The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Management
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 4 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 27.50% 11.54% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.35% 15.00% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Median daily rate £390 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -21.42%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34 20 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 85.00% 76.92% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 22
Median daily rate £390 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Bedford

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Bedford

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Bedford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Bedford

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Remedy
4 6 (28.57%) ITSM
4 6 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Hardware Maintenance
5 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
5 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
8 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (9.52%) Server Building
8 2 (9.52%) Email Migration

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
1 2 (9.52%) MPLS
1 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) IT Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Supplier Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Incident and Problem Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Problem Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Governance Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Governance Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) ITSM
2 6 (28.57%) SDLC
2 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
3 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) Supplier Management
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Email Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Remedy
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle