Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 218 232
Rank change year-on-year -36 +14 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 1036 1252 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.20% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.27% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 883 815
UK median daily rate £600 £580 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% -
10th Percentile £426 £420 £407
90th Percentile £836 £813 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £560 £550 £530
% change year-on-year +1.86% +3.77% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
UK median hourly rate £35.63 £54.00 £25.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.02% +111.47% -43.26%
10th Percentile £31.78 £36.40 £24.14
90th Percentile £50.90 £91.20 £85.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.63 £44.50 £25.54
% change year-on-year -19.93% +74.27% -43.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Programme Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programme Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -33 986 £600 - 45
London -51 531 £650 +4.00% 19
UK excluding London -15 484 £560 +1.86% 26
South East -15 155 £530 -3.64% 10
North of England +30 109 £595 +13.33% 3
Midlands -9 100 £588 +6.82% 7
West Midlands +10 69 £550 +4.27% 5
North West -3 62 £600 +9.09%
East of England -27 43 £625 +4.17% 5
South West -17 42 £455 -22.65% 1
Yorkshire +11 37 £588 -9.62% 3
Scotland -17 29 £515 +3.00%
East Midlands -12 24 £625 - 1
North East +60 9 £458 +8.93%
Wales +10 4 £563 +27.12%
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 361 (34.85%) Finance
2 319 (30.79%) Programme Management
3 316 (30.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 229 (22.10%) Project Management
5 195 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (16.89%) PRINCE2
7 126 (12.16%) Banking
8 106 (10.23%) Change Management
9 87 (8.40%) Programme Delivery
10 86 (8.30%) Migration
11 82 (7.92%) GDPR
12 75 (7.24%) PMO
13 68 (6.56%) ERP
14 66 (6.37%) SAP
14 66 (6.37%) Security Cleared
15 64 (6.18%) Retail
16 58 (5.60%) Business Transformation
17 56 (5.41%) Risk Management
18 55 (5.31%) Telecoms
18 55 (5.31%) Waterfall
19 47 (4.54%) Microsoft
20 46 (4.44%) Marketing
21 45 (4.34%) Oracle
22 44 (4.25%) SC Cleared
22 44 (4.25%) Data Centre
22 44 (4.25%) Programme Governance
23 43 (4.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 43 (4.15%) Degree
24 41 (3.96%) CRM
24 41 (3.96%) PMP

Programme Manager Skill Set
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 15 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.39%) CMS
3 4 (0.39%) Confluence
4 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.097%) Moodle
6 1 (0.097%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.097%) SAS
6 1 (0.097%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) Maya
7 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (0.39%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.99%) Office 365
2 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.25%) SaaS
4 12 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.77%) PaaS
7 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.48%) IaaS
8 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.097%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.097%) Google Play
10 1 (0.097%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.097%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.097%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.097%) Slack
10 1 (0.097%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.32%) WAN
2 13 (1.25%) SMS
3 11 (1.06%) LAN
4 8 (0.77%) Skype
5 7 (0.68%) Intranet
6 6 (0.58%) Internet
6 6 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.48%) Network Security
7 5 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.39%) Broadband
8 4 (0.39%) Firewall
8 4 (0.39%) VoIP
8 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.29%) Wireless
10 2 (0.19%) ATM
10 2 (0.19%) DWDM
10 2 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.19%) ISDN
10 2 (0.19%) SAN
10 2 (0.19%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.25%) Big Data
2 8 (0.77%) Blockchain
2 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.19%) HBase
5 2 (0.19%) IDOL
5 2 (0.19%) Impala
5 2 (0.19%) Mahout
5 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.19%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.097%) GIS
6 1 (0.097%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (1.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.29%) Zephyr
3 2 (0.19%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.097%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.097%) Visual Studio
General
1 361 (34.85%) Finance
2 126 (12.16%) Banking
3 64 (6.18%) Retail
4 55 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.44%) Marketing
6 37 (3.57%) Legal
7 27 (2.61%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.51%) Local Government
9 24 (2.32%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 16 (1.54%) Back Office
12 13 (1.25%) Advertising
13 11 (1.06%) Electronics
13 11 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.87%) Law
15 8 (0.77%) Front Office
16 7 (0.68%) Billing
17 5 (0.48%) Automotive
17 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.48%) JFC
3 4 (0.39%) XML
4 2 (0.19%) .NET
4 2 (0.19%) EDI
4 2 (0.19%) Kafka
4 2 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.19%) SOAP
5 1 (0.097%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.097%) CGI
5 1 (0.097%) D3.js
5 1 (0.097%) JSON
5 1 (0.097%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.097%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.25%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (1.93%) PMI
5 16 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.54%) NHS
5 16 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.06%) User Experience
7 10 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.77%) FMCG
9 7 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.58%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.48%) Fintech
11 5 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.39%) EPoS
12 4 (0.39%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.45%) Windows
2 9 (0.87%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.39%) MVS
4 1 (0.097%) Android
4 1 (0.097%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.097%) Linux
4 1 (0.097%) Solaris
4 1 (0.097%) Unix
4 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.097%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (30.79%) Programme Management
2 316 (30.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 229 (22.10%) Project Management
4 195 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (16.89%) PRINCE2
6 106 (10.23%) Change Management
7 87 (8.40%) Programme Delivery
8 86 (8.30%) Migration
9 68 (6.56%) ERP
10 58 (5.60%) Business Transformation
11 56 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 55 (5.31%) Waterfall
13 44 (4.25%) Programme Governance
14 43 (4.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 41 (3.96%) Change Control
15 41 (3.96%) CRM
16 40 (3.86%) Data Protection
17 37 (3.57%) Scrum
18 36 (3.47%) ITIL
18 36 (3.47%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (2.32%) C
2 9 (0.87%) Java
3 7 (0.68%) SQL
4 3 (0.29%) C#
5 1 (0.097%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.097%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.25%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.15%) Degree
4 41 (3.96%) PMI Certification
4 41 (3.96%) PMP
5 38 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.48%) APMP
9 5 (0.48%) ISEB
9 5 (0.48%) MBA
9 5 (0.48%) PgMP
10 4 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.29%) CIPD
11 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.92%) GDPR
2 75 (7.24%) PMO
3 36 (3.47%) QA
4 11 (1.06%) MiFID
5 8 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.58%) IFRS
7 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.29%) GAAP
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.29%) PSD2
9 2 (0.19%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.19%) EMIR
9 2 (0.19%) GCP
9 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.097%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.19%) Firmware
2 2 (0.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.097%) Docker
3 1 (0.097%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.39%) SCCM
2 2 (0.19%) MOM
2 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.097%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.097%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.097%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.097%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (6.37%) SAP
2 47 (4.54%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.34%) Oracle
4 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 8 (0.77%) Google
6 8 (0.77%) Remedy
7 7 (0.68%) Adobe
8 6 (0.58%) Cisco
8 6 (0.58%) Siebel
8 6 (0.58%) Workday
9 5 (0.48%) Amdocs
9 5 (0.48%) Capita
9 5 (0.48%) Ericsson
9 5 (0.48%) Hyperion
9 5 (0.48%) Motorola
9 5 (0.48%) Nokia
10 4 (0.39%) HP
10 4 (0.39%) Pega
10 4 (0.39%) Temenos