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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Manager
Rank 332 299 286
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Manager 310 318 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.64% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 192 214
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £310 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £25.75 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+7.29% -46.66%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -22 294 £425 - 78
London -29 125 £425 -5.81% 32
South East +1 73 £400 -3.03% 19
East of England +3 35 £438 +5.42% 7
Berkshire +19 29 £400 -5.88% 3
City of London +20 26 £435 -8.42% 11
Reading +21 15 £413 -8.33% 2
North West -16 15 £640 +60.00% 3
South West -30 15 £425 -15.00% 6
Slough +11 11 £400 -4.19%
Hertfordshire -3 11 £413 -8.43%
Bedfordshire -11 11 £500 - 4
West Midlands -4 10 £400 +8.47% 3
Hampshire -11 10 £450 +9.09% 2
Surrey -5 9 £381 +8.92% 3
Scotland -23 9 £347 +15.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £400 +23.07% 2
Oxfordshire +4 7 £375 -11.76% 5
Manchester -3 7 £725 +81.25% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 - 2
Yorkshire +8 6 £360 +17.07% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £425 +3.65% 2
East Sussex -3 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Birmingham +1 5 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes -4 4 £500 +53.84% 2
East Midlands -6 4 £375 -11.76%
Kent -7 4 £438 -7.89% 3
Luton -19 4 £625 - 2
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £375 -9.09%
West Yorkshire +7 3 £375 - 6

Technical Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 229 (37.12%) Project Management
2 168 (27.23%) PRINCE2
3 143 (23.18%) Finance
4 93 (15.07%) ITIL
5 90 (14.59%) Windows
6 78 (12.64%) Oracle
7 77 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (12.32%) Migration
9 70 (11.35%) Microsoft
10 53 (8.59%) Scrum
11 52 (8.43%) SQL
12 49 (7.94%) .NET
13 48 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 45 (7.29%) Banking
15 44 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (7.13%) Java
16 43 (6.97%) Change Management
17 39 (6.32%) Cisco
18 38 (6.16%) IBM
18 38 (6.16%) Service Delivery
19 37 (6.00%) Service Management
19 37 (6.00%) SharePoint
20 36 (5.83%) Telecoms
21 35 (5.67%) Degree
21 35 (5.67%) UNIX
22 32 (5.19%) Supplier Management
22 32 (5.19%) CRM
23 30 (4.86%) Linux
23 30 (4.86%) VMware
24 29 (4.70%) Risk Management

Technical Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.59%) Lync
3 14 (2.27%) CMS
4 10 (1.62%) IIS
5 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.65%) CICS
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.49%) Documentum
8 3 (0.49%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (4.70%) MS Project
2 27 (4.38%) MS Office
3 20 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.81%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.49%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Eikon
5 2 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.16%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.30%) SaaS
2 3 (0.49%) Office 365
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 AWS
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.08%) WAN
1 19 (3.08%) Internet
2 18 (2.92%) Firewall
3 12 (1.94%) LAN
4 10 (1.62%) MPLS
5 7 (1.13%) VPN
6 6 (0.97%) SAN
6 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.81%) VoIP
7 5 (0.81%) HTTP
8 4 (0.65%) PPP
8 4 (0.65%) BGP
8 4 (0.65%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (0.65%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.49%) Multicast
9 3 (0.49%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.49%) OSPF
9 3 (0.49%) DVB
9 3 (0.49%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (1.62%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.97%) DataStage
4 5 (0.81%) DB2
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.81%) MySQL
5 3 (0.49%) PowerCenter
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.16%) QlikView
7 1 (0.16%) EDMS
7 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.32%) JMeter
3 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.16%) XDoclet
4 1 (0.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.16%) Toad
4 1 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
General
1 143 (23.18%) Finance
2 45 (7.29%) Banking
3 36 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.38%) Marketing
5 21 (3.40%) Retail
6 20 (3.24%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.43%) Advertising
8 9 (1.46%) Back Office
9 8 (1.30%) Electronics
9 8 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.13%) Games
10 7 (1.13%) Billing
11 5 (0.81%) German Language
11 5 (0.81%) Front Office
12 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.65%) Publishing
13 3 (0.49%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.94%) .NET
2 26 (4.21%) HTML
3 15 (2.43%) Middleware
4 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.62%) Web Services
5 9 (1.46%) XML
6 8 (1.30%) CSS
6 8 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.97%) Apache Flex
7 6 (0.97%) SOAP
8 5 (0.81%) J2EE
9 3 (0.49%) JSP
9 3 (0.49%) EDI
9 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (0.49%) Spring
9 3 (0.49%) LAMP
9 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.32%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.32%) XMPP
10 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (2.43%) PMI
1 15 (2.43%) iSeries
2 14 (2.27%) NHS
2 14 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.62%) AS400
3 10 (1.62%) DTV
4 8 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.13%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.13%) Open Source
6 6 (0.97%) iPad
6 6 (0.97%) Clustering
7 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.65%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.65%) Online Games
8 4 (0.65%) FMCG
8 4 (0.65%) iPhone
8 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.59%) Windows
2 35 (5.67%) UNIX
3 30 (4.86%) Linux
4 29 (4.70%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.46%) Android
6 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.97%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.97%) Solaris
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.65%) AIX
10 3 (0.49%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.32%) SUSE
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (37.12%) Project Management
2 168 (27.23%) PRINCE2
3 93 (15.07%) ITIL
4 77 (12.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (12.32%) Migration
6 53 (8.59%) Scrum
7 44 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (6.97%) Change Management
9 38 (6.16%) Service Delivery
10 37 (6.00%) Service Management
11 32 (5.19%) CRM
11 32 (5.19%) Supplier Management
12 29 (4.70%) Risk Management
13 28 (4.54%) Workflow
13 28 (4.54%) PRINCE
14 26 (4.21%) Project Planning
15 24 (3.89%) Programme Management
16 20 (3.24%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.24%) Time Management
16 20 (3.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.43%) SQL
2 44 (7.13%) Java
3 15 (2.43%) PHP
4 10 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.46%) C#
6 8 (1.30%) Python
7 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.13%) C
8 6 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.65%) RPG
9 4 (0.65%) COBOL
10 3 (0.49%) Lingo
11 2 (0.32%) ABAP
11 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.32%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.16%) R
12 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.16%) VB6
12 1 (0.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 35 (5.67%) Degree
3 29 (4.70%) PMI Certification
4 28 (4.54%) Security Cleared
5 22 (3.57%) PMP
6 16 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.30%) CCNA
11 7 (1.13%) CCNP
12 5 (0.81%) APMP
13 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.49%) CCIE
14 3 (0.49%) ISEB
14 3 (0.49%) IBM Certification
15 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 1 (0.16%) CRISC
16 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.11%) QA
2 12 (1.94%) SLA
3 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) RosettaNet
4 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.65%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.49%) vSphere
4 3 (0.49%) GPFS
5 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.32%) XenApp
5 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.16%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (0.97%) SCCM
2 4 (0.65%) SCOM
2 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.49%) Control-M
3 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.32%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.16%) Sun Identity Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView
5 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 78 (12.64%) Oracle
2 70 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.32%) Cisco
4 38 (6.16%) IBM
5 30 (4.86%) VMware
6 29 (4.70%) Citrix
7 26 (4.21%) SAP
8 18 (2.92%) Metastorm
9 12 (1.94%) HP
10 11 (1.78%) NetApp
10 11 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.46%) Unica
11 9 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.30%) Informatica
12 8 (1.30%) Juniper
12 8 (1.30%) Remedy
13 7 (1.13%) Sybase
14 6 (0.97%) Cerner
14 6 (0.97%) BT
14 6 (0.97%) Blue Coat
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