The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 62 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.27% 14.23% 15.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.19% 15.06% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 25
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£500 £430 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £395 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £39.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +22.46%
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
383 259 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.33% 94.53% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 158 153
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -13 21 £500 +17.64% 2
Bedford +6 9 £425 -
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 84 (53.50%) Project Management
2 76 (48.41%) PRINCE2
3 51 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (26.75%) Retail
5 39 (24.84%) E-Commerce
6 31 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (17.20%) Finance
7 27 (17.20%) Scrum
8 25 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (14.65%) Waterfall
10 22 (14.01%) MS Project
11 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.28%) ERP
13 13 (8.28%) Change Management
13 13 (8.28%) Risk Management
13 13 (8.28%) Project Planning
14 11 (7.01%) Oracle
15 9 (5.73%) MS Office
15 9 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (5.73%) PMI Certification
15 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
15 9 (5.73%) Revenue Management
16 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
16 8 (5.10%) Oracle General Ledger
16 8 (5.10%) Oracle Payables
16 8 (5.10%) Oracle Receivables
16 8 (5.10%) Oracle Assets
16 8 (5.10%) Migration
16 8 (5.10%) PMP

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (14.01%) MS Project
2 9 (5.73%) MS Office
3 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.55%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle Receivables
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (5.10%) Agresso
2 5 (3.18%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) JIRA
General
1 42 (26.75%) Retail
2 27 (17.20%) Finance
3 7 (4.46%) Legal
4 3 (1.91%) Front Office
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) CSS
2 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.18%) EPoS
1 5 (3.18%) Mobile App
1 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.55%) Economics
3 3 (1.91%) Data Integration
3 3 (1.91%) User Experience
4 2 (1.27%) PMI
5 1 (0.64%) FMCG
5 1 (0.64%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (53.50%) Project Management
2 76 (48.41%) PRINCE2
3 51 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (24.84%) E-Commerce
5 31 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (17.20%) Scrum
7 25 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (14.65%) Waterfall
9 13 (8.28%) ERP
9 13 (8.28%) Change Management
9 13 (8.28%) Risk Management
9 13 (8.28%) Project Planning
10 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.73%) Revenue Management
11 8 (5.10%) Migration
11 8 (5.10%) PRINCE
12 7 (4.46%) Supplier Management
13 6 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.82%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (5.73%) PMI Certification
3 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) PMP
4 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) Degree
5 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle
3 8 (5.10%) SAP
4 5 (3.18%) CA
4 5 (3.18%) Planview
5 4 (2.55%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.64%) i-GRasp
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco