The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Manager
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 4 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.45% 2.62% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.76% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
Median daily rate £575 £563 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £618
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £638 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £55.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 263 290 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.64% 95.08% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 300
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Programme Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in Bedfordshire

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in Bedfordshire

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in Bedfordshire

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) EPoS
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (20.00%) PMO

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISA
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) GIAC
1 1 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle