Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Controller was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Controller
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 886 878
Rank change year-on-year +43 -8 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Project Controller 12 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.012% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
UK median daily rate £335 £284 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -8.31% -47.23%
10th Percentile £224 £199 £284
90th Percentile £460 £330 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £284 £310
% change year-on-year +18.29% -8.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £47.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.92% -1.95%
10th Percentile £24.00 £26.00 £31.40
90th Percentile £28.40 £26.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £47.20
% change year-on-year - -44.92% -

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 94087 101082 107437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61744 65890 68278
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2815 3271 4125
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Project Controller
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Controller in the UK

Project Controller
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Controller in the UK

Project Controller
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Controller over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Controller in the UK

Project Controller
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Controller in the UK

Project Controller
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Controller within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +38 11 £335 +8.59%
UK excluding London +32 11 £336 +18.29%
South East +16 3 £378 -
South West +5 3 £363 +39.42%
North of England +74 2 £335 -
Midlands +35 2 £230 -27.39%
North West +23 2 £335 -
West Midlands +29 1 - -
London -11 1 £280 -
East Midlands - 1 £230 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Project Controller Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Project Controller 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 Controller in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Advertising
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (16.67%) Primavera
5 2 (16.67%) PMO
5 2 (16.67%) Earned Value Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) QMS
6 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (8.33%) APMP

Project Controller 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Primavera
2 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Earned Value Management
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) Infographics
5 1 (8.33%) QMS
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) APMP
3 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle