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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 366 339 334
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 304 346 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 215 216
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.04% -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -19 289 £450 +5.88% 75
London +23 148 £475 +8.57% 24
South East -24 60 £455 +7.05% 10
North West +3 26 £420 -1.17% 6
Berkshire -10 22 £440 +5.01% 1
City of London +20 18 £500 +14.28% 6
South West +1 16 £400 -11.11% 9
Manchester -1 16 £425 - 5
Yorkshire +5 15 £475 +26.66% 3
Hampshire -15 15 £475 +8.57% 3
East of England +7 14 £475 -2.56% 10
Scotland -22 11 £550 +27.53% 1
Surrey -4 10 £525 +15.06% 2
South Yorkshire +6 9 £438 -2.77% 1
Cheshire -5 9 £388 -3.12% 1
Edinburgh 0 8 £550 - 1
Reading -7 8 £450 +0.55% 1
Sheffield - 8 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +10 7 £395 -4.24%
Cambridgeshire +18 6 £475 -1.29% 4
Milton Keynes +12 6 £425 -22.72%
Bristol +6 6 £250 -42.02% 3
West Yorkshire -5 6 £525 +40.00% 2
West Midlands -34 6 £463 +28.47% 11
East Midlands +12 4 £475 +19.49%
Hertfordshire +12 4 £438 -10.25%
Slough +9 3 £400 -5.88%
Cambridge +3 3 £425 -11.68% 3
Leeds -5 3 £513 +29.74% 2
Glasgow -6 3 £362 -16.05%

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 233 (36.58%) Project Management
2 151 (23.70%) PRINCE2
3 146 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (22.76%) Finance
5 101 (15.86%) Migration
6 100 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (13.50%) ITIL
8 78 (12.24%) Windows
9 72 (11.30%) Banking
10 68 (10.68%) Microsoft
11 65 (10.20%) Data Centre
12 57 (8.95%) Security Cleared
13 54 (8.48%) Oracle
14 50 (7.85%) Retail
15 45 (7.06%) SC Cleared
16 42 (6.59%) Scrum
17 39 (6.12%) VMware
17 39 (6.12%) Waterfall
18 38 (5.97%) Telecoms
18 38 (5.97%) Service Management
18 38 (5.97%) WAN
19 35 (5.49%) Linux
19 35 (5.49%) Service Delivery
20 34 (5.34%) Active Directory
21 33 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 33 (5.18%) Office 365
22 32 (5.02%) Java
23 31 (4.87%) Citrix
24 30 (4.71%) Risk Management
24 30 (4.71%) LAN

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 16 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.88%) Apache
3 12 (1.88%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.41%) Confluence
4 9 (1.41%) JBoss
5 8 (1.26%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.94%) Tuxedo
7 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.63%) CMS
9 4 (0.63%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.63%) IIS
9 4 (0.63%) iPlanet
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (4.71%) MS Excel
1 30 (4.71%) MS Project
2 13 (2.04%) MS Office
3 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Staffware
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.18%) Office 365
2 18 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.10%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Silverpop
5 2 (0.31%) Taleo
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.16%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.97%) WAN
2 30 (4.71%) LAN
3 18 (2.83%) Firewall
4 11 (1.73%) SAN
5 10 (1.57%) Internet
5 10 (1.57%) SSL
6 8 (1.26%) VPN
7 7 (1.10%) Network Security
7 7 (1.10%) Wireless
8 6 (0.94%) DNS
9 5 (0.78%) HTTP
9 5 (0.78%) MVNO
9 5 (0.78%) Skype
10 4 (0.63%) ATM
10 4 (0.63%) Broadband
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.47%) FTP
11 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.47%) VoIP
11 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.63%) Big Data
4 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.47%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.31%) DB2
6 2 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.31%) MS Access
6 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (2.04%) JIRA
2 7 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.63%) Introscope
3 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Gradle
5 1 (0.16%) LSMW
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 145 (22.76%) Finance
2 72 (11.30%) Banking
3 50 (7.85%) Retail
4 38 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 13 (2.04%) Law
7 13 (2.04%) Legal
8 12 (1.88%) Billing
9 9 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.94%) Advertising
11 5 (0.78%) Marketing
11 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.63%) Back Office
12 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.47%) Games
13 3 (0.47%) Publishing
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.61%) .NET
2 15 (2.35%) Middleware
3 9 (1.41%) HTML
4 8 (1.26%) XML
5 5 (0.78%) J2EE
5 5 (0.78%) SAP Basis
5 5 (0.78%) Spring
6 4 (0.63%) CSS
6 4 (0.63%) Struts
7 3 (0.47%) HTML5
7 3 (0.47%) JSP
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.47%) Web Services
8 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.31%) jQuery
8 2 (0.31%) SAX
9 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Ajax
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.16%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.73%) PKI
5 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.57%) PMI
6 9 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.41%) User Experience
7 8 (1.26%) Derivative
8 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.10%) NHS
8 7 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.94%) Equities
10 5 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.63%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.63%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.24%) Windows
2 35 (5.49%) Linux
3 22 (3.45%) Unix
4 18 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.57%) Android
7 10 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.94%) AIX
10 6 (0.94%) CentOS
10 6 (0.94%) VME
11 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (36.58%) Project Management
2 151 (23.70%) PRINCE2
3 146 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (15.86%) Migration
5 100 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (13.50%) ITIL
7 42 (6.59%) Scrum
8 39 (6.12%) Waterfall
9 38 (5.97%) Service Management
10 35 (5.49%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.71%) Risk Management
12 29 (4.55%) Change Management
13 27 (4.24%) SDLC
14 25 (3.92%) People Management
15 22 (3.45%) Release Management
15 22 (3.45%) Supplier Management
16 19 (2.98%) Data Migration
16 19 (2.98%) E-Commerce
16 19 (2.98%) Project Planning
16 19 (2.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.02%) Java
2 30 (4.71%) SQL
3 9 (1.41%) C#
3 9 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.26%) C
5 7 (1.10%) COBOL
5 7 (1.10%) Perl
6 6 (0.94%) C++
7 5 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.63%) Jython
8 4 (0.63%) Korn
9 3 (0.47%) ABAP
9 3 (0.47%) PHP
9 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.47%) Python
10 2 (0.31%) RPG
10 2 (0.31%) Scala
10 2 (0.31%) VB
10 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 26 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (3.77%) PMI Certification
6 19 (2.98%) Degree
7 17 (2.67%) PMP
8 10 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.10%) CCNA
9 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.47%) APMP
11 3 (0.47%) CCIE
12 2 (0.31%) ACCA
12 2 (0.31%) CCNP
12 2 (0.31%) CIMA
12 2 (0.31%) CIPD
12 2 (0.31%) ISEB
12 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.31%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.04%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.10%) SLA
3 6 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.47%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.47%) SEPA
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) GAAP
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.47%) vSphere
3 3 (0.47%) XenApp
4 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.16%) Docker
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (1.73%) SCCM
2 8 (1.26%) Puppet
2 8 (1.26%) ZABBIX
3 7 (1.10%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) CA Wily
4 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.47%) WSUS
6 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) MOM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 68 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.48%) Oracle
3 39 (6.12%) VMware
4 31 (4.87%) Citrix
5 27 (4.24%) Cisco
6 22 (3.45%) SAP
7 21 (3.30%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.20%) IBM
9 10 (1.57%) EMC
10 8 (1.26%) Lotus
10 8 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.10%) Adobe
12 6 (0.94%) Avaya
12 6 (0.94%) CA
12 6 (0.94%) F5
12 6 (0.94%) HP
12 6 (0.94%) Micro Focus
12 6 (0.94%) NetApp
13 5 (0.78%) Apple
13 5 (0.78%) Blue Coat
Manchester, Lancashire
Cyberteam
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago