The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Manager
UK / England
Rank 231 198 188
Rank change year-on-year -33 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 443 595 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.21% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.27% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 433 393
Median daily rate £613 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £787 £783 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £58.75 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £55.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Programme Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in England

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in England

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in England

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in England

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Manager in England

Programme Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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 -44 203 £650 +8.33% 21
South East +15 86 £538 +2.38% 7
West Midlands +24 37 £506 -7.95% 4
Yorkshire +25 34 £625 +13.63% 2
East of England -1 27 £550 +10.27% 4
South West -6 24 £525 -12.50% 1
North West +7 23 £513 -14.50% 8
East Midlands -15 7 £750 +30.43%
Programme Manager
UK

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 315 (34.43%) Finance
2 262 (28.63%) Programme Management
3 240 (26.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 230 (25.14%) Project Management
5 192 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
6 158 (17.27%) PRINCE2
7 127 (13.88%) Banking
8 92 (10.05%) Change Management
9 88 (9.62%) Retail
10 81 (8.85%) PMO
11 76 (8.31%) Security Cleared
12 74 (8.09%) Migration
13 61 (6.67%) Risk Management
14 60 (6.56%) PMI Certification
15 54 (5.90%) SC Cleared
16 52 (5.68%) Data Centre
17 46 (5.03%) Degree
18 44 (4.81%) SAP
19 43 (4.70%) Test Strategy
20 42 (4.59%) ITIL
20 42 (4.59%) ERP
20 42 (4.59%) Microsoft
20 42 (4.59%) PMP
21 41 (4.48%) Telecoms
22 40 (4.37%) Waterfall
23 37 (4.04%) PMI
23 37 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
23 37 (4.04%) CRM
23 37 (4.04%) Business Transformation
23 37 (4.04%) Change Control

Programme Manager Skill Set
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 20 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.87%) CMS
3 6 (0.66%) Confluence
4 5 (0.55%) Documentum
5 4 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.22%) SAS
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (2.84%) MS Project
2 25 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.40%) MS Office
4 17 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Maximo
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.33%) Primavera
4 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.62%) Office 365
2 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.44%) SaaS
5 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.19%) WAN
2 16 (1.75%) LAN
3 7 (0.77%) Unified Communications
4 6 (0.66%) Intranet
5 4 (0.44%) Internet
5 4 (0.44%) MVNO
5 4 (0.44%) Skype
5 4 (0.44%) Telepresence
5 4 (0.44%) WebEx
5 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.33%) Extranet
6 3 (0.33%) Wireless
7 2 (0.22%) ATM
7 2 (0.22%) Firewall
8 1 (0.11%) Broadband
8 1 (0.11%) DMZ
8 1 (0.11%) Multicast
8 1 (0.11%) PPP
8 1 (0.11%) SAN
8 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.66%) Big Data
3 4 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.33%) GIS
4 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.33%) QlikView
5 2 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.22%) Power BI
5 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.11%) EDMS
6 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.11%) OLAP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.42%) JIRA
2 8 (0.87%) Selenium
3 6 (0.66%) HP UFT
3 6 (0.66%) JUnit
4 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.33%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.22%) LSMW
6 2 (0.22%) TestPartner
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.11%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.11%) JBehave
7 1 (0.11%) Maven
7 1 (0.11%) Mockito
7 1 (0.11%) Moq
7 1 (0.11%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 315 (34.43%) Finance
2 127 (13.88%) Banking
3 88 (9.62%) Retail
4 41 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.50%) Legal
6 29 (3.17%) Marketing
7 24 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.86%) Advertising
9 17 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.31%) Law
11 11 (1.20%) Back Office
11 11 (1.20%) Front Office
12 8 (0.87%) Local Government
13 6 (0.66%) Electronics
13 6 (0.66%) Publishing
14 5 (0.55%) Billing
14 5 (0.55%) Games
15 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.55%) Middleware
3 4 (0.44%) Velocity
4 2 (0.22%) .NET
4 2 (0.22%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.11%) CSS
5 1 (0.11%) CSS3
5 1 (0.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.11%) HTML
5 1 (0.11%) HTML5
5 1 (0.11%) RESTful
5 1 (0.11%) Spring
5 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.68%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.04%) PMI
3 35 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.97%) NHS
7 12 (1.31%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.87%) User Experience
9 7 (0.77%) EPoS
9 7 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.66%) Derivative
11 5 (0.55%) FMCG
11 5 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.44%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.44%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.33%) Contactless
13 3 (0.33%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 24 (2.62%) Windows
2 10 (1.09%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.44%) Android
4 3 (0.33%) Linux
4 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.22%) AIX
5 2 (0.22%) Solaris
5 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.11%) Unix
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (28.63%) Programme Management
2 240 (26.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 230 (25.14%) Project Management
4 192 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (17.27%) PRINCE2
6 92 (10.05%) Change Management
7 74 (8.09%) Migration
8 61 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 43 (4.70%) Test Strategy
10 42 (4.59%) ERP
10 42 (4.59%) ITIL
11 40 (4.37%) Waterfall
12 37 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (4.04%) Business Transformation
12 37 (4.04%) Change Control
12 37 (4.04%) CRM
13 35 (3.83%) Analytics
14 34 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 33 (3.61%) Matrix Organization
16 32 (3.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.31%) C
2 11 (1.20%) SQL
3 7 (0.77%) Java
4 1 (0.11%) C++
4 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.56%) PMI Certification
3 54 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.03%) Degree
5 42 (4.59%) PMP
6 29 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.64%) APMP
9 12 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.09%) PgMP
12 9 (0.98%) ISEB
13 6 (0.66%) CISM
13 6 (0.66%) CISSP
14 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.44%) MBA
15 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.22%) CISA
17 1 (0.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (8.85%) PMO
2 25 (2.73%) QA
3 17 (1.86%) GDPR
4 9 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.87%) MiFID
6 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.55%) GAAP
7 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.44%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.44%) SLA
8 3 (0.33%) EMIR
8 3 (0.33%) IFRS
8 3 (0.33%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.22%) Basel III
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.22%) GxP
9 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.11%) NFS
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (4.81%) SAP
2 42 (4.59%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.50%) Oracle
4 16 (1.75%) IBM
5 14 (1.53%) Cisco
5 14 (1.53%) HP
6 10 (1.09%) Remedy
7 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (0.98%) Workday
8 8 (0.87%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.66%) Adobe
10 5 (0.55%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.55%) Google
10 5 (0.55%) Guidewire
10 5 (0.55%) OpenText
10 5 (0.55%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.44%) ATG
11 4 (0.44%) Citrix
11 4 (0.44%) Informatica
11 4 (0.44%) Saba
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