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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Manager
Rank 202 208 227
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Manager 601 537 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.02% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.10% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 369 326
Average daily rate
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£518 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £726 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £51.50 £56.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% -8.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 -
% change year-on-year
+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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 545 £515 -6.36% 191
London +20 300 £528 -8.26% 89
South East +20 89 £475 -5.00% 35
City of London +23 77 £575 -4.16% 25
Scotland -1 44 £575 +27.63% 5
North West +12 42 £450 -1.09% 14
South West -18 41 £500 +0.50% 8
Edinburgh +11 35 £575 +27.77% 4
Hampshire 0 26 £526 +0.13% 3
Manchester +5 22 £450 -10.00% 8
Berkshire +8 19 £475 +5.55% 6
Yorkshire +6 18 £425 -10.52% 14
East of England -21 18 £525 - 13
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £375 -34.78% 2
Bristol +1 16 £575 +12.19% 4
East Midlands -3 16 £450 -5.26% 5
West Midlands -19 13 £500 +1.01% 11
Cheshire +7 12 £450 +1.98% 3
West Yorkshire +5 11 £425 -15.00% 10
Milton Keynes +1 10 £388 -32.60% 2
Wiltshire -4 10 £493 -24.23% 3
Swindon -1 9 £493 -24.23% 1
Bedfordshire -7 9 £525 +16.66%
Reading +16 7 £500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +12 7 £425 - 1
Surrey -8 7 £425 -8.10% 5
Glasgow -11 7 £569 +29.92%
Hook - 7 £526 -
Nottingham +19 6 £525 - 1
Leeds -3 6 £425 -5.55% 8

Senior Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 399 (35.56%) Project Management
2 369 (32.89%) Finance
3 317 (28.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 274 (24.42%) PRINCE2
5 196 (17.47%) Banking
5 196 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (9.54%) Retail
7 98 (8.73%) Change Management
8 90 (8.02%) Security Cleared
9 81 (7.22%) Migration
10 76 (6.77%) ITIL
11 66 (5.88%) Oracle
11 66 (5.88%) Programme Management
12 65 (5.79%) Change Control
13 59 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (5.17%) Risk Management
15 57 (5.08%) Telecoms
16 56 (4.99%) Scrum
17 53 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 52 (4.63%) MS Project
19 50 (4.46%) SC Cleared
20 48 (4.28%) E-Commerce
20 48 (4.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 48 (4.28%) PMI Certification
21 47 (4.19%) Degree
22 46 (4.10%) SAP
23 43 (3.83%) Retail Banking
24 42 (3.74%) Marketing
24 42 (3.74%) Microsoft
24 42 (3.74%) Service Delivery

Senior Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.45%) SAS
3 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.36%) CMS
4 4 (0.36%) Confluence
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.18%) Lync
7 1 (0.089%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.089%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.089%) FileNet
7 1 (0.089%) Apache
7 1 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (4.63%) MS Project
2 38 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.96%) MS Office
4 16 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.089%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) RMDS
2 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.36%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.089%) Magento
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.089%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.089%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.45%) SaaS
2 3 (0.27%) PaaS
3 2 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.089%) IaaS
4 1 (0.089%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.96%) LAN
1 22 (1.96%) WAN
2 14 (1.25%) Internet
3 7 (0.62%) Firewall
4 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.45%) ATM
5 5 (0.45%) VoIP
5 5 (0.45%) Intranet
5 5 (0.45%) IP Telephony
5 5 (0.45%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (0.36%) SAN
6 4 (0.36%) Broadband
6 4 (0.36%) 4G
7 3 (0.27%) LTE
7 3 (0.27%) 2G
7 3 (0.27%) GPRS
7 3 (0.27%) GSM
7 3 (0.27%) UMTS
7 3 (0.27%) 3G
8 2 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.53%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.45%) Big Data
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.45%) QlikView
4 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.36%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.18%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.18%) MS Access
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.18%) Xcelsius
6 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.089%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.089%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.089%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.089%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (0.89%) JIRA
2 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.089%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.089%) Toad
3 1 (0.089%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.089%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.089%) Subversion
3 1 (0.089%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 369 (32.89%) Finance
2 196 (17.47%) Banking
3 107 (9.54%) Retail
4 57 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 42 (3.74%) Marketing
7 41 (3.65%) Investment Banking
8 33 (2.94%) Front Office
9 31 (2.76%) Legal
10 14 (1.25%) Local Government
10 14 (1.25%) Advertising
11 11 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.89%) Back Office
13 8 (0.71%) Billing
13 8 (0.71%) Law
14 6 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.36%) Military
16 4 (0.36%) Automotive
16 4 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.89%) Middleware
2 7 (0.62%) HTML
2 7 (0.62%) .NET
2 7 (0.62%) Web Services
3 5 (0.45%) CSS
4 4 (0.36%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.27%) Mason
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.27%) XML
5 3 (0.27%) Velocity
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.18%) HTML5
7 1 (0.089%) REST
7 1 (0.089%) JMX
7 1 (0.089%) OLE
7 1 (0.089%) LAMP
7 1 (0.089%) JMS
7 1 (0.089%) J2EE
7 1 (0.089%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.41%) PMI
3 24 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
3 24 (2.14%) NHS
4 22 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.60%) Open Source
6 17 (1.52%) User Experience
7 16 (1.43%) Derivative
8 14 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.07%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.89%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.80%) Statistics
13 8 (0.71%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.62%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.62%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.45%) Social Media
16 4 (0.36%) Market Risk
16 4 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (1.69%) Windows
2 14 (1.25%) Linux
3 11 (0.98%) UNIX
4 7 (0.62%) Android
4 7 (0.62%) Solaris
5 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.18%) AIX
6 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.089%) pSOS
7 1 (0.089%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.089%) VMS
7 1 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (35.56%) Project Management
2 317 (28.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 274 (24.42%) PRINCE2
4 196 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (8.73%) Change Management
6 81 (7.22%) Migration
7 76 (6.77%) ITIL
8 66 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 65 (5.79%) Change Control
10 58 (5.17%) Risk Management
11 56 (4.99%) Scrum
12 48 (4.28%) E-Commerce
13 42 (3.74%) Service Delivery
14 40 (3.57%) Service Management
15 36 (3.21%) Supplier Management
16 35 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (3.03%) Project Planning
18 33 (2.94%) Waterfall
19 32 (2.85%) CRM
20 30 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (1.87%) Java
2 16 (1.43%) SQL
3 9 (0.80%) C
4 2 (0.18%) RPG
4 2 (0.18%) Python
4 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.089%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.089%) ABAP
5 1 (0.089%) VBA
5 1 (0.089%) C#
5 1 (0.089%) C++
5 1 (0.089%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.089%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.089%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.089%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 90 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 53 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 50 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 48 (4.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 48 (4.28%) PMI Certification
5 47 (4.19%) Degree
6 34 (3.03%) PMP
7 14 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.89%) ISEB
9 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.71%) APMP
10 6 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.45%) CRISC
11 5 (0.45%) ACCA
12 4 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.36%) CISA
12 4 (0.36%) CIMA
13 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.85%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) SLA
3 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) EMIR
5 5 (0.45%) BS15000
5 5 (0.45%) COBIT
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.27%) FATCA
7 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.18%) MiFID
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.089%) UCITS
9 1 (0.089%) Basel II
9 1 (0.089%) BS7799
9 1 (0.089%) GCP
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) CDISC
System Software
1 10 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.089%) RACF
3 1 (0.089%) Novell eDirectory
3 1 (0.089%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (0.27%) SCCM
3 2 (0.18%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.089%) Puppet
4 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.089%) Ansible
4 1 (0.089%) OpenView
4 1 (0.089%) OVSD
4 1 (0.089%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (5.88%) Oracle
2 46 (4.10%) SAP
3 42 (3.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.14%) Cisco
5 11 (0.98%) TOWER Software
6 9 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (0.80%) Citrix
6 9 (0.80%) IBM
7 8 (0.71%) 29West
8 6 (0.53%) VMware
9 5 (0.45%) F5
9 5 (0.45%) McAfee
9 5 (0.45%) Juniper
10 4 (0.36%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.36%) JDA
10 4 (0.36%) Cognos
10 4 (0.36%) hybris
10 4 (0.36%) RedPrairie
11 3 (0.27%) CA
11 3 (0.27%) TIBCO
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