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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Manager
Rank 546 540 502
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -38
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 30 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.052% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.056% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 21
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£300 £335 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £572 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +48.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £24.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -46.15%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -14 24 £300 -1.23% 45
London -10 12 £320 -1.53% 7
South East -27 7 £300 +50.00% 5
Scotland -4 4 £320 -36.63% 1
City of London +15 2 £500 +27.38% 1
East of England +5 2 £500 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -14 2 £294 - 1
Surrey - 2 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 1 £500 -16.66% 2
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
West Midlands -5 1 £325 +8.33% 8
South West -21 1 £260 -14.40% 2
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 - 1
Guildford - 1 £350 -
High Wycombe - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £263 -
Kent - 1 £300 -
Derbyshire - 1 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Chichester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Epsom - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 24 (29.63%) Project Management
3 21 (25.93%) Finance
4 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.05%) SAN
5 13 (16.05%) ITIL
5 13 (16.05%) VMware
5 13 (16.05%) Service Delivery
6 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
6 11 (13.58%) Cisco
7 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
7 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
7 10 (12.35%) MS Office
7 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (11.11%) CRM
8 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
9 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
9 8 (9.88%) LAN
9 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
9 8 (9.88%) Change Management
9 8 (9.88%) Firewall
9 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
9 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (8.64%) SAP
10 7 (8.64%) Linux
10 7 (8.64%) HP
10 7 (8.64%) DNS
11 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.41%) WAN

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) CMS
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Office
2 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) SAP CO
1 5 (6.17%) SAP FI
1 5 (6.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.94%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (3.70%) SAP R/3
4 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.47%) SAP Business One
5 1 (1.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) SAN
2 8 (9.88%) Firewall
2 8 (9.88%) LAN
3 7 (8.64%) DNS
4 6 (7.41%) WAN
5 5 (6.17%) DHCP
6 3 (3.70%) VoIP
7 2 (2.47%) LDAP
7 2 (2.47%) FTP
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.47%) Network Security
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.47%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.23%) MPLS
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless
8 1 (1.23%) IPsec
8 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.23%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Retail
4 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Billing
6 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.23%) jQuery
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
3 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) AS400
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.47%) iPhone
4 2 (2.47%) iSeries
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) PMI
4 2 (2.47%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.23%) Informatics
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.23%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.64%) Linux
6 6 (7.41%) Android
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Project Management
2 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Service Delivery
3 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
4 9 (11.11%) CRM
5 8 (9.88%) Change Management
6 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.41%) Information Security
7 5 (6.17%) ERP
7 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.17%) Information Security Management
7 5 (6.17%) Security Management
8 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.94%) Resource Management
8 4 (4.94%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.94%) Cash Management
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.94%) Line Management
9 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (3.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) VBA
2 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) CCA
3 3 (3.70%) MCSE
3 3 (3.70%) MCITP
3 3 (3.70%) VCP4
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) HP APS
4 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.47%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) Kerio MailServer
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Nagios
1 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.05%) VMware
3 11 (13.58%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) HP
4 7 (8.64%) SAP
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix
6 4 (4.94%) Juniper
6 4 (4.94%) Ariba
7 3 (3.70%) Apple
8 2 (2.47%) Mitel
8 2 (2.47%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Kerio
8 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.47%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.47%) Infor
8 2 (2.47%) NEC
9 1 (1.23%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.23%) Veeam
9 1 (1.23%) Spiceworks
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