Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Programme Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Programme Management over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Programme Management (Program Management)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 70 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +16
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 31 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.62% 1.52% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.78% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 18
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £387 £363 £348
90th Percentile £653 £667 £568
North West median daily rate £488 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -11.36% +15.79% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £44.95
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £50.25 £47.48
% change year-on-year -30.55% +5.85% +10.41%

Programme Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,016 1,125 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.88% 85.68% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 795 769
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.30 £19.25 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.94% -7.51% +17.12%
10th Percentile £17.43 £11.13 £13.93
90th Percentile £45.25 £39.63 £44.11
North West median hourly rate £24.75 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.77% -1.76% -17.08%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Programme Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in Cheshire

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in Cheshire

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in Cheshire

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in Cheshire

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Management within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe +10 17 £500 -15.79%
Warrington +9 9 £225 -62.66%
Knutsford -9 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £475 -
Programme Management
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 22 (70.97%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
3 14 (45.16%) Electronics
3 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
3 14 (45.16%) SAP
3 14 (45.16%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (45.16%) Marketing
3 14 (45.16%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Java
6 9 (29.03%) Scrum
7 8 (25.81%) JMeter
7 8 (25.81%) OOP
7 8 (25.81%) OO
7 8 (25.81%) Project Management
7 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Selenium
7 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 8 (25.81%) RESTful
7 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
7 8 (25.81%) Line Management
7 8 (25.81%) Taurus
8 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (22.58%) SDET
8 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Validation
9 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
10 5 (16.13%) Change Control
10 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared

Programme Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Boomi
3 1 (3.23%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) JMeter
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
1 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (70.97%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
3 14 (45.16%) Electronics
3 14 (45.16%) Manufacturing
3 14 (45.16%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Tester
2 6 (19.35%) Automation Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Project Officer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Support Officer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Officer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Support Officer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Officer
5 2 (6.45%) Architecture Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Report Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) RESTful
1 8 (25.81%) Taurus
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) AS400
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Kali Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) Digital Marketing
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Line Management
4 8 (25.81%) OO
4 8 (25.81%) OOP
4 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
4 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
5 7 (22.58%) SDET
5 7 (22.58%) Validation
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.13%) Change Control
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) Decision-Making
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Dell