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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 10 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.41% - 16.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% - 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£550 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
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
24 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 64.86% 59.26% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 10
Average daily rate £359 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £420 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
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 27 January 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 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (13.33%) Information Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Product Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) CBAP
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) MS Project
6 1 (6.67%) MS Office

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Business Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Head of Development
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Information Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Product Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CBAP
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft