The table below looks at the statistics for Programme Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programme Management over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programme Management
Rank 82 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 61 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.95% 1.26% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.79% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 6
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£475 £463 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +20.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £324 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £63.00 £75.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +69.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £21.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+44.82% -43.13%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Programme Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Programme Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Programme Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Programme Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Programme Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Programme Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Programme Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Programme Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 31 £438 -7.89% 9
Merseyside -6 6 £575 +21.05%
Cheshire -3 5 £463 +2.77%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Programme Management
England

Programme Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Programme Management also 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 that cited Programme Management.

1 34 (35.42%) Finance
2 28 (29.17%) Project Management
3 23 (23.96%) SAP
4 21 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (19.79%) PRINCE2
6 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
6 15 (15.63%) Manufacturing
6 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
6 15 (15.63%) Change Management
6 15 (15.63%) Marketing
7 14 (14.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (14.58%) Electronics
7 14 (14.58%) DTV
8 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.46%) MS Office
9 11 (11.46%) Product Management
10 9 (9.38%) NHS
10 9 (9.38%) Windows
10 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
10 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.33%) Banking
12 7 (7.29%) Risk Management
12 7 (7.29%) Retail
12 7 (7.29%) MS Project
13 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
13 6 (6.25%) BPR
13 6 (6.25%) Service Management

Programme Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Programme Management also 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 that cited Programme Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.04%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.46%) MS Office
3 7 (7.29%) MS Project
4 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (14.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.04%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.04%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
2 1 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) Firewall
1 1 (1.04%) Internet
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.04%) EDMS
5 1 (1.04%) OLAP
General
1 34 (35.42%) Finance
2 15 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.63%) Marketing
3 14 (14.58%) Electronics
4 8 (8.33%) Banking
5 7 (7.29%) Retail
6 4 (4.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.08%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Programme Manager
2 22 (22.92%) Project Manager
3 16 (16.67%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Change Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Agile Coach
9 3 (3.13%) PMO Lead
9 3 (3.13%) Pricing Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Actuary
9 3 (3.13%) SAP Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Change Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Management Consultant
10 2 (2.08%) Developer
10 2 (2.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.04%) Java EE
2 1 (1.04%) JSON
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) J2EE
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
2 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.04%) CSS
2 1 (1.04%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) DTV
2 9 (9.38%) NHS
2 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) PMI
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.13%) Statistics
5 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.08%) CESG
5 2 (2.08%) FMCG
6 1 (1.04%) New Media
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Open Source
6 1 (1.04%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.04%) Informatics
6 1 (1.04%) NPfIT
6 1 (1.04%) Economics
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Linux
2 2 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.17%) Project Management
2 21 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (19.79%) PRINCE2
4 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (15.63%) Change Management
5 14 (14.58%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (11.46%) Product Management
7 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.25%) BPR
9 6 (6.25%) Service Management
9 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (5.21%) Supplier Management
10 5 (5.21%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 5 (5.21%) ITSM
11 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.17%) Scrum
11 4 (4.17%) Business Transformation
11 4 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) Java
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) ABAP
3 1 (1.04%) VBA
3 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) PMP
1 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.17%) ISEB
2 4 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) APMP
2 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) SAP
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco
3 2 (2.08%) Capita
4 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.04%) Infor
4 1 (1.04%) Casewise
4 1 (1.04%) Kronos
4 1 (1.04%) Primavera
4 1 (1.04%) iSOFT
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe