The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 220 171 176
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 548 793 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.44% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.52% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 557 482
Median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £38.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £22.50 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £54.70 £45.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £54.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Manager in the job title.

IT Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Manager within the UK.

IT Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

IT Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Manager within the UK.

IT Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

IT Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -55 516 £450 +3.15% 172
London -46 228 £500 -0.99% 55
South East -7 101 £425 +3.03% 33
West Midlands -13 41 £425 - 14
North West -15 34 £425 +4.93% 14
East of England -13 32 £444 -6.57% 12
Berkshire +9 31 £404 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire -5 29 £400 +3.55% 9
Manchester -12 24 £425 -10.05% 10
South West +2 23 £400 - 23
West Yorkshire +15 21 £400 +14.28% 8
City of London -32 21 £583 -2.91% 15
Scotland -11 20 £400 -11.11% 5
Surrey +5 18 £450 +10.76% 6
East Midlands -25 18 £415 +3.75% 8
Hampshire +17 16 £356 -10.93% 8
Leeds +7 15 £400 +11.88% 3
West Sussex 0 13 £465 +12.72% 2
Coventry -1 13 £450 - 3
Edinburgh -2 12 £400 -17.94% 4
Croydon -10 11 £484 +7.79% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £575 +39.39% 6
North East -26 9 £520 +22.35% 4
Dorset -1 8 £400 - 1
Birmingham -14 8 £425 - 6
Cheshire +5 7 £450 +38.46% 2
Nottingham +3 7 £444 +36.53% 1
Nottinghamshire -12 7 £444 +36.53% 1
Bedfordshire +9 6 £406 -
Cambridge +2 6 £613 +48.48% 5

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT 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 featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 478 (38.61%) Project Management
2 408 (32.96%) Finance
3 306 (24.72%) PRINCE2
4 283 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 223 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (15.02%) ITIL
7 163 (13.17%) Banking
8 121 (9.77%) Change Management
9 113 (9.13%) Microsoft
10 102 (8.24%) Service Delivery
11 99 (8.00%) Migration
12 87 (7.03%) Retail
12 87 (7.03%) Windows
13 84 (6.79%) Risk Management
14 81 (6.54%) Service Management
15 80 (6.46%) MS Project
15 80 (6.46%) Degree
16 78 (6.30%) Programme Management
17 69 (5.57%) Security Cleared
18 68 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
19 64 (5.17%) PMI Certification
19 64 (5.17%) Data Centre
20 61 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 61 (4.93%) PMP
21 60 (4.85%) Waterfall
21 60 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 56 (4.52%) MS Office
23 55 (4.44%) Business Analysis
23 55 (4.44%) QA
24 54 (4.36%) MS Excel

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 30 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.21%) IIS
3 15 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.97%) MS Project Server
5 8 (0.65%) CMS
6 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.32%) Apache
8 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.32%) SAS
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.24%) Confluence
10 2 (0.16%) Documentum
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.081%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.081%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (6.46%) MS Project
2 56 (4.52%) MS Office
3 54 (4.36%) MS Excel
4 22 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.48%) Summit
3 4 (0.32%) Primavera
4 3 (0.24%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.081%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.081%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.081%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.081%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.081%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.75%) Office 365
2 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.29%) SaaS
4 7 (0.57%) Yammer
5 6 (0.48%) IaaS
6 5 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.081%) Veeva
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.26%) WAN
2 25 (2.02%) LAN
3 24 (1.94%) Firewall
4 21 (1.70%) Intranet
5 16 (1.29%) Network Security
5 16 (1.29%) Skype
6 14 (1.13%) Internet
7 11 (0.89%) SAN
7 11 (0.89%) Wireless
8 8 (0.65%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.57%) DNS
9 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.48%) MPLS
10 6 (0.48%) VoIP
11 5 (0.40%) DHCP
11 5 (0.40%) Extranet
11 5 (0.40%) WebEx
12 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.24%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.73%) Big Data
4 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.24%) Flink
6 3 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.16%) GIS
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.081%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.081%) KDB
8 1 (0.081%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.081%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.081%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.081%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (1.29%) JIRA
2 12 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.89%) Hudson
4 10 (0.81%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (0.73%) MSBuild
5 9 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.16%) Ant
6 2 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.081%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.081%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.081%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.081%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.081%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.081%) Subversion
7 1 (0.081%) VersionOne
General
1 408 (32.96%) Finance
2 163 (13.17%) Banking
3 87 (7.03%) Retail
4 44 (3.55%) Legal
5 33 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.42%) Law
7 28 (2.26%) Front Office
8 26 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.78%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.70%) Marketing
11 18 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.13%) Billing
14 13 (1.05%) Back Office
14 13 (1.05%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.97%) Automotive
16 9 (0.73%) Advertising
17 7 (0.57%) French Language
17 7 (0.57%) Local Government
18 6 (0.48%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.91%) .NET
2 14 (1.13%) Middleware
3 5 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.24%) Kafka
4 3 (0.24%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (0.16%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.16%) J2EE
5 2 (0.16%) jQuery
5 2 (0.16%) Velocity
5 2 (0.16%) Web Services
5 2 (0.16%) XML
6 1 (0.081%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.081%) CSS
6 1 (0.081%) HTML
6 1 (0.081%) REST
6 1 (0.081%) SAML
6 1 (0.081%) SOAP
6 1 (0.081%) Spring
6 1 (0.081%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 38 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.18%) Virtual Team
5 26 (2.10%) NHS
6 23 (1.86%) PMI
7 13 (1.05%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.97%) FMCG
9 9 (0.73%) Equities
9 9 (0.73%) Market Risk
9 9 (0.73%) User Experience
10 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.65%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.65%) EPoS
10 8 (0.65%) Learning Management System
10 8 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (0.57%) CMDB
11 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.48%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.03%) Windows
2 29 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 19 (1.53%) Linux
4 16 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 10 (0.81%) Unix
6 9 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.32%) Android
8 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.081%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.081%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (38.61%) Project Management
2 306 (24.72%) PRINCE2
3 283 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
5 186 (15.02%) ITIL
6 121 (9.77%) Change Management
7 102 (8.24%) Service Delivery
8 99 (8.00%) Migration
9 84 (6.79%) Risk Management
10 81 (6.54%) Service Management
11 78 (6.30%) Programme Management
12 61 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 60 (4.85%) Waterfall
14 55 (4.44%) Business Analysis
15 53 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (4.28%) SDLC
16 51 (4.12%) CRM
16 51 (4.12%) Supplier Management
17 47 (3.80%) Scrum
18 46 (3.72%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.63%) SQL
2 12 (0.97%) C
2 12 (0.97%) Java
3 10 (0.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.32%) VBA
5 3 (0.24%) C#
5 3 (0.24%) COBOL
5 3 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.16%) PHP
6 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.081%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.081%) Scala
7 1 (0.081%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (6.46%) Degree
2 69 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 64 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 61 (4.93%) PMP
5 60 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 50 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 49 (3.96%) SC Cleared
8 42 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.62%) CISSP
10 16 (1.29%) CISA
11 15 (1.21%) APMP
12 11 (0.89%) CISM
13 9 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.73%) MAPM
14 7 (0.57%) ISEB
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.48%) CCNP
15 6 (0.48%) MCSE
16 5 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.44%) QA
2 39 (3.15%) SLA
3 29 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.65%) MiFID
6 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.48%) COBIT
8 5 (0.40%) FATCA
9 4 (0.32%) EMIR
10 3 (0.24%) GxP
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.16%) Basel III
11 2 (0.16%) COREP
11 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.16%) GMP
11 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.16%) RMADS
12 1 (0.081%) FINREP
System Software
1 33 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.32%) vSphere
4 4 (0.32%) XenApp
5 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.16%) XenServer
7 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.081%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.081%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.081%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.73%) Ansible
1 9 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (0.73%) Puppet
2 5 (0.40%) SCCM
3 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.081%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.081%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.081%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.081%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.081%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.081%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.081%) vMotion
Vendors
1 113 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.47%) Oracle
3 31 (2.50%) Cisco
4 29 (2.34%) VMware
5 24 (1.94%) SAP
6 20 (1.62%) Citrix
7 16 (1.29%) IBM
8 15 (1.21%) ServiceNow
9 11 (0.89%) HP
10 8 (0.65%) Workday
11 6 (0.48%) Adobe
11 6 (0.48%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.48%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.40%) Avaya
12 5 (0.40%) Saba
12 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.32%) Apple
13 4 (0.32%) Lotus
13 4 (0.32%) NetApp
14 3 (0.24%) Cognos
Southampton, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £217.38 - £255.49 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Infotel UK Consulting
Posted: 20 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 4 Months +
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £520 - £585 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £207.82 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Networx
Rate: Negotiable - From £45,000FTE DOE
Posted: 16 days ago