The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Manager
Rank 38 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 56 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.33% 2.84% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 3.01% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £575 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £488 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £700 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £493 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.52% -1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £44.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.22%
Senior Manager
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1565 1128 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.04% 94.08% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 607 465
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £42.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Senior Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Manager in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Manager across the Edinburgh region.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Manager across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Manager in their job title.

1 36 (45.00%) Banking
2 34 (42.50%) Finance
3 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (22.50%) Retail
5 16 (20.00%) Migration
6 15 (18.75%) Project Management
6 15 (18.75%) Retail Banking
7 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 8 (10.00%) VMware
10 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (7.50%) Test Management
11 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.25%) Firewall
12 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
12 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.25%) Change Control
13 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
13 4 (5.00%) SCCM
13 4 (5.00%) SCOM
13 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
13 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (3.75%) OO
14 3 (3.75%) HTML
14 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
14 3 (3.75%) .NET
14 3 (3.75%) ITIL

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) ATM
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (45.00%) Banking
2 34 (42.50%) Finance
3 18 (22.50%) Retail
4 15 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
1 3 (3.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.00%) Migration
3 15 (18.75%) Project Management
4 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.50%) Test Management
9 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.25%) Change Control
10 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (3.75%) Scrum
11 3 (3.75%) Supplier Management
11 3 (3.75%) ITIL
11 3 (3.75%) Service Management
11 3 (3.75%) OO
11 3 (3.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.50%) C
3 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) SCCM
1 4 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix
4 1 (1.25%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.25%) Planview