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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
UK
Rank 202 175 174
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 552 704 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.39% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.46% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 484 460
Median daily rate £450 £440 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +66.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.62 £22.26 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.99 £54.20 £45.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £41.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.75% +66.00%

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -24 515 £450 +2.27% 177
London -27 212 £510 +2.00% 54
South East +9 111 £425 +3.03% 23
North West +22 47 £450 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -8 41 £417 -4.25% 23
Berkshire +16 36 £470 +7.42% 2
City of London -3 34 £510 -11.30% 5
East of England -12 28 £438 -2.77% 12
Manchester +27 27 £413 -5.71% 9
Yorkshire -21 27 £375 -9.09% 13
Scotland +13 24 £425 -15.00% 8
West Yorkshire +4 22 £375 +7.14% 11
South West -1 22 £375 -6.25% 22
Hampshire +14 21 £375 -6.25% 5
Edinburgh +4 19 £425 -15.00% 5
Leeds +7 16 £400 +14.28% 7
West Sussex +8 15 £463 +15.62% 2
Coventry -2 15 £450 +63.63% 3
East Midlands -20 15 £450 +8.63% 9
Surrey +5 13 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +15 10 £450 +38.46% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 10 £619 +50.00% 3
North East -11 10 £513 +13.88% 5
Croydon -8 8 £613 +50.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £525 +28.04% 4
Kent +3 7 £400 -5.88% 1
Reading +2 7 £500 - 1
Merseyside +1 7 £650 +34.02% 4
Birmingham -1 7 £393 -9.77% 6
Cambridge -4 7 £625 +51.51% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 460 (39.08%) Project Management
2 377 (32.03%) Finance
3 286 (24.30%) PRINCE2
4 261 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 200 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (15.29%) ITIL
7 147 (12.49%) Banking
8 114 (9.69%) Change Management
9 110 (9.35%) Service Delivery
10 101 (8.58%) Microsoft
11 93 (7.90%) Retail
12 92 (7.82%) Migration
13 91 (7.73%) Service Management
14 82 (6.97%) Degree
15 81 (6.88%) Programme Management
15 81 (6.88%) Risk Management
16 74 (6.29%) Windows
17 68 (5.78%) MS Project
17 68 (5.78%) Security Cleared
18 62 (5.27%) Waterfall
19 58 (4.93%) PMI Certification
19 58 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 58 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
20 57 (4.84%) QA
20 57 (4.84%) Supplier Management
21 56 (4.76%) Data Centre
22 54 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
22 54 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 52 (4.42%) Business Analysis
24 51 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 25 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.19%) IIS
4 10 (0.85%) MS Project Server
4 10 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 8 (0.68%) CMS
6 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.25%) SAS
8 2 (0.17%) Confluence
8 2 (0.17%) Documentum
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.17%) Moodle
9 1 (0.085%) Apache
9 1 (0.085%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.085%) FileNet
9 1 (0.085%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (5.78%) MS Project
2 42 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 39 (3.31%) MS Office
4 17 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) Primavera
5 2 (0.17%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.085%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.085%) Maximo
6 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.085%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.085%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.97%) Office 365
2 21 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.36%) SaaS
4 6 (0.51%) IaaS
4 6 (0.51%) Yammer
5 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.25%) PaaS
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 31 (2.63%) Firewall
1 31 (2.63%) WAN
2 29 (2.46%) LAN
3 16 (1.36%) Network Security
4 13 (1.10%) MPLS
4 13 (1.10%) Skype
5 11 (0.93%) Intranet
6 9 (0.76%) Internet
6 9 (0.76%) SAN
7 7 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.51%) DNS
8 6 (0.51%) VoIP
9 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.34%) DHCP
10 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.34%) VPN
10 4 (0.34%) WebEx
10 4 (0.34%) Wireless
11 3 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.59%) Big Data
4 4 (0.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.25%) Flink
5 3 (0.25%) GIS
5 3 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.25%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.085%) DB2
7 1 (0.085%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.085%) MS Access
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.085%) QlikView
7 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (1.19%) JIRA
2 12 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.93%) Hudson
4 9 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.76%) MSBuild
4 9 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (0.76%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.25%) Maven
6 2 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.085%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.085%) Gradle
7 1 (0.085%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) VersionOne
General
1 377 (32.03%) Finance
2 147 (12.49%) Banking
3 93 (7.90%) Retail
4 41 (3.48%) Legal
5 38 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.38%) Marketing
7 27 (2.29%) Front Office
7 27 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.27%) Law
11 14 (1.19%) Back Office
11 14 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.93%) Billing
13 10 (0.85%) Automotive
14 9 (0.76%) Advertising
15 8 (0.68%) French Language
16 7 (0.59%) Local Government
17 6 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.29%) .NET
2 12 (1.02%) Middleware
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.34%) Web Services
4 3 (0.25%) Kafka
4 3 (0.25%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.17%) J2EE
5 2 (0.17%) jQuery
5 2 (0.17%) XML
6 1 (0.085%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.085%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.085%) CSS
6 1 (0.085%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.085%) HTML
6 1 (0.085%) REST
6 1 (0.085%) SAML
6 1 (0.085%) SOAP
6 1 (0.085%) Spring
6 1 (0.085%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.63%) NHS
5 25 (2.12%) PMI
6 23 (1.95%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.19%) CMDB
8 12 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.93%) FMCG
10 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (0.76%) User Experience
11 8 (0.68%) Derivative
11 8 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.59%) Learning Management System
13 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.51%) Equities
13 6 (0.51%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.51%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.29%) Windows
2 29 (2.46%) Windows Server
3 15 (1.27%) Linux
4 11 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 9 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.59%) Unix
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.34%) Android
11 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) VMS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.085%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (39.08%) Project Management
2 286 (24.30%) PRINCE2
3 261 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 200 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (15.29%) ITIL
6 114 (9.69%) Change Management
7 110 (9.35%) Service Delivery
8 92 (7.82%) Migration
9 91 (7.73%) Service Management
10 81 (6.88%) Programme Management
10 81 (6.88%) Risk Management
11 62 (5.27%) Waterfall
12 58 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 57 (4.84%) Supplier Management
14 54 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 52 (4.42%) Business Analysis
16 50 (4.25%) SDLC
17 46 (3.91%) Matrix Organization
18 44 (3.74%) CRM
19 41 (3.48%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (3.31%) SQL
2 14 (1.19%) C
3 10 (0.85%) Java
3 10 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.25%) C#
4 3 (0.25%) VBA
5 2 (0.17%) COBOL
6 1 (0.085%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.085%) Groovy
6 1 (0.085%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.085%) PHP
6 1 (0.085%) Scala
6 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.085%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (6.97%) Degree
2 68 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 58 (4.93%) PMI Certification
4 54 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 51 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 46 (3.91%) PMP
7 44 (3.74%) SC Cleared
8 38 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.29%) CISA
10 22 (1.87%) CISSP
11 19 (1.61%) APMP
12 14 (1.19%) CISM
13 9 (0.76%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.68%) MAPM
14 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.51%) MCSE
16 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.84%) QA
2 46 (3.91%) SLA
3 20 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.76%) COBIT
6 7 (0.59%) MiFID
7 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.34%) GxP
9 3 (0.25%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.17%) Basel III
10 2 (0.17%) EMIR
10 2 (0.17%) FATCA
10 2 (0.17%) GMP
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.085%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.42%) XenApp
5 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.25%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) XenServer
6 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.085%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.085%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.085%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (0.76%) Ansible
1 9 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (0.76%) Puppet
2 5 (0.42%) SCCM
3 2 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.17%) WSUS
4 1 (0.085%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.085%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
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%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.085%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.085%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 101 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (3.06%) Oracle
3 29 (2.46%) VMware
4 27 (2.29%) Cisco
5 25 (2.12%) SAP
6 20 (1.70%) Citrix
7 16 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.85%) HP
8 10 (0.85%) IBM
9 8 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.68%) Workday
10 7 (0.59%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.51%) Remedy
12 5 (0.42%) Avaya
12 5 (0.42%) BT
12 5 (0.42%) Computacenter
12 5 (0.42%) Demandware
12 5 (0.42%) NetApp
13 4 (0.34%) hybris
13 4 (0.34%) Pega
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Yoh
Rate: £41502 - £37911000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careers.SocieteGenerale
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RP International
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Ashdown IT
Rate: £60000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £425.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago