The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.12% 5.41% 9.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 6.25% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £539 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.32% +65.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.76%
Project Manager
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 97.96% 86.49% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 13
Average daily rate £325 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -32.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Project Manager
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix