Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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.

Programme Manager
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 286 282 239
Rank change year-on-year -4 -43 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 786 873 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.95% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 560 695
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £475 £440 £425
90th Percentile £838 £825 £813
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
England median hourly rate £49.28 £35.63 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.30% -55.46% +213.30%
10th Percentile £26.29 £31.78 £28.60
90th Percentile £67.87 £39.48 £86.75
UK median hourly rate £49.28 £35.63 £80.00
% change year-on-year +38.30% -55.46% +213.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 85,064 86,834 85,300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,851 58,238 56,168
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £649 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,538 2,920
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.85 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -4.48%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Programme Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 -4 446 £650 +4.00% 19
South East +7 131 £575 +4.55% 14
North of England -34 95 £588 +2.17% 9
Yorkshire -3 51 £560 -6.67% 4
Midlands -31 50 £613 +13.43% 10
West Midlands -30 40 £600 +19.94% 6
South West -29 36 £580 -1.07% 4
North West -36 30 £688 +19.57% 5
East of England -10 27 £608 +1.25% 2
North East +8 16 £470 -1.05%
East Midlands -12 5 £550 -7.37% 4
Programme Manager
UK

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 241 (30.66%) Finance
2 229 (29.13%) Programme Management
3 221 (28.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 207 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (21.12%) Project Management
6 111 (14.12%) PRINCE2
7 85 (10.81%) Banking
8 78 (9.92%) Programme Delivery
9 73 (9.29%) Migration
10 69 (8.78%) Security Cleared
11 64 (8.14%) Change Management
12 57 (7.25%) PMO
13 56 (7.12%) SAP
14 54 (6.87%) Risk Management
15 51 (6.49%) Retail
16 47 (5.98%) ERP
16 47 (5.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 45 (5.73%) SC Cleared
17 45 (5.73%) Scrum
18 44 (5.60%) Waterfall
19 42 (5.34%) Matrix Organization
20 38 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
21 37 (4.71%) Microsoft
22 36 (4.58%) Oracle
22 36 (4.58%) QA
23 35 (4.45%) Telecoms
23 35 (4.45%) Coaching
24 34 (4.33%) Target Operating Model
25 33 (4.20%) E-Commerce
26 32 (4.07%) ITIL

Programme Manager Skill Set
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 22 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.29%) Confluence
3 9 (1.15%) CMS
4 4 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.25%) ArchestrA
6 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.13%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.13%) Appian
7 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.13%) Documentum
7 1 (0.13%) FileNet
7 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.13%) OnBase
Applications
1 19 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.38%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.25%) Maximo
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.69%) Office 365
2 21 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.27%) SaaS
4 9 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.02%) Yammer
6 7 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.51%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.51%) PaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Apple Pay
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.13%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.89%) Internet
2 6 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.51%) Intranet
3 4 (0.51%) Skype
3 4 (0.51%) SMS
4 3 (0.38%) WAN
5 2 (0.25%) Broadband
5 2 (0.25%) Wireless
6 1 (0.13%) DWDM
6 1 (0.13%) LAN
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) VoIP
6 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.15%) Power BI
2 5 (0.64%) Big Data
2 5 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.38%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.25%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) HBase
5 1 (0.13%) Impala
5 1 (0.13%) Mahout
5 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.13%) Parquet
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.82%) JIRA
2 8 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
3 6 (0.76%) Selenium
4 5 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.51%) GitLab
5 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) Grunt
7 1 (0.13%) gulp
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) Mocha
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.13%) TestRail
7 1 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 241 (30.66%) Finance
2 85 (10.81%) Banking
3 51 (6.49%) Retail
4 35 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.29%) Legal
6 18 (2.29%) Marketing
6 18 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 16 (2.04%) Law
8 15 (1.91%) Back Office
9 11 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.89%) Advertising
11 7 (0.89%) Local Government
12 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 4 (0.51%) Front Office
13 3 (0.38%) Games
13 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.38%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (0.51%) REST
2 4 (0.51%) Velocity
2 4 (0.51%) Web Services
3 3 (0.38%) Gherkin
3 3 (0.38%) JSP
4 2 (0.25%) .NET
4 2 (0.25%) CSS
4 2 (0.25%) React Native
4 2 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Avro
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.13%) EDI
5 1 (0.13%) Kafka
5 1 (0.13%) Middleware
5 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.69%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (1.78%) PMI
4 13 (1.65%) NHS
5 12 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.40%) FMCG
6 11 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.27%) User Experience
8 8 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.51%) Fintech
12 4 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.51%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.38%) EPoS
13 3 (0.38%) Life Science
13 3 (0.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.40%) Windows
2 8 (1.02%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.64%) Linux
4 4 (0.51%) Android
4 4 (0.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.51%) CentOS
5 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.13%) AIX
6 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (29.13%) Programme Management
2 221 (28.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 207 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (21.12%) Project Management
5 111 (14.12%) PRINCE2
6 78 (9.92%) Programme Delivery
7 73 (9.29%) Migration
8 64 (8.14%) Change Management
9 54 (6.87%) Risk Management
10 47 (5.98%) ERP
10 47 (5.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 45 (5.73%) Scrum
12 44 (5.60%) Waterfall
13 42 (5.34%) Matrix Organization
14 38 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (4.45%) Coaching
16 34 (4.33%) Target Operating Model
17 33 (4.20%) E-Commerce
18 32 (4.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 32 (4.07%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.54%) C
2 5 (0.64%) Java
3 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.25%) Python
5 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.13%) C#
5 1 (0.13%) Java 8
5 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.94%) PMP
4 26 (3.31%) PMI Certification
5 19 (2.42%) Degree
6 12 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.64%) ISEB
11 4 (0.51%) SAFe Agilist
12 3 (0.38%) APMG
12 3 (0.38%) MBA
12 3 (0.38%) PgMP
13 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.25%) PMO
2 36 (4.58%) QA
3 7 (0.89%) PSD2
4 6 (0.76%) GDPR
5 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.51%) SLA
6 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.25%) IFRS
7 2 (0.25%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.64%) Docker
3 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.51%) Ansible
1 4 (0.51%) Puppet
1 4 (0.51%) Terraform
2 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 56 (7.12%) SAP
2 37 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.58%) Oracle
4 13 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.40%) CheckPoint
6 6 (0.76%) VMware
7 5 (0.64%) HP
7 5 (0.64%) IBM
7 5 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.64%) Workday
8 4 (0.51%) Black Duck
8 4 (0.51%) Google
9 3 (0.38%) Cisco
9 3 (0.38%) Citrix
9 3 (0.38%) OutSystems
9 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.38%) Remedy
9 3 (0.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.25%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.25%) PayPal