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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 534 487 449
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 73 95 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 66
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£250 £250 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £223
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.35 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.79%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -50 67 £250 - 7
London -10 26 £229 -20.43% 4
South West +7 12 £250 +53.84%
West Midlands -6 10 £241 +20.62%
Gloucestershire -3 7 £448 +79.00%
North West -18 7 £275 +48.64%
City of London +7 6 £228 -38.92%
South East -31 6 £200 -20.79% 2
Scotland 0 5 £244 -18.75%
Hampshire -1 4 £300 +33.33%
Bristol -3 4 £250 +92.30%
West Yorkshire -10 4 £325 +62.50%
Yorkshire -15 4 £325 +85.71%
Leeds - 4 £325 -
Coventry +3 3 - -
Manchester -9 3 - -
East of England +6 2 £225 +16.88% 1
Glasgow -4 2 £300 -
Berkshire -7 2 £200 -16.66%
Cheshire -10 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Reading +9 1 - -
Essex +3 1 £225 +50.00%
Wiltshire +3 1 £200 -4.76%
Newbury -2 1 £200 -13.04%
Birmingham -7 1 £400 +100.00%
Liverpool -9 1 - -
Chelmsford -10 1 £225 +50.00%
Cheltenham -11 1 £448 +79.00%
Staffordshire -11 1 £213 +21.42%

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (46.15%) MS Project
2 63 (44.06%) PRINCE2
3 61 (42.66%) MS Excel
4 57 (39.86%) MS Office
5 54 (37.76%) Project Management
6 51 (35.66%) Finance
7 36 (25.17%) Security Cleared
8 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
9 28 (19.58%) MS PowerPoint
10 21 (14.69%) Change Control
10 21 (14.69%) DV Cleared
11 20 (13.99%) Project Planning
12 16 (11.19%) MS Visio
12 16 (11.19%) NHS
13 15 (10.49%) SC Cleared
13 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (9.79%) Programme Management
14 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (7.69%) ITIL
17 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
17 10 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (6.29%) Document Management
18 9 (6.29%) Knowledge Management
18 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 9 (6.29%) Degree
19 8 (5.59%) Risk Management
19 8 (5.59%) QA
20 7 (4.90%) Spreadsheet

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 66 (46.15%) MS Project
2 61 (42.66%) MS Excel
3 57 (39.86%) MS Office
4 28 (19.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (11.19%) MS Visio
6 7 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Intranet
2 2 (1.40%) LAN
2 2 (1.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 51 (35.66%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Retail
2 5 (3.50%) Billing
3 4 (2.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.10%) Publishing
4 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) NHS
2 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.40%) Life Science
4 2 (1.40%) Statistics
5 1 (0.70%) CESG
5 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.70%) CMDB
5 1 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.40%) Windows
2 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.06%) PRINCE2
2 54 (37.76%) Project Management
3 21 (14.69%) Change Control
4 20 (13.99%) Project Planning
5 14 (9.79%) Programme Management
5 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.69%) ITIL
7 10 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.29%) Document Management
8 9 (6.29%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (5.59%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.90%) Information Assurance
10 7 (4.90%) Requirements Management
10 7 (4.90%) PRINCE
10 7 (4.90%) Service Management
10 7 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.20%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.20%) Change Management
11 6 (4.20%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.90%) C
2 1 (0.70%) SQL
2 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.69%) DV Cleared
3 15 (10.49%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (6.29%) Degree
6 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 2 (1.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) IIBA
7 1 (0.70%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) SLA
3 3 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) P3O
Vendors
1 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.90%) Oracle
3 4 (2.80%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.10%) SAP
5 2 (1.40%) HP
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe
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