Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 43 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.39% 8.72% 9.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 9.23% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 53
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £465 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +5.57% -7.37%
10th Percentile £374 £381 £353
90th Percentile £568 £585 £523
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% -8.24% +32.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 642 585 633
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.51% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 378 420
Bedfordshire median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
% change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Bedfordshire

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 14 £518 +8.95% 1
Dunstable -2 7 - - 1
Bedford +2 5 £413 -2.94%
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 17 (39.53%) Retail
2 14 (32.56%) Project Management
3 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
3 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 8 (18.60%) LAN
5 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
6 6 (13.95%) WAN
6 6 (13.95%) Finance
6 6 (13.95%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.63%) Windows
7 5 (11.63%) Citrix
8 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
9 3 (6.98%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.98%) Office 365
9 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.98%) Oracle
9 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
9 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.65%) Virgin Media
10 2 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (4.65%) Supply Chain Transformation
10 2 (4.65%) Master's Degree
10 2 (4.65%) Skype

Project Manager Skill Set
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 (4.65%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) LAN
2 6 (13.95%) WAN
3 2 (4.65%) Skype
3 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
General
1 17 (39.53%) Retail
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) IVR
3 1 (2.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Project Management
2 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
2 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Project Planning
5 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) Change Control
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.98%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Campaign Management
8 2 (4.65%) Line Management
8 2 (4.65%) Logistics
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
8 2 (4.65%) Supply Chain Transformation
8 2 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (2.33%) SDLC
9 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
1 2 (4.65%) Master's Degree
1 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
1 2 (4.65%) PMP
1 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Citrix
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Avaya
3 2 (4.65%) Capita
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) Chordiant
4 1 (2.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.33%) KANA
4 1 (2.33%) Pega
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Siebel
4 1 (2.33%) Workday