Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 141 130
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 +10
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,804 1,767 2,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.85% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.21% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,239 1,275 1,362
UK median daily rate £500 £451 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.99% +2.39% -2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 70
UK median hourly rate £42.70 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £21.80 £17.37 £24.14
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.55 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.63 £41.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -13.10% -8.38% +38.72%

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 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -2 1,692 £505 +12.22% 324
UK excluding London +2 1,033 £475 +11.76% 212
London -25 738 £550 +7.84% 119
South East -11 284 £463 +11.38% 50
South West +15 199 £425 +13.33% 58
North of England +7 197 £500 +5.84% 41
East of England +17 156 £513 +7.89% 27
North West +14 122 £550 +15.79% 28
Midlands -21 109 £400 -9.09% 27
Scotland +16 81 £413 +8.20% 6
West Midlands -30 55 £400 -6.98% 15
Yorkshire 0 51 £431 -4.17% 10
East Midlands +14 49 £400 -20.00% 12
North East +24 23 £463 +23.33% 3
Wales -27 7 £538 +13.16% 3
Northern Ireland -23 2 £525 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,090 (60.42%) Finance
2 603 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 584 (32.37%) Manufacturing
4 572 (31.71%) SAP
5 565 (31.32%) Telecoms
6 562 (31.15%) Business Intelligence
7 553 (30.65%) Marketing
8 528 (29.27%) Project Management
9 521 (28.88%) Electronics
10 519 (28.77%) Digital Marketing
11 339 (18.79%) PRINCE2
12 336 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 296 (16.41%) Security Cleared
14 275 (15.24%) PMO
15 208 (11.53%) SC Cleared
16 193 (10.70%) Scrum
17 188 (10.42%) Microsoft
18 183 (10.14%) Degree
19 170 (9.42%) Change Management
20 165 (9.15%) Risk Management
21 140 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
22 139 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
23 135 (7.48%) Banking
24 132 (7.32%) TDD
25 128 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
26 125 (6.93%) Oracle
27 123 (6.82%) PMI Certification
28 121 (6.71%) Microsoft Project
29 117 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
30 112 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 72 (3.99%) Mule
2 64 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 55 (3.05%) Oracle Service Bus
3 55 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 15 (0.83%) Confluence
6 13 (0.72%) Apache
6 13 (0.72%) CMS
7 12 (0.67%) nginx
8 9 (0.50%) Mule ESB
9 8 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.39%) Ethereum
10 7 (0.39%) Hyperledger
10 7 (0.39%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.33%) SAS
12 5 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.22%) Drupal
13 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 139 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (6.71%) Microsoft Project
4 112 (6.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (3.49%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.17%) Windchill
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
10 2 (0.11%) Stata
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.055%) InDesign
11 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.67%) Endur
2 12 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 9 (0.50%) Primavera
4 7 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.39%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.22%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.22%) Summit
6 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.17%) Lawson
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.38%) Office 365
4 12 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (0.67%) SaaS
5 10 (0.55%) PaaS
6 9 (0.50%) IaaS
7 8 (0.44%) GitHub
8 7 (0.39%) Force.com
8 7 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 7 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.17%) Serverless
11 3 (0.17%) Trello
11 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.22%) Firewall
1 22 (1.22%) WAN
2 20 (1.11%) LAN
3 14 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.67%) DAB
5 11 (0.61%) DNS
6 10 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (0.50%) Internet
7 9 (0.50%) NX-OS
7 9 (0.50%) Skype
8 7 (0.39%) HTTP
8 7 (0.39%) Intranet
9 6 (0.33%) Broadband
9 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.33%) Network Security
9 6 (0.33%) SMS
9 6 (0.33%) SSL
10 5 (0.28%) VPN
10 5 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.33%) Big Data
2 44 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 34 (1.88%) SQL Server
4 28 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.05%) MySQL
8 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.67%) Blockchain
10 11 (0.61%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.55%) QlikView
11 10 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.44%) HBase
14 7 (0.39%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.33%) Power BI
16 5 (0.28%) OLAP
17 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (3.94%) Maven
2 61 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.33%) JIRA
4 26 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.44%) SoapUI
5 24 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.89%) Selenium
8 14 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.78%) WebDriver
9 12 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (0.55%) Artifactory
10 10 (0.55%) GitLab
11 9 (0.50%) Ant
11 9 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.33%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.33%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.22%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1,090 (60.42%) Finance
2 584 (32.37%) Manufacturing
3 565 (31.32%) Telecoms
4 553 (30.65%) Marketing
5 521 (28.88%) Electronics
6 135 (7.48%) Banking
7 57 (3.16%) Retail
8 44 (2.44%) Legal
9 43 (2.38%) Investment Banking
10 39 (2.16%) Military
11 26 (1.44%) Front Office
12 21 (1.16%) Back Office
13 16 (0.89%) Advertising
14 14 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.72%) Billing
16 12 (0.67%) Local Government
17 11 (0.61%) Law
18 10 (0.55%) Publishing
19 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 351 (19.46%) Project Manager
2 286 (15.85%) Programme Manager
3 205 (11.36%) Developer
4 192 (10.64%) Analyst
5 95 (5.27%) Senior Manager
6 85 (4.71%) Business Analyst
7 77 (4.27%) Architect
8 68 (3.77%) IT Manager
9 66 (3.66%) Senior Project Manager
10 62 (3.44%) Senior Developer
11 55 (3.05%) Integration Developer
12 53 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
13 46 (2.55%) Agile Developer
14 41 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
15 39 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
15 39 (2.16%) Infrastructure Manager
16 37 (2.05%) Java Developer
16 37 (2.05%) Transformation Manager
17 36 (2.00%) Consultant
17 36 (2.00%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.15%) JSON
2 101 (5.60%) SOAP
3 98 (5.43%) XML
4 90 (4.99%) Web Services
5 73 (4.05%) RESTful
6 69 (3.82%) Middleware
7 65 (3.60%) Apache Camel
8 62 (3.44%) XSLT
9 61 (3.38%) Swagger
9 61 (3.38%) WireMock
10 52 (2.88%) .NET
11 48 (2.66%) CSS
12 46 (2.55%) HTML
13 44 (2.44%) REST
14 37 (2.05%) AngularJS
15 22 (1.22%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (1.22%) jQuery
16 21 (1.16%) Node.js
16 21 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 64 (3.55%) User Experience
5 57 (3.16%) PMI
6 39 (2.16%) NHS
7 36 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 26 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.44%) Fintech
10 14 (0.78%) FMCG
11 11 (0.61%) CMDB
12 10 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.50%) Derivative
13 9 (0.50%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.44%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.44%) Equities
14 8 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (3.44%) Windows
2 61 (3.38%) Linux
3 24 (1.33%) Unix
4 15 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 15 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.17%) AIX
8 3 (0.17%) Solaris
8 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.055%) CentOS
10 1 (0.055%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.055%) Debian
10 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.055%) MVS
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (31.15%) Business Intelligence
3 528 (29.27%) Project Management
4 519 (28.77%) Digital Marketing
5 339 (18.79%) PRINCE2
6 336 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 193 (10.70%) Scrum
8 170 (9.42%) Change Management
9 165 (9.15%) Risk Management
10 132 (7.32%) TDD
11 102 (5.65%) DevOps
12 86 (4.77%) ITIL
13 85 (4.71%) SOA
13 85 (4.71%) Waterfall
14 83 (4.60%) Coaching
15 81 (4.49%) Business Analysis
16 80 (4.43%) Project Planning
17 77 (4.27%) Migration
18 76 (4.21%) ERP
18 76 (4.21%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 109 (6.04%) Java
2 83 (4.60%) SQL
3 66 (3.66%) XPath
4 60 (3.33%) Python
5 55 (3.05%) JavaScript
6 47 (2.61%) C#
7 43 (2.38%) C
8 16 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.67%) Ruby
11 10 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.50%) C++
12 9 (0.50%) Groovy
12 9 (0.50%) PHP
13 8 (0.44%) Clojure
13 8 (0.44%) VBA
14 7 (0.39%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.33%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 296 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 208 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 183 (10.14%) Degree
4 123 (6.82%) PMI Certification
5 109 (6.04%) PMP
6 75 (4.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 70 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (1.16%) APMP
10 20 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (0.94%) ISEB
12 15 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.78%) CISSP
13 14 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
14 12 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (0.67%) PgMP
15 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.55%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (15.24%) PMO
2 73 (4.05%) QA
3 50 (2.77%) GDPR
4 28 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.83%) Def Stans
6 15 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
7 14 (0.78%) MiFID
8 12 (0.67%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.61%) SLA
10 9 (0.50%) P3O
11 8 (0.44%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.33%) EMIR
12 6 (0.33%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
14 3 (0.17%) GxP
14 3 (0.17%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
15 2 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 48 (2.66%) Docker
2 23 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.33%) Firmware
7 4 (0.22%) HDFS
8 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.055%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (2.11%) Ansible
2 30 (1.66%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.66%) Puppet
3 18 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.55%) logstash
5 9 (0.50%) Kibana
5 9 (0.50%) Terraform
6 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.28%) SCCM
9 4 (0.22%) Grafana
10 3 (0.17%) Nessus
10 3 (0.17%) Oozie
10 3 (0.17%) Salt
11 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.11%) Control-M
11 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 572 (31.71%) SAP
2 188 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 125 (6.93%) Oracle
4 58 (3.22%) WSO2
5 27 (1.50%) CheckPoint
6 24 (1.33%) VMware
7 23 (1.27%) Citrix
7 23 (1.27%) Google
8 22 (1.22%) Cisco
9 18 (1.00%) Juniper
10 16 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.72%) IBM
12 12 (0.67%) OpenLink
12 12 (0.67%) Tableau
13 11 (0.61%) Adobe
14 9 (0.50%) HP
14 9 (0.50%) Progress
14 9 (0.50%) Workday
15 8 (0.44%) Remedy
15 8 (0.44%) Teradata