The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PRINCE2 Certification
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 36 24 40
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16  
Contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 2 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% 3.92% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 18.46% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £350 £525 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +21.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -13.17% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +72.72% -38.88%  

PRINCE2 Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 65 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.91% 21.24% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 41
Median daily rate £450 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +111.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

PRINCE2 Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing PRINCE2 Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Bedfordshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PRINCE2 Certification in Bedfordshire

PRINCE2 Certification
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 1 £350 -33.33%
Dunstable - 1 - -
PRINCE2 Certification
East of England

PRINCE2 Certification
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PRINCE2 Certification 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for PRINCE2 Certification.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock

PRINCE2 Certification
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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) VMware