The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Manager
Rank 578 539 570
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 34 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.089% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.096% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 17
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£350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £261 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £600 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £403
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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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
England -20 34 £350 -22.22% 45
London +4 14 £350 -26.31% 10
City of London +23 5 £353 -29.50% 4
North West -1 5 £251 - 3
South East -1 5 £350 -12.50% 11
Surrey -4 3 £338 -15.62% 1
East of England -19 3 £445 - 12
West Midlands -20 3 £225 -35.71% 1
Reading +15 2 £338 - 1
Berkshire +7 2 £338 - 3
Slough -4 2 £338 -
Essex -5 2 £445 - 2
Manchester -10 2 £550 - 1
Hampshire -12 2 £338 -25.00% 3
Bracknell - 2 £338 -
South West - 2 £400 - 3
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
North East -32 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £225 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £375 -
Bristol - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 4
Chelmsford - - - -

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Manager in their job title.

1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Finance
3 14 (23.33%) ITIL
4 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.33%) Citrix
4 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 9 (15.00%) SQL
6 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (11.67%) Project Management
9 6 (10.00%) WAN
9 6 (10.00%) LAN
9 6 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (10.00%) Line Management
10 5 (8.33%) vSphere
10 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (8.33%) XenApp
10 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (8.33%) Service Management
10 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.67%) Change Management
11 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
11 4 (6.67%) VoIP
11 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.67%) Cisco

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Summit
2 1 (1.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) WAN
1 6 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) VoIP
3 3 (5.00%) SAN
3 3 (5.00%) Wireless
4 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 2 (3.33%) H.323
5 1 (1.67%) Intranet
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) RFID
5 1 (1.67%) HTTP
5 1 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.67%) MS Access
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
2 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) International Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) jQuery
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.67%) Informatics
4 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) EPoS
4 1 (1.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Project Management
3 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.00%) Line Management
4 5 (8.33%) Service Management
4 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.67%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) CRM
6 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (5.00%) Information Security
6 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.33%) MVC
7 2 (3.33%) Information Security Management
7 2 (3.33%) Security Management
7 2 (3.33%) IT Governance
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) C#
2 2 (3.33%) VBA
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) CCNA
2 3 (5.00%) CCA
2 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
2 3 (5.00%) MCSA
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (5.00%) MCITP
3 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) vSphere
3 5 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) XenServer
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
1 11 (18.33%) Citrix
1 11 (18.33%) VMware
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Lotus
4 1 (1.67%) Spiceworks
4 1 (1.67%) Symantec
4 1 (1.67%) Sophos
4 1 (1.67%) Apple
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.67%) Epicor
4 1 (1.67%) NetApp
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.67%) BT
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