The median contractor rate for a Project Support Officer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Support Officer
UK
Rank 524 583 551
Rank change year-on-year +59 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Officer 72 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 41
Median daily rate £250 £225 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £142 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £322 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £213 £248
% change year-on-year +8.23% -14.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.36 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.74% -2.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £15.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.04 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +77.41% -7.46%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £11.50 £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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Project Support Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Support Officer in the UK

Project Support 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 Support Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 65 £258 +17.04% 4
London +20 18 £275 +1.85%
South West +14 17 £209 - 1
South East +32 16 £265 +32.50% 1
West Midlands +12 11 £271 +93.75%
Wiltshire - 9 £213 - 1
Corsham - 8 £209 - 1
Coventry - 7 £293 -
Berkshire +27 6 £265 +26.19%
South Wales +16 6 £135 -40.00%
Gloucestershire +12 6 - -
Wales +11 6 £135 -40.00%
City of London +4 6 £298 +9.67%
Reading +21 4 £265 +85.63%
Cardiff +19 4 £135 -40.00%
Hampshire +13 4 £234 +1.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £245 -
East Midlands -4 3 £265 +1.92%
Northamptonshire - 3 £265 -
Northampton - 3 £265 -
Surrey +12 2 £278 +91.37%
Warwick 0 2 £210 -16.00%
Warwickshire -2 2 £210 -16.00%
Milton Keynes -4 2 £238 -
Guildford - 2 £278 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Bridgend - 2 £143 -
North West +27 1 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 £200 -
Manchester +8 1 - -

Project Support Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 79 (51.97%) Finance
2 77 (50.66%) PRINCE2
3 64 (42.11%) Project Management
4 58 (38.16%) MS Project
5 52 (34.21%) Security Cleared
6 49 (32.24%) PMO
7 48 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 47 (30.92%) MS Office
9 30 (19.74%) SharePoint
10 28 (18.42%) Project Planning
11 27 (17.76%) SC Cleared
12 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (15.13%) DV Cleared
13 23 (15.13%) Spreadsheet
14 22 (14.47%) Change Control
15 20 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (11.84%) Programme Management
17 17 (11.18%) Document Management
18 16 (10.53%) Microsoft
18 16 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
19 15 (9.87%) Risk Management
20 13 (8.55%) NHS
21 12 (7.89%) CheckPoint
21 12 (7.89%) C
21 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
22 11 (7.24%) Requirements Management
22 11 (7.24%) Information Assurance
22 11 (7.24%) MS Visio
23 10 (6.58%) Office 365
24 9 (5.92%) Process Improvement

Project Support 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 (19.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.61%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 58 (38.16%) MS Project
2 48 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 47 (30.92%) MS Office
4 23 (15.13%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (7.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Primavera
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) Slack
2 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 79 (51.97%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Law
2 6 (3.95%) Marketing
3 4 (2.63%) Legal
3 4 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Avionics
6 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) NHS
2 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.66%) LIMS
4 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.66%) pSOS
1 1 (0.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.66%) PRINCE2
2 64 (42.11%) Project Management
3 28 (18.42%) Project Planning
4 24 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (14.47%) Change Control
6 18 (11.84%) Programme Management
7 17 (11.18%) Document Management
8 15 (9.87%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.24%) Information Assurance
10 11 (7.24%) Requirements Management
11 9 (5.92%) Change Management
11 9 (5.92%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.92%) Process Improvement
12 8 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.26%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.95%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (3.95%) PRINCE
14 5 (3.29%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.89%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (17.76%) SC Cleared
3 23 (15.13%) DV Cleared
4 20 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.29%) Degree
7 1 (0.66%) APMP
7 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.66%) HNC
7 1 (0.66%) HND
7 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (32.24%) PMO
2 4 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) CheckPoint
3 9 (5.92%) Oracle
4 4 (2.63%) SAP
5 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Google
Ringwood, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Anglia
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago