The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 71 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 22 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£453 £395 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+39.80% +7.29%
Technical 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
1563 1102 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.98% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 597 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
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 9 15 33
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 £14.51 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Manager across the Edinburgh region.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title.

1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM
5 2 (8.33%) SCOM
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) VPLS
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) PaaS
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) MPLS
1 2 (8.33%) VPLS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
1 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.17%) AlgoSec
2 1 (4.17%) Crossbeam
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Siebel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Remedy