Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Assistant
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 851 835
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 26 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.022% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 19
England median daily rate £198 £192 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.67% +4.10%
10th Percentile £167 £110 £127
90th Percentile £271 £218 £320
UK median daily rate £200 £192 £203
% change year-on-year +4.44% -5.67% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
England median hourly rate £19.60 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +29.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.30 £11.35
90th Percentile £23.93 £18.55 £17.07
UK median hourly rate £19.60 £17.50 £14.01
% change year-on-year +12.00% +24.96% -6.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Project Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Project Assistant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Assistant in England

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Assistant in England

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Assistant in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Assistant in England

Project Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Assistant in England

Project Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Assistant in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Assistant in England

Project Assistant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Assistant within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +2 10 £250 +30.55%
West Midlands +26 5 £195 +56.63%
Midlands +24 5 £195 +56.63%
North of England +51 4 £207 +4.83%
London -20 4 £250 +16.28%
Yorkshire +22 3 £207 +4.83%
South West - 3 £192 -
North West +22 1 - -
Project Assistant
UK

Project Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Project Assistant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Project Assistant in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Degree
6 7 (26.92%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (26.92%) Workflow
6 7 (26.92%) Customer-Centricity
7 5 (19.23%) PMO
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Legal
9 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 3 (11.54%) Change Control
9 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.54%) GDPR
10 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (7.69%) Windows
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
11 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
11 1 (3.85%) Office 365
11 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
11 1 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping

Project Assistant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
3 7 (26.92%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (11.54%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Local Government
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Customer-Centricity
1 7 (26.92%) Workflow
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
4 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) QMS
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PMO
2 3 (11.54%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft