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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Management (Program Management)
UK / England
Rank 132 129 129
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 783 901 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.85% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.23% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 672 572
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 21 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.47 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% -17.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £23.50 £22.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.35 £60.67 £73.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £47.33 £55.00
% change year-on-year -8.09% -13.94%  

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 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -22 302 £525 - 84
South East +3 144 £425 - 44
South West +9 110 £375 - 65
West Midlands +34 56 £450 -5.26% 6
Yorkshire +19 51 £450 -5.26% 8
North West -17 47 £438 +9.37% 15
East of England +8 43 £475 +11.76% 19
East Midlands -4 19 £488 +14.70% 2
Midlands +10 3 £390 -
North East -28 3 £358 -14.88% 4
Programme Management
UK

Programme Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1006 (59.77%) Finance
2 561 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 540 (32.09%) Telecoms
4 530 (31.49%) SAP
5 525 (31.19%) Marketing
6 518 (30.78%) Project Management
7 516 (30.66%) Business Intelligence
8 512 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
9 481 (28.58%) Digital Marketing
10 475 (28.22%) Electronics
11 474 (28.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 370 (21.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 299 (17.77%) Security Cleared
14 294 (17.47%) PMO
15 288 (17.11%) PRINCE2
16 238 (14.14%) SC Cleared
17 191 (11.35%) Microsoft
18 182 (10.81%) MS Project
19 171 (10.16%) MS Excel
20 166 (9.86%) Change Management
21 154 (9.15%) Java
22 146 (8.67%) Degree
23 145 (8.62%) Banking
24 141 (8.38%) Risk Management
25 140 (8.32%) MS Office
26 139 (8.26%) Scrum
27 127 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
28 116 (6.89%) MS PowerPoint
29 114 (6.77%) SharePoint
30 110 (6.54%) PMI Certification

Programme Management
Top Related 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
1 114 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.50%) Mule
3 38 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 28 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 22 (1.31%) Apache Spark
7 20 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 18 (1.07%) Confluence
9 15 (0.89%) Apache
9 15 (0.89%) Mule ESB
10 13 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.53%) TPMS
12 8 (0.48%) CMS
12 8 (0.48%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.42%) IIS
14 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 182 (10.81%) MS Project
2 171 (10.16%) MS Excel
3 140 (8.32%) MS Office
4 116 (6.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 64 (3.80%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.18%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) InVision
9 2 (0.12%) Windchill
10 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.059%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.059%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 474 (28.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.65%) Primavera
3 8 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.12%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.45%) Office 365
3 41 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.01%) PaaS
6 16 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.53%) IaaS
7 9 (0.53%) SaaS
8 6 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.30%) Datadog
10 4 (0.24%) Yammer
11 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.18%) Heroku
11 3 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
12 2 (0.12%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.43%) HTTP
2 23 (1.37%) Internet
3 22 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.13%) Firewall
5 16 (0.95%) DNS
5 16 (0.95%) WAN
6 15 (0.89%) LAN
7 11 (0.65%) Skype
8 10 (0.59%) DHCP
9 9 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (0.53%) WebEx
10 7 (0.42%) SAN
10 7 (0.42%) SSH
10 7 (0.42%) VPN
11 6 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.36%) FTP
11 6 (0.36%) SMTP
11 6 (0.36%) SSL
12 5 (0.30%) NAS
12 5 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.14%) Big Data
4 33 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.59%) MySQL
13 10 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.48%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.42%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 49 (2.91%) JIRA
2 47 (2.79%) Maven
3 41 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 25 (1.49%) Subversion
6 23 (1.37%) Selenium
7 19 (1.13%) SoapUI
8 16 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (0.71%) WebDriver
11 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.36%) JUnit
14 6 (0.36%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.30%) Bazaar
15 5 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 1006 (59.77%) Finance
2 561 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 540 (32.09%) Telecoms
4 525 (31.19%) Marketing
5 475 (28.22%) Electronics
6 145 (8.62%) Banking
7 83 (4.93%) Retail
8 55 (3.27%) Legal
9 23 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.13%) Military
11 16 (0.95%) Front Office
12 14 (0.83%) Law
13 13 (0.77%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.59%) Automotive
15 10 (0.59%) Publishing
16 8 (0.48%) Advertising
17 7 (0.42%) Games
17 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 265 (15.75%) Project Manager
2 258 (15.33%) Programme Manager
3 177 (10.52%) Developer
4 142 (8.44%) Analyst
5 71 (4.22%) IT Manager
6 67 (3.98%) Business Analyst
7 64 (3.80%) Architect
8 58 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 56 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 52 (3.09%) Consultant
11 39 (2.32%) PMO Lead
12 38 (2.26%) PMO Analyst
13 37 (2.20%) Senior Project Manager
14 34 (2.02%) Transformation Manager
15 32 (1.90%) Coordinator
16 31 (1.84%) Agile Developer
16 31 (1.84%) IT Programme Manager
16 31 (1.84%) PMO Manager
17 30 (1.78%) IT Project Manager
18 29 (1.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.58%) JSON
2 71 (4.22%) XML
3 67 (3.98%) .NET
3 67 (3.98%) HTML
4 64 (3.80%) Web Services
5 57 (3.39%) CSS
6 56 (3.33%) Middleware
7 51 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 51 (3.03%) SOAP
8 44 (2.61%) Apache Camel
9 37 (2.20%) Swagger
10 36 (2.14%) XSLT
11 31 (1.84%) Spring
12 30 (1.78%) ASP.NET
12 30 (1.78%) WireMock
13 29 (1.72%) jQuery
13 29 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (1.66%) REST
15 27 (1.60%) RESTful
16 25 (1.49%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.52%) PMI
3 63 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 59 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.55%) NHS
6 42 (2.50%) User Experience
7 32 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 12 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 11 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.48%) e-Learning
11 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.42%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.36%) Learning Management System
13 6 (0.36%) Replication
14 5 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (0.30%) SCORM
14 5 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (4.63%) Windows
2 75 (4.46%) Linux
3 32 (1.90%) Unix
4 26 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.71%) Solaris
6 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.59%) Android
8 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.36%) CentOS
10 5 (0.30%) AIX
10 5 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.24%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.18%) Fedora
12 3 (0.18%) SUSE
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (30.78%) Project Management
2 516 (30.66%) Business Intelligence
3 512 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
4 481 (28.58%) Digital Marketing
5 370 (21.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 288 (17.11%) PRINCE2
7 166 (9.86%) Change Management
8 141 (8.38%) Risk Management
9 139 (8.26%) Scrum
10 101 (6.00%) TDD
11 100 (5.94%) Change Control
11 100 (5.94%) Project Planning
12 96 (5.70%) Migration
13 93 (5.53%) ITIL
14 78 (4.63%) DevOps
15 75 (4.46%) ERP
15 75 (4.46%) SOA
16 71 (4.22%) Programme Governance
17 66 (3.92%) Business Transformation
18 65 (3.86%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (9.15%) Java
2 108 (6.42%) SQL
3 68 (4.04%) C#
3 68 (4.04%) JavaScript
4 56 (3.33%) C
5 53 (3.15%) Python
6 36 (2.14%) XPath
7 26 (1.54%) Ruby
8 22 (1.31%) C++
9 19 (1.13%) PL/SQL
10 15 (0.89%) Perl
10 15 (0.89%) PHP
11 14 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 14 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.65%) Go
14 9 (0.53%) Ada
14 9 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.36%) F#
15 6 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 299 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 238 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 146 (8.67%) Degree
4 110 (6.54%) PMI Certification
5 72 (4.28%) PMP
6 56 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 40 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 25 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (1.19%) APMP
10 20 (1.19%) ISEB
11 15 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.71%) CISSP
12 12 (0.71%) PgMP
13 10 (0.59%) CCNA
13 10 (0.59%) CISM
14 9 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.48%) CCNP
15 8 (0.48%) Sun Certification
16 7 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (17.47%) PMO
2 85 (5.05%) QA
3 22 (1.31%) SLA
4 16 (0.95%) P3O
5 14 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.65%) MiFID
6 11 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.53%) GDPR
7 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.24%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.18%) EMIR
11 3 (0.18%) FATCA
11 3 (0.18%) GAAP
11 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 25 (1.49%) Docker
2 24 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.71%) vSphere
6 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.30%) XenServer
8 4 (0.24%) NFS
8 4 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.18%) Samba
9 3 (0.18%) vCloud
10 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.12%) HDFS
10 2 (0.12%) XenApp
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.19%) Ansible
2 17 (1.01%) Puppet
3 12 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.53%) MOM
4 9 (0.53%) Terraform
5 6 (0.36%) Kibana
5 6 (0.36%) Nagios
5 6 (0.36%) Salt
5 6 (0.36%) SCCM
6 5 (0.30%) logstash
7 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.24%) Oozie
7 4 (0.24%) WSUS
8 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 530 (31.49%) SAP
2 191 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 109 (6.48%) Oracle
4 41 (2.44%) VMware
5 35 (2.08%) Cisco
6 32 (1.90%) HP
7 29 (1.72%) Google
7 29 (1.72%) WSO2
8 26 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 26 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.49%) IBM
10 15 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.59%) Remedy
11 10 (0.59%) Workday
12 8 (0.48%) Adobe
12 8 (0.48%) BEA
12 8 (0.48%) Cadence
12 8 (0.48%) Juniper
12 8 (0.48%) Nokia
13 7 (0.42%) Citrix
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