Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 134 125
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 2070 2028 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 1.87% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.24% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1485 1425
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +7.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £308 £293 £269
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +6.00% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 44
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.23% -18.97%
10th Percentile £22.92 £30.08 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £55.03 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.16% +10.26% -23.90%

Programme Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80681 90563 91135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.37% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52946 59820 58163
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2208 2612
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +28 1972 £500 +5.26% 245
UK excluding London +39 1208 £451 +6.00% 160
London +14 821 £533 +1.43% 95
South East +41 375 £458 +2.37% 35
South West +19 276 £420 +7.69% 57
North of England -6 190 £450 +5.88% 24
East of England +63 174 £538 +4.83% 23
Midlands -11 116 £450 - 10
Yorkshire +52 92 £475 -5.00% 6
North West -42 75 £455 +3.41% 12
West Midlands +14 74 £463 +2.78% 6
Scotland +1 60 £450 +34.83% 7
East Midlands -30 38 £394 -12.26% 4
North East +23 21 £364 -3.00% 6
Wales +5 15 £539 +2.62% 4
Northern Ireland -47 1 £280 -36.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1343 (64.88%) Finance
2 939 (45.36%) Telecoms
3 924 (44.64%) Manufacturing
4 907 (43.82%) SAP
5 899 (43.43%) Marketing
6 872 (42.13%) Business Intelligence
7 854 (41.26%) Digital Marketing
8 849 (41.01%) Electronics
9 745 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
10 556 (26.86%) Project Management
11 440 (21.26%) Security Cleared
12 336 (16.23%) SC Cleared
13 318 (15.36%) PRINCE2
14 309 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 251 (12.13%) PMO
16 249 (12.03%) Scrum
17 216 (10.43%) TDD
18 189 (9.13%) DevOps
19 184 (8.89%) Java
20 183 (8.84%) Microsoft
21 180 (8.70%) JSON
22 177 (8.55%) Change Management
23 174 (8.41%) Oracle
23 174 (8.41%) Degree
24 157 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
25 150 (7.25%) XML
26 149 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
27 139 (6.71%) SQL
28 136 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
29 135 (6.52%) Microsoft Project

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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 82 (3.96%) Mule
3 72 (3.48%) Oracle Service Bus
3 72 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 41 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 28 (1.35%) Confluence
6 25 (1.21%) CMS
7 22 (1.06%) Apache
8 19 (0.92%) nginx
9 17 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (0.68%) Drupal
11 13 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.53%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.48%) Mule ESB
14 9 (0.43%) SAS
15 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.39%) TPMS
16 6 (0.29%) Ethereum
Applications
1 149 (7.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
3 135 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
4 113 (5.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 65 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.24%) SPSS
9 4 (0.19%) Stata
10 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
11 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.048%) Simulink
11 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.82%) Primavera
3 12 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.29%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.29%) SAP FI-AP
6 6 (0.29%) SAP SRM
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) Summit
9 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (3.57%) Office 365
3 51 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.21%) IaaS
5 18 (0.87%) PaaS
6 15 (0.72%) GitHub
7 14 (0.68%) G Suite
8 12 (0.58%) SaaS
9 11 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.39%) Yammer
13 7 (0.34%) AdWords
13 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.29%) Force.com
14 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.46%) Firewall
2 47 (2.27%) LAN
2 47 (2.27%) WAN
3 28 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.35%) VPN
4 25 (1.21%) HTTP
5 22 (1.06%) DNS
5 22 (1.06%) Network Security
6 19 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 19 (0.92%) Wireless
7 17 (0.82%) SAN
8 16 (0.77%) SSL
9 15 (0.72%) LTE
10 14 (0.68%) Skype
10 14 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.63%) 3G
11 13 (0.63%) Internet
11 13 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.63%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.58%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (3.33%) Big Data
3 66 (3.19%) Hadoop
4 46 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 38 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.55%) MySQL
6 32 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.21%) HBase
9 20 (0.97%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 15 (0.72%) Power BI
13 12 (0.58%) QlikView
14 11 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.43%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 119 (5.75%) Maven
2 93 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 73 (3.53%) Jenkins
4 53 (2.56%) JIRA
5 32 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 15 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 15 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.63%) Artifactory
7 13 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 13 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.53%) Grunt
10 10 (0.48%) IntelliJ
11 9 (0.43%) GitLab
11 9 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (0.43%) Selenium
12 8 (0.39%) Ant
13 6 (0.29%) gulp
13 6 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 1343 (64.88%) Finance
2 939 (45.36%) Telecoms
3 924 (44.64%) Manufacturing
4 899 (43.43%) Marketing
5 849 (41.01%) Electronics
6 129 (6.23%) Banking
7 101 (4.88%) Retail
8 40 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 36 (1.74%) Military
10 32 (1.55%) Legal
11 20 (0.97%) Front Office
12 19 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.82%) Publishing
14 16 (0.77%) Law
14 16 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.58%) Local Government
16 11 (0.53%) Back Office
17 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.43%) Automotive
18 9 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 295 (14.25%) Project Manager
2 288 (13.91%) Programme Manager
3 280 (13.53%) Developer
4 185 (8.94%) Analyst
5 84 (4.06%) Consultant
6 82 (3.96%) Architect
7 81 (3.91%) Senior Manager
8 79 (3.82%) Business Analyst
9 78 (3.77%) Agile Developer
10 73 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 65 (3.14%) IT Manager
12 60 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
13 57 (2.75%) Integration Developer
13 57 (2.75%) Java Developer
13 57 (2.75%) Senior Developer
14 55 (2.66%) PMO Analyst
14 55 (2.66%) SOA Developer
15 48 (2.32%) Administrator
16 42 (2.03%) Senior Project Manager
17 41 (1.98%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (8.70%) JSON
2 150 (7.25%) XML
3 124 (5.99%) Middleware
4 106 (5.12%) Swagger
4 106 (5.12%) XSLT
5 103 (4.98%) WireMock
6 86 (4.15%) Apache Camel
7 73 (3.53%) HTML
8 72 (3.48%) Web Services
9 69 (3.33%) .NET
10 65 (3.14%) CSS
11 60 (2.90%) REST
12 56 (2.71%) AngularJS
13 54 (2.61%) SOAP
14 50 (2.42%) RESTful
15 45 (2.17%) Node.js
16 42 (2.03%) JSON Schema
17 40 (1.93%) ASP.NET
18 35 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
19 33 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 157 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 127 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.91%) PMI
4 79 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.61%) User Experience
6 51 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 41 (1.98%) NHS
8 36 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 18 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 17 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 14 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.63%) Equities
13 13 (0.63%) Fintech
13 13 (0.63%) FMCG
13 13 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.58%) PKI
15 10 (0.48%) Derivative
15 10 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.14%) Linux
2 98 (4.73%) Windows
3 57 (2.75%) Unix
4 30 (1.45%) Android
5 29 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 25 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.53%) AIX
12 10 (0.48%) Solaris
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.24%) CentOS
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.14%) SUSE
16 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (42.13%) Business Intelligence
2 854 (41.26%) Digital Marketing
3 745 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
4 556 (26.86%) Project Management
5 318 (15.36%) PRINCE2
6 309 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 249 (12.03%) Scrum
8 216 (10.43%) TDD
9 189 (9.13%) DevOps
10 177 (8.55%) Change Management
11 132 (6.38%) ITIL
12 131 (6.33%) SOA
13 113 (5.46%) Risk Management
14 106 (5.12%) Configuration Management
14 106 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
15 99 (4.78%) Migration
16 89 (4.30%) Change Control
17 85 (4.11%) Project Planning
18 81 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 77 (3.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (8.89%) Java
2 139 (6.71%) SQL
3 111 (5.36%) XPath
4 83 (4.01%) Python
5 82 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 63 (3.04%) C#
7 34 (1.64%) C
8 32 (1.55%) Ruby
9 27 (1.30%) PHP
10 26 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.82%) VB
13 16 (0.77%) Go
14 14 (0.68%) C++
15 12 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.58%) R
16 10 (0.48%) Clojure
17 8 (0.39%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.34%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 440 (21.26%) Security Cleared
2 336 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 174 (8.41%) Degree
4 130 (6.28%) PMI Certification
5 102 (4.93%) PMP
6 73 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 53 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
9 23 (1.11%) ISEB
10 21 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.97%) MAPM
12 15 (0.72%) CISM
13 14 (0.68%) PgMP
13 14 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (0.63%) CCNA
14 13 (0.63%) CISSP
15 10 (0.48%) APMP
16 9 (0.43%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (12.13%) PMO
2 75 (3.62%) QA
3 32 (1.55%) GDPR
4 22 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.87%) MiFID
6 16 (0.77%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.53%) P3O
7 11 (0.53%) SLA
8 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.34%) EMIR
9 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.19%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.19%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.19%) GAAP
12 3 (0.14%) COBIT
12 3 (0.14%) HL7
12 3 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 72 (3.48%) Docker
2 36 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.68%) HDFS
5 12 (0.58%) vSphere
6 10 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.34%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.29%) XenServer
9 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.14%) XenApp
11 2 (0.097%) NFS
11 2 (0.097%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.097%) Samba
11 2 (0.097%) Squid
11 2 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.048%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 80 (3.86%) Puppet
2 78 (3.77%) Ansible
3 60 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.87%) Terraform
6 13 (0.63%) Kibana
6 13 (0.63%) logstash
7 12 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.48%) Salt
9 9 (0.43%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.39%) Grafana
10 8 (0.39%) SCCM
11 6 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 3 (0.14%) Packer
14 3 (0.14%) SCOM
14 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 907 (43.82%) SAP
2 183 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 174 (8.41%) Oracle
4 73 (3.53%) WSO2
5 55 (2.66%) VMware
6 48 (2.32%) Cisco
7 34 (1.64%) Google
8 25 (1.21%) IBM
9 23 (1.11%) HP
10 19 (0.92%) Juniper
11 16 (0.77%) CheckPoint
11 16 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.72%) Citrix
13 14 (0.68%) Motorola
13 14 (0.68%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.63%) Tableau
15 12 (0.58%) Adobe
15 12 (0.58%) MobileIron
15 12 (0.58%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.53%) Workday