The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -14 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 26 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.43% 12.92% 12.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 13.68% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 30
Bedfordshire median daily rate £495 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +7.89%  
10th Percentile £396 £387 £374
90th Percentile £522 £638 £526
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £39.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -6.41% -7.14%  

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 337 307 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.29% 94.46% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 743 1330
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +28.78%  
10th Percentile £300 £230 £163
90th Percentile £575 £600 £494
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 112
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +227.27%  
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.75 £50.78 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 -9 8 £500 -4.76% 1
Dunstable +1 3 - - 2
Bedford -5 1 £400 -1.23% 1
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (39.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (33.33%) Project Management
3 11 (22.92%) Migration
4 10 (20.83%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 8 (16.67%) Retail
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) Supplier Management
6 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.58%) Office 365
7 6 (12.50%) Avaya
7 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
8 5 (10.42%) Skype
8 5 (10.42%) Windows
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco
9 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.33%) Citrix
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.33%) VMware
9 4 (8.33%) Information Security
9 4 (8.33%) IP Telephony
9 4 (8.33%) Dependency Management
9 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (6.25%) GDPR
10 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.08%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Skype
2 4 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
1 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (33.33%) Project Management
3 11 (22.92%) Migration
4 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Supplier Management
5 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.33%) Dependency Management
6 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL
7 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.17%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.08%) CISA
2 1 (2.08%) CISM
2 1 (2.08%) CISSP
2 1 (2.08%) GIAC
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GDPR
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Avaya
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Adobe
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto