The median contractor rate for a Programme Director was £900 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Programme Director
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 570 572
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Director 45 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 46 29
Median daily rate £900 £700 £825
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £494 £652
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,100 £988 £1,100
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 £700 £900
% change year-on-year +21.42% -22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Programme Director
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Programme Director in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 24 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 3 months to 30 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
England +21 41 £900 +28.57% 8
London +19 27 £900 +28.57% 5
Hounslow +3 6 - -
North West +32 5 £750 -
South East +17 4 £923 +84.50% 1
Scotland +23 3 £875 -
City of London +10 3 £1,000 +44.14% 2
Liverpool - 2 £750 -
Merseyside - 2 £750 -
Berkshire - 2 £925 -
Glasgow - 2 £850 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £675 -3.57%
West Midlands +17 1 £850 -
Edinburgh +17 1 £900 -
Manchester +14 1 - -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £675 -3.57%
Hampshire +10 1 £920 +84.00%
Midlands +5 1 - -
Leeds +5 1 £675 -3.57%
South West 0 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £850 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £1,000 -

Programme Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 30 (32.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (30.11%) Finance
3 25 (26.88%) Programme Management
4 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
5 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.90%) Project Management
6 10 (10.75%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.68%) PMO
8 8 (8.60%) Retail
9 7 (7.53%) IT Strategy
10 6 (6.45%) Banking
10 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (6.45%) CRM
11 5 (5.38%) SAP
11 5 (5.38%) ERP
11 5 (5.38%) Change Management
11 5 (5.38%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.38%) Marketing
12 4 (4.30%) Matrix Management
12 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.30%) Migration
12 4 (4.30%) WAN
12 4 (4.30%) Matrix Organization
12 4 (4.30%) Business Transformation
12 4 (4.30%) Line Management
13 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
13 3 (3.23%) Programme Governance
13 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 3 (3.23%) LAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.08%) SAS
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) WAN
2 3 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (2.15%) 2G
3 2 (2.15%) 3G
3 2 (2.15%) 4G
4 1 (1.08%) Internet
4 1 (1.08%) Skype
4 1 (1.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) Big Data
1 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.08%) JUnit
1 1 (1.08%) Selenium
1 1 (1.08%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (30.11%) Finance
2 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.60%) Retail
4 6 (6.45%) Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Front Office
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) .NET
1 1 (1.08%) Ajax
1 1 (1.08%) CSS
1 1 (1.08%) CSS3
1 1 (1.08%) Django
1 1 (1.08%) Guice
1 1 (1.08%) HTML
1 1 (1.08%) HTML5
1 1 (1.08%) JSON
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.08%) Play Framework
1 1 (1.08%) REST
1 1 (1.08%) RESTful
1 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.08%) Spring
1 1 (1.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.15%) FMCG
3 1 (1.08%) Derivative
3 1 (1.08%) Equities
3 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.08%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.08%) PMI
3 1 (1.08%) Smart Home
3 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.15%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (26.88%) Programme Management
3 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.90%) Project Management
4 10 (10.75%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.53%) IT Strategy
6 6 (6.45%) CRM
6 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (5.38%) Change Management
7 5 (5.38%) ERP
7 5 (5.38%) Process Improvement
8 4 (4.30%) Business Transformation
8 4 (4.30%) Line Management
8 4 (4.30%) Matrix Management
8 4 (4.30%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (4.30%) Migration
9 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 3 (3.23%) Programme Governance
10 2 (2.15%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.15%) C
2 1 (1.08%) C#
2 1 (1.08%) Java
2 1 (1.08%) Python
2 1 (1.08%) Ruby
2 1 (1.08%) Scala
2 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) PMP
2 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) PMO
2 2 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.08%) EMIR
3 1 (1.08%) MiFID
3 1 (1.08%) SEPA
Vendors
1 5 (5.38%) SAP
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.08%) Charles River
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco
3 1 (1.08%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) NEC
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle