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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Officer
Rank 513 484 464
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 88 91 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 61 71
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£240 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £230 £206
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.72 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.00 £21.04 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -46.00%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -28 82 £240 -4.00% 8
London +24 38 £240 -7.69% 3
South East +6 17 £255 +2.00% 1
North West 0 11 £239 -3.04% 1
Milton Keynes +11 7 £255 -
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £255 -
City of London +27 6 £230 -13.20% 1
Yorkshire +1 6 £210 +27.27% 3
West Yorkshire +2 5 £210 +27.27% 2
Bradford +7 3 £215 +30.30% 2
South West -39 3 - -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
West Midlands -21 2 £140 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Leeds +6 1 £138 -
Cheshire +1 1 - -
Macclesfield -3 1 - -
Essex -5 1 £325 -18.75%
Wales -10 1 £123 +22.50% 1
Warwickshire -13 1 £140 +40.00%
East of England -21 1 £325 -18.75%
South Wales - 1 £123 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £260 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £260 -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 72 (38.92%) PRINCE2
1 72 (38.92%) Project Management
2 65 (35.14%) MS Project
3 59 (31.89%) MS Excel
4 52 (28.11%) Finance
5 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
6 34 (18.38%) MS Office
7 31 (16.76%) Project Planning
8 28 (15.14%) SharePoint
8 28 (15.14%) SC Cleared
9 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
10 24 (12.97%) MS PowerPoint
10 24 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (12.43%) Programme Management
12 19 (10.27%) MS Visio
13 15 (8.11%) DV Cleared
14 13 (7.03%) Oracle
14 13 (7.03%) Retail
15 11 (5.95%) Degree
15 11 (5.95%) NHS
15 11 (5.95%) Change Control
16 10 (5.41%) Risk Management
17 9 (4.86%) Configuration Management
17 9 (4.86%) Change Management
17 9 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (4.86%) Banking
18 7 (3.78%) ITIL
18 7 (3.78%) Billing
18 7 (3.78%) Document Management
18 7 (3.78%) Office 365

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (15.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.08%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (35.14%) MS Project
2 59 (31.89%) MS Excel
3 34 (18.38%) MS Office
4 24 (12.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (10.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) CA Clarity
1 4 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) LTE
2 1 (0.54%) Broadband
2 1 (0.54%) LAN
2 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (28.11%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Retail
3 9 (4.86%) Banking
4 7 (3.78%) Billing
5 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) Advertising
6 3 (1.62%) Publishing
6 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.62%) Local Government
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) German Language
7 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.54%) HTML
1 1 (0.54%) Velocity
1 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.95%) NHS
2 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.62%) EPoS
3 2 (1.08%) PMI
4 1 (0.54%) CESG
4 1 (0.54%) Economics
4 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.54%) Social Network
4 1 (0.54%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.54%) FMCG
4 1 (0.54%) Social Media
4 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.54%) UNIX
1 1 (0.54%) Windows
1 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (38.92%) PRINCE2
1 72 (38.92%) Project Management
2 31 (16.76%) Project Planning
3 24 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (12.43%) Programme Management
5 11 (5.95%) Change Control
6 10 (5.41%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.86%) Change Management
7 9 (4.86%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.78%) ITIL
8 7 (3.78%) Document Management
9 6 (3.24%) PRINCE
9 6 (3.24%) Dependency Management
10 5 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.70%) Time Management
10 5 (2.70%) Six Sigma
10 5 (2.70%) Migration
11 4 (2.16%) ERP
11 4 (2.16%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.16%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.16%) SQL
1 4 (2.16%) VBA
2 3 (1.62%) C
3 1 (0.54%) C#
3 1 (0.54%) C++
3 1 (0.54%) Java
3 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 41 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.95%) Degree
5 9 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.16%) PMP
7 4 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.08%) APMP
9 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.54%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) QA
1 2 (1.08%) P3O
2 1 (0.54%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.03%) Oracle
3 4 (2.16%) SAP
4 2 (1.08%) Siebel
4 2 (1.08%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Remedy
5 1 (0.54%) BT
5 1 (0.54%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.54%) Capita
5 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.54%) HP
5 1 (0.54%) Citrix
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