The median contractor rate for a Contracts Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Contract Manager
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 35 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Contracts Manager 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.37% 0.65% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.69% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £575 £386 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.86% -18.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.95 £36.32 £36.75
% change year-on-year -6.53% -1.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 257 291 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.25% 95.10% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 197 296
Median daily rate £440 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Contracts Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Contracts Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Contracts Manager in Bedfordshire

Contracts Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Contracts Manager in Bedfordshire

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Contracts 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Contracts Manager in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

Contracts Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management