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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Officer
Rank 504 461 444
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 74 96 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 39
Average daily rate
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£219 £250 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £108 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £250 £194
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 20
Average hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £92.69 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -14.94%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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
Top 25 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 23 January 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 -39 72 £225 -10.00% 9
London -6 20 £238 +4.97% 1
South East -32 17 £225 -10.00% 2
North West 0 10 £275 +30.95%
West Midlands +3 9 £213 +112.50%
South West -17 8 £125 -50.00% 2
City of London +15 7 £275 -21.42%
Yorkshire -13 6 £195 -21.21% 1
West Yorkshire -2 5 £195 +3.31%
Hampshire -24 5 £238 -13.63% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £213 -
Worcester - 3 £213 -
Berkshire -4 2 £200 -20.00%
Cheshire +7 1 - -
Wiltshire -8 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Wimbledon - - - -

Project Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (38.10%) PRINCE2
2 54 (36.73%) MS Excel
3 52 (35.37%) Project Management
4 50 (34.01%) MS Project
5 48 (32.65%) MS Office
6 43 (29.25%) Finance
7 32 (21.77%) Security Cleared
8 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 25 (17.01%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (13.61%) Project Planning
11 19 (12.93%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
13 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (11.56%) Change Control
14 15 (10.20%) MS Visio
15 11 (7.48%) NHS
15 11 (7.48%) PRINCE
15 11 (7.48%) DV Cleared
15 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (7.48%) Retail
15 11 (7.48%) QA
16 10 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (6.80%) Risk Management
17 9 (6.12%) Oracle
17 9 (6.12%) Degree
18 8 (5.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 7 (4.76%) Banking
19 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
20 6 (4.08%) Information Assurance
20 6 (4.08%) ERP

Project Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 54 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 50 (34.01%) MS Project
3 48 (32.65%) MS Office
4 25 (17.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (10.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.68%) MS Access
2 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 43 (29.25%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Billing
5 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
6 2 (1.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) NHS
2 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.68%) CMDB
3 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.68%) User Experience
3 1 (0.68%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.68%) UNIX
1 1 (0.68%) Windows
1 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.10%) PRINCE2
2 52 (35.37%) Project Management
3 20 (13.61%) Project Planning
4 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (11.56%) Change Control
5 11 (7.48%) PRINCE
6 10 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.80%) Risk Management
7 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.08%) Information Assurance
8 6 (4.08%) ERP
9 5 (3.40%) Document Management
9 5 (3.40%) Requirements Management
10 4 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.72%) Resource Management
10 4 (2.72%) Information Management
10 4 (2.72%) Migration
10 4 (2.72%) Programme Management
11 3 (2.04%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.08%) C
2 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.48%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (6.12%) Degree
5 8 (5.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) CCA
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) APMG
7 1 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (2.04%) SAP
4 2 (1.36%) Planview
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy
5 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.68%) Lotus
5 1 (0.68%) ION Trading
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