Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Assistant was £203 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Project Assistant
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 816 866 855
Rank change year-on-year +50 -11 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Project Assistant 33 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.037% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.039% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 22
UK median daily rate £203 £190 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -6.86% +10.27%
10th Percentile £142 £132 £163
90th Percentile £309 £285 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £189 £203
% change year-on-year +5.82% -6.90% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.75% -91.29%
10th Percentile £14.28 £12.00 £10.91
90th Percentile £23.40 £17.00 £18.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.10 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.15% -3.70% -92.29%

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 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 27 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Assistant over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Assistant in the UK

Project Assistant
Top 10 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 27 July 2017. 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
England +45 30 £218 +14.47% 1
UK excluding London +41 28 £200 +5.82%
South East +35 19 £250 -
South West +11 4 £190 -6.28%
London +3 4 £450 +104.55% 1
North of England +40 2 - -
Yorkshire +26 2 - -
East of England -6 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £203 -
Wales - 1 £138 -

Project Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Mandarin Language
3 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 8 (24.24%) PMO
6 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.21%) Presales
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
8 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
8 5 (15.15%) Process Management
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) Change Control
9 3 (9.09%) Workflow
9 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (6.06%) Change Management
10 2 (6.06%) Windows
11 1 (3.03%) Linux
11 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
11 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
11 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
11 1 (3.03%) HP
11 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 1 (3.03%) Banking

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 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Mandarin Language
3 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) CMDB
1 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Presales
2 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.15%) Process Management
4 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.03%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.03%) Line Management
6 1 (3.03%) Logistics
6 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) QMS
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) HP