Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 142 124
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 2095 1969 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 1.87% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.23% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1424 1493
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +4.52% -1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £269
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 39
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -9.30% -11.79%
10th Percentile £24.42 £23.95 £16.19
90th Percentile £51.71 £54.18 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.46 £41.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year +4.10% -1.18% +37.40%

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 83965 88431 93010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.89% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55772 58485 60230
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2317 2698
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +7.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 +27 1992 £500 +8.11% 115
UK excluding London +29 1205 £475 +11.76% 75
London +3 849 £525 -2.10% 48
South East +18 349 £475 +11.76% 18
South West +26 280 £425 +13.33% 17
North of England +33 195 £460 +4.55% 12
East of England +51 188 £538 +13.16% 14
Midlands -17 114 £425 -5.56% 6
North West -17 89 £468 +3.89% 6
Yorkshire +45 80 £475 - 5
Scotland +18 69 £475 +61.70% 6
West Midlands -8 68 £450 - 6
East Midlands -14 42 £392 -12.40%
North East +37 24 £380 +8.57% 1
Wales -13 9 £550 +10.00% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Programme Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 1315 (62.77%) Finance
2 880 (42.00%) Telecoms
3 871 (41.58%) Manufacturing
4 863 (41.19%) SAP
5 861 (41.10%) Marketing
6 834 (39.81%) Business Intelligence
7 807 (38.52%) Digital Marketing
8 802 (38.28%) Electronics
9 775 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
10 562 (26.83%) Project Management
11 414 (19.76%) Security Cleared
12 334 (15.94%) PRINCE2
12 334 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 308 (14.70%) SC Cleared
14 265 (12.65%) PMO
15 262 (12.51%) Scrum
16 215 (10.26%) TDD
17 200 (9.55%) Microsoft
18 184 (8.78%) Degree
19 181 (8.64%) JSON
20 172 (8.21%) DevOps
21 165 (7.88%) Oracle
22 163 (7.78%) Java
23 157 (7.49%) Greenfield Project
24 155 (7.40%) Change Management
25 152 (7.26%) XML
26 147 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
27 140 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
28 139 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
29 137 (6.54%) Risk Management

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
1 101 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.20%) Mule
3 76 (3.63%) Oracle Service Bus
3 76 (3.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 27 (1.29%) Confluence
6 25 (1.19%) CMS
7 20 (0.95%) Apache
8 18 (0.86%) nginx
9 13 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.57%) Drupal
10 12 (0.57%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.48%) Mule ESB
11 10 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.33%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.33%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 147 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 139 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
3 125 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
4 108 (5.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (2.91%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.14%) SPSS
10 3 (0.14%) Stata
11 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.095%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.095%) Windchill
12 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.048%) InDesign
12 1 (0.048%) Simulink
12 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 13 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 13 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.43%) Primavera
5 8 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.33%) R3 Corda
7 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.29%) SAP FI-AP
7 6 (0.29%) SAP SRM
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.19%) Endur
9 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.19%) Summit
9 4 (0.19%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.20%) Office 365
3 57 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.05%) IaaS
5 17 (0.81%) PaaS
6 14 (0.67%) G Suite
7 13 (0.62%) GitHub
8 12 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.57%) SaaS
9 10 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.29%) Force.com
11 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.24%) AdWords
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.10%) LAN
1 44 (2.10%) WAN
2 43 (2.05%) Firewall
3 25 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.19%) VPN
4 22 (1.05%) HTTP
5 18 (0.86%) DNS
6 17 (0.81%) Network Security
7 16 (0.76%) Ethernet
8 15 (0.72%) LTE
8 15 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (0.72%) Wireless
9 13 (0.62%) 3G
9 13 (0.62%) SAN
9 13 (0.62%) SSL
10 12 (0.57%) GPRS
10 12 (0.57%) GSM
10 12 (0.57%) SGSN
11 11 (0.53%) Intranet
11 11 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (3.48%) Big Data
2 68 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (3.01%) Hadoop
4 51 (2.43%) SQL Server
5 45 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 34 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 33 (1.58%) MySQL
8 32 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.05%) HBase
11 20 (0.95%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.91%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.76%) Apache Hive
13 16 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (0.72%) Power BI
15 10 (0.48%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.48%) QlikView
15 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 117 (5.58%) Maven
2 95 (4.53%) Git (software)
3 60 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 57 (2.72%) JIRA
5 39 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.00%) SoapUI
7 17 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.76%) Selenium
9 15 (0.72%) Artifactory
9 15 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.57%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.53%) GitLab
12 11 (0.53%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.48%) Grunt
14 8 (0.38%) Ant
14 8 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.33%) Jasmine
General
1 1315 (62.77%) Finance
2 880 (42.00%) Telecoms
3 871 (41.58%) Manufacturing
4 861 (41.10%) Marketing
5 802 (38.28%) Electronics
6 136 (6.49%) Banking
7 81 (3.87%) Retail
8 48 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.81%) Legal
10 33 (1.58%) Military
11 25 (1.19%) Front Office
12 21 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.00%) Publishing
13 20 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.76%) Law
15 15 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.62%) Back Office
17 11 (0.53%) Advertising
17 11 (0.53%) Billing
18 10 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 345 (16.47%) Project Manager
2 287 (13.70%) Programme Manager
3 284 (13.56%) Developer
4 200 (9.55%) Analyst
5 94 (4.49%) Senior Manager
6 83 (3.96%) Agile Developer
7 82 (3.91%) Architect
8 79 (3.77%) Business Analyst
9 74 (3.53%) Consultant
9 74 (3.53%) IT Manager
10 70 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (3.15%) Senior Developer
12 64 (3.05%) Integration Developer
13 59 (2.82%) SOA Developer
14 58 (2.77%) Delivery Manager
14 58 (2.77%) PMO Analyst
15 56 (2.67%) Senior Project Manager
16 53 (2.53%) Java Developer
17 40 (1.91%) Transformation Manager
18 39 (1.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (8.64%) JSON
2 152 (7.26%) XML
3 122 (5.82%) Middleware
4 105 (5.01%) XSLT
5 104 (4.96%) Swagger
6 103 (4.92%) WireMock
7 91 (4.34%) Apache Camel
8 76 (3.63%) HTML
8 76 (3.63%) SOAP
8 76 (3.63%) Web Services
9 74 (3.53%) .NET
10 69 (3.29%) CSS
11 61 (2.91%) REST
12 59 (2.82%) RESTful
13 53 (2.53%) AngularJS
14 44 (2.10%) Node.js
15 38 (1.81%) ASP.NET
16 37 (1.77%) JSON Schema
17 35 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 157 (7.49%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.20%) PMI
5 58 (2.77%) User Experience
6 44 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.91%) NHS
8 31 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.24%) Fintech
10 23 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 18 (0.86%) FMCG
12 15 (0.72%) Algorithms
12 15 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (0.62%) PKI
15 12 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.57%) Equities
15 12 (0.57%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.48%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 106 (5.06%) Linux
2 90 (4.30%) Windows
3 55 (2.63%) Unix
4 26 (1.24%) Apple iOS
4 26 (1.24%) Mac OS X
5 25 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.10%) Android
7 22 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 18 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.43%) Solaris
12 8 (0.38%) AIX
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.19%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.095%) CentOS
16 2 (0.095%) SUSE
16 2 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (39.81%) Business Intelligence
2 807 (38.52%) Digital Marketing
3 775 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
4 562 (26.83%) Project Management
5 334 (15.94%) PRINCE2
5 334 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 262 (12.51%) Scrum
7 215 (10.26%) TDD
8 172 (8.21%) DevOps
9 155 (7.40%) Change Management
10 137 (6.54%) Risk Management
11 130 (6.21%) SOA
12 120 (5.73%) ITIL
13 99 (4.73%) Configuration Management
14 97 (4.63%) Migration
15 91 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (4.11%) Coaching
17 85 (4.06%) Business Analysis
18 84 (4.01%) Project Planning
19 82 (3.91%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 163 (7.78%) Java
2 136 (6.49%) SQL
3 109 (5.20%) XPath
4 86 (4.11%) Python
5 83 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 64 (3.05%) C#
7 41 (1.96%) C
8 28 (1.34%) Ruby
9 26 (1.24%) PHP
9 26 (1.24%) PowerShell
10 22 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.76%) VB
13 13 (0.62%) C++
14 12 (0.57%) Go
14 12 (0.57%) R
15 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.48%) Clojure
17 9 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.33%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 414 (19.76%) Security Cleared
2 308 (14.70%) SC Cleared
3 184 (8.78%) Degree
4 119 (5.68%) PMI Certification
5 107 (5.11%) PMP
6 73 (3.48%) DV Cleared
7 59 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (1.00%) ISEB
12 20 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
12 20 (0.95%) MAPM
13 15 (0.72%) APMP
13 15 (0.72%) CISM
13 15 (0.72%) CISSP
14 12 (0.57%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.43%) MBA
15 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (12.65%) PMO
2 82 (3.91%) QA
3 39 (1.86%) GDPR
4 28 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.86%) MiFID
7 14 (0.67%) JSP 440
8 13 (0.62%) SLA
9 11 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.43%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.38%) P3O
12 7 (0.33%) EMIR
13 5 (0.24%) GxP
13 5 (0.24%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.14%) COBIT
15 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
15 3 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 70 (3.34%) Docker
2 33 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.62%) HDFS
5 10 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.24%) Firmware
8 5 (0.24%) vSphere
9 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.19%) XenApp
10 3 (0.14%) XenServer
11 2 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.048%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (3.58%) Puppet
2 64 (3.05%) Ansible
3 56 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.15%) Kubernetes
5 20 (0.95%) Terraform
6 15 (0.72%) Kibana
7 13 (0.62%) logstash
8 12 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.43%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.43%) Salt
10 8 (0.38%) Grafana
10 8 (0.38%) SCCM
11 6 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.14%) Oozie
14 2 (0.095%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.095%) WSUS
Vendors
1 863 (41.19%) SAP
2 200 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 165 (7.88%) Oracle
4 79 (3.77%) WSO2
5 49 (2.34%) VMware
6 36 (1.72%) Cisco
7 35 (1.67%) Google
8 22 (1.05%) IBM
8 22 (1.05%) Juniper
9 21 (1.00%) Citrix
10 18 (0.86%) CheckPoint
10 18 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.76%) Adobe
12 15 (0.72%) HP
13 13 (0.62%) Motorola
13 13 (0.62%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.62%) Workday
14 12 (0.57%) MobileIron
15 10 (0.48%) Tableau
16 8 (0.38%) Teradata