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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 527 525 492
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 93 86 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 60
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£214 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £151 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £253 £250
% change year-on-year
-15.84% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.98% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.40%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -22 85 £228 -9.00% 12
London -4 32 £263 +9.37% 2
South West +3 14 £238 - 2
West Midlands +9 12 £213 +13.33% 3
South East -19 11 £210 -17.64% 2
East Midlands +5 7 £260 - 1
City of London -7 7 £315 +26.00%
Gloucestershire +5 6 £448 -
Yorkshire -19 6 £238 +72.72% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £225 -11.76%
Scotland -8 5 £145 -30.12%
Milton Keynes -11 5 £225 -11.76%
Berkshire +6 4 £183 -52.59%
Staffordshire -4 4 £213 +21.42%
Edinburgh -5 4 £140 +24.44%
West Yorkshire -22 4 £238 +72.72% 1
Bristol - 4 £225 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £181 -1.45%
Chesterfield - 3 £260 -
Nottingham - 3 £325 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £260 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
South Wales +2 2 £150 +22.44%
Wales -2 2 £150 +22.44%
Bradford -3 2 £238 - 1
Cheshire -8 2 - -
Hampshire -8 2 £175 -7.89%
North West -35 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £150 -
Cannock - 2 £213 -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 78 (45.09%) MS Project
2 77 (44.51%) PRINCE2
3 64 (36.99%) Project Management
3 64 (36.99%) Finance
4 58 (33.53%) MS Excel
5 55 (31.79%) MS Office
6 43 (24.86%) Security Cleared
7 35 (20.23%) Microsoft
8 29 (16.76%) Project Planning
9 28 (16.18%) DV Cleared
10 23 (13.29%) Change Control
10 23 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (12.72%) MS PowerPoint
11 22 (12.72%) SharePoint
12 21 (12.14%) Programme Management
13 18 (10.40%) MS Visio
14 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (9.83%) Risk Management
15 16 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (8.67%) ITIL
17 13 (7.51%) NHS
18 12 (6.94%) Document Management
18 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
19 11 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 10 (5.78%) Knowledge Management
20 10 (5.78%) Information Assurance
20 10 (5.78%) Spreadsheet
20 10 (5.78%) C

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 78 (45.09%) MS Project
2 58 (33.53%) MS Excel
3 55 (31.79%) MS Office
4 22 (12.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (10.40%) MS Visio
6 10 (5.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.16%) Agresso
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) Intranet
2 2 (1.16%) LAN
2 2 (1.16%) WAN
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 64 (36.99%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (4.05%) Retail
3 6 (3.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Advertising
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.51%) NHS
3 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.73%) PMI
5 2 (1.16%) Statistics
5 2 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (0.58%) iPhone
6 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.58%) CESG
6 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.73%) Windows
2 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.51%) PRINCE2
2 64 (36.99%) Project Management
3 29 (16.76%) Project Planning
4 23 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (13.29%) Change Control
5 21 (12.14%) Programme Management
6 17 (9.83%) Risk Management
7 16 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (8.67%) ITIL
9 12 (6.94%) Document Management
10 11 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (5.78%) Information Assurance
11 10 (5.78%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (4.62%) Requirements Management
12 8 (4.62%) Quality Management
12 8 (4.62%) Change Management
12 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
13 7 (4.05%) Service Management
14 6 (3.47%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) C
2 3 (1.73%) SQL
3 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (24.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.18%) DV Cleared
3 17 (9.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.47%) Degree
7 4 (2.31%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.73%) APMP
9 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.16%) PMP
9 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) ISEB
10 1 (0.58%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) COBIT
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
Vendors
1 35 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.20%) Oracle
3 8 (4.62%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.73%) SAP
5 2 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix
6 1 (0.58%) Nokia
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe
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