Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £262 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 721 741
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 156 147 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 97 65
England median daily rate £262 £280 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +24.44% -6.74%
10th Percentile £199 £137 £122
90th Percentile £352 £380 £400
UK median daily rate £260 £275 £212
% change year-on-year -5.45% +30.02% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £17.94 £12.04 £13.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.25 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% -

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 89,832 89,119 92,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,043 59,314 60,740
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,786 2,636 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.61 £47.92 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +1 41 £275 -8.33% 2
North of England -10 32 £285 +16.33% 2
South East -4 31 £260 +11.83% 1
South West -48 27 £313 +8.70% 1
North West +6 22 £268 +12.63%
Midlands -15 19 £252 -10.40% 2
West Midlands -25 15 £218 -20.91% 2
Yorkshire -1 10 £290 +17.17% 2
East of England - 8 £358 - 1
East Midlands +11 4 £290 -27.50%
Project Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 (49.36%) Project Management
2 60 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 55 (35.26%) Security Cleared
4 53 (33.97%) Finance
5 48 (30.77%) PMO
6 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
8 34 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
9 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
9 28 (17.95%) DV Cleared
9 28 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (16.03%) Risk Management
12 22 (14.10%) Programme Management
13 20 (12.82%) Change Control
14 17 (10.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (10.26%) Oracle
16 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
17 14 (8.97%) SharePoint
17 14 (8.97%) Document Management
17 14 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 14 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
18 13 (8.33%) MS Visio
19 12 (7.69%) Requirements Management
19 12 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 11 (7.05%) Project Planning
20 11 (7.05%) Information Assurance
20 11 (7.05%) C
21 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
22 9 (5.77%) Line Management

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 14 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (8.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) Broadband
2 1 (0.64%) DMZ
2 1 (0.64%) Firewall
2 1 (0.64%) SMS
2 1 (0.64%) WebEx
2 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 53 (33.97%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.92%) Billing
3 3 (1.92%) Law
3 3 (1.92%) Local Government
3 3 (1.92%) Military
4 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.64%) Equities
4 1 (0.64%) Fintech
4 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.64%) Social Media
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.56%) Windows
2 2 (1.28%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (49.36%) Project Management
2 60 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 27 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.03%) Risk Management
5 22 (14.10%) Programme Management
6 20 (12.82%) Change Control
7 17 (10.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.97%) Document Management
9 12 (7.69%) Requirements Management
10 11 (7.05%) Information Assurance
10 11 (7.05%) Project Planning
11 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.77%) Line Management
13 8 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.13%) ITIL
13 8 (5.13%) Validation
14 7 (4.49%) Decision-Making
14 7 (4.49%) Project Governance
14 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.05%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (35.26%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.44%) SC Cleared
3 28 (17.95%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (5.77%) Degree
6 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (30.77%) PMO
2 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) GDPR
3 1 (0.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.26%) Oracle
3 4 (2.56%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.64%) Citrix
4 1 (0.64%) Zoho