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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 330 326 305
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 333 318 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 192 185
Average daily rate £442 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% -15.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £42.38
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -15.04%

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 308 £450 +7.14% 104
London -3 128 £475 +11.76% 48
South East +19 93 £430 +7.50% 11
North West -11 30 £405 -7.95% 10
City of London +33 28 £475 +24.18% 12
Berkshire -4 26 £363 -9.37% 5
Hampshire +9 19 £475 +11.76% 3
South West +9 13 £425 -9.57% 6
Cheshire +2 13 £250 -41.17% 4
West Midlands -7 12 £475 +11.76% 4
East of England +3 11 £450 +33.33% 11
Scotland -5 11 £550 +41.93% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £425 +7.59%
Oxfordshire +6 10 £395 -10.98% 1
East Midlands -9 10 £388 +10.71% 6
Edinburgh -10 10 £575 - 1
West Sussex +15 9 £448 +11.87%
Milton Keynes +6 8 £418 +5.69%
Lancashire +3 8 £471 -14.40%
Blackpool -7 8 £471 -14.40%
Surrey -11 8 £415 +25.75% 1
Birmingham +4 7 £400 - 1
Reading -2 7 £238 -44.11% 2
Yorkshire -27 7 £600 +31.86% 7
Cardiff -4 6 £400 -2.43%
Wales -6 6 £400 -2.43% 1
South Wales -7 6 £400 -2.43%
Leeds -11 6 £570 +29.54% 4
West Yorkshire -14 6 £570 +25.27% 5
Manchester -18 6 £400 -3.03% 4

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 272 (39.02%) Project Management
2 181 (25.97%) PRINCE2
3 163 (23.39%) Finance
4 160 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (19.51%) Migration
6 106 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (12.77%) Security Cleared
8 85 (12.20%) ITIL
9 71 (10.19%) Banking
10 65 (9.33%) Microsoft
11 63 (9.04%) Windows
11 63 (9.04%) Oracle
12 61 (8.75%) SC Cleared
13 56 (8.03%) Data Centre
14 52 (7.46%) PMI Certification
15 50 (7.17%) Risk Management
16 48 (6.89%) Waterfall
17 47 (6.74%) Change Management
18 46 (6.60%) Scrum
19 44 (6.31%) MS Project
20 41 (5.88%) WAN
20 41 (5.88%) Service Delivery
21 39 (5.60%) Service Management
21 39 (5.60%) VMware
22 38 (5.45%) Linux
23 37 (5.31%) LAN
23 37 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 37 (5.31%) Retail
24 36 (5.16%) Telecoms
25 35 (5.02%) PMP

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.87%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.15%) CMS
6 7 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.86%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.86%) Tuxedo
8 5 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.72%) Apache
8 5 (0.72%) JBoss
8 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.57%) iPlanet
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.43%) TPMS
11 2 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (6.31%) MS Project
2 30 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 27 (3.87%) MS Office
4 18 (2.58%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.86%) SAP MM
2 6 (0.86%) Workday HCM
3 5 (0.72%) SAP SRM
4 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-AA
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-FM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.14%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.88%) Office 365
2 9 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.72%) SaaS
4 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.29%) GitHub
4 2 (0.29%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.14%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Taleo
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.88%) WAN
2 37 (5.31%) LAN
3 19 (2.73%) Firewall
4 12 (1.72%) SAN
5 11 (1.58%) Internet
6 8 (1.15%) Network Security
6 8 (1.15%) VPN
7 7 (1.00%) HTTP
8 6 (0.86%) ATM
8 6 (0.86%) Wireless
9 5 (0.72%) DNS
9 5 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.57%) SSL
11 3 (0.43%) Intranet
11 3 (0.43%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.43%) NAS
11 3 (0.43%) Skype
11 3 (0.43%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.58%) Big Data
2 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.29%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) GIS
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (1.87%) JIRA
2 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.57%) Introscope
4 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.43%) Ant
5 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.43%) Maven
5 3 (0.43%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.14%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.14%) TestNG
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 163 (23.39%) Finance
2 71 (10.19%) Banking
3 37 (5.31%) Retail
4 36 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.15%) Billing
5 15 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.01%) Law
7 10 (1.43%) Advertising
8 8 (1.15%) Marketing
9 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Back Office
11 4 (0.57%) Automotive
11 4 (0.57%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 3 (0.43%) Local Government
12 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.44%) Middleware
2 16 (2.30%) .NET
3 7 (1.00%) Web Services
4 6 (0.86%) J2EE
5 5 (0.72%) BAPI
5 5 (0.72%) XML
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.57%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.29%) HTML
8 2 (0.29%) HTML5
8 2 (0.29%) Spring
9 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.14%) Ajax
9 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.14%) CSS3
9 1 (0.14%) Java EE
9 1 (0.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.44%) PMI
4 17 (2.44%) NHS
5 13 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.15%) User Experience
8 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.86%) Chip and PIN
9 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.57%) DataPower
11 4 (0.57%) Fintech
12 3 (0.43%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.43%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.43%) Social Media
12 3 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.04%) Windows
2 38 (5.45%) Linux
3 21 (3.01%) Unix
4 13 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 13 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.86%) VME
6 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.72%) Android
7 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.57%) AIX
8 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.29%) Solaris
9 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) OS/2
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (39.02%) Project Management
2 181 (25.97%) PRINCE2
3 160 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (19.51%) Migration
5 106 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (12.20%) ITIL
7 50 (7.17%) Risk Management
8 48 (6.89%) Waterfall
9 47 (6.74%) Change Management
10 46 (6.60%) Scrum
11 41 (5.88%) Service Delivery
12 39 (5.60%) Service Management
13 35 (5.02%) SDLC
14 33 (4.73%) Release Management
15 28 (4.02%) Supplier Management
16 27 (3.87%) Project Planning
17 23 (3.30%) User Stories
18 22 (3.16%) Mentoring
19 21 (3.01%) Kanban
19 21 (3.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.45%) SQL
2 25 (3.59%) Java
3 11 (1.58%) C
4 9 (1.29%) C#
5 8 (1.15%) C++
5 8 (1.15%) Python
6 7 (1.00%) COBOL
6 7 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.72%) Ruby
8 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.57%) Jython
8 4 (0.57%) Korn
8 4 (0.57%) Perl
9 3 (0.43%) VBA
10 2 (0.29%) ABAP
10 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.29%) VB
10 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 52 (7.46%) PMI Certification
4 37 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 35 (5.02%) PMP
6 30 (4.30%) DV Cleared
7 22 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (2.73%) Degree
9 11 (1.58%) APMP
10 9 (1.29%) CISSP
10 9 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.86%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.86%) ISEB
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.43%) CCNP
13 3 (0.43%) CISMP
13 3 (0.43%) MCP
14 2 (0.29%) CCNA
14 2 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.30%) QA
2 12 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.86%) SLA
5 4 (0.57%) SEPA
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
4 2 (0.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.14%) UAG
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.58%) SCCM
2 5 (0.72%) SCOM
3 4 (0.57%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.43%) WSUS
4 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.29%) Nagios
5 2 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.14%) Opsview
6 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.14%) yum
6 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 65 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.04%) Oracle
3 39 (5.60%) VMware
4 27 (3.87%) Citrix
5 26 (3.73%) SAP
6 18 (2.58%) Cisco
7 15 (2.15%) IBM
8 12 (1.72%) HP
9 10 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.00%) EMC
10 7 (1.00%) NetApp
10 7 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.86%) Adobe
11 6 (0.86%) Lotus
11 6 (0.86%) Micro Focus
11 6 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.72%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.72%) BT
13 4 (0.57%) Reuters
13 4 (0.57%) Sun
East London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Rate: To £450pd - 3 months working 3 days a week
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475.00 - £503.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitalondon Ltd
Rate: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago