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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Manager
Rank 218 184 218
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 529 593 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.14% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.24% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 364 245
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £52.50 £48.75 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £50.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £54.25 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £48.75 £54.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.55%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -28 479 £500 -2.43% 193
London -21 197 £550 - 104
South East -54 88 £475 - 36
North West -12 50 £488 +5.97% 7
South West +11 39 £513 +5.12% 16
Scotland -8 39 £500 +5.26% 10
East of England +26 36 £500 +5.26% 9
City of London -19 36 £550 +4.76% 39
Edinburgh -2 27 £500 -4.76% 7
West Midlands -2 26 £450 +5.88% 6
Manchester -3 25 £475 +4.39% 5
Berkshire -18 24 £504 -4.04% 9
Yorkshire -17 23 £445 -1.11% 14
Bristol +12 21 £531 -3.40% 7
West Yorkshire -4 21 £450 - 10
Hertfordshire +16 16 £390 -25.71% 1
Surrey +3 14 £463 -2.63% 7
Leeds -11 13 £428 -5.00% 4
East Midlands -26 13 £450 -18.18% 1
Oxfordshire -18 12 £475 -29.62% 2
Hampshire -24 12 £420 -6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £550 +10.00% 6
Birmingham -12 10 £475 +5.55% 3
Cheshire -12 9 £513 +11.41% 2
Bedfordshire -2 8 £500 - 3
Essex +14 7 £625 +56.25% 4
East Sussex 0 7 - - 3
Glasgow -10 7 £500 +14.28% 3
Wiltshire +9 6 £500 -2.43% 2
Reading -2 6 £513 +13.88% 5

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 396 (37.79%) Finance
2 347 (33.11%) Project Management
3 255 (24.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 212 (20.23%) PRINCE2
5 195 (18.61%) Banking
6 181 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (8.49%) Retail
8 83 (7.92%) Change Management
8 83 (7.92%) Programme Management
9 81 (7.73%) ITIL
10 77 (7.35%) Migration
11 75 (7.16%) Telecoms
12 72 (6.87%) Degree
13 67 (6.39%) Microsoft
13 67 (6.39%) Security Cleared
14 58 (5.53%) Risk Management
15 54 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
16 50 (4.77%) Service Management
16 50 (4.77%) CRM
17 48 (4.58%) Oracle
18 45 (4.29%) Service Delivery
19 44 (4.20%) Legal
19 44 (4.20%) Scrum
20 43 (4.10%) PMI Certification
21 42 (4.01%) MS Project
22 40 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 40 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
23 39 (3.72%) PMP
23 39 (3.72%) E-Commerce
24 38 (3.63%) Change Control

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.76%) SAS
3 7 (0.67%) CMS
4 6 (0.57%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.38%) Lync
5 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.29%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.29%) IIS
7 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.19%) FileNet
7 2 (0.19%) Drupal
7 2 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (4.01%) MS Project
2 36 (3.44%) MS Office
3 35 (3.34%) MS Excel
4 20 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (1.53%) Google Analytics
2 11 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.29%) Summit
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.29%) Agresso
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.29%) Finacle
6 3 (0.29%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.48%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.095%) Trello
4 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.095%) PaaS
4 1 (0.095%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.91%) WAN
2 14 (1.34%) SAN
3 13 (1.24%) LAN
4 10 (0.95%) Internet
5 6 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.48%) DNS
6 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.48%) Wireless
6 5 (0.48%) MPLS
6 5 (0.48%) Network Security
7 4 (0.38%) Intranet
7 4 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.38%) ATM
7 4 (0.38%) Broadband
8 3 (0.29%) SMS
8 3 (0.29%) VoIP
8 3 (0.29%) VPN
8 3 (0.29%) SSL
9 2 (0.19%) LDAP
9 2 (0.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.34%) Big Data
3 10 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 9 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.67%) Data Mining
5 7 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.57%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.29%) QlikView
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.29%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.19%) IDOL
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.19%) DB2
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (0.67%) JIRA
2 6 (0.57%) Selenium
2 6 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.38%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.29%) Sahi
5 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.095%) Toad
7 1 (0.095%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.095%) WATIR
7 1 (0.095%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.095%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.095%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 396 (37.79%) Finance
2 195 (18.61%) Banking
3 89 (8.49%) Retail
4 75 (7.16%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.20%) Legal
6 32 (3.05%) Investment Banking
7 31 (2.96%) Retail Banking
8 28 (2.67%) Marketing
9 19 (1.81%) Local Government
9 19 (1.81%) Publishing
9 19 (1.81%) Front Office
10 16 (1.53%) Billing
11 12 (1.15%) Law
11 12 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.86%) Back Office
14 8 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.57%) Games
16 5 (0.48%) Advertising
16 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.72%) .NET
2 15 (1.43%) Web Services
3 9 (0.86%) RESTful
4 6 (0.57%) HTML
5 5 (0.48%) XML
6 4 (0.38%) Middleware
7 3 (0.29%) CSS
7 3 (0.29%) HTML5
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CO-PA
8 2 (0.19%) Mason
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.095%) WAP
9 1 (0.095%) REST
9 1 (0.095%) CSS3
9 1 (0.095%) SOAP
9 1 (0.095%) J2EE
9 1 (0.095%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.095%) Ajax
9 1 (0.095%) JSON
9 1 (0.095%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.58%) NHS
3 26 (2.48%) User Experience
4 20 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.53%) PMI
6 11 (1.05%) Open Source
7 10 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (0.95%) Derivative
7 10 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 8 (0.76%) Economics
8 8 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.67%) RMADS
9 7 (0.67%) Social Media
9 7 (0.67%) GIS
10 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.57%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.48%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.48%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.48%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.15%) Windows
2 14 (1.34%) Linux
2 14 (1.34%) Windows 7
3 9 (0.86%) Windows 8
3 9 (0.86%) UNIX
4 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (0.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.095%) VMS
9 1 (0.095%) AIX
9 1 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (33.11%) Project Management
2 255 (24.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 212 (20.23%) PRINCE2
4 181 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (7.92%) Programme Management
5 83 (7.92%) Change Management
6 81 (7.73%) ITIL
7 77 (7.35%) Migration
8 58 (5.53%) Risk Management
9 50 (4.77%) Service Management
9 50 (4.77%) CRM
10 45 (4.29%) Service Delivery
11 44 (4.20%) Scrum
12 40 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (3.72%) E-Commerce
14 38 (3.63%) Change Control
15 35 (3.34%) Project Planning
16 32 (3.05%) Analytics
17 31 (2.96%) PRINCE
18 30 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.77%) SQL
2 19 (1.81%) C
3 16 (1.53%) Java
4 10 (0.95%) VB
5 7 (0.67%) C#
6 6 (0.57%) MATLAB
7 5 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.38%) Scala
8 4 (0.38%) Ruby
8 4 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.38%) VBScript
8 4 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.19%) PHP
9 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.19%) C++
9 2 (0.19%) COBOL
9 2 (0.19%) Caml Language
10 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.095%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (6.87%) Degree
2 67 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.10%) PMI Certification
4 40 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 39 (3.72%) PMP
6 37 (3.53%) SC Cleared
7 28 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (1.62%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.24%) ISEB
10 12 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.76%) MBA
12 7 (0.67%) APMP
13 5 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.48%) CISSP
13 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.38%) RHCE
14 4 (0.38%) RHCA
14 4 (0.38%) RHCSA
15 3 (0.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.10%) QA
2 9 (0.86%) SLA
3 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.67%) COBIT
5 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.38%) FATCA
7 4 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.29%) EMIR
8 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.29%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.19%) FINREP
9 2 (0.19%) MiFID
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.095%) GxP
10 1 (0.095%) Basel II
10 1 (0.095%) GAAP
10 1 (0.095%) BS15000
System Software
1 15 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.095%) XenApp
5 1 (0.095%) vSphere
5 1 (0.095%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.095%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.48%) SCCM
4 4 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.19%) OpenView
5 2 (0.19%) OVSD
5 2 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.095%) Puppet
6 1 (0.095%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.095%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.095%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.095%) Control-M
6 1 (0.095%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.095%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 67 (6.39%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.58%) Oracle
3 33 (3.15%) SAP
4 23 (2.19%) VMware
5 19 (1.81%) Citrix
6 18 (1.72%) Google
7 17 (1.62%) Cisco
8 13 (1.24%) HP
9 10 (0.95%) Hyperion
10 9 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.57%) Mapinfo
11 6 (0.57%) Juniper
11 6 (0.57%) IBM
12 5 (0.48%) hybris
13 4 (0.38%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.38%) Cadence
13 4 (0.38%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.29%) JDA
14 3 (0.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.29%) Mercator
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