Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 April 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 136 130
Rank change year-on-year -36 -6 +14
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,578 1,795 1,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.95% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.31% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 1,276 1,405
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £288
90th Percentile £688 £700 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 77 76
UK median hourly rate £35.32 £45.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% -4.44% +21.92%
10th Percentile £20.92 £20.94 £25.00
90th Percentile £60.86 £54.40 £60.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% -5.49% +17.80%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Programme Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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 -38 1,477 £513 +10.81% 249
UK excluding London -44 924 £475 +11.76% 174
London -51 632 £550 +6.80% 86
South East -59 241 £473 +11.18% 41
North of England -5 196 £525 +10.53% 29
East of England +23 149 £525 +5.00% 18
South West -23 146 £415 +10.67% 58
North West +18 132 £550 +10.00% 17
Midlands -35 101 £456 +1.39% 15
Scotland -17 78 £400 - 10
West Midlands -39 57 £468 +3.89% 6
Yorkshire -49 44 £378 -22.56% 12
East Midlands +5 40 £413 -21.43% 9
North East +38 21 £513 +41.38%
Wales -30 11 £525 +15.38% 3
Northern Ireland -1 3 £525 +87.50%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 947 (60.01%) Finance
2 486 (30.80%) Manufacturing
3 484 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
4 471 (29.85%) Telecoms
5 470 (29.78%) SAP
6 452 (28.64%) Business Intelligence
7 449 (28.45%) Project Management
8 445 (28.20%) Marketing
9 426 (27.00%) Electronics
10 424 (26.87%) Digital Marketing
11 303 (19.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 289 (18.31%) PRINCE2
13 252 (15.97%) Security Cleared
14 242 (15.34%) PMO
15 187 (11.85%) SC Cleared
16 168 (10.65%) Microsoft
17 167 (10.58%) Change Management
18 154 (9.76%) Degree
19 145 (9.19%) Scrum
20 141 (8.94%) Risk Management
21 131 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
22 127 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
23 121 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
24 119 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
25 115 (7.29%) Banking
26 108 (6.84%) Microsoft Project
27 107 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
28 106 (6.72%) TDD
29 105 (6.65%) ITIL
30 99 (6.27%) DevOps

Programme Management
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 56 (3.55%) Mule
2 52 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (2.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.51%) Apache
7 8 (0.51%) Confluence
8 7 (0.44%) CMS
8 7 (0.44%) nginx
9 6 (0.38%) SAS
10 5 (0.32%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.32%) Mule ESB
10 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 131 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
3 108 (6.84%) Microsoft Project
4 107 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (2.79%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.063%) HipChat
7 1 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.063%) SPSS
7 1 (0.063%) Stata
7 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
3 9 (0.57%) Endur
4 8 (0.51%) Primavera
4 8 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.32%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.19%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM for Utilities
8 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.063%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.03%) Office 365
4 17 (1.08%) SaaS
5 14 (0.89%) PaaS
6 10 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.25%) GitHub
9 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.19%) MailChimp
10 3 (0.19%) Serverless
11 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.13%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.65%) DNS
2 24 (1.52%) Firewall
2 24 (1.52%) Internet
3 17 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.89%) LAN
5 13 (0.82%) WAN
6 10 (0.63%) Skype
7 8 (0.51%) HTTP
8 7 (0.44%) SMS
8 7 (0.44%) SSL
9 6 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.32%) DAB
10 5 (0.32%) DHCP
10 5 (0.32%) DKIM
10 5 (0.32%) DMARC
10 5 (0.32%) FTP
10 5 (0.32%) Network Security
11 4 (0.25%) Intranet
11 4 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.04%) Big Data
2 22 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 18 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.70%) MySQL
8 10 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.51%) Power BI
10 7 (0.44%) QlikView
11 6 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.25%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.25%) HBase
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (3.74%) Maven
2 34 (2.15%) JIRA
3 33 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.70%) SoapUI
6 10 (0.63%) Artifactory
6 10 (0.63%) GitLab
7 9 (0.57%) PyCharm
8 7 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.32%) Selenium
9 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.25%) webpack
11 3 (0.19%) Burp Suite
11 3 (0.19%) Rational Rose
11 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 947 (60.01%) Finance
2 486 (30.80%) Manufacturing
3 471 (29.85%) Telecoms
4 445 (28.20%) Marketing
5 426 (27.00%) Electronics
6 115 (7.29%) Banking
7 73 (4.63%) Retail
8 39 (2.47%) Military
9 37 (2.34%) Investment Banking
10 34 (2.15%) Legal
11 18 (1.14%) Back Office
12 13 (0.82%) Advertising
12 13 (0.82%) Billing
12 13 (0.82%) Front Office
12 13 (0.82%) Law
13 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.76%) Local Government
14 11 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 296 (18.76%) Project Manager
2 282 (17.87%) Programme Manager
3 159 (10.08%) Analyst
4 142 (9.00%) Developer
5 92 (5.83%) Senior Manager
6 76 (4.82%) IT Manager
7 70 (4.44%) Architect
8 68 (4.31%) Business Analyst
9 67 (4.25%) Senior Project Manager
10 53 (3.36%) Integration Developer
11 52 (3.30%) Senior Developer
12 44 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
13 41 (2.60%) PMO Analyst
14 40 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 39 (2.47%) Transformation Manager
16 38 (2.41%) Consultant
17 37 (2.34%) Infrastructure Manager
18 34 (2.15%) IT Programme Manager
19 33 (2.09%) PMO Manager
20 30 (1.90%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.39%) Web Services
2 84 (5.32%) SOAP
3 70 (4.44%) RESTful
4 68 (4.31%) XML
5 66 (4.18%) JSON
6 63 (3.99%) Middleware
7 50 (3.17%) Apache Camel
8 44 (2.79%) XSLT
9 38 (2.41%) HTML
9 38 (2.41%) Swagger
9 38 (2.41%) WireMock
10 37 (2.34%) REST
11 33 (2.09%) .NET
12 31 (1.96%) CSS
13 29 (1.84%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
16 15 (0.95%) ASP.NET
16 15 (0.95%) jQuery
17 14 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (4.44%) User Experience
4 64 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.28%) PMI
7 34 (2.15%) NHS
8 33 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.20%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.14%) CMDB
12 16 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.63%) FMCG
14 10 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.51%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.44%) Derivative
16 7 (0.44%) Fintech
16 7 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 66 (4.18%) Windows
2 61 (3.87%) Linux
3 21 (1.33%) Unix
4 18 (1.14%) Windows 10
5 15 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 14 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.25%) Solaris
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.13%) Android
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.063%) CentOS
12 1 (0.063%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.063%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.063%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (28.64%) Business Intelligence
3 449 (28.45%) Project Management
4 424 (26.87%) Digital Marketing
5 303 (19.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 289 (18.31%) PRINCE2
7 167 (10.58%) Change Management
8 145 (9.19%) Scrum
9 141 (8.94%) Risk Management
10 121 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
11 106 (6.72%) TDD
12 105 (6.65%) ITIL
13 99 (6.27%) DevOps
14 95 (6.02%) Business Analysis
15 91 (5.77%) SDLC
15 91 (5.77%) Waterfall
16 90 (5.70%) Migration
17 89 (5.64%) Decision-Making
18 84 (5.32%) Resource Management
19 79 (5.01%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (6.08%) Java
2 51 (3.23%) Python
3 48 (3.04%) C
4 47 (2.98%) XPath
5 46 (2.92%) SQL
6 42 (2.66%) JavaScript
7 41 (2.60%) C#
8 18 (1.14%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 15 (0.95%) Ruby
11 14 (0.89%) C++
12 12 (0.76%) Go
13 11 (0.70%) Groovy
13 11 (0.70%) VBA
14 9 (0.57%) Ada
14 9 (0.57%) Java 8
15 8 (0.51%) PHP
16 6 (0.38%) R
16 6 (0.38%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 252 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 187 (11.85%) SC Cleared
3 154 (9.76%) Degree
4 93 (5.89%) PMI Certification
5 76 (4.82%) PMP
6 60 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 50 (3.17%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.27%) PgMP
9 18 (1.14%) APMP
10 15 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.70%) CISSP
12 11 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.57%) ISEB
14 7 (0.44%) APMG
14 7 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.44%) MCSE
14 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.38%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (15.34%) PMO
2 71 (4.50%) QA
3 66 (4.18%) GDPR
4 18 (1.14%) Def Stans
5 17 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.95%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.89%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.63%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.44%) GCP
11 6 (0.38%) P3O
12 5 (0.32%) SLA
13 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.25%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.19%) MiFID
15 2 (0.13%) EMIR
15 2 (0.13%) PSD2
15 2 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 34 (2.15%) Docker
2 24 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.19%) etcd
6 3 (0.19%) flannel
6 3 (0.19%) QEMU
6 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.063%) Firmware
8 1 (0.063%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.063%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 31 (1.96%) Ansible
3 29 (1.84%) Puppet
4 17 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.44%) SCCM
6 7 (0.44%) Terraform
7 6 (0.38%) logstash
7 6 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.25%) Kibana
9 4 (0.25%) Nessus
10 3 (0.19%) Grafana
10 3 (0.19%) rkt
11 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.13%) Netcool
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Flashback
11 2 (0.13%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 470 (29.78%) SAP
2 168 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 97 (6.15%) Oracle
4 46 (2.92%) WSO2
5 24 (1.52%) Cisco
6 18 (1.14%) Google
6 18 (1.14%) VMware
7 16 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 16 (1.01%) Citrix
8 15 (0.95%) Atlassian
9 14 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.82%) Progress
11 12 (0.76%) Cadence
12 10 (0.63%) Juniper
13 9 (0.57%) OpenLink
14 8 (0.51%) IBM
14 8 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.44%) F5
16 6 (0.38%) SevOne
16 6 (0.38%) Tableau