The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 63 66
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.73% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £550 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £475 £563
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £565 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £548
% change year-on-year - +0.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.02 £54.50 £57.00
% change year-on-year -32.07% -4.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 482 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Programme Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in Reading

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programme Manager in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in Reading

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in Reading

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
1 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) PMO
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (21.43%) Jaspersoft
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (21.43%) WFM
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
2 3 (21.43%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics

Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) WFM
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Content Management
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) IFRS
2 1 (7.14%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP