Period
to 12 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

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
England > London
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 242 216 276
Rank change year-on-year -26 +60 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 269 211 374
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.16% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.24% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 154 253
10th Percentile £425 £470 £478
25th Percentile £547 £527 £569
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £630 £675
Median % change year-on-year +3.17% -6.67% +3.85%
75th Percentile £766 £738 £800
90th Percentile £844 £821 £923
England median daily rate £621 £600 £650
% change year-on-year +3.54% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £41.96 £99.00
Median % change year-on-year - -57.61% -
England median hourly rate £44.29 £38.50 £65.28
% change year-on-year +15.04% -41.02% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 23,705 17,064 37,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.83% 93.51% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,055 12,364 27,325
10th Percentile £350 £313 £315
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £631 £613 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 214 447
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.75 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.03 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £27.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.67% +31.71% +2.50%
75th Percentile £54.38 £47.69 £37.09
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.40 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.74% +6.83%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in London

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Programme Manager in London.

Daily rate trend for Programme Manager in London

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Programme Manager in London over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in London

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Programme Manager in London.

Hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in London

Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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
Central London +1 38 £650 +9.70% 3
West London -2 3 £575 -32.35%
South London - 3 £550 -
East London +2 1 £1,000 +99.00% 2
Programme Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 London region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 126 (46.84%) Finance
2 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (31.97%) Programme Management
4 77 (28.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (23.79%) Social Skills
6 46 (17.10%) Project Management
7 40 (14.87%) Migration
8 35 (13.01%) Banking
9 28 (10.41%) Change Management
10 26 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (8.18%) Project Delivery
11 22 (8.18%) Programme Delivery
11 22 (8.18%) Azure
12 20 (7.43%) Public Sector
13 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
13 19 (7.06%) Scrum
14 18 (6.69%) Risk Management
14 18 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (6.32%) Analytics
15 17 (6.32%) PMO
15 17 (6.32%) Cost Management
15 17 (6.32%) Retail
16 16 (5.95%) Telecoms
16 16 (5.95%) SAP
16 16 (5.95%) SDLC
17 15 (5.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 15 (5.58%) PRINCE2
17 15 (5.58%) Data Migration
18 14 (5.20%) Oracle
18 14 (5.20%) Requirements Gathering

Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (2.23%) Confluence
2 3 (1.12%) CMS
2 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Appian
4 1 (0.37%) Documentum
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) OneSumX
2 7 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.74%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.74%) Magento
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.37%) HFM
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.37%) Primavera
6 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.18%) Azure
2 7 (2.60%) AWS
2 7 (2.60%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.49%) GCP
4 4 (1.49%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.12%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.74%) IaaS
6 2 (0.74%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Asana
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (0.37%) Broadband
3 1 (0.37%) DMARC
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.86%) Big Data
1 5 (1.86%) Data Lake
2 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.12%) Power BI
4 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.74%) Impala
4 2 (0.74%) Tableau
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.46%) JIRA
2 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 126 (46.84%) Finance
2 64 (23.79%) Social Skills
3 35 (13.01%) Banking
4 20 (7.43%) Public Sector
5 18 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.32%) Retail
7 16 (5.95%) Telecoms
8 12 (4.46%) Marketing
8 12 (4.46%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (4.09%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (3.35%) Manufacturing
10 9 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (2.97%) Front Office
12 6 (2.23%) Aerospace
12 6 (2.23%) Legal
13 5 (1.86%) Investment Banking
14 4 (1.49%) Law
14 4 (1.49%) Local Government
15 3 (1.12%) Advertising
16 2 (0.74%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.49%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.37%) .NET
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.35%) Data Centre
1 9 (3.35%) NHS
2 7 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (1.49%) Equities
3 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
3 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.12%) FMCG
4 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.74%) Derivative
5 2 (0.74%) EPoS
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.37%) PMI
6 1 (0.37%) Shadow IT
6 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.37%) Linux
1 1 (0.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (31.97%) Programme Management
3 77 (28.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (17.10%) Project Management
5 40 (14.87%) Migration
6 28 (10.41%) Change Management
7 26 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (8.18%) Programme Delivery
8 22 (8.18%) Project Delivery
9 19 (7.06%) Scrum
9 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
10 18 (6.69%) Risk Management
11 17 (6.32%) Analytics
11 17 (6.32%) Cost Management
12 16 (5.95%) SDLC
13 15 (5.58%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 15 (5.58%) PRINCE2
14 14 (5.20%) Requirements Gathering
14 14 (5.20%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.86%) SQL
2 2 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.37%) C#
3 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (4.09%) SC Cleared
1 11 (4.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.86%) CISSP
2 5 (1.86%) Degree
3 3 (1.12%) ISEB
3 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.12%) PMP
4 2 (0.74%) CISM
4 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.37%) MBA
5 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.32%) PMO
2 9 (3.35%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.37%) EMIR
4 1 (0.37%) NIST
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Ansible
1 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (5.95%) SAP
2 14 (5.20%) Oracle
3 8 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.49%) Workday
6 3 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.12%) Ariba
6 3 (1.12%) CyberArk
6 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.74%) BeyondTrust
7 2 (0.74%) Cerner
7 2 (0.74%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.74%) Google
7 2 (0.74%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.74%) hybris
7 2 (0.74%) Okta
7 2 (0.74%) Yardi
8 1 (0.37%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.37%) Kenexa
8 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow