The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Programme Manager
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 183 200
Rank change year-on-year -21 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 545 682 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.38% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.45% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 500 402
Median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £797 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £548
% change year-on-year - +0.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.02 £77.00 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.92% +35.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £58.60 £55.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £95.40 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.02 £54.50 £57.00
% change year-on-year -32.07% -4.38%  

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26673 31019 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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 -10 293 £675 +5.88% 23
South East +31 93 £563 +2.27% 10
South West -22 36 £455 -15.74% 3
East of England +12 33 £550 -6.38% 1
West Midlands +13 27 £575 +9.52% 3
North West -11 25 £538 -2.27% 4
Yorkshire +11 19 £575 +4.54% 2
East Midlands -29 13 £600 -
Midlands +11 2 - - 3
North East +67 1 £600 +64.38%
Programme Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 323 (32.56%) Finance
2 266 (26.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 265 (26.71%) Programme Management
4 231 (23.29%) Project Management
5 229 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (18.95%) PRINCE2
7 138 (13.91%) Banking
8 97 (9.78%) Security Cleared
9 96 (9.68%) Change Management
10 84 (8.47%) PMO
11 81 (8.17%) Retail
11 81 (8.17%) Programme Delivery
12 75 (7.56%) Migration
13 66 (6.65%) Risk Management
13 66 (6.65%) SAP
14 63 (6.35%) Telecoms
14 63 (6.35%) SC Cleared
15 62 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 56 (5.65%) Change Control
17 55 (5.54%) ERP
18 53 (5.34%) Degree
18 53 (5.34%) Data Centre
19 51 (5.14%) GDPR
19 51 (5.14%) Marketing
19 51 (5.14%) PMI Certification
20 49 (4.94%) Office 365
21 48 (4.84%) Microsoft
21 48 (4.84%) Oracle
22 43 (4.33%) ITIL
22 43 (4.33%) Service Management

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 20 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.01%) Confluence
4 6 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.50%) Documentum
6 3 (0.30%) CMS
6 3 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 30 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.50%) Maximo
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.10%) Magento
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
10 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.94%) Office 365
2 27 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
3 17 (1.71%) IaaS
3 17 (1.71%) PaaS
4 9 (0.91%) SaaS
4 9 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.41%) WAN
2 13 (1.31%) Skype
2 13 (1.31%) Unified Communications
3 10 (1.01%) LAN
4 6 (0.60%) MVNO
4 6 (0.60%) Wireless
5 5 (0.50%) Intranet
6 3 (0.30%) Network Security
6 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.20%) Firewall
7 2 (0.20%) Internet
7 2 (0.20%) ISDN
7 2 (0.20%) Telepresence
8 1 (0.10%) 3G
8 1 (0.10%) 4G
8 1 (0.10%) Broadband
8 1 (0.10%) LTE
8 1 (0.10%) PPP
8 1 (0.10%) SAN
8 1 (0.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.01%) Big Data
2 8 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 7 (0.71%) SAP HANA
4 5 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.40%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.30%) Power BI
6 3 (0.30%) QlikView
6 3 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.10%) HBase
8 1 (0.10%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.10%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (1.71%) JIRA
2 4 (0.40%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.30%) Selenium
3 3 (0.30%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.20%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.10%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.10%) JBehave
5 1 (0.10%) JUnit
5 1 (0.10%) Maven
5 1 (0.10%) Mockito
5 1 (0.10%) Moq
5 1 (0.10%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 323 (32.56%) Finance
2 138 (13.91%) Banking
3 81 (8.17%) Retail
4 63 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 51 (5.14%) Marketing
6 43 (4.33%) Legal
7 39 (3.93%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.32%) Local Government
9 21 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.71%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.51%) Advertising
12 14 (1.41%) Electronics
12 14 (1.41%) Law
13 12 (1.21%) Financial Institution
14 11 (1.11%) Military
15 8 (0.81%) Back Office
15 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.50%) Games
17 4 (0.40%) Automotive
18 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.50%) .NET
3 3 (0.30%) JFC
3 3 (0.30%) Middleware
3 3 (0.30%) XMPP
4 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.20%) CSS
4 2 (0.20%) HTML
4 2 (0.20%) REST
4 2 (0.20%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.10%) D3.js
5 1 (0.10%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.10%) JSON
5 1 (0.10%) Kafka
5 1 (0.10%) RESTful
5 1 (0.10%) Spring
5 1 (0.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.34%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.43%) PMI
3 31 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.72%) NHS
5 19 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.31%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.01%) FMCG
9 10 (1.01%) User Experience
10 8 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.50%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.50%) EPoS
13 5 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.40%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.02%) Windows
2 23 (2.32%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.40%) Android
4 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (26.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 265 (26.71%) Programme Management
3 231 (23.29%) Project Management
4 229 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (18.95%) PRINCE2
6 96 (9.68%) Change Management
7 81 (8.17%) Programme Delivery
8 75 (7.56%) Migration
9 66 (6.65%) Risk Management
10 62 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 56 (5.65%) Change Control
12 55 (5.54%) ERP
13 43 (4.33%) ITIL
13 43 (4.33%) Service Management
13 43 (4.33%) Waterfall
14 40 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (3.83%) Test Strategy
16 37 (3.73%) Data Protection
17 36 (3.63%) CRM
18 34 (3.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.21%) C
1 12 (1.21%) Java
1 12 (1.21%) SQL
2 10 (1.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.40%) C#
4 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 97 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.34%) Degree
4 51 (5.14%) PMI Certification
5 32 (3.23%) PMP
6 31 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 30 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.31%) ISEB
10 12 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.81%) PgMP
13 7 (0.71%) APMP
14 6 (0.60%) MBA
15 5 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.40%) CFA
16 4 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
16 4 (0.40%) CITP
16 4 (0.40%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.47%) PMO
2 51 (5.14%) GDPR
3 28 (2.82%) QA
4 16 (1.61%) MiFID
5 11 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.40%) GAAP
7 4 (0.40%) IFRS
7 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.40%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.30%) EMIR
8 3 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.20%) SLA
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.10%) GxP
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.10%) HDFS
3 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.10%) Ansible
4 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (6.65%) SAP
2 48 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.84%) Oracle
3 14 (1.41%) HP
3 14 (1.41%) IBM
4 12 (1.21%) Remedy
5 11 (1.11%) Cisco
6 10 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (0.91%) Adobe
8 8 (0.81%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.71%) Guidewire
9 7 (0.71%) Workday
10 6 (0.60%) Motorola
10 6 (0.60%) Siebel
11 5 (0.50%) ATG
11 5 (0.50%) ComArch
11 5 (0.50%) Fujitsu
11 5 (0.50%) Gemalto
11 5 (0.50%) OpenText
12 4 (0.40%) Atlassian
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