The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 422 430
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.024% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £225 £226
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -0.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £225 £237
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £195 £203
% change year-on-year +32.82% -3.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +18.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Project Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Project Assistant in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Assistant in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Campaign Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) PMI
4 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) TQM
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement

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 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Campaign Management
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) TQM
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com