The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 605 624
Rank change year-on-year +20 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 9 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.036% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
Median daily rate £295 £200 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £157 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £294 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £226 £195 £203
% change year-on-year +16.02% -3.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.12% +4.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.20 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £19.40 £17.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +18.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +16 4 £226 -
London +3 3 £450 +100.00%
North of England +54 1 - -
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Project Assistant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 14 (42.42%) Mandarin Language
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) Presales
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (18.18%) Process Management
6 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
7 5 (15.15%) PMO
8 4 (12.12%) Change Control
9 3 (9.09%) Degree
10 2 (6.06%) Campaign Management
10 2 (6.06%) Line Management
10 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (6.06%) Retail
10 2 (6.06%) CRM
10 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.06%) Workflow
11 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (3.03%) TQM
11 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (3.03%) PMI
11 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
11 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com

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 (15.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
General
1 14 (42.42%) Mandarin Language
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) PMI
1 1 (3.03%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Presales
1 8 (24.24%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Process Management
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.12%) Change Control
5 2 (6.06%) Campaign Management
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Line Management
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) Logistics
6 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) TQM
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ECDL
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com