Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 103 98
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5 -9
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 122 115 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 1.94% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.30% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 72 88
North West median daily rate £550 £475 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +10.79% -9.74%
10th Percentile £363 £314 £222
90th Percentile £679 £624 £682
England median daily rate £506 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 11
North West median hourly rate £50.25 £44.48 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +3.43% -31.75%
10th Percentile £32.54 £16.00 £26.00
90th Percentile £67.97 £54.25 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.70 £43.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -0.70% -3.37% -11.00%

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 4,489 4,994 6,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.42% 84.30% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,903 3,238 4,057
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £261 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 168 278
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.50 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% -8.79% +48.19%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 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
Manchester +16 63 £550 +15.79% 18
Lancashire +17 23 £569 +27.09% 7
Cheshire -10 20 £513 +5.13% 4
Cumbria -1 8 - -
Merseyside +9 3 £465 -6.06%
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 82 (67.21%) Finance
2 39 (31.97%) Manufacturing
2 39 (31.97%) Project Management
3 31 (25.41%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (24.59%) SAP
4 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (23.77%) Telecoms
5 29 (23.77%) Marketing
6 28 (22.95%) Digital Marketing
6 28 (22.95%) Electronics
7 27 (22.13%) ITIL
8 25 (20.49%) PRINCE2
9 22 (18.03%) Big Data
10 20 (16.39%) Python
11 19 (15.57%) Scrum
11 19 (15.57%) Degree
11 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (13.93%) Service Management
13 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
14 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
14 16 (13.11%) Change Management
15 15 (12.30%) Apache Spark
16 14 (11.48%) Service Design
16 14 (11.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 14 (11.48%) Machine Learning
17 13 (10.66%) ITSM
17 13 (10.66%) Linux
17 13 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
18 12 (9.84%) Ansible

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 15 (12.30%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.03%) Big Data
2 9 (7.38%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.28%) OLAP
4 1 (0.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.82%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) JIRA
1 10 (8.20%) TeamCity
2 5 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.10%) GitLab
2 5 (4.10%) PyCharm
3 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.82%) Rational Statemate
General
1 82 (67.21%) Finance
2 39 (31.97%) Manufacturing
3 29 (23.77%) Marketing
3 29 (23.77%) Telecoms
4 28 (22.95%) Electronics
5 11 (9.02%) Back Office
6 8 (6.56%) Local Government
7 7 (5.74%) Banking
8 2 (1.64%) Retail
8 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.82%) Avionics
9 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.82%) Law
9 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Programme Manager
2 26 (21.31%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.38%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (7.38%) Senior Manager
4 8 (6.56%) Developer
4 8 (6.56%) Software Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) Support Manager
5 7 (5.74%) ITIL Manager
6 6 (4.92%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.92%) IT Manager
6 6 (4.92%) Transformation Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Scala Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Transformation Programme Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) Velocity
1 4 (3.28%) Web Services
2 3 (2.46%) PySpark
3 2 (1.64%) .NET
3 2 (1.64%) Akka
4 1 (0.82%) Ajax
4 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) User Experience
3 5 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.10%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.28%) PMI
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Life Science
6 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.64%) NHS
6 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Fintech
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Linux
2 7 (5.74%) Unix
3 5 (4.10%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) Project Management
2 31 (25.41%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (22.95%) Digital Marketing
5 27 (22.13%) ITIL
6 25 (20.49%) PRINCE2
7 19 (15.57%) Scrum
8 18 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (13.93%) Service Management
9 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
10 16 (13.11%) Change Management
10 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 14 (11.48%) Machine Learning
11 14 (11.48%) Service Design
12 13 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (10.66%) ITSM
13 12 (9.84%) DevOps
13 12 (9.84%) ERP
14 11 (9.02%) Risk Management
14 11 (9.02%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) Python
2 11 (9.02%) Java
3 4 (3.28%) C
3 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.28%) SQL
4 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.64%) C#
4 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.64%) R
5 1 (0.82%) Ada
5 1 (0.82%) C++
5 1 (0.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) Degree
2 14 (11.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) APMG
4 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.46%) PgMP
5 3 (2.46%) PMP
6 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.64%) ECDL
7 1 (0.82%) APMP
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.82%) MCSE
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) PMO
2 7 (5.74%) QA
3 4 (3.28%) GCP
4 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.82%) P3O
5 1 (0.82%) PSD2
5 1 (0.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Ansible
2 10 (8.20%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (24.59%) SAP
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.38%) Google
4 5 (4.10%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle
5 3 (2.46%) Cadence
6 2 (1.64%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.82%) Cognos
7 1 (0.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.82%) Planview
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com