Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 686 751
Rank change year-on-year -45 +65 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 134 147 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 101 66
England median daily rate £263 £275 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% +0.52%
10th Percentile £201 £131 £131
90th Percentile £338 £398 £400
UK median daily rate £260 £263 £233
% change year-on-year -1.23% +13.23% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
England median hourly rate £27.50 £14.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.03% -41.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.12 £12.14 £13.83
90th Percentile £39.80 £37.30 £29.25
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £14.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year +84.62% -41.50% -9.09%

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -29 33 £268 -10.83% 1
South East -7 30 £260 +7.77%
North of England -10 27 £285 +20.00% 2
South West -20 27 £300 +10.29% 4
North West -11 17 £285 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -11 10 £283 +20.21% 1
East of England - 10 £350 -
Midlands -22 9 £290 +5.45% 2
West Midlands -34 6 £300 +9.09%
East Midlands +7 3 £290 -27.50% 2
Project Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 70 (52.24%) Project Management
2 51 (38.06%) PRINCE2
3 49 (36.57%) Finance
4 45 (33.58%) Security Cleared
5 43 (32.09%) PMO
6 34 (25.37%) Microsoft Excel
7 33 (24.63%) Microsoft
7 33 (24.63%) SC Cleared
8 25 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (14.93%) Change Control
11 18 (13.43%) Programme Management
12 17 (12.69%) Risk Management
12 17 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Project
13 16 (11.94%) SharePoint
14 15 (11.19%) Oracle
15 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (9.70%) DV Cleared
16 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 13 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (8.96%) Document Management
18 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 10 (7.46%) Information Assurance
20 9 (6.72%) Requirements Management
20 9 (6.72%) Project Planning
20 9 (6.72%) Degree
20 9 (6.72%) C
21 8 (5.97%) MS Visio

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 16 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (25.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (17.91%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (5.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) SMS
3 1 (0.75%) Broadband
3 1 (0.75%) DMZ
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) JIRA
General
1 49 (36.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.99%) Local Government
4 2 (1.49%) Billing
4 2 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) NHS
3 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.75%) Equities
5 1 (0.75%) Fintech
5 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.99%) Windows
2 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.24%) Project Management
2 51 (38.06%) PRINCE2
3 20 (14.93%) Change Control
4 18 (13.43%) Programme Management
5 17 (12.69%) Risk Management
6 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (8.96%) Document Management
10 10 (7.46%) Information Assurance
11 9 (6.72%) Project Planning
11 9 (6.72%) Requirements Management
12 8 (5.97%) Change Management
13 7 (5.22%) Decision-Making
13 7 (5.22%) Line Management
13 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
14 6 (4.48%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (4.48%) Validation
15 5 (3.73%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.72%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (33.58%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (6.72%) Degree
6 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (32.09%) PMO
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (24.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.24%) SAP
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix