Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 68 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 25 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.88% 1.96% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.27% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 28
Cheshire median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £379
90th Percentile £667 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.45 £41.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.91% -31.75%

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 1114 1190 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.82% 86.42% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 857 1182
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.84 £20.14 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +13.35% -3.95%
10th Percentile £9.45 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.48 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.15
% change year-on-year +4.17% -20.40% +72.29%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +6 8 £615 +29.47% 1
Knutsford -14 4 £300 -7.69% 3
Crewe -18 3 £525 +13.51%
Chester +8 2 £388 -8.82%
Widnes - 2 £469 -
Programme Management
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 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 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (24.00%) Banking
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Coaching
6 4 (16.00%) Dependency Management
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) PMO
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 2 (8.00%) Secure Coding
8 2 (8.00%) Service Design
8 2 (8.00%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (8.00%) SFIA
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (8.00%) Service Management
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering

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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) IMAP
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Programme Manager
1 7 (28.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Business Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Project Management
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Coaching
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Dependency Management
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cadence
1 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle