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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Officer
Rank 525 479 475
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 81 95 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 71
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£235 £240 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £137 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £315 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.86 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -40.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.95 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £21.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -44.00%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 -46 76 £240 - 5
London -1 26 £240 - 2
South East -1 18 £258 +5.10% 1
Yorkshire +10 12 £200 +21.21% 1
West Yorkshire 0 8 £205 +24.24%
North West -2 7 £231 -6.09% 1
City of London +19 6 £230 -13.20% 1
Bradford +1 4 £210 +27.27%
West Midlands -15 4 £140 -20.00%
South West -43 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
East Midlands -7 2 - -
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 £175 -
Surrey 0 1 £150 -40.00%
Macclesfield -1 1 - - 1
South Wales -3 1 £123 -48.95%
Essex -9 1 £325 -18.75%
Warwickshire -11 1 £140 +43.58%
Wales -24 1 £123 -48.95%
East of England -34 1 £325 -18.75%
West Sussex - 1 £260 -
Sheffield - 1 £175 -
Crawley - 1 £260 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Bath - - - -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 71 (40.34%) Project Management
2 70 (39.77%) PRINCE2
3 60 (34.09%) MS Project
4 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
5 50 (28.41%) Finance
6 41 (23.30%) Security Cleared
7 34 (19.32%) MS Office
8 29 (16.48%) Project Planning
9 28 (15.91%) SharePoint
10 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
11 26 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (14.77%) Microsoft
12 21 (11.93%) Programme Management
12 21 (11.93%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (9.09%) MS Visio
14 15 (8.52%) Retail
14 15 (8.52%) DV Cleared
15 14 (7.95%) NHS
16 11 (6.25%) Oracle
16 11 (6.25%) Degree
16 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (5.68%) Change Control
18 9 (5.11%) Risk Management
19 8 (4.55%) PRINCE
19 8 (4.55%) ITIL
19 8 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (4.55%) Banking
19 8 (4.55%) Document Management
20 7 (3.98%) Billing
20 7 (3.98%) Configuration Management

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 28 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.57%) Lync
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (34.09%) MS Project
2 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
3 34 (19.32%) MS Office
4 21 (11.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (9.09%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) CA Clarity
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.57%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Broadband
1 1 (0.57%) Intranet
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
1 1 (0.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 50 (28.41%) Finance
2 15 (8.52%) Retail
3 8 (4.55%) Banking
4 7 (3.98%) Billing
5 5 (2.84%) Advertising
6 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.14%) Local Government
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 2 (1.14%) German Language
8 2 (1.14%) Publishing
8 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.14%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) HTML
1 1 (0.57%) Velocity
1 1 (0.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) NHS
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.70%) EPoS
4 2 (1.14%) PMI
4 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Economics
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.57%) Social Network
5 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.57%) FMCG
5 1 (0.57%) Social Media
5 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.57%) UNIX
1 1 (0.57%) Windows
1 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.34%) Project Management
2 70 (39.77%) PRINCE2
3 29 (16.48%) Project Planning
4 26 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (11.93%) Programme Management
6 10 (5.68%) Change Control
7 9 (5.11%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.55%) ITIL
8 8 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 8 (4.55%) Document Management
9 7 (3.98%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.41%) Change Management
11 5 (2.84%) Migration
11 5 (2.84%) Six Sigma
11 5 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.27%) Dependency Management
12 4 (2.27%) Business Transformation
12 4 (2.27%) Portfolio Management
12 4 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.27%) SQL
1 4 (2.27%) VBA
2 3 (1.70%) C
3 1 (0.57%) C#
3 1 (0.57%) C++
3 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.52%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.25%) Degree
5 8 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.84%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.27%) PMP
8 2 (1.14%) APMP
9 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.57%) APMG
9 1 (0.57%) ISEB
9 1 (0.57%) CCA
9 1 (0.57%) MAPM
9 1 (0.57%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) SLA
1 1 (0.57%) QA
1 1 (0.57%) P3O
1 1 (0.57%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 4 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (1.70%) SAP
4 2 (1.14%) Siebel
4 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.57%) Remedy
5 1 (0.57%) BT
5 1 (0.57%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.57%) Capita
5 1 (0.57%) HP
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £160.00 - £177.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-20 Per Hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago