Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 32 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.19% 7.45% 8.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.90% 7.82% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 36
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £475 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.14% -4.17%
10th Percentile £353 £406 £258
90th Percentile £571 £566 £544
East of England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +6.17%

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 405 614 512
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.01% 95.34% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 420 343
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £430 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -1.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £213 £130 £252
90th Percentile £588 £594 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +15.16% -67.44%
10th Percentile £15.38 £10.16 £11.03
90th Percentile £49.49 £30.25 £23.68
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +7 15 £519 +1.72% 8
Bedford +7 8 £475 +52.00% 4
Shefford - 2 £350 -
Dunstable -7 1 - - 1
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 16 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 16 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (40.63%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (18.75%) Office 365
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.75%) Retail
4 6 (18.75%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) MPLS
4 6 (18.75%) Windows
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
5 5 (15.63%) IP Telephony
5 5 (15.63%) Email Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.50%) GDPR
6 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (9.38%) WAN
7 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
7 3 (9.38%) Analytics
7 3 (9.38%) QA

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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) MPLS
2 5 (15.63%) IP Telephony
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) DMZ
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) IPsec
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
1 6 (18.75%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
1 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
1 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 16 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (40.63%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.63%) Email Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
6 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Document Management
7 2 (6.25%) DSDM
7 2 (6.25%) Due Diligence
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) RAD
7 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) GDPR
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 2 (6.25%) SLA
4 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Citrix
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Alteryx
3 1 (3.13%) DocuSign
3 1 (3.13%) Tableau