The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Manager
Rank 163 139 156
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 93 112 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 1.25% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 38
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£525 £550 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £380 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £57.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+307.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.00 £14.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+307.14% -70.52%
Programme Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8550 8239 7414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.81% 91.87% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4558 3777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 438 575
Average hourly rate £16.66 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Programme Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Programme Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 24 £425 -37.03% 10
Hampshire +5 20 £420 -23.63%
Buckinghamshire -14 13 £650 +36.84%
Surrey -4 9 £578 -3.75% 2
West Sussex -13 8 £550 -12.00%
Oxfordshire -24 7 £475 -5.00% 3
Middlesex +4 2 £433 -23.11%
Sussex -2 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £338 - 1
Kent -3 1 £680 +29.52%
Thames Valley - 1 £675 -
Programme Manager
England

Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 64 (37.21%) Programme Management
2 46 (26.74%) Project Management
3 42 (24.42%) Finance
4 39 (22.67%) PRINCE2
5 33 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (13.95%) Change Management
6 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
7 20 (11.63%) Telecoms
8 17 (9.88%) SAP
9 16 (9.30%) Migration
10 15 (8.72%) SC Cleared
10 15 (8.72%) Degree
11 14 (8.14%) ITIL
12 13 (7.56%) Business Transformation
13 12 (6.98%) Change Control
13 12 (6.98%) Risk Management
14 11 (6.40%) PMI Certification
14 11 (6.40%) QA
15 10 (5.81%) CRM
15 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (5.23%) PMP
17 8 (4.65%) Retail
17 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 8 (4.65%) Waterfall
17 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (4.07%) Critical Success Factor
18 7 (4.07%) Billing
18 7 (4.07%) NHS
18 7 (4.07%) C

Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (1.16%) Drupal
4 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) MS Project
1 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.74%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.16%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.58%) HFM
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) WAN
2 3 (1.74%) Firewall
2 3 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.16%) SAN
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) ATM
4 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.58%) 4G
4 1 (0.58%) MVNO
4 1 (0.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) SAP BI
2 1 (0.58%) Big Data
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) MS Access
2 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
General
1 42 (24.42%) Finance
2 20 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.65%) Retail
4 7 (4.07%) Billing
5 6 (3.49%) Marketing
6 4 (2.33%) Local Government
6 4 (2.33%) Military
6 4 (2.33%) Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Publishing
8 2 (1.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.58%) Automotive
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.16%) J2EE
3 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.07%) NHS
3 6 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.91%) Economics
5 4 (2.33%) PMI
6 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.58%) PDA
8 1 (0.58%) SCADA
8 1 (0.58%) FMCG
8 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
8 1 (0.58%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.16%) Windows
1 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
1 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.21%) Programme Management
2 46 (26.74%) Project Management
3 39 (22.67%) PRINCE2
4 33 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (13.95%) Change Management
6 16 (9.30%) Migration
7 14 (8.14%) ITIL
8 13 (7.56%) Business Transformation
9 12 (6.98%) Change Control
9 12 (6.98%) Risk Management
10 10 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.81%) CRM
11 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (4.65%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.07%) Critical Success Factor
14 6 (3.49%) Test Strategy
14 6 (3.49%) PRINCE
14 6 (3.49%) ERP
14 6 (3.49%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.07%) C
2 2 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.72%) Degree
2 15 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) PMI Certification
4 9 (5.23%) PMP
5 4 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.74%) APMP
7 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.40%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (9.88%) SAP
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.74%) HP
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle
5 2 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) BMC
6 1 (0.58%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.58%) Sage
6 1 (0.58%) Reuters
6 1 (0.58%) VMware
6 1 (0.58%) Mitel
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