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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Manager
Rank 210 226 204
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 667 558 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.00% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.05% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 343 374
Average daily rate £513 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £695 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 £50.00

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 608 £513 +2.50% 139
London +34 300 £536 -2.63% 70
South East -2 109 £479 +0.78% 16
North West +8 67 £528 +11.05% 17
City of London +56 57 £550 -4.34% 11
Scotland -4 51 £525 +10.52% 4
Edinburgh +8 44 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire +8 29 £555 +20.00% 7
Cheshire +13 28 £550 +15.78% 2
East of England +3 25 £575 +15.00% 10
Hampshire +8 24 £476 +13.39% 1
East Midlands +13 23 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 23 £568 +26.11% 6
West Midlands -10 22 £439 -5.13% 10
Leeds +1 20 £571 +29.82% 6
Manchester -14 19 £463 -2.63% 9
South West -16 19 £430 -11.34% 4
Berkshire +4 18 £470 -1.05% 6
Surrey -3 18 £513 +7.89% 5
Oxfordshire +7 16 £475 -7.76%
Northamptonshire +20 14 £400 +3.89% 1
Warrington +3 14 £588 -21.66%
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £400 -27.27% 1
Northampton +16 11 £400 +3.89% 1
Bristol -10 11 £385 -23.00% 1
Reading -13 11 £458 -6.87% 1
Milton Keynes +6 10 £400 -42.85% 1
Croydon - 10 £411 -
Oxford +10 9 £325 -35.00%
Hertfordshire +7 8 £650 +33.33% 5

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 489 (39.89%) Project Management
2 430 (35.07%) Finance
3 303 (24.71%) PRINCE2
4 292 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
5 284 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 201 (16.39%) Banking
7 115 (9.38%) Retail
8 106 (8.65%) Migration
8 106 (8.65%) Security Cleared
9 103 (8.40%) Programme Management
10 97 (7.91%) Risk Management
11 83 (6.77%) Change Management
12 82 (6.69%) Microsoft
13 79 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
14 73 (5.95%) Waterfall
14 73 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 73 (5.95%) ITIL
15 70 (5.71%) Degree
16 69 (5.63%) Telecoms
17 67 (5.46%) PMI Certification
18 62 (5.06%) SC Cleared
19 59 (4.81%) Mentoring
19 59 (4.81%) Supplier Management
20 57 (4.65%) Scrum
21 54 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 53 (4.32%) Marketing
23 52 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
24 51 (4.16%) PMP
25 50 (4.08%) Service Delivery
25 50 (4.08%) Matrix Management

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.73%) CMS
3 8 (0.65%) Apache
4 7 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.49%) IIS
6 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.24%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) Confluence
8 2 (0.16%) Drupal
8 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.16%) JBoss
8 2 (0.16%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.082%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.082%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.082%) Moodle
9 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (3.92%) MS Office
2 44 (3.59%) MS Project
3 38 (3.10%) MS Excel
4 22 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.49%) Hi Portfolio
3 4 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Sonata
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.16%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.02%) Office 365
2 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.41%) IaaS
5 4 (0.33%) SaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.082%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.082%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.45%) WAN
2 26 (2.12%) LAN
3 14 (1.14%) Firewall
4 10 (0.82%) Intranet
5 9 (0.73%) Skype
6 8 (0.65%) Internet
6 8 (0.65%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.57%) SAN
7 7 (0.57%) VoIP
8 4 (0.33%) Broadband
8 4 (0.33%) MPLS
8 4 (0.33%) Network Security
9 3 (0.24%) FTP
9 3 (0.24%) NAS
10 2 (0.16%) ATM
10 2 (0.16%) HTTP
10 2 (0.16%) VPN
10 2 (0.16%) WebEx
10 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (0.98%) Big Data
4 11 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.41%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
7 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.24%) MySQL
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.082%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.082%) Datazen
10 1 (0.082%) Power BI
10 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (1.39%) JIRA
2 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.16%) FishEye
4 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.16%) MSI
4 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.082%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.082%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.082%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.082%) NuGet
General
1 430 (35.07%) Finance
2 201 (16.39%) Banking
3 115 (9.38%) Retail
4 69 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 53 (4.32%) Marketing
6 39 (3.18%) Legal
7 38 (3.10%) Retail Banking
8 29 (2.37%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.63%) Front Office
10 18 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.39%) Advertising
11 17 (1.39%) Publishing
12 15 (1.22%) Billing
13 12 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.98%) Local Government
13 12 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.90%) Law
15 8 (0.65%) Electronics
16 7 (0.57%) Automotive
17 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.47%) .NET
2 8 (0.65%) HTML
2 8 (0.65%) Middleware
3 6 (0.49%) Web Services
4 3 (0.24%) CSS
4 3 (0.24%) HTML5
4 3 (0.24%) MSMQ
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (0.24%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.24%) Velocity
4 3 (0.24%) XML
5 2 (0.16%) ELK Stack
5 2 (0.16%) RESTful
6 1 (0.082%) ATL
6 1 (0.082%) Dojo
6 1 (0.082%) J2EE
6 1 (0.082%) REST
6 1 (0.082%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.082%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.082%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 34 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.20%) PMI
5 23 (1.88%) NHS
6 17 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.39%) User Experience
7 16 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (0.98%) Visualisation
9 11 (0.90%) Derivative
10 10 (0.82%) Social Media
11 9 (0.73%) EPoS
12 8 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.57%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.57%) Smart Meter
14 6 (0.49%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.49%) FMCG
14 6 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 22 (1.79%) Windows
2 10 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (0.73%) Linux
4 7 (0.57%) Unix
5 4 (0.33%) VME
5 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.16%) MVS
6 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.082%) Android
7 1 (0.082%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.082%) Solaris
7 1 (0.082%) VMS
7 1 (0.082%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (39.89%) Project Management
2 303 (24.71%) PRINCE2
3 292 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 106 (8.65%) Migration
6 103 (8.40%) Programme Management
7 97 (7.91%) Risk Management
8 83 (6.77%) Change Management
9 73 (5.95%) ITIL
9 73 (5.95%) Waterfall
10 59 (4.81%) Mentoring
10 59 (4.81%) Supplier Management
11 57 (4.65%) Scrum
12 52 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (4.08%) Matrix Management
13 50 (4.08%) Service Delivery
14 49 (4.00%) Change Control
15 46 (3.75%) Analytics
16 45 (3.67%) Agile Project Management
17 42 (3.43%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.37%) Java
2 19 (1.55%) SQL
3 10 (0.82%) C
3 10 (0.82%) C#
4 7 (0.57%) Python
5 6 (0.49%) C++
5 6 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.16%) COBOL
6 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.16%) VB
6 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.082%) ABAP
7 1 (0.082%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.082%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.082%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.082%) R
7 1 (0.082%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 73 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 70 (5.71%) Degree
4 67 (5.46%) PMI Certification
5 62 (5.06%) SC Cleared
6 54 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 51 (4.16%) PMP
8 18 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.31%) ISEB
10 15 (1.22%) APMP
11 13 (1.06%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.82%) CISSP
14 6 (0.49%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.41%) CISA
16 3 (0.24%) CISM
16 3 (0.24%) CISMP
16 3 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.24%) GIAC
16 3 (0.24%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.26%) QA
2 27 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.14%) SLA
4 10 (0.82%) SEPA
5 9 (0.73%) MiFID
6 7 (0.57%) COBIT
7 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.16%) EMIR
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
11 1 (0.082%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.082%) UCITS
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.082%) Firmware
4 1 (0.082%) Snort
4 1 (0.082%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.16%) Ansible
4 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Puppet
4 2 (0.16%) SCCM
5 1 (0.082%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.082%) MOM
5 1 (0.082%) Nessus
5 1 (0.082%) OpenView
5 1 (0.082%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.082%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 82 (6.69%) Microsoft
2 46 (3.75%) Oracle
2 46 (3.75%) SAP
3 17 (1.39%) Cisco
3 17 (1.39%) HP
4 12 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (0.73%) Calypso
5 9 (0.73%) ServiceNow
6 8 (0.65%) Adobe
6 8 (0.65%) IBM
7 7 (0.57%) BT
7 7 (0.57%) Dynatrace
8 6 (0.49%) JDA
8 6 (0.49%) Murex
8 6 (0.49%) Sophos
9 5 (0.41%) Cognos
9 5 (0.41%) Kronos
9 5 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (0.41%) Remedy
10 4 (0.33%) Google
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