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 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 365 330 287
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 269 282 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.58% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 173 214
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £282 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.75 £25.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% -21.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £25.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -21.09%

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -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 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 31 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 31 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 -33 253 £425 +5.91% 87
London +6 124 £450 +5.88% 40
South East -30 51 £409 +9.00% 24
City of London +15 33 £453 +6.47% 13
East of England -7 29 £450 +12.50% 4
North West -12 22 £388 +1.97% 4
Scotland -2 12 £316 -9.64% 4
Berkshire +2 11 £418 +4.37% 4
Blackpool +1 11 £395 -
Lancashire -14 11 £395 -
South West -29 11 £400 -8.57% 5
Surrey -17 10 £423 +40.83% 6
Kent 0 8 £475 - 1
West Midlands -9 8 £525 +23.52% 4
Reading +14 7 £400 +6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £400 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £365 -
Bedfordshire -10 6 £500 -
Essex -11 6 £495 -
Glasgow -1 5 £320 +16.36% 1
Birmingham -5 5 £475 +11.76% 2
Edinburgh -10 5 £355 -11.25% 1
Oxfordshire -15 5 £413 -28.26% 5
Hertfordshire -16 5 £414 +3.43% 4
Yorkshire -3 4 £293 -19.31% 3
Manchester -12 4 £320 -14.66% 3
Hampshire -26 4 £388 -6.06% 3
Weybridge +5 3 £414 +31.57%
Merseyside 0 3 £340 -9.33%
Uxbridge -3 3 £425 - 2

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 226 (38.57%) Project Management
2 141 (24.06%) PRINCE2
3 122 (20.82%) Finance
4 109 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (15.02%) Windows
6 69 (11.77%) ITIL
7 65 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (9.90%) Migration
9 56 (9.56%) SQL
10 55 (9.39%) Microsoft
11 54 (9.22%) Oracle
11 54 (9.22%) Scrum
12 46 (7.85%) Cisco
13 41 (7.00%) Banking
14 38 (6.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 37 (6.31%) Service Delivery
16 35 (5.97%) Change Management
16 35 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (5.80%) Degree
17 34 (5.80%) SharePoint
18 32 (5.46%) Supplier Management
19 31 (5.29%) Security Cleared
19 31 (5.29%) .NET
19 31 (5.29%) IBM
20 30 (5.12%) PMI Certification
20 30 (5.12%) VMware
21 29 (4.95%) UNIX
22 28 (4.78%) Telecoms
22 28 (4.78%) Risk Management
22 28 (4.78%) Windows 7

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 34 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.39%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.05%) CMS
4 10 (1.71%) Lync
5 9 (1.54%) IIS
6 4 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.68%) CICS
7 3 (0.51%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.51%) Documentum
7 3 (0.51%) SAS
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.34%) Apache
8 2 (0.34%) MTS
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (4.27%) MS Office
2 19 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.07%) MS Project
4 17 (2.90%) MS Excel
5 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.34%) Eikon
4 2 (0.34%) Global One
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) SaaS
2 4 (0.68%) PaaS
2 4 (0.68%) IaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.61%) Firewall
2 20 (3.41%) WAN
3 13 (2.22%) LAN
3 13 (2.22%) MPLS
4 11 (1.88%) Internet
5 10 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.54%) SAN
7 8 (1.37%) VoIP
8 4 (0.68%) DNS
8 4 (0.68%) OSPF
8 4 (0.68%) BGP
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (0.68%) Wireless
8 4 (0.68%) Multicast
9 3 (0.51%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.51%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.51%) VPN
9 3 (0.51%) HTTP
9 3 (0.51%) PPP
10 2 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.51%) PowerCenter
4 3 (0.51%) DataStage
4 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.51%) MySQL
5 2 (0.34%) Essbase
5 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.34%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.34%) DB2
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Toad
3 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.34%) JMeter
3 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.17%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Xcode
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 122 (20.82%) Finance
2 41 (7.00%) Banking
3 28 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.92%) Marketing
5 19 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 18 (3.07%) Retail
7 12 (2.05%) Advertising
8 11 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.19%) Legal
9 7 (1.19%) Back Office
10 6 (1.02%) Front Office
11 5 (0.85%) Electronics
11 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.85%) Games
12 4 (0.68%) Publishing
12 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.51%) Law
13 3 (0.51%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.29%) .NET
2 23 (3.92%) HTML
3 14 (2.39%) Web Services
4 7 (1.19%) XML
4 7 (1.19%) Middleware
4 7 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.68%) CSS
6 3 (0.51%) JSP
6 3 (0.51%) J2EE
6 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.34%) JPA
7 2 (0.34%) HTML5
7 2 (0.34%) JMS
7 2 (0.34%) XMPP
7 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.34%) DHTML
7 2 (0.34%) Servlets
7 2 (0.34%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.05%) iSeries
3 11 (1.88%) NHS
4 10 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.54%) PMI
6 8 (1.37%) DTV
7 7 (1.19%) AS400
7 7 (1.19%) Clustering
7 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.19%) User Experience
8 6 (1.02%) Open Source
9 5 (0.85%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.68%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.51%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.51%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.02%) Windows
2 29 (4.95%) UNIX
3 28 (4.78%) Windows 7
4 26 (4.44%) Linux
5 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.37%) Android
6 8 (1.37%) Solaris
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.51%) AIX
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (38.57%) Project Management
2 141 (24.06%) PRINCE2
3 109 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (11.77%) ITIL
5 65 (11.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (9.90%) Migration
7 54 (9.22%) Scrum
8 37 (6.31%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.97%) Change Management
10 32 (5.46%) Supplier Management
11 28 (4.78%) Risk Management
12 27 (4.61%) Project Planning
13 26 (4.44%) Programme Management
14 25 (4.27%) Service Management
15 24 (4.10%) CRM
15 24 (4.10%) Waterfall
16 23 (3.92%) PRINCE
17 20 (3.41%) Time Management
18 19 (3.24%) Analytics
19 17 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.56%) SQL
2 27 (4.61%) Java
3 11 (1.88%) JavaScript
3 11 (1.88%) C#
4 8 (1.37%) PHP
4 8 (1.37%) C
5 7 (1.19%) Python
6 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.68%) COBOL
8 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.34%) ABAP
9 2 (0.34%) Perl
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
10 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.17%) R
10 1 (0.17%) Lingo
10 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (6.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 34 (5.80%) Degree
3 31 (5.29%) Security Cleared
4 30 (5.12%) PMI Certification
5 25 (4.27%) PMP
6 17 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.54%) CCNA
9 6 (1.02%) CCNP
10 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.85%) APMP
11 2 (0.34%) CRISC
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
12 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.39%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) SLA
3 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.68%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.51%) XenApp
4 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.51%) GPFS
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.19%) SCCM
2 4 (0.68%) SCOM
3 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.34%) Control-M
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) MIIS
5 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 55 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.22%) Oracle
3 46 (7.85%) Cisco
4 31 (5.29%) IBM
5 30 (5.12%) VMware
6 23 (3.92%) Citrix
7 21 (3.58%) SAP
8 13 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.71%) Informatica
10 9 (1.54%) NetApp
10 9 (1.54%) Unica
11 8 (1.37%) Metastorm
11 8 (1.37%) Juniper
12 7 (1.19%) HP
12 7 (1.19%) F5
13 6 (1.02%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.85%) Teradata
15 4 (0.68%) Sage
15 4 (0.68%) McAfee
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