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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 55 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.55% 9.24% 16.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.67% 10.20% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 23
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £389 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £539 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.77%
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
351 392 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.86% 90.53% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 232 110
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +23.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 +4 24 £475 +11.76% 8
Dunstable - 14 £475 -
Bedford -2 3 £348 -35.49% 2
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 55 (46.61%) Project Management
2 40 (33.90%) Retail
3 39 (33.05%) PRINCE2
4 35 (29.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (23.73%) E-Commerce
7 24 (20.34%) Scrum
8 17 (14.41%) Oracle
9 14 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (11.02%) Migration
10 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
11 12 (10.17%) Project Planning
11 12 (10.17%) PMI Certification
12 10 (8.47%) PMP
13 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
13 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.63%) Supplier Management
14 8 (6.78%) Finance
14 8 (6.78%) MS Project
14 8 (6.78%) Matrix Management
14 8 (6.78%) SDLC
15 7 (5.93%) Windows
16 6 (5.08%) Risk Management
16 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
16 6 (5.08%) PRINCE
16 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
16 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
16 6 (5.08%) Oracle ODI
16 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Project
2 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.39%) MS Office
4 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.85%) Agresso
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (1.69%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) Oracle ODI
1 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 40 (33.90%) Retail
2 8 (6.78%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Legal
4 3 (2.54%) Front Office
5 2 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) EPoS
3 4 (3.39%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.69%) PMI
4 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.85%) Telematics
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (46.61%) Project Management
2 39 (33.05%) PRINCE2
3 35 (29.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (23.73%) E-Commerce
6 24 (20.34%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (11.02%) Migration
8 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.17%) Project Planning
10 9 (7.63%) Supplier Management
11 8 (6.78%) Matrix Management
11 8 (6.78%) SDLC
12 6 (5.08%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.08%) PRINCE
12 6 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (4.24%) SOA
13 5 (4.24%) ETL
13 5 (4.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) C
3 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) PMI Certification
2 10 (8.47%) PMP
3 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) MCSE
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) CRISC
6 1 (0.85%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.85%) APMP
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Oracle
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.54%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.54%) Cognos
4 2 (1.69%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.69%) webMethods
4 2 (1.69%) Citrix
4 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.85%) hybris
5 1 (0.85%) Pega
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Remedy
5 1 (0.85%) Lotus
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