Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 October 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 116 103
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing Programme Management 73 68 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.47% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.75% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 80
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £244 £269
90th Percentile £688 £550 £639
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.88 £17.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.60% -53.95% -6.02%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year -12.22% +14.30% -8.12%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,323 3,893 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.05% 84.08% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,591 2,482 3,112
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 140 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £32.50 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

Programme Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Programme Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Programme Management in the West Midlands

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Management in the West Midlands

Programme Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Management in the West Midlands

Programme Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Management in the West Midlands

Programme Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Coventry -17 14 £430 -7.03% 1
Birmingham -10 12 £475 +21.02% 5
Herefordshire - 12 £420 -
Warwickshire +13 9 £375 -19.35% 4
Shropshire - 9 £580 -
Walsall - 3 £375 -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 4
Wolverhampton -7 1 £575 +64.29%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £625 -
Programme Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Programme Management.

1 36 (49.32%) Finance
2 32 (43.84%) Project Management
3 23 (31.51%) PRINCE2
4 22 (30.14%) Manufacturing
5 20 (27.40%) SAP
6 19 (26.03%) Telecoms
6 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (26.03%) PMO
7 18 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (23.29%) Electronics
8 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (23.29%) Marketing
8 17 (23.29%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
10 13 (17.81%) DV Cleared
10 13 (17.81%) ITIL
11 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Project
13 9 (12.33%) Risk Management
13 9 (12.33%) Decision-Making
14 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.96%) Military
14 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
15 7 (9.59%) Retail
15 7 (9.59%) Product Management
15 7 (9.59%) Line Management
15 7 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
16 6 (8.22%) Migration
16 6 (8.22%) Service Management

Programme Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Wireless
2 3 (4.11%) DHCP
2 3 (4.11%) DMVPN
2 3 (4.11%) IPsec
2 3 (4.11%) Multicast
2 3 (4.11%) OSPF
2 3 (4.11%) SNMP
3 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) LAN
3 2 (2.74%) MPLS
3 2 (2.74%) WAN
3 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.74%) WLAN
4 1 (1.37%) Broadband
4 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 36 (49.32%) Finance
2 22 (30.14%) Manufacturing
3 19 (26.03%) Telecoms
4 17 (23.29%) Electronics
4 17 (23.29%) Marketing
5 8 (10.96%) Military
6 7 (9.59%) Retail
7 4 (5.48%) Legal
8 3 (4.11%) Automotive
8 3 (4.11%) Back Office
9 2 (2.74%) Digital Economy
10 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Programme Manager
2 12 (16.44%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.70%) Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Manager
5 8 (10.96%) PMO Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Product Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Product Manager
7 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 5 (6.85%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.85%) ITIL Manager
7 5 (6.85%) PMO Lead
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) ITIL Project Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) IT Programme Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Network Designer
9 3 (4.11%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (4.11%) Project Officer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (4.11%) WCF
2 1 (1.37%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Windows
1 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) Project Management
2 23 (31.51%) PRINCE2
3 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (23.29%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (17.81%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) Decision-Making
7 9 (12.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.59%) Line Management
8 7 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.59%) Product Management
9 6 (8.22%) Migration
9 6 (8.22%) Service Management
10 5 (6.85%) ERP
10 5 (6.85%) Project Governance
10 5 (6.85%) Service Design
11 4 (5.48%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (5.48%) Resource Management
11 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) C#
1 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
1 3 (4.11%) Python
2 2 (2.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.11%) PMP
4 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.74%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) IIBA
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) PMO
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.74%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.37%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) SAP
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco
3 2 (2.74%) F5
3 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) Progress