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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Manager
Rank 215 199 210
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 620 615 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.18% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 410 369
Average daily rate
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£513 £515 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £739
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £493 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.52% -1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £44.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.22%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 535 £525 +2.94% 194
London -24 268 £550 +4.76% 111
South East -11 88 £475 +5.55% 17
Scotland +15 67 £498 -13.47% 2
City of London -18 57 £563 -4.25% 17
Edinburgh +4 56 £500 -13.04% 2
Yorkshire +9 51 £500 +17.64% 14
North West -24 51 £600 +31.14% 17
West Yorkshire +8 39 £550 +31.73% 9
Leeds -6 31 £600 +41.17% 5
Berkshire +2 27 £503 +11.66% 2
East of England +7 23 £525 - 13
Buckinghamshire -13 20 £480 +23.87%
Manchester -25 20 £600 +31.14% 9
South West -27 19 £470 -6.00% 11
West Midlands +10 18 £481 +1.85% 3
Cheshire -7 18 £588 +30.55% 5
Hampshire -6 17 £450 -8.63% 6
Hertfordshire +16 15 £481 -8.33% 6
Oxfordshire -9 13 £419 -34.05% 1
Milton Keynes -6 12 £453 +16.87%
East Midlands -21 11 £525 +9.09% 6
Warrington -12 9 £678 +9.27%
Birmingham +8 7 £440 -28.16% 1
North Yorkshire -2 7 £450 - 2
Bristol -9 7 £475 -17.39% 3
York - 7 £450 -
Reading -3 6 £500 - 1
Oxford -14 6 £365 -44.27%
Glasgow +11 5 £450 -26.53%

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 428 (36.00%) Finance
2 416 (34.99%) Project Management
3 283 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 234 (19.68%) PRINCE2
5 218 (18.33%) Banking
6 217 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (8.92%) Retail
8 89 (7.49%) Migration
9 87 (7.32%) Programme Management
10 76 (6.39%) Scrum
10 76 (6.39%) ITIL
11 74 (6.22%) Security Cleared
12 73 (6.14%) Change Management
13 70 (5.89%) Telecoms
14 68 (5.72%) Risk Management
15 63 (5.30%) Degree
15 63 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
16 62 (5.21%) PMI Certification
17 56 (4.71%) Data Centre
18 52 (4.37%) PMP
19 51 (4.29%) Microsoft
19 51 (4.29%) Project Planning
19 51 (4.29%) SC Cleared
20 48 (4.04%) Service Management
20 48 (4.04%) Change Control
21 46 (3.87%) Legal
22 45 (3.78%) Service Delivery
22 45 (3.78%) Investment Banking
23 44 (3.70%) Supplier Management
23 44 (3.70%) Waterfall

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 25 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.76%) CMS
3 5 (0.42%) SAS
4 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.25%) Confluence
6 2 (0.17%) Node.js
6 2 (0.17%) FileNet
6 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.084%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.084%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.084%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.084%) Lync
7 1 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.084%) LiveLink
Applications
1 43 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.20%) MS Project
3 33 (2.78%) MS Office
4 24 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.25%) MoSes
5 2 (0.17%) Unica
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.084%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.50%) Office 365
1 6 (0.50%) PaaS
2 5 (0.42%) IaaS
3 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.084%) SaaS
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.084%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.084%) Veeva
4 1 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.084%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.68%) LAN
2 16 (1.35%) WAN
3 11 (0.93%) Firewall
4 10 (0.84%) SAN
5 9 (0.76%) Internet
6 7 (0.59%) Wireless
7 6 (0.50%) Intranet
8 5 (0.42%) VoIP
9 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.34%) 3G
9 4 (0.34%) Network Security
9 4 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.34%) 4G
9 4 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.34%) VoLTE
10 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.25%) MVNO
10 3 (0.25%) SMS
11 2 (0.17%) ATM
11 2 (0.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.18%) Big Data
3 8 (0.67%) SAP HANA
4 7 (0.59%) QlikView
5 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.42%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.42%) DB2
7 4 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.17%) Adabas
9 2 (0.17%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.17%) IDOL
9 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.17%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 9 (0.76%) JIRA
2 7 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.50%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.34%) Selenium
5 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.17%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.17%) ERwin
5 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.17%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.084%) ProC
6 1 (0.084%) JMeter
6 1 (0.084%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.084%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.084%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.084%) Behat
6 1 (0.084%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.084%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio
General
1 428 (36.00%) Finance
2 218 (18.33%) Banking
3 106 (8.92%) Retail
4 70 (5.89%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.87%) Legal
6 45 (3.78%) Investment Banking
7 40 (3.36%) Retail Banking
8 35 (2.94%) Marketing
9 25 (2.10%) Front Office
10 21 (1.77%) Law
11 15 (1.26%) Publishing
12 14 (1.18%) Back Office
13 12 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.84%) Advertising
15 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.67%) Local Government
17 7 (0.59%) Billing
18 6 (0.50%) German Language
18 6 (0.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.26%) .NET
2 8 (0.67%) Web Services
2 8 (0.67%) Middleware
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.42%) HTML
4 5 (0.42%) XML
5 4 (0.34%) HTML5
6 2 (0.17%) jQuery
6 2 (0.17%) J2EE
6 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.17%) CSS
6 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.17%) JSON
7 1 (0.084%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.084%) Velocity
7 1 (0.084%) JSR 170
7 1 (0.084%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.084%) LAMP
7 1 (0.084%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 20 (1.68%) PMI
4 18 (1.51%) NHS
4 18 (1.51%) User Experience
5 15 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.26%) Credit Risk
6 13 (1.09%) Biometrics
7 11 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.76%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.67%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.59%) FMCG
11 7 (0.59%) Derivative
12 6 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (1.51%) Windows
2 10 (0.84%) Linux
2 10 (0.84%) UNIX
3 6 (0.50%) Android
4 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.25%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.084%) VMS
7 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (34.99%) Project Management
2 283 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 234 (19.68%) PRINCE2
4 217 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (7.49%) Migration
6 87 (7.32%) Programme Management
7 76 (6.39%) Scrum
7 76 (6.39%) ITIL
8 73 (6.14%) Change Management
9 68 (5.72%) Risk Management
10 51 (4.29%) Project Planning
11 48 (4.04%) Service Management
11 48 (4.04%) Change Control
12 45 (3.78%) Service Delivery
13 44 (3.70%) Supplier Management
13 44 (3.70%) Waterfall
14 41 (3.45%) CRM
15 38 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (3.20%) Business Transformation
16 35 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.43%) C
2 14 (1.18%) SQL
3 13 (1.09%) Java
4 6 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.42%) Python
6 3 (0.25%) COBOL
6 3 (0.25%) MATLAB
6 3 (0.25%) Perl
7 2 (0.17%) PHP
7 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.17%) VB
7 2 (0.17%) C#
7 2 (0.17%) C++
7 2 (0.17%) R
7 2 (0.17%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.084%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.084%) Caml Language
8 1 (0.084%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.084%) VBA
8 1 (0.084%) RPG
Qualifications
1 74 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.30%) Degree
3 62 (5.21%) PMI Certification
4 52 (4.37%) PMP
5 51 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 40 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 40 (3.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 23 (1.93%) APMP
8 9 (0.76%) MBA
9 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.59%) ISEB
9 7 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.50%) Postgraduate
11 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CCNA
12 3 (0.25%) MCSE
12 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.11%) QA
2 20 (1.68%) SLA
3 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.50%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.34%) FATCA
4 4 (0.34%) MiFID
5 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
6 2 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.084%) GAAP
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.084%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.084%) GMP
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.084%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 10 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.25%) vCloud
3 1 (0.084%) XenApp
3 1 (0.084%) XenServer
3 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.084%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) SCCM
3 4 (0.34%) SCOM
3 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.17%) StatsD
4 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.17%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.084%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.084%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.084%) OPNET
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.084%) OVSD
5 1 (0.084%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.084%) OpenView
5 1 (0.084%) vMotion
5 1 (0.084%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 51 (4.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.45%) SAP
3 39 (3.28%) Oracle
4 19 (1.60%) VMware
5 18 (1.51%) IBM
6 16 (1.35%) Cisco
7 15 (1.26%) Citrix
8 14 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.09%) HP
10 10 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 10 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.67%) BT
11 8 (0.67%) Tableau
12 6 (0.50%) Juniper
13 4 (0.34%) Lotus
13 4 (0.34%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.34%) NetApp
14 3 (0.25%) Informatica
14 3 (0.25%) Apple
14 3 (0.25%) Mapinfo
London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 80k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East of England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Nakama
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago