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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.20% 10.53% 8.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.89% 11.59% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £146
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +192.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
36 69 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 73.47% 90.79% 69.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 9
Average daily rate £340 £393 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.37% +30.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
2 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Planview
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Support Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Planview