Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 January 2019 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 142 128
Rank change year-on-year -49 -14 -26
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 201 287 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.75% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.08% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 187 191
South East median daily rate £475 £470 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +11.90% +1.20%
10th Percentile £236 £235 £258
90th Percentile £638 £610 £638
England median daily rate £525 £510 £450
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £35.66 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.22% -24.14% +10.07%
10th Percentile £23.10 £25.93 £28.00
90th Percentile £63.17 £48.90 £49.46
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.73 £41.00
% change year-on-year -19.96% +6.66% -6.82%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,679 13,815 12,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.89% 84.44% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 8,305 7,699
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £577 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 421 544
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.23 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Programme Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley -23 85 £500 +5.54% 11
Berkshire -18 69 £475 -3.80% 8
Surrey -18 41 £550 +22.22% 8
Hampshire -36 38 £430 -8.02% 14
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £525 +16.67%
West Sussex -8 9 £350 -26.32%
East Sussex -11 8 £281 -10.71%
Kent +22 7 £725 +31.82% 1
Oxfordshire +20 4 £425 -5.56% 3
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 103 (51.24%) Finance
2 61 (30.35%) Project Management
2 61 (30.35%) Telecoms
3 52 (25.87%) SAP
4 46 (22.89%) Manufacturing
4 46 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (22.89%) Marketing
5 41 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (18.91%) Digital Marketing
7 38 (18.91%) PMO
8 35 (17.41%) Electronics
9 31 (15.42%) Microsoft
10 26 (12.94%) PRINCE2
11 24 (11.94%) Windows
11 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
12 21 (10.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (8.46%) Oracle
14 17 (8.46%) SharePoint
15 16 (7.96%) Change Management
16 15 (7.46%) E-Commerce
17 14 (6.97%) QA
17 14 (6.97%) Retail
18 13 (6.47%) Degree
18 13 (6.47%) NHS
18 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Project
18 13 (6.47%) Java
18 13 (6.47%) Change Control
18 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.48%) Mule
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.99%) CMS
4 3 (1.49%) Drupal
5 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (10.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (3.98%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 2 (1.00%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.00%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.50%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.50%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.48%) Office 365
3 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.49%) IaaS
4 3 (1.49%) PaaS
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Yammer
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.50%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.99%) Firewall
1 4 (1.99%) Internet
2 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.49%) Intranet
3 2 (1.00%) DHCP
3 2 (1.00%) DNS
3 2 (1.00%) LAN
3 2 (1.00%) SNMP
3 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 2 (1.00%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) DMZ
4 1 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) Skype
4 1 (0.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.00%) Power BI
2 2 (1.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.50%) Lumira
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) JIRA
2 4 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.99%) Subversion
3 3 (1.49%) PVCS
3 3 (1.49%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Grunt
5 1 (0.50%) gulp
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.50%) Mocha
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 103 (51.24%) Finance
2 61 (30.35%) Telecoms
3 46 (22.89%) Manufacturing
3 46 (22.89%) Marketing
4 35 (17.41%) Electronics
5 14 (6.97%) Retail
6 9 (4.48%) Banking
7 8 (3.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.99%) Automotive
8 4 (1.99%) Billing
8 4 (1.99%) Legal
9 3 (1.49%) Back Office
10 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.00%) German Language
10 2 (1.00%) Publishing
11 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (17.41%) Project Manager
2 32 (15.92%) Programme Manager
3 25 (12.44%) Analyst
4 15 (7.46%) PMO Analyst
5 14 (6.97%) Developer
6 13 (6.47%) Senior Manager
7 10 (4.98%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.48%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (3.98%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (3.48%) Architect
10 7 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Senior Programme Manager
10 7 (3.48%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Consultant
11 6 (2.99%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.99%) PMO Manager
11 6 (2.99%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.97%) Web Services
2 9 (4.48%) Apache Camel
2 9 (4.48%) Middleware
2 9 (4.48%) RESTful
2 9 (4.48%) SOAP
3 5 (2.49%) HTML
4 4 (1.99%) .NET
5 3 (1.49%) Flash
5 3 (1.49%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.49%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.00%) CSS
6 2 (1.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (1.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.00%) WCF
6 2 (1.00%) WPF
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) EDI
7 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.47%) NHS
2 9 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.49%) User Experience
4 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.99%) Social Media
5 3 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.49%) PMI
5 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Life Science
6 2 (1.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.00%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.94%) Windows
2 5 (2.49%) Windows 7
2 5 (2.49%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.49%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.00%) Linux
4 2 (1.00%) Unix
4 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.35%) Project Management
2 46 (22.89%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (18.91%) Digital Marketing
6 26 (12.94%) PRINCE2
7 16 (7.96%) Change Management
8 15 (7.46%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.47%) Change Control
9 13 (6.47%) Decision-Making
10 12 (5.97%) Project Governance
10 12 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (5.47%) CRM
11 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (4.98%) IT Strategy
12 10 (4.98%) Migration
12 10 (4.98%) SOA
13 9 (4.48%) Project Planning
13 9 (4.48%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.47%) Java
2 10 (4.98%) C
3 9 (4.48%) Java 8
4 6 (2.99%) Java 9
5 3 (1.49%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.49%) PHP
5 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.00%) Python
6 2 (1.00%) SQL
6 2 (1.00%) XAML
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (6.47%) Degree
2 10 (4.98%) PMI Certification
2 10 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) PMP
4 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.49%) MCDST
4 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.99%) SAFe Agilist
6 3 (1.49%) PhD
6 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) APMG
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.91%) PMO
2 14 (6.97%) QA
3 4 (1.99%) P3O
4 3 (1.49%) GPG13
4 3 (1.49%) ISO 26262
5 2 (1.00%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.00%) GxP
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.99%) Nessus
3 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.00%) PowerCLI
4 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.50%) Ansible
5 1 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.50%) Grafana
5 1 (0.50%) Graphite
5 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.50%) Terraform
5 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (25.87%) SAP
2 31 (15.42%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.46%) Oracle
4 9 (4.48%) WSO2
5 7 (3.48%) HP
6 5 (2.49%) VMware
6 5 (2.49%) Workday
7 4 (1.99%) Planview
7 4 (1.99%) Talend
8 3 (1.49%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.49%) Dell
8 3 (1.49%) Google
8 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.00%) Ariba
9 2 (1.00%) CA
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix
9 2 (1.00%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.00%) EMC
9 2 (1.00%) Juniper
10 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow