The table below looks at the statistics for P3O skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 118 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing P3O 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.26% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.71% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £444 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.63% +23.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
P3O
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
141 162 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.98% 6.91% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 71 37
Average daily rate £350 £373 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £207 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.21 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

P3O
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing P3O across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

P3O Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

P3O
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing P3O across the West Midlands region.

P3O Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

P3O
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 1
P3O
England

P3O
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing P3O also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited P3O.

1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (50.00%) MS Project
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) PMP
4 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Change Control
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) PMI
5 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) CA PPM
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) PgMP
5 2 (25.00%) APMP
5 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) Primavera
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Document Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing P3O also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited P3O. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Documentum
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Primavera
1 2 (25.00%) CA PPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Planner
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Office Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Planner
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (37.50%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Document Management
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) DMAIC
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PMP
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PgMP
2 2 (25.00%) APMP
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Cadence