Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 134 122
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 +20
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 2086 2025 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 1.92% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.28% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1470 1512
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +3.90% -1.61%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £263
90th Percentile £694 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 51
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.58% -9.47%
10th Percentile £25.05 £25.30 £19.03
90th Percentile £52.48 £55.03 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.46 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% -4.49% +48.33%

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 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Top 17 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 18 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 +20 1974 £500 +11.11% 101
UK excluding London +25 1222 £475 +11.76% 75
London -6 824 £528 +0.48% 33
South East +13 355 £480 +12.94% 21
South West +27 262 £420 +12.00% 15
North of England +23 210 £475 +7.95% 19
East of England +33 181 £525 +6.60% 12
Midlands -16 129 £425 -5.56% 1
North West +2 113 £525 +16.67% 7
Scotland +20 76 £450 +22.03% 6
West Midlands -2 76 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +28 75 £475 - 11
East Midlands -6 48 £400 -9.86%
North East +32 22 £413 +17.86% 1
Wales -17 7 £550 +10.00% 1
Northern Ireland -41 1 £525 +20.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1311 (62.85%) Finance
2 836 (40.08%) Telecoms
3 831 (39.84%) Manufacturing
4 820 (39.31%) SAP
5 811 (38.88%) Marketing
6 800 (38.35%) Business Intelligence
7 762 (36.53%) Digital Marketing
8 760 (36.43%) Electronics
9 732 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
10 543 (26.03%) Project Management
11 374 (17.93%) Security Cleared
12 361 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 355 (17.02%) PRINCE2
14 265 (12.70%) PMO
15 257 (12.32%) SC Cleared
16 238 (11.41%) Scrum
17 199 (9.54%) TDD
18 194 (9.30%) Microsoft
19 186 (8.92%) Degree
20 177 (8.49%) Change Management
21 176 (8.44%) JSON
22 163 (7.81%) Java
23 155 (7.43%) Oracle
24 148 (7.09%) DevOps
25 147 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
26 146 (7.00%) XML
27 143 (6.86%) Banking
28 140 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
29 138 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
29 138 (6.62%) Microsoft Office

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 91 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.22%) Mule
3 72 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 72 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 46 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.20%) Confluence
6 22 (1.05%) Apache
6 22 (1.05%) CMS
7 19 (0.91%) nginx
8 12 (0.58%) Mule ESB
8 12 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 12 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.38%) Drupal
10 8 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.34%) Ethereum
11 7 (0.34%) Hyperledger
12 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 138 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 138 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
3 102 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) SPSS
10 3 (0.14%) Stata
10 3 (0.14%) Windchill
11 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.096%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.096%) Simulink
12 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.048%) InDesign
12 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.67%) SAP CO
2 14 (0.67%) SAP FI
2 14 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.34%) R3 Corda
7 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.29%) Primavera
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.24%) SAP FI-AP
8 5 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.19%) Endur
9 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.19%) Summit
10 3 (0.14%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 87 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (2.92%) Office 365
3 54 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.67%) G Suite
4 14 (0.67%) GitHub
5 12 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.58%) IaaS
6 11 (0.53%) SaaS
7 10 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.38%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Force.com
9 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.19%) AdWords
11 4 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.14%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.14%) Serverless
12 3 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.16%) WAN
2 42 (2.01%) LAN
3 40 (1.92%) Firewall
4 27 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.15%) VPN
6 19 (0.91%) DNS
7 16 (0.77%) HTTP
8 15 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 15 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (0.62%) Network Security
9 13 (0.62%) SSL
10 12 (0.58%) Intranet
10 12 (0.58%) LTE
10 12 (0.58%) SAN
11 11 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.53%) Wireless
12 10 (0.48%) 3G
12 10 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (0.48%) Internet
12 10 (0.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.64%) Big Data
2 66 (3.16%) Hadoop
3 65 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (2.21%) SQL Server
5 35 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 34 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.44%) MySQL
8 27 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.10%) HBase
11 16 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.72%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.67%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.48%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.43%) Power BI
15 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.38%) QlikView
17 6 (0.29%) Sqoop
18 5 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 109 (5.23%) Maven
2 87 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 58 (2.78%) JIRA
4 39 (1.87%) Cucumber
5 23 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 21 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.81%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.77%) Artifactory
8 16 (0.77%) Selenium
9 14 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (0.62%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.58%) GitLab
12 11 (0.53%) IntelliJ
12 11 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.48%) Grunt
14 8 (0.38%) Ant
14 8 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.34%) Jasmine
General
1 1311 (62.85%) Finance
2 836 (40.08%) Telecoms
3 831 (39.84%) Manufacturing
4 811 (38.88%) Marketing
5 760 (36.43%) Electronics
6 143 (6.86%) Banking
7 73 (3.50%) Retail
8 48 (2.30%) Investment Banking
9 42 (2.01%) Legal
10 32 (1.53%) Military
11 26 (1.25%) Back Office
12 24 (1.15%) Front Office
13 22 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.86%) Publishing
15 17 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.62%) Local Government
18 12 (0.58%) Advertising
18 12 (0.58%) Automotive
19 10 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 364 (17.45%) Project Manager
2 320 (15.34%) Programme Manager
3 272 (13.04%) Developer
4 191 (9.16%) Analyst
5 95 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 86 (4.12%) IT Manager
7 82 (3.93%) Business Analyst
8 80 (3.84%) Architect
9 76 (3.64%) Agile Developer
10 71 (3.40%) Senior Developer
11 70 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 68 (3.26%) Consultant
13 63 (3.02%) Integration Developer
14 56 (2.68%) Senior Project Manager
15 55 (2.64%) SOA Developer
16 48 (2.30%) Java Developer
17 47 (2.25%) PMO Analyst
18 44 (2.11%) Transformation Manager
19 40 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
20 39 (1.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (8.44%) JSON
2 146 (7.00%) XML
3 116 (5.56%) Middleware
4 97 (4.65%) XSLT
5 96 (4.60%) Swagger
5 96 (4.60%) WireMock
6 89 (4.27%) Apache Camel
7 86 (4.12%) SOAP
8 81 (3.88%) Web Services
9 74 (3.55%) HTML
10 73 (3.50%) .NET
11 69 (3.31%) CSS
12 61 (2.92%) RESTful
13 60 (2.88%) REST
14 54 (2.59%) AngularJS
15 39 (1.87%) Node.js
16 36 (1.73%) ASP.NET
17 35 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (1.68%) jQuery
17 35 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
2 140 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.21%) PMI
5 58 (2.78%) User Experience
6 48 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 43 (2.06%) NHS
8 34 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.25%) Fintech
10 23 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 15 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.67%) Equities
13 13 (0.62%) FMCG
14 12 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.53%) PKI
15 11 (0.53%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.48%) Market Risk
16 10 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 101 (4.84%) Linux
2 86 (4.12%) Windows
3 46 (2.21%) Unix
4 26 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 19 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.81%) Android
8 17 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.38%) AIX
11 8 (0.38%) Solaris
12 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.19%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.096%) SUSE
14 2 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (38.35%) Business Intelligence
2 762 (36.53%) Digital Marketing
3 732 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
4 543 (26.03%) Project Management
5 361 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 355 (17.02%) PRINCE2
7 238 (11.41%) Scrum
8 199 (9.54%) TDD
9 177 (8.49%) Change Management
10 148 (7.09%) DevOps
11 134 (6.42%) Risk Management
12 122 (5.85%) SOA
13 104 (4.99%) ITIL
14 102 (4.89%) Migration
15 99 (4.75%) Configuration Management
16 83 (3.98%) Waterfall
17 81 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
18 80 (3.84%) Change Control
18 80 (3.84%) Project Planning
19 78 (3.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 163 (7.81%) Java
2 129 (6.18%) SQL
3 101 (4.84%) XPath
4 84 (4.03%) Python
5 82 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 66 (3.16%) C#
7 40 (1.92%) C
8 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.10%) PHP
9 23 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 21 (1.01%) Ruby
11 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.67%) C++
13 13 (0.62%) VB
14 12 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.58%) R
15 11 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.53%) Go
16 10 (0.48%) Clojure
17 7 (0.34%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 374 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 257 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 186 (8.92%) Degree
4 119 (5.70%) PMI Certification
5 105 (5.03%) PMP
6 78 (3.74%) DV Cleared
7 75 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 40 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 25 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (1.01%) ISEB
12 20 (0.96%) APMP
13 17 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.72%) CISM
15 14 (0.67%) CISSP
16 13 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
16 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (0.58%) MCSE
18 11 (0.53%) BC Cleared
19 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (12.70%) PMO
2 81 (3.88%) QA
3 48 (2.30%) GDPR
4 28 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 23 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.77%) MiFID
7 13 (0.62%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.62%) SLA
8 12 (0.58%) Def Stans
9 11 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.34%) P3O
10 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.24%) EMIR
11 5 (0.24%) GxP
11 5 (0.24%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.096%) RMADS
System Software
1 67 (3.21%) Docker
2 35 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.58%) HDFS
5 11 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.24%) Firmware
7 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.19%) vSphere
9 3 (0.14%) XenServer
10 2 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.096%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.096%) XenApp
11 1 (0.048%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (3.40%) Puppet
2 63 (3.02%) Ansible
3 48 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.86%) Terraform
6 17 (0.81%) logstash
7 16 (0.77%) Kibana
8 10 (0.48%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.38%) Grafana
10 8 (0.38%) Salt
11 7 (0.34%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.34%) SCCM
12 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.14%) Nessus
13 3 (0.14%) Oozie
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 820 (39.31%) SAP
2 194 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 155 (7.43%) Oracle
4 75 (3.60%) WSO2
5 51 (2.44%) VMware
6 33 (1.58%) Cisco
6 33 (1.58%) Google
7 24 (1.15%) Citrix
8 22 (1.05%) Juniper
9 21 (1.01%) CheckPoint
10 19 (0.91%) IBM
11 18 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (0.77%) HP
13 15 (0.72%) Adobe
14 14 (0.67%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.62%) Motorola
16 11 (0.53%) Workday
17 10 (0.48%) Red Hat
17 10 (0.48%) Tableau
18 9 (0.43%) MobileIron