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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 347 341 317
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 344 330 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.62% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 203 210
Average daily rate £451 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £418 £415
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £35.22 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £47.60 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £43.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.38% +57.27%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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
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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 319 £460 +8.23% 91
London +41 170 £475 +8.57% 42
South East -55 64 £455 +7.05% 13
North West -1 25 £425 - 4
City of London +30 21 £496 +13.42% 12
Scotland -10 19 £400 - 2
Hampshire -20 18 £475 +8.57% 4
East of England +2 15 £463 -2.63% 9
Edinburgh -1 15 £550 +37.50% 1
Berkshire -14 15 £433 +4.21%
Yorkshire +7 14 £475 +14.45% 5
Manchester -2 14 £425 - 2
South West +15 13 £340 -17.57% 5
Surrey -8 11 £519 +26.13% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £425 +1.79% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £463 -3.89% 4
Milton Keynes +6 8 £425 -
Bristol +5 8 £295 -31.59% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £438 - 4
East Midlands +9 7 £475 +35.71% 2
Cheshire -3 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Sheffield - 7 £456 - 2
West Yorkshire -2 6 £525 +26.50%
Croydon -6 6 £481 +96.42%
West Midlands -25 6 £450 +25.87% 9
Reading -19 4 £441 +4.12%
Slough +9 3 £400 -
Peterborough +7 3 £450 -
Glasgow 0 3 £362 -9.50% 1
Bedfordshire -1 3 £425 -6.84% 3

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 259 (38.14%) Project Management
2 174 (25.63%) PRINCE2
3 167 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (21.50%) Finance
5 120 (17.67%) Migration
6 110 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 91 (13.40%) ITIL
8 74 (10.90%) Security Cleared
9 72 (10.60%) Banking
10 71 (10.46%) Data Centre
11 67 (9.87%) Windows
12 63 (9.28%) Microsoft
13 57 (8.39%) Oracle
14 52 (7.66%) SC Cleared
15 48 (7.07%) Retail
16 47 (6.92%) Risk Management
17 45 (6.63%) Waterfall
18 44 (6.48%) Scrum
19 42 (6.19%) Service Management
20 41 (6.04%) Telecoms
21 40 (5.89%) MS Project
22 39 (5.74%) WAN
22 39 (5.74%) Service Delivery
23 38 (5.60%) Linux
24 37 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 37 (5.45%) VMware
25 35 (5.15%) MS Excel
25 35 (5.15%) Office 365
26 34 (5.01%) SQL
26 34 (5.01%) Change Management

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 16 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.91%) Apache
4 12 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.62%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.03%) Confluence
8 6 (0.88%) JBoss
8 6 (0.88%) Tuxedo
8 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.74%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.59%) CMS
10 4 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.59%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (5.89%) MS Project
2 35 (5.15%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.91%) MS Office
4 11 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.59%) Workday HCM
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.15%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.15%) Office 365
2 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.88%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.29%) Silverpop
6 2 (0.29%) Taleo
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.15%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.74%) WAN
2 31 (4.57%) LAN
3 17 (2.50%) Firewall
4 12 (1.77%) Internet
5 10 (1.47%) SAN
6 9 (1.33%) SSL
7 7 (1.03%) Network Security
7 7 (1.03%) Skype
7 7 (1.03%) VPN
7 7 (1.03%) Wireless
8 6 (0.88%) DNS
9 5 (0.74%) MVNO
10 4 (0.59%) ATM
10 4 (0.59%) Broadband
10 4 (0.59%) HTTP
10 4 (0.59%) VoIP
10 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.44%) FTP
11 3 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.47%) Big Data
2 10 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.29%) DB2
6 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.29%) MS Access
6 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.62%) JIRA
2 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.59%) Introscope
4 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) Gradle
5 1 (0.15%) LSMW
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (21.50%) Finance
2 72 (10.60%) Banking
3 48 (7.07%) Retail
4 41 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.65%) Law
6 15 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.06%) Billing
8 13 (1.91%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.77%) Legal
10 8 (1.18%) Advertising
11 6 (0.88%) Marketing
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.44%) Electronics
13 3 (0.44%) Games
13 3 (0.44%) Publishing
14 2 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.39%) .NET
2 15 (2.21%) Middleware
3 8 (1.18%) HTML
4 7 (1.03%) XML
5 4 (0.59%) J2EE
5 4 (0.59%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.44%) CSS
6 3 (0.44%) HTML5
6 3 (0.44%) Web Services
7 2 (0.29%) jQuery
7 2 (0.29%) JSP
7 2 (0.29%) SAX
7 2 (0.29%) Spring
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) Ajax
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.46%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (1.91%) NHS
4 12 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.77%) PMI
5 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.62%) PKI
6 10 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.33%) User Experience
7 9 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.18%) Derivative
9 7 (1.03%) Equities
10 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.87%) Windows
2 38 (5.60%) Linux
3 22 (3.24%) Unix
4 19 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.62%) Android
8 10 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.88%) AIX
10 6 (0.88%) CentOS
10 6 (0.88%) VME
10 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (38.14%) Project Management
2 174 (25.63%) PRINCE2
3 167 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (17.67%) Migration
5 110 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 91 (13.40%) ITIL
7 47 (6.92%) Risk Management
8 45 (6.63%) Waterfall
9 44 (6.48%) Scrum
10 42 (6.19%) Service Management
11 39 (5.74%) Service Delivery
12 34 (5.01%) Change Management
13 29 (4.27%) Release Management
13 29 (4.27%) SDLC
14 26 (3.83%) People Management
15 25 (3.68%) Supplier Management
16 21 (3.09%) Data Migration
17 20 (2.95%) E-Commerce
18 18 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (2.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.01%) SQL
2 29 (4.27%) Java
3 13 (1.91%) C#
4 8 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.03%) C++
5 7 (1.03%) COBOL
5 7 (1.03%) Perl
6 6 (0.88%) C
7 5 (0.74%) Python
7 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.59%) Jython
8 4 (0.59%) Korn
8 4 (0.59%) PHP
8 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.59%) VBA
9 3 (0.44%) ABAP
10 2 (0.29%) RPG
10 2 (0.29%) Ruby
10 2 (0.29%) VB
10 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 30 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 28 (4.12%) PMI Certification
6 19 (2.80%) PMP
7 18 (2.65%) Degree
8 14 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.74%) APMP
11 5 (0.74%) CCNA
11 5 (0.74%) CISSP
12 3 (0.44%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.44%) CCIE
12 3 (0.44%) ISEB
12 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CCNP
13 2 (0.29%) CIMA
13 2 (0.29%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.47%) QA
3 9 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.88%) SLA
5 4 (0.59%) COBIT
5 4 (0.59%) SEPA
6 3 (0.44%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.29%) GAAP
7 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.29%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (1.62%) SCCM
2 8 (1.18%) ZABBIX
3 7 (1.03%) Puppet
4 5 (0.74%) SCOM
5 4 (0.59%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.44%) WSUS
7 2 (0.29%) Ansible
8 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.15%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) MOM
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) yum
Vendors
1 63 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.39%) Oracle
3 37 (5.45%) VMware
4 28 (4.12%) Citrix
5 26 (3.83%) Cisco
6 21 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.09%) SAP
7 16 (2.36%) IBM
8 9 (1.33%) EMC
9 8 (1.18%) HP
9 8 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.03%) Adobe
10 7 (1.03%) NetApp
11 6 (0.88%) Avaya
11 6 (0.88%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.74%) Apple
12 5 (0.74%) Blue Coat
12 5 (0.74%) CA
12 5 (0.74%) Lotus
12 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: On Application
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
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Rate: £200 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £400 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Posted: 17 days ago
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