Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 95 109
Rank change year-on-year -30 +14 -21
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 91 120 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.51% 2.11% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.55% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 83 79
North West median daily rate £468 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £337 £313
90th Percentile £650 £688 £603
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 12
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £47.45 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.44% +11.96% +5.94%
10th Percentile £23.85 £42.61 £15.10
90th Percentile £64.78 £61.82 £67.51
England median hourly rate £37.00 £44.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -15.91% +2.92% -4.47%

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 5,010 4,708 5,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.08% 82.65% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 3,040 3,512
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £596 £572
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 207 166
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.67 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.70 £52.55 £53.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +10 31 £425 -12.82%
Manchester -61 18 £525 -4.55% 7
Lancashire -23 15 £475 -19.15% 2
Merseyside +8 14 £400 -9.60%
Cumbria 0 10 - -
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (57.14%) Finance
2 35 (38.46%) Project Management
3 31 (34.07%) Manufacturing
3 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
4 23 (25.27%) Marketing
5 22 (24.18%) Digital Marketing
5 22 (24.18%) Electronics
5 22 (24.18%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (24.18%) SAP
6 21 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (19.78%) PMO
8 17 (18.68%) PRINCE2
8 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 13 (14.29%) Scrum
10 13 (14.29%) Java
11 12 (13.19%) Decision-Making
12 11 (12.09%) Change Management
12 11 (12.09%) RESTful
13 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
13 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
13 10 (10.99%) Selenium
13 10 (10.99%) Line Management
13 10 (10.99%) Change Control

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 (2.20%) MS Project Server
1 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.20%) IaaS
3 2 (2.20%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Boomi
4 1 (1.10%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) SMS
2 1 (1.10%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) JMeter
1 10 (10.99%) Selenium
1 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.10%) GitLab
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (57.14%) Finance
2 31 (34.07%) Manufacturing
3 23 (25.27%) Marketing
3 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
4 22 (24.18%) Electronics
5 3 (3.30%) Law
6 2 (2.20%) Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Military
7 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Project Manager
2 10 (10.99%) Senior Manager
2 10 (10.99%) Tester
3 9 (9.89%) Programme Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.49%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Project Officer
6 5 (5.49%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Support Officer
7 4 (4.40%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Developer
7 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Project Officer
7 4 (4.40%) Transformation Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Business Change Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Portfolio Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) RESTful
2 10 (10.99%) Taurus
3 2 (2.20%) .NET
3 2 (2.20%) J2EE
3 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) DOM
4 1 (1.10%) Java EE
4 1 (1.10%) Java SE
4 1 (1.10%) JAXB
4 1 (1.10%) JPA
4 1 (1.10%) JSF
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) JSP
4 1 (1.10%) Servlets
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) User Experience
3 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.30%) PMI
3 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.20%) CESG
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.10%) BYOD
5 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.20%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Android
2 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.10%) CentOS
2 1 (1.10%) Kali Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Project Management
2 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.18%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (24.18%) Digital Marketing
4 21 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (18.68%) PRINCE2
6 14 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 13 (14.29%) Scrum
8 12 (13.19%) Decision-Making
9 11 (12.09%) Change Management
10 10 (10.99%) Change Control
10 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
10 10 (10.99%) ITIL
10 10 (10.99%) Line Management
10 10 (10.99%) OO
10 10 (10.99%) OOP
10 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.89%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (3.30%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) C#
4 1 (1.10%) Java 8
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) PMP
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) PMO
2 4 (4.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.30%) QA
3 3 (3.30%) SLA
4 2 (2.20%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.20%) P3O
4 2 (2.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Ansible
1 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.10%) Puppet
1 1 (1.10%) SCCM
1 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) SAP
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) BMC
3 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.30%) Snow
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 1 (1.10%) Black Duck
5 1 (1.10%) Dell
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat