The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Manager
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 51 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.06% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £400 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.96% -7.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £55.50

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 619 931 939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.93% 92.36% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 509 516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in Reading

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
2 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) PMP
3 3 (27.27%) Jaspersoft
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PMO
4 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Concur
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 1 (9.09%) IFRS

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Maximo
1 1 (9.09%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
2 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PMP
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PMO
2 1 (9.09%) IFRS
2 1 (9.09%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Ariba
3 1 (9.09%) Concur
Reading, Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
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