Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 10 December 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 > South West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 158 174
Rank change year-on-year -44 +16 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 25 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 4
South West median daily rate £306 £288 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +61.97% -19.32%
10th Percentile £194 £201 £105
90th Percentile £320 £375 £322
England median daily rate £262 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -4.64% +22.22% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £25.88
90th Percentile £29.50 £37.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +15.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,100 5,275 5,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.08% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,898 3,315 3,489
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £209 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 249 357
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Officer in the South West

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Officer in the South West

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in the South West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Officer in the South West

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Officer in the South West

Project Officer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Gloucestershire -7 11 - -
Devon -11 6 £320 +3.23%
Bristol -10 4 £220 -13.04% 1
Dorset +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -29 1 £290 +11.54%
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Project Officer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South West region featuring Project Officer in the job title.

1 20 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) DV Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) Project Management
4 12 (48.00%) Finance
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
5 11 (44.00%) Information Assurance
6 10 (40.00%) Document Management
6 10 (40.00%) Requirements Management
6 10 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (40.00%) Change Control
7 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (36.00%) C
8 8 (32.00%) PMO
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 2 (8.00%) Validation
10 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.00%) Internet
10 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (8.00%) Dependency Management
10 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring

Project Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Project Management
4 11 (44.00%) Information Assurance
4 11 (44.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (40.00%) Change Control
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (40.00%) Document Management
5 10 (40.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Dependency Management
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.00%) Project Governance
8 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) PMO