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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 197 199 205
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 616 545 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.10% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 380 335
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£515 £550 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £725 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £51.50 £56.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% -8.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 -
% change year-on-year
+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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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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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 +12 562 £510 -7.27% 166
London +9 317 £538 -6.52% 88
City of London +28 89 £575 -4.16% 23
South East -19 84 £450 -13.46% 21
North West +22 45 £458 +1.10% 19
Scotland -10 41 £575 +19.17% 12
South West -20 39 £500 +0.25% 7
Edinburgh -1 33 £575 +19.79% 11
Manchester +12 26 £458 -3.68% 10
Berkshire +11 23 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England -16 20 £525 +5.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +15 19 £388 -40.38%
Hampshire -10 19 £496 -5.47% 3
Yorkshire +8 18 £425 -5.55% 10
East Midlands -2 18 £463 -3.64% 3
West Midlands -8 16 £473 -5.50% 6
Bristol -11 14 £575 +17.94% 4
Cheshire +4 13 £450 +1.98% 4
Milton Keynes +3 11 £388 -40.38%
West Yorkshire +1 10 £410 -8.88% 8
Wiltshire -9 10 £493 -14.16% 3
Swindon -3 9 £493 -14.16% 2
Surrey -6 9 £456 -13.09% 2
Northampton +1 8 £500 +4.16%
Northamptonshire -3 8 £500 +4.16% 1
Bedfordshire -12 8 £525 +16.66%
Reading +7 6 £500 - 3
Leeds -3 6 £413 -8.33% 7
Devon -6 6 £500 +32.89%
Glasgow -9 6 £613 +35.96% 1

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 391 (35.23%) Project Management
2 369 (33.24%) Finance
3 304 (27.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 279 (25.14%) PRINCE2
5 191 (17.21%) Banking
6 110 (9.91%) Retail
7 93 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (8.29%) Change Management
9 86 (7.75%) Migration
10 82 (7.39%) Security Cleared
11 76 (6.85%) ITIL
12 71 (6.40%) Oracle
13 65 (5.86%) Programme Management
14 61 (5.50%) Change Control
15 58 (5.23%) Telecoms
16 57 (5.14%) Scrum
17 53 (4.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 51 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 49 (4.41%) PMI Certification
19 49 (4.41%) Risk Management
20 47 (4.23%) MS Project
20 47 (4.23%) SC Cleared
21 46 (4.14%) E-Commerce
21 46 (4.14%) Service Delivery
21 46 (4.14%) Retail Banking
22 43 (3.87%) Degree
23 41 (3.69%) Investment Banking
23 41 (3.69%) SAP
24 40 (3.60%) Supplier Management
25 39 (3.51%) Marketing

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (0.54%) SAS
4 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.36%) Confluence
5 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.27%) CMS
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.18%) Lync
7 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.18%) FileNet
8 1 (0.090%) Apache
8 1 (0.090%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.090%) Documentum
8 1 (0.090%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.090%) Node.js
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.090%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 47 (4.23%) MS Project
2 35 (3.15%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.07%) MS Office
4 14 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.090%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.72%) RMDS
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.36%) SAP EWM
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.090%) PaaS
3 1 (0.090%) Office 365
3 1 (0.090%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.98%) WAN
2 21 (1.89%) LAN
3 13 (1.17%) Internet
4 6 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.45%) VoIP
5 5 (0.45%) Firewall
5 5 (0.45%) IP Telephony
5 5 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (0.45%) ATM
5 5 (0.45%) SAN
6 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.36%) Intranet
6 4 (0.36%) 4G
7 3 (0.27%) MVNO
7 3 (0.27%) 3G
7 3 (0.27%) LTE
7 3 (0.27%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.27%) Broadband
7 3 (0.27%) GPRS
7 3 (0.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.54%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.45%) QlikView
3 5 (0.45%) Big Data
4 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.18%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.18%) Xcelsius
6 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.090%) DB2
7 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.090%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.090%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.090%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (0.99%) JIRA
2 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.090%) MSI
4 1 (0.090%) Subversion
4 1 (0.090%) WATIR
4 1 (0.090%) Selenium
4 1 (0.090%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.090%) Sahi
4 1 (0.090%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.090%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.090%) Toad
General
1 369 (33.24%) Finance
2 191 (17.21%) Banking
3 110 (9.91%) Retail
4 58 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 46 (4.14%) Retail Banking
6 41 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 39 (3.51%) Marketing
8 33 (2.97%) Front Office
9 24 (2.16%) Legal
10 17 (1.53%) Local Government
11 12 (1.08%) Advertising
11 12 (1.08%) Back Office
12 10 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.72%) Billing
14 6 (0.54%) Law
14 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.36%) Automotive
16 4 (0.36%) French Language
17 3 (0.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.72%) .NET
1 8 (0.72%) Middleware
2 7 (0.63%) Web Services
3 6 (0.54%) HTML
4 5 (0.45%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.36%) CSS
6 3 (0.27%) Velocity
6 3 (0.27%) Apache Flex
6 3 (0.27%) XML
6 3 (0.27%) Mason
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.18%) HTML5
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.090%) JRules
8 1 (0.090%) Spring
8 1 (0.090%) JMS
8 1 (0.090%) WPF
8 1 (0.090%) SOAP
8 1 (0.090%) J2EE
8 1 (0.090%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (2.61%) PMI
2 24 (2.16%) NHS
3 23 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.62%) Open Source
6 16 (1.44%) Derivative
7 13 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.90%) Digital Media
9 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.81%) Statistics
11 7 (0.63%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.63%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.45%) FMCG
14 4 (0.36%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.36%) Social Media
15 3 (0.27%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (1.89%) Windows
2 13 (1.17%) Linux
3 12 (1.08%) UNIX
4 8 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.63%) Solaris
6 6 (0.54%) Android
7 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.090%) VMS
9 1 (0.090%) zOS
9 1 (0.090%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (35.23%) Project Management
2 304 (27.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 279 (25.14%) PRINCE2
4 93 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (8.29%) Change Management
6 86 (7.75%) Migration
7 76 (6.85%) ITIL
8 65 (5.86%) Programme Management
9 61 (5.50%) Change Control
10 57 (5.14%) Scrum
11 49 (4.41%) Risk Management
12 46 (4.14%) E-Commerce
12 46 (4.14%) Service Delivery
13 40 (3.60%) Supplier Management
14 39 (3.51%) Service Management
15 37 (3.33%) Project Planning
16 36 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (2.88%) Waterfall
18 30 (2.70%) CRM
19 29 (2.61%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 22 (1.98%) Java
2 19 (1.71%) SQL
3 8 (0.72%) C
4 2 (0.18%) C#
4 2 (0.18%) RPG
5 1 (0.090%) C++
5 1 (0.090%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.090%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.090%) ABAP
5 1 (0.090%) VBA
5 1 (0.090%) Python
5 1 (0.090%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.090%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.090%) Ruby
5 1 (0.090%) Groovy
5 1 (0.090%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 82 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 51 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 49 (4.41%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.87%) Degree
7 36 (3.24%) PMP
8 12 (1.08%) ISEB
9 11 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.63%) APMP
12 6 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.36%) CRISC
13 4 (0.36%) ACCA
13 4 (0.36%) CISA
13 4 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.27%) CIMA
14 3 (0.27%) MBA
14 3 (0.27%) CISM
14 3 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.15%) QA
2 10 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.72%) SLA
4 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) COBIT
5 5 (0.45%) BS15000
5 5 (0.45%) EMIR
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.18%) FATCA
8 2 (0.18%) MiFID
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.090%) Basel II
9 1 (0.090%) BS7799
9 1 (0.090%) GCP
9 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.090%) CDISC
9 1 (0.090%) BS25999
System Software
1 10 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.090%) RACF
4 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.090%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (0.090%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.18%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.090%) SCOM
5 1 (0.090%) OpenView
5 1 (0.090%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.090%) OVSD
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.090%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 71 (6.40%) Oracle
2 41 (3.69%) SAP
3 39 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 21 (1.89%) Cisco
5 12 (1.08%) Citrix
6 11 (0.99%) TOWER Software
7 10 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (0.81%) IBM
9 8 (0.72%) 29West
10 7 (0.63%) VMware
11 5 (0.45%) F5
11 5 (0.45%) McAfee
11 5 (0.45%) Juniper
12 4 (0.36%) JDA
12 4 (0.36%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.36%) Cognos
12 4 (0.36%) hybris
12 4 (0.36%) RedPrairie
13 3 (0.27%) Teradata
13 3 (0.27%) thinkFolio
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