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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Officer
Rank 540 500 477
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 72 91 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 61 59
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£225 £240 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 17
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 £13.42 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £21.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -34.11%

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
52890 48823 51424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.74% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32944 29508 28904
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2089 2090 2526
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -33 69 £225 -6.25% 9
London +13 27 £230 -2.95% 5
South East -14 17 £245 +16.66%
Yorkshire +3 11 £205 -17.17%
West Yorkshire +1 7 £210 -15.15%
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £250 -
South West -41 6 £250 +1.21% 1
City of London +23 5 £190 -28.30% 1
Bradford -7 4 £210 -15.15%
North West -11 3 £188 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -17 3 £140 -45.94% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Hampshire -14 2 £185 +64.44%
Surrey -7 1 £150 -25.00%
South Wales -17 1 - - 1
Wales -26 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
West Sussex - 1 £260 -
Crawley - 1 £260 -
Sheffield - 1 £175 -
Skipton - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Newport - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Amersham - - - -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 68 (43.04%) PRINCE2
2 63 (39.87%) Project Management
3 52 (32.91%) MS Project
4 48 (30.38%) MS Excel
5 42 (26.58%) Finance
6 35 (22.15%) MS Office
7 32 (20.25%) Security Cleared
8 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
8 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
9 23 (14.56%) Project Planning
10 21 (13.29%) Microsoft
11 20 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
12 19 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (8.86%) MS Visio
13 14 (8.86%) NHS
13 14 (8.86%) Retail
14 12 (7.59%) Programme Management
14 12 (7.59%) Change Control
15 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (6.33%) Oracle
15 10 (6.33%) Degree
16 9 (5.70%) ITIL
16 9 (5.70%) PRINCE
16 9 (5.70%) Risk Management
17 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (5.06%) DV Cleared
18 7 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (4.43%) Banking
18 7 (4.43%) Change Management
18 7 (4.43%) Office 365

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.63%) Lync
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 52 (32.91%) MS Project
2 48 (30.38%) MS Excel
3 35 (22.15%) MS Office
4 20 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (8.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) CA Clarity
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Intranet
1 1 (0.63%) Internet
1 1 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 42 (26.58%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Retail
3 7 (4.43%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Advertising
5 4 (2.53%) Billing
5 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) Local Government
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.86%) NHS
2 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.90%) EPoS
4 2 (1.27%) PMI
5 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.63%) Economics
5 1 (0.63%) Social Network
5 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Social Media
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.04%) PRINCE2
2 63 (39.87%) Project Management
3 23 (14.56%) Project Planning
4 19 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.59%) Programme Management
5 12 (7.59%) Change Control
6 9 (5.70%) Risk Management
6 9 (5.70%) ITIL
6 9 (5.70%) PRINCE
7 7 (4.43%) Change Management
7 7 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.80%) Migration
8 6 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.16%) Document Management
9 5 (3.16%) Six Sigma
10 4 (2.53%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.53%) ERP
10 4 (2.53%) Business Transformation
10 4 (2.53%) Dependency Management
10 4 (2.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.90%) C
2 2 (1.27%) SQL
2 2 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) Degree
4 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.90%) PMP
7 2 (1.27%) APMP
8 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.63%) APMG
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB
8 1 (0.63%) CCA
8 1 (0.63%) MAPM
8 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) SLA
1 1 (0.63%) QA
1 1 (0.63%) P3O
1 1 (0.63%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.33%) Oracle
3 4 (2.53%) SAP
4 2 (1.27%) Siebel
4 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Remedy
5 1 (0.63%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.63%) Capita
5 1 (0.63%) HP
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200-£300pd
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £475 - £550 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago