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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programme Management
Rank 150 179 190
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +11
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 842 629 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.21% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.64% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 439 334
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £725 £683
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £428 £410
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.13 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.46% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.44 £12.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £16.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.13 £16.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+52.27% -52.85%

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
42787 38469 40705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.71% 74.00% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26972 23861 23648
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1069 1523
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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
England +39 784 £450 -7.69% 217
London +21 328 £510 -2.85% 86
South East +33 179 £425 -2.57% 51
South West +18 77 £375 - 25
City of London +4 69 £506 -3.57% 26
North West +3 56 £450 -5.26% 11
Berkshire +32 46 £438 +0.28% 9
West Midlands +8 46 £425 -8.25% 16
Hampshire -17 37 £403 +0.75% 13
Scotland -17 34 £349 -11.86% 5
Bristol +1 31 £375 -3.84% 8
East of England -15 30 £450 -30.76% 11
Manchester +5 29 £438 -14.63% 8
Yorkshire +6 27 £540 +30.90% 7
East Midlands +9 24 £456 +14.06% 4
Surrey -1 23 £475 -11.62% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £400 -5.88% 6
West Yorkshire 0 20 £540 +30.90% 4
Milton Keynes +18 19 £400 -14.89% 3
Oxfordshire +6 19 £425 +6.25% 5
Edinburgh -10 17 £425 +7.32%
Wiltshire +1 16 £388 -4.90% 2
Leeds +6 13 £575 +35.29% 1
Slough -1 13 £198 -39.23%
Hertfordshire -18 13 £425 - 1
North East -25 12 £350 -46.15% 5
Swindon 0 11 £388 -11.93% 2
Banbury - 11 £425 - 3
Birmingham -1 10 £413 -31.25% 5
Warwickshire -2 10 £350 -22.22% 2

Programme Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 741 (44.69%) Finance
2 538 (32.45%) Project Management
3 436 (26.30%) PRINCE2
4 381 (22.98%) Telecoms
5 360 (21.71%) SAP
6 319 (19.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 313 (18.88%) Marketing
8 304 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
9 298 (17.97%) Manufacturing
10 280 (16.89%) Digital Marketing
11 263 (15.86%) Electronics
12 260 (15.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 259 (15.62%) DTV
14 232 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
15 193 (11.64%) Change Management
16 191 (11.52%) MS Project
17 185 (11.16%) MS Excel
18 172 (10.37%) Security Cleared
19 151 (9.11%) Change Control
20 147 (8.87%) Banking
21 145 (8.75%) Microsoft
22 142 (8.56%) Risk Management
23 134 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
24 124 (7.48%) MS Office
25 120 (7.24%) ITIL
26 119 (7.18%) SC Cleared
27 109 (6.57%) SharePoint
28 106 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
29 105 (6.33%) Oracle
30 102 (6.15%) PMI Certification

Programme Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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
1 109 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.09%) CMS
3 16 (0.97%) MS Project Server
4 14 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.42%) Documentum
6 6 (0.36%) SAS
6 6 (0.36%) Confluence
7 5 (0.30%) Lync
7 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.24%) IIS
8 4 (0.24%) Mule
9 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.18%) Commerce Server
9 3 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.12%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
Applications
1 191 (11.52%) MS Project
2 185 (11.16%) MS Excel
3 124 (7.48%) MS Office
4 106 (6.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 73 (4.40%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.30%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.060%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.060%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 260 (15.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.42%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.24%) CA Clarity
8 4 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.18%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.78%) Office 365
1 13 (0.78%) SaaS
2 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.24%) PaaS
4 4 (0.24%) IaaS
5 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.12%) Force.com
6 2 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.060%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.060%) Pure360
7 1 (0.060%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.21%) WAN
2 14 (0.84%) Firewall
3 13 (0.78%) Intranet
3 13 (0.78%) Internet
4 11 (0.66%) LAN
5 9 (0.54%) MPLS
6 8 (0.48%) DNS
7 7 (0.42%) Wireless
8 6 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.36%) Extranet
8 6 (0.36%) HTTP
9 5 (0.30%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.30%) SAN
10 4 (0.24%) UMTS
10 4 (0.24%) DHCP
11 3 (0.18%) Network Security
11 3 (0.18%) HSPA
11 3 (0.18%) LTE
11 3 (0.18%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.18%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.15%) MySQL
5 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.48%) MS Access
7 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.42%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.24%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.24%) QlikView
10 4 (0.24%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (1.03%) Selenium
2 14 (0.84%) JIRA
3 11 (0.66%) JUnit
4 7 (0.42%) Subversion
5 6 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.36%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.30%) Maven
6 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.18%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.18%) WATIR
8 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.18%) Ant
9 2 (0.12%) PVCS
9 2 (0.12%) Hudson
9 2 (0.12%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 741 (44.69%) Finance
2 381 (22.98%) Telecoms
3 313 (18.88%) Marketing
4 298 (17.97%) Manufacturing
5 263 (15.86%) Electronics
6 147 (8.87%) Banking
7 94 (5.67%) Retail
8 38 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.69%) Retail Banking
10 27 (1.63%) Back Office
11 26 (1.57%) Legal
12 25 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (1.33%) Front Office
13 22 (1.33%) Advertising
14 15 (0.90%) German Language
15 13 (0.78%) Publishing
16 11 (0.66%) Automotive
17 9 (0.54%) Local Government
18 8 (0.48%) Billing
19 7 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 411 (24.79%) Programme Manager
2 335 (20.21%) Project Manager
3 186 (11.22%) Analyst
4 101 (6.09%) Developer
5 69 (4.16%) PMO Analyst
6 66 (3.98%) Senior Manager
7 65 (3.92%) Business Analyst
8 53 (3.20%) Consultant
8 53 (3.20%) Architect
9 48 (2.90%) Senior Project Manager
10 47 (2.83%) PMO Manager
11 34 (2.05%) Business Manager
12 32 (1.93%) PMO Lead
13 28 (1.69%) Coordinator
13 28 (1.69%) Delivery Manager
13 28 (1.69%) IT Project Manager
14 27 (1.63%) Java Developer
14 27 (1.63%) Change Manager
15 25 (1.51%) Technical Manager
16 24 (1.45%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.14%) .NET
2 33 (1.99%) Web Services
3 28 (1.69%) HTML
4 27 (1.63%) jQuery
5 26 (1.57%) J2EE
5 26 (1.57%) CSS
6 23 (1.39%) ASP.NET
7 21 (1.27%) Spring
8 19 (1.15%) Middleware
9 16 (0.97%) XML
10 13 (0.78%) HTML5
11 12 (0.72%) SOAP
12 11 (0.66%) RESTful
12 11 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (0.54%) REST
13 9 (0.54%) WCF
14 8 (0.48%) Ajax
14 8 (0.48%) Spring MVC
14 8 (0.48%) JSON
15 7 (0.42%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 259 (15.62%) DTV
2 134 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.40%) NHS
4 64 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.96%) PMI
6 17 (1.03%) FMCG
7 16 (0.97%) Economics
8 13 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
8 13 (0.78%) Visualisation
8 13 (0.78%) Open Source
9 12 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.66%) Derivative
10 11 (0.66%) Equities
11 10 (0.60%) Informatics
11 10 (0.60%) Social Media
11 10 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.60%) User Experience
12 8 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (2.47%) Windows
2 31 (1.87%) Linux
3 19 (1.15%) UNIX
4 9 (0.54%) Android
4 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.48%) VME
6 6 (0.36%) Fedora
6 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.36%) CentOS
7 4 (0.24%) Solaris
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.060%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (32.45%) Project Management
2 436 (26.30%) PRINCE2
3 319 (19.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 304 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
5 280 (16.89%) Digital Marketing
6 232 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
7 193 (11.64%) Change Management
8 151 (9.11%) Change Control
9 142 (8.56%) Risk Management
10 120 (7.24%) ITIL
11 91 (5.49%) Project Planning
12 87 (5.25%) Migration
13 70 (4.22%) ERP
13 70 (4.22%) Business Analysis
14 69 (4.16%) Scrum
15 68 (4.10%) Service Management
15 68 (4.10%) Portfolio Management
16 67 (4.04%) Resource Management
17 64 (3.86%) Coaching
18 63 (3.80%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 71 (4.28%) SQL
2 64 (3.86%) Java
3 36 (2.17%) C
4 35 (2.11%) C#
5 29 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 16 (0.97%) PHP
8 12 (0.72%) Python
8 12 (0.72%) Ruby
9 11 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 9 (0.54%) VBA
11 8 (0.48%) COBOL
12 7 (0.42%) PHP5
12 7 (0.42%) Perl
13 6 (0.36%) VB
14 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.24%) ABAP
15 4 (0.24%) C++
15 4 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 172 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 102 (6.15%) PMI Certification
4 79 (4.76%) Degree
5 72 (4.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 67 (4.04%) PMP
7 41 (2.47%) ISEB
8 37 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (1.39%) APMP
10 17 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
11 15 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.84%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.78%) CISSP
14 7 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.42%) CISM
15 6 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.36%) PgMP
16 5 (0.30%) MAPM
16 5 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.95%) QA
2 28 (1.69%) P3O
3 13 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.72%) SLA
5 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.30%) EMIR
7 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.18%) FATCA
8 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) MiFID
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.060%) UCITS
10 1 (0.060%) COREP
10 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.060%) Basel III
10 1 (0.060%) COBIT
10 1 (0.060%) WCAG
10 1 (0.060%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 2 (0.12%) Cronacle
4 2 (0.12%) XenApp
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
4 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.060%) vCloud
5 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.060%) vSphere
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.060%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.36%) SCCM
3 3 (0.18%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.060%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.060%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.060%) Puppet
4 1 (0.060%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 360 (21.71%) SAP
2 145 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.33%) Oracle
4 26 (1.57%) CheckPoint
5 24 (1.45%) HP
6 16 (0.97%) IBM
7 15 (0.90%) Cisco
7 15 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.72%) JBoss
8 12 (0.72%) hybris
9 11 (0.66%) Hyperion
10 10 (0.60%) VMware
11 8 (0.48%) BMC
11 8 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (0.48%) ICL
11 8 (0.48%) Fujitsu
12 7 (0.42%) Siebel
12 7 (0.42%) Remedy
13 6 (0.36%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.36%) CA
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