Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 January 2022 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)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 121 101 169
Rank change year-on-year -20 +68 +11
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,461 832 1,084
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.38% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.72% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 667 825
10th Percentile £350 £322 £263
25th Percentile £450 £408 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £669 £638 £625
90th Percentile £750 £738 £735
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 16
10th Percentile £18.31 £16.00 £17.88
25th Percentile £26.25 £21.39 £25.91
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £50.25
Median % change year-on-year +15.07% -27.36% +33.11%
75th Percentile £51.00 £48.94 £53.00
90th Percentile £73.05 £67.75 £62.72
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.71 £50.00
% change year-on-year +11.38% -24.58% +29.03%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 62,389 30,595 56,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.31% 87.61% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,290 21,135 38,397
10th Percentile £325 £300 £288
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,471 1,006 1,674
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.00 £11.93
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.75 £14.94
Median hourly rate £25.53 £26.65 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.20% +30.00% -6.82%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £44.69
90th Percentile £63.25 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% +30.95% -4.55%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Programme Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Programme Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Programme Management in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Programme Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Programme Management in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -6 724 £566 +2.95% 53
South West -8 180 £467 -17.35% 25
South East -48 150 £461 -7.42% 33
North of England -37 98 £525 - 19
Midlands -24 89 £525 +5.00% 15
North West -27 71 £555 +0.91% 13
West Midlands -19 69 £525 +10.82% 8
East of England -21 43 £675 +50.00% 8
Yorkshire -25 25 £450 +7.08% 4
East Midlands -23 20 £450 -33.33% 7
North East -6 3 £575 +35.29% 2
Programme Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 903 (61.81%) Finance
2 677 (46.34%) Public Sector
3 634 (43.39%) Business Intelligence
4 628 (42.98%) Marketing
5 615 (42.09%) SAP
6 598 (40.93%) Telecoms
7 592 (40.52%) Digital Marketing
8 589 (40.31%) Manufacturing
9 584 (39.97%) Electronics
10 501 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
11 383 (26.21%) Social Skills
12 376 (25.74%) Project Management
13 264 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 217 (14.85%) Microsoft
15 212 (14.51%) Azure
16 190 (13.00%) PRINCE2
17 179 (12.25%) Security Cleared
18 177 (12.11%) PMO
19 163 (11.16%) Project Delivery
20 148 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
21 140 (9.58%) SC Cleared
21 140 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
22 135 (9.24%) Scrum
23 133 (9.10%) Migration
24 121 (8.28%) Decision-Making
25 120 (8.21%) DevOps
26 117 (8.01%) Change Management
26 117 (8.01%) NHS
27 116 (7.94%) Degree
28 112 (7.67%) Presentation Skills

Programme Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 65 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.85%) Confluence
3 5 (0.34%) Appian
4 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.068%) IIS
6 1 (0.068%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.068%) nginx
6 1 (0.068%) SAS
6 1 (0.068%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.068%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.068%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 56 (3.83%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) Open Workbench
7 3 (0.21%) Sketch
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.068%) SPSS
9 1 (0.068%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
1 6 (0.41%) Workfront
2 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) iTrent
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.068%) HFM
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.068%) Primavera
6 1 (0.068%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.068%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.068%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.068%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.068%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 212 (14.51%) Azure
2 95 (6.50%) AWS
3 77 (5.27%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (4.86%) Power Platform
5 49 (3.35%) GCP
6 43 (2.94%) SaaS
7 41 (2.81%) IaaS
8 33 (2.26%) PaaS
9 27 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (1.23%) GitHub
11 13 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.89%) Serverless
12 11 (0.75%) PowerApps
13 10 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.68%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.62%) Azure Functions
14 9 (0.62%) Yammer
15 7 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
15 7 (0.48%) Azure Monitor
15 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.78%) Firewall
2 15 (1.03%) HTTP
3 9 (0.62%) Unified Communications
3 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (0.55%) SAN
5 7 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (0.48%) DNS
5 7 (0.48%) Internet
5 7 (0.48%) LAN
5 7 (0.48%) PABX
5 7 (0.48%) WAN
6 6 (0.41%) MQTT
7 3 (0.21%) Wireless
8 2 (0.14%) Network Security
8 2 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
8 2 (0.14%) VSAN
9 1 (0.068%) Intelligent Network
9 1 (0.068%) NX-OS
9 1 (0.068%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.52%) Power BI
2 64 (4.38%) Metadata
3 47 (3.22%) Metadata Repository
4 44 (3.01%) SQL Server
5 32 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.10%) Tableau
9 15 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
10 14 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.89%) Pentaho
12 12 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.82%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.82%) QlikView
13 11 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
14 10 (0.68%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.48%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (3.97%) JIRA
2 29 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.55%) GitLab
5 8 (0.55%) Subversion
6 7 (0.48%) Cypress.io
7 6 (0.41%) CircleCI
7 6 (0.41%) Postman
8 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.27%) Selenium
9 2 (0.14%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.14%) Terragrunt
10 1 (0.068%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.068%) Mocha
10 1 (0.068%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.068%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.068%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.068%) Zephyr
General
1 903 (61.81%) Finance
2 677 (46.34%) Public Sector
3 628 (42.98%) Marketing
4 598 (40.93%) Telecoms
5 589 (40.31%) Manufacturing
6 584 (39.97%) Electronics
7 383 (26.21%) Social Skills
8 148 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
9 112 (7.67%) Presentation Skills
10 57 (3.90%) Banking
11 52 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
12 45 (3.08%) Retail
13 36 (2.46%) Legal
14 32 (2.19%) Organisational Skills
15 19 (1.30%) Law
16 16 (1.10%) Advertising
16 16 (1.10%) Local Government
17 15 (1.03%) Front Office
18 11 (0.75%) Billing
18 11 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 250 (17.11%) Project Manager
2 195 (13.35%) Programme Manager
3 166 (11.36%) Architect
4 129 (8.83%) Analyst
5 118 (8.08%) Developer
6 68 (4.65%) Data Architect
7 63 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
8 56 (3.83%) IT Manager
9 52 (3.56%) Senior Manager
10 44 (3.01%) Business Analyst
11 39 (2.67%) IT Support
12 37 (2.53%) Data Modeller
13 34 (2.33%) Consultant
13 34 (2.33%) IT Support Technician
13 34 (2.33%) IT Technician
13 34 (2.33%) Support Technician
14 31 (2.12%) IT Project Manager
14 31 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (2.05%) Transformation Manager
16 28 (1.92%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.08%) .NET
2 38 (2.60%) HTML
3 35 (2.40%) AngularJS
4 32 (2.19%) Node.js
5 26 (1.78%) Web Services
6 24 (1.64%) CSS
6 24 (1.64%) XML
7 20 (1.37%) JSON
8 19 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.23%) Middleware
10 16 (1.10%) REST
11 15 (1.03%) Kafka
12 14 (0.96%) SOAP
13 13 (0.89%) React
13 13 (0.89%) RESTful
14 12 (0.82%) Apache Camel
14 12 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (0.82%) XSLT
15 10 (0.68%) .NET Core
16 9 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.01%) NHS
2 83 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.74%) User Experience
4 38 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 20 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 13 (0.89%) Reference Data
9 12 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (0.82%) PMI
10 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
10 9 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.55%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.55%) CMDB
11 8 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.05%) Windows
2 59 (4.04%) Windows 10
3 46 (3.15%) Linux
4 13 (0.89%) Unix
5 11 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.21%) Android
9 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.068%) AIX
10 1 (0.068%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.068%) tvOS
10 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.068%) VMS
10 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.068%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (43.39%) Business Intelligence
2 592 (40.52%) Digital Marketing
3 501 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 376 (25.74%) Project Management
5 264 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 190 (13.00%) PRINCE2
7 163 (11.16%) Project Delivery
8 140 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
9 135 (9.24%) Scrum
10 133 (9.10%) Migration
11 121 (8.28%) Decision-Making
12 120 (8.21%) DevOps
13 117 (8.01%) Change Management
14 105 (7.19%) Analytics
15 103 (7.05%) Risk Management
16 97 (6.64%) Business Case
17 82 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
18 77 (5.27%) Waterfall
19 76 (5.20%) Data Analysis
20 74 (5.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (7.05%) SQL
2 62 (4.24%) Java
3 52 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 42 (2.87%) Python
5 40 (2.74%) C#
6 31 (2.12%) TypeScript
7 21 (1.44%) C
8 20 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.89%) Ruby
10 12 (0.82%) XPath
11 9 (0.62%) Bash
11 9 (0.62%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.48%) Go
13 6 (0.41%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.34%) Perl
15 4 (0.27%) Ada
16 3 (0.21%) C++
17 2 (0.14%) ABAP
17 2 (0.14%) R
18 1 (0.068%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 179 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 140 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 116 (7.94%) Degree
4 48 (3.29%) PMP
5 38 (2.60%) PMI Certification
6 37 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (1.57%) CISSP
10 15 (1.03%) CISM
11 12 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.48%) APMP
14 7 (0.48%) ISEB
14 7 (0.48%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.48%) MBA
14 7 (0.48%) MCSE
15 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (12.11%) PMO
2 51 (3.49%) QA
3 36 (2.46%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (1.51%) Accessibility
6 19 (1.30%) SLA
7 16 (1.10%) NCSC
8 13 (0.89%) JSP 440
8 13 (0.89%) NIST
9 10 (0.68%) COBIT
9 10 (0.68%) GDPR
10 9 (0.62%) P3O
11 8 (0.55%) GRC
12 7 (0.48%) RMADS
13 6 (0.41%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.27%) SOC 1
15 3 (0.21%) GLBA
15 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
16 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.26%) Docker
3 18 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.21%) vSphere
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (2.53%) Terraform
2 32 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.75%) Ansible
3 11 (0.75%) SCCM
4 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
6 8 (0.55%) Istio
6 8 (0.55%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (0.48%) Grafana
7 7 (0.48%) Kibana
7 7 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.41%) Rancher
9 5 (0.34%) Consul
9 5 (0.34%) Fluentd
9 5 (0.34%) logstash
9 5 (0.34%) vRealize
9 5 (0.34%) VxRail
10 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 615 (42.09%) SAP
2 217 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.29%) Oracle
4 46 (3.15%) Google
5 40 (2.74%) Cisco
6 38 (2.60%) Remedy
7 36 (2.46%) Sparx
8 27 (1.85%) ServiceNow
9 23 (1.57%) VMware
10 18 (1.23%) Adobe
11 15 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.96%) Informatica
13 12 (0.82%) Databricks
14 11 (0.75%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.62%) Splunk
16 8 (0.55%) Dell
16 8 (0.55%) HP
17 7 (0.48%) Cadence
18 6 (0.41%) Fortinet