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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
Rank 119 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing P3O 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.19% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.55% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £509 £413 £158
% change year-on-year
+23.27% +161.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
194 120 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.56% 5.67% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 62 66
Average daily rate £313 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.60 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.50 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
1 10 (90.91%) SharePoint
1 10 (90.91%) Project Management
2 9 (81.82%) PRINCE2
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) PMI
2 9 (81.82%) PMP
2 9 (81.82%) PMI Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CA Clarity
3 8 (72.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (63.64%) Change Control
5 6 (54.55%) Finance
6 5 (45.45%) Change Management
6 5 (45.45%) MS Project
7 4 (36.36%) SAP
7 4 (36.36%) ITIL
7 4 (36.36%) Service Management
7 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
7 4 (36.36%) Document Management
7 4 (36.36%) Banking
8 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
8 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
8 3 (27.27%) PgMP
8 3 (27.27%) APMP
8 3 (27.27%) Primavera
8 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (27.27%) ERP
8 3 (27.27%) CA

P3O
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (72.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (45.45%) MS Project
4 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (81.82%) CA Clarity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Automotive
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (9.09%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) PMO Lead
3 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Project Management
2 9 (81.82%) PRINCE2
3 7 (63.64%) Change Control
4 5 (45.45%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) Service Management
5 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
5 4 (36.36%) Document Management
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
6 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) ERP
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
8 1 (9.09%) BPR
8 1 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 1 (9.09%) PLM
8 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) PMP
1 9 (81.82%) PMI Certification
2 3 (27.27%) PgMP
2 3 (27.27%) APMP
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CAPM
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) CA
3 3 (27.27%) Primavera
4 2 (18.18%) Cadence