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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Manager
Rank 230 214 194
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 563 557 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.10% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 372 367
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £690 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £489
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £48.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £44.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.40 £45.00 £55.70
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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 August 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
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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 -27 485 £500 -2.91% 215
London -25 248 £550 +2.32% 115
South East -11 82 £475 - 28
Scotland +20 65 £500 -11.11% 6
City of London -32 58 £563 -2.17% 39
Edinburgh +21 57 £500 -13.04% 2
Yorkshire -6 32 £500 +17.64% 11
Berkshire -1 27 £531 +19.71% 12
West Yorkshire -6 26 £500 +17.64% 7
North West -34 26 £500 -6.97% 14
East of England +11 25 £500 -12.08% 13
West Midlands +13 24 £463 -7.50% 11
Hampshire -1 20 £475 -4.28% 5
South West -8 20 £510 +7.36% 20
Leeds -13 18 £500 +17.64% 5
East Midlands -5 15 £425 -11.68% 3
Manchester -13 14 £650 +23.80% 8
Hertfordshire +5 13 £475 -20.83% 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £385 -
Bristol -3 8 £490 +15.29% 6
Cheshire -17 8 £463 -14.94% 4
Luton +17 7 £500 -4.76%
Bedfordshire +12 7 £500 -5.88% 1
Birmingham +6 7 £450 -12.19% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £438 +9.37% 3
Northamptonshire -1 6 £463 -7.50% 2
Basingstoke -7 6 £403 -38.07% 1
Solihull - 6 £380 -
Northampton -2 5 £425 -15.00% 2
Slough +2 4 £550 +22.22% 2

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 415 (36.82%) Finance
2 412 (36.56%) Project Management
3 281 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 236 (20.94%) Banking
5 213 (18.90%) PRINCE2
6 209 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (9.67%) Retail
8 90 (7.99%) Migration
9 89 (7.90%) Programme Management
10 81 (7.19%) Telecoms
11 79 (7.01%) Change Management
12 78 (6.92%) ITIL
13 66 (5.86%) Degree
14 65 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
15 64 (5.68%) Security Cleared
16 58 (5.15%) Risk Management
16 58 (5.15%) Scrum
17 53 (4.70%) MS Project
17 53 (4.70%) Microsoft
18 52 (4.61%) Project Planning
19 49 (4.35%) CRM
19 49 (4.35%) Data Centre
20 48 (4.26%) Supplier Management
21 47 (4.17%) PMI Certification
22 46 (4.08%) SC Cleared
23 45 (3.99%) Waterfall
23 45 (3.99%) Service Management
23 45 (3.99%) PMP
24 43 (3.82%) Retail Banking
25 42 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 28 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.89%) CMS
3 7 (0.62%) SAS
4 5 (0.44%) ArcGIS
4 5 (0.44%) Confluence
5 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.27%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.18%) FileNet
7 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.089%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.089%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.089%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.089%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.089%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.089%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (4.70%) MS Project
2 39 (3.46%) MS Excel
3 33 (2.93%) MS Office
4 16 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.89%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.27%) Unica
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.18%) Agresso
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.089%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.089%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.089%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.089%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.089%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.53%) PaaS
2 5 (0.44%) Office 365
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.089%) SaaS
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.089%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.089%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.089%) Veeva
4 1 (0.089%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.69%) LAN
2 18 (1.60%) WAN
3 10 (0.89%) Firewall
4 9 (0.80%) SAN
5 8 (0.71%) Wireless
6 5 (0.44%) 4G
6 5 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.44%) Intranet
6 5 (0.44%) Internet
6 5 (0.44%) VoIP
7 4 (0.35%) 3G
7 4 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.35%) Network Security
7 4 (0.35%) VoLTE
8 3 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.27%) MVNO
8 3 (0.27%) ATM
9 2 (0.18%) SMS
9 2 (0.18%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.06%) Big Data
3 7 (0.62%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.44%) DB2
5 5 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.44%) QlikView
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.18%) HBase
8 2 (0.18%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.18%) IDOL
8 2 (0.18%) MySQL
8 2 (0.18%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 13 (1.15%) JIRA
2 7 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.53%) HP UFT
4 5 (0.44%) Selenium
5 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.18%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.089%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.089%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.089%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.089%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.089%) Behat
6 1 (0.089%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.089%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.089%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.089%) ERwin
6 1 (0.089%) ProC
6 1 (0.089%) JMeter
6 1 (0.089%) Visual Studio
General
1 415 (36.82%) Finance
2 236 (20.94%) Banking
3 109 (9.67%) Retail
4 81 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.82%) Retail Banking
6 40 (3.55%) Investment Banking
7 39 (3.46%) Legal
8 38 (3.37%) Marketing
9 20 (1.77%) Publishing
9 20 (1.77%) Front Office
10 16 (1.42%) Law
11 14 (1.24%) Local Government
12 13 (1.15%) Back Office
13 12 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.98%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.80%) Advertising
15 9 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.71%) Billing
17 6 (0.53%) Automotive
17 6 (0.53%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.24%) .NET
2 7 (0.62%) Middleware
3 6 (0.53%) Web Services
3 6 (0.53%) HTML
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.44%) XML
5 4 (0.35%) HTML5
6 3 (0.27%) CSS
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) jQuery
7 2 (0.18%) J2EE
7 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.089%) CSS3
8 1 (0.089%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.089%) RESTful
8 1 (0.089%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.089%) Velocity
8 1 (0.089%) JSR 170
8 1 (0.089%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.089%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 20 (1.77%) NHS
4 19 (1.69%) User Experience
5 18 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.24%) PMI
7 11 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (0.89%) Fixed Income
9 9 (0.80%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.62%) Derivative
11 7 (0.62%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.62%) FMCG
11 7 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.53%) RMADS
12 6 (0.53%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 19 (1.69%) Windows
2 9 (0.80%) Linux
2 9 (0.80%) UNIX
3 6 (0.53%) Android
4 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.089%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.089%) VMS
8 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (36.56%) Project Management
2 281 (24.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 213 (18.90%) PRINCE2
4 209 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (7.99%) Migration
6 89 (7.90%) Programme Management
7 79 (7.01%) Change Management
8 78 (6.92%) ITIL
9 58 (5.15%) Scrum
9 58 (5.15%) Risk Management
10 52 (4.61%) Project Planning
11 49 (4.35%) CRM
12 48 (4.26%) Supplier Management
13 45 (3.99%) Service Management
13 45 (3.99%) Waterfall
14 41 (3.64%) E-Commerce
15 37 (3.28%) Change Control
16 36 (3.19%) Service Delivery
16 36 (3.19%) Test Management
17 35 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (1.60%) C
1 18 (1.60%) SQL
2 13 (1.15%) Java
3 5 (0.44%) VB
3 5 (0.44%) MATLAB
4 4 (0.35%) COBOL
4 4 (0.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.27%) Perl
6 2 (0.18%) PHP
6 2 (0.18%) C#
6 2 (0.18%) C++
6 2 (0.18%) Caml Language
6 2 (0.18%) Python
6 2 (0.18%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.089%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.089%) Ruby
7 1 (0.089%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.089%) VBA
7 1 (0.089%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.089%) RPG
Qualifications
1 66 (5.86%) Degree
2 64 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 46 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 45 (3.99%) PMP
6 42 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 28 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (1.06%) MBA
9 10 (0.89%) APMP
10 9 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.53%) ISEB
11 6 (0.53%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.27%) MCSE
14 3 (0.27%) CCNA
15 2 (0.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.75%) QA
2 21 (1.86%) SLA
3 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.44%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.35%) FATCA
6 3 (0.27%) EMIR
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.18%) MiFID
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.089%) HL7
8 1 (0.089%) DICOM
8 1 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.089%) P3O
8 1 (0.089%) Basel II
8 1 (0.089%) GAAP
8 1 (0.089%) BS15000
System Software
1 10 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) vCloud
4 2 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.089%) XenServer
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.089%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.53%) SCCM
3 4 (0.35%) SCOM
4 3 (0.27%) OVSD
5 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.18%) OpenView
5 2 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.18%) Puppet
5 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.089%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.089%) OPNET
6 1 (0.089%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.089%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 53 (4.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (3.19%) Oracle
2 36 (3.19%) SAP
3 16 (1.42%) IBM
3 16 (1.42%) VMware
4 15 (1.33%) Citrix
4 15 (1.33%) HP
5 13 (1.15%) Cisco
6 5 (0.44%) Mapinfo
6 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.44%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.35%) CheckPoint
7 4 (0.35%) Tableau
7 4 (0.35%) Google
7 4 (0.35%) NetApp
7 4 (0.35%) Adobe
7 4 (0.35%) Juniper
8 3 (0.27%) CA
8 3 (0.27%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.27%) Informatica
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £620 per day + .
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £620 per day + .
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Plymouth
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Aerotek
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago