The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programme Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Manager
Rank 57 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 34 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.22% 1.48% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 1.58% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 4
Average daily rate
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£588 £485 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £790 £520 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £539 £555
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.50 £45.75 -
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -
Programme Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1424 1142 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 93.61% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 606 425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 80
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.32 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programme Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programme Manager across the Manchester region.

Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Programme Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programme Manager across the Manchester region.

Programme Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Salford - 2 £450 -
Programme Manager
North West

Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Programme Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programme Manager in their job title.

1 31 (58.49%) Finance
2 22 (41.51%) Programme Management
3 15 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (26.42%) Matrix Management
5 12 (22.64%) Project Management
6 10 (18.87%) Citrix
6 10 (18.87%) VMware
7 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
8 8 (15.09%) SAN
8 8 (15.09%) Banking
8 8 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (11.32%) Retail
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.43%) Oracle
10 5 (9.43%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (7.55%) PMP
11 4 (7.55%) PMI Certification
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
12 3 (5.66%) Scrum
12 3 (5.66%) PRINCE
12 3 (5.66%) Windows
12 3 (5.66%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (5.66%) Change Control
12 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
13 2 (3.77%) Test Management
13 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (3.77%) Kanban
13 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement

Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Programme Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programme Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
General
1 31 (58.49%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) AS400
1 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Life Science
2 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Programme Management
2 15 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (26.42%) Matrix Management
4 12 (22.64%) Project Management
5 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.43%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (7.55%) Migration
10 3 (5.66%) Change Control
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Scrum
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE
11 2 (3.77%) Service Management
11 2 (3.77%) ITIL
11 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.77%) TDD
11 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) PMP
1 4 (7.55%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) APMG
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Citrix
1 10 (18.87%) VMware
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint