The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 185 198
Rank change year-on-year -27 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 562 735 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.36% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.44% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 530 423
Median daily rate £625 £580 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +0.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £775 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £548
% change year-on-year - +0.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.02 £55.00 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -3.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £54.30 £55.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £86.50 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.02 £55.00 £57.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% -3.50%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -21 538 £625 +4.16% 48
London -15 292 £673 +3.46% 26
South East +14 90 £563 - 10
City of London -9 45 £700 - 9
South West -15 36 £455 -15.74% 2
Hampshire +23 34 £525 -12.50% 1
East of England +12 33 £550 -6.38% 1
West Midlands +8 26 £575 +9.52% 3
North West -11 23 £538 -1.14% 5
Berkshire +25 21 £500 -2.43% 1
Yorkshire +24 19 £575 +4.54% 1
Scotland +18 16 £500 +11.11%
Wiltshire +1 16 £650 +38.29% 1
Edinburgh +20 14 £500 -6.97%
Essex -3 14 £550 -2.22% 1
East Midlands -25 13 £594 -1.04%
Corsham +1 12 £650 +54.76%
West Yorkshire +11 11 £575 +2.22% 1
Birmingham +10 11 £625 +16.27%
Manchester -3 11 £575 -9.80% 3
Surrey +1 10 £700 +12.00% 2
Leeds +19 9 £558 -12.54%
Basingstoke - 9 £493 -
Devon - 8 £425 -
Warwickshire +11 7 £606 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £513 -
Bristol -3 7 £425 -29.16%
Exeter - 7 £425 -
Oxfordshire -5 6 £568 -12.69%
Andover - 6 £690 -

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 348 (33.40%) Finance
2 285 (27.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 285 (27.35%) Programme Management
3 246 (23.61%) Project Management
4 237 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (18.81%) PRINCE2
6 143 (13.72%) Banking
7 102 (9.79%) Change Management
8 101 (9.69%) Security Cleared
9 86 (8.25%) PMO
10 85 (8.16%) Retail
11 81 (7.77%) Migration
11 81 (7.77%) Programme Delivery
12 73 (7.01%) SAP
13 72 (6.91%) Risk Management
14 66 (6.33%) SC Cleared
15 64 (6.14%) Telecoms
16 63 (6.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 60 (5.76%) Change Control
18 58 (5.57%) ERP
19 54 (5.18%) Degree
20 53 (5.09%) Data Centre
21 52 (4.99%) Office 365
21 52 (4.99%) PMI Certification
22 51 (4.89%) Microsoft
22 51 (4.89%) Marketing
22 51 (4.89%) GDPR
23 49 (4.70%) Oracle
24 46 (4.41%) ITIL
24 46 (4.41%) Business Intelligence

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 20 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.15%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.96%) Confluence
4 6 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.48%) Documentum
6 4 (0.38%) SAS
7 3 (0.29%) CMS
8 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.096%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.58%) Maximo
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.19%) Primavera
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.096%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.096%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.096%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.99%) Office 365
2 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.73%) PaaS
4 17 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (1.63%) IaaS
5 9 (0.86%) SaaS
5 9 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.096%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.096%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.096%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.096%) Taleo
9 1 (0.096%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.34%) Unified Communications
1 14 (1.34%) WAN
2 13 (1.25%) Skype
3 10 (0.96%) LAN
4 6 (0.58%) MVNO
4 6 (0.58%) Wireless
5 5 (0.48%) Intranet
6 3 (0.29%) Network Security
6 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.19%) Firewall
7 2 (0.19%) Internet
7 2 (0.19%) ISDN
7 2 (0.19%) Telepresence
8 1 (0.096%) 3G
8 1 (0.096%) 4G
8 1 (0.096%) Broadband
8 1 (0.096%) PPP
8 1 (0.096%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.096%) SMS
8 1 (0.096%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (0.96%) Big Data
3 7 (0.67%) Hadoop
3 7 (0.67%) SAP HANA
4 6 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.38%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.38%) QlikView
6 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.29%) Power BI
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.096%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.096%) HBase
8 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.096%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (1.44%) JIRA
2 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.29%) Selenium
3 3 (0.29%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.19%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.096%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.096%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.096%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.096%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.096%) JBehave
5 1 (0.096%) Maven
5 1 (0.096%) Mockito
5 1 (0.096%) Moq
5 1 (0.096%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.096%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.096%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.096%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.096%) WebDriver
General
1 348 (33.40%) Finance
2 143 (13.72%) Banking
3 85 (8.16%) Retail
4 64 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 51 (4.89%) Marketing
6 43 (4.13%) Legal
7 38 (3.65%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.21%) Local Government
9 21 (2.02%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.82%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.44%) Advertising
12 14 (1.34%) Electronics
12 14 (1.34%) Law
13 13 (1.25%) Financial Institution
14 11 (1.06%) Military
15 9 (0.86%) Back Office
15 9 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.48%) Automotive
16 5 (0.48%) Games
17 4 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.48%) .NET
3 3 (0.29%) JFC
3 3 (0.29%) Middleware
3 3 (0.29%) XMPP
4 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.19%) CSS
4 2 (0.19%) HTML
4 2 (0.19%) REST
4 2 (0.19%) Web Services
4 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.096%) D3.js
5 1 (0.096%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.096%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.096%) JSON
5 1 (0.096%) Kafka
5 1 (0.096%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.096%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.096%) Spring
5 1 (0.096%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.09%) Data Centre
2 40 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.36%) PMI
4 27 (2.59%) NHS
5 22 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.25%) Smart Meter
8 11 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (0.96%) FMCG
9 10 (0.96%) User Experience
10 8 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.67%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.58%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.48%) EPoS
13 5 (0.48%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.38%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (2.78%) Windows
2 23 (2.21%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.38%) Android
4 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.096%) Linux
6 1 (0.096%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (27.35%) Programme Management
1 285 (27.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 246 (23.61%) Project Management
3 237 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (18.81%) PRINCE2
5 102 (9.79%) Change Management
6 81 (7.77%) Migration
6 81 (7.77%) Programme Delivery
7 72 (6.91%) Risk Management
8 63 (6.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 60 (5.76%) Change Control
10 58 (5.57%) ERP
11 46 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (4.41%) ITIL
12 45 (4.32%) Service Management
13 44 (4.22%) Waterfall
14 40 (3.84%) Test Strategy
15 39 (3.74%) CRM
16 38 (3.65%) Data Protection
17 37 (3.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (1.15%) C
1 12 (1.15%) SQL
2 11 (1.06%) Java
3 10 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.38%) C#
4 4 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 101 (9.69%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.18%) Degree
4 52 (4.99%) PMI Certification
5 34 (3.26%) PMP
6 31 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 30 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 22 (2.11%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.25%) ISEB
10 12 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.96%) APMP
12 9 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.77%) PgMP
14 6 (0.58%) MBA
15 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.38%) CFA
16 4 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
16 4 (0.38%) CITP
16 4 (0.38%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (8.25%) PMO
2 51 (4.89%) GDPR
3 28 (2.69%) QA
4 17 (1.63%) MiFID
5 11 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.58%) IFRS
7 5 (0.48%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.38%) GAAP
8 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.38%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.29%) EMIR
10 2 (0.19%) SLA
10 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.096%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.096%) GxP
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.096%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.096%) HDFS
3 1 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.096%) Ansible
5 1 (0.096%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.096%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (7.01%) SAP
2 51 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.70%) Oracle
4 14 (1.34%) HP
4 14 (1.34%) IBM
5 12 (1.15%) Cisco
5 12 (1.15%) Remedy
6 9 (0.86%) Adobe
6 9 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (0.77%) CheckPoint
8 7 (0.67%) Guidewire
8 7 (0.67%) Workday
9 6 (0.58%) Motorola
9 6 (0.58%) OpenText
9 6 (0.58%) Siebel
10 5 (0.48%) ATG
10 5 (0.48%) ComArch
10 5 (0.48%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.48%) Gemalto
11 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £615 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: From £45,318 to £51,003 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £750 - £950 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per day + Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Months Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £750 - £800 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago