Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 October 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 78 70
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing PMO 118 113 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.32% 2.44% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.26% 23.30% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 93 118
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £330 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +0.38% +1.15%
10th Percentile £218 £192 £198
90th Percentile £463 £486 £486
England median daily rate £396 £400 £358
% change year-on-year -1.06% +11.89% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.81 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.94% +20.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.16 £16.50 £11.40
90th Percentile £18.56 £22.75 £19.80
England median hourly rate £23.78 £25.06 £22.13
% change year-on-year -5.13% +13.27% -11.92%

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 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 530 485 662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.42% 10.48% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 296 429
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -0.66%
10th Percentile £250 £179 £205
90th Percentile £556 £534 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £16.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.49% -28.57% -27.64%
10th Percentile £10.98 £9.52 £9.26
90th Percentile £21.95 £53.75 £42.40
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.49% -11.11% +4.41%

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the West Midlands

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in the West Midlands

PMO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in the West Midlands

PMO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in the West Midlands

PMO
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 PMO within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Birmingham -2 36 £375 +19.05% 10
Shropshire -20 24 £290 +8.41% 1
Warwickshire +8 16 £325 -1.52% 1
Coventry -25 16 £338 -10.00% 3
Solihull -2 5 £350 +33.33% 3
Herefordshire - 5 £375 -
Wolverhampton -7 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -11 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PMO.

1 62 (52.54%) Project Management
2 37 (31.36%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (27.97%) Finance
4 31 (26.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 26 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (18.64%) NHS
8 21 (17.80%) PRINCE2
9 20 (16.95%) Retail
9 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (16.10%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (16.10%) Change Control
11 18 (15.25%) Programme Management
12 17 (14.41%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (14.41%) ISEB
12 17 (14.41%) Microsoft Project
13 16 (13.56%) Open Workbench
14 15 (12.71%) JIRA
15 13 (11.02%) Risk Management
16 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
16 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
16 11 (9.32%) Confluence
16 11 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (8.47%) Niku
17 10 (8.47%) Migration
18 9 (7.63%) Project Planning
18 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce
18 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
18 9 (7.63%) RESTful

PMO
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 11 (9.32%) Confluence
2 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 37 (31.36%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (26.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (14.41%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (13.56%) Open Workbench
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.85%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) Route 53
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) DHCP
1 1 (0.85%) DNS
1 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (14.41%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.39%) Power BI
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) JIRA
2 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.24%) Selenium
3 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.39%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.39%) DbUnit
4 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.39%) JMeter
4 4 (3.39%) jMock
4 4 (3.39%) JUnit
4 4 (3.39%) Maven
4 4 (3.39%) Mockito
4 4 (3.39%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.54%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (27.97%) Finance
2 20 (16.95%) Retail
3 6 (5.08%) Automotive
4 5 (4.24%) Legal
4 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Billing
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Military
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (45.76%) Analyst
2 42 (35.59%) PMO Analyst
3 13 (11.02%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.32%) PMO Lead
5 10 (8.47%) Coordinator
6 9 (7.63%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) IT Manager
9 5 (4.24%) PMO Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Senior PMO
10 4 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Performance Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Senior PMO Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) RESTful
2 7 (5.93%) Spring
2 7 (5.93%) Web Services
3 5 (4.24%) J2EE
4 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.39%) Apache Camel
4 4 (3.39%) CSS
4 4 (3.39%) PowerMock
4 4 (3.39%) SOAP
4 4 (3.39%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.69%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.69%) JPA
6 1 (0.85%) Ajax
6 1 (0.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) HTML5
6 1 (0.85%) Java EE
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.85%) LESS
6 1 (0.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.64%) NHS
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) Photography
5 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.54%) Project Management
2 26 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.49%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (17.80%) PRINCE2
5 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (16.10%) Change Control
7 18 (15.25%) Programme Management
8 13 (11.02%) Risk Management
9 11 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (8.47%) Migration
11 9 (7.63%) Decision-Making
11 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.63%) Project Planning
12 8 (6.78%) Change Management
12 8 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (5.08%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (5.08%) Project Governance
14 6 (5.08%) Resource Management
15 5 (4.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) Java
2 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) ISEB
2 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
2 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) Degree
3 3 (2.54%) HND
3 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.54%) PMP
4 2 (1.69%) APMP
4 2 (1.69%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) P3O
2 3 (2.54%) QA
3 2 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.39%) vSphere
3 3 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.54%) Docker
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Puppet
1 2 (1.69%) SCCM
1 2 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (8.47%) Niku
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) VMware
3 4 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix
4 1 (0.85%) Google
4 1 (0.85%) HP
4 1 (0.85%) Progress