The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Manager
Rank 201 176 169
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 627 666 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.22% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.32% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 462 411
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £775 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £539 £545 £525
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £87.50 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 - £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.50 - £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Programme Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Programme Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Programme Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -34 566 £575 -4.16% 81
London -5 309 £625 - 39
South East -31 99 £475 -9.52% 10
City of London -3 78 £665 +2.30% 12
Scotland +4 41 £550 -5.17% 5
North West -28 36 £650 +23.80% 6
Edinburgh -5 32 £713 +22.84% 1
Berkshire +9 30 £463 -15.90% 2
South West -6 27 £523 -5.00% 3
Manchester -10 26 £675 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -14 26 £475 -12.84% 6
Hampshire +4 24 £400 -31.91%
West Yorkshire -17 21 £500 -9.09% 4
West Midlands -17 18 £550 +12.82% 4
East of England -5 16 £575 +4.54% 7
Surrey -2 14 £650 +8.33%
Bedfordshire +9 12 £575 -11.53%
East Midlands -12 12 £475 -17.74% 4
Leeds -27 12 £500 -7.40% 4
Wiltshire -4 11 £520 -0.95% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 10 £475 +5.55% 4
Midlands +7 9 £600 -4.00% 1
Bristol -10 9 £513 -16.32% 1
Swindon -5 8 £555 +8.29% 2
Hook +5 6 £390 -42.22%
Milton Keynes -20 6 £433 -0.57% 3
Luton +14 5 £550 -16.98%
Glasgow +8 5 £468 - 3
Birmingham +7 5 £550 - 3
Cheshire -9 5 £425 -8.10%

Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 391 (31.33%) Finance
2 358 (28.69%) Programme Management
3 312 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 272 (21.79%) Project Management
5 251 (20.11%) PRINCE2
6 198 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
7 182 (14.58%) Banking
8 124 (9.94%) Retail
9 100 (8.01%) Migration
10 89 (7.13%) Security Cleared
11 86 (6.89%) Change Management
12 84 (6.73%) SAP
13 82 (6.57%) Risk Management
14 75 (6.01%) Data Centre
15 64 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (4.89%) Degree
17 58 (4.65%) SC Cleared
17 58 (4.65%) Change Control
17 58 (4.65%) ITIL
17 58 (4.65%) Oracle
18 56 (4.49%) CRM
19 53 (4.25%) PMI Certification
20 52 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 51 (4.09%) QA
21 51 (4.09%) Telecoms
22 50 (4.01%) E-Commerce
23 48 (3.85%) NHS
24 47 (3.77%) Scrum
24 47 (3.77%) Investment Banking
24 47 (3.77%) Waterfall

Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.12%) CMS
2 14 (1.12%) Lync
3 11 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.16%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.080%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.080%) Confluence
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.080%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.080%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.96%) MS Project
3 32 (2.56%) MS Office
4 16 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) SAP BPC
3 7 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.48%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.40%) SAP PP
5 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.24%) Agresso
7 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.16%) SAP InfiniteInsight
8 2 (0.16%) SAP EHS
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.20%) Office 365
2 5 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.40%) PaaS
3 3 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.080%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.16%) WAN
2 16 (1.28%) LAN
3 15 (1.20%) Intranet
4 8 (0.64%) Internet
5 5 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.40%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.32%) Firewall
6 4 (0.32%) SAN
7 3 (0.24%) Network Security
7 3 (0.24%) WebEx
7 3 (0.24%) 4G
7 3 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.16%) MVNO
8 2 (0.16%) VoLTE
8 2 (0.16%) LTE
8 2 (0.16%) Extranet
9 1 (0.080%) 3G
9 1 (0.080%) DSL
9 1 (0.080%) RTP
9 1 (0.080%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.56%) SAP BI
3 6 (0.48%) QualityStage
3 6 (0.48%) SAP BW
3 6 (0.48%) Big Data
4 5 (0.40%) DB2
4 5 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.32%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.16%) Clementine
6 2 (0.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.16%) MS Access
6 2 (0.16%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.16%) DataStage
7 1 (0.080%) DTS
7 1 (0.080%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.080%) MySQL
7 1 (0.080%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (0.88%) JIRA
2 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.080%) HP UFT
General
1 391 (31.33%) Finance
2 182 (14.58%) Banking
3 124 (9.94%) Retail
4 51 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.72%) Marketing
7 28 (2.24%) Law
8 25 (2.00%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.76%) Front Office
10 17 (1.36%) Legal
10 17 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.12%) Publishing
11 14 (1.12%) Local Government
12 11 (0.88%) Billing
12 11 (0.88%) Advertising
13 10 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.56%) Back Office
15 6 (0.48%) Military
16 4 (0.32%) Automotive
16 4 (0.32%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.72%) .NET
2 4 (0.32%) HTML
3 3 (0.24%) HTML5
4 2 (0.16%) Web Services
4 2 (0.16%) Swing
5 1 (0.080%) EDI
5 1 (0.080%) JMS
5 1 (0.080%) Middleware
5 1 (0.080%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.080%) LAMP
5 1 (0.080%) GWT
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.080%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.080%) XML
5 1 (0.080%) DOM
5 1 (0.080%) CSS3
5 1 (0.080%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.080%) J2EE
5 1 (0.080%) COM
5 1 (0.080%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.01%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.85%) NHS
4 25 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.92%) PMI
6 18 (1.44%) User Experience
7 15 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 14 (1.12%) Derivative
9 13 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.96%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.88%) FMCG
12 10 (0.80%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.80%) Equities
12 10 (0.80%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.64%) Informatics
13 8 (0.64%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.56%) Data Integration
14 7 (0.56%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.48%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.48%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (1.44%) Windows
2 7 (0.56%) UNIX
3 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.24%) Linux
4 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.16%) Solaris
5 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.080%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.080%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.080%) AIX
6 1 (0.080%) Android
6 1 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (28.69%) Programme Management
2 312 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 272 (21.79%) Project Management
4 251 (20.11%) PRINCE2
5 198 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (8.01%) Migration
7 86 (6.89%) Change Management
8 82 (6.57%) Risk Management
9 58 (4.65%) ITIL
9 58 (4.65%) Change Control
10 56 (4.49%) CRM
11 52 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 50 (4.01%) E-Commerce
13 47 (3.77%) Scrum
13 47 (3.77%) Waterfall
14 43 (3.45%) Business Transformation
15 38 (3.04%) SDLC
16 36 (2.88%) Coaching
16 36 (2.88%) Test Strategy
17 34 (2.72%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.92%) C
2 15 (1.20%) Java
3 6 (0.48%) SQL
4 5 (0.40%) COBOL
5 3 (0.24%) R
6 2 (0.16%) Caml Language
6 2 (0.16%) Python
7 1 (0.080%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.080%) VB
7 1 (0.080%) ABAP
7 1 (0.080%) Perl
7 1 (0.080%) PHP
7 1 (0.080%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.89%) Degree
3 58 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 53 (4.25%) PMI Certification
5 44 (3.53%) PMP
6 39 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 27 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (1.28%) ISEB
8 16 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 14 (1.12%) APMP
10 10 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.16%) APMG
14 2 (0.16%) CISA
14 2 (0.16%) CISM
14 2 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.09%) QA
2 8 (0.64%) SLA
3 7 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.40%) FATCA
6 4 (0.32%) EMIR
6 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.16%) FINREP
7 2 (0.16%) GxP
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.080%) MiFID
8 1 (0.080%) HL7
8 1 (0.080%) DICOM
8 1 (0.080%) GMP
8 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.080%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.24%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.16%) XenApp
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.080%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.080%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 84 (6.73%) SAP
2 58 (4.65%) Oracle
3 43 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 22 (1.76%) IBM
5 21 (1.68%) CheckPoint
6 13 (1.04%) HP
7 12 (0.96%) Reuters
8 9 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.72%) VMware
9 7 (0.56%) Teradata
10 6 (0.48%) Citrix
10 6 (0.48%) Cisco
11 5 (0.40%) Adobe
12 4 (0.32%) EMC
12 4 (0.32%) Lotus
12 4 (0.32%) hybris
13 3 (0.24%) RedPrairie
13 3 (0.24%) Pega
13 3 (0.24%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.24%) Sophis
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