The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Officer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 136 138 99
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 12 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.15% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.16% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 8
Average daily rate
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£238 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 - £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £220 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+77.41% +6.10%
Project Officer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3119 3033 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.41% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 1955 1274
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 172 167
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Project Officer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Officer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Project Officer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Officer across the South West region.

Project Officer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Project Officer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Officer across the South West region.

Project Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Project Officer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Officer within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -4 7 - -
Bristol -2 4 £225 -
Project Officer
England

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Project Officer in their job title 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 with Project Officer in their job title.

1 15 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 14 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 14 (58.33%) Finance
3 13 (54.17%) DV Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Information Assurance
4 11 (45.83%) C
4 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (41.67%) Document Management
5 10 (41.67%) Change Control
6 9 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (37.50%) Requirements Management
6 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (29.17%) Project Management
8 6 (25.00%) MS Project
9 5 (20.83%) MS Office
9 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (12.50%) Migration
12 2 (8.33%) Practice Management
12 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
12 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
12 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
12 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
13 1 (4.17%) PRINCE

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Project Officer in their job title 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 with Project Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Project
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
3 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Military
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 14 (58.33%) Risk Management
3 11 (45.83%) Information Assurance
4 10 (41.67%) Change Control
4 10 (41.67%) Document Management
5 9 (37.50%) Requirements Management
5 9 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
9 2 (8.33%) Practice Management
10 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
10 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
10 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) DV Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint