Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 154 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 +29 +9
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 1,180 746 1,424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.72% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.00% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 509 1,025
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £418 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.48% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £638
90th Percentile £747 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 20
10th Percentile £15.83 £17.96 £16.83
25th Percentile £25.66 £38.23 £19.61
Median hourly rate £38.46 £46.71 £23.50
Median % change year-on-year -17.67% +98.78% -41.25%
75th Percentile £53.06 £54.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £69.22 £60.00 £43.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.37 £50.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -37.89% +114.89% -35.62%

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 54,455 37,257 79,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.82% 85.95% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,195 24,879 52,887
10th Percentile £313 £300 £303
25th Percentile £400 £388 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £678 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,536 1,072 2,051
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.11 £14.27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.52 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.00% +0.10% +12.50%
75th Percentile £47.31 £46.00 £44.19
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.22 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.39% -8.89% +18.42%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Programme Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Programme Management.

Daily rate trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Programme Management over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Programme Management.

Hourly rate trend for Programme Management in the UK

Programme Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Programme Management over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 +27 991 £548 +4.29% 138
UK excluding London +26 537 £525 +5.00% 102
London +8 439 £575 +4.55% 46
Work from Home -56 338 £500 +3.63% 19
South East +33 123 £575 +19.17% 24
South West +1 119 £525 - 26
North of England +31 98 £534 +18.61% 17
Scotland +12 97 £433 -2.81% 6
North West +28 77 £534 +14.17% 12
Midlands +7 56 £525 +16.67% 10
East Midlands +24 28 £575 +36.50% 3
West Midlands -9 28 £500 +5.26% 6
East of England -10 28 £500 -4.76% 15
Yorkshire 0 17 £550 +5.77% 4
Wales +17 16 £500 - 5
North East +6 4 £438 +2.58% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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.

1 659 (55.85%) Finance
2 521 (44.15%) Public Sector
3 438 (37.12%) SAP
4 422 (35.76%) Telecoms
5 418 (35.42%) Manufacturing
5 418 (35.42%) Marketing
6 417 (35.34%) Business Intelligence
7 398 (33.73%) Digital Marketing
8 397 (33.64%) Electronics
9 359 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
10 313 (26.53%) Social Skills
11 252 (21.36%) Project Management
12 228 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 182 (15.42%) Security Cleared
14 148 (12.54%) PMO
15 142 (12.03%) Microsoft
16 139 (11.78%) Azure
17 136 (11.53%) SC Cleared
18 134 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
19 131 (11.10%) Project Delivery
20 114 (9.66%) Scrum
21 113 (9.58%) PRINCE2
22 106 (8.98%) DevOps
23 104 (8.81%) Migration
24 96 (8.14%) Analytics
25 93 (7.88%) Degree
26 82 (6.95%) Change Management
26 82 (6.95%) AWS
27 77 (6.53%) Business Case
28 76 (6.44%) 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 30 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.46%) Confluence
3 10 (0.85%) CMS
4 7 (0.59%) Apache
4 7 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.17%) SAS
6 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.085%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.085%) Appian
7 1 (0.085%) Drupal
7 1 (0.085%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.085%) IIS
7 1 (0.085%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.085%) MTS
7 1 (0.085%) nginx
7 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 56 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.085%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 14 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.42%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.25%) iTrent
8 3 (0.25%) Primavera
9 2 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
9 2 (0.17%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle AGIS
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.085%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.085%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 139 (11.78%) Azure
2 82 (6.95%) AWS
3 62 (5.25%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (4.49%) IaaS
5 41 (3.47%) PaaS
6 38 (3.22%) SaaS
7 28 (2.37%) Amazon EKS
7 28 (2.37%) Power Platform
8 23 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.36%) GCP
10 13 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (0.93%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.51%) Boomi
13 6 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.51%) GitHub
13 6 (0.51%) Snowflake
14 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.34%) Miro
15 4 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.44%) VPN
2 16 (1.36%) Firewall
3 14 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.02%) HTTP
5 9 (0.76%) Network Security
6 8 (0.68%) Wireless
7 7 (0.59%) LAN
8 5 (0.42%) PBX
8 5 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.34%) DNS
9 4 (0.34%) SSL
9 4 (0.34%) WAN
10 3 (0.25%) 5G
10 3 (0.25%) Internet
10 3 (0.25%) Intranet
10 3 (0.25%) Skype
10 3 (0.25%) VoIP
11 2 (0.17%) Multicast
11 2 (0.17%) SD-WAN
11 2 (0.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (1.61%) Power BI
3 18 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 15 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 14 (1.19%) Big Data
6 13 (1.10%) Data Lake
6 13 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.68%) Tableau
9 7 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.59%) QlikView
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.51%) Pentaho
10 6 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.34%) GIS
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (5.68%) JIRA
2 43 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.02%) Subversion
5 8 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.68%) GitLab
6 7 (0.59%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.25%) JMeter
9 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.085%) Appium
10 1 (0.085%) MSTest
10 1 (0.085%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.085%) Terragrunt
10 1 (0.085%) Xcode
General
1 659 (55.85%) Finance
2 521 (44.15%) Public Sector
3 422 (35.76%) Telecoms
4 418 (35.42%) Manufacturing
4 418 (35.42%) Marketing
5 397 (33.64%) Electronics
6 313 (26.53%) Social Skills
7 134 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
9 42 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
10 40 (3.39%) Banking
11 32 (2.71%) Retail
12 27 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
13 14 (1.19%) Games
13 14 (1.19%) Legal
13 14 (1.19%) Local Government
14 13 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (1.10%) Publishing
15 10 (0.85%) Automotive
16 6 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 197 (16.69%) Project Manager
2 193 (16.36%) Programme Manager
3 131 (11.10%) Architect
4 95 (8.05%) Analyst
5 60 (5.08%) Consultant
6 55 (4.66%) Developer
7 52 (4.41%) Data Architect
8 46 (3.90%) IT Manager
9 45 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 42 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
11 40 (3.39%) Technical Manager
12 38 (3.22%) Data Modeller
13 35 (2.97%) Senior Manager
14 29 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
15 28 (2.37%) Business Analyst
15 28 (2.37%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (2.20%) Scrum Master
17 25 (2.12%) Enterprise Architect
18 22 (1.86%) Transformation Manager
19 21 (1.78%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.71%) Kafka
2 23 (1.95%) Node.js
3 21 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 20 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (1.53%) .NET
5 18 (1.53%) Web Services
6 15 (1.27%) HTML
7 13 (1.10%) XML
8 12 (1.02%) EDI
8 12 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (0.93%) JSON
9 11 (0.93%) Middleware
10 9 (0.76%) GraphQL
11 8 (0.68%) .NET Core
12 7 (0.59%) CSS
13 6 (0.51%) Velocity
14 5 (0.42%) J2EE
14 5 (0.42%) React
14 5 (0.42%) Redux
14 5 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.85%) NHS
2 58 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.78%) Social Media
6 18 (1.53%) PMI
7 17 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 16 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
9 15 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.10%) User Experience
11 9 (0.76%) FMCG
12 8 (0.68%) CMDB
12 8 (0.68%) Derivative
12 8 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.51%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.51%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.51%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.51%) Replication
14 5 (0.42%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.93%) Windows
2 60 (5.08%) Linux
3 22 (1.86%) Windows 10
4 19 (1.61%) Unix
5 14 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.10%) Android
7 12 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.68%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.34%) AIX
11 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.34%) zOS
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.25%) CentOS
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (35.34%) Business Intelligence
2 398 (33.73%) Digital Marketing
3 359 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (21.36%) Project Management
5 228 (19.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 131 (11.10%) Project Delivery
7 114 (9.66%) Scrum
8 113 (9.58%) PRINCE2
9 106 (8.98%) DevOps
10 104 (8.81%) Migration
11 96 (8.14%) Analytics
12 82 (6.95%) Change Management
13 77 (6.53%) Business Case
14 76 (6.44%) Risk Management
15 74 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (6.02%) Decision-Making
17 62 (5.25%) Data Architecture
17 62 (5.25%) ITIL
18 60 (5.08%) Data Analysis
19 58 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.34%) SQL
2 59 (5.00%) Python
3 47 (3.98%) Java
4 29 (2.46%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.29%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.20%) Perl
7 22 (1.86%) C
8 14 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 14 (1.19%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.10%) Ruby
10 12 (1.02%) C#
11 8 (0.68%) Kotlin
12 7 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.42%) Ada
13 5 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.34%) R
15 3 (0.25%) VB
15 3 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 182 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 93 (7.88%) Degree
4 49 (4.15%) DV Cleared
5 37 (3.14%) PMP
6 35 (2.97%) PMI Certification
7 23 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.53%) APMP
8 18 (1.53%) CISSP
9 11 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 11 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.85%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.51%) CISM
13 6 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 5 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (12.54%) PMO
2 40 (3.39%) QA
3 27 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.76%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.68%) SLA
8 7 (0.59%) GDPR
9 6 (0.51%) NIST
9 6 (0.51%) RMADS
10 4 (0.34%) NCSC
11 3 (0.25%) GRC
11 3 (0.25%) HL7
11 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.25%) P3O
12 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.085%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 53 (4.49%) Docker
2 42 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.42%) vSphere
5 4 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.085%) XenApp
6 1 (0.085%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.05%) Terraform
3 35 (2.97%) Ansible
4 26 (2.20%) Rancher
5 23 (1.95%) Istio
6 22 (1.86%) Prometheus
7 20 (1.69%) Consul
7 20 (1.69%) Fluentd
7 20 (1.69%) Grafana
7 20 (1.69%) Kibana
7 20 (1.69%) logstash
8 18 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 11 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.93%) SCCM
9 11 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.51%) vRealize
11 5 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.34%) Avamar
12 4 (0.34%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 438 (37.12%) SAP
2 142 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.34%) Oracle
4 43 (3.64%) Remedy
5 33 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (2.46%) Sparx
7 25 (2.12%) Google
8 21 (1.78%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.78%) Splunk
9 20 (1.69%) AppDynamics
10 19 (1.61%) VMware
11 14 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.19%) IBM
12 13 (1.10%) Dell
13 12 (1.02%) Workday
14 11 (0.93%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.93%) Samsung
15 10 (0.85%) Informatica
16 8 (0.68%) Cerner
16 8 (0.68%) Kenexa