The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 128 105
Rank change year-on-year +48 -23  
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 206 155 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.67% 1.73% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 2.11% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 106 111
Median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £308 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £22.52 £52.50 £52.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.10% +0.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £48.58 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.06 £56.59 £58.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.51 £44.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +26.52%  

Programme Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Programme Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in the South East

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programme Management in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in the South East

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in the South East

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Management in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in the South East

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Management in the South East

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 67 £418 -7.22% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 38 £455 +18.18% 8
Berkshire +18 35 £485 +14.11% 11
Surrey +17 26 £435 -16.34% 6
Kent +6 11 £202 -54.09% 1
West Sussex +14 4 £280 -39.45% 3
Oxfordshire -12 3 £450 +57.89%
Middlesex +7 2 £468 +55.83%
Sussex - 1 - -
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 176 (50.14%) Finance
2 150 (42.74%) Telecoms
3 111 (31.62%) Marketing
4 110 (31.34%) Manufacturing
4 110 (31.34%) SAP
5 104 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
6 101 (28.77%) Project Management
7 99 (28.21%) Digital Marketing
8 98 (27.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 98 (27.92%) Electronics
9 87 (24.79%) Security Cleared
10 73 (20.80%) PMO
11 70 (19.94%) SC Cleared
12 64 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (16.52%) Microsoft
14 50 (14.25%) PRINCE2
15 48 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
16 45 (12.82%) Change Management
17 41 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 34 (9.69%) Degree
20 32 (9.12%) SharePoint
21 31 (8.83%) Microsoft Project
22 30 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
23 28 (7.98%) ITIL
24 25 (7.12%) Retail
24 25 (7.12%) Change Control
25 23 (6.55%) C
25 23 (6.55%) Oracle
25 23 (6.55%) PMI Certification

Programme Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 32 (9.12%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.99%) TPMS
3 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.57%) Apache
5 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.28%) CICS
6 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (13.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 31 (8.83%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (2.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 98 (27.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (3.13%) Primavera
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.57%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) iTrent
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP cProjects
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.28%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.99%) Office 365
2 8 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.14%) Yammer
5 3 (0.85%) IaaS
5 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.57%) Boomi
6 2 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.57%) iPaaS
6 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.57%) SaaS
6 2 (0.57%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.13%) WAN
2 10 (2.85%) LAN
3 9 (2.56%) Firewall
4 7 (1.99%) DNS
5 6 (1.71%) DHCP
6 5 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.42%) Skype
6 5 (1.42%) Wireless
6 5 (1.42%) WLAN
7 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.85%) LDAP
8 3 (0.85%) NAS
8 3 (0.85%) Network Security
8 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.85%) VPN
9 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.57%) IPsec
9 2 (0.57%) MPLS
9 2 (0.57%) SAN
9 2 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (1.99%) QlikView
3 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.85%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.57%) DB2
7 2 (0.57%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.57%) MySQL
7 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (4.56%) Maven
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.14%) Selenium
4 3 (0.85%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.57%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.28%) Moq
6 1 (0.28%) MSTest
6 1 (0.28%) NuGet
6 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.28%) TestNG
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.28%) webpack
General
1 176 (50.14%) Finance
2 150 (42.74%) Telecoms
3 111 (31.62%) Marketing
4 110 (31.34%) Manufacturing
5 98 (27.92%) Electronics
6 25 (7.12%) Retail
7 15 (4.27%) Military
8 13 (3.70%) Banking
9 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.14%) Publishing
10 3 (0.85%) Legal
11 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.57%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (13.96%) Programme Manager
2 37 (10.54%) Analyst
3 30 (8.55%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.98%) Architect
5 17 (4.84%) Consultant
6 16 (4.56%) XML Consultant
6 16 (4.56%) XML Specialist
7 15 (4.27%) Administrator
8 14 (3.99%) PMO Analyst
9 13 (3.70%) Coordinator
10 12 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.13%) Developer
12 10 (2.85%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.85%) Report Analyst
12 10 (2.85%) Support Officer
13 9 (2.56%) Scrum Master
13 9 (2.56%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.56%) Trainer
14 8 (2.28%) Performance Manager
14 8 (2.28%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.70%) XML
2 17 (4.84%) JSON
3 16 (4.56%) JSON Schema
3 16 (4.56%) Swagger
3 16 (4.56%) WireMock
3 16 (4.56%) XSLT
4 7 (1.99%) Middleware
4 7 (1.99%) Web Services
5 4 (1.14%) .NET
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.57%) CSS
7 2 (0.57%) HTML
7 2 (0.57%) LAMP
7 2 (0.57%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.57%) RESTful
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.28%) React
8 1 (0.28%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.42%) NHS
5 7 (1.99%) PMI
5 7 (1.99%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (0.85%) LIMS
6 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.57%) IPTV
7 2 (0.57%) Life Science
7 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.28%) CESG
8 1 (0.28%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.28%) IVR
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.98%) Linux
2 15 (4.27%) Windows
3 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (1.71%) Unix
4 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) CentOS
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (28.77%) Project Management
3 99 (28.21%) Digital Marketing
4 64 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (14.25%) PRINCE2
6 45 (12.82%) Change Management
7 41 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (7.98%) ITIL
9 25 (7.12%) Change Control
10 22 (6.27%) DevOps
11 21 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (5.41%) Coaching
12 19 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 19 (5.41%) Waterfall
13 18 (5.13%) Programme Delivery
14 17 (4.84%) Scrum
14 17 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 16 (4.56%) API Design
15 16 (4.56%) Configuration Management
16 15 (4.27%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.55%) C
2 16 (4.56%) XPath
3 14 (3.99%) SQL
4 8 (2.28%) Java
5 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.42%) VB
6 4 (1.14%) C#
6 4 (1.14%) Python
6 4 (1.14%) VBScript
7 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.85%) PHP
7 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.57%) F#
8 2 (0.57%) Perl
8 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) COBOL
9 1 (0.28%) Go
9 1 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 70 (19.94%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.69%) Degree
4 23 (6.55%) PMI Certification
5 17 (4.84%) PMP
6 12 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.56%) APMP
7 9 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.99%) CCNA
8 7 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.42%) CISM
9 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.42%) PgMP
10 4 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.14%) MCSA
10 4 (1.14%) MCSE
11 3 (0.85%) CISSP
11 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (20.80%) PMO
2 10 (2.85%) QA
3 9 (2.56%) P3O
4 5 (1.42%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.85%) HL7
5 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.57%) GAAP
6 2 (0.57%) GDPR
6 2 (0.57%) GxP
6 2 (0.57%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.57%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.57%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) EFQM
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.85%) Docker
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.85%) vCloud
3 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.85%) vSphere
4 2 (0.57%) NFS
4 2 (0.57%) Samba
4 2 (0.57%) Squid
4 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.57%) XenServer
5 1 (0.28%) HDFS
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) Ansible
2 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.85%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 110 (31.34%) SAP
2 58 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.55%) Oracle
4 16 (4.56%) VMware
5 11 (3.13%) Motorola
6 10 (2.85%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.28%) Cisco
7 8 (2.28%) HP
8 7 (1.99%) Citrix
9 5 (1.42%) Remedy
9 5 (1.42%) Workday
10 3 (0.85%) Avaya
10 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.85%) Dell
10 3 (0.85%) IBM
10 3 (0.85%) Jaspersoft
11 2 (0.57%) Ariba
11 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.57%) Software AG
11 2 (0.57%) Veritas
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