Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £268 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 194 212
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 23 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
North West median daily rate £268 £238 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -27.76% +19.55%
10th Percentile £171 £139 £186
90th Percentile £388 £304 £450
England median daily rate £263 £278 £230
% change year-on-year -5.41% +20.65% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £13.28 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.09% +2.15% -18.75%
10th Percentile £15.83 £13.28 £11.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £13.28 £15.40
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,584 5,335 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.10% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,470 3,337 4,341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £242 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 247 256
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +14.93% -11.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £45.70 £48.30 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Project Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Officer in the North West

Project Officer
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 Officer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Officer in the North West

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Officer in the North West

Project Officer
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 Officer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Officer in the North West

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Officer in the North West

Project Officer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Cheshire +9 12 £250 +72.41%
Manchester -12 6 - -
Lancashire - 4 - -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Project Officer
England

Project Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 North West region featuring Project Officer in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
3 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Line Management
4 4 (17.39%) PMO
4 4 (17.39%) Decision-Making
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) Logistics
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.70%) Coaching
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics

Project Officer 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
2 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Control
3 4 (17.39%) Decision-Making
3 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (17.39%) Line Management
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Feasibility Study
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft