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 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
Technical Manager
Rank 352 320 307
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 282 300 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.61% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 178 200
Average daily rate
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£425 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Average hourly rate £25.75 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -45.55%

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%

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical 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 -28 268 £425 - 88
London -16 116 £425 -5.55% 37
South East +13 61 £400 - 25
East of England +7 39 £436 +0.80% 9
City of London +23 24 £430 +7.50% 13
Berkshire +10 16 £400 -3.03% 5
South West -40 16 £431 -13.75% 3
North West -15 15 £640 +55.15% 5
Reading +24 14 £413 - 1
Bedfordshire -1 13 £520 -
Hertfordshire -14 11 £413 -20.71% 1
Surrey -7 9 £391 +11.78% 6
Hampshire -16 9 £450 +9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £403 -1.82% 4
Scotland -16 8 £290 -3.43% 2
West Midlands -19 8 £400 +10.34% 1
Kent +2 7 £485 +2.10% 5
Oxfordshire +2 7 £375 -31.81% 4
Manchester -10 7 £725 +118.04% 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £406 +25.96%
East Sussex -7 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Birmingham 0 5 £400 - 1
Luton -15 4 £625 -
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £613 +58.98% 1
East Midlands -6 3 £613 +63.33% 1
Glasgow -13 3 £275 -
Weybridge - 3 £414 -
Nottingham +11 2 £725 +88.18%
Merseyside +2 2 £475 -20.83% 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 224 (37.77%) Project Management
2 160 (26.98%) PRINCE2
3 131 (22.09%) Finance
4 113 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (15.18%) ITIL
6 85 (14.33%) Windows
7 74 (12.48%) Migration
8 69 (11.64%) Oracle
9 68 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (10.96%) Microsoft
11 56 (9.44%) SQL
12 52 (8.77%) Scrum
13 44 (7.42%) Change Management
14 43 (7.25%) Banking
15 42 (7.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 41 (6.91%) Cisco
17 39 (6.58%) .NET
18 38 (6.41%) Service Management
19 37 (6.24%) Service Delivery
19 37 (6.24%) Java
20 36 (6.07%) Degree
21 35 (5.90%) Supplier Management
21 35 (5.90%) SharePoint
22 33 (5.56%) UNIX
22 33 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (5.40%) VMware
24 30 (5.06%) IBM
25 29 (4.89%) Windows 7
25 29 (4.89%) PMI Certification
25 29 (4.89%) CRM

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 35 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.70%) Lync
3 14 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.02%) CMS
5 10 (1.69%) IIS
6 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.67%) CICS
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.51%) Documentum
8 3 (0.51%) SAS
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) Jetty
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 28 (4.72%) MS Office
2 27 (4.55%) MS Project
3 21 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 18 (3.04%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.84%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.34%) Eikon
5 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.17%) Agresso
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.35%) SaaS
2 4 (0.67%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) PaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Force.com
4 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.37%) WAN
1 20 (3.37%) Firewall
2 18 (3.04%) Internet
3 13 (2.19%) LAN
4 9 (1.52%) MPLS
5 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.01%) VPN
7 5 (0.84%) VoIP
8 4 (0.67%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.67%) Multicast
8 4 (0.67%) OSPF
8 4 (0.67%) BGP
8 4 (0.67%) PPP
8 4 (0.67%) SAN
8 4 (0.67%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (0.51%) HTTP
9 3 (0.51%) DNS
9 3 (0.51%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.84%) MySQL
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.51%) DB2
5 3 (0.51%) PowerCenter
5 3 (0.51%) DataStage
5 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.34%) MS Access
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.17%) QlikView
7 1 (0.17%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.17%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.67%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.34%) JMeter
3 2 (0.34%) Toad
3 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) XDoclet
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 131 (22.09%) Finance
2 43 (7.25%) Banking
3 29 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.55%) Marketing
5 20 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.36%) Advertising
6 14 (2.36%) Retail
7 12 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.52%) Back Office
9 8 (1.35%) Front Office
10 7 (1.18%) Electronics
10 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.01%) Games
12 5 (0.84%) German Language
12 5 (0.84%) Publishing
12 5 (0.84%) Legal
13 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.58%) .NET
2 25 (4.22%) HTML
3 13 (2.19%) Middleware
4 12 (2.02%) Web Services
5 10 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.18%) CSS
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.01%) XML
8 4 (0.67%) J2EE
9 3 (0.51%) Spring
9 3 (0.51%) JSP
9 3 (0.51%) SOAP
9 3 (0.51%) LAMP
9 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.34%) HTML5
10 2 (0.34%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.34%) JMS
10 2 (0.34%) Servlets
10 2 (0.34%) JDBC
10 2 (0.34%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.53%) NHS
3 14 (2.36%) PMI
4 12 (2.02%) iSeries
5 10 (1.69%) DTV
6 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.35%) User Experience
8 7 (1.18%) AS400
8 7 (1.18%) Open Source
9 6 (1.01%) Clustering
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.84%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.84%) iPad
10 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.67%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.67%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.67%) iPhone
12 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.33%) Windows
2 33 (5.56%) UNIX
3 29 (4.89%) Windows 7
4 28 (4.72%) Linux
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.35%) Solaris
5 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.18%) Android
7 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (37.77%) Project Management
2 160 (26.98%) PRINCE2
3 113 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (15.18%) ITIL
5 74 (12.48%) Migration
6 68 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (8.77%) Scrum
8 44 (7.42%) Change Management
9 38 (6.41%) Service Management
10 37 (6.24%) Service Delivery
11 35 (5.90%) Supplier Management
12 29 (4.89%) CRM
12 29 (4.89%) PRINCE
13 28 (4.72%) Risk Management
14 25 (4.22%) Programme Management
14 25 (4.22%) Project Planning
15 21 (3.54%) Time Management
15 21 (3.54%) Waterfall
16 20 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (3.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.44%) SQL
2 37 (6.24%) Java
3 12 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.02%) PHP
4 10 (1.69%) C#
5 8 (1.35%) Python
6 7 (1.18%) C
6 7 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.67%) COBOL
9 3 (0.51%) Lingo
9 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.34%) ABAP
10 2 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.17%) VB6
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) VB
11 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.17%) R
11 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (7.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 36 (6.07%) Degree
3 29 (4.89%) PMI Certification
3 29 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.71%) PMP
5 16 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.69%) CCNA
9 7 (1.18%) CCNP
10 6 (1.01%) APMP
11 5 (0.84%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.51%) CCIE
12 3 (0.51%) ISEB
13 2 (0.34%) CRISC
13 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.34%) CISA
13 2 (0.34%) CISM
13 2 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.19%) SLA
2 12 (2.02%) QA
3 7 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.67%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.51%) GPFS
5 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.34%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) vCloud
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (0.84%) SCCM
2 3 (0.51%) SCOM
2 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.51%) Control-M
3 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.17%) MIIS
4 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (11.64%) Oracle
2 65 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.91%) Cisco
4 32 (5.40%) VMware
5 30 (5.06%) IBM
6 28 (4.72%) Citrix
7 23 (3.88%) SAP
8 11 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.69%) NetApp
10 9 (1.52%) Unica
11 8 (1.35%) Metastorm
11 8 (1.35%) Juniper
11 8 (1.35%) Informatica
12 7 (1.18%) HP
13 6 (1.01%) F5
13 6 (1.01%) BT
13 6 (1.01%) Remedy
13 6 (1.01%) Cerner
13 6 (1.01%) Blue Coat
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