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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Officer
Rank 517 474 468
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 75 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 41
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £145 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £200
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 21
Average hourly rate £23.25 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.67% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £92.69 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £18.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+25.67% -14.94%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Project Officer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Officer
Top 25 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 24 December 2014. 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 -41 72 £225 -10.00% 8
London +14 29 £215 -8.51% 2
South East -37 16 £225 -14.28% 1
City of London +12 10 £233 +3.33%
West Midlands -1 9 £213 -17.95%
South West -26 6 £250 -3.84%
North West -11 5 £299 +66.99% 5
Hampshire -20 5 £238 -13.63%
West Sussex - 3 £213 -
Worcester - 3 £213 -
Worcestershire - 3 £213 -
Berkshire -10 2 £200 -38.46%
Wiltshire -16 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - -
East of England - - - -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 66 (42.58%) PRINCE2
2 56 (36.13%) Project Management
3 46 (29.68%) MS Excel
3 46 (29.68%) MS Project
4 41 (26.45%) MS Office
4 41 (26.45%) Finance
5 31 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 26 (16.77%) Microsoft
7 22 (14.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (12.90%) Project Planning
9 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
9 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
10 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (10.32%) Change Control
12 13 (8.39%) MS Visio
13 12 (7.74%) NHS
14 11 (7.10%) PRINCE
14 11 (7.10%) QA
14 11 (7.10%) Retail
15 9 (5.81%) Degree
15 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (5.81%) Risk Management
16 8 (5.16%) Oracle
17 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
17 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 7 (4.52%) Programme Management
17 7 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (4.52%) Banking
18 6 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
18 6 (3.87%) ERP

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.65%) Lync
3 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 46 (29.68%) MS Project
1 46 (29.68%) MS Excel
2 41 (26.45%) MS Office
3 22 (14.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (8.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Intranet
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
General
1 41 (26.45%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Retail
3 7 (4.52%) Banking
4 3 (1.94%) Advertising
4 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Welsh Language
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) NHS
2 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.29%) EPoS
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.65%) CMDB
4 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.65%) FMCG
4 1 (0.65%) Social Media
4 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) UNIX
1 1 (0.65%) Windows
1 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.58%) PRINCE2
2 56 (36.13%) Project Management
3 20 (12.90%) Project Planning
4 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.32%) Change Control
6 11 (7.10%) PRINCE
7 9 (5.81%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.52%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.87%) ERP
9 6 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.23%) ITIL
10 5 (3.23%) Document Management
10 5 (3.23%) Information Assurance
11 4 (2.58%) Resource Management
11 4 (2.58%) Migration
11 4 (2.58%) Requirements Management
11 4 (2.58%) Change Management
12 3 (1.94%) Configuration Management
12 3 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.23%) C
2 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (5.81%) Degree
4 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.94%) PMP
6 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.65%) CCA
7 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) APMP
7 1 (0.65%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) P3O
3 1 (0.65%) AIFMD
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.16%) Oracle
3 2 (1.29%) SAP
3 2 (1.29%) Planview
4 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.65%) Lotus
4 1 (0.65%) Remedy
4 1 (0.65%) ION Trading
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