Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 126 144
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Manager 59 91 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.47% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 28
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £447
90th Percentile £775 £675 £750
England median daily rate £600 £585 £575
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.74% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £54.00 -
England median hourly rate £44.07 £77.00 £66.00
% change year-on-year -42.77% +16.67% +84.46%

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 4382 5879 4692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 94.87% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2754 3499 2747
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £208
90th Percentile £544 £540 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 226 284
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.75 £38.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Birmingham 0 19 £600 +3.45%
Coventry +16 13 £543 -1.36%
Warwickshire +1 11 £638 +41.67% 1
Staffordshire +13 3 £500 +1.01% 2
Solihull +6 1 - -
Programme Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (33.90%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (20.34%) Programme Management
5 10 (16.95%) Migration
5 10 (16.95%) ERP
6 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
7 8 (13.56%) Oracle
7 8 (13.56%) SAP
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
8 7 (11.86%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
9 6 (10.17%) PMO
9 6 (10.17%) CRM
9 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
9 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.17%) Business Transformation
10 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.47%) SMS
10 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.78%) Retail
11 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.78%) IT Governance
12 3 (5.08%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
12 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (5.08%) QA
12 3 (5.08%) Test Management
12 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
12 3 (5.08%) Test Automation

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Maximo
2 1 (1.69%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) SMS
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Automotive
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) EPoS
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
3 1 (1.69%) PMI
3 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
1 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (20.34%) Programme Management
4 10 (16.95%) ERP
4 10 (16.95%) Migration
5 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.86%) Programme Delivery
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Business Transformation
7 6 (10.17%) CRM
7 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.78%) IT Governance
9 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.08%) Programme Governance
10 3 (5.08%) Scrum
10 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
10 3 (5.08%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.08%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) PMP
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) PMO
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
1 8 (13.56%) SAP
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Remedy
4 1 (1.69%) CODA
4 1 (1.69%) IFS
4 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.69%) Workday