Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 162 191
Rank change year-on-year -30 +29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 26 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.68% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 1
South West median daily rate £313 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -17.86% +57.30%
England median daily rate £263 £278 £230
% change year-on-year -5.41% +20.65% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 15
South West median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £29.88 £28.75 £28.75
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 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 5,769 5,259 5,526
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.38% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,547 3,283 3,560
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 246 329
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £33.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +21.82% +9.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.79 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.38 £47.50
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 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 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 19 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
Gloucestershire +3 10 - - 1
Devon -8 6 £320 +5.35%
Bristol -15 5 £235 -10.98% 1
Wiltshire -18 2 £269 +13.76%
Dorset -3 1 - -
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 19 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 South West region featuring Project Officer in the job title.

1 20 (76.92%) PRINCE2
2 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) Project Management
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) Finance
4 11 (42.31%) Change Control
5 10 (38.46%) Information Assurance
5 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
6 9 (34.62%) Document Management
6 9 (34.62%) Requirements Management
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (34.62%) PMO
7 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (30.77%) C
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.69%) Dependency Management
10 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (7.69%) Internet
10 2 (7.69%) Validation
10 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
11 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
11 1 (3.85%) Local Government

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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) PRINCE2
2 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Change Control
4 10 (38.46%) Information Assurance
4 10 (38.46%) Risk Management
5 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (34.62%) Document Management
5 9 (34.62%) Requirements Management
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Dependency Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Validation
8 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.85%) Conflict Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft