Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 161 207
Rank change year-on-year -22 +46 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £275 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +20.88% -15.74%
England median daily rate £260 £265 £236
% change year-on-year -1.89% +12.17% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.63 £13.56 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.07% - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £14.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +86.21% -42.00% +31.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,777 4,099 5,786
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,879 2,588 3,395
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £245 £224 £219
90th Percentile £575 £546 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 178 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.48 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.97 £41.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

Project Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Officer in the West Midlands

Project Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Officer in the West Midlands

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Officer in the West Midlands

Project Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Officer in the West Midlands

Project Officer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -8 2 - -
Coventry -17 2 £300 +4.35%
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Project Officer
England

Project Officer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Project Officer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Project Officer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Legal

Project Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
3 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared