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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 30 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 16 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.10% 2.08% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 2.82% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £443 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% -33.33%
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
324 248 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.08% 73.59% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 156 85
Average daily rate £475 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.51 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 3 £594 +35.71%
Bedford -1 1 £475 +26.66%
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 6 (26.09%) PMP
4 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) MCSE
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
7 3 (13.04%) Retail
7 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) CMS
8 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
8 2 (8.70%) EPoS
8 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
8 2 (8.70%) Windows

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Web Architect
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Transformation Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) EPoS
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Tandem
2 1 (4.35%) EMV
2 1 (4.35%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (21.74%) SOA
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
7 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Line Management
9 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.35%) Product Management
9 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) PMP
1 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 8583
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) KANA
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) IBM