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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Manager
Rank 580 548 555
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 38 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.072% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.078% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 16
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£350 £417 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% +21.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £232 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £565 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +8.97%

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -30 36 £350 -19.26% 42
London -10 14 £335 -24.16% 11
City of London +23 6 £350 -36.36% 1
South East -24 6 £413 +3.12% 7
North West -11 5 £358 -1.37% 6
West Midlands -16 4 £329 -6.07% 2
South West - 4 £325 - 5
Manchester -7 3 £575 +58.62% 4
Berkshire +9 2 £512 - 5
Coventry -14 2 £433 -
Street - 2 £250 -
Cumbria - 2 £163 -
Maidenhead - 2 £512 - 1
Somerset - 2 £250 - 2
Birmingham -4 1 - - 1
Surrey -5 1 £300 -25.00%
Yorkshire -5 1 - - 6
Essex -18 1 - - 1
East of England -19 1 - - 4
North East -40 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £225 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £375 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Windows
3 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
4 11 (17.74%) ITIL
5 10 (16.13%) SQL
6 8 (12.90%) Service Management
6 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
7 7 (11.29%) VMware
7 7 (11.29%) Citrix
7 7 (11.29%) SAP
7 7 (11.29%) CRM
8 6 (9.68%) WAN
8 6 (9.68%) LAN
8 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
8 6 (9.68%) Banking
8 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.68%) Degree
9 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
9 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
9 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (8.06%) SAN
9 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
9 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
9 5 (8.06%) MS Office
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
10 4 (6.45%) VoIP

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Office
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP FI
1 4 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (6.45%) SAP CO
2 3 (4.84%) SAP R/3
2 3 (4.84%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.23%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.61%) assyst
4 1 (1.61%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) WAN
1 6 (9.68%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) VoIP
3 4 (6.45%) DNS
3 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 3 (4.84%) Wireless
5 2 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (3.23%) H.323
5 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.23%) Internet
5 2 (3.23%) FTP
5 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SAP BW
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) International Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.61%) jQuery
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 2 (3.23%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.61%) Handset
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) EPoS
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Windows XP
2 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.84%) Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Mac OS X Server
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
1 11 (17.74%) Project Management
2 8 (12.90%) Service Management
3 7 (11.29%) CRM
4 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.45%) Information Security
6 4 (6.45%) Line Management
7 3 (4.84%) Cash Management
7 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security Management
7 3 (4.84%) Security Management
8 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.23%) MVC
8 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) VBA
2 2 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) CCA
3 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.23%) Kerio MailServer
5 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Nagios
2 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SAP
2 7 (11.29%) Citrix
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) Apple
3 3 (4.84%) Ariba
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Mitel
4 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
4 2 (3.23%) ProCurve
4 2 (3.23%) Infor
4 2 (3.23%) Kerio
4 2 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) NEC
5 1 (1.61%) Spiceworks
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec
5 1 (1.61%) Sophos
5 1 (1.61%) BT
5 1 (1.61%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco
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