Period
to 15 August 2018

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 6 months to 15 August 2018 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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 166 209
Rank change year-on-year -22 +43 -37
Contract jobs citing P3O 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.099% 0.023% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.86% 0.25% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £200 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -66.67% +71.43%
England median daily rate £358 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -10.63% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

P3O 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 583 396 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.50% 9.18% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 239 429
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £181 £210
90th Percentile £600 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.97 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.76% -16.67% -34.78%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £47.10 £32.20 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.50% -11.11% +6.77%

P3O
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing P3O as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

P3O
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing P3O within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Warwickshire - 3 - - 4
Birmingham -20 1 £400 +100.00%
Solihull - 1 - -
P3O
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing P3O 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for P3O.

1 5 (100.00%) PMO
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Storage Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Governance

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:

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Project
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) PMO Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Project Planning
1 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) PMO