Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Support Officer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Support Officer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 762 741
Rank change year-on-year -20 -21 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Officer 114 124 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 65 107
UK median daily rate £275 £213 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £131 £120 £150
90th Percentile £357 £350 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £195 £225
% change year-on-year +41.03% -13.33% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 10
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.27% +52.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.30 £14.43
90th Percentile £70.30 £28.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -49.49% +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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Project Support Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Support Officer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Support Officer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support Officer
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 Support Officer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -11 107 £275 +22.22% 6
UK excluding London +32 78 £275 +41.03% 7
London -15 36 £300 +27.66%
South West +8 28 £288 +161.36% 1
North of England +59 20 £245 +48.94% 4
Midlands +26 13 £281 +29.31% 1
West Midlands +18 13 £281 +22.28%
North West +28 10 £230 -42.50% 1
South East +1 10 £145 -22.67%
Yorkshire +27 7 £248 +78.06% 2
Scotland +5 6 £127 -40.35%
North East +65 3 £188 - 1
Wales +8 1 £263 +61.04% 1

Project Support Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Project Support 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 Support Officer in the job title.

1 48 (42.11%) Finance
2 43 (37.72%) Security Cleared
3 38 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 36 (31.58%) PMO
5 29 (25.44%) SC Cleared
6 28 (24.56%) Project Management
7 23 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Excel
9 17 (14.91%) Microsoft Project
9 17 (14.91%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
12 13 (11.40%) CheckPoint
12 13 (11.40%) DV Cleared
13 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 12 (10.53%) Configuration Management
14 11 (9.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 11 (9.65%) Project Planning
15 10 (8.77%) Programme Management
16 9 (7.89%) NHS
17 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 8 (7.02%) Dependency Management
18 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
18 7 (6.14%) Migration
19 6 (5.26%) Banking
19 6 (5.26%) Project Governance
19 6 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
20 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
20 5 (4.39%) Risk Management

Project Support 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 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (14.91%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (14.91%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (9.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (4.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Internet
1 3 (2.63%) SMS
General
1 48 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Local Government
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) NHS
2 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.75%) Blog
4 1 (0.88%) Digital Signage
4 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.88%) LIMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 28 (24.56%) Project Management
3 16 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.65%) Project Planning
7 10 (8.77%) Programme Management
8 8 (7.02%) Dependency Management
8 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (6.14%) Migration
9 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
10 6 (5.26%) Project Governance
11 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
11 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.51%) Change Control
12 4 (3.51%) Change Management
12 4 (3.51%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.51%) Logistics
12 4 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (37.72%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) APMP
6 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.58%) PMO
2 3 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (11.40%) CheckPoint
2 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.63%) Capita
4 1 (0.88%) Remedy