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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 206 185 195
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 560 554 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.08% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.17% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 374 338
Average daily rate
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£515 £523 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £384 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £489 £490 £453
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £48.20 £56.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.63% -14.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 -
% change year-on-year
+0.22% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -13 502 £510 -2.85% 165
London +2 286 £538 -6.52% 69
City of London +29 77 £588 -2.08% 24
South East -39 73 £485 -6.73% 23
North West +18 48 £550 +22.22% 15
Scotland -12 42 £563 +18.42% 3
Edinburgh -14 29 £575 +21.05% 3
South West -32 27 £475 +2.59% 15
Berkshire +8 25 £425 -15.00% 5
Cheshire +7 21 £519 +21.34% 2
Yorkshire +5 18 £425 -5.55% 8
Manchester +4 18 £538 +7.50% 12
West Midlands -12 16 £500 - 12
East of England -17 16 £600 +25.00% 12
Hampshire -6 15 £500 -9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £400 -30.43% 4
East Midlands -17 13 £481 -1.78% 6
Surrey -6 11 £488 -11.36% 2
West Yorkshire +1 10 £425 -5.55% 4
Wiltshire -3 9 £493 +19.39% 4
Swindon +3 8 £484 +4.48% 2
Leeds -5 8 £425 +5.91% 3
Bristol -18 8 £425 -15.00% 4
Reading +10 7 £450 -10.00% 2
Northamptonshire -9 7 £500 +2.04% 4
Bedfordshire -16 7 £538 +16.84% 1
Glasgow -4 6 £569 +53.61%
Northampton -9 6 £500 +4.16% 1
Milton Keynes -10 6 £400 -30.43% 3
Birmingham -5 5 £513 - 8

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 411 (36.28%) Project Management
2 399 (35.22%) Finance
3 305 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 289 (25.51%) PRINCE2
5 199 (17.56%) Banking
6 107 (9.44%) Retail
7 97 (8.56%) Change Management
8 95 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (8.03%) Migration
10 86 (7.59%) ITIL
11 75 (6.62%) Programme Management
12 73 (6.44%) Security Cleared
13 69 (6.09%) Oracle
14 62 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 61 (5.38%) Telecoms
16 60 (5.30%) PMI Certification
17 59 (5.21%) Change Control
18 58 (5.12%) Risk Management
19 57 (5.03%) Scrum
20 52 (4.59%) Service Delivery
21 48 (4.24%) Microsoft
21 48 (4.24%) Retail Banking
22 47 (4.15%) Degree
22 47 (4.15%) Investment Banking
23 46 (4.06%) PMP
24 45 (3.97%) SC Cleared
25 43 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 43 (3.80%) SAP
26 41 (3.62%) MS Excel
27 40 (3.53%) E-Commerce

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.53%) SAS
5 5 (0.44%) CMS
5 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.26%) Confluence
6 3 (0.26%) Lync
6 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.18%) FileNet
8 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.088%) Documentum
8 1 (0.088%) IIS
8 1 (0.088%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.088%) Node.js
8 1 (0.088%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.35%) MS Project
3 24 (2.12%) MS Office
4 12 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.088%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) RMDS
2 7 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.35%) SAP EWM
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.088%) SaaS
3 1 (0.088%) PaaS
3 1 (0.088%) Office 365
3 1 (0.088%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.03%) WAN
2 21 (1.85%) LAN
3 9 (0.79%) Internet
4 8 (0.71%) Firewall
5 7 (0.62%) SAN
6 6 (0.53%) VoIP
6 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.44%) ATM
7 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.44%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (0.35%) Intranet
8 4 (0.35%) UMTS
8 4 (0.35%) Broadband
8 4 (0.35%) GPRS
8 4 (0.35%) GSM
8 4 (0.35%) LTE
9 3 (0.26%) 4G
9 3 (0.26%) MVNO
9 3 (0.26%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.53%) Data Mining
2 6 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.44%) QlikView
4 4 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.35%) MS Access
4 4 (0.35%) Big Data
5 3 (0.26%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.18%) Xcelsius
6 2 (0.18%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.088%) DataStage
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.088%) Essbase
7 1 (0.088%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.088%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.71%) JIRA
2 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.088%) Subversion
4 1 (0.088%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.088%) WATIR
4 1 (0.088%) Selenium
4 1 (0.088%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.088%) Sahi
4 1 (0.088%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.088%) MSBuild
General
1 399 (35.22%) Finance
2 199 (17.56%) Banking
3 107 (9.44%) Retail
4 61 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 48 (4.24%) Retail Banking
6 47 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 40 (3.53%) Front Office
8 39 (3.44%) Marketing
9 18 (1.59%) Local Government
10 16 (1.41%) Legal
10 16 (1.41%) Advertising
11 13 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.06%) Back Office
13 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.62%) Billing
14 5 (0.44%) Automotive
14 5 (0.44%) French Language
15 4 (0.35%) German Language
15 4 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.24%) .NET
2 7 (0.62%) Web Services
3 6 (0.53%) Application Packaging
3 6 (0.53%) HTML
4 5 (0.44%) Apache Flex
5 3 (0.26%) Mason
5 3 (0.26%) HTML5
5 3 (0.26%) XML
5 3 (0.26%) CSS
5 3 (0.26%) Middleware
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.088%) Velocity
7 1 (0.088%) REST
7 1 (0.088%) Mustache
7 1 (0.088%) Sass
7 1 (0.088%) OLE
7 1 (0.088%) JMX
7 1 (0.088%) LAMP
7 1 (0.088%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.088%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.00%) PMI
2 24 (2.12%) NHS
3 19 (1.68%) Derivative
4 15 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (1.24%) Credit Risk
5 14 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 11 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 9 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 8 (0.71%) Open Source
8 8 (0.71%) Market Risk
8 8 (0.71%) Statistics
9 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.62%) FMCG
9 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.53%) Social Media
10 6 (0.53%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.44%) Equities
12 4 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (2.65%) Windows
2 15 (1.32%) UNIX
2 15 (1.32%) Linux
3 9 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.62%) Solaris
5 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.26%) Android
5 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.088%) AIX
7 1 (0.088%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.088%) VMS
7 1 (0.088%) zOS
7 1 (0.088%) pSOS
7 1 (0.088%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (36.28%) Project Management
2 305 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 289 (25.51%) PRINCE2
4 97 (8.56%) Change Management
5 95 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (8.03%) Migration
7 86 (7.59%) ITIL
8 75 (6.62%) Programme Management
9 59 (5.21%) Change Control
10 58 (5.12%) Risk Management
11 57 (5.03%) Scrum
12 52 (4.59%) Service Delivery
13 40 (3.53%) E-Commerce
13 40 (3.53%) Project Planning
14 37 (3.27%) Supplier Management
15 36 (3.18%) CRM
15 36 (3.18%) Service Management
15 36 (3.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (3.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 32 (2.82%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.38%) Java
1 27 (2.38%) SQL
2 8 (0.71%) C
3 4 (0.35%) C#
4 3 (0.26%) VBA
5 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.18%) RPG
5 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.088%) ABAP
6 1 (0.088%) C++
6 1 (0.088%) Python
6 1 (0.088%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.088%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.088%) Ruby
6 1 (0.088%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 73 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 60 (5.30%) PMI Certification
4 47 (4.15%) Degree
5 46 (4.06%) PMP
6 45 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 43 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (1.15%) ISEB
9 10 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.44%) APMP
12 4 (0.35%) CRISC
12 4 (0.35%) CISA
12 4 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.26%) CIMA
13 3 (0.26%) CISM
13 3 (0.26%) ACCA
13 3 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.65%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) EMIR
3 8 (0.71%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.62%) SLA
4 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.44%) COBIT
7 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.26%) FATCA
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.18%) Basel II
9 2 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.088%) Basel III
10 1 (0.088%) CDISC
10 1 (0.088%) BS15000
10 1 (0.088%) WCAG
10 1 (0.088%) WAI
10 1 (0.088%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.088%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.088%) RACF
5 1 (0.088%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.26%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.26%) SCCM
3 3 (0.26%) SCOM
4 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.18%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.088%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.088%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 69 (6.09%) Oracle
2 48 (4.24%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.80%) SAP
4 21 (1.85%) Cisco
5 13 (1.15%) IBM
6 12 (1.06%) Citrix
7 11 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (0.97%) VMware
8 8 (0.71%) 29West
9 7 (0.62%) NetApp
10 6 (0.53%) F5
10 6 (0.53%) TOWER Software
11 5 (0.44%) Endeca
11 5 (0.44%) RedPrairie
11 5 (0.44%) McAfee
11 5 (0.44%) Avaya
11 5 (0.44%) Juniper
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe
12 4 (0.35%) Sybase
12 4 (0.35%) Cognos
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £640.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £390 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago