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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 79 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 15 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.98% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £550 £400 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £400 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £400 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £418 £415
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £43.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.38% +57.27%
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
1465 1391 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.34% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 787 669
Average daily rate £400 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Retail
3 7 (30.43%) Retail Banking
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Release Management
6 3 (13.04%) SCCM
6 3 (13.04%) SCOM
6 3 (13.04%) WSUS
6 3 (13.04%) Line Management
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) MS Office
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) Middleware
8 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.35%) VBScript
8 1 (4.35%) VBA
8 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (4.35%) LAN

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Retail
3 7 (30.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
1 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Line Management
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Release Management
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Security
4 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) VBA
1 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) AppSense
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter
4 1 (4.35%) VMware