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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 233 223 267
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 514 482 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.93% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.00% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 311 236
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£525 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £389 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £679 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
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
51713 48167 48748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.71% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32673 29142 27386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2096 2586
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -8 479 £525 - 193
London +9 258 £550 - 104
South East -21 69 £500 -6.97% 26
City of London +7 59 £550 -4.34% 39
North West +22 43 £550 +22.22% 17
South West -23 30 £501 +10.16% 13
Scotland -1 26 £475 +11.76% 2
East of England -21 24 £500 +5.26% 8
Edinburgh +4 21 £480 +6.66%
Hampshire -19 19 £513 -7.86% 2
Manchester +8 18 £508 - 10
Yorkshire -13 14 £470 +2.17% 8
East Midlands +9 13 £513 +28.12% 3
Berkshire -16 13 £500 -4.76% 9
West Yorkshire -5 12 £495 +7.60% 1
Bristol -10 11 £550 +25.71% 9
West Midlands -22 11 £495 +11.48% 10
Lancashire - 11 £685 - 1
Surrey -8 9 £475 -11.62% 3
Leeds -5 8 £550 +20.21% 1
Cheshire +7 7 £450 +5.88%
Hertfordshire -7 7 £431 +56.81% 3
Nottinghamshire +17 6 £525 -
Reading +11 6 £500 -13.04% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £455 - 3
Bedfordshire -12 6 £600 +33.33% 1
Essex -14 6 £500 -9.09% 4
Gloucestershire -14 6 £485 - 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £525 - 2
Nottingham +15 5 £525 -

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (34.66%) Project Management
2 348 (30.85%) Finance
3 289 (25.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 255 (22.61%) PRINCE2
5 201 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (16.40%) Banking
7 101 (8.95%) Retail
7 101 (8.95%) Security Cleared
8 95 (8.42%) Change Management
9 80 (7.09%) Migration
10 77 (6.83%) Programme Management
11 76 (6.74%) ITIL
12 71 (6.29%) Change Control
13 68 (6.03%) Oracle
14 66 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
15 63 (5.59%) Telecoms
16 58 (5.14%) Microsoft
16 58 (5.14%) Degree
17 56 (4.96%) Scrum
18 55 (4.88%) Risk Management
18 55 (4.88%) SC Cleared
19 54 (4.79%) Service Management
20 49 (4.34%) E-Commerce
21 48 (4.26%) PMI Certification
22 47 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 46 (4.08%) SAP
24 45 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 44 (3.90%) MS Project
26 43 (3.81%) Legal
27 41 (3.63%) Marketing

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 18 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.44%) CMS
2 5 (0.44%) Lync
3 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.27%) SAS
3 3 (0.27%) Confluence
4 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.089%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.089%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.089%) Apache
5 1 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.089%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.089%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.089%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 44 (3.90%) MS Project
2 37 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 36 (3.19%) MS Office
4 21 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.18%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.18%) Tridion
6 2 (0.18%) Agresso
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.80%) SaaS
2 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.27%) PaaS
4 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
5 1 (0.089%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.57%) WAN
2 22 (1.95%) LAN
3 16 (1.42%) Internet
4 7 (0.62%) Firewall
4 7 (0.62%) Broadband
4 7 (0.62%) Intranet
5 5 (0.44%) BGP
5 5 (0.44%) IP Telephony
5 5 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (0.44%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.35%) 4G
6 4 (0.35%) LTE
6 4 (0.35%) 3G
6 4 (0.35%) MPLS
6 4 (0.35%) OSPF
6 4 (0.35%) LDAP
6 4 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.27%) 2G
7 3 (0.27%) GPRS
7 3 (0.27%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (0.62%) Data Mining
4 6 (0.53%) SQL Server
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.35%) QlikView
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.27%) Big Data
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.27%) Essbase
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.18%) MS Access
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.18%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.18%) Xcelsius
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (0.62%) JIRA
2 4 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.18%) Toad
3 2 (0.18%) Selenium
3 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.18%) Sahi
3 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.18%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.089%) WATIR
4 1 (0.089%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.089%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.089%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.089%) Subversion
General
1 348 (30.85%) Finance
2 185 (16.40%) Banking
3 101 (8.95%) Retail
4 63 (5.59%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.81%) Legal
6 41 (3.63%) Marketing
7 36 (3.19%) Retail Banking
8 35 (3.10%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.22%) Front Office
10 14 (1.24%) Billing
11 13 (1.15%) Publishing
12 12 (1.06%) Local Government
13 11 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.98%) Advertising
14 10 (0.89%) Back Office
14 10 (0.89%) Law
15 9 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.35%) Automotive
16 4 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.15%) .NET
1 13 (1.15%) Middleware
2 9 (0.80%) Web Services
3 7 (0.62%) HTML
4 6 (0.53%) XML
4 6 (0.53%) CSS
5 4 (0.35%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.27%) Velocity
7 2 (0.18%) JSON
7 2 (0.18%) Mason
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.089%) Spring
8 1 (0.089%) Ajax
8 1 (0.089%) SOAP
8 1 (0.089%) OLE
8 1 (0.089%) JMX
8 1 (0.089%) LAMP
8 1 (0.089%) JMS
8 1 (0.089%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.66%) NHS
3 28 (2.48%) User Experience
4 26 (2.30%) PMI
4 26 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.04%) Open Source
7 17 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.42%) Derivative
9 11 (0.98%) Digital Media
10 10 (0.89%) Social Media
11 9 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.62%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.53%) Economics
15 5 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
16 4 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (2.39%) Windows
2 11 (0.98%) Windows 7
3 10 (0.89%) UNIX
4 9 (0.80%) Android
5 8 (0.71%) Linux
6 7 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.62%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.27%) AIX
8 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.18%) Solaris
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (34.66%) Project Management
2 289 (25.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 255 (22.61%) PRINCE2
4 201 (17.82%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (8.42%) Change Management
6 80 (7.09%) Migration
7 77 (6.83%) Programme Management
8 76 (6.74%) ITIL
9 71 (6.29%) Change Control
10 56 (4.96%) Scrum
11 55 (4.88%) Risk Management
12 54 (4.79%) Service Management
13 49 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 39 (3.46%) Service Delivery
15 35 (3.10%) CRM
16 34 (3.01%) Project Planning
16 34 (3.01%) Waterfall
16 34 (3.01%) Agile Project Management
17 33 (2.93%) PRINCE
18 30 (2.66%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.33%) SQL
2 14 (1.24%) Java
3 11 (0.98%) C
4 4 (0.35%) C#
4 4 (0.35%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.27%) C++
6 2 (0.18%) VBScript
6 2 (0.18%) VB
6 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.18%) Ruby
6 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.18%) RPG
6 2 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.089%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.089%) VBA
7 1 (0.089%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.089%) Perl
Qualifications
1 101 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.14%) Degree
3 55 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 48 (4.26%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 45 (3.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 34 (3.01%) PMP
8 20 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.80%) ISEB
10 9 (0.80%) APMP
11 6 (0.53%) CRISC
11 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.44%) MBA
13 4 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.35%) CISSP
13 4 (0.35%) ACCA
13 4 (0.35%) CISA
14 3 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.93%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.98%) SLA
3 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.44%) BS15000
5 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.27%) FATCA
7 2 (0.18%) COBIT
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) GxP
8 1 (0.089%) BS7799
8 1 (0.089%) Basel II
8 1 (0.089%) GAAP
8 1 (0.089%) MiFID
8 1 (0.089%) BS25999
8 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.18%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (0.089%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.089%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (0.44%) SCCM
1 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.18%) Puppet
2 2 (0.18%) OpenView
2 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.18%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.089%) Ansible
3 1 (0.089%) OVSD
3 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 68 (6.03%) Oracle
2 58 (5.14%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.08%) SAP
4 24 (2.13%) Cisco
5 10 (0.89%) TOWER Software
6 9 (0.80%) VMware
6 9 (0.80%) Citrix
6 9 (0.80%) Hyperion
7 7 (0.62%) Juniper
7 7 (0.62%) Google
7 7 (0.62%) hybris
8 6 (0.53%) IBM
8 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.44%) McAfee
10 4 (0.35%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.35%) Cadence
11 3 (0.27%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.27%) F5
11 3 (0.27%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.27%) CA
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago