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 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 129 136
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7  
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 944 946 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 1.94% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.33% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 710 649
Median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.23% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £30.00 £15.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £57.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.51 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.02% +21.42%  

Programme Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Programme Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in England

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 397 £525 -3.22% 91
South East +47 204 £456 +3.70% 42
South West +4 128 £410 +2.50% 49
East of England +46 77 £538 - 13
Yorkshire +37 44 £500 +19.76% 3
North West -37 32 £510 +15.90% 12
West Midlands -7 25 £475 -2.56% 8
East Midlands -25 14 £400 -11.11% 8
North East +53 9 £350 +1.44% 4
Midlands +6 1 - - 16
Programme Management
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For the 6 months to 26 June 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 England region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 1058 (61.09%) Finance
2 688 (39.72%) Telecoms
3 670 (38.68%) Manufacturing
4 647 (37.36%) SAP
5 644 (37.18%) Marketing
6 623 (35.97%) Business Intelligence
7 608 (35.10%) Digital Marketing
8 600 (34.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 599 (34.58%) Electronics
10 567 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
11 492 (28.41%) Project Management
12 366 (21.13%) Security Cleared
13 307 (17.73%) SC Cleared
14 305 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 294 (16.97%) PRINCE2
16 241 (13.91%) PMO
17 185 (10.68%) Microsoft
18 163 (9.41%) Degree
19 156 (9.01%) Scrum
20 153 (8.83%) Microsoft Project
20 153 (8.83%) TDD
21 143 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
21 143 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
21 143 (8.26%) Change Management
22 141 (8.14%) Java
23 134 (7.74%) DevOps
24 133 (7.68%) PMI Certification
25 130 (7.51%) Oracle
26 125 (7.22%) Risk Management
27 122 (7.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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
1 120 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.18%) Mule
3 49 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (2.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 31 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
6 20 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.87%) Confluence
8 14 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.81%) TPMS
9 13 (0.75%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.64%) CMS
11 10 (0.58%) Mule ESB
11 10 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.52%) Drupal
12 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.40%) Apache
13 7 (0.40%) SAS
14 5 (0.29%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 153 (8.83%) Microsoft Project
2 143 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 143 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (7.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.17%) SPSS
7 3 (0.17%) Stata
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.12%) Windchill
9 1 (0.058%) InVision
9 1 (0.058%) Simulink
9 1 (0.058%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 600 (34.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.98%) Primavera
4 9 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.29%) SAP FI-AP
6 5 (0.29%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.29%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.39%) Office 365
2 65 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.15%) IaaS
5 19 (1.10%) PaaS
6 14 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.64%) SaaS
8 10 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.46%) G Suite
9 8 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.35%) Yammer
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 4 (0.23%) AdWords
12 4 (0.23%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.17%) Datadog
13 3 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.91%) Firewall
2 31 (1.79%) LAN
3 30 (1.73%) WAN
4 19 (1.10%) HTTP
5 18 (1.04%) Skype
6 17 (0.98%) DNS
6 17 (0.98%) Wireless
7 16 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (0.75%) Network Security
8 13 (0.75%) SAN
9 12 (0.69%) Internet
10 11 (0.64%) DHCP
10 11 (0.64%) LTE
10 11 (0.64%) VPN
11 9 (0.52%) GPRS
11 9 (0.52%) GSM
11 9 (0.52%) LDAP
11 9 (0.52%) SGSN
11 9 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.14%) Hadoop
2 37 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.02%) Big Data
4 32 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 16 (0.92%) MySQL
8 16 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 15 (0.87%) NoSQL
10 13 (0.75%) Power BI
11 12 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 11 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.58%) HBase
13 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.58%) SAP HANA
14 9 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 76 (4.39%) Maven
2 56 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 47 (2.71%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.19%) JIRA
5 19 (1.10%) Selenium
6 16 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 15 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (0.81%) Subversion
9 12 (0.69%) SoapUI
10 11 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.46%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.40%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.35%) Gradle
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.35%) Robolectric
13 6 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.29%) Grunt
14 5 (0.29%) Toad
15 4 (0.23%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 1058 (61.09%) Finance
2 688 (39.72%) Telecoms
3 670 (38.68%) Manufacturing
4 644 (37.18%) Marketing
5 599 (34.58%) Electronics
6 112 (6.47%) Banking
7 91 (5.25%) Retail
8 42 (2.42%) Legal
9 36 (2.08%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.79%) Military
11 19 (1.10%) Front Office
12 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.75%) Publishing
14 12 (0.69%) Law
15 9 (0.52%) Local Government
16 8 (0.46%) Automotive
16 8 (0.46%) French Language
17 7 (0.40%) Advertising
18 6 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 264 (15.24%) Programme Manager
2 249 (14.38%) Project Manager
3 185 (10.68%) Developer
4 155 (8.95%) Analyst
5 77 (4.45%) Senior Manager
6 69 (3.98%) Business Analyst
7 67 (3.87%) Architect
8 65 (3.75%) Consultant
9 57 (3.29%) IT Manager
10 54 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
11 49 (2.83%) Agile Developer
12 48 (2.77%) Java Developer
13 47 (2.71%) PMO Analyst
14 43 (2.48%) SOA Developer
15 40 (2.31%) Integration Developer
16 37 (2.14%) Administrator
16 37 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
17 35 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
18 32 (1.85%) Senior Programme Manager
18 32 (1.85%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (6.35%) JSON
2 101 (5.83%) XML
3 87 (5.02%) Middleware
4 68 (3.93%) Swagger
4 68 (3.93%) XSLT
5 65 (3.75%) WireMock
6 60 (3.46%) .NET
7 56 (3.23%) Apache Camel
8 49 (2.83%) Web Services
9 47 (2.71%) HTML
10 40 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 35 (2.02%) CSS
12 34 (1.96%) SOAP
13 32 (1.85%) RESTful
14 31 (1.79%) ASP.NET
15 28 (1.62%) REST
16 27 (1.56%) JSON Schema
17 24 (1.39%) Spring
18 23 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
19 22 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (5.20%) PMI
3 84 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 54 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.14%) User Experience
7 35 (2.02%) NHS
8 19 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 13 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.69%) Equities
11 12 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.69%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.58%) Smart Meter
13 9 (0.52%) Derivative
13 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.52%) FMCG
13 9 (0.52%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.46%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.91%) Linux
2 84 (4.85%) Windows
3 45 (2.60%) Unix
4 29 (1.67%) Android
5 25 (1.44%) Mac OS X
6 24 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.21%) Apple iOS
8 16 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.58%) Solaris
12 9 (0.52%) AIX
12 9 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.40%) CentOS
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (35.97%) Business Intelligence
2 608 (35.10%) Digital Marketing
3 567 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
4 492 (28.41%) Project Management
5 305 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 294 (16.97%) PRINCE2
7 156 (9.01%) Scrum
8 153 (8.83%) TDD
9 143 (8.26%) Change Management
10 134 (7.74%) DevOps
11 125 (7.22%) Risk Management
12 113 (6.52%) ITIL
13 95 (5.48%) SOA
14 92 (5.31%) Migration
15 88 (5.08%) Change Control
16 80 (4.62%) Project Planning
17 74 (4.27%) Configuration Management
18 73 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 67 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (3.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 141 (8.14%) Java
2 118 (6.81%) SQL
3 68 (3.93%) XPath
4 54 (3.12%) C#
5 52 (3.00%) C
6 51 (2.94%) Python
7 48 (2.77%) JavaScript
8 24 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.10%) Ruby
9 19 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.87%) PHP
11 14 (0.81%) C++
11 14 (0.81%) VB
12 11 (0.64%) Perl
12 11 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.52%) Ada
14 8 (0.46%) Go
15 7 (0.40%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 366 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 307 (17.73%) SC Cleared
3 163 (9.41%) Degree
4 133 (7.68%) PMI Certification
5 89 (5.14%) PMP
6 56 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 54 (3.12%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.62%) ISEB
9 24 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
11 20 (1.15%) MAPM
12 19 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (0.92%) PgMP
15 15 (0.87%) APMP
16 13 (0.75%) CCNA
17 10 (0.58%) CISM
17 10 (0.58%) CISSP
18 8 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
18 8 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (13.91%) PMO
2 65 (3.75%) QA
3 22 (1.27%) GDPR
4 20 (1.15%) MiFID
5 17 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 17 (0.98%) SLA
6 15 (0.87%) P3O
7 11 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.46%) EMIR
10 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.17%) GAAP
13 3 (0.17%) GxP
13 3 (0.17%) NEBOSH
13 3 (0.17%) RMADS
13 3 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (1.96%) Docker
2 31 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.75%) vSphere
5 11 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.35%) XenServer
8 5 (0.29%) HDFS
9 4 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.23%) XenApp
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.17%) vCloud
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 2 (0.12%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.12%) Samba
11 2 (0.12%) Squid
11 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (2.71%) Puppet
2 39 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.08%) Ansible
4 19 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.52%) AirWatch
6 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.46%) MOM
7 7 (0.40%) SCCM
8 6 (0.35%) Terraform
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.23%) WSUS
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.17%) Grafana
10 3 (0.17%) Kibana
10 3 (0.17%) logstash
10 3 (0.17%) Nagios
10 3 (0.17%) Oozie
10 3 (0.17%) Salt
10 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 647 (37.36%) SAP
2 185 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.51%) Oracle
4 47 (2.71%) WSO2
5 43 (2.48%) VMware
6 42 (2.42%) Cisco
7 23 (1.33%) Google
7 23 (1.33%) IBM
8 22 (1.27%) HP
9 21 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.04%) CheckPoint
11 13 (0.75%) Adobe
11 13 (0.75%) Citrix
12 12 (0.69%) Workday
13 11 (0.64%) Motorola
13 11 (0.64%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.58%) Remedy
15 9 (0.52%) MobileIron
16 8 (0.46%) Nokia
17 7 (0.40%) Juniper
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