Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programme Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 127 117
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 65 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.32% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.39% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 38
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £425 £356 £460
90th Percentile £775 £675 £750
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.63 £58.75 £25.54
% change year-on-year -39.35% +130.08% -48.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4568 5533 4755
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3334 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £214
90th Percentile £541 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 227 260
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.85 £38.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programme Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Coventry +17 19 £578 +5.00%
Birmingham -6 17 £600 -4.00% 1
Warwickshire -5 9 £681 +51.39% 1
Staffordshire +13 3 £500 +1.01%
Programme Manager
England

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 10 (15.38%) Project Management
6 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.85%) Business Transformation
7 8 (12.31%) Oracle
7 8 (12.31%) ERP
7 8 (12.31%) Migration
8 7 (10.77%) SAP
8 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
8 7 (10.77%) Data Centre
9 6 (9.23%) QA
9 6 (9.23%) CRM
9 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
10 5 (7.69%) SMS
10 5 (7.69%) Retail
10 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.69%) GDPR
10 5 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (6.15%) Programme Governance
11 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (6.15%) Degree
11 4 (6.15%) Banking
12 3 (4.62%) Scrum
12 3 (4.62%) Automotive
12 3 (4.62%) PMP

Programme Manager Skill Set
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 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Maximo
2 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Local Government
6 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) FMCG
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) PMI
3 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
1 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 10 (15.38%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) Business Transformation
5 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.31%) ERP
6 8 (12.31%) Migration
7 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.23%) CRM
9 5 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
9 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.15%) Programme Governance
11 3 (4.62%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (4.62%) Scrum
11 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (4.62%) Supplier Management
11 3 (4.62%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) PMP
3 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) HND
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) GDPR
3 3 (4.62%) PMO
4 2 (3.08%) PSD2
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) SAP
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) CODA
4 1 (1.54%) IFS
4 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.54%) Remedy
4 1 (1.54%) Workday