The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Support 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 Support Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Support Officer
Rank 529 519 464
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Officer 65 81 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 69
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£260 £238 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £144 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £348 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £218 £230
% change year-on-year
+21.83% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.21% +36.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £11.18 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £23.86 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-39.21% +36.31%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Project Support Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Support Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Support Officer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Project Support Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Support Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Support Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Project Support Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Support Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Project Support Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Support Officer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Support Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Project Support Officer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Support 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 Support Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 -15 63 £260 +6.12% 4
London +6 27 £233 -14.67% 1
South West -1 9 £250 +19.04% 2
South East -16 8 £200 -18.36%
City of London +17 7 £240 -29.67%
West Midlands -5 7 £265 -
Yorkshire -17 6 £313 +108.33%
Hampshire -8 5 £200 +33.33%
Gloucestershire -15 5 - -
Bristol +3 4 £250 +92.30%
West Yorkshire -11 4 £325 +62.50%
Leeds - 4 £325 -
Coventry +2 3 £255 -
North West -20 3 - - 1
East Midlands +6 2 £223 -
Northampton -3 2 £223 -
Berkshire -6 2 £200 -13.04%
Northamptonshire -9 2 £223 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £260 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Reading +1 1 - -
South Wales -4 1 - -
Newbury -6 1 £200 -
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Wales -10 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Durham - 1 £275 -

Project Support Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Support 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 Support Officer in their job title.

1 55 (46.61%) PRINCE2
2 54 (45.76%) MS Project
3 47 (39.83%) MS Excel
4 45 (38.14%) MS Office
4 45 (38.14%) Finance
5 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
6 29 (24.58%) Project Management
7 28 (23.73%) Microsoft
8 22 (18.64%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (16.10%) DV Cleared
9 19 (16.10%) Change Control
9 19 (16.10%) MS Visio
10 18 (15.25%) Project Planning
11 14 (11.86%) NHS
11 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (9.32%) SharePoint
12 11 (9.32%) QA
12 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
13 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (7.63%) Document Management
14 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
15 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
15 8 (6.78%) C
15 8 (6.78%) Requirements Management
15 8 (6.78%) Information Assurance
15 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (5.93%) Degree

Project Support Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Support 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 Support Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 54 (45.76%) MS Project
2 47 (39.83%) MS Excel
3 45 (38.14%) MS Office
4 22 (18.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (16.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) LAN
1 2 (1.69%) WAN
1 2 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 45 (38.14%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Banking
2 3 (2.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.69%) Billing
3 2 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) NHS
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) CESG
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.85%) Windows
1 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) PRINCE2
2 29 (24.58%) Project Management
3 19 (16.10%) Change Control
4 18 (15.25%) Project Planning
5 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.63%) Document Management
7 9 (7.63%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.78%) Requirements Management
8 8 (6.78%) Information Assurance
8 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (5.08%) Logistics
9 6 (5.08%) ITIL
9 6 (5.08%) PRINCE
10 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.24%) Resource Management
11 4 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.39%) Information Management
11 4 (3.39%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.10%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (5.93%) Degree
6 2 (1.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.54%) SLA
4 2 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle
3 2 (1.69%) Planview
3 2 (1.69%) HP
3 2 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix
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