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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 174 170 165
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 781 762 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.36% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.44% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 499 532
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +31.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £17.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.60 £60.60 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £34.76 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.19% +15.86%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -1 722 £450 +5.88% 214
London -2 298 £500 +5.26% 71
South East +41 155 £430 +5.84% 49
North West -26 60 £440 +16.55% 28
City of London +20 58 £550 +15.78% 20
Scotland -9 51 £425 - 5
South West 0 49 £400 - 10
East of England -3 45 £438 -7.84% 10
Yorkshire +6 44 £450 +8.76% 20
Berkshire +6 43 £400 +7.02% 8
West Midlands -15 38 £451 +6.00% 14
Edinburgh -9 37 £425 -5.55% 4
West Yorkshire +20 36 £450 +7.14% 14
Buckinghamshire +28 32 £425 -5.55% 7
Manchester -18 29 £445 +18.66% 20
Milton Keynes +35 25 £425 -5.55% 5
Hampshire +10 21 £460 +36.29% 10
Leeds +8 21 £469 +21.75% 9
East Midlands +7 21 £400 +3.89% 8
Surrey +6 20 £463 +5.71% 9
West Sussex -5 16 £450 -5.26% 4
Cambridgeshire +23 15 £438 +3.05% 6
Cheshire -4 15 £440 +17.33% 2
Cambridge +24 14 £438 +3.05% 5
Hertfordshire +9 14 £400 -20.00% 2
Reading +2 14 £375 -9.09% 3
Birmingham -3 12 £400 +33.33% 4
Wiltshire -13 12 £435 -3.33% 2
Bristol +7 11 £400 -5.88% 4
Kent +7 10 £440 +17.33% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 607 (36.57%) Project Management
2 578 (34.82%) Finance
3 400 (24.10%) PRINCE2
4 371 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 273 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
6 266 (16.02%) ITIL
7 221 (13.31%) Banking
8 158 (9.52%) Retail
9 149 (8.98%) Migration
10 139 (8.37%) Microsoft
11 122 (7.35%) Change Management
12 119 (7.17%) Risk Management
13 116 (6.99%) PMI Certification
14 104 (6.27%) Service Delivery
14 104 (6.27%) MS Project
15 103 (6.20%) MS Excel
16 102 (6.14%) Service Management
17 101 (6.08%) Windows
18 100 (6.02%) Programme Management
19 89 (5.36%) Degree
20 88 (5.30%) PMP
21 85 (5.12%) Supplier Management
22 84 (5.06%) Data Centre
23 82 (4.94%) SDLC
24 81 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 78 (4.70%) Security Cleared
25 78 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
26 76 (4.58%) Telecoms
27 73 (4.40%) Waterfall
28 72 (4.34%) Business Analysis

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 51 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.08%) Confluence
4 12 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.42%) CMS
6 7 (0.42%) IIS
7 5 (0.30%) WordPress
8 4 (0.24%) Apache
8 4 (0.24%) SAS
8 4 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.060%) Moodle
10 1 (0.060%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 104 (6.27%) MS Project
2 103 (6.20%) MS Excel
3 56 (3.37%) MS Office
4 45 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.060%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) CA PPM
4 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.24%) Maximo
6 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.18%) TrackWise
7 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.12%) Primavera
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
7 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.060%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.060%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.23%) Office 365
2 21 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.60%) SaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.18%) Silverpop
5 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.060%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.060%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.060%) Veeva
7 1 (0.060%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.01%) Firewall
2 40 (2.41%) WAN
3 36 (2.17%) LAN
4 21 (1.27%) Network Security
4 21 (1.27%) Wireless
5 20 (1.20%) Intranet
6 16 (0.96%) SAN
7 15 (0.90%) VoIP
8 14 (0.84%) Internet
9 10 (0.60%) TCP/IP
9 10 (0.60%) VPN
9 10 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.54%) DNS
11 8 (0.48%) DHCP
12 6 (0.36%) Skype
13 5 (0.30%) Extranet
13 5 (0.30%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.24%) ATM
14 4 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.36%) Big Data
3 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.24%) DataStage
5 4 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.18%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.12%) DB2
7 2 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.12%) MS Access
7 2 (0.12%) QlikView
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.060%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.060%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.060%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (0.96%) JIRA
2 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.060%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.060%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.060%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.060%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.060%) Vagrant
General
1 578 (34.82%) Finance
2 221 (13.31%) Banking
3 158 (9.52%) Retail
4 76 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.43%) Legal
6 47 (2.83%) Law
7 46 (2.77%) Investment Banking
8 36 (2.17%) Marketing
9 34 (2.05%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.99%) Front Office
11 28 (1.69%) Retail Banking
12 26 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.45%) Back Office
14 22 (1.33%) Automotive
15 18 (1.08%) Advertising
16 14 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.78%) Electronics
18 12 (0.72%) Billing
19 6 (0.36%) Games
19 6 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.45%) Middleware
2 20 (1.20%) .NET
3 8 (0.48%) Web Services
4 5 (0.30%) HTML
5 4 (0.24%) XML
6 3 (0.18%) CGI
6 3 (0.18%) CSS
6 3 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.18%) Velocity
6 3 (0.18%) XBRL
7 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.12%) JSON
7 2 (0.12%) LAMP
8 1 (0.060%) EDI
8 1 (0.060%) Flash
8 1 (0.060%) HTML5
8 1 (0.060%) Mason
8 1 (0.060%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.060%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.06%) Data Centre
2 78 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 43 (2.59%) PMI
5 28 (1.69%) NHS
6 20 (1.20%) Virtual Team
7 16 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 15 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 14 (0.84%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.78%) FMCG
10 13 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.66%) Cryptography
12 10 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.60%) Derivative
12 10 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.60%) EPoS
13 9 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.54%) Equities
13 9 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 101 (6.08%) Windows
2 38 (2.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (1.57%) Linux
4 20 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.14%) Unix
6 13 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.24%) Solaris
9 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.18%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.12%) Android
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.060%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.060%) Fedora
12 1 (0.060%) OS/400
12 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (36.57%) Project Management
2 400 (24.10%) PRINCE2
3 371 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 273 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (16.02%) ITIL
6 149 (8.98%) Migration
7 122 (7.35%) Change Management
8 119 (7.17%) Risk Management
9 104 (6.27%) Service Delivery
10 102 (6.14%) Service Management
11 100 (6.02%) Programme Management
12 85 (5.12%) Supplier Management
13 82 (4.94%) SDLC
14 81 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 73 (4.40%) Waterfall
16 72 (4.34%) Business Analysis
17 69 (4.16%) Information Security
18 65 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 63 (3.80%) Project Planning
20 60 (3.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 39 (2.35%) SQL
2 14 (0.84%) C
2 14 (0.84%) Java
3 7 (0.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.30%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.24%) C#
6 3 (0.18%) VBA
7 2 (0.12%) PHP
7 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.060%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.060%) COBOL
8 1 (0.060%) Perl
8 1 (0.060%) Python
8 1 (0.060%) RPG
8 1 (0.060%) Ruby
8 1 (0.060%) Scala
8 1 (0.060%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.060%) VB
8 1 (0.060%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (6.99%) PMI Certification
2 89 (5.36%) Degree
3 88 (5.30%) PMP
4 78 (4.70%) Security Cleared
5 69 (4.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 65 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 63 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 39 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (1.93%) CISSP
10 22 (1.33%) CISA
11 19 (1.14%) CISM
12 16 (0.96%) APMP
13 12 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.54%) CCNA
15 8 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.48%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.30%) CITP
17 5 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (2.83%) SLA
3 32 (1.93%) QA
4 19 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.78%) COBIT
6 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.66%) MiFID
8 6 (0.36%) COSO
8 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.30%) COREP
9 5 (0.30%) SEPA
10 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.24%) ISO27005
10 4 (0.24%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.18%) EMIR
12 2 (0.12%) FINREP
12 2 (0.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 71 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.060%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.060%) RACF
6 1 (0.060%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.060%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (0.48%) SCCM
2 4 (0.24%) SCOM
3 3 (0.18%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.12%) Puppet
4 2 (0.12%) QRadar
4 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.060%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.060%) Ansible
5 1 (0.060%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.060%) Graphite
5 1 (0.060%) MOM
5 1 (0.060%) Nessus
5 1 (0.060%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.060%) Opsview
5 1 (0.060%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.060%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.060%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 139 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.25%) SAP
3 41 (2.47%) VMware
4 38 (2.29%) Oracle
5 26 (1.57%) Cisco
6 19 (1.14%) Citrix
7 17 (1.02%) IBM
7 17 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 13 (0.78%) HP
9 11 (0.66%) Google
10 9 (0.54%) Avaya
11 7 (0.42%) Remedy
12 6 (0.36%) Adobe
12 6 (0.36%) Rally
12 6 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.30%) Sun
14 4 (0.24%) BMC
14 4 (0.24%) EMC
14 4 (0.24%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.24%) JDA
East Riding of Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £485 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
EMBS
Rate: Up to £410 pd
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: Up to £410 pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 25 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £440 - £480 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Volaris Exec
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 26 days ago
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago