Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 174 138
Rank change year-on-year -22 -36 +4
Contract jobs citing PMO 802 1,605 1,960
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.67% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.86% 15.46% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 1,029 1,342
Median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £613 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year -3.45% -2.03% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 48 26
Median hourly rate £21.11 £22.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.15% +2.30% +17.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.88 £10.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £89.38 £34.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.71 £26.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.38% +17.40% +26.76%

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 6,237 10,384 12,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.04% 10.77% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,774 6,492 8,274
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £222 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 353 358
Median hourly rate £24.44 £21.76 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.29% -3.29% +5.96%
10th Percentile £13.54 £10.80 £12.13
90th Percentile £52.38 £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.25 £24.78
% change year-on-year +11.36% -18.30% +23.90%

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 1 April 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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 -24 729 £410 +7.89% 62
UK excluding London -32 473 £350 -3.45% 46
London -8 310 £475 +11.76% 18
South East -12 172 £400 +5.26% 9
Midlands +17 82 £325 -3.70% 7
Scotland -24 56 £270 -16.92% 2
North of England -58 55 £356 +2.52% 17
East of England +37 51 £338 -21.05% 8
South West +4 51 £400 +16.36% 3
West Midlands +5 50 £313 -10.71% 6
North West -6 37 £325 -11.86% 13
East Midlands +29 30 £325 - 1
Work from Home +2 15 £350 +8.53% 10
Yorkshire -27 13 £400 +38.89% 3
Wales +20 7 £308 -27.65%
North East -2 5 £375 +7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 304 (37.91%) Project Management
2 262 (32.67%) Finance
3 179 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 172 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (19.58%) PRINCE2
6 143 (17.83%) Microsoft Excel
7 132 (16.46%) Project Delivery
8 110 (13.72%) Security Cleared
9 109 (13.59%) Microsoft
10 103 (12.84%) Programme Management
10 103 (12.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 98 (12.22%) Microsoft Project
12 85 (10.60%) SC Cleared
13 84 (10.47%) Public Sector
14 83 (10.35%) Change Management
15 76 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
16 74 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
17 68 (8.48%) Risk Management
18 63 (7.86%) SharePoint
19 62 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
20 59 (7.36%) Banking
21 58 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
22 56 (6.98%) Telecoms
23 53 (6.61%) Change Control
24 50 (6.23%) Migration
25 48 (5.99%) SAP
26 46 (5.74%) Degree
26 46 (5.74%) Project Governance
27 45 (5.61%) Resource Management
28 44 (5.49%) Retail

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 63 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.49%) Confluence
3 4 (0.50%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.37%) CMS
4 3 (0.37%) Mendix
4 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.25%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 143 (17.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (12.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 98 (12.22%) Microsoft Project
4 74 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
5 37 (4.61%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.37%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.37%) Primavera
4 3 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.25%) ContrOCC
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.24%) Office 365
2 29 (3.62%) Azure
3 24 (2.99%) Power Platform
4 21 (2.62%) AWS
5 6 (0.75%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.75%) PaaS
6 4 (0.50%) G Suite
6 4 (0.50%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.37%) GCP
7 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.25%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.12%) Slack
9 1 (0.12%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.37%) Wireless
2 14 (1.75%) WAN
3 13 (1.62%) LAN
4 12 (1.50%) Firewall
5 10 (1.25%) Internet
6 8 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (0.75%) 4G
7 6 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.75%) WebEx
8 5 (0.62%) OSPF
9 4 (0.50%) 2G
9 4 (0.50%) 3G
9 4 (0.50%) 5G
9 4 (0.50%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.50%) SAN
9 4 (0.50%) Skype
9 4 (0.50%) VPN
10 3 (0.37%) Intranet
10 3 (0.37%) IPv4
10 3 (0.37%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.99%) Power BI
2 16 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.50%) Big Data
5 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (0.50%) QlikView
6 3 (0.37%) GIS
6 3 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.12%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.12%) OLAP
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (4.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.12%) GitLab
2 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.12%) JMeter
2 1 (0.12%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.12%) Selenium
2 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 262 (32.67%) Finance
2 84 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 59 (7.36%) Banking
4 56 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 44 (5.49%) Retail
6 27 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.74%) Marketing
8 15 (1.87%) Billing
9 11 (1.37%) Legal
9 11 (1.37%) Local Government
10 10 (1.25%) Law
11 7 (0.87%) Electronics
11 7 (0.87%) Front Office
12 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.62%) French Language
13 5 (0.62%) Publishing
14 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (21.07%) Analyst
2 139 (17.33%) Project Manager
3 123 (15.34%) PMO Analyst
4 63 (7.86%) Coordinator
4 63 (7.86%) PMO Manager
5 44 (5.49%) Programme Manager
6 39 (4.86%) PMO Lead
7 38 (4.74%) Project Coordinator
8 36 (4.49%) Business Analyst
9 31 (3.87%) PMO Planner
10 28 (3.49%) Project Officer
11 26 (3.24%) Support Officer
12 25 (3.12%) Junior
13 24 (2.99%) PMO Coordinator
13 24 (2.99%) Project Support Officer
14 23 (2.87%) Architect
14 23 (2.87%) Senior Manager
15 22 (2.74%) Consultant
16 18 (2.24%) IT Manager
16 18 (2.24%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.00%) ADO
2 6 (0.75%) .NET
2 6 (0.75%) CSS
2 6 (0.75%) HTML
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.37%) REST
5 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.25%) Kafka
5 2 (0.25%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) Flash
6 1 (0.12%) JFC
6 1 (0.12%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) Middleware
6 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.12%) RESTful
6 1 (0.12%) SOAP
6 1 (0.12%) Spring
6 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.37%) NHS
4 19 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.00%) User Experience
6 13 (1.62%) CCTV
6 13 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.62%) PMI
7 10 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.75%) FMCG
9 6 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.50%) Equities
12 3 (0.37%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.37%) Life Science
13 2 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.25%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (2.87%) Windows
2 18 (2.24%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.12%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.62%) Linux
6 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.25%) pSOS
7 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (37.91%) Project Management
2 179 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 172 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (19.58%) PRINCE2
5 132 (16.46%) Project Delivery
6 103 (12.84%) Programme Management
7 83 (10.35%) Change Management
8 68 (8.48%) Risk Management
9 62 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (6.61%) Change Control
12 50 (6.23%) Migration
13 46 (5.74%) Project Governance
14 45 (5.61%) Resource Management
15 43 (5.36%) Project Planning
15 43 (5.36%) Waterfall
16 42 (5.24%) Decision-Making
17 40 (4.99%) ERP
18 39 (4.86%) Programme Governance
19 33 (4.11%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.87%) SQL
2 10 (1.25%) C
3 5 (0.62%) Java
4 4 (0.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.50%) VBA
5 3 (0.37%) Java 8
6 2 (0.25%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 85 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.74%) Degree
4 25 (3.12%) PMI Certification
5 18 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.24%) PMP
6 13 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (1.50%) APMP
8 11 (1.37%) CCNP
9 10 (1.25%) CISM
9 10 (1.25%) CISSP
10 6 (0.75%) CCNA
10 6 (0.75%) CEH
10 6 (0.75%) HNC
10 6 (0.75%) HND
10 6 (0.75%) ISEB
11 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.37%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.87%) QA
2 15 (1.87%) P3O
3 14 (1.75%) SLA
4 12 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.25%) NIST
6 6 (0.75%) GDPR
7 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.50%) VMware NSX
3 3 (0.37%) vSphere
4 2 (0.25%) Docker
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) iptables
5 1 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.37%) Nagios
3 2 (0.25%) Avamar
3 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.25%) vRealize
4 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.12%) MIIS
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.12%) yum
4 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 109 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.99%) SAP
3 44 (5.49%) Oracle
4 13 (1.62%) Cisco
5 11 (1.37%) Google
6 8 (1.00%) VMware
7 7 (0.87%) Workday
8 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 6 (0.75%) Planview
9 5 (0.62%) Ericsson
9 5 (0.62%) Huawei
9 5 (0.62%) Juniper
9 5 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.50%) Cadence
10 4 (0.50%) Intapp
10 4 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.50%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.50%) Tableau
11 3 (0.37%) Apple
11 3 (0.37%) Hyperion