The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.56% 2.86% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 3.45% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £275 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +8.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 35 29 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.22% 82.86% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 23
Median daily rate £375 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -52.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Bedford

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Bedford

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) Email Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Linux

Project Manager Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Email Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
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