The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 314 280 306
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 311 323 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 193 199
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £389 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 9
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -45.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -30 294 £425 - 100
London -10 145 £425 -7.35% 40
South East -7 66 £389 -8.52% 22
Berkshire +10 33 £395 -7.05% 9
City of London +3 29 £435 -8.42% 15
East of England -14 22 £438 +6.70% 8
North West 0 19 £400 +25.00% 5
South West -26 17 £425 +23.18% 12
Slough +13 16 £400 -7.78% 1
Reading +16 10 £425 -5.55% 6
Manchester +2 9 £725 +123.07% 3
Oxfordshire -1 8 £350 -15.15% 4
Hampshire -20 8 £425 -20.93% 4
Scotland -26 8 £312 -7.55% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £513 +57.69%
Bedfordshire - 7 £650 -
Yorkshire +7 6 £355 +15.44% 6
Hertfordshire +3 6 £400 -11.20% 5
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £430 +43.33% 2
West Midlands -17 6 £400 +3.22% 3
East Sussex 0 5 £375 +15.38%
Milton Keynes -3 4 £525 +61.53%
Surrey -6 4 £325 -21.21% 2
Cambridge -10 4 £435 +45.00% 2
East Midlands -11 4 £375 -18.91% 4
Edinburgh -15 4 £390 - 3
Bristol -24 4 £425 +29.77% 2
Gloucester - 4 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 - 3
Bracknell +11 3 £390 -

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 239 (37.94%) Project Management
2 171 (27.14%) PRINCE2
3 143 (22.70%) Finance
4 102 (16.19%) Oracle
5 101 (16.03%) ITIL
6 94 (14.92%) Windows
7 79 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 75 (11.90%) Migration
9 65 (10.32%) SQL
9 65 (10.32%) Microsoft
10 60 (9.52%) Scrum
11 55 (8.73%) .NET
12 51 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (7.46%) UNIX
13 47 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 46 (7.30%) Banking
15 45 (7.14%) Java
15 45 (7.14%) Service Management
16 44 (6.98%) Change Management
17 43 (6.83%) Cisco
18 40 (6.35%) VMware
19 39 (6.19%) Telecoms
20 38 (6.03%) IBM
20 38 (6.03%) Citrix
21 36 (5.71%) Linux
21 36 (5.71%) Service Delivery
22 34 (5.40%) Degree
23 33 (5.24%) Security Cleared
23 33 (5.24%) Supplier Management
24 32 (5.08%) SharePoint

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.22%) CMS
4 13 (2.06%) IIS
5 11 (1.75%) Lync
6 10 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.59%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.43%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.95%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.63%) CICS
11 3 (0.48%) Apache
11 3 (0.48%) Documentum
11 3 (0.48%) SAS
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (4.44%) MS Project
2 25 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 24 (3.81%) MS Office
4 11 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Agresso
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.43%) SaaS
2 8 (1.27%) Office 365
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Force.com
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.29%) Firewall
2 19 (3.02%) Internet
2 19 (3.02%) WAN
3 16 (2.54%) LAN
4 11 (1.75%) SAN
5 10 (1.59%) MPLS
6 8 (1.27%) VoIP
6 8 (1.27%) VPN
7 6 (0.95%) HTTP
8 5 (0.79%) BGP
9 4 (0.63%) OSPF
9 4 (0.63%) PPP
9 4 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.48%) 4G
10 3 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.48%) Wireless
10 3 (0.48%) InfiniBand
10 3 (0.48%) RIP
10 3 (0.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.49%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.75%) DB2
3 9 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.27%) DataStage
5 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.79%) MySQL
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.63%) Ingres
8 3 (0.48%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.16%) QlikView
10 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (0.79%) JIRA
3 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.32%) JMeter
4 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.16%) XDoclet
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 143 (22.70%) Finance
2 46 (7.30%) Banking
3 39 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.81%) Retail
5 23 (3.65%) Marketing
6 20 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 19 (3.02%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.86%) Advertising
9 10 (1.59%) Back Office
10 9 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.27%) Billing
11 8 (1.27%) Games
12 7 (1.11%) Electronics
13 6 (0.95%) German Language
14 5 (0.79%) Publishing
15 4 (0.63%) Front Office
15 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.48%) Legal
17 2 (0.32%) Law
18 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.73%) .NET
2 20 (3.17%) HTML
3 16 (2.54%) Middleware
4 13 (2.06%) Web Services
4 13 (2.06%) XML
5 12 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (1.11%) Apache Flex
7 7 (1.11%) CSS
8 6 (0.95%) SOAP
9 5 (0.79%) Flash
10 4 (0.63%) EDI
11 3 (0.48%) LAMP
11 3 (0.48%) JSON
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.32%) WebCenter
12 2 (0.32%) HTML5
12 2 (0.32%) REST
12 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (2.38%) iSeries
3 14 (2.22%) NHS
4 12 (1.90%) PMI
5 10 (1.59%) AS400
6 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.27%) DTV
6 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.11%) Clustering
8 6 (0.95%) FMCG
9 5 (0.79%) Open Source
9 5 (0.79%) iPad
9 5 (0.79%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.63%) EPoS
10 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.63%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.48%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 94 (14.92%) Windows
2 47 (7.46%) UNIX
3 36 (5.71%) Linux
4 19 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.27%) Android
6 8 (1.27%) AIX
7 7 (1.11%) Solaris
8 6 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.95%) SUSE
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.48%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (37.94%) Project Management
2 171 (27.14%) PRINCE2
3 101 (16.03%) ITIL
4 79 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (11.90%) Migration
6 60 (9.52%) Scrum
7 51 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (7.14%) Service Management
9 44 (6.98%) Change Management
10 36 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 33 (5.24%) Supplier Management
12 29 (4.60%) Workflow
12 29 (4.60%) CRM
12 29 (4.60%) Project Planning
13 27 (4.29%) Risk Management
14 24 (3.81%) Waterfall
15 23 (3.65%) PRINCE
16 21 (3.33%) E-Commerce
17 20 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (2.86%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (10.32%) SQL
2 45 (7.14%) Java
3 20 (3.17%) PHP
4 11 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (1.75%) C#
5 7 (1.11%) Python
5 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.95%) C
7 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.63%) RPG
8 4 (0.63%) COBOL
8 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.48%) Lingo
10 2 (0.32%) VB6
10 2 (0.32%) ABAP
10 2 (0.32%) RPG IV
10 2 (0.32%) VB
11 1 (0.16%) Perl
11 1 (0.16%) R
11 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 34 (5.40%) Degree
3 33 (5.24%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.13%) PMI Certification
5 23 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (3.17%) PMP
8 18 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.27%) CCNA
11 5 (0.79%) CCIE
11 5 (0.79%) CCNP
12 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.48%) APMP
13 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.48%) ISEB
13 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.32%) MCSE
14 2 (0.32%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.75%) SLA
1 11 (1.75%) QA
2 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.48%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 25 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.63%) ProxySG
3 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.48%) vSphere
4 3 (0.48%) GPFS
5 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.16%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (0.95%) SCCM
2 5 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (0.63%) SCOM
4 3 (0.48%) Control-M
4 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Identity Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.16%) OpenView
6 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 102 (16.19%) Oracle
2 65 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 43 (6.83%) Cisco
4 40 (6.35%) VMware
5 38 (6.03%) IBM
5 38 (6.03%) Citrix
6 27 (4.29%) SAP
7 20 (3.17%) Metastorm
8 17 (2.70%) HP
9 15 (2.38%) Remedy
10 12 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.90%) NetApp
10 12 (1.90%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.43%) Lotus
12 9 (1.43%) Sun
13 8 (1.27%) Juniper
13 8 (1.27%) Informatica
13 8 (1.27%) McAfee
14 7 (1.11%) EMC
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yoh
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago