The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for P3O skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited P3O over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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.

Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Guidance
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 118
Contract jobs citing P3O 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.65% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £600 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +81.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 £350
% change year-on-year -16.66% +71.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

P3O is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 157 310 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.82% 10.27% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 218 161
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing P3O as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for P3O in the West Midlands

P3O
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for P3O in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing P3O also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for P3O.

1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) P3M3
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) Workfront
2 1 (50.00%) Kronos
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio

P3O
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Workfront
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) PMO Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) P3M3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Kronos