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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 326 300 303
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 292 280 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 170 155
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£425 £435 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £54.95 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% +67.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £52.91 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £56.99 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £54.95 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.48% +57.00%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

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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 -17 279 £425 -1.16% 78
London +6 138 £438 -4.89% 28
South East +2 75 £400 +14.28% 17
City of London +17 35 £418 -16.50% 12
Berkshire +13 34 £425 +19.29% 2
North West -8 20 £475 +12.42% 5
Yorkshire -2 13 £433 +15.33% 5
Scotland -6 11 £305 -39.10% 4
West Yorkshire -1 10 £433 +37.30% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £395 +8.21%
South West -10 9 £470 +21.29% 5
East of England -15 9 £450 +2.85% 8
Hampshire -24 9 £413 -34.00% 4
Surrey -11 8 £330 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +1 7 £425 -6.59% 6
Edinburgh -1 7 - - 2
Manchester -4 7 £420 +6.32% 3
East Midlands +13 6 £350 -9.67% 3
Leeds -11 6 £440 +39.68% 2
Lancashire - 6 £550 - 1
Reading +7 5 £450 -
Slough -1 5 £400 -
Hertfordshire -1 5 £450 +2.85% 3
Milton Keynes -7 5 £395 +8.21%
East Sussex - 5 £388 - 2
Kent -5 4 £405 -30.17%
Oxfordshire -18 4 £450 -5.26% 2
Watford - 4 £450 -
Cheshire 0 3 £340 -30.61% 1
Newbury -2 3 £458 +14.37%

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 221 (39.68%) Project Management
2 126 (22.62%) PRINCE2
3 113 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (16.88%) Finance
5 83 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (11.85%) ITIL
7 61 (10.95%) Windows
8 53 (9.52%) Scrum
8 53 (9.52%) Migration
9 46 (8.26%) PMI Certification
10 45 (8.08%) Banking
11 44 (7.90%) Microsoft
11 44 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (7.36%) Service Delivery
13 40 (7.18%) Cisco
14 39 (7.00%) Telecoms
15 36 (6.46%) SQL
15 36 (6.46%) Retail
16 28 (5.03%) Oracle
16 28 (5.03%) PRINCE
17 27 (4.85%) Change Management
17 27 (4.85%) UNIX
18 26 (4.67%) PMP
18 26 (4.67%) Security Cleared
18 26 (4.67%) Waterfall
19 25 (4.49%) Java
19 25 (4.49%) Firewall
19 25 (4.49%) VMware
20 24 (4.31%) SAP
20 24 (4.31%) PMI

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.97%) Lync
3 9 (1.62%) IIS
3 9 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.08%) CMS
5 6 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.54%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) Mule
8 2 (0.36%) Drupal
8 2 (0.36%) MTS
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.18%) Documentum
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 19 (3.41%) MS Project
2 18 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.69%) MS Office
4 12 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.36%) Eikon
4 2 (0.36%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Global One
4 2 (0.36%) Maximo
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.26%) SaaS
2 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.90%) Office 365
4 4 (0.72%) IaaS
4 4 (0.72%) PaaS
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.49%) Firewall
2 23 (4.13%) WAN
3 19 (3.41%) LAN
4 13 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.33%) DNS
5 12 (2.15%) MPLS
6 9 (1.62%) SAN
6 9 (1.62%) Multicast
7 8 (1.44%) VoIP
8 6 (1.08%) VPN
8 6 (1.08%) HTTP
8 6 (1.08%) OSPF
8 6 (1.08%) BGP
9 5 (0.90%) Network Security
9 5 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (0.72%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.72%) GPRS
10 4 (0.72%) Wireless
10 4 (0.72%) Internet
10 4 (0.72%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) MySQL
8 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.36%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.36%) Essbase
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (1.08%) JIRA
2 3 (0.54%) Toad
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.18%) Xcode
4 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.18%) Android Studio
General
1 94 (16.88%) Finance
2 45 (8.08%) Banking
3 39 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.46%) Retail
5 19 (3.41%) Marketing
6 16 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.97%) Legal
8 8 (1.44%) Front Office
9 6 (1.08%) Billing
9 6 (1.08%) Back Office
10 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.72%) Advertising
12 3 (0.54%) Games
12 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.59%) .NET
2 18 (3.23%) HTML
3 12 (2.15%) Web Services
4 11 (1.97%) Middleware
5 9 (1.62%) XML
6 4 (0.72%) Spring
7 3 (0.54%) JSP
7 3 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.54%) CSS
7 3 (0.54%) J2EE
7 3 (0.54%) jQuery
8 2 (0.36%) HTML5
8 2 (0.36%) XMPP
8 2 (0.36%) JSON
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.36%) RESTful
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.36%) JPA
8 2 (0.36%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.31%) PMI
3 12 (2.15%) Video on Demand
4 10 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.44%) NHS
7 7 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.08%) DTV
9 5 (0.90%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.90%) IPTV
10 4 (0.72%) Open Source
10 4 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.72%) MPEG
11 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.54%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.54%) Replication
11 3 (0.54%) Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) GIS
11 3 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.95%) Windows
2 27 (4.85%) UNIX
3 22 (3.95%) Linux
4 20 (3.59%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.80%) Android
6 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.26%) Solaris
8 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.54%) SUSE
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (39.68%) Project Management
2 126 (22.62%) PRINCE2
3 113 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (11.85%) ITIL
6 53 (9.52%) Scrum
6 53 (9.52%) Migration
7 41 (7.36%) Service Delivery
8 28 (5.03%) PRINCE
9 27 (4.85%) Change Management
10 26 (4.67%) Waterfall
11 23 (4.13%) Supplier Management
12 22 (3.95%) Programme Management
12 22 (3.95%) Release Management
13 21 (3.77%) Service Management
13 21 (3.77%) Risk Management
13 21 (3.77%) E-Commerce
14 19 (3.41%) CRM
15 15 (2.69%) Project Planning
16 14 (2.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 36 (6.46%) SQL
2 25 (4.49%) Java
3 10 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.08%) C
4 6 (1.08%) C#
5 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.18%) Python
6 1 (0.18%) VBA
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (8.26%) PMI Certification
2 26 (4.67%) PMP
2 26 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.13%) Degree
4 12 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.80%) CCNA
5 10 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.54%) CCNP
8 3 (0.54%) APMP
9 2 (0.36%) CRISC
9 2 (0.36%) CISSP
9 2 (0.36%) CISA
9 2 (0.36%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.05%) QA
2 13 (2.33%) SLA
3 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.72%) vSphere
4 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.54%) Firmware
4 3 (0.54%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.18%) XenServer
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 8 (1.44%) SCCM
2 6 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.08%) SCOM
3 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (0.54%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) OVSD
5 1 (0.18%) MIIS
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) Netcool
5 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (7.90%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.18%) Cisco
3 28 (5.03%) Oracle
4 25 (4.49%) VMware
5 24 (4.31%) SAP
6 11 (1.97%) CheckPoint
6 11 (1.97%) IBM
7 10 (1.80%) Citrix
8 8 (1.44%) F5
8 8 (1.44%) Informatica
9 7 (1.26%) NetApp
10 6 (1.08%) Juniper
10 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.08%) Progress
10 6 (1.08%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.90%) Unica
12 4 (0.72%) Akamai
12 4 (0.72%) Tumbleweed
12 4 (0.72%) Adobe
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