Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 116 82
Rank change year-on-year -24 -34 -1
Contract jobs citing PMO 1760 2291 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.10% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.61% 18.75% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1573 1899
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -2.78% -0.69%
10th Percentile £236 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.54% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 43
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.09% +15.40% -2.78%
10th Percentile £14.47 £13.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.13 £42.73 £56.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £20.39 £17.38
% change year-on-year +22.90% +17.35% -3.47%

PMO is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11276 12219 13139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.79% 11.21% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7328 7895 8348
UK median daily rate £446 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 420 404
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £22.50 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.47% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £56.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.59 £23.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -11.46% +8.01% +7.63%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -12 1659 £390 +6.85% 135
UK excluding London -14 1083 £358 +8.33% 81
London -30 649 £425 +6.25% 58
South East +33 402 £361 +9.47% 15
North of England -17 203 £336 +3.46% 23
Midlands -30 171 £413 +17.86% 12
South West -1 132 £323 -4.44% 16
West Midlands -21 99 £363 +11.54% 8
East of England +13 95 £365 -14.12% 10
North West -24 86 £361 +3.21% 16
Yorkshire +25 79 £325 +9.70% 7
East Midlands -29 63 £438 +2.94% 4
Scotland -58 63 £309 -3.52% 4
North East +8 34 £293 -5.65%
Wales +2 15 £293 +25.13% 1
Northern Ireland -47 4 £275 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 726 (41.25%) Finance
2 689 (39.15%) Project Management
3 385 (21.88%) PRINCE2
4 380 (21.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 347 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
6 321 (18.24%) Microsoft Project
7 290 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
8 249 (14.15%) Programme Management
9 241 (13.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 238 (13.52%) Microsoft
11 234 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
12 217 (12.33%) Banking
13 195 (11.08%) SharePoint
14 194 (11.02%) Change Control
15 182 (10.34%) Security Cleared
15 182 (10.34%) Project Planning
16 181 (10.28%) Change Management
17 141 (8.01%) SC Cleared
18 135 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
19 130 (7.39%) Resource Management
20 125 (7.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 121 (6.88%) MS Visio
22 112 (6.36%) Retail
22 112 (6.36%) QA
23 111 (6.31%) Degree
24 104 (5.91%) PMI Certification
25 102 (5.80%) ITIL
26 99 (5.63%) Project Governance
27 94 (5.34%) Risk Management
28 90 (5.11%) Migration

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
1 195 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.53%) MS Project Server
3 20 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 13 (0.74%) Confluence
5 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.23%) IIS
6 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.17%) Documentum
8 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.11%) SAS
8 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.057%) CICS
9 1 (0.057%) JBoss
9 1 (0.057%) WebSphere
Applications
1 347 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 321 (18.24%) Microsoft Project
3 241 (13.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 234 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
5 121 (6.88%) MS Visio
6 21 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.057%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 22 (1.25%) Primavera
2 12 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.51%) CA PPM
3 9 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) Infor LN
8 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.17%) Workfront
9 2 (0.11%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.07%) Office 365
2 18 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
4 12 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.45%) PaaS
6 7 (0.40%) IaaS
7 6 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.23%) SaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Yammer
11 1 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.057%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.057%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.057%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.057%) ServiceMax
11 1 (0.057%) Slack
11 1 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.08%) LAN
1 19 (1.08%) WAN
2 18 (1.02%) Skype
3 16 (0.91%) Firewall
4 13 (0.74%) Internet
5 12 (0.68%) Intranet
6 9 (0.51%) SAN
7 8 (0.45%) NAS
7 8 (0.45%) Network Security
7 8 (0.45%) VPN
7 8 (0.45%) WebEx
8 7 (0.40%) DNS
8 7 (0.40%) MPLS
9 6 (0.34%) DHCP
9 6 (0.34%) IPsec
9 6 (0.34%) VoIP
10 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.28%) SMS
10 5 (0.28%) Wireless
10 5 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
1 18 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (0.51%) QlikView
4 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
4 8 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.40%) DB2
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (0.34%) Big Data
6 6 (0.34%) Blockchain
6 6 (0.34%) MS Access
7 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.17%) Power BI
10 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (1.70%) JIRA
2 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.11%) Appium
3 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.11%) Maven
3 2 (0.11%) Selenium
3 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.11%) Subversion
3 2 (0.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.057%) Rational Rose
General
1 726 (41.25%) Finance
2 217 (12.33%) Banking
3 112 (6.36%) Retail
4 85 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.16%) Legal
7 34 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.82%) Marketing
9 29 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.85%) Advertising
10 15 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.80%) French Language
12 13 (0.74%) Back Office
12 13 (0.74%) Law
12 13 (0.74%) Local Government
12 13 (0.74%) Publishing
13 11 (0.63%) Billing
14 10 (0.57%) Front Office
15 9 (0.51%) Electronics
16 8 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 456 (25.91%) Analyst
2 345 (19.60%) PMO Analyst
3 306 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 179 (10.17%) PMO Manager
5 92 (5.23%) PMO Lead
6 91 (5.17%) Coordinator
7 85 (4.83%) Programme Manager
8 84 (4.77%) Project Analyst
9 69 (3.92%) PMO Planner
10 59 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 56 (3.18%) Administrator
12 55 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
12 55 (3.13%) Project Planner
13 54 (3.07%) Senior PMO
14 51 (2.90%) IT Manager
14 51 (2.90%) Senior Manager
15 50 (2.84%) Junior
15 50 (2.84%) PMO Coordinator
16 46 (2.61%) Project Officer
17 44 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.57%) .NET
2 5 (0.28%) Web Services
3 3 (0.17%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.17%) HTML
3 3 (0.17%) JFC
3 3 (0.17%) REST
4 2 (0.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.11%) CSS
4 2 (0.11%) Middleware
4 2 (0.11%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.11%) SOAP
4 2 (0.11%) XML
5 1 (0.057%) CGI
5 1 (0.057%) COM
5 1 (0.057%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.057%) Velocity
5 1 (0.057%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.35%) PMI
3 52 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 32 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 22 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (1.19%) NHS
7 16 (0.91%) FMCG
7 16 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 12 (0.68%) User Experience
9 11 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.40%) Clustering
12 7 (0.40%) CMDB
12 7 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.40%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.40%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.34%) Replication
14 5 (0.28%) STB
14 5 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (2.95%) Windows
2 26 (1.48%) Windows 10
3 11 (0.63%) Linux
4 8 (0.45%) Unix
5 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.28%) Android
6 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.17%) CentOS
8 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.057%) Solaris
9 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (39.15%) Project Management
2 385 (21.88%) PRINCE2
3 380 (21.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 290 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (14.15%) Programme Management
6 194 (11.02%) Change Control
7 182 (10.34%) Project Planning
8 181 (10.28%) Change Management
9 130 (7.39%) Resource Management
10 125 (7.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 102 (5.80%) ITIL
12 99 (5.63%) Project Governance
13 94 (5.34%) Risk Management
14 90 (5.11%) Migration
15 84 (4.77%) Programme Governance
16 79 (4.49%) Portfolio Management
17 77 (4.38%) Dependency Management
18 76 (4.32%) ERP
19 61 (3.47%) Scrum
20 57 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.42%) SQL
2 16 (0.91%) C
3 15 (0.85%) VBA
4 14 (0.80%) VB
5 6 (0.34%) Java
5 6 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.28%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.28%) VBScript
7 2 (0.11%) C#
7 2 (0.11%) PHP
7 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.11%) Python
7 2 (0.11%) Ruby
8 1 (0.057%) C++
8 1 (0.057%) COBOL
8 1 (0.057%) Groovy
8 1 (0.057%) JCL
8 1 (0.057%) Perl
8 1 (0.057%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.057%) X++
Qualifications
1 182 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 141 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 111 (6.31%) Degree
4 104 (5.91%) PMI Certification
5 81 (4.60%) PMP
6 62 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 31 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 29 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.31%) APMP
10 17 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.51%) ISEB
12 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.34%) MCDBA
14 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.23%) CCNP
15 4 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.36%) QA
2 24 (1.36%) GDPR
3 21 (1.19%) P3O
4 20 (1.14%) MiFID
4 20 (1.14%) SLA
5 13 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.23%) IFRS
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.17%) GAAP
9 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.11%) EMIR
11 1 (0.057%) GxP
11 1 (0.057%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 7 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.057%) Firmware
5 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.17%) MOM
3 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) SCCM
5 1 (0.057%) Ansible
5 1 (0.057%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.057%) Nagios
5 1 (0.057%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.057%) Packer
5 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.057%) SCOM
Vendors
1 238 (13.52%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.26%) SAP
3 61 (3.47%) Oracle
4 24 (1.36%) HP
5 21 (1.19%) Remedy
6 16 (0.91%) Motorola
7 12 (0.68%) Cisco
7 12 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.51%) Planview
9 8 (0.45%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.45%) VMware
9 8 (0.45%) Workday
10 7 (0.40%) iManage
11 6 (0.34%) IBM
12 5 (0.28%) Ariba
12 5 (0.28%) Cadence
12 5 (0.28%) Progress
12 5 (0.28%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.23%) Concur
13 4 (0.23%) Infor