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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 342 308 253
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 308 322 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.64% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 198 202
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£425 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £572
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £40.53 £27.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £19.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £35.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £27.50 £26.24
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +4.81%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -27 288 £425 - 81
London -34 111 £438 +2.94% 37
South East +22 95 £425 - 16
Hampshire +27 37 £425 -5.02% 3
Berkshire 0 33 £419 -11.78% 2
City of London +1 30 £438 +2.94% 8
West Midlands +8 25 £345 -44.80% 4
Birmingham +7 19 £340 -45.60% 3
East of England +2 16 £481 +1.31% 7
North West -24 16 £406 +0.30% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £418 +4.37% 1
Hook +3 12 £425 +3.34%
Scotland 0 11 £400 +22.60% 1
Reading +10 9 £424 - 1
Manchester -9 9 £419 +13.17% 4
West Yorkshire -14 9 £415 +7.09% 6
Yorkshire -18 9 £415 +7.09% 6
South West -6 8 £413 +3.12% 5
Leeds -11 8 £415 -22.06% 5
Surrey +5 6 £408 +50.92% 1
Oxfordshire -19 6 £450 +24.13% 3
Southampton - 6 £369 - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £481 +16.66% 3
Cheshire -3 5 £400 +18.51% 1
Milton Keynes -4 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Glasgow -4 5 £419 +28.35%
Bedfordshire +6 4 £456 +82.50% 1
Maidenhead +5 4 £408 +36.08%
Hertfordshire 0 4 £414 +65.50% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 £400 -23.80% 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 232 (38.41%) Project Management
2 136 (22.52%) PRINCE2
3 127 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 112 (18.54%) Finance
6 83 (13.74%) ITIL
7 73 (12.09%) Microsoft
8 64 (10.60%) Migration
9 59 (9.77%) Windows
10 52 (8.61%) Cisco
11 49 (8.11%) Telecoms
12 48 (7.95%) Service Delivery
13 47 (7.78%) Banking
14 46 (7.62%) Oracle
15 45 (7.45%) PMI Certification
15 45 (7.45%) Scrum
16 41 (6.79%) UNIX
17 40 (6.62%) Retail
18 39 (6.46%) Security Cleared
19 35 (5.79%) Linux
19 35 (5.79%) Firewall
20 34 (5.63%) SQL
21 32 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
22 31 (5.13%) .NET
22 31 (5.13%) PRINCE
23 30 (4.97%) Java
24 29 (4.80%) SAP
25 28 (4.64%) Active Directory
26 27 (4.47%) SharePoint
26 27 (4.47%) VMware

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 27 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.48%) Lync
3 10 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.16%) CMS
5 7 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.83%) IIS
7 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.50%) Mule
8 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.33%) Confluence
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.64%) MS Project
3 12 (1.99%) MS Office
4 11 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Maximo
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.16%) Office 365
2 7 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.83%) SaaS
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.79%) Firewall
2 22 (3.64%) WAN
3 21 (3.48%) LAN
4 20 (3.31%) DNS
5 16 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.65%) SAN
6 15 (2.48%) OSPF
6 15 (2.48%) BGP
7 14 (2.32%) Multicast
8 12 (1.99%) VPN
8 12 (1.99%) MPLS
8 12 (1.99%) Structured Cabling
9 9 (1.49%) VoIP
10 8 (1.32%) HTTP
11 6 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.99%) Network Security
11 6 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.83%) NAS
12 5 (0.83%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.83%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.32%) DB2
4 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.32%) Big Data
5 6 (0.99%) MySQL
5 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.50%) DataStage
9 2 (0.33%) OLAP
9 2 (0.33%) QlikView
10 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (1.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) Xcode
2 2 (0.33%) Selenium
2 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.17%) Maven
3 1 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 112 (18.54%) Finance
2 49 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 47 (7.78%) Banking
4 40 (6.62%) Retail
5 21 (3.48%) Marketing
6 12 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.49%) Billing
8 8 (1.32%) Legal
9 7 (1.16%) Advertising
10 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.99%) Front Office
11 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.66%) Law
12 4 (0.66%) Local Government
13 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.50%) Automotive
13 3 (0.50%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.33%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.13%) .NET
2 17 (2.81%) Middleware
3 14 (2.32%) Web Services
4 12 (1.99%) HTML
5 10 (1.66%) XML
6 6 (0.99%) CSS
6 6 (0.99%) jQuery
7 5 (0.83%) JSON
7 5 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.66%) J2EE
8 4 (0.66%) Spring
9 3 (0.50%) HTML5
9 3 (0.50%) RESTful
10 2 (0.33%) JSP
10 2 (0.33%) LAMP
10 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.33%) Java EE
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.33%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.81%) PMI
3 16 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.99%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.32%) NHS
7 8 (1.32%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.83%) Open Source
9 5 (0.83%) FMCG
9 5 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.83%) Clustering
10 4 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.66%) Derivative
10 4 (0.66%) iSeries
10 4 (0.66%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.50%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.77%) Windows
2 41 (6.79%) UNIX
3 35 (5.79%) Linux
4 17 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.32%) Solaris
6 11 (1.82%) Android
7 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) AIX
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) SUSE
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.50%) zOS
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (38.41%) Project Management
2 136 (22.52%) PRINCE2
3 127 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (13.74%) ITIL
6 64 (10.60%) Migration
7 48 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 45 (7.45%) Scrum
9 31 (5.13%) PRINCE
10 25 (4.14%) Release Management
11 24 (3.97%) Change Management
12 22 (3.64%) E-Commerce
12 22 (3.64%) Software Delivery
13 20 (3.31%) Service Management
13 20 (3.31%) Programme Management
14 18 (2.98%) Waterfall
15 16 (2.65%) Resource Management
15 16 (2.65%) Project Planning
15 16 (2.65%) ITIL V3
16 15 (2.48%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.63%) SQL
2 30 (4.97%) Java
3 11 (1.82%) JavaScript
3 11 (1.82%) C
4 10 (1.66%) C#
5 5 (0.83%) COBOL
6 3 (0.50%) Python
7 2 (0.33%) ABAP
7 2 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) C-shell
8 1 (0.17%) Scala
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
8 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (7.45%) PMI Certification
2 39 (6.46%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.81%) PMP
5 22 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.31%) CCNA
7 15 (2.48%) Degree
8 14 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.50%) APMP
10 3 (0.50%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) CITP
11 1 (0.17%) MCP
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB
11 1 (0.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.98%) QA
2 15 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.99%) vSphere
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.50%) Firmware
5 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.33%) XenServer
5 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.32%) SCCM
1 8 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.83%) SCOM
3 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.50%) Puppet
4 3 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.33%) OVSD
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
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 73 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.61%) Cisco
3 46 (7.62%) Oracle
4 29 (4.80%) SAP
5 27 (4.47%) VMware
6 22 (3.64%) Citrix
7 15 (2.48%) F5
8 13 (2.15%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.99%) HP
10 8 (1.32%) Adobe
10 8 (1.32%) Informatica
11 7 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (1.16%) NetApp
11 7 (1.16%) IBM
12 6 (0.99%) BMC
12 6 (0.99%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.83%) Pega
13 5 (0.83%) NetScout
13 5 (0.83%) Juniper
13 5 (0.83%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: US$640 - US$880 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £150 to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £60 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago