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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 225 205 235
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 521 504 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.98% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.05% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 327 240
Average daily rate
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£512 £525 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £388 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £689 £725 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £488 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+0.22% -18.36%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Senior Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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 -17 491 £515 -1.90% 163
London +19 266 £550 - 79
South East -29 77 £475 -13.63% 21
City of London +6 65 £538 -6.52% 30
North West +14 43 £550 +29.41% 11
East of England -7 27 £481 +3.99% 7
South West -33 26 £500 +5.26% 13
Scotland -11 21 £490 +0.51% 6
Yorkshire -18 20 £450 -2.17% 8
Manchester +4 19 £488 - 8
Edinburgh +1 18 £500 +8.10% 3
West Yorkshire -8 17 £464 +2.94% 3
Berkshire -15 17 £500 -10.71% 7
Hampshire -8 16 £456 -19.78% 3
Surrey -7 15 £458 -12.85% 1
Leeds -1 13 £525 +16.66% 2
Bristol -7 12 £538 +22.85% 11
West Midlands -8 12 £465 +9.34% 15
Lancashire - 10 £685 -
Essex -7 9 £525 - 3
Reading +20 8 £500 -14.89% 4
East Midlands +3 8 £500 +12.48% 6
Hertfordshire +1 7 £431 - 2
Cheshire -2 7 £450 +26.31%
Oxfordshire -22 7 £425 -22.68% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £485 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £485 - 2
Milton Keynes - 6 £485 - 1
Oxford - 6 £501 -
Chelmsford +4 5 - -

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 380 (33.72%) Project Management
2 371 (32.92%) Finance
3 289 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 251 (22.27%) PRINCE2
5 209 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (15.97%) Banking
7 106 (9.41%) Security Cleared
8 105 (9.32%) Retail
9 86 (7.63%) Change Management
10 83 (7.36%) ITIL
11 75 (6.65%) Migration
12 74 (6.57%) Programme Management
13 70 (6.21%) Oracle
14 68 (6.03%) Change Control
15 62 (5.50%) Microsoft
15 62 (5.50%) Telecoms
16 61 (5.41%) Degree
17 59 (5.24%) Risk Management
17 59 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
18 57 (5.06%) Scrum
19 56 (4.97%) Service Management
20 55 (4.88%) SC Cleared
21 51 (4.53%) PMI Certification
22 49 (4.35%) SAP
22 49 (4.35%) Legal
23 45 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 44 (3.90%) E-Commerce
25 43 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 42 (3.73%) MS Project
27 39 (3.46%) MS Office

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 20 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.62%) CMS
3 6 (0.53%) Lync
4 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.27%) Confluence
6 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.18%) IIS
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
7 2 (0.18%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.089%) Drupal
8 1 (0.089%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.089%) FileNet
8 1 (0.089%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.089%) Apache
8 1 (0.089%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (3.73%) MS Project
2 39 (3.46%) MS Office
3 33 (2.93%) MS Excel
4 23 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.42%) Google Analytics
2 13 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) HFM
6 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.18%) Tridion
6 2 (0.18%) Agresso
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.18%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.18%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.89%) SaaS
2 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.35%) PaaS
4 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.089%) IaaS
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.22%) WAN
2 19 (1.69%) LAN
3 16 (1.42%) Internet
4 7 (0.62%) Intranet
4 7 (0.62%) Broadband
5 6 (0.53%) Firewall
6 5 (0.44%) BGP
7 4 (0.35%) LDAP
7 4 (0.35%) 3G
7 4 (0.35%) MPLS
7 4 (0.35%) OSPF
7 4 (0.35%) LTE
7 4 (0.35%) Network Security
7 4 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.27%) 2G
8 3 (0.27%) Wireless
8 3 (0.27%) GPRS
8 3 (0.27%) GSM
8 3 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 9 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.44%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.27%) Big Data
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.27%) Essbase
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.089%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.089%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.53%) JIRA
2 5 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (0.35%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.27%) Selenium
4 3 (0.27%) Sahi
5 2 (0.18%) Toad
6 1 (0.089%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.089%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.089%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.089%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.089%) WATIR
General
1 371 (32.92%) Finance
2 180 (15.97%) Banking
3 105 (9.32%) Retail
4 62 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 49 (4.35%) Legal
6 36 (3.19%) Marketing
6 36 (3.19%) Retail Banking
7 30 (2.66%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.69%) Front Office
9 18 (1.60%) Billing
10 13 (1.15%) Publishing
11 12 (1.06%) Advertising
12 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.89%) Back Office
13 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.80%) Law
14 9 (0.80%) Local Government
15 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.44%) Games
17 4 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.51%) Web Services
2 13 (1.15%) .NET
2 13 (1.15%) Middleware
3 8 (0.71%) RESTful
4 7 (0.62%) XML
4 7 (0.62%) HTML
5 6 (0.53%) CSS
6 3 (0.27%) Velocity
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.27%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) Mason
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CO-PA
8 1 (0.089%) REST
8 1 (0.089%) CSS3
8 1 (0.089%) HTML5
8 1 (0.089%) WPF
8 1 (0.089%) Django
8 1 (0.089%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.48%) PMI
2 28 (2.48%) User Experience
3 25 (2.22%) Open Source
3 25 (2.22%) NHS
4 23 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 22 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.06%) Derivative
8 11 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 10 (0.89%) Social Media
10 8 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.71%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.53%) Economics
11 6 (0.53%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Statistics
13 4 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.84%) Windows
2 14 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 11 (0.98%) Windows 8
4 10 (0.89%) Linux
5 8 (0.71%) Android
6 7 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.62%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.53%) UNIX
8 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.089%) Solaris
11 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (33.72%) Project Management
2 289 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 251 (22.27%) PRINCE2
4 209 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (7.63%) Change Management
6 83 (7.36%) ITIL
7 75 (6.65%) Migration
8 74 (6.57%) Programme Management
9 68 (6.03%) Change Control
10 59 (5.24%) Risk Management
11 57 (5.06%) Scrum
12 56 (4.97%) Service Management
13 44 (3.90%) E-Commerce
14 39 (3.46%) Service Delivery
15 34 (3.02%) Project Planning
15 34 (3.02%) PRINCE
15 34 (3.02%) Waterfall
16 33 (2.93%) CRM
17 28 (2.48%) Agile Project Management
17 28 (2.48%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (1.86%) SQL
2 17 (1.51%) Java
3 16 (1.42%) C
4 6 (0.53%) VB
5 5 (0.44%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.35%) VBScript
6 4 (0.35%) C#
7 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.27%) Ruby
8 2 (0.18%) C++
8 2 (0.18%) PHP
8 2 (0.18%) Python
8 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.18%) Scala
9 1 (0.089%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.089%) VBA
9 1 (0.089%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.089%) Perl
Qualifications
1 106 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.41%) Degree
3 55 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 51 (4.53%) PMI Certification
5 45 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 43 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 36 (3.19%) PMP
8 24 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.98%) APMP
10 11 (0.98%) ISEB
11 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.53%) MBA
12 5 (0.44%) CRISC
13 4 (0.35%) RHCA
13 4 (0.35%) RHCE
13 4 (0.35%) ACCA
13 4 (0.35%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 3 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.75%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) SLA
3 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.44%) BS15000
6 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.27%) FATCA
7 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.18%) Basel II
8 2 (0.18%) FINREP
9 1 (0.089%) BS25999
9 1 (0.089%) COREP
9 1 (0.089%) UCITS
9 1 (0.089%) GAAP
9 1 (0.089%) BS7799
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.089%) GxP
9 1 (0.089%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.089%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (0.62%) SCCM
2 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.18%) OpenView
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.18%) Puppet
3 2 (0.18%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.089%) Ansible
4 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.089%) OVSD
Vendors
1 70 (6.21%) Oracle
2 62 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.35%) SAP
4 24 (2.13%) Cisco
5 16 (1.42%) VMware
5 16 (1.42%) Google
6 11 (0.98%) Citrix
6 11 (0.98%) Hyperion
7 10 (0.89%) TOWER Software
8 7 (0.62%) Juniper
8 7 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.62%) IBM
9 6 (0.53%) hybris
10 5 (0.44%) McAfee
11 4 (0.35%) Cadence
11 4 (0.35%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.35%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.27%) F5
12 3 (0.27%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.27%) Cognos
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £750.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £477.09 - £556.60 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £800 per day + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day + May be negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Westminster
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £475 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 5 days ago