Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 114 129
Rank change year-on-year -78 +15 +13
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,495 2,007 2,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 2.11% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.48% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1,349 1,573
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% +4.05%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £700 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 59 52
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £45.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -0.85% +16.37%
10th Percentile £23.86 £20.94 £25.63
90th Percentile £62.65 £55.50 £60.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £45.15
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.55% +15.77%

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 88,714 80,881 92,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.94% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 52,925 61,090
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,434 2,131 2,294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -70 1,387 £525 +6.71% 243
UK excluding London -63 885 £500 +11.11% 177
London -76 589 £540 +2.86% 76
South East -83 220 £525 +16.67% 44
East of England +8 163 £525 -2.33% 25
North of England -41 163 £500 +5.26% 26
South West -39 142 £375 -8.54% 54
North West +6 101 £500 +11.11% 17
Midlands -31 101 £425 -5.56% 15
Scotland -26 76 £425 -5.56% 11
West Midlands -34 64 £463 -2.63% 11
Yorkshire -82 40 £450 -10.00% 5
East Midlands -1 36 £400 - 4
North East +6 24 £544 +52.63% 4
Wales -10 18 £550 +2.09% 2
Northern Ireland +16 1 £488 +74.11%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 862 (57.66%) Finance
2 525 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 482 (32.24%) Manufacturing
4 464 (31.04%) Telecoms
5 451 (30.17%) SAP
6 435 (29.10%) Marketing
7 419 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
8 403 (26.96%) Electronics
9 400 (26.76%) Digital Marketing
10 394 (26.35%) Project Management
11 262 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 207 (13.85%) PRINCE2
13 203 (13.58%) Security Cleared
14 195 (13.04%) PMO
15 163 (10.90%) SC Cleared
16 157 (10.50%) Scrum
17 156 (10.43%) Microsoft
18 141 (9.43%) Change Management
19 125 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
20 124 (8.29%) Degree
21 122 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
22 121 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
23 117 (7.83%) Risk Management
24 115 (7.69%) Migration
25 110 (7.36%) Banking
25 110 (7.36%) Java
26 108 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
27 107 (7.16%) TDD
28 103 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
29 102 (6.82%) 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 55 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.48%) Mule
3 48 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 47 (3.14%) Oracle Service Bus
5 24 (1.61%) Confluence
6 11 (0.74%) SAS
7 9 (0.60%) Apache
8 8 (0.54%) CMS
9 5 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.27%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.27%) nginx
10 4 (0.27%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.20%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 121 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (6.62%) Microsoft Project
4 86 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (2.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.27%) Simulink
8 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.067%) HipChat
8 1 (0.067%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.067%) SPSS
8 1 (0.067%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.27%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Primavera
6 2 (0.13%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.067%) iTrent
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 79 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.47%) Office 365
3 27 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.61%) SaaS
5 15 (1.00%) PaaS
6 14 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.40%) Trello
10 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.27%) G Suite
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.20%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.13%) Lucidchart
12 2 (0.13%) Route 53
12 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.07%) Internet
2 28 (1.87%) Firewall
3 25 (1.67%) DNS
4 14 (0.94%) LAN
4 14 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.67%) SMS
6 9 (0.60%) WAN
7 7 (0.47%) HTTP
8 6 (0.40%) DMARC
8 6 (0.40%) FTP
8 6 (0.40%) SMTP
8 6 (0.40%) SSL
9 5 (0.33%) DHCP
9 5 (0.33%) DKIM
9 5 (0.33%) Skype
10 4 (0.27%) Intranet
10 4 (0.27%) Network Security
10 4 (0.27%) VPN
11 3 (0.20%) DMZ
11 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.41%) Big Data
2 32 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.94%) QlikView
5 12 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 11 (0.74%) Power BI
7 9 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.47%) MySQL
9 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.33%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.27%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.27%) DB2
11 4 (0.27%) DTS
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (4.15%) JIRA
2 50 (3.34%) Maven
3 32 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.74%) SoapUI
6 10 (0.67%) GitLab
6 10 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.54%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.47%) PyCharm
9 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.33%) LabVIEW
11 5 (0.33%) Selenium
12 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.20%) CMake
13 3 (0.20%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.20%) Rational Team Concert
13 3 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 862 (57.66%) Finance
2 482 (32.24%) Manufacturing
3 464 (31.04%) Telecoms
4 435 (29.10%) Marketing
5 403 (26.96%) Electronics
6 110 (7.36%) Banking
7 95 (6.35%) Retail
8 29 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.74%) Military
10 21 (1.40%) Legal
11 19 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.07%) Law
13 13 (0.87%) Front Office
14 12 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.74%) Publishing
16 10 (0.67%) Advertising
16 10 (0.67%) Back Office
16 10 (0.67%) Billing
17 8 (0.54%) Private Banking
18 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 262 (17.53%) Project Manager
2 242 (16.19%) Programme Manager
3 140 (9.36%) Analyst
4 135 (9.03%) Developer
5 86 (5.75%) IT Manager
6 82 (5.48%) Senior Manager
7 75 (5.02%) Architect
8 54 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 51 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
10 44 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 40 (2.68%) IT Project Manager
12 38 (2.54%) Consultant
12 38 (2.54%) Integration Developer
13 36 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
14 33 (2.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 33 (2.21%) IT Programme Manager
14 33 (2.21%) Transformation Manager
15 32 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 32 (2.14%) Software Engineer
16 30 (2.01%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (6.62%) Web Services
2 89 (5.95%) SOAP
3 80 (5.35%) RESTful
4 71 (4.75%) Middleware
5 61 (4.08%) XML
6 59 (3.95%) JSON
7 51 (3.41%) Apache Camel
8 42 (2.81%) XSLT
9 39 (2.61%) REST
10 38 (2.54%) HTML
11 33 (2.21%) Swagger
11 33 (2.21%) WireMock
12 31 (2.07%) .NET
12 31 (2.07%) AngularJS
13 29 (1.94%) CSS
14 17 (1.14%) ASP.NET
14 17 (1.14%) jQuery
15 16 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.81%) User Experience
5 49 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.41%) NHS
7 29 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 27 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.20%) CMDB
11 17 (1.14%) PMI
12 16 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.94%) FMCG
13 14 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.80%) Reference Data
15 9 (0.60%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.54%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.54%) Taxonomies
17 7 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 72 (4.82%) Windows
2 63 (4.21%) Linux
3 21 (1.40%) Windows 10
3 21 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 17 (1.14%) Unix
6 10 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.47%) Solaris
9 6 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.27%) Android
11 4 (0.27%) VxWorks
11 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.067%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
3 400 (26.76%) Digital Marketing
4 394 (26.35%) Project Management
5 262 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 207 (13.85%) PRINCE2
7 157 (10.50%) Scrum
8 141 (9.43%) Change Management
9 122 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (7.83%) Risk Management
11 115 (7.69%) Migration
12 107 (7.16%) TDD
13 102 (6.82%) DevOps
14 101 (6.76%) Business Analysis
14 101 (6.76%) ITIL
15 100 (6.69%) Waterfall
16 92 (6.15%) Decision-Making
17 90 (6.02%) Coaching
18 88 (5.89%) SOA
19 83 (5.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 110 (7.36%) Java
2 52 (3.48%) C#
3 48 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 43 (2.88%) SQL
4 43 (2.88%) XPath
5 41 (2.74%) Python
6 34 (2.27%) C
7 29 (1.94%) Java 8
8 23 (1.54%) C++
9 21 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.94%) Ruby
12 12 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.80%) VBA
13 11 (0.74%) Ada
13 11 (0.74%) Go
13 11 (0.74%) Groovy
14 7 (0.47%) PHP
14 7 (0.47%) R
14 7 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 203 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 163 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 124 (8.29%) Degree
4 56 (3.75%) PMI Certification
5 49 (3.28%) PMP
6 37 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.14%) PgMP
7 17 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.87%) APMP
9 11 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.60%) BC Cleared
11 9 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.54%) APMG
13 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.40%) ISEB
14 5 (0.33%) CISSP
14 5 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (13.04%) PMO
2 54 (3.61%) QA
3 38 (2.54%) GDPR
4 19 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.74%) Def Stans
5 11 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.47%) GCP
7 7 (0.47%) HL7
7 7 (0.47%) SLA
8 6 (0.40%) P3O
9 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.13%) COBIT
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.13%) MiFID
13 1 (0.067%) TickIT
System Software
1 28 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.61%) Docker
3 18 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.27%) etcd
6 4 (0.27%) flannel
6 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.27%) XenServer
7 3 (0.20%) QEMU
7 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.13%) Postfix
8 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (2.01%) Ansible
2 27 (1.81%) Puppet
3 26 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 17 (1.14%) Terraform
5 11 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.67%) SCCM
7 9 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.27%) Kibana
10 4 (0.27%) rkt
10 4 (0.27%) WSUS
11 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.20%) PowerCLI
12 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.13%) Nagios
12 2 (0.13%) Netcool
12 2 (0.13%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 451 (30.17%) SAP
2 156 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 99 (6.62%) Oracle
4 49 (3.28%) WSO2
5 24 (1.61%) Cisco
6 19 (1.27%) VMware
7 18 (1.20%) Tableau
8 16 (1.07%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.87%) Google
11 11 (0.74%) Citrix
11 11 (0.74%) IBM
12 10 (0.67%) Juniper
12 10 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.60%) Cadence
14 8 (0.54%) F5
14 8 (0.54%) Progress
15 7 (0.47%) Infoblox
15 7 (0.47%) SevOne
16 6 (0.40%) McAfee