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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 7 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 53 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.80% 8.51% 14.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.32% 12.37% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%
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
306 194 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.69% 68.79% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 116 92
Average daily rate £450 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -56.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -2 24 £475 +15.15% 3
Dunstable +5 6 £500 -1.96% 3
Bedford - 2 £550 - 3
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 4
Project Management
East of England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (39.64%) PRINCE2
2 37 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) E-Commerce
4 24 (21.62%) Finance
4 24 (21.62%) Scrum
5 23 (20.72%) Retail
6 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.51%) Change Management
6 15 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 12 (10.81%) Business Analysis
8 11 (9.91%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (9.01%) QA
9 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
10 8 (7.21%) Legal
10 8 (7.21%) MS Project
10 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
11 7 (6.31%) ITIL
11 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.31%) Supplier Management
11 7 (6.31%) Performance Management
12 6 (5.41%) Atlassian
12 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
12 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (5.41%) SAP
12 6 (5.41%) Windows
12 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.50%) IIS
13 5 (4.50%) Web Services
13 5 (4.50%) ERP

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (4.50%) IIS
1 5 (4.50%) Confluence
2 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Project
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Agresso
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.90%) CA Clarity
2 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.90%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Taleo
2 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) DNS
1 5 (4.50%) DHCP
1 5 (4.50%) FTP
2 1 (0.90%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) VPN
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 23 (20.72%) Retail
3 8 (7.21%) Legal
4 3 (2.70%) Front Office
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (64.86%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.01%) Analyst
3 9 (8.11%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.11%) Integration Manager
3 9 (8.11%) IT Project Manager
3 9 (8.11%) Integration Project Manager
4 6 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
5 5 (4.50%) Junior
5 5 (4.50%) Supply Chain Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Programme Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Service Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Web Services
1 5 (4.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.90%) CSS
2 1 (0.90%) Ajax
2 1 (0.90%) jQuery
2 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.90%) Backbone.js
2 1 (0.90%) Sass
2 1 (0.90%) LESS
2 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.90%) OOCSS
2 1 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) PRINCE2
2 37 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) E-Commerce
4 24 (21.62%) Scrum
5 15 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (13.51%) Change Management
5 15 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 12 (10.81%) Business Analysis
7 11 (9.91%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.31%) ITIL
8 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.31%) Supplier Management
8 7 (6.31%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.50%) ERP
10 5 (4.50%) Resource Management
10 5 (4.50%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.50%) Product Management
10 5 (4.50%) DevOps
11 4 (3.60%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.90%) C#
2 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) PMP
4 4 (3.60%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.70%) Degree
6 2 (1.80%) ISEB
7 1 (0.90%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.90%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.90%) MCITP
7 1 (0.90%) CBAP
7 1 (0.90%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) SCCM
1 5 (4.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 6 (5.41%) SAP
3 5 (4.50%) Akamai
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle
5 1 (0.90%) CA
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.90%) webMethods
5 1 (0.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.90%) i-GRasp
5 1 (0.90%) Planview
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