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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Manager
Rank 570 560 533
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 23 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.069% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.075% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 14
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£325 £475 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +102.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £381 £175
% change year-on-year
-12.78% +117.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £19.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+159.74% -45.00%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -19 19 £313 -34.21% 41
London -5 10 £295 -37.89% 6
East Midlands +7 3 - - 6
Scotland 0 2 £345 -
South East -22 2 £350 +64.70% 7
Surrey - 2 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East of England +14 1 - - 4
City of London +12 1 £500 +5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -9 1 - - 1
West Midlands -15 1 £325 +8.33% 4
North West -16 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 7
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Skipton - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Project Management
3 16 (24.24%) Finance
4 13 (19.70%) VMware
5 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (15.15%) ITIL
7 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
7 10 (15.15%) Cisco
8 8 (12.12%) SAN
8 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
8 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (10.61%) Firewall
9 7 (10.61%) MS Office
9 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (9.09%) Change Management
10 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.09%) Retail
10 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (7.58%) NHS
11 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (7.58%) DNS
11 5 (7.58%) HP

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Lync
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.52%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) SAN
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 5 (7.58%) DNS
4 4 (6.06%) WAN
5 3 (4.55%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) VoIP
6 2 (3.03%) ADSL
6 2 (3.03%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.03%) Network Security
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) IPsec
7 1 (1.52%) MPLS
7 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Ant
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
1 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Legal
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) Struts
2 1 (1.52%) Spring
2 1 (1.52%) Java EE
2 1 (1.52%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.55%) EPoS
3 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.03%) iPhone
4 2 (3.03%) iSeries
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) PMI
4 2 (3.03%) AS400
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.52%) Informatics
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.58%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Android
6 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) UNIX
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Project Management
2 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 10 (15.15%) ITIL
5 6 (9.09%) Change Management
5 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.58%) ERP
7 4 (6.06%) CRM
7 4 (6.06%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.06%) Line Management
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.55%) Business Development
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.03%) Information Security Management
9 2 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) MCITP
3 3 (4.55%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) HP APS
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
1 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) VMware
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (7.58%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Citrix
5 4 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (3.03%) SAP
6 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.52%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.52%) Retalix
7 1 (1.52%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.52%) Veeam
7 1 (1.52%) hybris
7 1 (1.52%) Endeca
7 1 (1.52%) Cognos
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.52%) Ariba
7 1 (1.52%) Apple
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