The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 15 9 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 24 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.66% 10.49% 14.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.06% 11.03% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 48
Median daily rate £438 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £383 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £534 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 265 290 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.67% 95.08% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 299
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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 -7 5 £425 -17.07% 1
Bedford +3 4 £350 -12.50% 2
Dunstable -5 2 - - 1
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) PRINCE2
2 13 (28.89%) Project Management
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Citrix
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 5 (11.11%) Office 365
5 5 (11.11%) Dependency Management
5 5 (11.11%) Windows
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security
6 4 (8.89%) Retail
6 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.89%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (6.67%) People Management
7 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) WAN
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.44%) MPLS

Project Manager Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) LAN
1 3 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.44%) MPLS
3 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.22%) OLAP
1 1 (2.22%) QlikView
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (28.89%) PRINCE2
2 13 (28.89%) Project Management
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.11%) Dependency Management
5 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security
6 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.89%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (6.67%) People Management
8 2 (4.44%) CRM
8 2 (4.44%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
8 2 (4.44%) SDLC
8 2 (4.44%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) R
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CISA
2 1 (2.22%) CISM
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
2 1 (2.22%) GIAC
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) GDPR
2 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Citrix
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
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