The median contractor rate for a Project Administrator was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Administrator
UK
Rank 520 573 544
Rank change year-on-year +53 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Administrator 73 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 51
Median daily rate £150 £138 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -16.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £103 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £410 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £114 £125 £162
% change year-on-year -9.00% -22.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +14.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.60 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £13.80 £12.50
% change year-on-year -1.46% +10.38%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Project Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Administrator in the UK

Project Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Administrator in the UK

Project Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Administrator over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Administrator in the UK

Project Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Administrator in the UK

Project Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +30 71 £150 +9.09% 4
South East +30 25 £205 +70.83% 2
London +26 18 £313 +108.33%
Berkshire +28 10 £200 +66.66%
North West +32 9 £110 -30.15%
West Midlands +15 9 £175 +8.52%
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £210 +110.00%
Milton Keynes - 7 £210 -
Cheshire +32 6 £103 -46.05%
Hampshire +13 6 £225 +66.66% 2
Reading - 5 £200 -
Solihull - 4 - -
Warrington - 4 £110 -
City of London - 4 £313 -
Manchester +16 3 £113 -
Hertfordshire +7 3 £113 -
East of England 0 3 £113 -
Fleet - 3 - -
South West - 3 £110 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £178 -
East Midlands -14 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £110 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £95 -
Telford +32 1 £115 +31.42%
Shropshire +32 1 £115 +31.42%
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 1
Leeds +9 1 - -
Basingstoke +8 1 - -
West Yorkshire +6 1 - -

Project Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Project Administrator 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 Project Administrator in the job title.

1 63 (43.45%) MS Excel
2 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
3 45 (31.03%) MS Office
4 38 (26.21%) Project Management
5 37 (25.52%) Finance
5 37 (25.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (24.14%) PMO
7 34 (23.45%) Telecoms
8 20 (13.79%) SharePoint
9 18 (12.41%) MS Project
10 17 (11.72%) Spreadsheet
11 16 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (8.28%) SLA
13 11 (7.59%) PRINCE2
13 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
14 10 (6.90%) Degree
14 10 (6.90%) SAP
15 9 (6.21%) Budgeting and Forecasting
15 9 (6.21%) Programme Management
15 9 (6.21%) Data Entry
16 8 (5.52%) Time Management
16 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
16 8 (5.52%) Project Planning
16 8 (5.52%) ECDL
17 7 (4.83%) Oracle
17 7 (4.83%) Driving Licence
18 6 (4.14%) User Experience
18 6 (4.14%) Office 365
18 6 (4.14%) HND
18 6 (4.14%) Configuration Management

Project Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 20 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (43.45%) MS Excel
2 45 (31.03%) MS Office
3 37 (25.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (12.41%) MS Project
5 17 (11.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.76%) Maya
7 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (25.52%) Finance
2 34 (23.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.14%) Legal
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
5 4 (2.76%) Back Office
6 3 (2.07%) Banking
6 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.38%) Advertising
7 2 (1.38%) Law
7 2 (1.38%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.14%) User Experience
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.69%) Windows
1 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.21%) Project Management
2 11 (7.59%) PRINCE2
3 9 (6.21%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 9 (6.21%) Data Entry
3 9 (6.21%) Programme Management
4 8 (5.52%) Project Planning
4 8 (5.52%) Time Management
5 6 (4.14%) Change Management
5 6 (4.14%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.45%) B2C
6 5 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (3.45%) Service Design
6 5 (3.45%) Workflow
7 4 (2.76%) Analytics
7 4 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.76%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (2.76%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (0.69%) SQL
1 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.90%) Degree
3 8 (5.52%) ECDL
3 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.14%) HND
5 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.14%) PMO
2 12 (8.28%) SLA
3 5 (3.45%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) SAP
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.38%) IBM
5 2 (1.38%) Lotus
6 1 (0.69%) Netezza
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com