The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 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 / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 160 -
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.027% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £189 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £201 £189 £185
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.75 £13.88
% change year-on-year - -8.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2470 3668 3404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.96% 94.29% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 2190 1781
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 171 209
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Project Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Assistant in the North West

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Assistant in the North West

Project Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Assistant in the North West

Project Assistant Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 North West region featuring Project Assistant in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ECDL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet

Project Assistant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft