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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 25 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.06% 13.64% 14.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.12% 18.75% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 9
Average daily rate
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£475 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £440 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%
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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
146 80 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.95% 72.73% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 57 40
Average daily rate £450 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015, 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 21 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 8 (16.67%) QA
6 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) Finance
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.42%) Windows
9 5 (10.42%) DHCP
9 5 (10.42%) FTP
9 5 (10.42%) DNS
9 5 (10.42%) Oracle
9 5 (10.42%) IIS
9 5 (10.42%) Web Services
9 5 (10.42%) SCCM
9 5 (10.42%) SCOM
9 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
9 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Akamai
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (10.42%) DevOps
10 4 (8.33%) MS Project
10 4 (8.33%) PMP
10 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Project
3 3 (6.25%) MS Office
4 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Agresso
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DHCP
1 5 (10.42%) FTP
1 5 (10.42%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (77.08%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Integration Project Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Integration Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Junior
3 5 (10.42%) Junior Project Manager
3 5 (10.42%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.08%) Business Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.33%) Change Management
8 4 (8.33%) SOA
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.25%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (4.17%) Matrix Management
10 2 (4.17%) Release Management
10 2 (4.17%) Product Management
10 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
10 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (8.33%) PMP
2 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Akamai
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.17%) webMethods
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