Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Officer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 171 196
Rank change year-on-year -22 +25 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Project Officer 16 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 15
West Midlands median daily rate £220 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +22.22% -16.67%
10th Percentile £150 £171 £138
90th Percentile £300 £310 £350
England median daily rate £262 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -4.64% +22.22% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.63 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% +8.70% -20.69%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £26.00 £12.75 £12.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +15.79%

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 4,958 4,663 5,665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,079 2,959 3,423
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £539 £541
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 200 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Officer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Herefordshire - 7 £215 -
Coventry -21 2 £300 +6.67%
Warwickshire - 2 £194 -
Birmingham +2 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £288 - 1
Walsall - 1 £300 -
Project Officer
England

Project Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 6 (37.50%) Project Planning
5 6 (37.50%) Earned Value Management
6 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
6 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) PMO
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Military
8 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (12.50%) Line Management
10 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
10 1 (6.25%) Workshop Facilitation
10 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
10 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
10 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (6.25%) Informatics

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 6 (37.50%) Earned Value Management
4 6 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
7 2 (12.50%) Line Management
8 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Informatics
8 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
8 1 (6.25%) SOA
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) Workshop Facilitation
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP