Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 68 85
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -31
Contract jobs citing PMO 133 171 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.91% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.20% 25.52% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 127 72
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £215 £197 £221
90th Percentile £475 £468 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -19.44%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.70 £13.75
90th Percentile £23.25 £19.90 £15.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +44.74%

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 599 670 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.45% 11.38% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 433 300
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £205 £202 £237
90th Percentile £525 £517 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% -20.48% +74.67%
10th Percentile £10.12 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.64% +2.27% +10.00%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +12 42 £350 +16.67% 5
Warwickshire -18 25 £345 -8.00% 2
Coventry +5 23 £375 +3.45% 3
Wolverhampton +3 5 £350 +22.81% 1
Staffordshire -8 5 £325 +27.45%
Solihull +11 3 £263 -22.22%
Worcestershire - 2 £341 -
Shropshire +8 1 £268 -10.83%
PMO
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 47 (35.34%) Project Management
2 44 (33.08%) Finance
3 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (18.80%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (17.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (16.54%) PRINCE2
7 18 (13.53%) Project Governance
8 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Office
8 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (11.28%) Change Control
10 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
11 13 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (9.77%) Project Planning
12 12 (9.02%) Programme Management
13 11 (8.27%) QA
14 10 (7.52%) Change Management
15 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
16 8 (6.02%) ERP
16 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
16 8 (6.02%) Retail
17 7 (5.26%) Workflow
17 7 (5.26%) Degree
17 7 (5.26%) PRINCE
17 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 6 (4.51%) Programme Governance
18 6 (4.51%) Waterfall
18 6 (4.51%) Portfolio Management
18 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
19 5 (3.76%) Migration
19 5 (3.76%) Automotive

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 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (18.80%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (17.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.75%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Primavera
1 1 (0.75%) Scribe Insight
1 1 (0.75%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) G Suite
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) SMS
2 1 (0.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) WebEx
2 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.75%) Wireless
2 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.50%) Essbase
3 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
General
1 44 (33.08%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Automotive
4 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Analyst
2 30 (22.56%) PMO Analyst
2 30 (22.56%) Project Manager
3 15 (11.28%) PMO Manager
4 12 (9.02%) PMO Lead
5 10 (7.52%) Coordinator
5 10 (7.52%) IT Manager
6 9 (6.77%) PMO Coordinator
7 8 (6.02%) IT Project Manager
8 7 (5.26%) PMO Project Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Workflow Project Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Junior
9 6 (4.51%) Junior PMO
9 6 (4.51%) Junior Project Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Programme Planner
9 6 (4.51%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (3.76%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) PMO Officer
11 4 (3.01%) Senior PMO
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.26%) PMI
3 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.75%) Digital Signage
4 1 (0.75%) Life Science
4 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) Project Management
2 22 (16.54%) PRINCE2
3 18 (13.53%) Project Governance
4 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.28%) Change Control
6 13 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.77%) Project Planning
7 12 (9.02%) Programme Management
8 10 (7.52%) Change Management
9 8 (6.02%) ERP
9 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.26%) PRINCE
10 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.26%) Workflow
11 6 (4.51%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (4.51%) Programme Governance
11 6 (4.51%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.76%) Line Management
12 5 (3.76%) Matrix Organization
12 5 (3.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.26%) C
2 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.26%) ISEB
3 3 (2.26%) PMP
3 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.50%) APMP
4 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) GDPR
3 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.75%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.75%) P3O
3 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle
2 3 (2.26%) SAP
3 1 (0.75%) Capita
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco
3 1 (0.75%) Google
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy
3 1 (0.75%) Serena