Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 195 207 174
Rank change year-on-year +12 -33 -34
Contract jobs citing PMO 658 762 1,599
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.28% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.37% 12.55% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 499 1,042
10th Percentile £230 £215 £210
25th Percentile £313 £306 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £403 £379
Median % change year-on-year +2.05% +6.27% -5.31%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £494
90th Percentile £610 £613 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.34% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 41
10th Percentile £13.25 £16.25 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.58 £16.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.70 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.55% -10.45% +14.29%
75th Percentile £26.50 £26.40 £32.50
90th Percentile £34.31 £30.11 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.69 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.50% -17.96% +10.34%

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 5,787 6,074 10,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.01% 10.18% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,837 3,858 6,672
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £552 £556
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 269 332
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.48 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.55 £20.24
Median % change year-on-year -6.85% +11.42% -6.38%
75th Percentile £38.38 £47.50 £39.00
90th Percentile £51.40 £52.60 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.56% +12.50% -8.21%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMO as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PMO.

Daily rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PMO.

Hourly rate trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +8 533 £425 +1.61% 68
UK excluding London +22 324 £398 +6.26% 49
London -5 250 £450 -5.26% 19
Work from Home -124 148 £400 +14.29% 9
North of England +77 73 £446 +11.50% 6
South East -2 72 £400 - 14
Scotland +10 62 £363 +27.75%
North West +45 54 £448 +37.85% 3
Midlands 0 52 £337 +3.69% 11
South West +56 40 £500 +19.40% 6
West Midlands -3 31 £325 +4.00% 8
East Midlands +19 21 £419 +27.38% 3
Yorkshire +42 17 £450 +9.09% 3
East of England +6 15 £393 +12.14% 11
Northern Ireland - 7 £330 - 1
Wales +17 4 £250 -19.09%
North East +28 2 £352 -6.27%

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 267 (40.58%) Project Management
2 224 (34.04%) Finance
3 135 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (19.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (17.02%) Project Delivery
6 111 (16.87%) Programme Management
7 102 (15.50%) Microsoft
8 100 (15.20%) Change Management
9 86 (13.07%) Public Sector
10 81 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
11 79 (12.01%) PRINCE2
11 79 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
12 63 (9.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 63 (9.57%) Security Cleared
13 59 (8.97%) Business Case
14 58 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
15 56 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (8.51%) SharePoint
16 55 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
17 53 (8.05%) Programme Governance
17 53 (8.05%) Risk Management
18 52 (7.90%) Banking
19 51 (7.75%) SAP
20 49 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
21 46 (6.99%) ERP
21 46 (6.99%) Project Planning
22 43 (6.53%) SC Cleared
23 42 (6.38%) Project Governance
23 42 (6.38%) JIRA
24 41 (6.23%) Degree

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 56 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.65%) Confluence
3 9 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.30%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
3 63 (9.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (3.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.46%) Aligne
4 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.46%) Primavera
5 2 (0.30%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.30%) RMDS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle AGIS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.95%) Azure
1 26 (3.95%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (2.43%) Power Platform
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.61%) Asana
4 4 (0.61%) AWS
4 4 (0.61%) Azure Stack
4 4 (0.61%) Yammer
5 3 (0.46%) GCP
5 3 (0.46%) SaaS
5 3 (0.46%) Smartsheet
5 3 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.46%) Trello
6 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Apigee
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.76%) DNS
1 5 (0.76%) Firewall
1 5 (0.76%) WAN
2 4 (0.61%) LAN
3 3 (0.46%) Skype
4 2 (0.30%) Internet
4 2 (0.30%) SD-WAN
4 2 (0.30%) WebEx
4 2 (0.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.15%) Broadband
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) IPv6
5 1 (0.15%) MGW
5 1 (0.15%) MPLS
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.15%) TETRA
5 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.43%) Power BI
2 9 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.61%) InfluxDB
4 4 (0.61%) Tableau
5 3 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.30%) Big Data
6 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.30%) DTS
6 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.15%) EDMS
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) MS Access
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) NuoDB
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (6.38%) JIRA
2 6 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.15%) GitLab
5 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 224 (34.04%) Finance
2 86 (13.07%) Public Sector
3 52 (7.90%) Banking
4 34 (5.17%) Retail
5 27 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.67%) Marketing
8 10 (1.52%) Law
9 9 (1.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.37%) Local Government
10 8 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.06%) Billing
11 7 (1.06%) Front Office
12 4 (0.61%) Publishing
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (19.76%) Project Manager
2 108 (16.41%) Analyst
3 70 (10.64%) PMO Lead
4 69 (10.49%) PMO Analyst
5 57 (8.66%) PMO Manager
6 37 (5.62%) Programme Manager
7 30 (4.56%) Coordinator
8 27 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 21 (3.19%) Project Officer
10 20 (3.04%) IT Manager
11 19 (2.89%) Support Officer
12 17 (2.58%) Consultant
13 16 (2.43%) Junior
13 16 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
13 16 (2.43%) Project Support Officer
13 16 (2.43%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.43%) Senior PMO
14 13 (1.98%) IT Project Manager
14 13 (1.98%) PMO Coordinator
14 13 (1.98%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.91%) JDBC
2 5 (0.76%) HTML
2 5 (0.76%) HTML5
2 5 (0.76%) Spring
3 4 (0.61%) EDI
3 4 (0.61%) JMS
3 4 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.61%) RESTful
3 4 (0.61%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.30%) D3.js
4 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.30%) Flash
4 2 (0.30%) GraphQL
4 2 (0.30%) React
5 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.86%) NHS
3 29 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.58%) Virtual Team
5 12 (1.82%) PMI
6 9 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.91%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.76%) User Experience
10 4 (0.61%) Life Science
10 4 (0.61%) Tandem
11 3 (0.46%) Biotechnology
12 2 (0.30%) Derivative
12 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.30%) FMCG
12 2 (0.30%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.15%) Mobile Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.82%) Windows
2 7 (1.06%) Linux
3 6 (0.91%) Unix
4 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (40.58%) Project Management
2 135 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (19.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 112 (17.02%) Project Delivery
5 111 (16.87%) Programme Management
6 100 (15.20%) Change Management
7 79 (12.01%) PRINCE2
8 59 (8.97%) Business Case
9 56 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (8.05%) Programme Governance
10 53 (8.05%) Risk Management
11 49 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (6.99%) ERP
12 46 (6.99%) Project Planning
13 42 (6.38%) Project Governance
14 41 (6.23%) Change Control
14 41 (6.23%) Decision-Making
15 36 (5.47%) Migration
16 33 (5.02%) Resource Management
16 33 (5.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.58%) Java
2 11 (1.67%) SQL
3 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
4 5 (0.76%) C
4 5 (0.76%) Java 8
4 5 (0.76%) Python
5 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.15%) Perl
7 1 (0.15%) R
7 1 (0.15%) Ruby
7 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.23%) Degree
4 28 (4.26%) PMP
5 26 (3.95%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.61%) CISSP
9 4 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.61%) VCP6
10 3 (0.46%) CISM
10 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.30%) CAPM
11 2 (0.30%) CIMA
11 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.86%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.61%) P3O
4 3 (0.46%) GDPR
4 3 (0.46%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.30%) EMIR
5 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) GMP
6 1 (0.15%) GRC
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 6 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.46%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.30%) Ansible
1 2 (0.30%) CASB
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.15%) MOM
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.75%) SAP
3 37 (5.62%) Oracle
4 9 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.22%) Google
6 7 (1.06%) IBM
6 7 (1.06%) Planview
7 6 (0.91%) Cadence
7 6 (0.91%) CheckPoint
8 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.61%) hybris
10 3 (0.46%) Ariba
10 3 (0.46%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.46%) iManage
10 3 (0.46%) Progress
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe
11 2 (0.30%) IFS
11 2 (0.30%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.30%) JDA
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat