Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 133 119
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +19
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1976 1900 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.08% 1.94% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.30% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1336 1381 1411
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £319 £300 £281
90th Percentile £698 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 49
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.93% +12.66%
10th Percentile £25.00 £22.55 £23.12
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.68 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -7.89%

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 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
London -15 821 £535 +4.34% 83
South East +16 358 £483 +13.53% 32
South West +25 260 £420 +12.00% 47
North of England +31 212 £475 +7.95% 30
East of England +44 182 £525 +6.60% 13
Midlands -12 129 £425 -5.56% 12
North West -5 113 £525 +16.67% 20
Yorkshire +32 78 £475 - 8
West Midlands -8 77 £450 - 5
East Midlands -15 47 £400 -9.86% 7
North East +31 21 £426 +21.79% 2
Programme Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1241 (62.80%) Finance
2 795 (40.23%) Telecoms
3 787 (39.83%) Manufacturing
4 781 (39.52%) SAP
5 772 (39.07%) Marketing
6 762 (38.56%) Business Intelligence
7 725 (36.69%) Digital Marketing
8 723 (36.59%) Electronics
9 697 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
10 517 (26.16%) Project Management
11 351 (17.76%) Security Cleared
12 343 (17.36%) PRINCE2
13 330 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 256 (12.96%) PMO
15 239 (12.10%) SC Cleared
16 237 (11.99%) Scrum
17 192 (9.72%) TDD
18 179 (9.06%) Microsoft
19 173 (8.76%) Degree
20 170 (8.60%) JSON
21 165 (8.35%) Change Management
22 154 (7.79%) Java
23 148 (7.49%) Oracle
24 147 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
25 146 (7.39%) DevOps
26 139 (7.03%) XML
27 132 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
28 131 (6.63%) Banking
28 131 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
29 128 (6.48%) Microsoft Office

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 91 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.45%) Mule
3 72 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 72 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 46 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.32%) Confluence
6 22 (1.11%) Apache
7 15 (0.76%) CMS
8 12 (0.61%) Mule ESB
8 12 (0.61%) nginx
8 12 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.35%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.35%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.35%) SAS
13 6 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 132 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
3 115 (5.82%) Microsoft Project
4 97 (4.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.15%) SPSS
10 3 (0.15%) Stata
11 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.10%) Simulink
11 2 (0.10%) Windchill
12 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.051%) InDesign
12 1 (0.051%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 14 (0.71%) SAP FI
2 14 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.35%) Primavera
5 7 (0.35%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.25%) SAP FI-AP
6 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.20%) CA PPM
7 4 (0.20%) Endur
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.20%) Summit
8 3 (0.15%) Lawson
8 3 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.14%) Office 365
3 52 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.71%) G Suite
4 14 (0.71%) GitHub
5 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.61%) IaaS
6 9 (0.46%) SaaS
6 9 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.30%) Force.com
7 6 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 6 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
9 4 (0.20%) AdWords
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.28%) WAN
2 42 (2.13%) LAN
3 41 (2.07%) Firewall
4 27 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.21%) VPN
6 19 (0.96%) DNS
7 16 (0.81%) HTTP
8 15 (0.76%) Ethernet
8 15 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (0.66%) Network Security
9 13 (0.66%) SSL
10 12 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (0.61%) LTE
10 12 (0.61%) SAN
10 12 (0.61%) Wireless
11 11 (0.56%) Intranet
11 11 (0.56%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.51%) 3G
12 10 (0.51%) Internet
12 10 (0.51%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (3.74%) Big Data
2 64 (3.24%) Hadoop
3 59 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 33 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 33 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.47%) MySQL
7 26 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.16%) HBase
9 21 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.61%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.46%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.40%) QlikView
14 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.35%) Power BI
16 6 (0.30%) Sqoop
17 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 107 (5.41%) Maven
2 79 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.99%) JIRA
4 53 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 39 (1.97%) Cucumber
6 23 (1.16%) SoapUI
7 21 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 16 (0.81%) Artifactory
9 16 (0.81%) Selenium
10 13 (0.66%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.61%) GitLab
11 12 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.56%) IntelliJ
13 9 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.40%) Ant
14 8 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.35%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1241 (62.80%) Finance
2 795 (40.23%) Telecoms
3 787 (39.83%) Manufacturing
4 772 (39.07%) Marketing
5 723 (36.59%) Electronics
6 131 (6.63%) Banking
7 71 (3.59%) Retail
8 48 (2.43%) Investment Banking
9 41 (2.07%) Legal
10 28 (1.42%) Military
11 26 (1.32%) Back Office
12 24 (1.21%) Front Office
13 21 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.66%) Advertising
15 13 (0.66%) Local Government
15 13 (0.66%) Publishing
15 13 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.51%) Automotive
16 10 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 355 (17.97%) Project Manager
2 301 (15.23%) Programme Manager
3 253 (12.80%) Developer
4 179 (9.06%) Analyst
5 91 (4.61%) Senior Manager
6 81 (4.10%) Architect
7 80 (4.05%) IT Manager
8 76 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 71 (3.59%) Agile Developer
9 71 (3.59%) Senior Developer
10 70 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (3.19%) Consultant
11 63 (3.19%) Integration Developer
12 55 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
12 55 (2.78%) SOA Developer
13 45 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
13 45 (2.28%) Transformation Manager
14 43 (2.18%) Java Developer
15 39 (1.97%) Coordinator
16 38 (1.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (8.60%) JSON
2 139 (7.03%) XML
3 115 (5.82%) Middleware
4 97 (4.91%) XSLT
5 96 (4.86%) Swagger
5 96 (4.86%) WireMock
6 89 (4.50%) Apache Camel
7 85 (4.30%) SOAP
8 73 (3.69%) .NET
9 70 (3.54%) Web Services
10 61 (3.09%) HTML
11 58 (2.94%) RESTful
12 57 (2.88%) REST
13 55 (2.78%) CSS
14 42 (2.13%) AngularJS
15 36 (1.82%) ASP.NET
16 35 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (1.62%) Spring
18 31 (1.57%) Node.js
19 30 (1.52%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
2 131 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 65 (3.29%) PMI
5 54 (2.73%) User Experience
6 49 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 46 (2.33%) NHS
8 33 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.32%) Fintech
10 21 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.71%) Equities
13 13 (0.66%) FMCG
13 13 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.56%) PKI
14 11 (0.56%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.51%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 92 (4.66%) Linux
2 87 (4.40%) Windows
3 44 (2.23%) Unix
4 26 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 18 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.86%) Android
9 14 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.46%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.40%) AIX
11 8 (0.40%) Solaris
12 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.20%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.10%) SUSE
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (38.56%) Business Intelligence
2 725 (36.69%) Digital Marketing
3 697 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
4 517 (26.16%) Project Management
5 343 (17.36%) PRINCE2
6 330 (16.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 237 (11.99%) Scrum
8 192 (9.72%) TDD
9 165 (8.35%) Change Management
10 146 (7.39%) DevOps
11 124 (6.28%) Risk Management
12 121 (6.12%) SOA
13 102 (5.16%) Migration
14 96 (4.86%) Configuration Management
15 94 (4.76%) ITIL
16 79 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (4.00%) Waterfall
17 78 (3.95%) Change Control
18 74 (3.74%) Collaborative Working
18 74 (3.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 154 (7.79%) Java
2 123 (6.22%) SQL
3 101 (5.11%) XPath
4 82 (4.15%) Python
5 66 (3.34%) C#
6 65 (3.29%) JavaScript
7 40 (2.02%) C
8 24 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 21 (1.06%) Ruby
11 18 (0.91%) PHP
12 16 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.71%) C++
14 13 (0.66%) VB
15 12 (0.61%) R
16 11 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.56%) Go
16 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.51%) Clojure
18 7 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 351 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 239 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 173 (8.76%) Degree
4 118 (5.97%) PMI Certification
5 104 (5.26%) PMP
6 78 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 72 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 39 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 19 (0.96%) ISEB
12 18 (0.91%) APMP
13 17 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.76%) CISM
15 14 (0.71%) CISSP
16 13 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
16 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (0.61%) MCSE
18 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
19 9 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (12.96%) PMO
2 69 (3.49%) QA
3 45 (2.28%) GDPR
4 28 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 23 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.81%) MiFID
7 13 (0.66%) SLA
8 9 (0.46%) Def Stans
8 9 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.35%) P3O
9 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.25%) EMIR
10 5 (0.25%) GxP
10 5 (0.25%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.15%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.10%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 65 (3.29%) Docker
2 34 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.61%) HDFS
5 11 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.25%) Firmware
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.20%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.20%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.051%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.051%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 71 (3.59%) Puppet
2 59 (2.99%) Ansible
3 48 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.02%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.91%) Terraform
6 17 (0.86%) logstash
7 16 (0.81%) Kibana
8 10 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.46%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.40%) Grafana
10 8 (0.40%) Salt
11 7 (0.35%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.35%) SCCM
12 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.15%) Nessus
13 3 (0.15%) Oozie
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 781 (39.52%) SAP
2 179 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 148 (7.49%) Oracle
4 75 (3.80%) WSO2
5 49 (2.48%) VMware
6 34 (1.72%) Cisco
7 27 (1.37%) Google
8 24 (1.21%) Citrix
9 23 (1.16%) Juniper
10 22 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 19 (0.96%) IBM
12 18 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.76%) HP
14 14 (0.71%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.66%) Adobe
15 13 (0.66%) Motorola
16 11 (0.56%) Workday
17 9 (0.46%) MobileIron
17 9 (0.46%) Tableau
18 8 (0.40%) Splunk