Period
to 15 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 131 84
Rank change year-on-year -5 -47 -16
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 87 78 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 1.36% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.65% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 114
North West median daily rate £494 £460 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +6.36% +5.49%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £288
90th Percentile £646 £694 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 9
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £47.39 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.87% +13.51% -12.49%
10th Percentile £23.73 £42.70 £24.40
90th Percentile £69.59 £54.20 £52.14
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +10.03%

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 5,171 4,731 6,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.47% 82.55% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,274 2,899 3,907
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 202 195
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -1.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.42 £54.64
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -14 34 £538 +16.85% 11
Cheshire -1 24 £494 +19.70% 1
Lancashire -10 15 £394 +8.66% 3
Merseyside +21 7 £500 -13.04%
Cumbria -8 5 £550 - 3
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 52 (59.77%) Finance
2 30 (34.48%) Manufacturing
3 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Project Management
4 22 (25.29%) Marketing
5 21 (24.14%) Electronics
5 21 (24.14%) SAP
5 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (22.99%) Telecoms
6 20 (22.99%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (17.24%) SDLC
9 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
10 13 (14.94%) Python
11 11 (12.64%) Business Analysis
11 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
11 11 (12.64%) Go
11 11 (12.64%) Decision-Making
12 10 (11.49%) User Experience
12 10 (11.49%) Machine Learning
12 10 (11.49%) Big Data
12 10 (11.49%) Degree
12 10 (11.49%) Resource Management
12 10 (11.49%) Risk Management
13 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.34%) ITIL
13 9 (10.34%) DevOps
13 9 (10.34%) Kubernetes
14 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) SMS
2 1 (1.15%) DMARC
2 1 (1.15%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) RS-422
2 1 (1.15%) Skype
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Big Data
2 1 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.15%) GIS
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) TeamCity
2 5 (5.75%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) GitLab
3 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.60%) PyCharm
4 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 52 (59.77%) Finance
2 30 (34.48%) Manufacturing
3 22 (25.29%) Marketing
4 21 (24.14%) Electronics
5 20 (22.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.75%) Banking
6 5 (5.75%) Law
7 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.45%) Legal
8 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
8 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.30%) Retail
9 1 (1.15%) Back Office
9 1 (1.15%) Local Government
9 1 (1.15%) Military
9 1 (1.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Programme Manager
1 13 (14.94%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.34%) Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Senior Manager
4 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Release Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Transformation Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.45%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.45%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.45%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) Express
2 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (3.45%) React
2 3 (3.45%) Spring
2 3 (3.45%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.30%) Velocity
4 1 (1.15%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) WinForms
4 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.30%) Life Science
4 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.30%) Social Media
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Social Network
5 1 (1.15%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Linux
2 3 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (28.74%) Project Management
2 20 (22.99%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (22.99%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.24%) SDLC
5 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
6 11 (12.64%) Business Analysis
6 11 (12.64%) Decision-Making
6 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.49%) Machine Learning
7 10 (11.49%) Resource Management
7 10 (11.49%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.34%) DevOps
8 9 (10.34%) ITIL
9 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.20%) Service Management
10 7 (8.05%) Change Management
10 7 (8.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) Python
2 11 (12.64%) Go
3 8 (9.20%) Java
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.60%) C
6 3 (3.45%) C++
6 3 (3.45%) Groovy
6 3 (3.45%) Java 8
6 3 (3.45%) Ruby
6 3 (3.45%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.30%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.30%) APMG
4 2 (2.30%) APMP
5 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.15%) CBAP
5 1 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.15%) IIBA
5 1 (1.15%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PCI QSA
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) PMO
2 5 (5.75%) GCP
2 5 (5.75%) QA
3 4 (4.60%) GDPR
4 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.15%) P3O
4 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) QEMU
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.75%) Ansible
3 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) SAP
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.60%) Google
4 3 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) Pega