The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Officer 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 Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 537 497 479
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 72 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 54
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£225 £238 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £235 £253
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -32.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £35.00 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -6.97%

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Project Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Officer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Project Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Project Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Project Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Officer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Project Officer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Officer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 6 July 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
England -36 68 £231 -3.64% 13
London -4 25 £233 -3.12% 2
South West -8 13 £250 +92.30% 1
South East -19 9 £155 -39.21% 3
West Midlands +1 8 £213 +13.33%
East Midlands -4 6 £250 -
City of London -2 5 £300 -44.05%
Gloucestershire -4 5 £448 +79.00%
Bristol -2 4 £238 +111.11% 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £238 +18.75% 6
Berkshire +4 3 £155 -50.00%
Hampshire +3 3 £150 -50.00% 1
Scotland +3 3 £188 +66.66%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 3 £181 -1.45%
Cheshire -2 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £225 -11.76% 1
Milton Keynes -6 3 £225 -11.76% 1
West Yorkshire -20 3 £206 +3.12% 3
North West -22 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 -
Nottingham - 3 £325 -
Staffordshire -6 2 £213 +21.42%
Bradford -10 2 £238 +18.75% 1
Glasgow - 2 £238 -
Cannock - 2 £213 -
Chesterfield - 2 £250 -
Slough - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £250 -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (45.51%) MS Project
2 67 (42.95%) PRINCE2
3 58 (37.18%) Finance
4 56 (35.90%) Project Management
5 55 (35.26%) MS Office
6 54 (34.62%) MS Excel
7 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
8 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 24 (15.38%) DV Cleared
10 22 (14.10%) Project Planning
11 21 (13.46%) Change Control
12 20 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (10.90%) SharePoint
15 16 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (10.26%) Risk Management
15 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (9.62%) Programme Management
17 14 (8.97%) MS Visio
18 13 (8.33%) NHS
18 13 (8.33%) ITIL
19 12 (7.69%) Document Management
20 11 (7.05%) SC Cleared
21 10 (6.41%) Information Assurance
21 10 (6.41%) C
21 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
22 9 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
22 9 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
22 9 (5.77%) Degree

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 71 (45.51%) MS Project
2 55 (35.26%) MS Office
3 54 (34.62%) MS Excel
4 20 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (8.97%) MS Visio
6 8 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.28%) Agresso
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Intranet
2 2 (1.28%) LAN
2 2 (1.28%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 58 (37.18%) Finance
2 5 (3.21%) Retail
2 5 (3.21%) Billing
3 4 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.92%) Publishing
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Advertising
5 2 (1.28%) Law
5 2 (1.28%) Legal
5 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.33%) NHS
3 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.28%) Statistics
4 2 (1.28%) Life Science
4 2 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.64%) CESG
5 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.95%) PRINCE2
2 56 (35.90%) Project Management
3 22 (14.10%) Project Planning
4 21 (13.46%) Change Control
5 19 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (10.26%) Risk Management
7 15 (9.62%) Programme Management
7 15 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (8.33%) ITIL
9 12 (7.69%) Document Management
10 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.41%) Information Assurance
11 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (5.13%) Requirements Management
13 7 (4.49%) Change Management
13 7 (4.49%) Service Management
14 6 (3.85%) Logistics
15 5 (3.21%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.41%) C
2 1 (0.64%) SQL
2 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 16 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (7.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.77%) Degree
6 6 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.28%) PMP
9 1 (0.64%) ISEB
9 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) IIBA
9 1 (0.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) SLA
1 3 (1.92%) COBIT
1 3 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 30 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) Oracle
3 6 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.56%) SAP
5 2 (1.28%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) Citrix
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe
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