Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £262 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 676 716 679
Rank change year-on-year +40 -37 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 165 142 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 85 71
England median daily rate £262 £265 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +15.22% -5.64%
10th Percentile £179 £143 £135
90th Percentile £375 £375 £351
UK median daily rate £262 £250 £225
% change year-on-year +4.80% +11.11% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 36
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £18.56 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.95 £50.63
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +50.68%

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 86,440 87,851 84,657
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.86% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,806 58,894 55,748
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £648 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,583 2,589 2,905
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.60% -0.59%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +20 53 £269 -10.42% 3
North of England +6 40 £250 +7.53% 2
South East +10 28 £263 +28.05% 2
South West -42 28 £306 +6.52% 2
North West 0 24 £188 -10.71%
Midlands -2 16 £252 -8.36%
Yorkshire -7 16 £263 -19.23% 1
West Midlands -28 13 £218 -20.91%
East Midlands - 3 £290 -
East of England - 2 £350 -
Project Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 74 (44.85%) Project Management
2 67 (40.61%) Finance
3 62 (37.58%) PRINCE2
4 56 (33.94%) Security Cleared
5 53 (32.12%) PMO
6 36 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
8 31 (18.79%) Microsoft Excel
9 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 30 (18.18%) Risk Management
10 29 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
11 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (13.94%) Change Control
13 20 (12.12%) Requirements Management
14 19 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.91%) Document Management
16 17 (10.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (10.30%) Information Assurance
17 16 (9.70%) Programme Management
17 16 (9.70%) C
17 16 (9.70%) SharePoint
18 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 15 (9.09%) Project Planning
19 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
20 13 (7.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 12 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 11 (6.67%) Oracle
22 11 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 10 (6.06%) Configuration 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 16 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.82%) Confluence
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (18.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (17.58%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (4.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Dropbox
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
2 1 (0.61%) DMZ
2 1 (0.61%) WebEx
2 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 67 (40.61%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Law
3 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.82%) Back Office
4 3 (1.82%) Local Government
4 3 (1.82%) Military
4 3 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.21%) Billing
5 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) Middleware
1 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.03%) NHS
4 4 (2.42%) Market Risk
5 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.21%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
7 1 (0.61%) Fintech
7 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.82%) Windows
2 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (44.85%) Project Management
2 62 (37.58%) PRINCE2
3 36 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 23 (13.94%) Change Control
6 20 (12.12%) Requirements Management
7 19 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.91%) Document Management
9 17 (10.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (10.30%) Information Assurance
10 16 (9.70%) Programme Management
11 15 (9.09%) Project Planning
11 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
12 10 (6.06%) Project Governance
13 7 (4.24%) ITIL
14 6 (3.64%) Earned Value Management
14 6 (3.64%) Migration
14 6 (3.64%) Resource Management
14 6 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.70%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (33.94%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.21%) Degree
7 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (32.12%) PMO
2 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.21%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.21%) SAP
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.61%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Zoho