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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.26% 9.43% 20.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.59% 14.29% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
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£425 £146 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+192.09% -20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £146 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £649 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.75%
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
69 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 88.46% 66.04% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 9 16
Average daily rate £385 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.91% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £146 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £775 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 4 (36.36%) MS Project
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Product Management
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) CBAP
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (9.09%) Local Government
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 1 (9.09%) QA
6 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Financial Modelling

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
2 2 (18.18%) Assistant Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) User Stories
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Primavera
2 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
2 1 (9.09%) F5