The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Support Assistant 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 Support Assistant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Support Assistant
Rank 593 577 554
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Assistant 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.010% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £166 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £160 £165
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Project Support Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Support Assistant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Support Assistant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Support Assistant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Support Assistant within the UK.

Project Support Assistant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Support Assistant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Support Assistant within the UK.

Project Support Assistant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Support Assistant
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Support Assistant 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 Support Assistant in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Project
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay

Project Support Assistant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Support Assistant 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 Support Assistant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft