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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 298 257 265
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 341 338 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 188 242
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £296 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.39 £22.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £40.41 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.90%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 326 £425 - 78
London -20 163 £425 -5.55% 37
South East -16 67 £425 +1.19% 19
City of London -15 45 £425 -7.10% 10
Berkshire -8 32 £450 - 3
East of England -22 26 £439 +3.23% 6
South West -16 20 £400 -1.59% 1
Yorkshire -7 18 £388 +19.23% 4
North West -25 15 £413 +22.22% 3
Slough +17 14 £438 -10.48% 1
West Yorkshire -11 13 £365 +12.30% 4
Scotland -5 11 £500 +26.98% 5
Essex -24 11 £506 - 2
Hertfordshire -7 10 £344 -19.11% 1
Hampshire +5 9 £483 +3.48% 2
Manchester -12 8 £370 +18.40% 2
Leeds -15 8 £425 +30.76% 3
Exeter +9 7 £400 -3.61%
Devon -5 7 £400 +6.66%
Surrey -10 7 £240 -42.16% 3
Wiltshire -12 7 £456 -3.94%
Watford -8 6 - - 1
East Midlands -10 6 £464 +19.67% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £425 +1.49% 6
Birmingham -7 5 £325 - 6
West Midlands -18 5 £325 - 6
North East -24 5 £285 - 1
Glasgow +9 4 £328 -2.96% 1
Derby -7 4 £464 +54.58%
Oxfordshire -8 4 £400 +23.07% 2

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 250 (41.05%) Project Management
2 178 (29.23%) PRINCE2
3 134 (22.00%) Finance
4 93 (15.27%) Windows
5 92 (15.11%) ITIL
6 83 (13.63%) Oracle
6 83 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (12.32%) Migration
8 61 (10.02%) Microsoft
9 56 (9.20%) Telecoms
10 54 (8.87%) Scrum
11 52 (8.54%) Java
12 51 (8.37%) VMware
13 49 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (8.05%) SQL
14 45 (7.39%) .NET
14 45 (7.39%) UNIX
14 45 (7.39%) Change Management
15 44 (7.22%) Service Management
16 39 (6.40%) Citrix
16 39 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 38 (6.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 37 (6.08%) Banking
19 36 (5.91%) Retail
20 35 (5.75%) Cisco
20 35 (5.75%) SAP
21 33 (5.42%) Linux
21 33 (5.42%) Active Directory
22 31 (5.09%) MS Project
22 31 (5.09%) Security Cleared

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.79%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.30%) IIS
4 13 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.48%) Lync
7 8 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.15%) Apache
9 6 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.99%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.82%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.66%) CMS
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.49%) WordPress
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 31 (5.09%) MS Project
2 29 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.46%) MS Office
4 12 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Cerner Millennium
2 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.49%) SAP WM
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.33%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.81%) Office 365
2 5 (0.82%) SaaS
3 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 2 (0.33%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.43%) Firewall
2 26 (4.27%) SAN
3 22 (3.61%) Internet
4 14 (2.30%) LAN
4 14 (2.30%) WAN
5 8 (1.31%) VoIP
5 8 (1.31%) HTTP
5 8 (1.31%) MPLS
6 7 (1.15%) VPN
7 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.66%) BGP
8 3 (0.49%) RTP
8 3 (0.49%) OSPF
8 3 (0.49%) RIP
8 3 (0.49%) NGN
8 3 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.49%) NFC
8 3 (0.49%) NAS
8 3 (0.49%) HSRP
8 3 (0.49%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.48%) DB2
4 8 (1.31%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.31%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.82%) DataStage
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.66%) QlikView
6 4 (0.66%) MySQL
6 4 (0.66%) Ingres
7 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.33%) Big Data
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.33%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.16%) MS Access
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.16%) XDoclet
3 1 (0.16%) Maven
3 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 134 (22.00%) Finance
2 56 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 37 (6.08%) Banking
4 36 (5.91%) Retail
5 16 (2.63%) Marketing
6 14 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.81%) Advertising
8 11 (1.81%) Back Office
8 11 (1.81%) Billing
9 9 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.31%) Games
11 5 (0.82%) Legal
12 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.49%) Publishing
13 3 (0.49%) Front Office
13 3 (0.49%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.49%) French Language
13 3 (0.49%) German Language
13 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.39%) .NET
2 23 (3.78%) HTML
3 18 (2.96%) XML
4 11 (1.81%) Web Services
5 10 (1.64%) Middleware
6 8 (1.31%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.15%) Flash
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.99%) Apache Flex
8 6 (0.99%) EDI
8 6 (0.99%) SOAP
8 6 (0.99%) CSS
9 4 (0.66%) Spring
9 4 (0.66%) J2EE
10 3 (0.49%) XHTML
10 3 (0.49%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.49%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.49%) JSON
10 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 2 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (2.46%) PMI
2 13 (2.13%) NHS
3 11 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 6 (0.99%) FMCG
6 6 (0.99%) EPoS
7 5 (0.82%) AS400
7 5 (0.82%) CLARiiON
7 5 (0.82%) Symmetrix DMX
7 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.49%) iDTV
9 3 (0.49%) Equities
9 3 (0.49%) Online Games
9 3 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.49%) iPad
9 3 (0.49%) iSeries
9 3 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 93 (15.27%) Windows
2 45 (7.39%) UNIX
3 33 (5.42%) Linux
4 19 (3.12%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.31%) AIX
7 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.99%) HPUX
8 6 (0.99%) Solaris
8 6 (0.99%) SUSE
9 5 (0.82%) Android
10 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.49%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Fedora
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (41.05%) Project Management
2 178 (29.23%) PRINCE2
3 92 (15.11%) ITIL
4 83 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (12.32%) Migration
6 54 (8.87%) Scrum
7 49 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (7.39%) Change Management
9 44 (7.22%) Service Management
10 29 (4.76%) CRM
11 26 (4.27%) E-Commerce
11 26 (4.27%) Waterfall
12 25 (4.11%) Project Planning
13 24 (3.94%) Workflow
14 23 (3.78%) Risk Management
14 23 (3.78%) Supplier Management
15 22 (3.61%) Asset Management
16 20 (3.28%) Service Delivery
17 19 (3.12%) Configuration Management
17 19 (3.12%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.54%) Java
2 49 (8.05%) SQL
3 22 (3.61%) PHP
4 11 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.31%) C#
6 5 (0.82%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.66%) RPG
7 4 (0.66%) C
8 3 (0.49%) Perl
8 3 (0.49%) Python
8 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.33%) RPG IV
9 2 (0.33%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.33%) Lingo
9 2 (0.33%) C++
9 2 (0.33%) VB
9 2 (0.33%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 38 (6.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 31 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.11%) Degree
5 22 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.61%) PMI Certification
6 17 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.13%) PMP
8 12 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.99%) CCNA
10 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.66%) CCIE
12 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.33%) MCSE
12 2 (0.33%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
13 1 (0.16%) MCSA
13 1 (0.16%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.30%) SLA
2 8 (1.31%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.49%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.33%) XenApp
4 2 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
5 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (1.81%) SCCM
2 9 (1.48%) SCOM
3 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.16%) OpenView
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) SCSM
Vendors
1 83 (13.63%) Oracle
2 61 (10.02%) Microsoft
3 51 (8.37%) VMware
4 39 (6.40%) Citrix
5 35 (5.75%) Cisco
5 35 (5.75%) SAP
6 22 (3.61%) Remedy
7 20 (3.28%) IBM
8 19 (3.12%) HP
9 14 (2.30%) NetApp
10 13 (2.13%) EMC
10 13 (2.13%) Sun
11 12 (1.97%) Metastorm
12 11 (1.81%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.81%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.48%) Adobe
14 7 (1.15%) Northgate
15 6 (0.99%) Saba
15 6 (0.99%) Dell
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Glasgow
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Edinburgh
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London
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Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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