Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 118 145
Rank change year-on-year -56 +27 -19
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,609 2,095 1,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.11% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.46% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,071 1,399 1,436
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +4.52%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £713 £688 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 48
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £44.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +12.82% -9.30%
10th Percentile £24.77 £24.42 £23.95
90th Percentile £65.00 £51.71 £54.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £43.46 £41.75
% change year-on-year -12.56% +4.10% -1.18%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -64 1,472 £525 +5.00% 212
UK excluding London -51 990 £500 +5.26% 158
London -68 587 £550 +4.76% 71
South West -22 229 £425 - 41
South East -92 206 £500 +5.26% 34
East of England +2 189 £525 -2.33% 15
North of England -55 144 £500 +8.59% 26
Midlands -25 107 £415 -2.35% 25
Scotland -3 89 £424 -10.79% 8
North West -16 84 £450 -3.74% 18
West Midlands -15 71 £425 -5.56% 17
Yorkshire -61 39 £500 +5.26% 8
East Midlands +5 36 £400 +2.04% 6
Wales -7 23 £563 +2.27% 8
North East +2 22 £500 +31.58%
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 978 (60.78%) Finance
2 577 (35.86%) Manufacturing
3 554 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 546 (33.93%) SAP
5 545 (33.87%) Telecoms
6 534 (33.19%) Marketing
7 515 (32.01%) Business Intelligence
8 495 (30.76%) Digital Marketing
9 494 (30.70%) Electronics
10 406 (25.23%) Project Management
11 263 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 238 (14.79%) Security Cleared
13 230 (14.29%) PRINCE2
14 227 (14.11%) PMO
15 185 (11.50%) Microsoft
16 174 (10.81%) SC Cleared
17 164 (10.19%) Scrum
18 146 (9.07%) Java
19 137 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
20 133 (8.27%) Greenfield Project
20 133 (8.27%) Web Services
21 126 (7.83%) Migration
21 126 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
22 123 (7.64%) TDD
22 123 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
23 119 (7.40%) Change Management
24 118 (7.33%) Oracle
25 117 (7.27%) SOAP
26 116 (7.21%) Risk Management
26 116 (7.21%) Banking

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 62 (3.85%) Mule
2 60 (3.73%) Oracle Service Bus
3 59 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 54 (3.36%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.92%) Confluence
6 16 (0.99%) CMS
7 11 (0.68%) Apache
8 6 (0.37%) SAS
9 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.12%) Drupal
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.062%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.062%) Jadu
12 1 (0.062%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.062%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.062%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.062%) WebSphere
Applications
1 123 (7.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (6.03%) Microsoft Project
3 95 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
4 77 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (2.73%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.31%) Simulink
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.062%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 27 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.56%) Primavera
4 8 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.31%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.19%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.062%) BASE24
9 1 (0.062%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.74%) Office 365
4 17 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (0.87%) SaaS
6 9 (0.56%) PaaS
6 9 (0.56%) Trello
7 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.37%) IaaS
9 6 (0.37%) Serverless
10 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.25%) G Suite
11 4 (0.25%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.62%) Firewall
2 16 (0.99%) Internet
3 14 (0.87%) Kerberos
4 12 (0.75%) SMS
4 12 (0.75%) WAN
5 11 (0.68%) LAN
5 11 (0.68%) Network Security
6 8 (0.50%) Intranet
6 8 (0.50%) Wireless
7 7 (0.44%) DHCP
8 6 (0.37%) SNMP
9 5 (0.31%) DNS
9 5 (0.31%) OSPF
10 4 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.25%) IPsec
10 4 (0.25%) Skype
10 4 (0.25%) VoIP
10 4 (0.25%) WebEx
10 4 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.19%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.49%) Big Data
3 22 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.81%) Power BI
6 11 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.56%) QlikView
8 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.31%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.25%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.25%) DTS
11 4 (0.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 86 (5.34%) JIRA
2 42 (2.61%) Maven
3 35 (2.18%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.37%) SoapUI
6 17 (1.06%) Selenium
7 15 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (0.81%) JMeter
9 12 (0.75%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.37%) GitLab
13 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.31%) JUnit
13 5 (0.31%) LabVIEW
14 4 (0.25%) Appium
14 4 (0.25%) Rational Team Concert
14 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 978 (60.78%) Finance
2 577 (35.86%) Manufacturing
3 545 (33.87%) Telecoms
4 534 (33.19%) Marketing
5 494 (30.70%) Electronics
6 116 (7.21%) Banking
7 77 (4.79%) Retail
8 29 (1.80%) Law
9 28 (1.74%) Front Office
10 22 (1.37%) Legal
11 21 (1.31%) Military
12 20 (1.24%) Private Banking
13 19 (1.18%) Investment Banking
14 17 (1.06%) Publishing
15 14 (0.87%) Back Office
15 14 (0.87%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.62%) Advertising
18 8 (0.50%) Local Government
19 6 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 279 (17.34%) Project Manager
2 237 (14.73%) Programme Manager
3 158 (9.82%) Analyst
4 151 (9.38%) Developer
5 94 (5.84%) Architect
6 70 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 67 (4.16%) IT Manager
8 56 (3.48%) Business Analyst
9 55 (3.42%) Senior Developer
10 50 (3.11%) PMO Analyst
11 46 (2.86%) Java Developer
12 44 (2.73%) Senior Project Manager
13 39 (2.42%) Integration Developer
14 38 (2.36%) Infrastructure Manager
14 38 (2.36%) IT Project Manager
15 35 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
17 32 (1.99%) Technical Manager
17 32 (1.99%) Tester
17 32 (1.99%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (8.27%) Web Services
2 117 (7.27%) SOAP
3 105 (6.53%) RESTful
4 93 (5.78%) Middleware
5 70 (4.35%) XML
6 63 (3.92%) Apache Camel
7 60 (3.73%) JSON
8 58 (3.60%) .NET
9 38 (2.36%) REST
10 37 (2.30%) XSLT
11 34 (2.11%) Swagger
11 34 (2.11%) WireMock
12 31 (1.93%) HTML
13 21 (1.31%) CSS
14 18 (1.12%) AngularJS
15 16 (0.99%) WCF
16 15 (0.93%) LDAP
17 13 (0.81%) ASP.NET
17 13 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (0.81%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (8.27%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (4.54%) Data Centre
4 52 (3.23%) NHS
5 37 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.18%) User Experience
8 28 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.31%) PMI
11 20 (1.24%) Reference Data
12 16 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 13 (0.81%) PKI
14 12 (0.75%) CMDB
15 10 (0.62%) FMCG
16 9 (0.56%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.56%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 89 (5.53%) Windows
2 62 (3.85%) Linux
3 32 (1.99%) Windows 10
4 25 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.62%) Unix
9 8 (0.50%) CentOS
10 6 (0.37%) VxWorks
11 5 (0.31%) Android
11 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.25%) AIX
12 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (32.01%) Business Intelligence
3 495 (30.76%) Digital Marketing
4 406 (25.23%) Project Management
5 263 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 230 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 164 (10.19%) Scrum
8 126 (7.83%) Migration
8 126 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
9 123 (7.64%) TDD
10 119 (7.40%) Change Management
11 116 (7.21%) Decision-Making
11 116 (7.21%) Risk Management
12 112 (6.96%) SOA
13 96 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 91 (5.66%) DevOps
15 90 (5.59%) Coaching
16 89 (5.53%) Change Control
17 83 (5.16%) Waterfall
18 82 (5.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 146 (9.07%) Java
2 69 (4.29%) SQL
3 63 (3.92%) C#
4 48 (2.98%) Java 8
5 40 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 35 (2.18%) XPath
7 34 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 32 (1.99%) C++
9 28 (1.74%) C
10 22 (1.37%) Python
11 17 (1.06%) Groovy
12 16 (0.99%) Java 9
12 16 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.50%) PHP
14 8 (0.50%) VBScript
15 6 (0.37%) Ada
15 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.31%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 238 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 174 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 106 (6.59%) Degree
4 54 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 50 (3.11%) PMI Certification
5 50 (3.11%) PMP
6 47 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 21 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.62%) BC Cleared
10 10 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.62%) ISEB
10 10 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.50%) CCNA
12 8 (0.50%) CISSP
12 8 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 6 (0.37%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (14.11%) PMO
2 70 (4.35%) QA
3 17 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.87%) GDPR
5 11 (0.68%) SLA
6 10 (0.62%) HL7
6 10 (0.62%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.62%) RMADS
7 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.31%) P3O
8 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.25%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.19%) COBIT
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.12%) FATCA
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 30 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.50%) Docker
4 6 (0.37%) XenServer
5 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.25%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) vSphere
7 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) etcd
8 2 (0.12%) Firmware
8 2 (0.12%) flannel
8 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.12%) Postfix
8 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.062%) Ceph
9 1 (0.062%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.062%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 42 (2.61%) Ansible
2 29 (1.80%) Terraform
3 21 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (0.87%) Puppet
5 12 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.75%) HP Fortify
6 11 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 8 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.44%) WSUS
9 6 (0.37%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.37%) SCCM
10 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.25%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.19%) Kibana
13 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 546 (33.93%) SAP
2 185 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 118 (7.33%) Oracle
4 61 (3.79%) WSO2
5 28 (1.74%) Cisco
5 28 (1.74%) VMware
6 16 (0.99%) CA
6 16 (0.99%) IBM
7 15 (0.93%) Citrix
8 14 (0.87%) Tableau
8 14 (0.87%) TIBCO
9 13 (0.81%) Google
10 12 (0.75%) BMC
10 12 (0.75%) HP
11 11 (0.68%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.62%) Juniper
13 9 (0.56%) Adobe
13 9 (0.56%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.56%) Workday