Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 Officer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 665 705
Rank change year-on-year -37 +40 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 145 161 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 82
England median daily rate £250 £245 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -4.85% +14.44%
10th Percentile £155 £143 £148
90th Percentile £375 £364 £330
UK median daily rate £238 £225 £243
% change year-on-year +5.56% -7.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 17
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.06% +8.41%
10th Percentile £11.61 £13.50 £15.43
90th Percentile £32.50 £51.00 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +47.06% +10.00%

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 88,262 84,277 94,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,200 55,364 61,413
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,607 2,965 3,469
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Officer in England

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Officer in England

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Officer in England

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Officer in England

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Officer in England

Project Officer
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 Officer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
London -51 55 £300 -2.44%
South East +1 32 £225 +20.00% 1
North of England +45 24 £243 +21.25% 3
South West +5 19 £300 +60.43%
West Midlands 0 14 £263 +5.00%
Midlands -5 14 £263 +16.67%
North West +11 10 £210 +5.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 9 £275 +30.95% 2
North East - 5 £250 -
East of England -12 1 £250 +35.14%
Project Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, Project Officer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Project Officer in the job title.

1 77 (53.10%) Finance
2 67 (46.21%) Security Cleared
3 61 (42.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (42.07%) Project Management
4 59 (40.69%) PRINCE2
5 43 (29.66%) SC Cleared
6 40 (27.59%) PMO
7 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Project
8 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
10 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (15.86%) DV Cleared
12 20 (13.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
14 17 (11.72%) Project Planning
15 16 (11.03%) Change Control
15 16 (11.03%) Document Management
15 16 (11.03%) Programme Management
15 16 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (10.34%) Risk Management
17 14 (9.66%) C
18 13 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
19 12 (8.28%) Information Assurance
19 12 (8.28%) Requirements Management
19 12 (8.28%) Degree
19 12 (8.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 11 (7.59%) Banking
20 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (6.90%) Change Management
21 10 (6.90%) NHS

Project Officer 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 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.45%) Confluence
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (42.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (26.21%) Microsoft Project
3 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (13.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (6.21%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (5.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) Structured Cabling
1 7 (4.83%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.69%) Skype
2 1 (0.69%) SMS
2 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA Agile
General
1 77 (53.10%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Banking
3 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.07%) Retail
4 2 (1.38%) Law
4 2 (1.38%) Legal
4 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) HTML
1 1 (0.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (0.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) NHS
3 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.69%) Digital Signage
5 1 (0.69%) Fintech
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.76%) Windows
2 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.69%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.07%) Project Management
2 59 (40.69%) PRINCE2
3 26 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.72%) Project Planning
5 16 (11.03%) Change Control
5 16 (11.03%) Document Management
5 16 (11.03%) Programme Management
5 16 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 13 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (8.28%) Information Assurance
8 12 (8.28%) Requirements Management
9 10 (6.90%) Change Management
10 7 (4.83%) Data Protection
10 7 (4.83%) Migration
10 7 (4.83%) Project Governance
11 6 (4.14%) Line Management
11 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (2.76%) Mathematics
12 4 (2.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.66%) C
2 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
2 1 (0.69%) C++
2 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
2 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (46.21%) Security Cleared
2 43 (29.66%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.86%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.28%) Degree
4 12 (8.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.76%) PMP
7 2 (1.38%) APMP
7 2 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.38%) ECDL
7 2 (1.38%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.59%) PMO
2 6 (4.14%) GDPR
3 3 (2.07%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) P3O
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.07%) Capita
6 2 (1.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco