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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 25.00% 5.71% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.03% 7.41% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +0.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -21.42% +23.89%  

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 31 27 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 86.11% 77.14% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 18
Median daily rate £310 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £544 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -65.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 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 29 March 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 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Server Building
4 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (13.33%) Email Migration
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (13.33%) MPLS
1 2 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Payroll Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Supplier Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Change Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Email Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (13.33%) Server Building
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle