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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 360 306 283
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 284 302 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.58% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.62% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 183 212
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £25.75 £25.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -43.33%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 22 October 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 -41 268 £425 +6.25% 86
London +12 126 £453 +6.47% 30
South East -21 52 £409 +15.14% 24
City of London +11 33 £450 +5.88% 12
East of England -7 32 £431 +5.18% 11
North West -14 26 £388 +1.97% 7
South West -32 13 £425 - 4
Berkshire +7 12 £421 +5.31% 6
Scotland -12 12 £316 +1.20% 4
Blackpool -2 11 £395 -
Lancashire -11 11 £395 -
West Midlands -23 9 £500 +25.00% 4
Reading +16 8 £413 +10.00% 3
Kent +2 8 £475 -
Surrey -12 8 £415 +26.23% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £400 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £373 -9.69% 4
Essex -12 7 £483 -3.50% 2
Birmingham -7 6 £438 +9.37% 2
Bedfordshire -14 6 £500 -
Hertfordshire -18 6 £415 +3.75% 5
Hampshire -27 6 £425 +6.25% 3
Edinburgh -3 5 £355 -32.38%
Glasgow -6 5 £320 +16.36% 1
Manchester -17 5 £320 -9.54% 5
Gloucestershire - 5 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £413 - 4
Merseyside +3 4 £340 -9.33%
Yorkshire -3 4 £285 -22.71% 2
Weybridge +4 3 £414 +31.57% 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 217 (37.35%) Project Management
2 140 (24.10%) PRINCE2
3 124 (21.34%) Finance
4 105 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (15.32%) Windows
6 71 (12.22%) ITIL
7 62 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (10.33%) Migration
9 57 (9.81%) Oracle
10 55 (9.47%) SQL
10 55 (9.47%) Microsoft
11 50 (8.61%) Scrum
12 46 (7.92%) Cisco
13 43 (7.40%) Banking
14 39 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 36 (6.20%) SharePoint
15 36 (6.20%) Service Delivery
16 35 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (5.85%) Change Management
18 33 (5.68%) Supplier Management
19 32 (5.51%) Degree
19 32 (5.51%) Security Cleared
20 30 (5.16%) .NET
20 30 (5.16%) IBM
21 29 (4.99%) Java
21 29 (4.99%) VMware
21 29 (4.99%) Risk Management
22 28 (4.82%) Telecoms
22 28 (4.82%) UNIX
22 28 (4.82%) Project Planning

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 36 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.07%) CMS
4 10 (1.72%) IIS
4 10 (1.72%) Lync
5 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.69%) CICS
5 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.52%) SAS
6 3 (0.52%) Documentum
6 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.34%) MTS
7 2 (0.34%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (4.30%) MS Office
2 19 (3.27%) MS Visio
2 19 (3.27%) MS Project
3 17 (2.93%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) Global One
3 2 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.34%) Eikon
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.38%) SaaS
2 4 (0.69%) IaaS
2 4 (0.69%) PaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.65%) Firewall
2 20 (3.44%) WAN
3 13 (2.24%) LAN
4 12 (2.07%) Internet
4 12 (2.07%) MPLS
5 10 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.38%) SAN
7 7 (1.20%) VoIP
8 5 (0.86%) OSPF
8 5 (0.86%) BGP
9 4 (0.69%) DNS
9 4 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.69%) Multicast
10 3 (0.52%) InfiniBand
10 3 (0.52%) EIGRP
10 3 (0.52%) Wireless
10 3 (0.52%) HTTP
10 3 (0.52%) PPP
11 2 (0.34%) VPN
11 2 (0.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.69%) MySQL
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.52%) DataStage
5 3 (0.52%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.34%) DB2
6 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.34%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.34%) Essbase
6 2 (0.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Toad
1 4 (0.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.34%) JMeter
2 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (0.17%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Xcode
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 124 (21.34%) Finance
2 43 (7.40%) Banking
3 28 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.96%) Marketing
5 20 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.58%) Retail
7 12 (2.07%) Advertising
8 10 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.20%) Back Office
9 7 (1.20%) Legal
10 6 (1.03%) Front Office
11 5 (0.86%) Electronics
11 5 (0.86%) Games
12 4 (0.69%) Publishing
12 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.52%) German Language
13 3 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.34%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.16%) .NET
2 22 (3.79%) HTML
3 12 (2.07%) Web Services
4 7 (1.20%) Middleware
4 7 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.03%) XML
6 4 (0.69%) CSS
7 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.52%) LAMP
7 3 (0.52%) JSP
7 3 (0.52%) J2EE
8 2 (0.34%) JMS
8 2 (0.34%) Flash
8 2 (0.34%) DHTML
8 2 (0.34%) Servlets
8 2 (0.34%) JDBC
8 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.07%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.07%) iSeries
3 11 (1.89%) NHS
4 8 (1.38%) PMI
4 8 (1.38%) DTV
4 8 (1.38%) User Experience
5 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.20%) Clustering
5 7 (1.20%) AS400
6 6 (1.03%) Open Source
7 5 (0.86%) Video on Demand
7 5 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.52%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.52%) iPad
9 3 (0.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.32%) Windows
2 28 (4.82%) UNIX
2 28 (4.82%) Windows 7
3 24 (4.13%) Linux
4 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.38%) Solaris
5 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.20%) Android
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.52%) AIX
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (37.35%) Project Management
2 140 (24.10%) PRINCE2
3 105 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (12.22%) ITIL
5 62 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (10.33%) Migration
7 50 (8.61%) Scrum
8 36 (6.20%) Service Delivery
9 34 (5.85%) Change Management
10 33 (5.68%) Supplier Management
11 29 (4.99%) Risk Management
12 28 (4.82%) Project Planning
13 25 (4.30%) Programme Management
14 24 (4.13%) PRINCE
15 23 (3.96%) Service Management
15 23 (3.96%) CRM
16 20 (3.44%) Time Management
17 19 (3.27%) Analytics
17 19 (3.27%) Waterfall
18 18 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.47%) SQL
2 29 (4.99%) Java
3 11 (1.89%) C#
3 11 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.55%) PHP
5 8 (1.38%) C
6 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.20%) Python
7 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.69%) COBOL
9 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.34%) ABAP
10 2 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.17%) R
11 1 (0.17%) VB6
11 1 (0.17%) Lingo
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) VB
11 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 32 (5.51%) Degree
2 32 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 22 (3.79%) PMP
5 17 (2.93%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.55%) CCNA
8 8 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.03%) CCNP
10 5 (0.86%) APMP
10 5 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) ISEB
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) CCIE
11 2 (0.34%) CISA
11 2 (0.34%) CISM
11 2 (0.34%) CRISC
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.41%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) SLA
3 7 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.52%) XenApp
4 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.52%) GPFS
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) SCCM
2 5 (0.86%) SCOM
3 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.52%) Control-M
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) MIIS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 57 (9.81%) Oracle
2 55 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.92%) Cisco
4 30 (5.16%) IBM
5 29 (4.99%) VMware
6 24 (4.13%) Citrix
7 20 (3.44%) SAP
8 14 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.55%) Unica
10 8 (1.38%) Juniper
10 8 (1.38%) Informatica
10 8 (1.38%) Metastorm
10 8 (1.38%) NetApp
10 8 (1.38%) F5
11 7 (1.20%) HP
12 6 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.03%) Blue Coat
13 5 (0.86%) Teradata
13 5 (0.86%) Cognos
14 4 (0.69%) Business Objects
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