The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 40 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.14% 1.05% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.38% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £438 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +158.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
350 145 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.55% 75.92% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 89 102
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.39 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.39% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Project Planning
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 2 £438 +1.44% 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Project Planning
East of England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (73.33%) MS Project
1 11 (73.33%) Change Management
2 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Altiris
5 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (40.00%) PMP
6 6 (40.00%) PMI Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) MCSE
7 5 (33.33%) Service Management
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
10 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (13.33%) SIEM
10 2 (13.33%) QA
10 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (13.33%) Degree
10 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (13.33%) Migration
10 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Project
2 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Officer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Classic ASP
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
1 1 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Change Management
2 9 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (13.33%) SIEM
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Content Management
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) PMP
1 6 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Altiris
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) SAP