The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 31 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 2 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.06% 15.95% 12.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 18.31% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 24 8
Average daily rate - £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.34 £31.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.43%
Project Management
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
170 142 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.95% 87.12% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 60
Average daily rate £438 £463 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Luton region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Luton region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Velocity
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) MS Project
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) MS Office

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Project Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Service Design Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Transition Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum Master
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ECDL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper