The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programme Manager
England / South East
Rank 159 174 184
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 86 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.03% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 61
Median daily rate £538 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in the South East

Programme Manager
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 Manager in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in the South East

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in the South East

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in the South East

Programme Manager
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 Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Berkshire +25 22 £525 -8.69% 2
Hampshire -1 17 £475 +9.51% 2
Surrey +7 15 £650 +22.64%
Kent - 8 £505 -
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £475 - 1
Oxfordshire -10 6 £700 +12.90% 1
West Sussex +2 5 £508 +35.33% 1
East Sussex - 2 £800 -
Programme Manager
England

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 46 (30.07%) Finance
2 38 (24.84%) Programme Management
3 33 (21.57%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (17.65%) Project Management
6 21 (13.73%) Change Management
6 21 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (12.42%) PMO
8 16 (10.46%) Security Cleared
9 14 (9.15%) Degree
9 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
10 13 (8.50%) PMI Certification
11 12 (7.84%) SAP
11 12 (7.84%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.84%) Asset Management
11 12 (7.84%) Migration
12 11 (7.19%) ITIL
12 11 (7.19%) PMP
13 9 (5.88%) ERP
13 9 (5.88%) Maximo
13 9 (5.88%) Change Control
14 8 (5.23%) Retail
14 8 (5.23%) Service Management
14 8 (5.23%) Matrix Organization
15 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (4.58%) Performance Management
15 7 (4.58%) Smart Meter
15 7 (4.58%) Business Development
15 7 (4.58%) Local Government
15 7 (4.58%) Waterfall

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.27%) Documentum
2 2 (1.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Office
1 4 (2.61%) MS Project
2 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Maximo
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.31%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.65%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Office 365
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.96%) MVNO
3 2 (1.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) PPP
4 1 (0.65%) WAN
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (30.07%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.23%) Retail
4 7 (4.58%) Local Government
5 5 (3.27%) Banking
6 4 (2.61%) Marketing
7 3 (1.96%) Billing
7 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.31%) Back Office
8 2 (1.31%) Electronics
8 2 (1.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) Middleware
2 2 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.58%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.92%) PMI
3 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.96%) Windows
2 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) Programme Management
2 33 (21.57%) PRINCE2
3 29 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (17.65%) Project Management
5 21 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.73%) Change Management
6 12 (7.84%) Asset Management
6 12 (7.84%) Migration
6 12 (7.84%) Risk Management
7 11 (7.19%) ITIL
8 9 (5.88%) Change Control
8 9 (5.88%) ERP
9 8 (5.23%) Matrix Organization
9 8 (5.23%) Service Management
10 7 (4.58%) Business Development
10 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.58%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.58%) Performance Management
10 7 (4.58%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.96%) C
1 3 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.15%) Degree
3 13 (8.50%) PMI Certification
4 11 (7.19%) PMP
5 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.27%) APMP
6 5 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.31%) PgMP
9 1 (0.65%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.42%) PMO
2 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.31%) GAAP
3 2 (1.31%) GDPR
3 2 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) IFRS
4 1 (0.65%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (7.84%) SAP
2 6 (3.92%) HP
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.92%) Oracle
3 5 (3.27%) IBM
3 5 (3.27%) OpenText
3 5 (3.27%) Remedy
4 3 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.96%) Cisco
4 3 (1.96%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.31%) ComArch
5 2 (1.31%) Gemalto
5 2 (1.31%) NEC
6 1 (0.65%) BT
6 1 (0.65%) Capita
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Concur
6 1 (0.65%) Northgate
6 1 (0.65%) Pega
6 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow