The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Office Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Office Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Office Support
Rank 608 591 574
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Project Office Support 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.021% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate £188 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £358 £270
% change year-on-year
-47.55% +32.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £137.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £137.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Project Office Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Office Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Office Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Office Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Office Support within the UK.

Project Office Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Office Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Office Support within the UK.

Project Office Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Office Support
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Office Support within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +1 11 £188 -37.50%
Manchester -10 7 £188 -37.50%
North West -11 7 £188 -37.50%
London -4 3 £200 -
South East -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Project Office Support
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Office Support 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 Office Support in their job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Project Management
2 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 11 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) JIRA
6 7 (31.82%) MS Visio
6 7 (31.82%) Confluence
6 7 (31.82%) SDLC
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Management
9 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 3 (13.64%) Banking
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
10 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 2 (9.09%) Change Management
11 1 (4.55%) Dependency Management
11 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (4.55%) QA
11 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
11 1 (4.55%) Sage
11 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
11 1 (4.55%) ITIL
11 1 (4.55%) MS Project

Project Office Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Office Support 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 Office Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (31.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (13.64%) MS Office
5 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JIRA
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Project Management
2 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.55%) Dependency Management
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Sage