Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Programme Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Programme Management over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Management (Program Management)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 113 142 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 2.08% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.48% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 98 104
North West median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £324 £298 £263
90th Percentile £690 £588 £725
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £37.88 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.41% +3.30% -41.80%
10th Percentile £43.46 £13.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £61.01 £70.86 £48.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -3.37% +12.66%

Programme Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Programme Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in the North West

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programme Management in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in the North West

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in the North West

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Management in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in the North West

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Management in the North West

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester +24 52 £550 +16.09% 14
Cheshire -2 25 £500 +5.26% 3
Lancashire +16 17 £475 +58.33% 1
Cumbria -4 9 - - 1
Merseyside -7 2 £443 -3.80% 1
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 78 (69.03%) Finance
2 40 (35.40%) Project Management
3 38 (33.63%) Manufacturing
4 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (24.78%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (23.89%) SAP
7 26 (23.01%) Telecoms
7 26 (23.01%) Marketing
8 25 (22.12%) Digital Marketing
8 25 (22.12%) Electronics
8 25 (22.12%) PRINCE2
9 23 (20.35%) Scrum
10 21 (18.58%) Java
10 21 (18.58%) Big Data
11 19 (16.81%) ITIL
11 19 (16.81%) Python
12 18 (15.93%) Degree
13 17 (15.04%) Open Source
14 16 (14.16%) TDD
14 16 (14.16%) Linux
14 16 (14.16%) Shell Script
14 16 (14.16%) Hadoop
14 16 (14.16%) BDD
14 16 (14.16%) Apache Spark
14 16 (14.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (13.27%) Docker
15 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
15 15 (13.27%) JIRA
15 15 (13.27%) TeamCity
16 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills

Programme Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (14.16%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) Big Data
2 16 (14.16%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.65%) OLAP
4 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
1 15 (13.27%) JIRA
1 15 (13.27%) TeamCity
2 13 (11.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 78 (69.03%) Finance
2 38 (33.63%) Manufacturing
3 26 (23.01%) Marketing
3 26 (23.01%) Telecoms
4 25 (22.12%) Electronics
5 12 (10.62%) Banking
6 11 (9.73%) Back Office
7 8 (7.08%) Local Government
8 3 (2.65%) Retail
9 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.88%) Avionics
9 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Legal
9 1 (0.88%) Military
9 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Programme Manager
2 20 (17.70%) Project Manager
3 17 (15.04%) Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Scala Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Architect
6 9 (7.96%) Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Apache Spark Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Hadoop Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Support Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Java Hadoop Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) ITIL Manager
9 6 (5.31%) Transformation Manager
9 6 (5.31%) Transformation Programme Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.42%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Akka
2 3 (2.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.77%) MSMQ
3 2 (1.77%) PySpark
3 2 (1.77%) Qt
3 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.88%) Ajax
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.88%) Velocity
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) User Experience
3 5 (4.42%) PMI
4 4 (3.54%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.77%) NHS
6 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Fintech
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) Windows
3 5 (4.42%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Project Management
2 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (24.78%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (22.12%) Digital Marketing
4 25 (22.12%) PRINCE2
5 23 (20.35%) Scrum
6 19 (16.81%) ITIL
7 17 (15.04%) Open Source
8 16 (14.16%) BDD
8 16 (14.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (14.16%) TDD
9 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
10 12 (10.62%) ERP
10 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
11 11 (9.73%) Change Management
11 11 (9.73%) ITSM
12 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
13 8 (7.08%) Service Management
14 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) Java
2 19 (16.81%) Python
3 16 (14.16%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.85%) Clojure
5 7 (6.19%) SQL
6 4 (3.54%) C
6 4 (3.54%) C++
7 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.77%) Go
8 2 (1.77%) R
9 1 (0.88%) C#
9 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Degree
2 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.65%) PgMP
5 3 (2.65%) PMP
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.77%) ECDL
6 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.88%) APMP
7 1 (0.88%) CCNA
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) IIBA
7 1 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) PMO
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) GCP
3 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.88%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) Ansible
2 2 (1.77%) Mesos
2 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) SAP
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) Google
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) Cadence
5 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.88%) Cognos
5 1 (0.88%) Curam
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) VMware