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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Management (Program Management)
England / North West
Rank 83 76 44
Rank change year-on-year -7 -32  
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 47 86 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 2.25% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.73% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 66
Median daily rate £438 £406 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £680 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Median hourly rate £44.00 £46.40 £69.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -32.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.42 £37.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.62 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £47.33 £51.57
% change year-on-year -8.09% -8.22%  

Programme Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Programme Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Manchester -12 24 £500 +25.00% 15
Lancashire +17 10 £448 -8.54%
Cheshire +21 4 - -
Cumbria +2 4 - -
Merseyside +2 4 £410 +9.33%
Programme Management
England

Programme Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 65 (65.66%) Finance
2 42 (42.42%) Manufacturing
3 33 (33.33%) SAP
4 31 (31.31%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (31.31%) Telecoms
5 28 (28.28%) Marketing
6 26 (26.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 26 (26.26%) Digital Marketing
6 26 (26.26%) Electronics
7 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (21.21%) Project Management
9 15 (15.15%) Java
9 15 (15.15%) PRINCE2
10 12 (12.12%) C
10 12 (12.12%) Google
10 12 (12.12%) Hadoop
10 12 (12.12%) Open Source
10 12 (12.12%) Apache Spark
11 11 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (11.11%) Banking
11 11 (11.11%) Python
12 10 (10.10%) Big Data
12 10 (10.10%) PMO
13 9 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (9.09%) Migration
13 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 9 (9.09%) Microsoft

Programme Management
Top Related 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 12 (12.12%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.03%) MS Project
4 2 (2.02%) MS Office
4 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (26.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.05%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.01%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.01%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (1.01%) SAN
1 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.10%) Big Data
3 4 (4.04%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.02%) HDInsight
5 2 (2.02%) Spark SQL
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) Impala
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.01%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.02%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) Toad
3 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (65.66%) Finance
2 42 (42.42%) Manufacturing
3 31 (31.31%) Telecoms
4 28 (28.28%) Marketing
5 26 (26.26%) Electronics
6 11 (11.11%) Banking
7 4 (4.04%) Aerospace
7 4 (4.04%) Avionics
7 4 (4.04%) Retail
8 3 (3.03%) Military
9 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (15.15%) Programme Manager
2 12 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.10%) Consultant
4 8 (8.08%) Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Data Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Developer
6 6 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Transformation Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Transformation Programme Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Big Data Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Hadoop Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.04%) IT Programme Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Data Centre Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Programme Director
9 3 (3.03%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) .NET
1 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.02%) Spark Streaming
1 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.01%) CSS
2 1 (1.01%) HTML
2 1 (1.01%) Middleware
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.01%) Qt
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
1 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) NHS
3 3 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.02%) PACS
4 2 (2.02%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.01%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) SCORM
5 1 (1.01%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) AIX
3 2 (2.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Solaris
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (26.26%) Digital Marketing
3 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (21.21%) Project Management
5 15 (15.15%) PRINCE2
6 12 (12.12%) Open Source
7 11 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (9.09%) Migration
9 8 (8.08%) Business Transformation
9 8 (8.08%) Programme Governance
10 7 (7.07%) Service Management
11 6 (6.06%) BDD
11 6 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.06%) Scrum
11 6 (6.06%) SDLC
11 6 (6.06%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.05%) DevOps
12 5 (5.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) Java
2 12 (12.12%) C
3 11 (11.11%) Python
4 8 (8.08%) SQL
5 3 (3.03%) Ada
5 3 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (2.02%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) C++
6 2 (2.02%) F#
6 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.02%) PMP
5 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) APMP
6 1 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.01%) CISM
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) HND
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) PMO
2 5 (5.05%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) GMP
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) MiFID
3 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) Veritas File System
2 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (33.33%) SAP
2 12 (12.12%) Google
3 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.02%) Capita
5 2 (2.02%) EMC
5 2 (2.02%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.02%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.02%) VMware
5 2 (2.02%) Workday
6 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe
6 1 (1.01%) Brocade
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco
6 1 (1.01%) Citrix
6 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.01%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.01%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Snow
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