The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 121 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 11 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Average daily rate £550 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £195 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £413 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -15.04%
Technical Manager
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 10 £575 - 2
Stirling - 1 £400 -
Technical Manager
UK

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Release Management
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) WSUS
5 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (15.00%) Retail
5 3 (15.00%) SCCM
5 3 (15.00%) SCOM
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) Middleware
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) WAN

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPLS
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) Release Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) AppSense
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
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