The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 332 339 312
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 345 312 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 204 190
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £24.23 £25.75 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% -48.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £25.75 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £30.48 £137.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+39.80% +7.29%

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Technical Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -13 308 £450 +5.88% 74
London +12 142 £475 +10.46% 28
South East -35 61 £423 +5.62% 12
Scotland +17 32 £450 +29.68% 1
North West -9 26 £519 -18.94% 3
Berkshire -11 22 £425 +6.25% 3
Edinburgh +1 21 £453 +14.55%
City of London -4 20 £525 +20.34% 4
West Midlands +15 19 £390 -2.50% 3
East of England -10 19 £400 -8.57% 9
Yorkshire -20 16 £438 +21.52% 9
West Yorkshire -15 13 £450 +20.00% 4
Hampshire +4 12 £425 -5.55% 2
East Midlands -2 12 £375 - 5
South West -8 12 £431 +1.47% 5
Cheshire -1 11 £560 +24.44%
Birmingham +10 10 £394 -1.56% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £373 -6.87%
Surrey -7 10 £400 +4.91% 2
Glasgow +11 8 £325 +18.00% 1
Milton Keynes -2 8 £375 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -3 8 £425 +3.03% 2
Manchester -10 7 £400 -44.82% 3
Reading -17 7 £425 +3.03% 1
Gloucestershire -5 6 £450 +5.88%
Nottinghamshire -8 6 £375 -
Winchester -15 6 £425 -5.55%
Warrington - 6 £628 -
Bradford - 6 £450 - 1
Cambridge -3 5 £413 -5.17% 4

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title.

1 250 (38.05%) Project Management
2 166 (25.27%) Finance
3 142 (21.61%) PRINCE2
4 132 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (14.16%) ITIL
7 78 (11.87%) Data Centre
8 76 (11.57%) Windows
9 68 (10.35%) Microsoft
10 62 (9.44%) Migration
11 60 (9.13%) Banking
12 56 (8.52%) Oracle
13 45 (6.85%) Linux
13 45 (6.85%) PMI Certification
14 43 (6.54%) UNIX
14 43 (6.54%) VMware
15 42 (6.39%) Cisco
16 41 (6.24%) SQL
17 40 (6.09%) Scrum
17 40 (6.09%) Firewall
17 40 (6.09%) Security Cleared
18 38 (5.78%) Citrix
19 36 (5.48%) Service Delivery
19 36 (5.48%) Retail
20 33 (5.02%) Change Management
20 33 (5.02%) Service Management
20 33 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 32 (4.87%) Java
21 32 (4.87%) SAP
21 32 (4.87%) Degree

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 18 (2.74%) CMS
3 15 (2.28%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.13%) Lync
5 9 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.61%) Confluence
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.46%) IIS
9 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.46%) CoreMedia CMS
9 3 (0.46%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.30%) SAS
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.50%) MS Project
3 15 (2.28%) MS Office
4 6 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Maximo
1 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.37%) Office 365
2 6 (0.91%) PaaS
2 6 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.76%) SaaS
4 3 (0.46%) IaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.09%) Firewall
2 26 (3.96%) WAN
3 25 (3.81%) LAN
4 17 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.13%) OSPF
5 14 (2.13%) BGP
6 13 (1.98%) SAN
6 13 (1.98%) Internet
7 12 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.67%) DNS
8 11 (1.67%) VoIP
9 10 (1.52%) Multicast
9 10 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
10 9 (1.37%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.37%) MPLS
10 9 (1.37%) Network Security
11 8 (1.22%) VPN
12 6 (0.91%) HTTP
12 6 (0.91%) Wireless
13 5 (0.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.28%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.67%) DB2
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.91%) SAP HANA
4 6 (0.91%) Big Data
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.61%) OLAP
6 4 (0.61%) MySQL
7 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.30%) DataStage
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.37%) JIRA
3 7 (1.07%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.76%) Ant
5 4 (0.61%) Gradle
5 4 (0.61%) Subversion
6 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.30%) ProC
8 1 (0.15%) Xcode
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.15%) eggPlant
General
1 166 (25.27%) Finance
2 60 (9.13%) Banking
3 36 (5.48%) Retail
4 25 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.04%) Marketing
6 14 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.52%) Local Government
8 7 (1.07%) Advertising
9 6 (0.91%) Publishing
9 6 (0.91%) Games
9 6 (0.91%) Billing
9 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.76%) Back Office
10 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.76%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.61%) Legal
11 4 (0.61%) Automotive
11 4 (0.61%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.41%) .NET
2 27 (4.11%) XML
3 22 (3.35%) HTML
4 20 (3.04%) Middleware
5 15 (2.28%) CSS
6 12 (1.83%) Web Services
7 8 (1.22%) HTML5
8 7 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.91%) JSON
10 5 (0.76%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.61%) Flash
11 4 (0.61%) JSP
11 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.46%) J2EE
12 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.30%) LAMP
13 2 (0.30%) SAP Basis
13 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.87%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.59%) PMI
4 14 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.91%) FMCG
7 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.91%) AS400
7 6 (0.91%) iSeries
8 5 (0.76%) Derivative
8 5 (0.76%) iPad
9 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.61%) Statistics
9 4 (0.61%) NHS
9 4 (0.61%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.46%) Equities
10 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.57%) Windows
2 45 (6.85%) Linux
3 43 (6.54%) UNIX
4 17 (2.59%) Solaris
5 15 (2.28%) Android
5 15 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.91%) AIX
8 5 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.61%) zOS
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.15%) OS/2
10 1 (0.15%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (38.05%) Project Management
2 142 (21.61%) PRINCE2
3 132 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (17.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (14.16%) ITIL
6 62 (9.44%) Migration
7 40 (6.09%) Scrum
8 36 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 33 (5.02%) Change Management
9 33 (5.02%) Service Management
10 29 (4.41%) SDLC
11 26 (3.96%) Waterfall
12 23 (3.50%) E-Commerce
13 21 (3.20%) Business Analysis
14 20 (3.04%) Supplier Management
15 18 (2.74%) PRINCE
16 17 (2.59%) Project Planning
17 16 (2.44%) Incident Management
17 16 (2.44%) Release Management
18 15 (2.28%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.24%) SQL
2 32 (4.87%) Java
3 26 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.98%) C#
5 11 (1.67%) PHP
5 11 (1.67%) C
6 9 (1.37%) Perl
6 9 (1.37%) Python
7 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.76%) C++
8 5 (0.76%) COBOL
9 4 (0.61%) VB
9 4 (0.61%) ActionScript
9 4 (0.61%) C-shell
10 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.46%) ABAP
11 2 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (6.85%) PMI Certification
2 40 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 32 (4.87%) Degree
5 31 (4.72%) PMP
6 30 (4.57%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.89%) CCNA
7 19 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.76%) ISEB
12 3 (0.46%) MBA
13 2 (0.30%) CCNP
14 1 (0.15%) MAPM
14 1 (0.15%) APMP
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.44%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.15%) P3O
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) XenServer
3 4 (0.61%) vSphere
4 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) UAG
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.61%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (0.61%) SCCM
1 4 (0.61%) Puppet
2 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
3 2 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.52%) Oracle
3 43 (6.54%) VMware
4 42 (6.39%) Cisco
5 38 (5.78%) Citrix
6 32 (4.87%) SAP
7 14 (2.13%) HP
7 14 (2.13%) NetApp
8 12 (1.83%) IBM
9 11 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.67%) F5
10 9 (1.37%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.07%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.91%) BMC
13 5 (0.76%) Adobe
13 5 (0.76%) Avaya
13 5 (0.76%) Reuters
13 5 (0.76%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.76%) NetScout
East Riding
Searchability
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago