Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Officer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 740 707
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 156 151 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 124
UK median daily rate £275 £225 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.76% +3.80%
10th Percentile £131 £122 £152
90th Percentile £375 £400 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £190 £225
% change year-on-year +42.11% -15.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 20
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +83.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.90 £14.95
90th Percentile £30.25 £28.75 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +71.88%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Officer in the UK

Project Officer
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 November 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 +24 145 £280 +23.08% 7
UK excluding London +46 106 £270 +42.11% 7
London -18 50 £300 +14.83% 1
South West +5 37 £288 +161.36% 1
North of England +62 22 £245 +29.80% 4
Midlands +26 19 £275 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +35 17 £275 +10.00%
South East +7 17 £241 +32.37%
North West +19 11 £238 -20.83% 1
Scotland +3 10 £125 -39.64%
Yorkshire +23 8 £248 +78.06% 3
North East +64 3 £188 -
East Midlands -8 2 £400 +100.00% 1
Wales +9 1 £263 +61.04% 1

Project Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 71 (45.51%) Finance
2 58 (37.18%) Security Cleared
3 56 (35.90%) PRINCE2
4 50 (32.05%) PMO
5 49 (31.41%) Project Management
6 42 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
7 36 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
8 29 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (17.31%) Microsoft Project
10 23 (14.74%) DV Cleared
11 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
11 21 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (10.90%) Spreadsheet
13 16 (10.26%) Project Planning
14 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
15 14 (8.97%) NHS
15 14 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 13 (8.33%) Risk Management
17 12 (7.69%) Programme Management
17 12 (7.69%) Document Management
17 12 (7.69%) CheckPoint
17 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
17 12 (7.69%) Change Control
18 9 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 9 (5.77%) C
18 9 (5.77%) Banking
18 9 (5.77%) Change Management
19 8 (5.13%) Waterfall

Project Officer 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 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.64%) Confluence
3 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (17.31%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (10.90%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (8.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (3.21%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Internet
1 3 (1.92%) SMS
2 1 (0.64%) Skype
2 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 71 (45.51%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Local Government
4 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Retail
4 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.28%) Legal
5 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) HTML
1 1 (0.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) NHS
2 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) Blog
5 1 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.64%) CMDB
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.64%) Digital Signage
5 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.64%) LIMS
5 1 (0.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.64%) Android
1 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.90%) PRINCE2
2 49 (31.41%) Project Management
3 29 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (10.26%) Project Planning
6 13 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 12 (7.69%) Change Control
7 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.69%) Document Management
7 12 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.77%) Change Management
8 9 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (5.13%) Dependency Management
9 8 (5.13%) Information Assurance
9 8 (5.13%) Project Governance
9 8 (5.13%) Requirements Management
9 8 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 6 (3.85%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.77%) C
2 1 (0.64%) Apple Swift
2 1 (0.64%) C++
2 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
2 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (37.18%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.74%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (4.49%) Degree
6 6 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.28%) ECDL
7 2 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.64%) APMP
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (32.05%) PMO
2 4 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.56%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) P3O
4 1 (0.64%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 3 (1.92%) Capita
4 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle
4 1 (0.64%) Remedy