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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 43 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.30% 1.07% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.56% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£563 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-41.87% -24.32%
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
308 192 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.79% 68.33% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 116 92
Average daily rate £450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -56.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 January 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 January 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 £594 - 1
Bedford - - - -
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
3 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) UML
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 4 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
4 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 3 (13.64%) Logistics
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.64%) EPoS
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 3 (13.64%) Process Management
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Workday HCM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Planner
3 2 (9.09%) Web Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) EPoS
3 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) UML
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 4 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (13.64%) Logistics
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 3 (13.64%) Process Management
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) KANA
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Primavera
3 2 (9.09%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore