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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 323 324 287
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 348 315 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 205 199
Average daily rate
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£438 £418 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £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 6
Average hourly rate £24.23 - £50.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 - £134.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £24.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -5 318 £438 +2.94% 106
London +5 150 £461 +8.52% 39
South East -13 67 £450 +15.38% 15
Scotland +10 28 £450 +44.23% 3
City of London -10 27 £513 +20.58% 6
Yorkshire -6 23 £375 +4.16% 11
West Midlands +17 21 £383 -4.37% 7
Berkshire -8 21 £425 +8.97% 1
Edinburgh +5 17 £475 +21.79% 2
South West -10 17 £463 +8.82% 7
North West -24 16 £375 -42.96% 7
East of England -8 15 £413 -5.71% 12
West Yorkshire -12 15 £355 -5.33% 5
Hampshire -5 14 £450 - 4
Surrey +7 13 £475 +46.15% 1
East Midlands +6 10 £375 - 7
Leeds -15 10 £350 -6.66% 3
Glasgow +13 9 £375 +36.16%
Birmingham +10 9 £375 - 1
Reading -4 9 £425 -
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £375 -26.82% 2
Gloucestershire +1 6 £475 +11.76% 2
West Sussex -3 6 £588 +65.49% 1
Milton Keynes -4 6 £375 -28.57% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 6 £386 +3.00% 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £425 +3.97%
Nottingham -8 6 £386 +54.50% 1
Crawley +2 5 £600 +66.66% 1
Essex -4 5 £260 -40.57% 2
Manchester -12 5 £350 -51.72% 4

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 241 (36.40%) Project Management
2 155 (23.41%) Finance
3 146 (22.05%) PRINCE2
4 134 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 91 (13.75%) ITIL
7 82 (12.39%) Windows
8 77 (11.63%) Data Centre
9 75 (11.33%) Microsoft
10 61 (9.21%) Migration
11 54 (8.16%) Oracle
12 51 (7.70%) Banking
13 49 (7.40%) Cisco
14 46 (6.95%) SQL
15 44 (6.65%) VMware
15 44 (6.65%) Firewall
16 43 (6.50%) Scrum
16 43 (6.50%) UNIX
16 43 (6.50%) Linux
17 40 (6.04%) Citrix
18 39 (5.89%) PMI Certification
18 39 (5.89%) Retail
19 37 (5.59%) Security Cleared
19 37 (5.59%) .NET
20 36 (5.44%) Service Delivery
21 32 (4.83%) Java
22 31 (4.68%) Telecoms
23 30 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 30 (4.53%) Degree
24 29 (4.38%) SC Cleared

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.42%) CMS
2 16 (2.42%) Lync
3 14 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.60%) WorkSite
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
9 3 (0.45%) IIS
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.45%) Confluence
9 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) SAS
11 1 (0.15%) CICS
11 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 27 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.63%) MS Project
3 13 (1.96%) MS Office
4 8 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Maximo
2 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.36%) Office 365
2 8 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.91%) SaaS
3 6 (0.91%) PaaS
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.60%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.65%) Firewall
2 27 (4.08%) LAN
2 27 (4.08%) WAN
3 17 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.57%) DNS
4 16 (2.42%) SAN
5 14 (2.11%) VPN
5 14 (2.11%) MPLS
5 14 (2.11%) OSPF
5 14 (2.11%) BGP
6 12 (1.81%) VoIP
7 11 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.66%) Internet
7 11 (1.66%) HTTP
8 10 (1.51%) Multicast
8 10 (1.51%) Structured Cabling
9 9 (1.36%) Unified Communications
10 7 (1.06%) Network Security
11 6 (0.91%) Wireless
11 6 (0.91%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.36%) Big Data
3 9 (1.36%) DB2
3 9 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (0.76%) OLAP
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.60%) MySQL
6 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.45%) DataStage
7 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.30%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.30%) QlikView
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (1.51%) JIRA
2 9 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.76%) Ant
5 4 (0.60%) Gradle
6 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.30%) ProC
7 2 (0.30%) Xcode
7 2 (0.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.15%) eggPlant
General
1 155 (23.41%) Finance
2 51 (7.70%) Banking
3 39 (5.89%) Retail
4 31 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.57%) Marketing
6 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.36%) Billing
8 8 (1.21%) Advertising
8 8 (1.21%) Local Government
9 6 (0.91%) Games
9 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.76%) Publishing
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
11 4 (0.60%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.60%) Automotive
11 4 (0.60%) Back Office
12 3 (0.45%) Front Office
12 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.59%) .NET
2 27 (4.08%) XML
3 24 (3.63%) HTML
4 19 (2.87%) Middleware
5 18 (2.72%) Web Services
5 18 (2.72%) CSS
6 8 (1.21%) HTML5
7 6 (0.91%) JSON
7 6 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.91%) J2EE
8 5 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.76%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.76%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.60%) jQuery
9 4 (0.60%) JSP
9 4 (0.60%) Flash
10 3 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.30%) Spring
11 2 (0.30%) LAMP
11 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 19 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.11%) PMI
5 12 (1.81%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.06%) iSeries
8 6 (0.91%) FMCG
8 6 (0.91%) Derivative
8 6 (0.91%) NHS
8 6 (0.91%) AS400
8 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.76%) iPad
9 5 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.76%) Statistics
9 5 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 82 (12.39%) Windows
2 43 (6.50%) UNIX
2 43 (6.50%) Linux
3 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
4 17 (2.57%) Solaris
5 15 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.27%) Android
6 7 (1.06%) AIX
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (36.40%) Project Management
2 146 (22.05%) PRINCE2
3 134 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (17.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (13.75%) ITIL
6 61 (9.21%) Migration
7 43 (6.50%) Scrum
8 36 (5.44%) Service Delivery
9 29 (4.38%) SDLC
10 28 (4.23%) Change Management
11 25 (3.78%) E-Commerce
12 24 (3.63%) Waterfall
13 23 (3.47%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.47%) Supplier Management
14 22 (3.32%) Service Management
15 20 (3.02%) Project Planning
15 20 (3.02%) Programme Management
16 18 (2.72%) Release Management
17 16 (2.42%) Risk Management
17 16 (2.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.95%) SQL
2 32 (4.83%) Java
3 26 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.27%) C
5 14 (2.11%) C#
6 11 (1.66%) PHP
7 9 (1.36%) Perl
7 9 (1.36%) Python
8 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.76%) COBOL
10 4 (0.60%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.60%) C-shell
10 4 (0.60%) VB
11 3 (0.45%) ABAP
11 3 (0.45%) C++
11 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (5.89%) PMI Certification
2 37 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.53%) Degree
3 30 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 29 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 27 (4.08%) PMP
6 19 (2.87%) CCNA
6 19 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) APMP
10 2 (0.30%) CCNP
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) MBA
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.15%) MAPM
11 1 (0.15%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.42%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) COBIT
3 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) FATCA
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.91%) vSphere
4 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.60%) XenServer
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.30%) vCloud
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.06%) SCCM
2 4 (0.60%) SCOM
2 4 (0.60%) Puppet
2 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.30%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 75 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.16%) Oracle
3 49 (7.40%) Cisco
4 44 (6.65%) VMware
5 40 (6.04%) Citrix
6 27 (4.08%) SAP
7 15 (2.27%) HP
8 14 (2.11%) NetApp
8 14 (2.11%) CheckPoint
9 11 (1.66%) F5
10 10 (1.51%) IBM
11 9 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.91%) BMC
13 6 (0.91%) Adobe
14 5 (0.76%) Avaya
14 5 (0.76%) NetScout
15 4 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (0.60%) Informatica
16 3 (0.45%) Lotus
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