Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 224 179
Rank change year-on-year +55 -45 -15
Contract jobs citing PMO 952 478 1,449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.15% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.19% 10.25% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 312 975
10th Percentile £225 £232 £210
25th Percentile £309 £308 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £418 £378
Median % change year-on-year -1.37% +10.79% -5.63%
75th Percentile £522 £538 £493
90th Percentile £633 £611 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £360
% change year-on-year -3.23% +7.64% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 41
10th Percentile £13.71 £16.43 £13.72
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.74 £20.41
Median hourly rate £21.74 £21.10 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year +3.06% -23.98% +73.44%
75th Percentile £30.33 £27.40 £36.11
90th Percentile £51.40 £29.85 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.12 £19.69 £32.59
% change year-on-year +12.34% -39.58% +105.71%

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 7,807 4,662 10,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.20% 11.25% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,206 2,923 6,486
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
25th Percentile £363 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +0.33%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £550
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 204 371
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.68 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.27 £14.63
Median hourly rate £21.05 £22.52 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.54% +0.10% +7.14%
75th Percentile £39.13 £45.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -17.65% +26.43%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +49 783 £420 -1.18% 109
UK excluding London +70 472 £375 -3.23% 79
London +6 349 £450 -5.26% 33
Work from Home -76 244 £425 +21.43% 9
North of England +78 123 £350 -15.15% 18
South East +17 115 £430 +7.50% 17
North West +46 78 £363 -10.77% 12
Scotland +3 74 £363 +36.15% 6
Midlands 0 69 £330 +1.54% 21
South West +43 58 £425 -12.82% 8
West Midlands 0 52 £325 -5.80% 16
Yorkshire +33 34 £363 -14.71% 5
East of England -10 20 £325 -18.75% 9
East Midlands -2 17 £413 +30.95% 5
North East +25 11 £350 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £330 -
Wales +3 6 £300 -23.62%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 360 (37.82%) Project Management
2 348 (36.55%) Finance
3 292 (30.67%) Social Skills
4 219 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 175 (18.38%) Project Delivery
7 156 (16.39%) Programme Management
8 148 (15.55%) Microsoft
9 128 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel
10 119 (12.50%) Change Management
11 118 (12.39%) PRINCE2
12 110 (11.55%) Microsoft Project
13 108 (11.34%) Public Sector
14 106 (11.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 102 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
16 92 (9.66%) Security Cleared
17 86 (9.03%) SharePoint
18 84 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
19 83 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
20 81 (8.51%) Business Case
21 80 (8.40%) Project Governance
22 76 (7.98%) Banking
23 71 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
24 70 (7.35%) JIRA
25 69 (7.25%) SC Cleared
25 69 (7.25%) Risk Management
26 67 (7.04%) Change Control
27 66 (6.93%) Decision-Making
28 65 (6.83%) Programme Governance
29 63 (6.62%) Presentation Skills

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 86 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.78%) Confluence
3 9 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.53%) CMS
5 2 (0.21%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 128 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (11.55%) Microsoft Project
3 106 (11.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
5 37 (3.89%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.63%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.21%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) RMDS
5 2 (0.21%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.94%) Microsoft 365
2 35 (3.68%) Azure
3 31 (3.26%) Power Platform
4 14 (1.47%) PowerApps
5 9 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (0.84%) SaaS
7 6 (0.63%) Miro
8 5 (0.53%) Azure Stack
8 5 (0.53%) IaaS
8 5 (0.53%) Smartsheet
9 4 (0.42%) AWS
9 4 (0.42%) GCP
9 4 (0.42%) Snowflake
10 3 (0.32%) Asana
10 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.32%) PaaS
10 3 (0.32%) Trello
11 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.58%) WAN
2 14 (1.47%) LAN
3 11 (1.16%) 5G
4 9 (0.95%) 2G
5 8 (0.84%) Firewall
5 8 (0.84%) Node B
5 8 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (0.84%) RNC
6 7 (0.74%) 3G
6 7 (0.74%) 4G
6 7 (0.74%) DNS
6 7 (0.74%) Internet
7 4 (0.42%) Skype
8 3 (0.32%) Network Security
8 3 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.32%) Wireless
9 2 (0.21%) WebEx
10 1 (0.11%) SD-WAN
10 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.52%) Power BI
2 12 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.16%) Big Data
4 10 (1.05%) Tableau
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.53%) Data Lake
6 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.42%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.32%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.21%) DTS
9 2 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.21%) MS Access
9 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.21%) Redis
9 2 (0.21%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 70 (7.35%) JIRA
2 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.42%) ERwin
3 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.32%) JUnit
5 2 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 348 (36.55%) Finance
2 292 (30.67%) Social Skills
3 108 (11.34%) Public Sector
4 83 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (7.98%) Banking
6 63 (6.62%) Presentation Skills
7 59 (6.20%) Telecoms
8 45 (4.73%) Influencing Skills
9 35 (3.68%) Retail
10 24 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (2.21%) Investment Banking
12 20 (2.10%) Legal
13 16 (1.68%) Billing
13 16 (1.68%) Front Office
13 16 (1.68%) Local Government
14 14 (1.47%) Manufacturing
15 12 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (1.16%) Law
17 9 (0.95%) Marketing
18 6 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (20.59%) Analyst
2 170 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 151 (15.86%) PMO Analyst
4 104 (10.92%) PMO Lead
5 94 (9.87%) PMO Manager
6 47 (4.94%) Programme Manager
7 40 (4.20%) Coordinator
8 37 (3.89%) IT Manager
9 30 (3.15%) Project Officer
10 28 (2.94%) Senior PMO
11 27 (2.84%) Project Coordinator
11 27 (2.84%) Senior Manager
12 26 (2.73%) Consultant
12 26 (2.73%) Support Officer
13 24 (2.52%) Junior
14 23 (2.42%) Business Analyst
15 21 (2.21%) Administrator
16 20 (2.10%) PMO Coordinator
16 20 (2.10%) Project Analyst
16 20 (2.10%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.84%) EDI
2 7 (0.74%) Spring
3 4 (0.42%) JDBC
3 4 (0.42%) Middleware
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.32%) JMS
4 3 (0.32%) RESTful
4 3 (0.32%) Spring Boot
4 3 (0.32%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.21%) Flash
5 2 (0.21%) HTML
6 1 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.11%) COM
6 1 (0.11%) CSS
6 1 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.11%) React
6 1 (0.11%) Thymeleaf
6 1 (0.11%) Velocity
6 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (3.47%) Management Information System
2 31 (3.26%) NHS
3 22 (2.31%) Virtual Team
4 18 (1.89%) PMI
5 17 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.16%) FMCG
9 7 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.74%) Derivative
10 6 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.42%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.42%) Life Science
11 4 (0.42%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.42%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.42%) User Experience
12 3 (0.32%) Biotechnology
12 3 (0.32%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (1.89%) Windows
2 9 (0.95%) Linux
3 5 (0.53%) Unix
3 5 (0.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.11%) Android
6 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) tvOS
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (37.82%) Project Management
2 219 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 175 (18.38%) Project Delivery
5 156 (16.39%) Programme Management
6 119 (12.50%) Change Management
7 118 (12.39%) PRINCE2
8 84 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (8.51%) Business Case
10 80 (8.40%) Project Governance
11 71 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 69 (7.25%) Risk Management
13 67 (7.04%) Change Control
14 66 (6.93%) Decision-Making
15 65 (6.83%) Programme Governance
16 55 (5.78%) Migration
16 55 (5.78%) Project Planning
17 53 (5.57%) ERP
18 51 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
19 49 (5.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (1.68%) Java
2 15 (1.58%) SQL
3 9 (0.95%) C
4 7 (0.74%) Java 8
4 7 (0.74%) VBA
5 5 (0.53%) VB
6 4 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.32%) Python
7 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.11%) C++
9 1 (0.11%) R
9 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 69 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.62%) Degree
4 53 (5.57%) PMP
5 45 (4.73%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (1.26%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.84%) CCNP
9 8 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.74%) CCNA
11 6 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.53%) VCP6
13 4 (0.42%) APMP
13 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.57%) QA
2 18 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.26%) GDPR
4 11 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.84%) P3O
5 8 (0.84%) SLA
6 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.63%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.32%) GRC
8 3 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.21%) EMIR
9 2 (0.21%) GxP
9 2 (0.21%) MiFID
9 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) NIST
10 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.11%) Docker
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) vSphere
3 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.32%) MOM
2 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) Ansible
3 1 (0.11%) CASB
3 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 148 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.67%) SAP
3 49 (5.15%) Oracle
4 12 (1.26%) Remedy
5 9 (0.95%) Ericsson
5 9 (0.95%) Google
5 9 (0.95%) Mapinfo
5 9 (0.95%) Planview
6 8 (0.84%) CheckPoint
6 8 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.74%) Huawei
8 6 (0.63%) Ariba
8 6 (0.63%) Cadence
8 6 (0.63%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.53%) Capita
9 5 (0.53%) IBM
10 4 (0.42%) iManage
10 4 (0.42%) Openreach
10 4 (0.42%) Red Hat