The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 14 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.25% 12.50% 33.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 18.18% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
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£413 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £325 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
- +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-16.77% +40.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
56 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 81.16% 68.75% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 17
Average daily rate £300 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £264 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £350 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Project Management
Bedfordshire

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (12.50%) VMS
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Assistant Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Primavera
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) F5