The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 39 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.26% 12.46% 8.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.96% 12.95% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 30
Median daily rate £513 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £393 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £508 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.42%
Project Manager
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
301 332 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.65% 96.23% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 233 276
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 15 £525 +10.52% 1
Bedford +3 2 £405 +2.53%
Dunstable 0 2 - -
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 31 (43.66%) Project Management
2 19 (26.76%) PRINCE2
2 19 (26.76%) E-Commerce
2 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.72%) Retail
5 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.86%) Scrum
7 7 (9.86%) Finance
7 7 (9.86%) Windows
7 7 (9.86%) Office 365
7 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
8 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
8 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.45%) Project Planning
8 6 (8.45%) Matrix Management
9 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.04%) Marketing
9 5 (7.04%) KANA
9 5 (7.04%) MS Office
9 5 (7.04%) Chordiant
9 5 (7.04%) Siebel
9 5 (7.04%) Pega
10 4 (5.63%) Telematics
10 4 (5.63%) SaaS
10 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.63%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.63%) People Management

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) JBoss
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.41%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.41%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Firewall
1 2 (2.82%) SMS
1 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.82%) Wireless
2 1 (1.41%) 5G
2 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.41%) MPLS
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.82%) OLAP
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (19.72%) Retail
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
1 2 (2.82%) WSDL
1 2 (2.82%) XSD
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) Telematics
3 3 (4.23%) EPoS
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
1 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Project Management
2 19 (26.76%) E-Commerce
2 19 (26.76%) PRINCE2
2 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.86%) Scrum
5 6 (8.45%) Matrix Management
5 6 (8.45%) Migration
5 6 (8.45%) Project Planning
5 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.63%) Change Management
7 4 (5.63%) CRM
7 4 (5.63%) People Management
7 4 (5.63%) PLM
7 4 (5.63%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.63%) Test Strategy
7 4 (5.63%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (4.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.41%) CIPD
2 1 (1.41%) CISSP
2 1 (1.41%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Chordiant
2 5 (7.04%) KANA
2 5 (7.04%) Pega
2 5 (7.04%) Siebel
3 4 (5.63%) Citrix
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) hybris
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) Infor
4 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.41%) Apigee
5 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Cognos
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Mashery
5 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO