The table below looks at the statistics for Programme Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programme Management over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Management
Rank 117 142 166
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +24
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1078 889 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.60% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.10% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 609 477
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £276 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £680 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £43.15 £39.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +46.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.75 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £55.00 £60.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.87 £31.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+29.74% +44.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Programme Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Programme Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programme Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programme Management within the UK.

Programme Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Programme Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Programme Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management within the UK.

Programme Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Programme Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Programme Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England +15 993 £450 - 237
London +13 399 £500 -3.38% 96
South East -6 203 £420 +2.43% 37
North West 0 103 £450 -5.26% 19
South West +9 93 £400 +6.66% 28
City of London +2 75 £518 -1.19% 20
Yorkshire +6 58 £488 +1.03% 18
Berkshire -11 54 £425 +8.97% 12
Scotland +24 53 £350 +0.57% 16
Hampshire +9 48 £375 -6.60% 8
West Yorkshire +5 44 £500 -7.40% 11
West Midlands -10 44 £400 -9.60% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 42 £390 -7.96% 7
Manchester -9 41 £375 -14.28% 10
East of England +3 38 £463 +2.77% 12
Leeds -1 38 £525 -4.54% 8
Edinburgh +10 36 £363 -14.70% 7
Milton Keynes +5 31 £390 -6.30% 3
East Midlands -1 28 £475 +16.92% 7
Surrey -2 27 £475 +48.43% 4
Gloucestershire +16 24 £375 - 8
Cheshire +9 22 £500 +8.10% 3
Bristol -12 21 £385 +2.66% 9
North East -22 18 £403 +7.33% 4
Merseyside +2 17 £588 +2.17% 1
Hertfordshire +2 17 £531 +27.24% 6
Wales +7 16 £263 -50.58% 3
Bracknell 0 14 £322 -18.99% 1
Reading 0 14 £500 - 4
Tyne and Wear -23 13 £405 +8.00% 4

Programme Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 863 (45.81%) Finance
2 683 (36.25%) Project Management
3 478 (25.37%) PRINCE2
4 391 (20.75%) SAP
5 366 (19.43%) Telecoms
6 356 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 355 (18.84%) Manufacturing
8 354 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
9 336 (17.83%) Marketing
10 312 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
11 309 (16.40%) Digital Marketing
12 306 (16.24%) Electronics
13 303 (16.08%) DTV
13 303 (16.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 211 (11.20%) Change Management
15 204 (10.83%) MS Excel
16 196 (10.40%) Banking
17 190 (10.08%) Microsoft
18 176 (9.34%) MS Project
19 173 (9.18%) Security Cleared
20 163 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
21 152 (8.07%) MS Office
22 150 (7.96%) Change Control
23 149 (7.91%) Migration
24 142 (7.54%) Risk Management
25 123 (6.53%) Degree
26 119 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
27 118 (6.26%) ITIL
28 111 (5.89%) Retail
29 106 (5.63%) SC Cleared

Programme Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 97 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.54%) Lync
3 19 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.96%) CMS
5 12 (0.64%) MS Project Server
5 12 (0.64%) Mule
5 12 (0.64%) Confluence
6 11 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (0.48%) Commerce Server
9 8 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.32%) IIS
11 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.21%) SAS
13 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 204 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 176 (9.34%) MS Project
3 152 (8.07%) MS Office
4 119 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 77 (4.09%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.42%) SPSS
6 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.053%) Simulink
9 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 303 (16.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.58%) CA PPM
3 10 (0.53%) Primavera
4 8 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.37%) Agresso
6 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.64%) Office 365
3 11 (0.58%) SaaS
4 7 (0.37%) PaaS
5 5 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.11%) Yammer
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.053%) Taleo
8 1 (0.053%) GitHub
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.38%) WAN
2 20 (1.06%) LAN
3 19 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.96%) Firewall
5 13 (0.69%) DNS
6 10 (0.53%) VPN
6 10 (0.53%) MPLS
7 9 (0.48%) DHCP
8 8 (0.42%) HTTP
9 7 (0.37%) Internet
9 7 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.32%) Network Security
10 6 (0.32%) BGP
10 6 (0.32%) Intranet
11 5 (0.27%) IPv4
11 5 (0.27%) IPv6
11 5 (0.27%) SAN
11 5 (0.27%) OSPF
11 5 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (0.69%) Big Data
5 12 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.53%) MySQL
7 8 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.37%) QualityStage
9 6 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.32%) MS Access
9 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.32%) QlikView
9 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (1.06%) JIRA
2 14 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.53%) Selenium
4 9 (0.48%) Subversion
4 9 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (0.42%) Maven
5 8 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.32%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.21%) VisualAge
8 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 3 (0.16%) PVCS
9 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.16%) JUnit
9 3 (0.16%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
General
1 863 (45.81%) Finance
2 366 (19.43%) Telecoms
3 355 (18.84%) Manufacturing
4 336 (17.83%) Marketing
5 306 (16.24%) Electronics
6 196 (10.40%) Banking
7 111 (5.89%) Retail
8 45 (2.39%) Investment Banking
9 36 (1.91%) Legal
10 26 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 26 (1.38%) Publishing
11 21 (1.11%) Automotive
12 17 (0.90%) Law
13 15 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.80%) Local Government
14 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.74%) Front Office
15 12 (0.64%) Games
16 11 (0.58%) Advertising
17 10 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 422 (22.40%) Project Manager
2 368 (19.53%) Programme Manager
3 225 (11.94%) Analyst
4 94 (4.99%) Business Analyst
5 90 (4.78%) Senior Manager
6 88 (4.67%) Developer
7 69 (3.66%) PMO Manager
8 65 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
9 62 (3.29%) Architect
9 62 (3.29%) Senior Project Manager
10 59 (3.13%) Consultant
11 54 (2.87%) IT Project Manager
12 45 (2.39%) Infrastructure Manager
13 40 (2.12%) Business Manager
14 35 (1.86%) SAP Manager
14 35 (1.86%) Test Manager
14 35 (1.86%) PMO Lead
15 30 (1.59%) Coordinator
16 27 (1.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 26 (1.38%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.07%) .NET
1 39 (2.07%) Web Services
2 34 (1.80%) HTML
3 23 (1.22%) CSS
3 23 (1.22%) XML
4 19 (1.01%) SOAP
5 18 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 17 (0.90%) Spring
6 17 (0.90%) jQuery
7 16 (0.85%) JSON
8 15 (0.80%) REST
9 13 (0.69%) Middleware
10 12 (0.64%) J2EE
10 12 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (0.58%) HTML5
12 9 (0.48%) Spring MVC
12 9 (0.48%) JSP
12 9 (0.48%) J2ME
13 8 (0.42%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 303 (16.08%) DTV
2 163 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.47%) NHS
4 91 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 42 (2.23%) User Experience
7 36 (1.91%) PMI
8 25 (1.33%) Economics
9 19 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.01%) FMCG
10 14 (0.74%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.74%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.69%) RMADS
12 12 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.58%) CESG
14 9 (0.48%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.48%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
14 9 (0.48%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 100 (5.31%) Windows
2 39 (2.07%) Linux
3 38 (2.02%) Windows 7
4 22 (1.17%) Windows 8
4 22 (1.17%) Windows XP
5 21 (1.11%) UNIX
6 13 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.64%) Solaris
8 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.48%) Android
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.11%) CentOS
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.11%) pSOS
10 2 (0.11%) Fedora
10 2 (0.11%) AIX
10 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (36.25%) Project Management
2 478 (25.37%) PRINCE2
3 356 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 354 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
5 312 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
6 309 (16.40%) Digital Marketing
7 211 (11.20%) Change Management
8 150 (7.96%) Change Control
9 149 (7.91%) Migration
10 142 (7.54%) Risk Management
11 118 (6.26%) ITIL
12 104 (5.52%) Scrum
13 99 (5.25%) Service Management
14 89 (4.72%) Business Analysis
15 86 (4.56%) ERP
16 81 (4.30%) Service Delivery
16 81 (4.30%) Waterfall
17 80 (4.25%) Project Planning
18 78 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 72 (3.82%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (4.41%) SQL
2 71 (3.77%) Java
3 37 (1.96%) C
4 36 (1.91%) C#
5 25 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 14 (0.74%) C++
7 12 (0.64%) VBA
8 11 (0.58%) Ruby
8 11 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.42%) PHP
10 7 (0.37%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.32%) Perl
11 6 (0.32%) Ada
12 5 (0.27%) Python
12 5 (0.27%) VB
12 5 (0.27%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.16%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 173 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.53%) Degree
3 106 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 100 (5.31%) PMI Certification
5 82 (4.35%) PMP
6 54 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 50 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 31 (1.65%) APMP
9 28 (1.49%) ISEB
10 23 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (1.06%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.64%) CISM
13 11 (0.58%) CISSP
14 7 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.21%) CCNA
16 4 (0.21%) CISA
17 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.10%) QA
2 35 (1.86%) P3O
3 32 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.01%) SLA
5 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.21%) HL7
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.11%) Basel III
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.053%) BS25999
11 1 (0.053%) Basel II
11 1 (0.053%) BS15000
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.053%) BS7799
System Software
1 31 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.48%) XenApp
3 9 (0.48%) vSphere
4 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) XenServer
6 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.11%) vCloud
7 2 (0.11%) GPFS
7 2 (0.11%) Ceph
8 1 (0.053%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.053%) HDFS
8 1 (0.053%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.053%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.053%) Firmware
8 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (0.42%) Puppet
2 6 (0.32%) SCCM
3 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.16%) CFEngine
5 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.053%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.053%) WSUS
7 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.053%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.053%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 391 (20.75%) SAP
2 190 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.82%) Oracle
4 32 (1.70%) Cisco
4 32 (1.70%) IBM
4 32 (1.70%) CheckPoint
5 30 (1.59%) HP
6 27 (1.43%) Citrix
6 27 (1.43%) VMware
7 14 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 14 (0.74%) hybris
8 11 (0.58%) ATG
9 10 (0.53%) CA
10 9 (0.48%) F5
11 8 (0.42%) Dell
11 8 (0.42%) JDA
12 7 (0.37%) Teradata
13 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.32%) Tableau
14 5 (0.27%) Remedy
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