Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 223 173 166
Rank change year-on-year -50 -7 -20
Contract jobs citing PMO 377 1,453 1,762
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.60% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.42% 15.58% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 967 1,149
Median daily rate £425 £385 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -2.90% +4.20%
10th Percentile £219 £206 £213
90th Percentile £638 £613 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £360 £358
% change year-on-year +7.64% +0.56% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 48 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.55 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.50% +75.92% -26.35%
10th Percentile £19.05 £16.06 £10.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £69.00 £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.11 £18.00
% change year-on-year -23.84% +100.61% -28.34%

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 3,617 9,327 11,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.47% 10.27% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 5,765 7,444
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 420 383
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.18 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.58% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.83 £52.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +6.66% +10.00%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 15 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 12 August 2020. 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 -52 341 £450 +12.50% 26
UK excluding London -43 213 £388 +7.64% 24
London -33 152 £500 +11.11% 5
South East -26 60 £400 +8.11% 7
Midlands -7 39 £315 -7.35% 4
North of England +1 35 £425 +21.43% 6
Scotland +22 28 £323 -2.27% 2
North West +34 26 £425 +4.62% 3
South West +36 24 £488 +45.52% 3
East of England +67 23 £475 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +2 23 £310 -1.59% 4
Work from Home -15 22 £350 - 6
East Midlands +31 16 £315 -8.70%
Yorkshire +24 9 £400 +39.74% 2
Wales +39 4 £405 +22.80% 1

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 134 (35.54%) Project Management
2 122 (32.36%) Finance
3 95 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (22.81%) Project Delivery
6 79 (20.95%) PRINCE2
7 64 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
8 63 (16.71%) Public Sector
9 60 (15.92%) Security Cleared
10 58 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 55 (14.59%) Microsoft Project
12 54 (14.32%) Programme Management
13 42 (11.14%) SC Cleared
14 41 (10.88%) Banking
15 39 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 39 (10.34%) Risk Management
15 39 (10.34%) Change Management
16 34 (9.02%) SharePoint
17 33 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
18 32 (8.49%) Project Planning
19 31 (8.22%) SAP
20 29 (7.69%) Telecoms
21 28 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
22 27 (7.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 27 (7.16%) Migration
23 26 (6.90%) Waterfall
23 26 (6.90%) Change Control
24 25 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
25 23 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
25 23 (6.10%) ERP

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 34 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.65%) Confluence
3 3 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.27%) LiveLink
Applications
1 64 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (14.59%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (4.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.27%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.53%) CA PPM
2 2 (0.53%) ContrOCC
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.18%) Office 365
2 11 (2.92%) AWS
2 11 (2.92%) Azure
3 10 (2.65%) Power Platform
4 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.80%) PaaS
4 3 (0.80%) SaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.53%) PowerApps
5 2 (0.53%) Smartsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) G Suite
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.27%) Slack
6 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.33%) Intranet
1 5 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (1.06%) 4G
3 3 (0.80%) Internet
3 3 (0.80%) Skype
4 2 (0.53%) 2G
4 2 (0.53%) 3G
4 2 (0.53%) 5G
4 2 (0.53%) Firewall
4 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.27%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) RNC
5 1 (0.27%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.65%) Power BI
2 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.80%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Access
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (3.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) GitLab
2 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.27%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 122 (32.36%) Finance
2 63 (16.71%) Public Sector
3 41 (10.88%) Banking
4 29 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.24%) Retail
6 14 (3.71%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.92%) Front Office
7 11 (2.92%) Marketing
8 10 (2.65%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.86%) Electronics
11 5 (1.33%) Local Government
12 4 (1.06%) Billing
12 4 (1.06%) Law
13 3 (0.80%) Advertising
13 3 (0.80%) Back Office
14 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.53%) Legal
14 2 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (16.45%) Analyst
2 58 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 43 (11.41%) PMO Analyst
4 36 (9.55%) PMO Manager
5 26 (6.90%) PMO Lead
6 19 (5.04%) Project Officer
6 19 (5.04%) Support Officer
7 18 (4.77%) Programme Manager
7 18 (4.77%) Project Support Officer
8 17 (4.51%) PMO Planner
9 14 (3.71%) Architect
9 14 (3.71%) Coordinator
9 14 (3.71%) Senior PMO
10 13 (3.45%) Risk Manager
10 13 (3.45%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Junior
12 9 (2.39%) PMO Coordinator
12 9 (2.39%) Portfolio Manager
13 8 (2.12%) Business Analyst
13 8 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.33%) HTML
2 4 (1.06%) JSON
2 4 (1.06%) XML
3 3 (0.80%) REST
4 2 (0.53%) Kafka
4 2 (0.53%) Middleware
4 2 (0.53%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.53%) Velocity
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) ADO
5 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) Flash
5 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.45%) PMI
3 10 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.12%) NHS
5 7 (1.86%) Derivative
5 7 (1.86%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.33%) User Experience
7 4 (1.06%) EPoS
8 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.53%) CCTV
9 2 (0.53%) FMCG
9 2 (0.53%) mPOS
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.53%) Wiki
10 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.86%) Linux
1 7 (1.86%) Windows
2 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
2 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.53%) pSOS
3 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (35.54%) Project Management
2 95 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (22.81%) Project Delivery
5 79 (20.95%) PRINCE2
6 54 (14.32%) Programme Management
7 39 (10.34%) Change Management
7 39 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 32 (8.49%) Project Planning
9 27 (7.16%) Migration
9 27 (7.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 26 (6.90%) Change Control
10 26 (6.90%) Waterfall
11 25 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (6.10%) ERP
13 22 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.77%) Decision-Making
15 17 (4.51%) Dependency Management
15 17 (4.51%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.18%) SQL
2 8 (2.12%) Java
3 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.06%) VBA
5 3 (0.80%) C
6 2 (0.53%) Java 8
7 1 (0.27%) Python
7 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.04%) DV Cleared
3 19 (5.04%) PMI Certification
4 13 (3.45%) Degree
5 11 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (2.12%) APMP
6 8 (2.12%) PMP
7 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.80%) HNC
8 3 (0.80%) HND
8 3 (0.80%) RIBA
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.53%) PgMP
10 1 (0.27%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) CLAS
10 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.51%) QA
2 6 (1.59%) GDPR
2 6 (1.59%) P3O
3 4 (1.06%) NIST
4 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.27%) GAMP
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.27%) NCSC
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.53%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.22%) SAP
3 10 (2.65%) Oracle
4 3 (0.80%) CheckPoint
4 3 (0.80%) Pegasus
4 3 (0.80%) VMware
5 2 (0.53%) Cadence
5 2 (0.53%) Google
5 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe
6 1 (0.27%) Ariba
6 1 (0.27%) Avaya
6 1 (0.27%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.27%) Huawei
6 1 (0.27%) hybris
6 1 (0.27%) IBM
6 1 (0.27%) Juniper
6 1 (0.27%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.27%) Planview