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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 27 June 2022 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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 123 177 237
Rank change year-on-year +54 +60 -59
Contract jobs citing PMO 1,785 953 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.49% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.48% 12.10% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 696 305
10th Percentile £280 £225 £231
25th Percentile £363 £310 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £415
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -0.60% +10.30%
75th Percentile £588 £525 £538
90th Percentile £689 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +14.67% -3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 7
10th Percentile £21.00 £13.71 £16.40
25th Percentile £32.50 £16.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate £44.50 £21.74 £19.69
Median % change year-on-year +104.69% +10.41% -32.10%
75th Percentile £49.25 £30.33 £27.52
90th Percentile - £51.40 £30.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.39 £22.12 £19.69
% change year-on-year +69.03% +12.34% -39.50%

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 11,529 7,876 4,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.30% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,965 5,249 2,902
10th Percentile £289 £263 £260
25th Percentile £408 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £524 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.32% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 321 199
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.36 £12.65
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.05 £22.55
Median % change year-on-year +30.64% -6.63% +0.20%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.17 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.29 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.14% - -17.11%

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 27 June 2022.

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 27 June 2022.

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 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +49 1,475 £500 +19.05% 126
Work from Home +47 824 £475 +11.76% 47
London +71 763 £525 +16.67% 46
UK excluding London +30 743 £430 +14.67% 81
South East +23 202 £468 +8.78% 23
Midlands +32 165 £425 +28.79% 9
North of England -40 132 £423 +20.71% 23
West Midlands +24 125 £450 +38.46% 7
Scotland +8 100 £363 -3.33% 2
North West -46 78 £413 +13.79% 14
South West -3 67 £425 - 17
East of England +2 47 £510 +56.92% 7
Yorkshire -21 47 £450 +24.14% 7
East Midlands 0 35 £365 -11.52% 2
Wales +19 28 £480 +59.83%
North East -9 7 £425 +21.43% 2
Northern Ireland +2 4 £388 +17.42%

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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.

1 766 (42.91%) Finance
2 682 (38.21%) Project Management
3 565 (31.65%) Social Skills
4 505 (28.29%) Agile
5 412 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 373 (20.90%) Project Delivery
7 299 (16.75%) Microsoft
8 296 (16.58%) Microsoft Excel
9 275 (15.41%) PRINCE2
10 239 (13.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 234 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
12 232 (13.00%) Programme Management
13 197 (11.04%) Change Management
14 194 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
15 183 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
16 182 (10.20%) Security Cleared
17 175 (9.80%) Risk Management
18 173 (9.69%) Public Sector
19 157 (8.80%) Project Governance
20 149 (8.35%) Business Case
21 147 (8.24%) SC Cleared
22 141 (7.90%) JIRA
23 137 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
24 134 (7.51%) Scrum
25 130 (7.28%) Waterfall
26 128 (7.17%) PMI Certification
27 121 (6.78%) Change Control
28 119 (6.67%) SharePoint
29 118 (6.61%) Banking
29 118 (6.61%) Problem-Solving

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
1 119 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.75%) Confluence
3 5 (0.28%) MS Project Server
3 5 (0.28%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.22%) CMS
4 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.17%) WordPress
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.056%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.056%) TPMS
Applications
1 296 (16.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 239 (13.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 234 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
4 194 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
5 64 (3.59%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.28%) S-PLUS
8 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.056%) Maya
9 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.39%) CA PPM
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) SAP IBP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.056%) iTrent
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.056%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.056%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 89 (4.99%) Azure
2 77 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (3.36%) Power Platform
4 25 (1.40%) AWS
5 24 (1.34%) Azure DevOps
6 17 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (0.73%) SaaS
8 10 (0.56%) PowerApps
9 7 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.34%) Smartsheet
11 5 (0.28%) GCP
11 5 (0.28%) Miro
11 5 (0.28%) Serverless
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.22%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.18%) 5G
1 21 (1.18%) WAN
1 21 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (1.06%) DNS
2 19 (1.06%) LAN
3 18 (1.01%) 4G
4 17 (0.95%) 2G
4 17 (0.95%) 3G
5 16 (0.90%) Network Security
6 15 (0.84%) LTE
6 15 (0.84%) VoLTE
7 13 (0.73%) DHCP
8 12 (0.67%) Firewall
9 11 (0.62%) BGP
9 11 (0.62%) NAS
9 11 (0.62%) OSPF
9 11 (0.62%) SAN
9 11 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.62%) VLAN
10 6 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.31%) Power BI
2 9 (0.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.34%) Data Lake
3 6 (0.34%) Pentaho
3 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.22%) DynamoDB
4 4 (0.22%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.11%) Big Data
5 2 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.11%) GIS
5 2 (0.11%) Looker
5 2 (0.11%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.11%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.11%) Tableau
6 1 (0.056%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.056%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.056%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 141 (7.90%) JIRA
2 3 (0.17%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.17%) Cypress.io
2 3 (0.17%) Maven
2 3 (0.17%) Selenium
2 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.11%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.056%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.056%) VersionOne
General
1 766 (42.91%) Finance
2 565 (31.65%) Social Skills
3 183 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
4 173 (9.69%) Public Sector
5 118 (6.61%) Banking
6 111 (6.22%) Influencing Skills
7 103 (5.77%) Telecoms
8 102 (5.71%) Organisational Skills
9 92 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
10 75 (4.20%) Retail
11 44 (2.46%) Front Office
12 40 (2.24%) Investment Banking
13 37 (2.07%) Local Government
14 36 (2.02%) Marketing
15 34 (1.90%) Legal
16 23 (1.29%) Aviation
16 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
17 19 (1.06%) Law
18 16 (0.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 15 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 419 (23.47%) Analyst
2 346 (19.38%) Project Manager
3 342 (19.16%) PMO Analyst
4 153 (8.57%) PMO Lead
5 149 (8.35%) PMO Manager
6 111 (6.22%) Senior PMO
7 66 (3.70%) Project Officer
8 63 (3.53%) Coordinator
8 63 (3.53%) Developer
9 56 (3.14%) Programme Manager
10 51 (2.86%) IT Manager
11 50 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
12 49 (2.75%) Senior Manager
13 48 (2.69%) Project Coordinator
14 47 (2.63%) Senior PMO Analyst
15 45 (2.52%) Business Analyst
16 42 (2.35%) IT Project Manager
17 39 (2.18%) Financial Analyst
18 37 (2.07%) Junior
19 32 (1.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.95%) .NET
2 11 (0.62%) Velocity
3 7 (0.39%) ADO
4 6 (0.34%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.22%) HTML
5 4 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (0.22%) RESTful
6 3 (0.17%) Node.js
6 3 (0.17%) React
7 2 (0.11%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (0.11%) Middleware
7 2 (0.11%) REST
7 2 (0.11%) SOAP
7 2 (0.11%) WPF
8 1 (0.056%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.056%) Java EE
8 1 (0.056%) JSON
8 1 (0.056%) MDX
8 1 (0.056%) SAP BSP
8 1 (0.056%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 62 (3.47%) PMI
3 51 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 45 (2.52%) NHS
5 31 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.29%) Kinect
8 18 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.01%) User Experience
9 16 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (0.84%) FMCG
11 12 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.62%) CCTV
13 10 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
14 9 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.45%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.39%) Housing Association
17 6 (0.34%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (2.41%) Windows
2 19 (1.06%) Windows Server
3 16 (0.90%) Linux
4 10 (0.56%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.39%) Unix
6 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.056%) AIX
7 1 (0.056%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (38.21%) Project Management
2 505 (28.29%) Agile
3 412 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 373 (20.90%) Project Delivery
5 275 (15.41%) PRINCE2
6 232 (13.00%) Programme Management
7 197 (11.04%) Change Management
8 175 (9.80%) Risk Management
9 157 (8.80%) Project Governance
10 149 (8.35%) Business Case
11 137 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 134 (7.51%) Scrum
13 130 (7.28%) Waterfall
14 121 (6.78%) Change Control
15 118 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
16 116 (6.50%) Project Planning
17 110 (6.16%) Decision-Making
17 110 (6.16%) Migration
18 93 (5.21%) Resource Management
19 86 (4.82%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (2.41%) Java
2 28 (1.57%) C
2 28 (1.57%) SQL
3 15 (0.84%) Python
4 12 (0.67%) VB
5 8 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.45%) VBA
5 8 (0.45%) VBScript
6 5 (0.28%) Bash
6 5 (0.28%) C#
7 4 (0.22%) C++
7 4 (0.22%) Perl
7 4 (0.22%) R
7 4 (0.22%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.11%) ABAP
9 1 (0.056%) Ada
9 1 (0.056%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.056%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.056%) Scala
Qualifications
1 182 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 147 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 128 (7.17%) PMI Certification
4 94 (5.27%) PMP
5 80 (4.48%) Degree
6 47 (2.63%) APMP
7 35 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.67%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.17%) CISSP
16 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.17%) ISEB
16 3 (0.17%) MRICS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.25%) QA
2 25 (1.40%) GDPR
3 15 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.84%) P3O
4 11 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.56%) SLA
6 8 (0.45%) NIST
7 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.28%) NCSC
9 4 (0.22%) GRC
9 4 (0.22%) IFRS
9 4 (0.22%) IFRS 17
9 4 (0.22%) RMADS
10 3 (0.17%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.056%) HL7
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.056%) MiFID
11 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (0.17%) CASB
4 2 (0.11%) Terraform
5 1 (0.056%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.056%) Nessus
5 1 (0.056%) QRadar
5 1 (0.056%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.056%) vRealize
5 1 (0.056%) VxRail
Vendors
1 299 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.03%) SAP
3 24 (1.34%) Oracle
4 19 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (0.95%) Planview
5 17 (0.95%) Remedy
6 16 (0.90%) Cadence
6 16 (0.90%) ServiceNow
7 11 (0.62%) CheckPoint
7 11 (0.62%) Cisco
7 11 (0.62%) Splunk
8 10 (0.56%) IBM
9 9 (0.50%) VMware
10 7 (0.39%) Citrix
11 6 (0.34%) Adaptive Insights
11 6 (0.34%) Anaplan
11 6 (0.34%) Atlassian
11 6 (0.34%) JD Edwards
11 6 (0.34%) Pardot
12 5 (0.28%) Talend