Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 232 179
Rank change year-on-year +73 -53 -9
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,326 347 1,381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.16% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.50% 9.85% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 246 953
10th Percentile £225 £215 £208
25th Percentile £323 £311 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £450 £380
Median % change year-on-year -4.44% +18.42% -1.94%
75th Percentile £550 £555 £494
90th Percentile £651 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.13% +14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 39
10th Percentile £15.25 £20.85 £13.75
25th Percentile £20.68 £23.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.43 £27.00 £26.83
Median % change year-on-year +12.69% +0.63% +45.03%
75th Percentile £38.62 £32.81 £40.50
90th Percentile £65.95 £46.75 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.85 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.26% -10.00% +57.89%

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 9,825 3,524 10,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.46% 11.76% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,601 2,184 6,319
10th Percentile £266 £264 £247
25th Percentile £381 £361 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.39% +4.44% -
75th Percentile £590 £564 £550
90th Percentile £675 £641 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £435 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 160 413
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.80
25th Percentile £13.00 £15.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.28 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.99% +1.31% +6.37%
75th Percentile £41.16 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.22 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.86% -6.44% +14.65%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +59 1,083 £436 -3.06% 92
UK excluding London +42 642 £405 +1.13% 66
London +28 475 £475 - 29
Work from Home -23 328 £450 +28.57% 10
South East +2 163 £450 +9.76% 14
North of England +17 151 £369 -10.61% 14
Midlands -3 113 £381 +10.43% 17
West Midlands +11 90 £375 +20.97% 14
North West +1 87 £344 -19.35% 10
Scotland -23 86 £350 +3.70% 2
South West +24 83 £424 -10.74% 11
Yorkshire +4 55 £388 +64.89% 4
East of England -31 29 £500 - 7
East Midlands -28 23 £425 +8.28% 3
Wales -12 13 £438 -12.50% 1
North East -7 9 £350 +21.74%
Northern Ireland -3 4 £472 +187.80%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 517 (38.99%) Project Management
2 466 (35.14%) Finance
3 415 (31.30%) Social Skills
4 357 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 300 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 285 (21.49%) Project Delivery
7 195 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 195 (14.71%) Programme Management
8 194 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 181 (13.65%) Microsoft Excel
10 168 (12.67%) Change Management
11 152 (11.46%) Public Sector
12 145 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
13 144 (10.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 136 (10.26%) Business Case
15 135 (10.18%) Microsoft Project
16 134 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
17 125 (9.43%) Security Cleared
18 122 (9.20%) JIRA
19 117 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
20 109 (8.22%) Banking
21 108 (8.14%) Project Governance
22 106 (7.99%) SharePoint
22 106 (7.99%) Presentation Skills
23 99 (7.47%) SAP
24 96 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
24 96 (7.24%) Decision-Making
25 92 (6.94%) Migration
26 90 (6.79%) Risk Management
27 87 (6.56%) 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
1 106 (7.99%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.22%) Confluence
3 8 (0.60%) CMS
4 2 (0.15%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.075%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.075%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.075%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 181 (13.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (10.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 135 (10.18%) Microsoft Project
4 117 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
5 52 (3.92%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.38%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.30%) Primavera
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.15%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.075%) Demantra
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.075%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.075%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.075%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.075%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.98%) Power Platform
2 64 (4.83%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (4.30%) Azure
4 22 (1.66%) PowerApps
5 16 (1.21%) AWS
5 16 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (1.21%) SaaS
6 15 (1.13%) Smartsheet
7 9 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (0.45%) Azure Stack
8 6 (0.45%) IaaS
8 6 (0.45%) Miro
8 6 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.38%) Snowflake
9 5 (0.38%) Trello
10 4 (0.30%) GCP
10 4 (0.30%) PaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.15%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.21%) LAN
1 16 (1.21%) WAN
2 10 (0.75%) 5G
3 9 (0.68%) 2G
3 9 (0.68%) DNS
4 8 (0.60%) 4G
4 8 (0.60%) Internet
4 8 (0.60%) Node B
4 8 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (0.60%) RNC
5 7 (0.53%) 3G
6 6 (0.45%) Intranet
6 6 (0.45%) Network Security
7 5 (0.38%) Skype
8 4 (0.30%) Firewall
8 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.23%) Wireless
10 2 (0.15%) DHCP
10 2 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.85%) Power BI
2 20 (1.51%) Tableau
3 17 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.21%) Big Data
5 6 (0.45%) Data Lake
5 6 (0.45%) SAP HANA
6 5 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.30%) Metadata
7 4 (0.30%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.15%) KDB
9 2 (0.15%) Kdb+
9 2 (0.15%) MS Access
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.15%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.075%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.075%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.075%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (9.20%) JIRA
2 4 (0.30%) ERwin
3 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.23%) JUnit
3 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.075%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.075%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.075%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 466 (35.14%) Finance
2 415 (31.30%) Social Skills
3 152 (11.46%) Public Sector
4 134 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (8.22%) Banking
6 106 (7.99%) Presentation Skills
7 74 (5.58%) Influencing Skills
8 72 (5.43%) Telecoms
9 42 (3.17%) Organisational Skills
10 37 (2.79%) Investment Banking
11 35 (2.64%) Retail
12 27 (2.04%) Legal
13 25 (1.89%) Front Office
14 23 (1.73%) Local Government
15 21 (1.58%) Manufacturing
16 16 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (1.13%) Marketing
18 14 (1.06%) Billing
19 9 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
19 9 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 283 (21.34%) Analyst
2 280 (21.12%) Project Manager
3 222 (16.74%) PMO Analyst
4 129 (9.73%) PMO Lead
5 118 (8.90%) PMO Manager
6 62 (4.68%) Programme Manager
7 54 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 53 (4.00%) Coordinator
9 47 (3.54%) Senior PMO
10 46 (3.47%) Senior Manager
11 37 (2.79%) Project Coordinator
11 37 (2.79%) Project Officer
12 36 (2.71%) Consultant
13 35 (2.64%) IT Project Manager
13 35 (2.64%) Senior Project Manager
14 33 (2.49%) Project Analyst
15 28 (2.11%) Junior
16 26 (1.96%) Developer
16 26 (1.96%) Support Officer
17 25 (1.89%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.45%) EDI
1 6 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
1 6 (0.45%) React
2 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
3 4 (0.30%) .NET
4 3 (0.23%) CSS
4 3 (0.23%) HTML
4 3 (0.23%) Middleware
4 3 (0.23%) Spring
4 3 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
4 3 (0.23%) Web Services
5 2 (0.15%) Node.js
5 2 (0.15%) NumPy
5 2 (0.15%) Pandas
6 1 (0.075%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.075%) COM
6 1 (0.075%) JFC
6 1 (0.075%) Redux
6 1 (0.075%) Velocity
6 1 (0.075%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (2.71%) NHS
2 34 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.34%) PMI
4 29 (2.19%) Virtual Team
5 22 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.36%) FMCG
7 15 (1.13%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
9 13 (0.98%) Data Centre
9 13 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (0.53%) Derivative
12 7 (0.53%) Housing Association
12 7 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.38%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
14 4 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (1.66%) Windows
2 11 (0.83%) Linux
3 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.30%) Android
4 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.30%) tvOS
5 3 (0.23%) Unix
5 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.075%) CentOS
6 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.075%) pSOS
6 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (38.99%) Project Management
2 357 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (22.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 285 (21.49%) Project Delivery
5 195 (14.71%) PRINCE2
5 195 (14.71%) Programme Management
6 168 (12.67%) Change Management
7 145 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
8 136 (10.26%) Business Case
9 108 (8.14%) Project Governance
10 96 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 96 (7.24%) Decision-Making
11 92 (6.94%) Migration
12 90 (6.79%) Risk Management
13 84 (6.33%) Change Control
13 84 (6.33%) Scrum
14 78 (5.88%) Waterfall
15 75 (5.66%) Programme Governance
16 70 (5.28%) Portfolio Management
16 70 (5.28%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.28%) Java
2 16 (1.21%) SQL
3 13 (0.98%) C
4 9 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.53%) Python
6 6 (0.45%) VB
6 6 (0.45%) VBA
7 5 (0.38%) C++
8 3 (0.23%) Java 11
8 3 (0.23%) Java 8
8 3 (0.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.075%) C#
9 1 (0.075%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.075%) R
9 1 (0.075%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.075%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 125 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.51%) Degree
4 66 (4.98%) PMI Certification
5 63 (4.75%) PMP
6 22 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.83%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.68%) APMP
11 7 (0.53%) CCNP
11 7 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.45%) CCNA
12 6 (0.45%) VCP6
13 5 (0.38%) CIMA
14 4 (0.30%) CFA
14 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.83%) QA
2 29 (2.19%) GDPR
3 24 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.36%) P3O
5 8 (0.60%) GRC
6 7 (0.53%) Accessibility
6 7 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.53%) SLA
7 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.23%) HL7
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.075%) COBIT
10 1 (0.075%) EMIR
10 1 (0.075%) GxP
10 1 (0.075%) MiFID
10 1 (0.075%) NIST
10 1 (0.075%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.075%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.15%) vSphere
3 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (0.15%) MOM
1 2 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
1 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (0.075%) Ansible
2 1 (0.075%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.075%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.075%) SCCM
Vendors
1 194 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 99 (7.47%) SAP
3 37 (2.79%) Oracle
4 24 (1.81%) ServiceNow
5 17 (1.28%) Planview
6 14 (1.06%) Remedy
7 13 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.75%) Cadence
9 9 (0.68%) Ariba
9 9 (0.68%) BT
9 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.68%) Concur
10 8 (0.60%) Ericsson
10 8 (0.60%) Mapinfo
10 8 (0.60%) Progress
11 6 (0.45%) Huawei
11 6 (0.45%) Nokia Networks
11 6 (0.45%) Workday
12 4 (0.30%) Openreach
12 4 (0.30%) Roku