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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 168 163 157
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 729 725 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.42% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.50% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 496 407
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 11
Average hourly rate £41.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £22.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.29 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+66.00% -9.09%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 679 £425 - 236
London -10 268 £485 +4.30% 68
South East -25 123 £410 -3.52% 41
Yorkshire +28 61 £400 -1.84% 27
North West -7 56 £403 -5.29% 39
East of England +27 53 £425 -2.85% 14
West Midlands +3 46 £425 +14.09% 16
West Yorkshire +17 41 £375 -11.76% 25
Berkshire +22 38 £410 -3.52% 11
Scotland -19 37 £488 +21.87% 10
City of London +18 35 £568 +19.47% 16
East Midlands +9 33 £410 +23.77% 12
South West -17 30 £411 +8.94% 16
Leeds +16 29 £350 -7.28% 22
Edinburgh -10 29 £500 +14.28% 3
Manchester -17 23 £438 -2.77% 20
Cambridgeshire +23 22 £425 +9.67% 4
Hampshire +10 21 £388 -3.42% 12
Surrey -13 21 £413 -2.36% 4
Cheshire +8 18 £325 -16.12% 11
North Yorkshire +22 15 £463 +46.82%
Northamptonshire +22 15 £400 +4.91%
Birmingham +3 15 £430 +32.30% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire +14 13 £383 -23.50% 6
Essex +4 13 £500 +17.64% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 13 £438 - 4
Northampton +21 12 £400 +4.91%
Uxbridge +7 12 - -
Oxfordshire +3 12 £325 -22.38% 4

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 564 (36.94%) Project Management
2 486 (31.83%) Finance
3 377 (24.69%) PRINCE2
4 312 (20.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 252 (16.50%) ITIL
6 221 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
7 195 (12.77%) Banking
8 128 (8.38%) Retail
9 125 (8.19%) Change Management
10 122 (7.99%) Migration
11 115 (7.53%) Microsoft
12 109 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 106 (6.94%) Service Delivery
14 102 (6.68%) Windows
15 101 (6.61%) PMI Certification
16 92 (6.02%) Programme Management
17 89 (5.83%) MS Project
18 85 (5.57%) Security Cleared
19 81 (5.30%) SDLC
19 81 (5.30%) Service Management
20 76 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
21 74 (4.85%) Management Information System
22 72 (4.72%) Degree
22 72 (4.72%) Telecoms
22 72 (4.72%) PMP
23 71 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 69 (4.52%) Waterfall
25 68 (4.45%) MS Excel
26 62 (4.06%) Supplier Management
26 62 (4.06%) Data Centre

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 28 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.59%) Apache
5 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.39%) CMS
6 6 (0.39%) IIS
6 6 (0.39%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.33%) Confluence
7 5 (0.33%) JBoss
8 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.065%) Drupal
10 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.065%) nginx
10 1 (0.065%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.065%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.065%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 89 (5.83%) MS Project
2 68 (4.45%) MS Excel
3 59 (3.86%) MS Office
4 30 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Windchill
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.065%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) Primavera
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.065%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.065%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.065%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.49%) Office 365
2 18 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.65%) SaaS
5 6 (0.39%) IaaS
6 5 (0.33%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
8 3 (0.20%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.13%) SmartFocus
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.065%) GitHub
10 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.065%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.10%) WAN
2 29 (1.90%) LAN
3 25 (1.64%) Firewall
4 15 (0.98%) Internet
4 15 (0.98%) Network Security
5 13 (0.85%) Wireless
6 12 (0.79%) SAN
7 11 (0.72%) VPN
8 9 (0.59%) Intranet
9 8 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.46%) VoIP
11 6 (0.39%) Extranet
11 6 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.33%) DHCP
12 5 (0.33%) HTTP
12 5 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.33%) Skype
12 5 (0.33%) SSL
13 4 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.33%) Big Data
4 5 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.20%) QlikView
6 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.13%) DataStage
7 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.065%) DB2
8 1 (0.065%) Informix
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.065%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.11%) JIRA
2 10 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.26%) Subversion
5 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio
General
1 486 (31.83%) Finance
2 195 (12.77%) Banking
3 128 (8.38%) Retail
4 72 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 58 (3.80%) Legal
6 53 (3.47%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.62%) Law
8 34 (2.23%) Marketing
9 30 (1.96%) Back Office
9 30 (1.96%) Retail Banking
10 27 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.38%) Front Office
12 17 (1.11%) Billing
13 12 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.79%) Publishing
14 11 (0.72%) Electronics
15 10 (0.65%) Advertising
16 7 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.24%) Middleware
2 17 (1.11%) .NET
3 5 (0.33%) J2EE
3 5 (0.33%) Web Services
4 3 (0.20%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.13%) CGI
5 2 (0.13%) Velocity
5 2 (0.13%) WAP
5 2 (0.13%) XBRL
5 2 (0.13%) XML
6 1 (0.065%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.065%) FpML
6 1 (0.065%) HTML
6 1 (0.065%) Loki
6 1 (0.065%) Mason
6 1 (0.065%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 38 (2.49%) PMI
5 24 (1.57%) NHS
6 15 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 13 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 13 (0.85%) Social Media
8 11 (0.72%) Chip and PIN
9 10 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.65%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.52%) EPoS
12 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.46%) Equities
12 7 (0.46%) SWIFT
12 7 (0.46%) User Experience
12 7 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.39%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 102 (6.68%) Windows
2 36 (2.36%) Windows Server
3 26 (1.70%) Linux
4 24 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.18%) Unix
7 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.065%) HPUX
12 1 (0.065%) Solaris
12 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (36.94%) Project Management
2 377 (24.69%) PRINCE2
3 312 (20.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 252 (16.50%) ITIL
5 221 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (8.19%) Change Management
7 122 (7.99%) Migration
8 109 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 106 (6.94%) Service Delivery
10 92 (6.02%) Programme Management
11 81 (5.30%) SDLC
11 81 (5.30%) Service Management
12 69 (4.52%) Waterfall
13 62 (4.06%) Supplier Management
14 56 (3.67%) Project Planning
14 56 (3.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 51 (3.34%) ERP
16 46 (3.01%) PRINCE
16 46 (3.01%) Scrum
17 45 (2.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (1.90%) SQL
2 24 (1.57%) C
3 14 (0.92%) Java
4 8 (0.52%) VBA
5 7 (0.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.33%) Perl
7 4 (0.26%) C#
8 3 (0.20%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.20%) VB
9 2 (0.13%) C++
9 2 (0.13%) Python
10 1 (0.065%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.065%) COBOL
10 1 (0.065%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (6.61%) PMI Certification
2 85 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.72%) Degree
3 72 (4.72%) PMP
4 71 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 61 (3.99%) SC Cleared
6 55 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (1.24%) CISSP
9 18 (1.18%) APMP
10 15 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.72%) CISA
12 11 (0.72%) MCSE
13 10 (0.65%) CISM
14 7 (0.46%) HND
15 6 (0.39%) HNC
15 6 (0.39%) MCP
16 5 (0.33%) CRISC
16 5 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.41%) QA
2 50 (3.27%) SLA
3 27 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.79%) SEPA
7 11 (0.72%) COBIT
8 7 (0.46%) MiFID
9 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.26%) EMIR
11 4 (0.26%) ISO22301
11 4 (0.26%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.20%) GxP
12 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.20%) P3O
13 2 (0.13%) COSO
13 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.26%) Docker
5 3 (0.20%) Snort
6 2 (0.13%) IAG
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.065%) UAG
7 1 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.065%) vSphere
7 1 (0.065%) XenApp
7 1 (0.065%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (0.39%) Puppet
1 6 (0.39%) SCCM
2 3 (0.20%) Nexpose
2 3 (0.20%) Proventia
2 3 (0.20%) QRadar
3 1 (0.065%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.065%) Control-M
3 1 (0.065%) Nessus
3 1 (0.065%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.065%) vMotion
Vendors
1 115 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 56 (3.67%) SAP
3 39 (2.55%) VMware
4 35 (2.29%) Oracle
5 29 (1.90%) Cisco
6 20 (1.31%) IBM
7 19 (1.24%) Citrix
8 12 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.46%) Google
9 7 (0.46%) HP
9 7 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 7 (0.46%) Remedy
9 7 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.39%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.33%) BMC
11 5 (0.33%) NetApp
12 4 (0.26%) Adobe
12 4 (0.26%) CA
12 4 (0.26%) Cognos
12 4 (0.26%) Sophos
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