The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 366 326 328
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 310 370 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.65% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.68% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 224 212
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.95% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Manager in the job title.

Technical Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Technical Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 290 £450 +5.88% 65
London -5 156 £500 +11.11% 32
South East -6 45 £450 +2.85% 10
City of London +41 28 £418 -14.35% 14
North West +9 25 £475 +18.75% 4
Berkshire -2 22 £450 +5.88% 2
East of England +28 19 £425 +3.03% 6
Yorkshire -11 17 £425 +13.33% 3
South West 0 15 £450 -2.70% 5
Manchester +2 12 £500 +28.20% 1
Scotland -19 12 £438 -2.77% 2
West Yorkshire -7 11 £413 +16.19% 1
Leeds -6 10 £400 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh -6 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +29 8 £425 +3.03% 3
Reading +3 8 £453 +6.47% 1
Hampshire -2 8 £475 +8.57% 3
Wiltshire +4 7 £550 +22.22% 1
Cheshire +1 7 £375 -11.76% 1
East Midlands -6 7 £325 -13.33%
West Midlands -50 7 £450 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire +18 6 £375 -11.76%
North Yorkshire +6 6 £619 +83.33% 2
Cambridge +16 5 £425 +3.03% 1
West Sussex -4 5 £350 -22.22%
York - 5 £900 - 2
Milton Keynes +16 4 £420 +12.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £420 +12.00% 2
Swindon -1 4 £650 +44.44%
Brentford +5 3 £450 +9.09%

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Technical Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 236 (36.14%) Project Management
2 196 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (24.81%) Finance
4 134 (20.52%) PRINCE2
5 98 (15.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 82 (12.56%) Banking
7 77 (11.79%) Windows
8 75 (11.49%) Microsoft
9 72 (11.03%) ITIL
10 62 (9.49%) Security Cleared
11 60 (9.19%) Migration
12 53 (8.12%) Data Centre
13 51 (7.81%) Scrum
14 49 (7.50%) SC Cleared
15 47 (7.20%) Oracle
16 46 (7.04%) Waterfall
17 45 (6.89%) Retail
18 41 (6.28%) Service Management
19 37 (5.67%) SQL
20 35 (5.36%) Java
21 34 (5.21%) MS Excel
22 32 (4.90%) Cisco
22 32 (4.90%) Change Management
22 32 (4.90%) Telecoms
22 32 (4.90%) SDLC
23 31 (4.75%) Programme Management
24 30 (4.59%) MS Project
25 29 (4.44%) Project Planning
26 28 (4.29%) Service Delivery
26 28 (4.29%) .NET

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.30%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.84%) Apache
5 9 (1.38%) Confluence
6 8 (1.23%) SAS
7 7 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.07%) IIS
7 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.92%) JBoss
9 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.61%) CMS
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.61%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.59%) MS Project
3 11 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.38%) MS Office
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.22%) Office 365
3 10 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.38%) SaaS
5 6 (0.92%) PaaS
6 4 (0.61%) IaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Taleo
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.29%) WAN
2 25 (3.83%) LAN
3 17 (2.60%) Firewall
4 16 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.53%) SAN
6 8 (1.23%) Internet
6 8 (1.23%) SSL
6 8 (1.23%) VPN
6 8 (1.23%) Wireless
7 7 (1.07%) FTP
7 7 (1.07%) Skype
8 6 (0.92%) DNS
9 5 (0.77%) HTTP
9 5 (0.77%) MPLS
9 5 (0.77%) MVNO
10 4 (0.61%) Broadband
10 4 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.61%) Network Security
10 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.77%) Big Data
4 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.46%) DB2
6 3 (0.46%) Essbase
6 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.31%) MS Access
7 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.99%) JIRA
2 9 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Gradle
6 1 (0.15%) LSMW
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
6 1 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 162 (24.81%) Finance
2 82 (12.56%) Banking
3 45 (6.89%) Retail
4 32 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.22%) Law
7 17 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.45%) Legal
9 12 (1.84%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.92%) Billing
11 6 (0.92%) Publishing
12 5 (0.77%) Automotive
12 5 (0.77%) Marketing
12 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
13 3 (0.46%) Front Office
14 2 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.29%) .NET
2 18 (2.76%) HTML
3 15 (2.30%) Middleware
4 10 (1.53%) Web Services
5 9 (1.38%) CSS
6 8 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.92%) J2EE
7 6 (0.92%) Spring
8 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.77%) Struts
8 5 (0.77%) XML
9 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.61%) jQuery
9 4 (0.61%) JSP
10 3 (0.46%) HTML5
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.46%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.31%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.31%) REST
11 2 (0.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (1.84%) Virtual Team
4 11 (1.68%) PKI
5 10 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.53%) User Experience
6 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.23%) Derivative
7 8 (1.23%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.07%) PMI
9 6 (0.92%) Equities
9 6 (0.92%) Social Network
10 5 (0.77%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.77%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.77%) NHS
11 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.79%) Windows
2 24 (3.68%) Unix
3 22 (3.37%) Linux
4 20 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.38%) Android
9 8 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.92%) CentOS
10 6 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.31%) AIX
13 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) Solaris
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (36.14%) Project Management
2 196 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (20.52%) PRINCE2
4 98 (15.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (11.03%) ITIL
6 60 (9.19%) Migration
7 51 (7.81%) Scrum
8 46 (7.04%) Waterfall
9 41 (6.28%) Service Management
10 32 (4.90%) Change Management
10 32 (4.90%) SDLC
11 31 (4.75%) Programme Management
12 29 (4.44%) Project Planning
13 28 (4.29%) Service Delivery
14 24 (3.68%) Release Management
15 23 (3.52%) DevOps
16 22 (3.37%) CRM
16 22 (3.37%) E-Commerce
17 21 (3.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 20 (3.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.67%) SQL
2 35 (5.36%) Java
3 18 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.14%) C#
5 9 (1.38%) C
6 6 (0.92%) C++
7 4 (0.61%) PHP
7 4 (0.61%) Python
7 4 (0.61%) VBA
8 3 (0.46%) Perl
8 3 (0.46%) Ruby
8 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.31%) ABAP
9 2 (0.31%) RPG
9 2 (0.31%) Scala
9 2 (0.31%) VB
9 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (2.45%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.45%) PMP
6 15 (2.30%) Degree
7 10 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.23%) CCNA
9 7 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.61%) APMP
10 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.61%) MAPM
11 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.31%) CCNP
12 2 (0.31%) CIPD
13 1 (0.15%) CCIE
13 1 (0.15%) ISEB
13 1 (0.15%) MCDST
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.45%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.23%) SLA
3 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.46%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.46%) vSphere
4 3 (0.46%) XenApp
5 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (1.53%) Puppet
2 7 (1.07%) SCCM
2 7 (1.07%) ZABBIX
3 6 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.61%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.61%) SCOM
5 3 (0.46%) Ansible
6 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) Mesos
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.15%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenView
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 75 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.20%) Oracle
3 32 (4.90%) Cisco
4 24 (3.68%) Citrix
5 23 (3.52%) SAP
5 23 (3.52%) VMware
6 14 (2.14%) IBM
7 11 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.23%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.92%) Apple
9 6 (0.92%) Lotus
10 5 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.77%) EMC
10 5 (0.77%) Guidewire
10 5 (0.77%) HP
11 4 (0.61%) Avaya
11 4 (0.61%) BMC
11 4 (0.61%) F5
11 4 (0.61%) MobileIron
11 4 (0.61%) Remedy
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