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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
UK
Rank 190 168 160
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 597 744 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.45% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 511 506
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £31.63 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.91% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.91 £19.68 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.19 £52.75 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.16 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +28.00%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -27 536 £450 +5.88% 148
London -29 215 £500 +3.09% 37
South East +14 123 £450 +9.75% 28
North West +10 42 £450 +11.11% 12
West Midlands -5 41 £443 +4.11% 12
Scotland +20 37 £425 -10.52% 2
City of London -3 35 £454 -17.50% 7
Berkshire +10 31 £450 +5.88% 2
Hampshire +19 29 £388 -1.58% 7
South West +2 29 £366 -13.26% 17
East of England -24 28 £438 +2.94% 15
Manchester +18 27 £450 +2.85% 6
Yorkshire -27 26 £425 - 13
Edinburgh +14 25 £425 -15.00% 1
West Yorkshire -8 19 £425 +13.33% 10
East Midlands -9 18 £450 +9.75% 10
West Sussex -2 17 £463 +13.84% 2
Surrey +9 15 £406 -1.51% 6
Kent +12 13 £468 -1.57% 2
Coventry -3 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -4 11 £335 -10.66% 5
Reading +12 10 £500 -
North East -9 10 £513 +46.42% 4
Leeds -15 10 £450 +28.57% 6
Wales +15 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £415 -0.59% 3
South Wales +22 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Watford +7 7 £438 +19.86%
Glasgow +6 7 £400 -
Milton Keynes +4 7 £451 +4.94% 2

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 457 (39.03%) Project Management
2 363 (31.00%) Finance
3 277 (23.65%) PRINCE2
4 256 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 197 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (15.54%) ITIL
7 129 (11.02%) Banking
8 109 (9.31%) Change Management
9 104 (8.88%) Service Delivery
10 95 (8.11%) Migration
11 94 (8.03%) Microsoft
12 91 (7.77%) Retail
13 89 (7.60%) Service Management
14 81 (6.92%) Degree
15 78 (6.66%) Risk Management
16 77 (6.58%) Programme Management
17 73 (6.23%) Security Cleared
18 67 (5.72%) MS Project
18 67 (5.72%) Windows
19 65 (5.55%) Supplier Management
20 60 (5.12%) Business Analysis
21 57 (4.87%) Data Centre
21 57 (4.87%) PMI Certification
22 56 (4.78%) Waterfall
23 55 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
24 53 (4.53%) SLA
25 52 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 51 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 50 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
27 50 (4.27%) SC Cleared

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 21 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.94%) MS Project Server
4 9 (0.77%) CMS
4 9 (0.77%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.68%) IIS
6 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.26%) Confluence
6 3 (0.26%) Documentum
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.17%) Moodle
7 2 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.085%) Apache
8 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.085%) FileNet
8 1 (0.085%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (5.72%) MS Project
2 38 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.56%) MS Office
4 17 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.26%) Primavera
5 2 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.17%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.085%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.085%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.085%) Maximo
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.085%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.085%) Summit
6 1 (0.085%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.82%) Office 365
2 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.62%) SaaS
4 7 (0.60%) IaaS
5 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.34%) PaaS
6 4 (0.34%) Yammer
7 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.085%) Taleo
8 1 (0.085%) Veeva
8 1 (0.085%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.31%) Firewall
1 27 (2.31%) LAN
2 24 (2.05%) WAN
3 17 (1.45%) Network Security
4 11 (0.94%) MPLS
5 10 (0.85%) Internet
5 10 (0.85%) Skype
6 9 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.68%) SAN
8 7 (0.60%) Intranet
8 7 (0.60%) VPN
9 6 (0.51%) DNS
9 6 (0.51%) VoIP
10 5 (0.43%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.34%) DHCP
12 3 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.26%) VLAN
12 3 (0.26%) Wireless
13 2 (0.17%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.51%) Big Data
4 3 (0.26%) Flink
4 3 (0.26%) GIS
4 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.085%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.085%) QlikView
6 1 (0.085%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.28%) JIRA
2 8 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.60%) Hudson
4 5 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.43%) MSBuild
4 5 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.26%) Maven
6 2 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.085%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.085%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.085%) Gradle
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) VersionOne
General
1 363 (31.00%) Finance
2 129 (11.02%) Banking
3 91 (7.77%) Retail
4 48 (4.10%) Legal
5 47 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.65%) Front Office
7 29 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.31%) Marketing
9 26 (2.22%) Investment Banking
10 24 (2.05%) Retail Banking
11 20 (1.71%) Law
12 16 (1.37%) Billing
12 16 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (1.11%) Back Office
14 12 (1.02%) Advertising
15 11 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.77%) Automotive
16 9 (0.77%) Local Government
17 6 (0.51%) Electronics
18 5 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.96%) .NET
2 6 (0.51%) Middleware
3 4 (0.34%) Web Services
4 3 (0.26%) Kafka
4 3 (0.26%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (0.17%) J2EE
5 2 (0.17%) XML
6 1 (0.085%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.085%) CSS
6 1 (0.085%) EDI
6 1 (0.085%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.085%) HTML
6 1 (0.085%) jQuery
6 1 (0.085%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.085%) REST
6 1 (0.085%) SAML
6 1 (0.085%) SOAP
6 1 (0.085%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.87%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.65%) NHS
5 23 (1.96%) PMI
6 22 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.11%) FMCG
8 12 (1.02%) CMDB
9 10 (0.85%) User Experience
10 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.77%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.68%) Derivative
11 8 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.68%) Learning Management System
12 7 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.43%) AS400
14 5 (0.43%) EPoS
14 5 (0.43%) Equities
15 4 (0.34%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.72%) Windows
2 27 (2.31%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.28%) Linux
4 10 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.60%) Unix
8 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.34%) Android
10 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.085%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (39.03%) Project Management
2 277 (23.65%) PRINCE2
3 256 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 197 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (15.54%) ITIL
6 109 (9.31%) Change Management
7 104 (8.88%) Service Delivery
8 95 (8.11%) Migration
9 89 (7.60%) Service Management
10 78 (6.66%) Risk Management
11 77 (6.58%) Programme Management
12 65 (5.55%) Supplier Management
13 60 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 56 (4.78%) Waterfall
15 51 (4.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 50 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 48 (4.10%) SDLC
18 47 (4.01%) Matrix Organization
19 43 (3.67%) Project Planning
20 42 (3.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.99%) SQL
2 13 (1.11%) C
3 9 (0.77%) Java
4 5 (0.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.085%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.085%) C#
5 1 (0.085%) Groovy
5 1 (0.085%) Scala
5 1 (0.085%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (6.92%) Degree
2 73 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 57 (4.87%) PMI Certification
4 52 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 50 (4.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 50 (4.27%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.67%) PMP
7 35 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (2.31%) CISSP
9 26 (2.22%) CISA
10 22 (1.88%) APMP
11 19 (1.62%) CISM
12 12 (1.02%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.60%) ISEB
15 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.51%) CGEIT
15 6 (0.51%) MCSE
16 5 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.43%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.53%) SLA
2 48 (4.10%) QA
3 20 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.94%) MiFID
6 10 (0.85%) COBIT
7 8 (0.68%) GxP
8 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.26%) EMIR
9 3 (0.26%) FATCA
9 3 (0.26%) IFRS
9 3 (0.26%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.17%) Basel III
10 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) GMP
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.34%) XenApp
5 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.085%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.085%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (0.51%) SCCM
2 5 (0.43%) Ansible
2 5 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.43%) Puppet
3 2 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.17%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.085%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.085%) Nessus
4 1 (0.085%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.085%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.085%) vRealize
4 1 (0.085%) WSUS
4 1 (0.085%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 94 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.33%) Oracle
3 28 (2.39%) Cisco
4 27 (2.31%) VMware
5 26 (2.22%) SAP
6 20 (1.71%) Citrix
7 17 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.85%) HP
9 8 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.60%) IBM
10 7 (0.60%) Workday
11 6 (0.51%) Remedy
12 5 (0.43%) BT
12 5 (0.43%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.43%) Computacenter
12 5 (0.43%) Demandware
12 5 (0.43%) NetApp
13 4 (0.34%) hybris
13 4 (0.34%) Mitel
13 4 (0.34%) Pega
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £25 - £29 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Littlehampton, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £36,937 to £38,789 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Rate: £33,568 - £53,173
Posted: 23 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Rate: £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago