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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Manager
Rank 327 304 270
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 292 304 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 169 176
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £53.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £25.49
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +47.13%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

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 -23 278 £413 -2.94% 87
London +8 128 £425 -5.55% 34
South East -2 91 £400 +10.34% 16
Berkshire +5 36 £400 - 4
City of London +10 29 £383 -13.80% 11
Hampshire -9 24 £425 -17.67% 6
North West -24 17 £440 +6.66% 7
Surrey -3 13 £330 +37.50% 3
East of England -9 13 £395 -4.47% 7
Manchester -15 10 £413 +0.60% 6
Scotland +1 9 £400 -20.00%
South West -13 9 £440 +3.52% 5
Hertfordshire +2 7 £450 +2.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £418 -
Yorkshire -10 7 £500 +33.33% 7
Milton Keynes -1 6 £418 -
Edinburgh -1 6 £400 -21.95%
Watford +11 5 £450 -
West Midlands -2 5 £394 -13.46% 8
Hook -5 5 £425 -11.91% 1
Dorset - 5 £463 - 1
East Midlands -9 4 £335 -13.54% 1
West Yorkshire -17 4 £500 +58.73% 4
Kent - 4 £405 -
Basingstoke - 4 £413 - 1
Bedfordshire -7 3 £338 -1.45% 2
East Sussex - 3 £388 - 2
Southampton - 3 £550 - 2
Peterborough +1 2 - - 1
Reading 0 2 £406 -9.72% 1

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 220 (38.60%) Project Management
2 127 (22.28%) PRINCE2
3 116 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (17.89%) Finance
5 97 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (10.35%) Migration
6 59 (10.35%) ITIL
7 54 (9.47%) Windows
8 52 (9.12%) Scrum
9 48 (8.42%) Banking
10 47 (8.25%) Microsoft
11 45 (7.89%) PMI Certification
12 42 (7.37%) Telecoms
13 39 (6.84%) Cisco
13 39 (6.84%) SQL
13 39 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
14 37 (6.49%) Service Delivery
15 36 (6.32%) Retail
16 34 (5.96%) Oracle
17 30 (5.26%) Firewall
18 29 (5.09%) Security Cleared
19 27 (4.74%) Waterfall
20 26 (4.56%) Release Management
20 26 (4.56%) VMware
20 26 (4.56%) .NET
20 26 (4.56%) UNIX
21 25 (4.39%) SAP
21 25 (4.39%) Java
21 25 (4.39%) WAN
22 24 (4.21%) LAN

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 20 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.40%) IIS
3 8 (1.40%) Lync
4 6 (1.05%) CMS
5 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.70%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.53%) Mule
6 3 (0.53%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 2 (0.35%) MTS
7 2 (0.35%) Drupal
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (3.68%) MS Project
2 18 (3.16%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.93%) MS Office
4 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.53%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.35%) Global One
3 2 (0.35%) Maximo
3 2 (0.35%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.18%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.18%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.58%) SaaS
2 8 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.23%) Office 365
4 5 (0.88%) IaaS
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.88%) PaaS
5 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.26%) Firewall
2 25 (4.39%) WAN
3 24 (4.21%) LAN
4 18 (3.16%) DNS
5 15 (2.63%) SAN
6 13 (2.28%) MPLS
7 11 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.93%) VPN
8 8 (1.40%) VoIP
9 7 (1.23%) Multicast
10 6 (1.05%) HTTP
10 6 (1.05%) OSPF
10 6 (1.05%) BGP
11 5 (0.88%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.88%) Network Security
11 5 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (0.70%) NAS
12 4 (0.70%) GPRS
12 4 (0.70%) SMTP
13 3 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.70%) Big Data
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.35%) QlikView
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.35%) MySQL
8 2 (0.35%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 9 (1.58%) JIRA
2 3 (0.53%) Toad
3 2 (0.35%) Xcode
3 2 (0.35%) Selenium
3 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 102 (17.89%) Finance
2 48 (8.42%) Banking
3 42 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.32%) Retail
5 14 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.11%) Marketing
7 10 (1.75%) Legal
8 9 (1.58%) Billing
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.23%) Front Office
10 5 (0.88%) Law
10 5 (0.88%) Advertising
11 4 (0.70%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Automotive
12 3 (0.53%) Publishing
12 3 (0.53%) Local Government
12 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.56%) .NET
2 19 (3.33%) Web Services
3 13 (2.28%) HTML
4 11 (1.93%) Middleware
5 7 (1.23%) XML
6 6 (1.05%) CSS
6 6 (1.05%) jQuery
7 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.53%) RESTful
8 3 (0.53%) HTML5
8 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.53%) JSON
8 3 (0.53%) Spring
8 3 (0.53%) J2EE
9 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.18%) Struts2
10 1 (0.18%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.18%) Kendo UI
10 1 (0.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.04%) PMI
3 11 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.58%) Video on Demand
5 9 (1.58%) NHS
6 6 (1.05%) Clustering
7 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.70%) DTV
8 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.70%) GIS
9 3 (0.53%) Open Source
9 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.53%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.53%) Replication
9 3 (0.53%) IPTV
9 3 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.47%) Windows
2 26 (4.56%) UNIX
3 22 (3.86%) Linux
4 13 (2.28%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.75%) Android
6 9 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.40%) Solaris
8 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.70%) SUSE
10 4 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.35%) AIX
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (38.60%) Project Management
2 127 (22.28%) PRINCE2
3 116 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (10.35%) Migration
5 59 (10.35%) ITIL
6 52 (9.12%) Scrum
7 37 (6.49%) Service Delivery
8 27 (4.74%) Waterfall
9 26 (4.56%) Release Management
10 24 (4.21%) PRINCE
11 23 (4.04%) Supplier Management
12 21 (3.68%) Change Management
13 20 (3.51%) Project Planning
13 20 (3.51%) Programme Management
14 19 (3.33%) Service Management
14 19 (3.33%) Risk Management
15 18 (3.16%) E-Commerce
16 17 (2.98%) Data Modelling
17 15 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.84%) SQL
2 25 (4.39%) Java
3 11 (1.93%) C
4 10 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.40%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) VBA
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (7.89%) PMI Certification
2 29 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.21%) PMP
4 19 (3.33%) Degree
5 14 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.23%) CCNA
10 6 (1.05%) VCP4
11 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.53%) APMP
13 1 (0.18%) CRISC
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.18%) ISEB
13 1 (0.18%) CISSP
13 1 (0.18%) MCP
13 1 (0.18%) CCIE
13 1 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.98%) QA
2 10 (1.75%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.05%) vSphere
4 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.53%) Firmware
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) XenServer
6 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 10 (1.75%) SCCM
2 7 (1.23%) SCOM
2 7 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.35%) Puppet
4 2 (0.35%) OVSD
4 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.18%) Netcool
5 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) MIIS
Vendors
1 47 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.84%) Cisco
3 34 (5.96%) Oracle
4 26 (4.56%) VMware
5 25 (4.39%) SAP
6 16 (2.81%) Citrix
7 12 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.40%) F5
8 8 (1.40%) Informatica
8 8 (1.40%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (1.05%) IBM
9 6 (1.05%) Adobe
9 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.05%) Juniper
10 5 (0.88%) NetApp
10 5 (0.88%) HP
10 5 (0.88%) Pega
11 4 (0.70%) Akamai
11 4 (0.70%) Tumbleweed
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