Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 70 51 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.46% 7.74% 12.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.35% 8.06% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 53
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £361 £387 £385
90th Percentile £588 £538 £606
East of England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £25.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £55.00 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +41.94% -0.64% -7.14%

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 567 633 637
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 96.05% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 441 434
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £160 £281 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 23
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.48% -67.78% +73.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £13.20
90th Percentile £23.38 £31.15 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.16
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.19% +0.80%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +11 31 £510 +2.00% 4
Dunstable +3 12 £556 -
Bedford +7 8 £460 +36.30%
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 33 (47.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (42.86%) Project Management
3 27 (38.57%) PRINCE2
4 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (22.86%) Finance
6 13 (18.57%) Migration
7 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.00%) Project Governance
8 7 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (10.00%) Retail
9 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (8.57%) Avaya
9 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
9 6 (8.57%) Marketing
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (8.57%) Big Data
10 5 (7.14%) Office 365
10 5 (7.14%) Email Migration
10 5 (7.14%) Line Management
10 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
10 5 (7.14%) Decision-Making
10 5 (7.14%) Fat Client
10 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 5 (7.14%) Citrix
10 5 (7.14%) Thin Client
10 5 (7.14%) Cisco
10 5 (7.14%) Windows
10 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.14%) SAP
10 5 (7.14%) Risk Management

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 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Drupal
1 1 (1.43%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Office 365
3 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Asana
4 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (5.71%) IP Telephony
1 4 (5.71%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.29%) MPLS
3 1 (1.43%) CTI
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
3 1 (1.43%) SSL
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Big Data
2 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Retail
3 6 (8.57%) Marketing
4 5 (7.14%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Adobe AIR
1 2 (2.86%) CSS
1 2 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 5 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.29%) EPoS
2 3 (4.29%) Infotainment
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.43%) Social Media
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
1 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
1 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (42.86%) Project Management
3 27 (38.57%) PRINCE2
4 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.57%) Migration
6 9 (12.86%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (10.00%) Project Governance
8 5 (7.14%) Decision-Making
8 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.14%) Email Migration
8 5 (7.14%) Line Management
8 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.71%) Analytics
9 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.71%) CRM
9 4 (5.71%) PRINCE
9 4 (5.71%) SDLC
9 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) C
1 2 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (5.71%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.71%) PMP
3 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) APMP
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) GDPR
2 3 (4.29%) PMO
2 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Avaya
2 5 (7.14%) Cisco
2 5 (7.14%) Citrix
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (5.71%) IBM
3 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) Workday
5 2 (2.86%) Adaptive Insights
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (2.86%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.86%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.86%) Infor
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle
5 2 (2.86%) Sage
5 2 (2.86%) Tableau
5 2 (2.86%) Tagetik
6 1 (1.43%) Capita
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com