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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 200 166 179
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 677 851 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.55% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 589 497
Median daily rate £450 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -11.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £29.72 £24.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £65.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -8.53%

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -39 636 £450 - 172
London +6 284 £500 +5.26% 63
South East -46 104 £448 +5.29% 30
West Midlands -16 55 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England -3 52 £425 -10.52% 8
North West -17 50 £398 -15.64% 15
City of London -13 43 £545 +4.30% 9
Yorkshire +3 29 £419 +6.34% 14
Manchester -27 25 £425 -10.05% 11
Scotland -11 24 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -24 23 £390 -2.56% 11
West Yorkshire +5 21 £413 +11.48% 12
South West -14 21 £400 - 15
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £450 +8.43% 4
North East -5 18 £420 -14.28% 2
Milton Keynes +12 17 £450 +5.88% 3
Cambridgeshire +24 16 £425 +17.24% 2
Surrey -1 16 £445 +11.25% 2
Birmingham -2 16 £475 +15.15% 4
Berkshire -26 15 £358 -20.55% 5
Hampshire +4 14 £413 +6.45% 8
Edinburgh -2 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Coventry -5 13 £400 +15.94% 5
Leeds +3 12 £431 +11.29% 9
Hertfordshire -4 12 £400 -20.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -15 12 £420 -16.83% 1
West Sussex -18 12 £488 -7.05% 4
Essex +6 11 £450 +7.46%
Cheshire -8 11 £375 -25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 11 £420 +12.00% 2

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 538 (37.00%) Project Management
2 505 (34.73%) Finance
3 335 (23.04%) PRINCE2
4 312 (21.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 249 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (16.02%) ITIL
7 208 (14.31%) Banking
8 133 (9.15%) Retail
9 130 (8.94%) Change Management
10 126 (8.67%) Migration
11 120 (8.25%) Microsoft
12 109 (7.50%) Service Delivery
13 105 (7.22%) Service Management
14 99 (6.81%) Windows
15 94 (6.46%) Degree
16 92 (6.33%) Risk Management
17 89 (6.12%) MS Project
17 89 (6.12%) PMI Certification
18 88 (6.05%) Programme Management
19 84 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
20 81 (5.57%) PMP
21 75 (5.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 73 (5.02%) Data Centre
22 73 (5.02%) SDLC
23 70 (4.81%) MS Excel
24 68 (4.68%) Waterfall
24 68 (4.68%) Security Cleared
25 67 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
26 61 (4.20%) Supplier Management
27 59 (4.06%) Information Security

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 44 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.10%) MS Project Server
4 15 (1.03%) IIS
5 13 (0.89%) Confluence
6 12 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.48%) CMS
8 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.34%) Apache
10 4 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.28%) SAS
11 3 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.14%) Documentum
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.069%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (6.12%) MS Project
2 70 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 59 (4.06%) MS Office
4 25 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.069%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) Summit
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) Primavera
4 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) TrackWise
6 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.069%) HFM
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.069%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.069%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.41%) Office 365
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.76%) SaaS
4 7 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.41%) Yammer
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.14%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.069%) IaaS
7 1 (0.069%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.82%) Firewall
2 30 (2.06%) WAN
3 23 (1.58%) Intranet
3 23 (1.58%) LAN
4 21 (1.44%) Network Security
5 18 (1.24%) Wireless
6 16 (1.10%) Internet
7 15 (1.03%) Skype
8 12 (0.83%) SAN
8 12 (0.83%) VoIP
9 10 (0.69%) DNS
9 10 (0.69%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.55%) DHCP
11 8 (0.55%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.41%) MPLS
13 5 (0.34%) Extranet
13 5 (0.34%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.83%) Big Data
3 10 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.21%) Flink
6 3 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.21%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.14%) GIS
7 2 (0.14%) MS Access
7 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.069%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.069%) DB2
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (1.24%) JIRA
2 11 (0.76%) Hudson
2 11 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (0.69%) TeamCity
4 9 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.62%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.14%) Ant
5 2 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.069%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.069%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.069%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.069%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.069%) Subversion
6 1 (0.069%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.069%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.069%) VersionOne
General
1 505 (34.73%) Finance
2 208 (14.31%) Banking
3 133 (9.15%) Retail
4 52 (3.58%) Legal
5 41 (2.82%) Law
5 41 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.34%) Front Office
8 30 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 23 (1.58%) Automotive
10 23 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.51%) Marketing
12 20 (1.38%) Retail Banking
13 19 (1.31%) Back Office
14 14 (0.96%) Advertising
15 10 (0.69%) Billing
15 10 (0.69%) Electronics
16 7 (0.48%) French Language
17 6 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.41%) .NET
2 16 (1.10%) Middleware
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (0.34%) Web Services
4 4 (0.28%) Velocity
5 3 (0.21%) Kafka
5 3 (0.21%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (0.21%) XML
6 2 (0.14%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.14%) CSS
6 2 (0.14%) HTML
6 2 (0.14%) J2EE
6 2 (0.14%) jQuery
6 2 (0.14%) LAMP
7 1 (0.069%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.069%) EDI
7 1 (0.069%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.069%) Spring
7 1 (0.069%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 41 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.75%) PMI
5 29 (1.99%) NHS
6 21 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.24%) Fixed Income
8 14 (0.96%) FMCG
9 13 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 13 (0.89%) EPoS
10 11 (0.76%) Equities
11 10 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
12 9 (0.62%) CMDB
12 9 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.62%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.62%) User Experience
13 8 (0.55%) Learning Management System
13 8 (0.55%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 99 (6.81%) Windows
2 38 (2.61%) Windows Server
3 24 (1.65%) Linux
4 16 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 13 (0.89%) Unix
6 9 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.21%) Android
9 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.21%) Solaris
10 2 (0.14%) AIX
10 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.069%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (37.00%) Project Management
2 335 (23.04%) PRINCE2
3 312 (21.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 249 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
5 233 (16.02%) ITIL
6 130 (8.94%) Change Management
7 126 (8.67%) Migration
8 109 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 105 (7.22%) Service Management
10 92 (6.33%) Risk Management
11 88 (6.05%) Programme Management
12 75 (5.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 73 (5.02%) SDLC
14 68 (4.68%) Waterfall
15 67 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 61 (4.20%) Supplier Management
17 59 (4.06%) Information Security
18 58 (3.99%) Business Analysis
19 57 (3.92%) CRM
20 52 (3.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.09%) SQL
2 15 (1.03%) Java
3 12 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 10 (0.69%) C
5 4 (0.28%) C#
5 4 (0.28%) VBA
6 3 (0.21%) COBOL
6 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.14%) PHP
7 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.069%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.069%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (6.46%) Degree
2 89 (6.12%) PMI Certification
3 81 (5.57%) PMP
4 68 (4.68%) Security Cleared
5 56 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 53 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 51 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 46 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (2.34%) CISSP
10 21 (1.44%) CISA
11 19 (1.31%) CISM
12 13 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.83%) APMP
14 8 (0.55%) CCNA
14 8 (0.55%) ISEB
15 7 (0.48%) MAPM
15 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.41%) CCNP
16 6 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 48 (3.30%) QA
2 41 (2.82%) SLA
3 17 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.62%) COBIT
6 9 (0.62%) MiFID
7 6 (0.41%) FATCA
7 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.34%) EMIR
9 4 (0.28%) COREP
9 4 (0.28%) COSO
9 4 (0.28%) ISO27005
9 4 (0.28%) SEPA
10 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.14%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.14%) GAMP
12 1 (0.069%) FINREP
System Software
1 37 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.34%) vSphere
5 4 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.21%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.069%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.069%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (0.69%) Puppet
2 9 (0.62%) Ansible
3 7 (0.48%) SCCM
4 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.14%) QRadar
5 2 (0.14%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.14%) WSUS
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.069%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.069%) MOM
6 1 (0.069%) Nessus
6 1 (0.069%) SCOM
6 1 (0.069%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.069%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.069%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 120 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.30%) Oracle
3 40 (2.75%) SAP
4 34 (2.34%) Cisco
5 32 (2.20%) VMware
6 20 (1.38%) IBM
7 19 (1.31%) Citrix
8 17 (1.17%) ServiceNow
9 13 (0.89%) HP
10 9 (0.62%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.41%) Avaya
12 5 (0.34%) EMC
12 5 (0.34%) Google
13 4 (0.28%) Adobe
13 4 (0.28%) Apple
13 4 (0.28%) Calypso
13 4 (0.28%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.28%) Lotus
13 4 (0.28%) Saba
13 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
South West London
The Duke of Edinburgh s International Award Foundation
Rate: From £32,415 to £39,734 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £56,104 to £NaN.NaN per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Romec Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Romec Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago