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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 321 330 270
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 345 301 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 200 215
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £44.77
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 - £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.52 - £65.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - £25.50

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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.

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 -15 316 £425 - 105
London -24 133 £450 +5.88% 33
South East -7 66 £450 +12.50% 24
West Midlands +27 37 £375 -6.25% 10
City of London -11 30 £475 +8.57% 11
Scotland +20 24 £450 +44.23% 1
Birmingham +15 24 £363 -39.58% 4
Yorkshire -5 23 £375 +7.14% 15
Berkshire +7 22 £443 +4.11% 2
South West -8 17 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England 0 16 £425 -17.47% 9
West Yorkshire -8 16 £360 +5.88% 11
North West -16 16 £400 -2.66% 5
Hampshire +8 15 £450 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh +13 14 £475 +21.79% 1
Leeds -14 13 £355 +2.89% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £413 -17.50% 1
Surrey +1 10 £475 +12.42% 7
Reading +9 9 £485 +7.77% 1
Glasgow +7 9 £375 +24.91%
East Midlands -1 9 £375 -14.77% 3
Hook +3 6 £450 +23.71%
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £386 +54.50% 1
Nottingham -3 6 £386 +54.50% 1
Gloucestershire +2 5 £475 +11.76%
Cheshire 0 5 £400 +18.51% 2
Hertfordshire -9 5 £456 +21.66% 6
Manchester -11 5 £375 -48.27% 2
Essex -13 5 £260 -50.23%
Staffordshire - 5 £390 - 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 240 (35.77%) Project Management
2 161 (23.99%) PRINCE2
3 154 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (21.61%) Finance
5 120 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (13.86%) ITIL
7 74 (11.03%) Data Centre
8 72 (10.73%) Windows
9 70 (10.43%) Microsoft
10 61 (9.09%) Migration
11 60 (8.94%) Scrum
12 54 (8.05%) Cisco
13 52 (7.75%) Banking
14 51 (7.60%) SQL
15 49 (7.30%) PMI Certification
16 48 (7.15%) Oracle
17 46 (6.86%) UNIX
18 45 (6.71%) Telecoms
18 45 (6.71%) Retail
19 42 (6.26%) Firewall
20 40 (5.96%) VMware
21 39 (5.81%) Linux
21 39 (5.81%) .NET
22 37 (5.51%) Service Delivery
23 35 (5.22%) Java
23 35 (5.22%) SDLC
24 34 (5.07%) Citrix
24 34 (5.07%) Security Cleared
25 29 (4.32%) SharePoint
26 28 (4.17%) SQL Server

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.98%) Lync
3 17 (2.53%) CMS
4 15 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.45%) Confluence
10 3 (0.45%) IIS
10 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.45%) SAS
10 3 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (0.45%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 27 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.87%) MS Project
3 12 (1.79%) MS Office
4 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Maximo
2 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Primavera
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.19%) SaaS
3 6 (0.89%) Office 365
3 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.75%) PaaS
5 4 (0.60%) IaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.26%) Firewall
2 24 (3.58%) LAN
3 23 (3.43%) WAN
4 20 (2.98%) DNS
5 19 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.24%) SAN
6 15 (2.24%) OSPF
6 15 (2.24%) BGP
7 14 (2.09%) VPN
8 13 (1.94%) MPLS
9 12 (1.79%) VoIP
10 11 (1.64%) HTTP
10 11 (1.64%) Internet
10 11 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (1.64%) Multicast
10 11 (1.64%) Structured Cabling
11 9 (1.34%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.04%) DMZ
13 6 (0.89%) Wireless
14 5 (0.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.34%) DB2
2 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.19%) Big Data
4 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.60%) MySQL
7 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.45%) DataStage
8 2 (0.30%) OLAP
8 2 (0.30%) QlikView
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.15%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (1.34%) JIRA
2 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.45%) Ant
4 3 (0.45%) Gradle
5 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.30%) ProC
5 2 (0.30%) Xcode
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
General
1 145 (21.61%) Finance
2 52 (7.75%) Banking
3 45 (6.71%) Retail
3 45 (6.71%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.68%) Marketing
5 12 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.49%) Local Government
7 8 (1.19%) Billing
8 7 (1.04%) Advertising
9 6 (0.89%) Legal
9 6 (0.89%) Games
9 6 (0.89%) Automotive
9 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.89%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.60%) Back Office
11 4 (0.60%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.81%) .NET
2 25 (3.73%) HTML
3 23 (3.43%) XML
4 20 (2.98%) Web Services
5 18 (2.68%) CSS
6 17 (2.53%) Middleware
7 8 (1.19%) HTML5
8 6 (0.89%) JSON
8 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.75%) J2EE
9 5 (0.75%) Application Packaging
9 5 (0.75%) jQuery
10 4 (0.60%) Spring
10 4 (0.60%) JSP
10 4 (0.60%) Flash
11 3 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.30%) Java EE
12 2 (0.30%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.43%) PMI
4 17 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 13 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 6 (0.89%) FMCG
7 6 (0.89%) AS400
7 6 (0.89%) NHS
7 6 (0.89%) Derivative
7 6 (0.89%) iSeries
8 5 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.75%) Clustering
9 4 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.73%) Windows
2 46 (6.86%) UNIX
3 39 (5.81%) Linux
4 18 (2.68%) Android
4 18 (2.68%) Windows 7
4 18 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.53%) Solaris
6 7 (1.04%) AIX
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.45%) zOS
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (35.77%) Project Management
2 161 (23.99%) PRINCE2
3 154 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (13.86%) ITIL
6 61 (9.09%) Migration
7 60 (8.94%) Scrum
8 37 (5.51%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.22%) SDLC
10 28 (4.17%) Change Management
11 27 (4.02%) Waterfall
12 26 (3.87%) PRINCE
12 26 (3.87%) Business Analysis
13 25 (3.73%) Release Management
14 24 (3.58%) E-Commerce
15 23 (3.43%) Programme Management
16 21 (3.13%) Project Planning
16 21 (3.13%) Software Delivery
17 20 (2.98%) Supplier Management
17 20 (2.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.60%) SQL
2 35 (5.22%) Java
3 25 (3.73%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.38%) C#
5 13 (1.94%) C
6 11 (1.64%) PHP
7 6 (0.89%) Python
8 5 (0.75%) Perl
8 5 (0.75%) COBOL
9 4 (0.60%) VB
9 4 (0.60%) ActionScript
10 3 (0.45%) ABAP
10 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
12 1 (0.15%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 49 (7.30%) PMI Certification
2 34 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.17%) Degree
4 27 (4.02%) PMP
5 26 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 25 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 20 (2.98%) CCNA
7 20 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) APMP
11 2 (0.30%) CCNP
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB
12 1 (0.15%) MBA
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.15%) MAPM
12 1 (0.15%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.38%) QA
2 14 (2.09%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) COBIT
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) FATCA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.19%) vSphere
4 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.45%) XenServer
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.15%) vCloud
7 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) SCCM
2 4 (0.60%) Puppet
2 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.45%) SCOM
4 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
4 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 70 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.05%) Cisco
3 48 (7.15%) Oracle
4 40 (5.96%) VMware
5 34 (5.07%) Citrix
6 27 (4.02%) SAP
7 14 (2.09%) HP
7 14 (2.09%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.94%) F5
9 12 (1.79%) NetApp
10 9 (1.34%) IBM
11 8 (1.19%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.19%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.04%) Adobe
12 7 (1.04%) Informatica
13 6 (0.89%) BMC
14 5 (0.75%) Avaya
14 5 (0.75%) NetScout
15 4 (0.60%) Akamai
15 4 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
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