The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Management 53 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.52% 8.80% 15.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.31% 11.95% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £29.24 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -13.99%
Project Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
325 251 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.91% 73.61% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 157 85
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.51 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 23 £463 +10.11% 5
Dunstable +2 8 £500 -9.09%
Bedford +3 4 £550 -
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Project Management
East of England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 32 (31.37%) PRINCE2
2 27 (26.47%) E-Commerce
2 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (18.63%) Scrum
4 18 (17.65%) Finance
4 18 (17.65%) Retail
5 15 (14.71%) Change Management
6 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 9 (8.82%) QA
6 9 (8.82%) Waterfall
7 8 (7.84%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.84%) ITIL
8 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
8 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (6.86%) Legal
8 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.88%) Migration
9 6 (5.88%) PMP
9 6 (5.88%) PMI Certification
9 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.88%) Windows
9 6 (5.88%) Resource Management
9 6 (5.88%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.88%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.90%) Atlassian
10 5 (4.90%) Coaching
10 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
10 5 (4.90%) .NET

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (3.92%) IIS
1 4 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Project
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) DHCP
1 4 (3.92%) FTP
1 4 (3.92%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) SAN
2 1 (0.98%) VPN
2 1 (0.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
1 18 (17.65%) Retail
2 7 (6.86%) Legal
3 3 (2.94%) Front Office
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (61.76%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.80%) Analyst
2 10 (9.80%) Integration Manager
2 10 (9.80%) Integration Project Manager
3 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
4 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (4.90%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 4 (3.92%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (3.92%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Junior
6 3 (2.94%) Programme Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Service Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) .NET
2 4 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) jQuery
3 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.98%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.98%) Sass
3 1 (0.98%) LESS
3 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.98%) OOCSS
3 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Linux
2 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) PRINCE2
2 27 (26.47%) E-Commerce
2 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (18.63%) Scrum
4 15 (14.71%) Change Management
5 9 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 9 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 8 (7.84%) Business Analysis
6 8 (7.84%) ITIL
7 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.88%) Supplier Management
8 6 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.88%) Migration
8 6 (5.88%) Resource Management
9 5 (4.90%) Coaching
10 4 (3.92%) People Management
10 4 (3.92%) DevOps
10 4 (3.92%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.96%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (5.88%) PMP
2 6 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) Degree
5 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) VCP4
7 1 (0.98%) CRISC
7 1 (0.98%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.98%) MCITP
7 1 (0.98%) CIPD
7 1 (0.98%) CCNA
7 1 (0.98%) ISEB
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) SCCM
1 4 (3.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
2 5 (4.90%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.92%) Akamai
4 3 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (1.96%) Cognos
5 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.96%) Citrix
5 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.96%) webMethods
6 1 (0.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) i-GRasp
6 1 (0.98%) Planview
6 1 (0.98%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.98%) CA
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco
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