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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 32 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 8 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.10% 3.30% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -12.19%
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
299 454 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.48% 88.16% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 320 74
Average daily rate £425 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 1 September 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 +6 2 - - 1
Bedford +3 1 £375 -6.25%
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) PMP
6 3 (23.08%) Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) MS Project
7 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
7 2 (15.38%) WFM
7 2 (15.38%) Velocity
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) Coaching
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (7.69%) Product Management
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Kanban
8 1 (7.69%) Web Services

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Telnet
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Junior
2 2 (15.38%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) PRINCE
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) WFM
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) Coaching
8 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) DSDM
8 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix