The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 193 207 194
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 620 449 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 0.94% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.02% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 276 315
Average daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £54.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £54.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.25% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 558 £515 +2.43% 237
London -13 250 £550 +4.76% 130
South East +23 116 £475 -6.21% 53
City of London -1 72 £550 +4.76% 37
North West +24 61 £475 +7.95% 8
Scotland +31 52 £455 +1.11% 12
Edinburgh -5 32 £453 +0.55% 6
Cheshire +11 30 £488 +8.33% 2
East Midlands +7 29 £550 +4.76% 7
Berkshire -12 29 £463 +11.44% 13
South West -19 29 £475 - 14
Hampshire +25 28 £450 -3.22% 5
Yorkshire -16 25 £450 -2.59% 8
Manchester +1 20 £425 +6.25% 4
West Midlands -3 20 £463 -11.90% 12
West Yorkshire -13 20 £450 -5.06% 5
Oxfordshire - 15 £675 - 6
Glasgow +23 14 £438 -8.85% 6
Surrey -11 14 £525 +2.43% 14
East of England -20 14 £463 +5.71% 6
Northamptonshire -3 12 £575 +9.52% 2
Leeds -16 12 £450 -5.16% 4
Bristol -11 11 £550 +12.24% 3
Nottingham +6 10 £473 -10.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +6 10 £473 +3.56% 4
Chester -7 10 £320 -
Buckinghamshire -11 10 £513 +2.39% 5
Warrington - 10 £480 -
Birmingham -2 9 £480 -10.69% 8
Reading -2 8 £450 +9.09% 3

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 441 (39.17%) Finance
2 401 (35.61%) Project Management
3 325 (28.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 282 (25.04%) PRINCE2
5 209 (18.56%) Banking
6 97 (8.61%) Change Management
7 94 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (7.73%) Retail
8 87 (7.73%) ITIL
9 86 (7.64%) Migration
10 83 (7.37%) Programme Management
11 80 (7.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 79 (7.02%) Oracle
13 72 (6.39%) Microsoft
13 72 (6.39%) Investment Banking
14 67 (5.95%) PMI Certification
15 65 (5.77%) Risk Management
16 59 (5.24%) Telecoms
17 57 (5.06%) Security Cleared
18 56 (4.97%) Scrum
19 54 (4.80%) SAP
20 53 (4.71%) CRM
21 51 (4.53%) Service Delivery
22 49 (4.35%) MS Project
23 48 (4.26%) PMP
24 45 (4.00%) Project Planning
24 45 (4.00%) MS Excel
24 45 (4.00%) Front Office
24 45 (4.00%) SC Cleared
25 44 (3.91%) Retail Banking

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (0.62%) CMS
7 6 (0.53%) SAS
8 5 (0.44%) Lync
9 4 (0.36%) FileNet
10 3 (0.27%) IIS
11 2 (0.18%) Node.js
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.089%) Documentum
12 1 (0.089%) CICS
12 1 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.089%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.089%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (4.35%) MS Project
2 45 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.66%) MS Office
4 22 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.44%) RMDS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.27%) Agresso
5 3 (0.27%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.18%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.36%) Office 365
1 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.36%) SaaS
2 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.60%) LAN
1 18 (1.60%) WAN
2 10 (0.89%) Internet
3 8 (0.71%) SAN
4 6 (0.53%) ATM
4 6 (0.53%) Broadband
5 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.44%) Firewall
5 5 (0.44%) Intranet
6 4 (0.36%) LTE
6 4 (0.36%) VoIP
6 4 (0.36%) WLAN
7 3 (0.27%) GSM
7 3 (0.27%) IPv6
7 3 (0.27%) WCDMA
7 3 (0.27%) DHCP
7 3 (0.27%) DNS
7 3 (0.27%) CTI
7 3 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (0.62%) Big Data
4 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.27%) EDRMS
5 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.18%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.18%) QlikView
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.18%) DB2
6 2 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.089%) DataStage
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.27%) JIRA
1 3 (0.27%) Selenium
2 2 (0.18%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (0.18%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.18%) Maven
2 2 (0.18%) MSI
2 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
2 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.089%) Ant
3 1 (0.089%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.089%) JMeter
3 1 (0.089%) Subversion
3 1 (0.089%) Sahi
3 1 (0.089%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.089%) WATIR
3 1 (0.089%) Jenkins
General
1 441 (39.17%) Finance
2 209 (18.56%) Banking
3 87 (7.73%) Retail
4 72 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 59 (5.24%) Telecoms
6 45 (4.00%) Front Office
7 44 (3.91%) Retail Banking
8 36 (3.20%) Marketing
9 28 (2.49%) Legal
10 23 (2.04%) Advertising
11 17 (1.51%) Financial Institution
12 16 (1.42%) Manufacturing
13 14 (1.24%) Back Office
14 13 (1.15%) Local Government
15 12 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.98%) Automotive
16 11 (0.98%) Billing
17 8 (0.71%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.71%) Publishing
18 3 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.60%) .NET
2 8 (0.71%) HTML
3 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.44%) Middleware
3 5 (0.44%) HTML5
3 5 (0.44%) Apache Flex
4 3 (0.27%) CSS
4 3 (0.27%) Web Services
4 3 (0.27%) Spring
4 3 (0.27%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.18%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.18%) XML
6 1 (0.089%) Swing
6 1 (0.089%) Flash
6 1 (0.089%) J2EE
6 1 (0.089%) XSLT
6 1 (0.089%) SOAP
6 1 (0.089%) ATL
6 1 (0.089%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.11%) PMI
2 20 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (1.33%) Derivative
4 14 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (0.98%) Market Risk
7 10 (0.89%) Credit Risk
8 9 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.71%) FMCG
10 7 (0.62%) NHS
10 7 (0.62%) Equities
10 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.62%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (0.53%) Social Media
11 6 (0.53%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.53%) Statistics
11 6 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (3.46%) Windows
2 26 (2.31%) Linux
3 18 (1.60%) UNIX
4 9 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.71%) Solaris
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.089%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.089%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.089%) HPUX
9 1 (0.089%) VMS
9 1 (0.089%) pSOS
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.089%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (35.61%) Project Management
2 325 (28.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 282 (25.04%) PRINCE2
4 97 (8.61%) Change Management
5 94 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (7.73%) ITIL
7 86 (7.64%) Migration
8 83 (7.37%) Programme Management
9 65 (5.77%) Risk Management
10 56 (4.97%) Scrum
11 53 (4.71%) CRM
12 51 (4.53%) Service Delivery
13 45 (4.00%) Project Planning
14 41 (3.64%) E-Commerce
15 40 (3.55%) Supplier Management
15 40 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 39 (3.46%) Change Control
17 35 (3.11%) Service Management
18 33 (2.93%) Waterfall
19 31 (2.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 38 (3.37%) SQL
2 29 (2.58%) Java
3 15 (1.33%) C
4 10 (0.89%) C#
5 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.27%) ActionScript
5 3 (0.27%) VBA
5 3 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (0.18%) R
6 2 (0.18%) ABAP
7 1 (0.089%) C++
7 1 (0.089%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.089%) Ruby
7 1 (0.089%) Scala
7 1 (0.089%) Groovy
7 1 (0.089%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (7.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 67 (5.95%) PMI Certification
3 57 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 48 (4.26%) PMP
5 45 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 41 (3.64%) Degree
7 34 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (1.51%) ISEB
9 10 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.44%) APMP
12 4 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.36%) CISA
12 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.36%) MCSE
13 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.27%) CISM
13 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) APMG
14 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.29%) QA
2 19 (1.69%) EMIR
3 17 (1.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.71%) SLA
5 7 (0.62%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.53%) MiFID
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) FATCA
8 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.18%) Basel II
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) GxP
9 1 (0.089%) GCP
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.089%) WCAG
9 1 (0.089%) WAI
9 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.089%) CDISC
System Software
1 12 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.62%) XenApp
4 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.089%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.089%) VMware GSX
6 1 (0.089%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.089%) UAG
6 1 (0.089%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.089%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.089%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.53%) SCCM
3 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.27%) SCOM
3 3 (0.27%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.089%) Nagios
4 1 (0.089%) WSUS
4 1 (0.089%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.089%) YUM
4 1 (0.089%) Puppet
4 1 (0.089%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.089%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.089%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 79 (7.02%) Oracle
2 72 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 54 (4.80%) SAP
4 22 (1.95%) Citrix
5 20 (1.78%) VMware
6 16 (1.42%) IBM
7 10 (0.89%) HP
8 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (0.62%) Cisco
10 6 (0.53%) NetApp
10 6 (0.53%) Avaya
11 5 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe
11 5 (0.44%) JD Edwards
11 5 (0.44%) 29West
12 4 (0.36%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.36%) Teradata
12 4 (0.36%) Unica
12 4 (0.36%) Endeca
12 4 (0.36%) Sun
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £520.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago