Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 219 206
Rank change year-on-year -83 -13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 791 1,059 1,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.21% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.27% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 688 967
England median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +1.69%
10th Percentile £453 £425 £406
90th Percentile £813 £825 £800
UK median daily rate £600 £613 £583
% change year-on-year -2.04% +5.15% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £77.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -41.56% +35.09%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18% -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 89,662 83,065 96,769
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,304 54,178 63,734
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,891 2,681 2,889
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.29% -4.10% +11.43%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -91 400 £650 - 23
South East -67 138 £605 +10.00% 15
North of England -26 91 £525 -8.70% 7
Midlands -27 77 £538 -6.52% 6
West Midlands -39 53 £500 -13.04% 3
North West -19 46 £558 -8.90% 4
East of England -10 43 £630 +14.55% 6
South West -20 42 £520 +4.00% 2
Yorkshire -21 41 £523 -9.13% 3
East Midlands -2 19 £581 -3.13% 3
North East -3 5 £550 -8.33%
Programme Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 272 (34.39%) Finance
2 229 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 228 (28.82%) Programme Management
4 195 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (21.37%) Project Management
6 103 (13.02%) PRINCE2
7 84 (10.62%) Migration
8 68 (8.60%) Programme Delivery
9 66 (8.34%) Banking
9 66 (8.34%) Retail
10 64 (8.09%) Change Management
10 64 (8.09%) Waterfall
11 63 (7.96%) Security Cleared
12 52 (6.57%) SC Cleared
13 49 (6.19%) SAP
14 43 (5.44%) GDPR
15 40 (5.06%) ERP
16 39 (4.93%) Microsoft
16 39 (4.93%) Decision-Making
17 38 (4.80%) Data Centre
18 35 (4.42%) ITIL
19 34 (4.30%) Degree
19 34 (4.30%) Oracle
20 32 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 32 (4.05%) PMO
21 31 (3.92%) Risk Management
22 30 (3.79%) Telecoms
22 30 (3.79%) CRM
22 30 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
23 29 (3.67%) Programme Governance

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 9 (1.14%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.01%) Confluence
3 7 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.38%) CMS
5 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.38%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.16%) Office 365
2 24 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.64%) SaaS
5 12 (1.52%) PaaS
6 6 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.63%) IaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.25%) Trello
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.13%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.13%) Veeva
10 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.90%) LAN
2 14 (1.77%) WAN
3 12 (1.52%) Skype
4 10 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (1.01%) Internet
6 6 (0.76%) SMS
7 4 (0.51%) Firewall
7 4 (0.51%) Intranet
8 2 (0.25%) Broadband
9 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.13%) SAN
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.01%) Big Data
3 4 (0.51%) Data Lake
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.38%) MySQL
4 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.25%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.25%) Power BI
6 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) MS Access
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (2.40%) JIRA
2 7 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
4 4 (0.51%) JUnit
5 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.38%) GitLab
5 3 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.13%) Calabash
7 1 (0.13%) JMeter
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.13%) TestRail
7 1 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 272 (34.39%) Finance
2 66 (8.34%) Banking
2 66 (8.34%) Retail
3 30 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.77%) Legal
6 14 (1.77%) Marketing
7 12 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.39%) Back Office
8 11 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.39%) Law
9 9 (1.14%) Military
10 8 (1.01%) Advertising
10 8 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.88%) Automotive
12 5 (0.63%) Local Government
13 4 (0.51%) Front Office
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
14 3 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.88%) Web Services
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (0.76%) Velocity
3 5 (0.63%) Middleware
4 3 (0.38%) EDI
4 3 (0.38%) Node.js
4 3 (0.38%) REST
5 2 (0.25%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.25%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.13%) CGI
6 1 (0.13%) CSS
6 1 (0.13%) JDBC
6 1 (0.13%) ODBC
6 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.80%) Data Centre
2 23 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.78%) Virtual Team
4 12 (1.52%) FMCG
4 12 (1.52%) NHS
4 12 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.14%) PMI
6 8 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.76%) EPoS
8 6 (0.76%) User Experience
9 5 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.63%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.51%) Robotics
11 3 (0.38%) Fintech
11 3 (0.38%) Life Science
11 3 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.38%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.25%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.15%) Windows
2 10 (1.26%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.38%) Solaris
3 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.13%) CentOS
4 1 (0.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 228 (28.82%) Programme Management
3 195 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
4 169 (21.37%) Project Management
5 103 (13.02%) PRINCE2
6 84 (10.62%) Migration
7 68 (8.60%) Programme Delivery
8 64 (8.09%) Change Management
8 64 (8.09%) Waterfall
9 40 (5.06%) ERP
10 39 (4.93%) Decision-Making
11 35 (4.42%) ITIL
12 32 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 31 (3.92%) Risk Management
14 30 (3.79%) CRM
14 30 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (3.67%) Programme Governance
16 28 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
16 28 (3.54%) DevOps
17 26 (3.29%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.40%) C
2 7 (0.88%) Java
3 6 (0.76%) SQL
4 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) R
6 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 52 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.30%) Degree
4 28 (3.54%) PMI Certification
5 27 (3.41%) PMP
6 25 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.01%) PgMP
9 7 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.76%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.76%) ISEB
11 5 (0.63%) APMP
11 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.25%) MBA
13 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.13%) CISSP
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.44%) GDPR
2 32 (4.05%) PMO
3 29 (3.67%) QA
4 11 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.51%) IFRS
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.51%) MiFID
7 3 (0.38%) COBIT
7 3 (0.38%) SEPA
8 2 (0.25%) Basel III
8 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.25%) P3O
8 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.25%) SCCM
3 1 (0.13%) Ansible
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (6.19%) SAP
2 39 (4.93%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.30%) Oracle
4 16 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.26%) Capita
6 8 (1.01%) Informatica
7 7 (0.88%) Cisco
7 7 (0.88%) Workday
8 6 (0.76%) IBM
9 4 (0.51%) Progress
9 4 (0.51%) Siebel
10 3 (0.38%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.38%) Mercator
10 3 (0.38%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.38%) Temenos
11 2 (0.25%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.25%) Google
11 2 (0.25%) hybris
11 2 (0.25%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.25%) Splunk