The table below looks at the statistics for the Transition 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 Transition Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transition Manager
Rank 452 492 513
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Transition Manager 166 98 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 72 41
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £332 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Transition Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Transition Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Transition Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Transition Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK.

Transition Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Transition Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Transition Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Transition Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Transition Manager within the UK.

Transition Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Transition 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 Transition Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +37 154 £425 -5.55% 16
London +22 61 £500 +5.26% 3
South East -9 33 £375 -11.76% 5
North West +11 25 £450 +32.35%
West Midlands -3 16 £363 -19.44% 6
Berkshire +23 13 £375 +13.63% 2
City of London +24 9 £500 +3.89%
Cheshire +11 9 £500 +31.57%
Hampshire -12 9 £360 +2.85% 1
Yorkshire +1 8 £400 -
Scotland +1 7 £410 -16.32%
West Yorkshire -5 7 £400 -
Manchester -8 7 £313 -
Reading +19 5 £475 +43.93%
South West -28 4 £450 - 1
Leeds 0 3 £400 -5.88%
Wiltshire - 3 £475 -
Bradford -3 2 £400 +0.94%
Surrey -7 2 £413 -2.94% 2
East of England - 2 £450 -
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 £385 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £475 -
Midlands - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -

Transition Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Transition 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 Transition Manager in their job title.

1 154 (54.80%) ITIL
2 89 (31.67%) Project Management
3 61 (21.71%) PRINCE2
4 59 (21.00%) Service Management
5 44 (15.66%) Security Cleared
6 41 (14.59%) Service Delivery
7 40 (14.23%) Transition Management
8 39 (13.88%) Change Management
9 36 (12.81%) Finance
10 33 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (9.61%) SC Cleared
12 26 (9.25%) Oracle
13 24 (8.54%) SAP
13 24 (8.54%) Telecoms
14 23 (8.19%) Migration
14 23 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (8.19%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (6.41%) Microsoft
16 16 (5.69%) Retail
17 15 (5.34%) MS Excel
17 15 (5.34%) ITIL V3
18 13 (4.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 13 (4.63%) Broadband
18 13 (4.63%) Internet
18 13 (4.63%) Six Sigma
18 13 (4.63%) DTV
18 13 (4.63%) Risk Management
19 12 (4.27%) Lean Six Sigma
20 11 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 11 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement

Transition Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Transition 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 Transition Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.85%) MS Project
3 3 (1.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.07%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.07%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.20%) SaaS
1 9 (3.20%) PaaS
2 8 (2.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.63%) Broadband
1 13 (4.63%) Internet
2 4 (1.42%) IP Telephony
2 4 (1.42%) VoIP
3 3 (1.07%) PPP
4 2 (0.71%) 3G
4 2 (0.71%) Intranet
4 2 (0.71%) Extranet
4 2 (0.71%) 4G
5 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.36%) LAN
5 1 (0.36%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Ant
1 3 (1.07%) Subversion
1 3 (1.07%) Maven
2 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.71%) PVCS
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 36 (12.81%) Finance
2 24 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.69%) Retail
4 11 (3.91%) Banking
5 6 (2.14%) Legal
6 5 (1.78%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) German Language
7 3 (1.07%) Law
7 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.36%) .NET
1 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.63%) DTV
2 8 (2.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.78%) PMI
4 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.36%) CMDB
5 1 (0.36%) FMCG
5 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.36%) User Experience
5 1 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.78%) UNIX
2 1 (0.36%) Windows
2 1 (0.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (54.80%) ITIL
2 89 (31.67%) Project Management
3 61 (21.71%) PRINCE2
4 59 (21.00%) Service Management
5 41 (14.59%) Service Delivery
6 40 (14.23%) Transition Management
7 39 (13.88%) Change Management
8 33 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (8.19%) Migration
9 23 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (5.34%) ITIL V3
11 13 (4.63%) Six Sigma
11 13 (4.63%) Risk Management
12 12 (4.27%) Lean Six Sigma
13 11 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (3.91%) PRINCE
14 10 (3.56%) Configuration Management
15 9 (3.20%) People Management
15 9 (3.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (3.20%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.42%) C
1 4 (1.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.19%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (4.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (2.85%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.14%) ISEB
8 6 (2.14%) Degree
9 5 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.42%) APMP
10 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.07%) PMP
12 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.91%) ISO 9001
1 11 (3.91%) SLA
2 8 (2.85%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) P3O
3 1 (0.36%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (9.25%) Oracle
2 24 (8.54%) SAP
3 18 (6.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.78%) Cisco
5 2 (0.71%) Sybase
5 2 (0.71%) Citrix
6 1 (0.36%) RightScale
6 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.36%) BMC
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
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