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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 349 316 289
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 278 297 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 189 192
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £395 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +0.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +27.50%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -52 260 £425 - 73
London -1 133 £450 - 36
South East -44 50 £420 +12.00% 16
City of London +21 37 £455 -4.21% 13
North West +16 27 £395 +5.33% 3
East of England -8 17 £433 +8.12% 6
Berkshire +2 16 £425 +6.25% 5
Scotland -9 15 £311 -17.00% 2
Lancashire - 15 £405 - 2
Blackpool - 15 £405 - 1
Yorkshire -2 10 £425 +17.24% 6
South West -30 10 £369 -7.81% 2
West Yorkshire +5 9 £425 +60.37% 5
Edinburgh -6 9 £355 -11.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £413 +13.01% 3
Leeds - 8 £433 - 4
West Midlands -16 7 £500 +17.64% 3
Reading +15 6 £425 +25.92% 2
East Midlands 0 6 £400 +7.31% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £363 - 3
Essex -8 6 £495 +13.14%
Manchester -10 5 £360 -4.00%
Oxfordshire -20 5 £450 -18.18% 2
Hampshire -22 5 £388 -10.14% 3
Kent -3 4 £495 -14.65%
Croydon -8 4 £448 -18.63%
Surrey -22 4 £438 +45.83% 3
Leicestershire +11 3 £419 -
Cambridge +6 3 £360 - 2
Milton Keynes -12 3 £388 +6.16% 2

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 225 (38.33%) Project Management
2 140 (23.85%) PRINCE2
3 111 (18.91%) Finance
4 104 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (12.44%) Windows
7 72 (12.27%) ITIL
8 59 (10.05%) Migration
9 52 (8.86%) Microsoft
10 49 (8.35%) Scrum
11 47 (8.01%) SQL
12 46 (7.84%) Cisco
13 44 (7.50%) Service Delivery
14 41 (6.98%) Oracle
14 41 (6.98%) Banking
15 35 (5.96%) Change Management
16 34 (5.79%) Telecoms
16 34 (5.79%) PMI Certification
17 32 (5.45%) Security Cleared
17 32 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (4.94%) Degree
18 29 (4.94%) Supplier Management
19 28 (4.77%) Service Management
20 27 (4.60%) .NET
20 27 (4.60%) SAP
20 27 (4.60%) UNIX
20 27 (4.60%) SharePoint
20 27 (4.60%) Retail
20 27 (4.60%) Project Planning
21 26 (4.43%) Programme Management

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.04%) CMS
3 8 (1.36%) IIS
4 6 (1.02%) Lync
5 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.85%) NetWeaver
5 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.68%) CICS
7 3 (0.51%) Documentum
7 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.51%) SAS
7 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Drupal
8 2 (0.34%) Apache
8 2 (0.34%) MTS
8 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (4.43%) MS Office
2 22 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 21 (3.58%) MS Project
4 17 (2.90%) MS Excel
5 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.51%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.34%) Eikon
3 2 (0.34%) Global One
3 2 (0.34%) Maximo
3 2 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.17%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.19%) SaaS
2 4 (0.68%) IaaS
2 4 (0.68%) Office 365
2 4 (0.68%) PaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.43%) WAN
1 26 (4.43%) Firewall
2 19 (3.24%) LAN
3 14 (2.39%) MPLS
4 11 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.87%) Internet
5 8 (1.36%) VoIP
6 6 (1.02%) SAN
7 5 (0.85%) DNS
7 5 (0.85%) Multicast
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (0.68%) Network Security
8 4 (0.68%) BGP
8 4 (0.68%) OSPF
8 4 (0.68%) Wireless
8 4 (0.68%) HTTP
9 3 (0.51%) GPRS
9 3 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.51%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.51%) MySQL
3 3 (0.51%) PowerCenter
3 3 (0.51%) DataStage
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.34%) Essbase
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.34%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Toad
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.34%) JMeter
3 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.17%) Xcode
4 1 (0.17%) Selenium
4 1 (0.17%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 111 (18.91%) Finance
2 41 (6.98%) Banking
3 34 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.60%) Retail
5 25 (4.26%) Marketing
6 16 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.70%) Legal
8 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.19%) Back Office
10 6 (1.02%) Front Office
10 6 (1.02%) Advertising
11 5 (0.85%) Electronics
11 5 (0.85%) Games
11 5 (0.85%) Law
11 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.85%) Billing
12 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.68%) Publishing
13 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.60%) .NET
2 21 (3.58%) HTML
3 12 (2.04%) Web Services
4 9 (1.53%) XML
5 7 (1.19%) Middleware
6 6 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.51%) CSS
7 3 (0.51%) JSP
7 3 (0.51%) J2EE
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.34%) HTML5
8 2 (0.34%) Spring
8 2 (0.34%) XMPP
8 2 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.34%) jQuery
8 2 (0.34%) JPA
8 2 (0.34%) LAMP
8 2 (0.34%) DHTML
8 2 (0.34%) Servlets
8 2 (0.34%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.04%) PMI
3 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.87%) NHS
4 9 (1.53%) DTV
5 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.02%) Video on Demand
7 5 (0.85%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (0.85%) Open Source
7 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.68%) FMCG
8 4 (0.68%) User Experience
8 4 (0.68%) iSeries
9 3 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.51%) GIS
9 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.51%) IPTV
9 3 (0.51%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.44%) Windows
2 27 (4.60%) UNIX
3 24 (4.09%) Linux
4 19 (3.24%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.36%) Solaris
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.02%) Android
8 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.51%) AIX
11 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.17%) VMS
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (38.33%) Project Management
2 140 (23.85%) PRINCE2
3 104 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (12.27%) ITIL
6 59 (10.05%) Migration
7 49 (8.35%) Scrum
8 44 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.96%) Change Management
10 29 (4.94%) Supplier Management
11 28 (4.77%) Service Management
12 27 (4.60%) Project Planning
13 26 (4.43%) Programme Management
14 25 (4.26%) Risk Management
14 25 (4.26%) Waterfall
15 22 (3.75%) PRINCE
16 20 (3.41%) Time Management
17 19 (3.24%) CRM
18 18 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.01%) SQL
2 24 (4.09%) Java
3 10 (1.70%) C#
4 9 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.19%) C
6 5 (0.85%) Python
6 5 (0.85%) PHP
7 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.68%) COBOL
8 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.34%) ABAP
10 1 (0.17%) Perl
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.17%) VB6
10 1 (0.17%) Scala
10 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (5.79%) PMI Certification
2 32 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.94%) Degree
4 26 (4.43%) PMP
5 24 (4.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 16 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.36%) CCNA
10 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.85%) CCNP
11 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.85%) APMP
12 2 (0.34%) CRISC
12 2 (0.34%) CISA
12 2 (0.34%) CISM
12 2 (0.34%) ISEB
12 2 (0.34%) CISSP
13 1 (0.17%) PhD
13 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.73%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) SLA
3 7 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.68%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.51%) Firmware
4 3 (0.51%) GPFS
4 3 (0.51%) XenApp
4 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.19%) SCCM
2 6 (1.02%) SCOM
3 3 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) OVSD
4 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) MIIS
5 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (8.86%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.84%) Cisco
3 41 (6.98%) Oracle
4 27 (4.60%) SAP
5 26 (4.43%) IBM
5 26 (4.43%) VMware
6 14 (2.39%) CheckPoint
7 11 (1.87%) Citrix
8 9 (1.53%) Informatica
8 9 (1.53%) Unica
9 7 (1.19%) NetApp
9 7 (1.19%) Juniper
10 6 (1.02%) F5
10 6 (1.02%) Progress
11 5 (0.85%) HP
11 5 (0.85%) Metastorm
11 5 (0.85%) Blue Coat
11 5 (0.85%) Teradata
12 4 (0.68%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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