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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 320 316 262
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 319 313 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 176 176
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £35.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £25.49
% change year-on-year
+42.72% +7.89%

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 302 £425 - 90
London -9 134 £425 -2.85% 35
South East +12 107 £415 -4.04% 25
Berkshire +13 43 £410 -13.68% 7
Hampshire +21 35 £425 -20.93% 5
City of London +11 33 £418 -1.76% 6
North West -19 19 £433 +5.16% 7
East of England +3 16 £450 +23.28% 6
Scotland -4 13 £400 -20.00% 5
Manchester -9 12 £433 +16.89% 5
Surrey +3 8 £383 +59.37% 3
Slough -4 8 £400 -15.78%
Yorkshire -15 8 £450 +5.88% 6
Glasgow +1 7 £413 -0.30% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £421 - 1
Southampton - 7 £400 - 3
Milton Keynes +5 6 £421 -
South West -13 6 £413 - 4
West Yorkshire -17 6 £450 +7.78% 6
Reading +3 5 £410 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 5 £450 +63.63% 2
Bedfordshire -4 5 £475 +38.68% 2
Watford +8 4 £450 - 1
Cheshire -7 4 £363 -19.44% 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £400 -21.95% 3
Oxfordshire -15 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Kent - 4 £405 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 - - 2
Peterborough +2 3 - -
East Midlands -5 3 £306 -20.96% 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 225 (39.34%) Project Management
2 121 (21.15%) PRINCE2
3 116 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (19.06%) Finance
5 107 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (10.49%) ITIL
7 57 (9.97%) Microsoft
8 54 (9.44%) Migration
9 49 (8.57%) Telecoms
9 49 (8.57%) Scrum
9 49 (8.57%) Banking
10 48 (8.39%) Windows
11 44 (7.69%) PMI Certification
11 44 (7.69%) Retail
12 40 (6.99%) Oracle
12 40 (6.99%) Service Delivery
13 36 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (5.94%) Cisco
15 32 (5.59%) UNIX
16 31 (5.42%) SQL
17 30 (5.24%) Security Cleared
18 29 (5.07%) Firewall
19 27 (4.72%) Java
19 27 (4.72%) .NET
19 27 (4.72%) SAP
20 26 (4.55%) Linux
21 25 (4.37%) PRINCE
21 25 (4.37%) Release Management
22 24 (4.20%) SharePoint
23 23 (4.02%) WAN

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 24 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.57%) Lync
4 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.05%) CMS
6 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.70%) IIS
7 4 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.52%) Mule
8 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.52%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.35%) MTS
9 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.97%) MS Project
3 10 (1.75%) MS Office
3 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (0.52%) Maximo
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Global One
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.57%) SaaS
2 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.05%) Office 365
5 5 (0.87%) IaaS
5 5 (0.87%) PaaS
6 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.07%) Firewall
2 23 (4.02%) WAN
3 22 (3.85%) LAN
4 14 (2.45%) DNS
4 14 (2.45%) SAN
5 11 (1.92%) VoIP
6 10 (1.75%) MPLS
6 10 (1.75%) VPN
7 9 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.05%) HTTP
8 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.05%) Multicast
9 5 (0.87%) NAS
9 5 (0.87%) Wireless
9 5 (0.87%) IP Telephony
9 5 (0.87%) OSPF
10 4 (0.70%) BGP
10 4 (0.70%) SMTP
10 4 (0.70%) GPRS
10 4 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.05%) Big Data
5 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.87%) DB2
7 4 (0.70%) DataStage
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.35%) MySQL
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.35%) Essbase
9 2 (0.35%) QlikView
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.40%) JIRA
2 2 (0.35%) Selenium
2 2 (0.35%) Toad
2 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.17%) Xcode
3 1 (0.17%) Maven
3 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 109 (19.06%) Finance
2 49 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 49 (8.57%) Banking
3 44 (7.69%) Retail
4 13 (2.27%) Marketing
5 12 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.57%) Billing
7 7 (1.22%) Legal
7 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.05%) Front Office
9 5 (0.87%) Advertising
10 4 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.52%) Automotive
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.52%) Local Government
11 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.72%) .NET
2 16 (2.80%) Web Services
3 14 (2.45%) Middleware
4 11 (1.92%) HTML
5 7 (1.22%) XML
6 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.87%) CSS
6 5 (0.87%) jQuery
7 3 (0.52%) Spring
7 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.52%) JSON
7 3 (0.52%) RESTful
7 3 (0.52%) J2EE
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.35%) HTML5
8 2 (0.35%) Java EE
9 1 (0.17%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.17%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.02%) PMI
3 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.40%) NHS
6 8 (1.40%) Video on Demand
7 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.87%) Clustering
8 4 (0.70%) Derivative
8 4 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.70%) GIS
8 4 (0.70%) Open Source
9 3 (0.52%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.52%) FMCG
9 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.39%) Windows
2 32 (5.59%) UNIX
3 26 (4.55%) Linux
4 14 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.57%) Android
6 6 (1.05%) Solaris
7 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.70%) SUSE
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) zOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (39.34%) Project Management
2 121 (21.15%) PRINCE2
3 116 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (10.49%) ITIL
6 54 (9.44%) Migration
7 49 (8.57%) Scrum
8 40 (6.99%) Service Delivery
9 25 (4.37%) PRINCE
9 25 (4.37%) Release Management
10 22 (3.85%) Software Delivery
11 21 (3.67%) Waterfall
11 21 (3.67%) E-Commerce
11 21 (3.67%) Service Management
11 21 (3.67%) Programme Management
12 20 (3.50%) Change Management
13 18 (3.15%) Data Modelling
14 17 (2.97%) Risk Management
15 15 (2.62%) ETL
15 15 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.42%) SQL
2 27 (4.72%) Java
3 11 (1.92%) C
4 9 (1.57%) C#
4 9 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.70%) COBOL
6 2 (0.35%) ABAP
7 1 (0.17%) Python
7 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 30 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.85%) PMP
4 18 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.97%) Degree
6 11 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.57%) CCNA
8 7 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.52%) CCNP
11 2 (0.35%) APMP
12 1 (0.17%) CITP
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) CCIE
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.97%) QA
2 9 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 22 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) vSphere
4 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.52%) Firmware
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (1.57%) SCCM
2 8 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.05%) SCOM
4 3 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.35%) Puppet
5 2 (0.35%) OVSD
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 57 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.99%) Oracle
3 34 (5.94%) Cisco
4 27 (4.72%) SAP
5 20 (3.50%) VMware
6 16 (2.80%) Citrix
7 10 (1.75%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.57%) Informatica
8 9 (1.57%) IBM
9 8 (1.40%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (1.05%) Adobe
11 6 (1.05%) HP
12 5 (0.87%) Juniper
12 5 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.87%) Pega
12 5 (0.87%) F5
13 4 (0.70%) Tumbleweed
13 4 (0.70%) Akamai
13 4 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
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