Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programme Director was £750 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Programme Director
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 766 768 766
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Director 109 128 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 96 100
UK median daily rate £750 £763 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -10.29% +9.68%
10th Percentile £613 £543 £502
90th Percentile £1,188 £1,000 £1,050
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £800 £725
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% -3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Programme Director
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Programme Director in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Director in the UK

Programme Director
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Director in the UK

Programme Director
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Director over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Director in the UK

Programme Director
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Director in the UK

Programme Director
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Director within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England -2 100 £750 - 2
London -41 64 £750 +2.04% 1
UK excluding London +19 38 £700 -12.50% 1
South East +16 24 £700 -17.65% 1
Midlands +31 7 £650 -12.16%
North of England +48 4 £1,050 +50.00%
West Midlands +30 4 - -
Scotland -3 3 £600 -40.00%
North West +23 2 - -
East Midlands +10 2 £650 -5.45%
North East +63 1 £1,050 +75.00%
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
South West +3 1 £725 -9.38%

Programme Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Programme Director 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 featuring Programme Director in the job title.

1 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 31 (28.44%) Programme Management
3 28 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.93%) ERP
6 12 (11.01%) Banking
7 11 (10.09%) Migration
7 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
8 10 (9.17%) Business Transformation
9 9 (8.26%) Programme Delivery
9 9 (8.26%) Change Management
9 9 (8.26%) Project Management
9 9 (8.26%) Oracle
10 8 (7.34%) Retail
10 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
11 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
11 6 (5.50%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (4.59%) Network Design
12 5 (4.59%) SAP
12 5 (4.59%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (4.59%) Blockchain
12 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 5 (4.59%) Matrix Organization
13 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (3.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (3.67%) Portfolio Management
13 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
13 4 (3.67%) Matrix Management
13 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi

Programme Director Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.92%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (2.75%) Primavera
3 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.83%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.92%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.92%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.75%) LAN
4 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) SAP HANA
General
1 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Banking
3 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.34%) Retail
5 4 (3.67%) Legal
6 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 3 (2.75%) Military
7 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.83%) IPTV
2 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.83%) NHS
2 2 (1.83%) User Experience
3 1 (0.92%) Digital TV
3 1 (0.92%) FMCG
3 1 (0.92%) PMI
3 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
3 1 (0.92%) SCADA
3 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.92%) STB
3 1 (0.92%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) Programme Management
2 28 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.93%) ERP
5 11 (10.09%) Migration
6 10 (9.17%) Business Transformation
7 9 (8.26%) Change Management
7 9 (8.26%) Programme Delivery
7 9 (8.26%) Project Management
8 5 (4.59%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (4.59%) Network Design
8 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.67%) Matrix Management
9 4 (3.67%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (2.75%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (2.75%) DevOps
10 3 (2.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) PMO
1 3 (2.75%) PSD2
2 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) MiFID
3 1 (0.92%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 9 (8.26%) Oracle
2 5 (4.59%) SAP
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.92%) Ariba
4 1 (0.92%) Temenos
4 1 (0.92%) Workday