Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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.

Programme Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 115 143
Rank change year-on-year -36 +28 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 36 11 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.54% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.58% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 47
10th Percentile £533 £555 £510
25th Percentile £568 £591 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £725 £700 £650
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £775 £734 £706
90th Percentile £890 £778 £813
Central London median daily rate £738 £700 £650
% change year-on-year +5.36% +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,699 1,883 4,608
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 92.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,864 1,420 3,638
10th Percentile £356 £305 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.58 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.74 £14.19
Median hourly rate £33.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% +25.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.69 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.18 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +30.19% +34.18% +5.61%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Programme Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in the City of London

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Programme Manager in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Programme Manager in the City of London

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Programme Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in the City of London

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Programme Manager in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in the City of London

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 11 (30.56%) Banking
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Programme Management
2 10 (27.78%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 8 (22.22%) Project Management
5 7 (19.44%) Change Management
5 7 (19.44%) Business Case
6 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.89%) Project Delivery
6 5 (13.89%) Social Skills
7 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.33%) SAP
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
8 3 (8.33%) Retail
8 3 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
8 3 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (8.33%) Thought Leadership
9 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working

Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Documentum
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP AFS
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (2.78%) Azure
2 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (2.78%) DWDM
1 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (30.56%) Banking
2 10 (27.78%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (13.89%) Social Skills
5 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (8.33%) Retail
6 2 (5.56%) Back Office
6 2 (5.56%) Front Office
6 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (2.78%) Local Government
7 1 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Equities
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.78%) Synthetic Equity
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (27.78%) Programme Management
2 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.22%) Project Management
4 7 (19.44%) Business Case
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
5 5 (13.89%) Project Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.33%) Thought Leadership
8 2 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) APMG
1 1 (2.78%) CCIE
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.78%) PMP
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) NIST
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow