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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 125 135 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 13 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.46% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.50% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £170 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £106 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £238 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £250 £223
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -31.68%
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
2893 2803 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.62% 92.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1835 1164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 185 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £14.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £42.50 £40.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Officer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Project Officer Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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 -2 8 £448 +79.00%
Bristol +1 4 £250 +122.22%
Wiltshire +2 1 £200 -4.76%
Project Officer
England

Project Officer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 10 (52.63%) Finance
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (47.37%) Document Management
3 9 (47.37%) Change Control
4 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (42.11%) Requirements Management
4 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
4 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (42.11%) C
5 6 (31.58%) MS Project
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) NHS
9 1 (5.26%) Billing
9 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (5.26%) ERP
9 1 (5.26%) SQL
9 1 (5.26%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Project
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 9 (47.37%) Document Management
2 9 (47.37%) Change Control
3 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (42.11%) Requirements Management
3 8 (42.11%) Information Assurance
3 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft