Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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 Assistant
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 821 846
Rank change year-on-year -14 +25 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 35 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.024% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.025% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 17
UK median daily rate £200 £203 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.48% +4.10% +1.30%
10th Percentile £107 £125 £118
90th Percentile £271 £405 £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £203 £203
% change year-on-year -2.59% -0.12% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
UK median hourly rate £9.00 £17.25 £15.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.83% +11.25% +16.58%
10th Percentile £8.50 £13.80 £11.00
90th Percentile £9.50 £18.45 £17.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £17.25 £15.51
% change year-on-year -47.83% +11.25% +16.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

Project Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Assistant in the UK

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Assistant in the UK

Project Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Assistant over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Assistant in the UK

Project Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Assistant in the UK

Project Assistant
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Assistant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
UK excluding London +21 30 £198 -2.59% 3
England +1 30 £200 -1.48% 3
South East -15 14 £70 -64.47%
London -27 5 £225 -41.94%
Midlands - 5 £195 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £195 - 1
Wales - 4 £195 -
North of England +31 3 £207 +1.86% 1
South West - 3 £220 -
North West +5 2 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 £207 +1.86% 1
Scotland - 1 £205 -

Project Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Project Assistant 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 Assistant in the job title.

1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 10 (28.57%) Degree
6 10 (28.57%) Mandarin Language
6 10 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (28.57%) PMO
6 10 (28.57%) Customer-Centricity
7 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
8 8 (22.86%) Workflow
9 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (11.43%) Change Control
13 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
13 3 (8.57%) Legal
13 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (8.57%) GDPR
14 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
14 2 (5.71%) PMP
14 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
15 1 (2.86%) Wealth Management

Project Assistant 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 10 (28.57%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (8.57%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Economy
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Customer-Centricity
2 8 (22.86%) Workflow
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Data Management
8 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.86%) Line Management
8 1 (2.86%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Scrum
8 1 (2.86%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) PMO
2 3 (8.57%) GDPR
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft