The median contractor rate for a Project Controller was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

Project Controller
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 636 636
Rank change year-on-year +30 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Controller 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.018% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £317 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +25.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £317 £253
% change year-on-year -5.28% +25.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 - £47.20

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Controller
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Controller over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Controller in the UK

Project Controller
Top 13 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 3 months to 22 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 +47 9 £300 -5.28% 1
South West +12 4 £344 +32.21%
Bristol - 4 £344 -
Derby - 2 £230 -
East Midlands - 2 £230 -
Derbyshire - 2 £230 -
West Midlands +25 1 - -
Solihull +12 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
London - 1 - -

Project Controller Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 10 (50.00%) Project Management
1 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (25.00%) Earned Value Management
5 4 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Primavera
5 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) APMP
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 1 (5.00%) 4G
8 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
8 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (5.00%) SAP
8 1 (5.00%) PMP

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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) 4G
1 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Earned Value Management
3 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Governance
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (15.00%) APMP
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (5.00%) PMP
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP