The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 194 201
Rank change year-on-year -33 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 495 676 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.25% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.31% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 476 425
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £412 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £798 £781 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £55.00 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% -0.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.73 £55.00 £55.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £55.00 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.52 £55.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year -46.33% -0.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Programme Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 461 £613 +5.60% 56
London -35 216 £650 +8.33% 28
South East +14 88 £550 +4.76% 7
West Midlands +34 41 £500 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire +30 33 £625 +13.63% 3
East of England +4 28 £550 +10.27% 5
City of London -13 25 £675 -3.57% 8
Berkshire +27 23 £538 -8.51% 2
South West -10 23 £525 -12.50%
North West +9 21 £563 -2.13% 8
Scotland -15 19 £425 -29.16%
Hampshire +3 18 £500 +15.27% 2
West Yorkshire +14 17 £625 +13.63% 2
Surrey 0 15 £650 +20.37% 1
Solihull - 14 £625 -
Cambridgeshire +17 12 £575 +27.77% 1
Leeds 0 12 £650 +18.18% 1
Reading +20 10 £475 -2.58%
East Midlands -14 10 £588 -6.00%
Edinburgh -18 10 £450 -26.53%
North Yorkshire +15 9 £550 -
Glasgow +4 9 £343 -31.50%
Wiltshire +4 9 £415 -20.38%
Manchester +5 8 £657 -0.90% 6
Kent - 8 £505 -
Warwickshire +5 7 £500 -9.09%
Cheshire +27 6 £619 +5.31%
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £475 - 1
South Wales - 6 £569 -
Cardiff - 6 £569 -

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 339 (34.84%) Finance
2 290 (29.80%) Programme Management
3 252 (25.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 252 (25.90%) Project Management
4 202 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (17.78%) PRINCE2
6 134 (13.77%) Banking
7 100 (10.28%) Change Management
8 88 (9.04%) Retail
9 84 (8.63%) Migration
10 83 (8.53%) PMO
11 82 (8.43%) Security Cleared
12 69 (7.09%) Risk Management
13 61 (6.27%) PMI Certification
14 56 (5.76%) SC Cleared
15 53 (5.45%) Data Centre
16 52 (5.34%) SAP
17 49 (5.04%) Degree
18 47 (4.83%) Microsoft
19 45 (4.62%) ITIL
19 45 (4.62%) PMP
19 45 (4.62%) Test Strategy
20 44 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (4.52%) Telecoms
21 43 (4.42%) ERP
22 42 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
22 42 (4.32%) Change Control
23 41 (4.21%) CRM
23 41 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 41 (4.21%) Waterfall

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 22 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.82%) CMS
3 6 (0.62%) Confluence
4 5 (0.51%) Documentum
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.31%) SAS
5 3 (0.31%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (3.29%) MS Project
2 29 (2.98%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.47%) MS Office
4 17 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Maximo
2 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.41%) Primavera
4 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.88%) Office 365
2 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.51%) SaaS
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
6 2 (0.21%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.06%) WAN
2 16 (1.64%) LAN
3 9 (0.92%) Unified Communications
4 7 (0.72%) Intranet
5 5 (0.51%) MVNO
6 4 (0.41%) Firewall
6 4 (0.41%) Internet
6 4 (0.41%) Skype
6 4 (0.41%) Telepresence
6 4 (0.41%) WebEx
6 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.41%) Wireless
7 3 (0.31%) Extranet
8 2 (0.21%) ATM
9 1 (0.10%) Broadband
9 1 (0.10%) DMZ
9 1 (0.10%) PPP
9 1 (0.10%) SAN
9 1 (0.10%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.10%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.51%) Big Data
2 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.31%) GIS
4 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.31%) QlikView
4 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.21%) Power BI
5 2 (0.21%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.21%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.10%) EDMS
6 1 (0.10%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (1.13%) JIRA
2 8 (0.82%) Selenium
3 6 (0.62%) HP UFT
3 6 (0.62%) JUnit
4 3 (0.31%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.21%) LSMW
5 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.21%) TestPartner
5 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.10%) JBehave
6 1 (0.10%) Mockito
6 1 (0.10%) Moq
6 1 (0.10%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 339 (34.84%) Finance
2 134 (13.77%) Banking
3 88 (9.04%) Retail
4 44 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.19%) Legal
6 29 (2.98%) Marketing
7 24 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.26%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.75%) Advertising
9 17 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.13%) Back Office
10 11 (1.13%) Law
11 10 (1.03%) Front Office
11 10 (1.03%) Local Government
12 6 (0.62%) Electronics
12 6 (0.62%) Publishing
13 5 (0.51%) Billing
13 5 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.51%) Middleware
3 4 (0.41%) Velocity
4 2 (0.21%) .NET
4 2 (0.21%) Web Services
4 2 (0.21%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.10%) CSS
5 1 (0.10%) CSS3
5 1 (0.10%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.10%) HTML
5 1 (0.10%) HTML5
5 1 (0.10%) RESTful
5 1 (0.10%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.10%) Spring
5 1 (0.10%) XML
5 1 (0.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.80%) PMI
4 28 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.85%) NHS
7 12 (1.23%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.82%) User Experience
9 7 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.62%) Derivative
10 6 (0.62%) EPoS
11 5 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.41%) FMCG
12 4 (0.41%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.31%) Contactless
13 3 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (2.77%) Windows
2 12 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.41%) Android
4 3 (0.31%) Linux
4 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.21%) AIX
5 2 (0.21%) Solaris
5 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) Unix
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (29.80%) Programme Management
2 252 (25.90%) Project Management
2 252 (25.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 202 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 100 (10.28%) Change Management
6 84 (8.63%) Migration
7 69 (7.09%) Risk Management
8 45 (4.62%) ITIL
8 45 (4.62%) Test Strategy
9 43 (4.42%) ERP
10 42 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (4.32%) Change Control
11 41 (4.21%) CRM
11 41 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 41 (4.21%) Waterfall
12 37 (3.80%) Analytics
13 36 (3.70%) Programme Governance
14 35 (3.60%) Business Transformation
14 35 (3.60%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.23%) C
2 10 (1.03%) SQL
3 7 (0.72%) Java
4 1 (0.10%) C++
4 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.27%) PMI Certification
3 56 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 49 (5.04%) Degree
5 45 (4.62%) PMP
6 32 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 32 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (1.64%) APMP
8 15 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.23%) ISEB
10 11 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.03%) PgMP
12 5 (0.51%) CISM
12 5 (0.51%) CISSP
13 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.41%) MBA
14 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.21%) CISA
16 1 (0.10%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (8.53%) PMO
2 29 (2.98%) QA
3 18 (1.85%) GDPR
4 10 (1.03%) MiFID
5 9 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.51%) GAAP
8 4 (0.41%) IFRS
8 4 (0.41%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.41%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.41%) SLA
9 3 (0.31%) EMIR
9 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.21%) Basel III
10 2 (0.21%) COREP
10 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.21%) FINREP
10 2 (0.21%) GxP
10 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.21%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.10%) NFS
2 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (5.34%) SAP
2 47 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 29 (2.98%) Oracle
4 16 (1.64%) Cisco
4 16 (1.64%) IBM
5 14 (1.44%) HP
6 10 (1.03%) Remedy
6 10 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (0.92%) Workday
8 8 (0.82%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.62%) OpenText
9 6 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.51%) Adobe
10 5 (0.51%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.51%) Google
10 5 (0.51%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.41%) ATG
11 4 (0.41%) Citrix
11 4 (0.41%) ComArch
11 4 (0.41%) Gemalto
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £750 - £820 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Orbis Executive Search
Rate: From £650 to £975 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £35000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £598 per day
Posted: 2 days ago