The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 4 14 2
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Management 10 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.24% 1.45% 20.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.81% 1.89% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
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£450 £390 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +35.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £390 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £390 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.60 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% -10.76%
Project Management
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 72.41% 76.81% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 15
Average daily rate £425 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% -53.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Bedford region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Bedford region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management.

1 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Legal
4 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) User Stories
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (5.88%) CBAP
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Head of Development
2 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) IT Trainer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Trainer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) User Stories
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) CBAP
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft