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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 332 317 247
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 315 308 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.63% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 208 196
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£425 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Average hourly rate £37.05 - £26.98
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.61 - £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.41 - £62.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £22.45

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -22 294 £425 - 101
London -57 115 £438 +2.94% 36
South East +13 84 £425 +4.61% 29
City of London -5 34 £438 +1.44% 2
Hampshire +18 30 £438 +7.69% 8
West Midlands +14 30 £370 -38.33% 15
Berkshire -5 27 £419 -11.78% 1
Birmingham +9 22 £345 -42.50% 8
North West -14 18 £425 +6.58% 7
East of England +11 15 £488 -4.41% 4
Yorkshire -14 15 £375 -5.06% 3
Scotland 0 13 £431 +32.69% 1
West Yorkshire -7 12 £388 -1.89% 2
Leeds -7 12 £388 -27.23% 1
Hook +3 10 £475 +39.70%
South West +1 10 £450 +16.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £413 -8.33% 4
Reading +15 8 £448 -5.78% 1
Surrey +9 8 £456 +19.28% 2
Glasgow -2 8 £431 +32.18%
Manchester -7 8 £475 +34.75% 5
Cheshire -7 7 £400 +18.51% 2
Oxfordshire -22 5 £450 +28.57% 3
Southampton - 5 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 4 £456 +82.50% 2
Essex +2 4 £500 -4.30%
Chester +4 3 £400 - 1
Edinburgh +1 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £481 +1.31% 1
Watford 0 3 £488 -

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 226 (37.60%) Project Management
2 139 (23.13%) PRINCE2
3 134 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (19.80%) Finance
5 115 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (14.31%) ITIL
7 67 (11.15%) Microsoft
8 63 (10.48%) Windows
9 57 (9.48%) Migration
10 52 (8.65%) Cisco
11 47 (7.82%) Scrum
12 45 (7.49%) Telecoms
12 45 (7.49%) Banking
13 43 (7.15%) Oracle
14 42 (6.99%) Service Delivery
15 41 (6.82%) UNIX
16 40 (6.66%) SQL
17 39 (6.49%) PMI Certification
18 37 (6.16%) Retail
19 36 (5.99%) Firewall
20 35 (5.82%) Linux
21 34 (5.66%) Security Cleared
22 33 (5.49%) VMware
23 32 (5.32%) .NET
24 31 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
25 30 (4.99%) PRINCE
26 29 (4.83%) Java
27 28 (4.66%) SQL Server
27 28 (4.66%) SharePoint
27 28 (4.66%) Active Directory

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.33%) Lync
3 12 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.83%) CMS
5 8 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.83%) IIS
6 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.50%) Confluence
8 3 (0.50%) Mule
8 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.17%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 26 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.49%) MS Project
3 13 (2.16%) MS Office
4 8 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Maximo
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.33%) SaaS
3 7 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.67%) Office 365
5 4 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.67%) PaaS
6 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.50%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
7 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.99%) Firewall
2 21 (3.49%) WAN
3 20 (3.33%) LAN
4 19 (3.16%) DNS
5 18 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.83%) SAN
7 15 (2.50%) OSPF
7 15 (2.50%) BGP
8 13 (2.16%) VPN
8 13 (2.16%) Multicast
9 12 (2.00%) VoIP
10 11 (1.83%) MPLS
10 11 (1.83%) HTTP
10 11 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
11 9 (1.50%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.16%) DMZ
13 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.83%) NAS
15 4 (0.67%) SMTP
15 4 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.50%) DB2
4 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.16%) Big Data
6 6 (1.00%) MySQL
6 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.50%) DataStage
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.33%) OLAP
9 2 (0.33%) QlikView
10 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.17%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (1.50%) JIRA
2 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.33%) Xcode
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 119 (19.80%) Finance
2 45 (7.49%) Telecoms
2 45 (7.49%) Banking
3 37 (6.16%) Retail
4 19 (3.16%) Marketing
5 12 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.33%) Local Government
7 7 (1.16%) Billing
7 7 (1.16%) Legal
7 7 (1.16%) Advertising
8 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.00%) Front Office
9 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) Automotive
10 4 (0.67%) Law
10 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Danish Language
12 2 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.32%) .NET
2 19 (3.16%) HTML
3 17 (2.83%) XML
4 16 (2.66%) Web Services
4 16 (2.66%) Middleware
5 12 (2.00%) CSS
6 5 (0.83%) jQuery
6 5 (0.83%) JSON
6 5 (0.83%) J2EE
7 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.67%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.67%) Spring
7 4 (0.67%) HTML5
8 3 (0.50%) RESTful
9 2 (0.33%) PhoneGap
9 2 (0.33%) Kendo UI
9 2 (0.33%) JSP
9 2 (0.33%) LAMP
9 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.33%) PMI
3 15 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.33%) NHS
7 7 (1.16%) Open Source
7 7 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.00%) FMCG
9 5 (0.83%) Clustering
9 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.67%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.67%) Derivative
10 4 (0.67%) iSeries
11 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.50%) IPTV
11 3 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.48%) Windows
2 41 (6.82%) UNIX
3 35 (5.82%) Linux
4 18 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.50%) Solaris
6 12 (2.00%) Android
7 11 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.83%) AIX
10 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.67%) SUSE
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.50%) zOS
11 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (37.60%) Project Management
2 139 (23.13%) PRINCE2
3 134 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (19.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.31%) ITIL
6 57 (9.48%) Migration
7 47 (7.82%) Scrum
8 42 (6.99%) Service Delivery
9 30 (4.99%) PRINCE
10 27 (4.49%) Change Management
11 23 (3.83%) Release Management
11 23 (3.83%) E-Commerce
12 22 (3.66%) Programme Management
13 18 (3.00%) Business Analysis
13 18 (3.00%) Risk Management
13 18 (3.00%) Service Management
13 18 (3.00%) Waterfall
13 18 (3.00%) Software Delivery
14 16 (2.66%) Supplier Management
14 16 (2.66%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.66%) SQL
2 29 (4.83%) Java
3 18 (3.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.83%) C
5 10 (1.66%) C#
6 8 (1.33%) PHP
7 5 (0.83%) COBOL
8 3 (0.50%) Python
9 2 (0.33%) C++
9 2 (0.33%) Perl
9 2 (0.33%) ABAP
10 1 (0.17%) C-shell
10 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (6.49%) PMI Certification
2 34 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.33%) PMP
5 20 (3.33%) CCNA
6 19 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (3.00%) Degree
8 14 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) APMP
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
13 1 (0.17%) MAPM
13 1 (0.17%) CITP
13 1 (0.17%) MBA
13 1 (0.17%) ISEB
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.00%) QA
2 15 (2.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.00%) vSphere
4 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.50%) Firmware
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.33%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 8 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.00%) SCCM
3 4 (0.67%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.50%) SCOM
4 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 67 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.65%) Cisco
3 43 (7.15%) Oracle
4 33 (5.49%) VMware
5 23 (3.83%) SAP
6 22 (3.66%) Citrix
7 13 (2.16%) HP
7 13 (2.16%) F5
8 12 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.50%) IBM
9 9 (1.50%) NetApp
10 8 (1.33%) Adobe
10 8 (1.33%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (1.00%) BMC
12 6 (1.00%) Informatica
13 5 (0.83%) Pega
13 5 (0.83%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.83%) NetScout
13 5 (0.83%) Avaya
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Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £400 - £436 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £370 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £340 - £360 per annum
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Oxford
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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