The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Manager
Rank 218 182 240
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 494 532 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.10% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.19% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 323 228
Average daily rate
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£505 £525 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +7.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.95 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -18.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.95 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -18.27%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK.

Senior Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 -26 458 £513 -3.30% 204
London -12 219 £550 - 99
South East -26 77 £475 -9.52% 35
North West 0 41 £463 +8.82% 15
City of London -9 40 £550 +4.76% 40
East of England +13 32 £444 -4.10% 16
Manchester +15 28 £463 -6.32% 8
Scotland -7 27 £500 +2.56% 4
Berkshire -8 25 £525 -5.40% 12
South West -18 25 £521 +4.25% 14
Yorkshire -10 23 £500 +2.56% 12
Edinburgh +3 21 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire -1 21 £500 +5.26% 10
Hertfordshire +12 17 £390 -25.71% 4
West Midlands +4 17 £450 - 7
Surrey -3 17 £430 -11.79% 1
Bristol -2 15 £538 +10.25% 11
East Midlands +2 14 £418 -18.53% 6
Leeds -9 14 £500 +5.26% 6
Hampshire -25 11 £475 -5.00% 7
Essex +12 10 £713 +46.15% 1
Reading +12 10 £506 -13.82% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 7 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear -5 7 £475 - 1
North East -8 7 £475 +18.75% 1
Northamptonshire -10 6 £500 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire -19 6 £350 -49.09% 3
Coventry +4 5 £425 +4.93% 1
Chelmsford -1 5 - -
Northampton -11 5 £500 -9.09% 1

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title.

1 377 (36.01%) Finance
2 333 (31.81%) Project Management
3 262 (25.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 216 (20.63%) PRINCE2
5 184 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (16.91%) Banking
7 89 (8.50%) Retail
8 88 (8.40%) Security Cleared
9 81 (7.74%) ITIL
10 77 (7.35%) Change Management
11 72 (6.88%) Programme Management
12 65 (6.21%) Migration
13 63 (6.02%) Risk Management
14 62 (5.92%) Microsoft
15 60 (5.73%) Oracle
16 57 (5.44%) Telecoms
17 54 (5.16%) Service Management
17 54 (5.16%) Degree
18 53 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
19 51 (4.87%) Legal
20 50 (4.78%) Scrum
20 50 (4.78%) Change Control
21 47 (4.49%) SC Cleared
22 45 (4.30%) E-Commerce
23 42 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 41 (3.92%) SAP
25 37 (3.53%) Service Delivery
26 35 (3.34%) MS Project
26 35 (3.34%) CRM
27 34 (3.25%) MS Office

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.67%) CMS
3 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.38%) SAS
4 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.38%) Lync
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.29%) IIS
5 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.096%) Confluence
7 1 (0.096%) FileNet
Applications
1 35 (3.34%) MS Project
2 34 (3.25%) MS Office
3 27 (2.58%) MS Excel
4 22 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.53%) Google Analytics
2 14 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.29%) Finacle
6 3 (0.29%) Summit
6 3 (0.29%) HFM
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.19%) Agresso
7 2 (0.19%) Tridion
7 2 (0.19%) Endur
7 2 (0.19%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.19%) CA Clarity
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.86%) SaaS
2 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.096%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.10%) WAN
2 16 (1.53%) LAN
2 16 (1.53%) Internet
3 11 (1.05%) SAN
4 7 (0.67%) MPLS
5 6 (0.57%) Broadband
5 6 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.48%) BGP
6 5 (0.48%) Intranet
6 5 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.38%) HTTP
7 4 (0.38%) LDAP
7 4 (0.38%) OSPF
7 4 (0.38%) Firewall
7 4 (0.38%) Wireless
7 4 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.38%) Network Security
8 3 (0.29%) SSL
8 3 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.67%) Big Data
5 6 (0.57%) SAP BW
5 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.29%) Essbase
8 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.19%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.19%) Impala
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.38%) Selenium
2 4 (0.38%) StarTeam
2 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.29%) Sahi
3 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.19%) Toad
4 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.096%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.096%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.096%) WATIR
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Forms
General
1 377 (36.01%) Finance
2 177 (16.91%) Banking
3 89 (8.50%) Retail
4 57 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 51 (4.87%) Legal
6 31 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.77%) Marketing
8 28 (2.67%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.81%) Front Office
10 17 (1.62%) Billing
11 13 (1.24%) Law
12 12 (1.15%) Publishing
12 12 (1.15%) Local Government
13 11 (1.05%) Back Office
13 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.86%) Advertising
15 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.57%) Automotive
18 5 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.53%) Web Services
2 15 (1.43%) .NET
3 10 (0.96%) Middleware
4 8 (0.76%) RESTful
5 6 (0.57%) HTML
5 6 (0.57%) XML
6 5 (0.48%) CSS
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.29%) Mason
8 2 (0.19%) Velocity
8 2 (0.19%) JSON
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CO-PA
9 1 (0.096%) HTML5
9 1 (0.096%) REST
9 1 (0.096%) CSS3
9 1 (0.096%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.096%) Ajax
9 1 (0.096%) WPF
9 1 (0.096%) Django
9 1 (0.096%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.48%) User Experience
3 24 (2.29%) NHS
4 22 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.10%) Open Source
5 14 (1.34%) PMI
5 14 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (1.15%) Credit Risk
6 12 (1.15%) Derivative
7 10 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 8 (0.76%) Social Media
9 7 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.57%) Economics
11 5 (0.48%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.48%) EPoS
12 4 (0.38%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.96%) Windows
2 13 (1.24%) Linux
3 12 (1.15%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.86%) Windows 8
5 7 (0.67%) Android
5 7 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.48%) UNIX
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.096%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (31.81%) Project Management
2 262 (25.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 216 (20.63%) PRINCE2
4 184 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (7.74%) ITIL
6 77 (7.35%) Change Management
7 72 (6.88%) Programme Management
8 65 (6.21%) Migration
9 63 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 54 (5.16%) Service Management
11 50 (4.78%) Scrum
11 50 (4.78%) Change Control
12 45 (4.30%) E-Commerce
13 37 (3.53%) Service Delivery
14 35 (3.34%) CRM
15 34 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (3.15%) PRINCE
16 33 (3.15%) Project Planning
17 30 (2.87%) Waterfall
18 26 (2.48%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.39%) SQL
2 19 (1.81%) C
3 15 (1.43%) Java
4 8 (0.76%) C#
5 7 (0.67%) VB
6 5 (0.48%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.38%) VBScript
7 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.38%) Scala
8 3 (0.29%) Ruby
8 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.19%) PHP
9 2 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.096%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.096%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.096%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.096%) VBA
10 1 (0.096%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.096%) Perl
10 1 (0.096%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.16%) Degree
3 47 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 42 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 34 (3.25%) PMI Certification
6 29 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (2.48%) PMP
8 20 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.76%) ISEB
10 8 (0.76%) APMP
11 6 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.57%) MBA
12 5 (0.48%) CRISC
12 5 (0.48%) CISSP
13 4 (0.38%) RHCE
13 4 (0.38%) RHCA
13 4 (0.38%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.29%) CIMA
14 3 (0.29%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.48%) QA
2 8 (0.76%) SLA
3 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.48%) COBIT
4 4 (0.38%) BS15000
4 4 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.19%) Basel II
6 2 (0.19%) MiFID
6 2 (0.19%) FINREP
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
7 1 (0.096%) BS25999
7 1 (0.096%) UCITS
7 1 (0.096%) COREP
7 1 (0.096%) EMIR
7 1 (0.096%) GAAP
7 1 (0.096%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) Novell eDirectory
4 2 (0.19%) HDFS
4 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.096%) vSphere
5 1 (0.096%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (0.38%) SCCM
1 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.19%) OpenView
2 2 (0.19%) Oozie
2 2 (0.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.096%) Ansible
3 1 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.096%) OVSD
3 1 (0.096%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.096%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.096%) Control-M
Vendors
1 62 (5.92%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.73%) Oracle
3 41 (3.92%) SAP
4 23 (2.20%) VMware
5 20 (1.91%) Cisco
6 17 (1.62%) Citrix
7 16 (1.53%) Google
8 10 (0.96%) Hyperion
8 10 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.86%) HP
10 7 (0.67%) IBM
11 5 (0.48%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.38%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.38%) Juniper
12 4 (0.38%) Cadence
12 4 (0.38%) hybris
13 3 (0.29%) Avaloq
13 3 (0.29%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.29%) Cognos
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