79%) Linux
4 14 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.53%) Windows 2000
7 8 (0.42%) Unix
7 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.37%) AIX
8 7 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (0.37%) Solaris
8 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.16%) Android
10 3 (0.16%) pSOS
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.11%) CentOS
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (38.62%) Project Management
2 399 (20.97%) PRINCE2
3 391 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 360 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 281 (14.77%) Programme Management
6 218 (11.46%) Change Management
7 181 (9.51%) Change Control
8 150 (7.88%) Project Planning
9 136 (7.15%) Risk Management
10 132 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 131 (6.88%) Portfolio Management
12 126 (6.62%) Project Governance
13 111 (5.83%) Resource Management
14 94 (4.94%) Migration
15 85 (4.47%) Waterfall
16 83 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
17 77 (4.05%) Programme Delivery
18 73 (3.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 73 (3.84%) ITIL
19 70 (3.68%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.10%) SQL
2 33 (1.73%) C
3 12 (0.63%) Java
4 11 (0.58%) VBA
5 7 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.32%) Python
7 5 (0.26%) C#
7 5 (0.26%) VB
8 4 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.16%) Perl
9 3 (0.16%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.11%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.11%) PHP
11 1 (0.053%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.053%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 150 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 108 (5.68%) Degree
3 104 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 100 (5.25%) PMI Certification
5 91 (4.78%) PMP
6 55 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 49 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (1.10%) APMP
8 21 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.00%) ISEB
10 18 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.32%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.26%) ACCA
14 5 (0.26%) CISSP
14 5 (0.26%) MBA
14 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.21%) CIMA
15 4 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.73%) QA
2 57 (3.00%) GDPR
3 36 (1.89%) P3O
4 22 (1.16%) MiFID
5 16 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.53%) SLA
8 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.26%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.21%) IFRS
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.16%) GxP
11 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
12 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) GAMP
12 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.11%) PSD2
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 16 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.37%) Firmware
3 7 (0.37%) SRDF
3 7 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.32%) Docker
5 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.16%) XenApp
6 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.37%) EMC TimeFinder
2 7 (0.37%) NetApp OnCommand
2 7 (0.37%) SCCM
2 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.16%) Terraform
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.11%) Nagios
4 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.053%) SCOM
5 1 (0.053%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.053%) WMI
5 1 (0.053%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 255 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 67 (3.52%) SAP
3 60 (3.15%) Oracle
4 32 (1.68%) Planview
5 22 (1.16%) HP
6 15 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (0.79%) Workday
7 11 (0.58%) Cisco
7 11 (0.58%) VMware
8 10 (0.53%) Adobe
8 10 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.47%) Cadence
9 9 (0.47%) EMC
9 9 (0.47%) Progress
10 7 (0.37%) 3PAR
10 7 (0.37%) Brocade
10 7 (0.37%) Capita
10 7 (0.37%) NetApp
10 7 (0.37%) Veritas
11 6 (0.32%) Xerox