The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Manager
Rank 321 351 325
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 348 354 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 215 220
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £596 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £57.79 £24.23 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.48% -5.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +39.80%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Technical Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Manager in the job title.

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 327 £450 - 78
London +35 182 £500 +6.38% 28
South East -11 39 £450 +2.85% 14
City of London +45 34 £445 -13.17% 8
North West +21 28 £400 -20.00% 3
East of England +27 22 £413 - 12
Yorkshire +1 18 £400 -5.88% 9
South West +9 16 £450 -2.70% 6
Manchester +5 14 £420 +13.51% 2
Berkshire +2 14 £450 +5.88% 3
Leeds +5 11 £400 +14.28% 3
West Yorkshire 0 11 £400 -8.57% 5
Scotland -12 10 £438 -2.77% 2
Wiltshire +9 9 £438 +6.06% 1
Hertfordshire +9 8 £325 -23.52% 4
West Midlands -43 8 £450 +15.38% 5
East Midlands -7 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Edinburgh -9 7 £450 -0.55% 1
North East -21 7 £350 -26.31%
Cambridgeshire +29 6 £425 +3.03% 7
Milton Keynes +13 6 £475 +26.66%
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £475 +26.66%
Cheshire +7 6 £328 -36.71%
West Sussex -1 6 £375 -37.50%
Tyne and Wear -19 6 £350 -27.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 6 £350 -27.64%
North Yorkshire +3 5 £338 - 4
Hampshire 0 5 £450 - 1
Coventry -12 5 £450 -
Reading +14 4 £465 +9.41% 1

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Technical Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Manager in the job title.

1 252 (38.12%) Project Management
2 216 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (24.66%) Finance
4 122 (18.46%) PRINCE2
5 95 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (11.95%) Banking
6 79 (11.95%) Microsoft
7 71 (10.74%) Windows
8 68 (10.29%) ITIL
9 60 (9.08%) Migration
10 59 (8.93%) Security Cleared
11 58 (8.77%) Data Centre
11 58 (8.77%) Scrum
12 56 (8.47%) Waterfall
13 44 (6.66%) Retail
13 44 (6.66%) SC Cleared
14 40 (6.05%) Oracle
14 40 (6.05%) Cisco
15 37 (5.60%) Programme Management
16 36 (5.45%) MS Project
17 33 (4.99%) Java
17 33 (4.99%) SQL
18 32 (4.84%) Service Management
19 30 (4.54%) MS Excel
19 30 (4.54%) Change Control
20 29 (4.39%) SAP
20 29 (4.39%) Service Delivery
20 29 (4.39%) JIRA
21 28 (4.24%) WAN
22 27 (4.08%) Change Management

Technical Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.33%) Confluence
2 18 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.12%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.66%) Apache
6 8 (1.21%) SAS
7 7 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.06%) IIS
7 7 (1.06%) JBoss
7 7 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.91%) CMS
9 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.61%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.45%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.45%) SAP EP
Applications
1 36 (5.45%) MS Project
2 30 (4.54%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.51%) MS Office
3 10 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.45%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.87%) Office 365
3 17 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.82%) SaaS
5 9 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.06%) Route 53
7 6 (0.91%) PaaS
8 4 (0.61%) IaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.45%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.15%) AdWords
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.24%) WAN
2 25 (3.78%) LAN
3 15 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (1.97%) Firewall
5 9 (1.36%) SAN
6 8 (1.21%) Internet
6 8 (1.21%) SSL
6 8 (1.21%) Wireless
7 7 (1.06%) FTP
7 7 (1.06%) MPLS
7 7 (1.06%) Skype
8 6 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.91%) HTTP
8 6 (0.91%) VPN
9 5 (0.76%) Intranet
9 5 (0.76%) Network Security
10 4 (0.61%) Broadband
10 4 (0.61%) DNS
10 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.06%) Big Data
4 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.61%) DB2
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.45%) Essbase
6 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) QlikView
7 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.30%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (4.39%) JIRA
2 15 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.30%) Hudson
5 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Gradle
6 1 (0.15%) LSMW
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
6 1 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 163 (24.66%) Finance
2 79 (11.95%) Banking
3 44 (6.66%) Retail
4 27 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.78%) Law
6 21 (3.18%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.82%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.66%) Legal
10 10 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.51%) Marketing
11 9 (1.36%) Automotive
12 8 (1.21%) Publishing
13 5 (0.76%) Billing
13 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.61%) Advertising
14 4 (0.61%) Electronics
14 4 (0.61%) Front Office
15 2 (0.30%) German Language
16 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.93%) .NET
2 22 (3.33%) HTML
3 16 (2.42%) Middleware
4 13 (1.97%) Web Services
5 12 (1.82%) CSS
6 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.91%) SAP Basis
8 5 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.76%) J2EE
8 5 (0.76%) Spring
8 5 (0.76%) Struts
8 5 (0.76%) XML
9 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.61%) HTML5
9 4 (0.61%) jQuery
9 4 (0.61%) JSP
10 3 (0.45%) SAP PI
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.30%) REST
11 2 (0.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.12%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.12%) Virtual Team
4 12 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.36%) User Experience
7 8 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.21%) PKI
7 8 (1.21%) PMI
8 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.91%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.91%) IVR
9 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.91%) Social Network
10 5 (0.76%) Derivative
11 4 (0.61%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.61%) Equities
11 4 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.74%) Windows
2 21 (3.18%) Unix
3 18 (2.72%) Linux
4 17 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.06%) Android
9 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) CentOS
10 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (38.12%) Project Management
2 216 (32.68%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (18.46%) PRINCE2
4 95 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (10.29%) ITIL
6 60 (9.08%) Migration
7 58 (8.77%) Scrum
8 56 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 37 (5.60%) Programme Management
10 32 (4.84%) Service Management
11 30 (4.54%) Change Control
12 29 (4.39%) Service Delivery
13 27 (4.08%) Change Management
14 26 (3.93%) Release Management
15 25 (3.78%) Project Planning
15 25 (3.78%) SDLC
16 24 (3.63%) Business Analysis
16 24 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (3.63%) CRM
17 22 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.99%) Java
1 33 (4.99%) SQL
2 20 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 13 (1.97%) C#
4 6 (0.91%) C
5 5 (0.76%) C++
6 4 (0.61%) PHP
6 4 (0.61%) Python
7 3 (0.45%) Perl
7 3 (0.45%) Ruby
7 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.30%) ABAP
8 2 (0.30%) RPG
8 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.30%) VBA
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.15%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 19 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (2.57%) PMI Certification
6 15 (2.27%) Degree
7 13 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.66%) PMP
9 9 (1.36%) CCNA
10 8 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.61%) MAPM
12 3 (0.45%) APMP
13 2 (0.30%) CCNP
13 2 (0.30%) CIPD
13 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.30%) MCDST
13 2 (0.30%) MCP
13 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.48%) QA
2 8 (1.21%) SLA
3 7 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.21%) Docker
4 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.45%) vSphere
6 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) Puppet
2 8 (1.21%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.91%) SCCM
4 5 (0.76%) SCOM
4 5 (0.76%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.45%) Ansible
7 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.15%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.15%) MOM
8 1 (0.15%) OpenView
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 79 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.05%) Cisco
2 40 (6.05%) Oracle
3 29 (4.39%) SAP
4 24 (3.63%) Citrix
5 23 (3.48%) VMware
6 16 (2.42%) IBM
7 11 (1.66%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.91%) Apple
10 6 (0.91%) Avaya
10 6 (0.91%) EMC
11 5 (0.76%) Google
11 5 (0.76%) HP
11 5 (0.76%) Informatica
11 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.61%) F5
12 4 (0.61%) Lotus
12 4 (0.61%) MobileIron
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Modis International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood
Recital Consulting Ltd
Rate: 200-235 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago