Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 123 104
Rank change year-on-year -13 -19 -8
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 85 84 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.50% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.83% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 91
North West median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £294
90th Percentile £688 £673 £613
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 10
North West median hourly rate £34.95 £49.61 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +30.97% +45.67%
10th Percentile £24.14 £43.51 £13.70
90th Percentile £70.49 £53.00 £70.86
England median hourly rate £39.00 £45.22 £39.37
% change year-on-year -13.75% +14.85% -7.80%

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 4,920 4,594 6,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.09% 82.23% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,083 2,862 3,861
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 194 190
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -26.51%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.73 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.71 £51.43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Cheshire -1 35 £444 -8.97% 3
Manchester -37 16 £500 +8.70% 8
Lancashire -14 12 £302 -17.26%
Cumbria -3 11 - - 1
Merseyside +17 10 £395 -31.30%
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 49 (57.65%) Finance
2 30 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 28 (32.94%) Project Management
4 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.35%) Electronics
5 19 (22.35%) Marketing
6 18 (21.18%) Telecoms
6 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (21.18%) SAP
6 18 (21.18%) Digital Marketing
7 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
9 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.47%) PMO
11 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.94%) Change Control
12 11 (12.94%) Decision-Making
13 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
13 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.76%) Scrum
14 9 (10.59%) Data Analysis
14 9 (10.59%) Java
15 8 (9.41%) OOP
15 8 (9.41%) OO
15 8 (9.41%) JMeter
15 8 (9.41%) RESTful
15 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
15 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.18%) Finacle
1 1 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) SMS
2 1 (1.18%) DMARC
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) RS-422
2 1 (1.18%) Skype
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (1.18%) Big Data
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) JMeter
1 8 (9.41%) Selenium
1 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) LabVIEW
General
1 49 (57.65%) Finance
2 30 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 19 (22.35%) Electronics
3 19 (22.35%) Marketing
4 18 (21.18%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.53%) Law
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.18%) Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Local Government
7 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Programme Manager
2 11 (12.94%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Tester
5 6 (7.06%) Automation Tester
5 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Project Officer
6 5 (5.88%) Support Officer
7 4 (4.71%) Change Manager
7 4 (4.71%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) PMO Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (4.71%) Release Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Project Officer
7 4 (4.71%) Transformation Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Business Change Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Change Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) RESTful
1 8 (9.41%) Taurus
2 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.18%) CSS
2 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) Lucene
2 1 (1.18%) React
2 1 (1.18%) Velocity
2 1 (1.18%) WCF
2 1 (1.18%) WinForms
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) CESG
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.18%) BYOD
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Android
1 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.18%) Kali Linux
1 1 (1.18%) Linux
1 1 (1.18%) Windows
1 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Project Management
2 25 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (21.18%) Digital Marketing
3 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.94%) Change Control
5 11 (12.94%) Decision-Making
6 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 10 (11.76%) Scrum
6 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.59%) Data Analysis
8 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.41%) OO
8 8 (9.41%) OOP
8 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (8.24%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (8.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) Java
2 2 (2.35%) C#
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.18%) Go
3 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.18%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.18%) APMG
5 1 (1.18%) APMP
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) CBAP
5 1 (1.18%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) IIBA
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) PMO
2 4 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.53%) SLA
4 2 (2.35%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.35%) RMADS
5 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.18%) GDPR
5 1 (1.18%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.18%) P3O
5 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.18%) QA
5 1 (1.18%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) SAP
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Pega