Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £603 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 246 212
Rank change year-on-year -64 -34 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 789 966 1,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.06% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.12% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 621 900
England median daily rate £603 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £417
90th Percentile £825 £825 £813
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.07 £77.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.57% -42.77% +35.09%
10th Percentile £31.00 £33.73 £56.80
90th Percentile £73.00 £52.32 £95.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.07 £55.00
% change year-on-year -20.57% -19.88% -3.51%

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 89,253 86,526 92,988
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.86% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,403 57,308 61,254
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,841 2,570 2,965
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.78%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -53 421 £650 - 29
South East -13 146 £575 +2.22% 4
North of England -15 87 £550 -6.38% 7
East of England -6 49 £600 - 3
South West -23 45 £525 +12.90% 5
North West -5 42 £600 +2.13% 4
Midlands -57 41 £563 -2.17% 6
Yorkshire -14 35 £525 -12.50% 3
West Midlands -53 30 £525 -4.55% 5
North East +7 10 £563 +27.84%
East Midlands -13 8 £575 -4.17% 1
Programme Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 267 (33.84%) Finance
2 225 (28.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 219 (27.76%) Programme Management
4 202 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (22.69%) Project Management
6 126 (15.97%) PRINCE2
7 98 (12.42%) Migration
8 77 (9.76%) Security Cleared
9 73 (9.25%) Programme Delivery
10 66 (8.37%) Banking
11 61 (7.73%) Waterfall
12 58 (7.35%) SC Cleared
13 57 (7.22%) Retail
14 55 (6.97%) Change Management
14 55 (6.97%) Data Centre
15 46 (5.83%) SAP
16 42 (5.32%) PMO
17 39 (4.94%) ITIL
17 39 (4.94%) ERP
18 37 (4.69%) Risk Management
19 35 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 34 (4.31%) Microsoft
20 34 (4.31%) Decision-Making
21 33 (4.18%) Problem-Solving
22 32 (4.06%) PMP
22 32 (4.06%) PMI Certification
22 32 (4.06%) Oracle
23 31 (3.93%) Coaching
23 31 (3.93%) Matrix Organization
24 30 (3.80%) E-Commerce

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 13 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.52%) Confluence
3 10 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.89%) CMS
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
1 28 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.30%) Office 365
3 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.14%) PaaS
3 9 (1.14%) SaaS
4 6 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.38%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.25%) Apple Pay
7 2 (0.25%) IaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Trello
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.13%) Veeva
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.52%) Internet
1 12 (1.52%) LAN
1 12 (1.52%) Skype
1 12 (1.52%) WAN
2 8 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (0.76%) SMS
4 4 (0.51%) Firewall
5 3 (0.38%) Intranet
6 2 (0.25%) Broadband
6 2 (0.25%) Network Security
6 2 (0.25%) VoIP
6 2 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.63%) Data Lake
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.38%) Big Data
3 3 (0.38%) Blockchain
3 3 (0.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.38%) MySQL
3 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.38%) Power BI
4 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) MS Access
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.17%) JIRA
2 8 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.89%) Cucumber
3 7 (0.89%) GitLab
3 7 (0.89%) Selenium
4 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
4 5 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.51%) JUnit
5 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.25%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.25%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.13%) Calabash
7 1 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.13%) JMeter
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 267 (33.84%) Finance
2 66 (8.37%) Banking
3 57 (7.22%) Retail
4 26 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.66%) Law
6 20 (2.53%) Back Office
7 19 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.28%) Legal
9 15 (1.90%) Marketing
9 15 (1.90%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.77%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.27%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.63%) Advertising
13 5 (0.63%) Automotive
13 5 (0.63%) Local Government
14 4 (0.51%) Front Office
14 4 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.51%) Military
15 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (0.76%) Middleware
3 5 (0.63%) Gherkin
3 5 (0.63%) Web Services
4 3 (0.38%) Node.js
4 3 (0.38%) REST
4 3 (0.38%) Velocity
5 1 (0.13%) .NET
5 1 (0.13%) CSS
5 1 (0.13%) EDI
5 1 (0.13%) JDBC
5 1 (0.13%) ODBC
5 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.97%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.53%) Virtual Team
4 13 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.27%) NHS
5 10 (1.27%) User Experience
6 9 (1.14%) PMI
7 8 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (0.76%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.76%) EPoS
9 5 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.63%) FMCG
9 5 (0.63%) Life Science
9 5 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.51%) Robotics
11 3 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.38%) Derivative
11 3 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.38%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.28%) Windows
2 11 (1.39%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.76%) Linux
4 5 (0.63%) CentOS
5 3 (0.38%) Solaris
5 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (28.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 219 (27.76%) Programme Management
3 202 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (22.69%) Project Management
5 126 (15.97%) PRINCE2
6 98 (12.42%) Migration
7 73 (9.25%) Programme Delivery
8 61 (7.73%) Waterfall
9 55 (6.97%) Change Management
10 39 (4.94%) ERP
10 39 (4.94%) ITIL
11 37 (4.69%) Risk Management
12 35 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 34 (4.31%) Decision-Making
14 33 (4.18%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (3.93%) Coaching
15 31 (3.93%) Matrix Organization
16 30 (3.80%) E-Commerce
16 30 (3.80%) Supplier Management
17 26 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.41%) C
2 10 (1.27%) Java
3 7 (0.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.51%) SQL
5 2 (0.25%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.13%) Java 8
6 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) R
6 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 77 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.06%) PMI Certification
3 32 (4.06%) PMP
4 29 (3.68%) Degree
5 15 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.76%) PgMP
10 5 (0.63%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.51%) APMP
11 4 (0.51%) ISEB
11 4 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.25%) APMG
12 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.25%) MBA
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.32%) PMO
2 26 (3.30%) QA
3 13 (1.65%) GDPR
4 6 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.51%) IFRS
5 4 (0.51%) P3O
6 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.25%) Basel III
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) PSD2
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.89%) Docker
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.63%) Ansible
1 5 (0.63%) Puppet
1 5 (0.63%) Terraform
2 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (5.83%) SAP
2 34 (4.31%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.06%) Oracle
4 17 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.14%) Cisco
6 7 (0.89%) Workday
7 6 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.63%) Black Duck
8 5 (0.63%) Google
8 5 (0.63%) IBM
8 5 (0.63%) Mercator
9 4 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.51%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.51%) VMware
10 3 (0.38%) Avaya
10 3 (0.38%) Citrix
10 3 (0.38%) PayPal
11 2 (0.25%) Ariba
11 2 (0.25%) Informatica
11 2 (0.25%) OutSystems