The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 27 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.54% 7.40% 10.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 8.42% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 33
Median daily rate £375 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £423 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +0.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.38
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 273 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.46% 87.78% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 268
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
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 Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Bedfordshire

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Bedfordshire

Project Management
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 Project Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bedford +7 9 £300 -
Luton +4 9 £431 -17.85% 4
Dunstable - 2 £530 -
Project Management
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 16 (39.02%) PRINCE2
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) MS Visio
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle
4 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
4 7 (17.07%) Finance
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.63%) MS Office
5 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
6 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 5 (12.20%) Change Management
7 4 (9.76%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (9.76%) MS Project
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (7.32%) Degree
8 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
8 3 (7.32%) ITIL
8 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.32%) Advertising
8 3 (7.32%) People Management
9 2 (4.88%) Bower
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps
9 2 (4.88%) User Experience
9 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (4.88%) Server Building

Project Management
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) CMS
1 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Visio
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 6 (14.63%) MS Office
4 4 (9.76%) MS Project
5 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
1 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
1 2 (4.88%) MPLS
1 2 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) OLAP
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Bower
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) IT Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Payroll Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Supplier Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Change Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Governance Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IT Governance Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) PMI
2 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) PRINCE2
2 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
3 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
3 5 (12.20%) Change Management
3 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Dependency Management
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) People Management
4 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) Email Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Open Source
5 2 (4.88%) Project Governance
5 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
5 2 (4.88%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) R
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.44%) Tableau
4 1 (2.44%) VMware