Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 172 146
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26 -11
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,319 1,695 1,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.64% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.95% 14.98% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1,101 1,304
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £353 £370
% change year-on-year +0.57% -4.59% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 29
UK median hourly rate £28.49 £22.31 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.69% -11.18% +18.91%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.87 £15.19
90th Percentile £49.30 £40.85 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.49 £25.12 £25.12
% change year-on-year +13.42% - +22.54%

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 8,822 11,316 12,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.40% 10.96% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,495 7,162 8,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.62% +4.40%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £256
90th Percentile £633 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 402 361
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +8.80% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.12 £10.59
90th Percentile £56.25 £49.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £21.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.38% +9.40% -20.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -1 1,213 £400 +1.27% 101
UK excluding London -13 756 £355 +0.57% 84
London +21 536 £450 +5.88% 22
South East -23 276 £363 -5.54% 13
North of England +12 150 £369 +5.36% 26
Midlands +17 115 £350 +6.06% 22
South West -20 84 £330 +3.13% 6
North West +13 78 £400 +14.29% 11
West Midlands -4 75 £323 -0.77% 12
Scotland -18 68 £338 +3.85% 3
Yorkshire 0 50 £315 -11.52% 14
East of England -17 46 £396 -6.76% 12
East Midlands +26 37 £345 +12.20% 10
North East +12 22 £413 +20.00% 1
Wales +26 8 £318 +10.24% 1
Northern Ireland +10 8 £429 +15.10% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 552 (41.85%) Project Management
2 466 (35.33%) Finance
3 287 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
4 278 (21.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 248 (18.80%) Project Delivery
6 242 (18.35%) PRINCE2
7 237 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
8 199 (15.09%) Microsoft
9 178 (13.50%) Microsoft Project
9 178 (13.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 168 (12.74%) Programme Management
11 166 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
12 140 (10.61%) Change Management
13 133 (10.08%) SharePoint
14 125 (9.48%) Security Cleared
15 123 (9.33%) Banking
16 122 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
17 116 (8.79%) Change Control
18 97 (7.35%) SC Cleared
18 97 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
19 91 (6.90%) SAP
19 91 (6.90%) Public Sector
20 87 (6.60%) Risk Management
21 85 (6.44%) Migration
22 81 (6.14%) PMI Certification
23 79 (5.99%) ERP
24 76 (5.76%) Decision-Making
25 75 (5.69%) Project Planning
25 75 (5.69%) Project Governance
26 72 (5.46%) JIRA

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
1 133 (10.08%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.20%) Confluence
3 7 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (0.53%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.23%) Documentum
5 3 (0.23%) SAS
6 2 (0.15%) CMS
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.076%) Apache
7 1 (0.076%) Drupal
7 1 (0.076%) IIS
7 1 (0.076%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.076%) Smallworld
Applications
1 237 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 178 (13.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 178 (13.50%) Microsoft Project
3 166 (12.59%) Microsoft Office
4 46 (3.49%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.91%) Open Workbench
5 12 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.076%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.076%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.076%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (0.83%) Primavera
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.45%) TrackWise
6 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.076%) HFM
8 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.076%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.11%) Azure
1 41 (3.11%) Office 365
2 28 (2.12%) Power Platform
3 19 (1.44%) Smartsheet
4 16 (1.21%) AWS
5 8 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.45%) PowerApps
6 6 (0.45%) SaaS
7 5 (0.38%) Google Drive
7 5 (0.38%) Google Sheets
7 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.30%) G Suite
8 4 (0.30%) GCP
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) Yammer
10 2 (0.15%) IaaS
10 2 (0.15%) PaaS
11 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.36%) WAN
2 17 (1.29%) Firewall
3 13 (0.99%) LAN
4 12 (0.91%) Wireless
5 8 (0.61%) Network Security
6 7 (0.53%) Internet
6 7 (0.53%) VPN
7 6 (0.45%) DHCP
7 6 (0.45%) DNS
7 6 (0.45%) Skype
8 5 (0.38%) Intranet
9 4 (0.30%) 3G
9 4 (0.30%) 5G
9 4 (0.30%) MPLS
9 4 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.30%) WebEx
9 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.23%) 4G
10 3 (0.23%) NX-OS
10 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (2.05%) Power BI
3 17 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (0.83%) Big Data
5 9 (0.68%) QlikView
6 7 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.53%) SQL Server
7 6 (0.45%) GIS
7 6 (0.45%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.30%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.23%) MS Access
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.15%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.076%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 72 (5.46%) JIRA
2 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.15%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.076%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.076%) Grunt
4 1 (0.076%) gulp
4 1 (0.076%) Hudson
4 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.076%) PostCSS
4 1 (0.076%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.076%) webpack
General
1 466 (35.33%) Finance
2 123 (9.33%) Banking
3 91 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 68 (5.16%) Retail
5 63 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.81%) Legal
7 33 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 26 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.97%) Marketing
9 22 (1.67%) Publishing
10 20 (1.52%) Local Government
11 17 (1.29%) Law
12 15 (1.14%) Advertising
13 7 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.53%) Games
13 7 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.38%) Back Office
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 284 (21.53%) Analyst
2 219 (16.60%) Project Manager
3 200 (15.16%) PMO Analyst
4 113 (8.57%) PMO Manager
5 96 (7.28%) PMO Lead
6 93 (7.05%) Coordinator
7 57 (4.32%) Project Coordinator
8 51 (3.87%) Support Officer
9 50 (3.79%) Programme Manager
9 50 (3.79%) Project Officer
10 44 (3.34%) Business Analyst
10 44 (3.34%) IT Manager
10 44 (3.34%) PMO Coordinator
11 42 (3.18%) Project Support Officer
12 38 (2.88%) Senior PMO
13 37 (2.81%) IT Project Manager
13 37 (2.81%) PMO Planner
14 35 (2.65%) Junior
15 32 (2.43%) Administrator
16 28 (2.12%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (0.99%) HTML
2 11 (0.83%) JSON
3 9 (0.68%) AngularJS
3 9 (0.68%) CSS
3 9 (0.68%) Spring
4 8 (0.61%) .NET
4 8 (0.61%) HTML5
5 7 (0.53%) .NET Core
5 7 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (0.53%) jQuery
5 7 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (0.45%) Web Services
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.38%) XML
8 4 (0.30%) Velocity
9 3 (0.23%) ADO
9 3 (0.23%) CGI
10 2 (0.15%) Middleware
10 2 (0.15%) REST
10 2 (0.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.88%) NHS
4 30 (2.27%) PMI
5 26 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 12 (0.91%) FMCG
8 12 (0.91%) User Experience
9 10 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.68%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.45%) e-Learning
11 6 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Life Science
13 4 (0.30%) CCTV
14 3 (0.23%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.15%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.43%) Windows
2 14 (1.06%) Windows 10
3 13 (0.99%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.45%) pSOS
5 4 (0.30%) Android
5 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.30%) Linux
6 3 (0.23%) CentOS
6 3 (0.23%) Solaris
6 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (41.85%) Project Management
2 287 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (21.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 248 (18.80%) Project Delivery
5 242 (18.35%) PRINCE2
6 168 (12.74%) Programme Management
7 140 (10.61%) Change Management
8 116 (8.79%) Change Control
9 97 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
10 87 (6.60%) Risk Management
11 85 (6.44%) Migration
12 79 (5.99%) ERP
13 76 (5.76%) Decision-Making
14 75 (5.69%) Project Governance
14 75 (5.69%) Project Planning
15 68 (5.16%) Dependency Management
16 65 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (4.85%) Waterfall
18 58 (4.40%) Resource Management
19 53 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (1.74%) SQL
2 22 (1.67%) C
3 10 (0.76%) Java
4 9 (0.68%) C#
5 4 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.30%) Python
6 3 (0.23%) VB
6 3 (0.23%) VBA
7 2 (0.15%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.076%) ES6
8 1 (0.076%) Java 8
8 1 (0.076%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.076%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.076%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 125 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 97 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 81 (6.14%) PMI Certification
4 67 (5.08%) Degree
5 58 (4.40%) PMP
6 34 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (1.44%) ISEB
7 19 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.14%) APMP
8 15 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.38%) CCNA
12 5 (0.38%) CCNP
12 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.23%) ACCA
14 3 (0.23%) CAPM
14 3 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.23%) QA
2 16 (1.21%) P3O
2 16 (1.21%) SLA
3 14 (1.06%) GxP
4 11 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.76%) GDPR
6 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.23%) Basel III
7 3 (0.23%) MiFID
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.076%) EMIR
9 1 (0.076%) GAMP
9 1 (0.076%) HL7
9 1 (0.076%) IFRS
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) vSphere
4 2 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.076%) Docker
5 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.53%) SCCM
2 6 (0.45%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.15%) CASB
4 2 (0.15%) PTC Integrity
4 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.076%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.076%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.076%) SCOM
5 1 (0.076%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.076%) Terraform
Vendors
1 199 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 91 (6.90%) SAP
3 60 (4.55%) Oracle
4 29 (2.20%) Google
5 12 (0.91%) Cisco
5 12 (0.91%) HP
6 11 (0.83%) ServiceNow
7 10 (0.76%) Adobe
7 10 (0.76%) Niku
7 10 (0.76%) Planview
7 10 (0.76%) Tableau
7 10 (0.76%) VMware
8 9 (0.68%) Ariba
8 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.68%) Workday
9 6 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.38%) Cadence
10 5 (0.38%) Palo Alto
10 5 (0.38%) Remedy