Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 66 73
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 21 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.71% 1.94% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.28% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 26
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £340 £312 £269
90th Percentile £667 £558 £538
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.75 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.50% +33.33% -40.48%

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 1,025 1,096 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.27% 85.16% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 792 1,127
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -6.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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
Warrington +3 7 £615 +23.00%
Crewe -17 3 £525 +40.00%
Chester +6 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Widnes - 2 £469 -
Knutsford -18 1 - - 2
Programme Management
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Project Management
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) Coaching
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Banking
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
7 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
7 2 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (9.52%) Secure Coding
7 2 (9.52%) SFIA
7 2 (9.52%) PMO
7 2 (9.52%) Service Design
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC

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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) IMAP
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Programme Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Assistant Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Assistant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Solvency II Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.52%) Secure Coding
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Cadence
2 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft