Period
to 27 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 47 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 +42 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 14 8 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Wales 2.18% 1.52% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 1.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
10th Percentile £228 £525 £488
25th Percentile £333 £550 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £663 £600
Median % change year-on-year -20.75% +10.42% +41.18%
75th Percentile £581 £759 £675
90th Percentile £613 £788 £713
Wales median daily rate £538 £663 £600
% change year-on-year -18.87% +10.42% +41.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 582 493 1,213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.51% 93.55% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 338 900
10th Percentile £189 £243 £210
25th Percentile £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £525
90th Percentile £588 £586 £605
Wales median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 43 85
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.16 £10.10
25th Percentile £12.88 £12.93 £11.80
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% +34.62%
75th Percentile £24.65 £21.38 £38.75
90th Percentile £38.64 £23.75 £43.75
Wales median hourly rate £16.83 £16.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year +5.16% -0.82% +29.22%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Programme Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in South Wales

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Programme Manager in South Wales.

Daily rate trend for Programme Manager in South Wales

Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Programme Manager in South Wales over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in South Wales

Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 27 July 2021. 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
Newport 0 10 £550 -
Cardiff -5 4 £333 -50.74%
Programme Manager
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 Wales region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Social Skills
2 9 (64.29%) Programme Delivery
3 7 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
4 6 (42.86%) Project Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
5 4 (28.57%) PMO
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Dependency Management
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) Public Sector
7 2 (14.29%) Business Case
7 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Identification
8 1 (7.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 1 (7.14%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 1 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
8 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.14%) Statistics
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (7.14%) Transition Management

Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
General
1 10 (71.43%) Social Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Public Sector
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Programme Delivery
2 6 (42.86%) Project Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Dependency Management
3 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Business Case
5 2 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 1 (7.14%) Conflict Resolution
6 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Identification
6 1 (7.14%) Statistics
6 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
6 1 (7.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft