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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Manager
Rank 149 171 165
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Manager 927 778 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.39% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.47% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 506 468
Median daily rate £430 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £20.38 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £22.50 £20.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £56.30 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +17 852 £432 +1.64% 182
London +29 350 £493 +3.68% 51
South East +21 166 £430 +3.61% 33
North West -10 84 £431 +10.57% 25
East of England +15 65 £425 -10.52% 19
City of London +21 63 £550 +9.89% 14
Scotland +6 63 £450 +12.50% 5
South West +6 59 £400 +6.66% 15
Berkshire +35 52 £430 -3.09% 7
Manchester -5 50 £450 +28.57% 15
Edinburgh +15 48 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -13 47 £400 +15.94% 15
Yorkshire +17 46 £428 +6.87% 16
West Yorkshire +16 41 £425 - 10
Leeds +18 29 £430 +7.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 26 £410 -3.52% 7
East Midlands +9 23 £400 +3.22% 8
Hertfordshire +5 22 £365 -27.00% 6
Milton Keynes +16 21 £420 -1.17% 3
Oxfordshire +15 20 £300 -31.62% 2
Birmingham -6 20 £400 +15.94% 3
West Sussex -7 20 £430 -31.20% 3
Bristol +16 17 £410 -18.40% 3
Surrey -6 17 £425 +13.33% 5
Croydon - 16 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +15 15 £438 +6.12% 7
Reading +8 14 £500 +25.00% 1
Cambridge +5 12 £438 +6.12% 3
Cheshire -10 12 £440 +12.82% 3
Hampshire -10 12 £460 +22.66% 5

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 619 (37.20%) Project Management
2 569 (34.19%) Finance
3 439 (26.38%) PRINCE2
4 358 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 277 (16.65%) ITIL
6 266 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
7 216 (12.98%) Banking
8 146 (8.77%) Retail
9 140 (8.41%) Change Management
10 138 (8.29%) Risk Management
11 137 (8.23%) Migration
12 134 (8.05%) Microsoft
13 114 (6.85%) PMI Certification
14 107 (6.43%) MS Project
15 103 (6.19%) Windows
16 98 (5.89%) MS Excel
17 97 (5.83%) Service Delivery
18 94 (5.65%) Service Management
19 92 (5.53%) Programme Management
20 90 (5.41%) Security Cleared
21 86 (5.17%) PMP
22 84 (5.05%) Degree
22 84 (5.05%) SDLC
23 83 (4.99%) Data Centre
24 79 (4.75%) Telecoms
25 77 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
26 76 (4.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 75 (4.51%) Waterfall
28 73 (4.39%) Supplier Management
29 69 (4.15%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 46 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.96%) Confluence
4 10 (0.60%) IIS
5 9 (0.54%) MS Project Server
5 9 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.48%) Apache
7 7 (0.42%) CMS
7 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.30%) WordPress
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.18%) SAS
10 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.060%) nginx
Applications
1 107 (6.43%) MS Project
2 98 (5.89%) MS Excel
3 61 (3.67%) MS Office
4 37 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.12%) Windchill
8 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.36%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.18%) Maximo
7 3 (0.18%) Primavera
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.12%) TrackWise
9 1 (0.060%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.10%) Office 365
2 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (0.18%) Silverpop
6 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) IaaS
6 2 (0.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.060%) Veeva
7 1 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.52%) WAN
2 41 (2.46%) Firewall
3 35 (2.10%) LAN
4 18 (1.08%) SAN
5 17 (1.02%) Intranet
5 17 (1.02%) Network Security
6 15 (0.90%) Internet
6 15 (0.90%) Wireless
7 11 (0.66%) VoIP
8 8 (0.48%) Skype
8 8 (0.48%) VPN
9 7 (0.42%) DNS
9 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.36%) DHCP
10 6 (0.36%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.18%) Extranet
13 3 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.54%) Big Data
4 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.24%) DataStage
7 3 (0.18%) DB2
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.12%) MS Access
8 2 (0.12%) QlikView
8 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.060%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.060%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.060%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.060%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (1.14%) JIRA
2 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.060%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.060%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.060%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio
General
1 569 (34.19%) Finance
2 216 (12.98%) Banking
3 146 (8.77%) Retail
4 79 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.19%) Legal
6 45 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 41 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 41 (2.46%) Marketing
8 34 (2.04%) Law
9 32 (1.92%) Back Office
10 30 (1.80%) Retail Banking
11 26 (1.56%) Front Office
12 18 (1.08%) Advertising
13 17 (1.02%) Automotive
14 15 (0.90%) Electronics
15 14 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.72%) Billing
17 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.48%) Games
17 8 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.32%) Middleware
2 19 (1.14%) .NET
3 8 (0.48%) Web Services
4 6 (0.36%) HTML
5 4 (0.24%) CGI
5 4 (0.24%) XML
6 3 (0.18%) CSS
6 3 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.18%) XBRL
7 2 (0.12%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.12%) JSON
7 2 (0.12%) LAMP
8 1 (0.060%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.060%) Flash
8 1 (0.060%) HTML5
8 1 (0.060%) Loki
8 1 (0.060%) Mason
8 1 (0.060%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.060%) Velocity
8 1 (0.060%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.99%) Data Centre
2 77 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.28%) PMI
5 30 (1.80%) NHS
6 18 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 14 (0.84%) Derivative
8 13 (0.78%) Visualisation
9 11 (0.66%) Cryptography
9 11 (0.66%) Driving Licence
10 10 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.60%) User Experience
11 9 (0.54%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.54%) FMCG
11 9 (0.54%) Market Risk
11 9 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.54%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.48%) CMDB
12 8 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 103 (6.19%) Windows
2 41 (2.46%) Windows Server
3 24 (1.44%) Linux
3 24 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 20 (1.20%) Unix
5 12 (0.72%) Windows 8
6 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.18%) Solaris
8 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.060%) Android
10 1 (0.060%) Fedora
10 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.060%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.060%) OS/400
10 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.060%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (37.20%) Project Management
2 439 (26.38%) PRINCE2
3 358 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 277 (16.65%) ITIL
5 266 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (8.41%) Change Management
7 138 (8.29%) Risk Management
8 137 (8.23%) Migration
9 97 (5.83%) Service Delivery
10 94 (5.65%) Service Management
11 92 (5.53%) Programme Management
12 84 (5.05%) SDLC
13 75 (4.51%) Waterfall
14 73 (4.39%) Supplier Management
15 69 (4.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 66 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 63 (3.79%) ERP
18 61 (3.67%) Business Analysis
19 59 (3.55%) Incident Management
19 59 (3.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.22%) SQL
2 21 (1.26%) C
3 17 (1.02%) Java
4 9 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.36%) VBA
6 5 (0.30%) C#
6 5 (0.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.18%) PHP
8 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.12%) Python
9 1 (0.060%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.060%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.060%) C++
9 1 (0.060%) COBOL
9 1 (0.060%) Perl
9 1 (0.060%) RPG
9 1 (0.060%) Ruby
9 1 (0.060%) Scala
9 1 (0.060%) VB
9 1 (0.060%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (6.85%) PMI Certification
2 90 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 86 (5.17%) PMP
4 84 (5.05%) Degree
5 76 (4.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 69 (4.15%) SC Cleared
7 64 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 38 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.74%) CISSP
10 21 (1.26%) APMP
10 21 (1.26%) CISA
11 17 (1.02%) CISM
12 10 (0.60%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.36%) HND
15 5 (0.30%) CITP
15 5 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.88%) SLA
2 38 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.98%) QA
4 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.78%) COBIT
5 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.42%) MiFID
7 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.30%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.24%) COSO
8 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.24%) ISO22301
8 4 (0.24%) SEPA
9 3 (0.18%) EMIR
9 3 (0.18%) GxP
9 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.18%) P3O
10 2 (0.12%) GAMP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO27002
System Software
1 69 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.060%) RACF
5 1 (0.060%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.060%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (0.60%) SCCM
2 4 (0.24%) SCOM
3 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.060%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.060%) Ansible
4 1 (0.060%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.060%) Graphite
4 1 (0.060%) Nessus
4 1 (0.060%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.060%) Opsview
4 1 (0.060%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 134 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 65 (3.91%) SAP
3 44 (2.64%) VMware
4 35 (2.10%) Oracle
5 21 (1.26%) Cisco
5 21 (1.26%) IBM
6 18 (1.08%) Citrix
7 10 (0.60%) Remedy
8 9 (0.54%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.48%) Google
9 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.42%) Avaya
10 7 (0.42%) BMC
10 7 (0.42%) HP
10 7 (0.42%) Rally
11 6 (0.36%) Adobe
11 6 (0.36%) Sophos
12 4 (0.24%) Calypso
12 4 (0.24%) Capita
12 4 (0.24%) NetApp
London
X4 Group
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Somerset
Computer People
Rate: Good dependant on Skills
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per day + Dep on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per day + Dep on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £344 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £80,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 17 days ago
Ipswich
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 days ago
South East London
INFRA - infrascan.net
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 27 days ago