Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 19 December 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 25 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 18 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.92% 4.98% 4.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 5.14% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 9
Luton median daily rate £513 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £373 £403
90th Percentile £605 £575 £532
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £475 £457
% change year-on-year - +3.94% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £25.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 245 292 268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 97.01% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 225 184
Luton median daily rate £423 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £232 £278 £208
90th Percentile £584 £637 £600
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -4.07% +1.18% +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Luton median hourly rate £50.00 £50.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +286.27% -67.50%
10th Percentile £23.90 £49.02 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.75 £18.30
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% +25.00% -68.00%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Luton over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 Luton region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Project Management
2 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Marketing
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) Big Data
7 4 (22.22%) Analytics
8 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Conflict Management
8 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (16.67%) SAP
9 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (11.11%) Linux
9 2 (11.11%) RAD
9 2 (11.11%) DSDM
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
9 2 (11.11%) PMP
9 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (11.11%) .NET
9 2 (11.11%) SLA
9 2 (11.11%) Project Governance

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Project Management
2 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) Analytics
8 3 (16.67%) Conflict Management
8 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
8 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) CRM
9 2 (11.11%) DSDM
9 2 (11.11%) Due Diligence
9 2 (11.11%) Escalation Management
9 2 (11.11%) Line Management
9 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (11.11%) Project Governance
9 2 (11.11%) RAD
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) APMP
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (5.56%) GDPR
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Alteryx
2 2 (11.11%) Tableau
3 1 (5.56%) DocuSign
3 1 (5.56%) IBM