The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 38 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 16 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.13% 0.38% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 0.62% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -30.00%
Project Planning
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
439 161 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.91% 61.45% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 76 151
Average daily rate £425 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £650 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £124.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Project Planning
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 Planning within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 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 -15 7 £475 +5.55%
Bedford - 4 £400 -
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Project Planning 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 Planning.

1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (30.00%) MS Project
4 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) XML
5 5 (25.00%) UML
5 5 (25.00%) IBM
5 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 4 (20.00%) Process Management
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Security Management
7 3 (15.00%) Information Security
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Logistics
7 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (10.00%) C
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.00%) ERP

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Project Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Project
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Planner
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) XML
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) EPoS
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) Process Management
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) Logistics
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) CRM
8 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Primavera
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat