The median contractor rate for a Communications Officer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Communications Officer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 636 635
Rank change year-on-year +29 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Officer 3 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.033% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.035% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 3
Median daily rate £395 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £228
% change year-on-year - +9.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Communications Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Communications Officer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Officer in the UK

Communications Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Officer in the UK

Communications Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Communications Officer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Communications Officer in the UK

Communications Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Communications Officer in the UK

Communications Officer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 3 £395 +58.00% 1
London -4 3 £395 +50.47% 1

Communications Officer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Communications Officer 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 featuring Communications Officer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Intranet
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Content Development
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
3 1 (12.50%) Copywriting
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media

Communications Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Intranet
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Content Management
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Content Development
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Copywriting
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft