The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Officer
UK
Rank 514 555 539
Rank change year-on-year +41 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 85 73 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 47
Median daily rate £250 £251 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £143 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £216 £250
% change year-on-year +9.82% -13.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.21 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.79% -1.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £15.58 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £18.88 £22.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.21 £16.75
% change year-on-year +59.83% +2.71%  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
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 Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +46 78 £265 +1.92% 4
London +13 27 £275 -1.34% 1
South West +16 17 £209 - 1
South East +18 16 £265 +26.19%
West Midlands +21 12 £250 +78.57%
Wiltshire - 9 £213 - 1
Corsham - 8 £209 - 1
City of London +7 7 £298 +9.17%
Coventry - 7 £293 -
Berkshire +22 6 £265 -3.63%
South Wales +16 6 £135 -40.00%
Wales +12 6 £135 -40.00%
Gloucestershire +5 6 - -
Cardiff +22 4 £135 -40.00%
Reading +21 4 £265 +85.63%
Hampshire +8 4 £234 +1.63%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £245 -
East Midlands -4 3 £265 +1.92%
Milton Keynes -7 3 £238 -
Northampton - 3 £265 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £265 -
Manchester +18 2 £350 +59.09% 1
North West +18 2 £350 +93.10% 1
Surrey +17 2 £278 +91.37%
Yorkshire +10 2 £260 -
East of England - 2 £185 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £210 -
Bridgend - 2 £143 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £278 -

Project Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Project Officer 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 Officer in the job title.

1 90 (49.72%) Finance
2 89 (49.17%) PRINCE2
3 81 (44.75%) Project Management
4 62 (34.25%) MS Project
4 62 (34.25%) Security Cleared
5 55 (30.39%) PMO
6 54 (29.83%) MS Office
7 53 (29.28%) MS Excel
8 31 (17.13%) Project Planning
9 30 (16.57%) SharePoint
10 29 (16.02%) SC Cleared
10 29 (16.02%) DV Cleared
10 29 (16.02%) Change Control
11 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (14.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 25 (13.81%) Document Management
14 24 (13.26%) Spreadsheet
15 23 (12.71%) Programme Management
15 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
16 20 (11.05%) Microsoft
16 20 (11.05%) MS PowerPoint
17 18 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (9.94%) C
18 17 (9.39%) Information Assurance
18 17 (9.39%) Requirements Management
19 13 (7.18%) NHS
19 13 (7.18%) Change Management
20 12 (6.63%) CheckPoint
20 12 (6.63%) MS Visio
21 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management

Project Officer 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 30 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.87%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.21%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 62 (34.25%) MS Project
2 54 (29.83%) MS Office
3 53 (29.28%) MS Excel
4 24 (13.26%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (11.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (6.63%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Primavera
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Slack
2 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (49.72%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Law
2 6 (3.31%) Marketing
3 5 (2.76%) Legal
3 5 (2.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.66%) Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Avionics
6 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.55%) Local Government
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.18%) NHS
2 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.10%) Social Media
5 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.55%) LIMS
5 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.55%) pSOS
1 1 (0.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (49.17%) PRINCE2
2 81 (44.75%) Project Management
3 31 (17.13%) Project Planning
4 29 (16.02%) Change Control
5 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.81%) Document Management
7 23 (12.71%) Programme Management
7 23 (12.71%) Risk Management
8 18 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (9.39%) Information Assurance
9 17 (9.39%) Requirements Management
10 13 (7.18%) Change Management
11 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.52%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.52%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.97%) Process Improvement
14 8 (4.42%) Incident Management
14 8 (4.42%) Information Management
15 6 (3.31%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (3.31%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.94%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.02%) DV Cleared
2 29 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.76%) Degree
6 2 (1.10%) APMP
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.55%) HNC
7 1 (0.55%) HND
7 1 (0.55%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (30.39%) PMO
2 4 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
Vendors
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.63%) CheckPoint
3 9 (4.97%) Oracle
4 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe
6 1 (0.55%) Google
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