Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 635 603 603
Rank change year-on-year -32 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.008% 0.011% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.012% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
London median daily rate £250 £215 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +2.26% +15.21%
10th Percentile £195 £131 £110
90th Percentile £285 £234 £335
England median daily rate £198 £197 £203
% change year-on-year +0.25% -2.96% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
England median hourly rate £19.60 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +29.63% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Project Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Assistant in London

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Assistant in London

Project Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Assistant in London

Project Assistant Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region featuring Project Assistant in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) PMP
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office

Project Assistant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft