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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 31 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.17% 0.36% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 0.53% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%
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
430 189 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.58% 68.23% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 90 168
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £400 - 1
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 6 (26.09%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) UML
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) MS Project
4 6 (26.09%) IBM
4 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
4 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 5 (21.74%) Retail
5 5 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (17.39%) Process Management
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Logistics
7 3 (13.04%) Information Security
7 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (13.04%) Security Management
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) EPoS
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 5 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Project
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Workday HCM
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Planner
3 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XML
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 6 (26.09%) UML
3 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 4 (17.39%) Process Management
4 4 (17.39%) Logistics
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
1 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Primavera
5 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat